~ Highly experienced and quality-driven Portrait Photographer/Manager eager to contribute significant technical expertise, a sharp eye for detail, and creativity toward supporting a dynamic studio in optimizing bottom-line performance. ~
Proficiency in using a broad scope of professional camera equipment, lenses, filters, lighting, and photographic enhancing tools.
Equally skilled in using digital technology as well as traditional 35mm film cameras.
Extensive experience with long roll cameras, MP4 copy cameras, 4x5 photographic equipment, and including Hasselblad and Mamiya RB series.
Leverage outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to apply corrective posing with subjects for both head and shoulder to full-length portraits.
Excel in black & white and color darkroom processing, matting and framing pictures, and using the latest computer programs to enhance and modify digital images.
Able to train, mentor, coach, direct and motivate staff in candid photography and portraiture work.
Creative Photography, Inc., Newport News, VA, 1981 to Present
Owner & Photographer
Spearhead daily business operations inclusive of appointment scheduling, customer relations, advertising, purchasing and maintaining equipment, and all photography.
Exhibit considerable flexibility in performing executive portraiture, sports photography, and capturing photographs for annual reports, magazines, publications, advertisements, and events such as civic community award programs, non-profit fund raisers, parties, celebrations, and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
Meticulously analyze and strategically retouch portraits and other photographic images using Adobe Photoshop and perform all copy and restoration work.
Design and manage layout of custom offset printed photo albums.
Performed advertising photography for wide-ranging commercial client base including food product industry.
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity with a portrait studio and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you a seasoned background in portrait photography, well-developed customer relations expertise, solid training and management experience, and exceptional strengths in both 35mm and digital photography. To complement these qualifications, I offer exemplary organizational, multi-tasking, scheduling, and prioritization skills which are essential in portrait photography.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance, creativity, integrity, dedication and initiative. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of organization>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed. The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
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