Photographer
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Location: Concord, CA, USA
School: Academy of Art University
Field of study: Bachelors of Arts Photography

Photographer

Photography & Illustration Skills: Produced portfolios, knowledge of DSLR cameras, creation of photographic concepts and design, freelance illustrator, experienced use of natural lighting and strobe
Clerical: Filed paperwork both electronically and physically, Used photocopier machine, Knowledge of desktop and laptops

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Minds, Youtube, and others., Knowledge of appropriate hashtag usage, ability to create catchy headlines & tweets, writing , some SEO knowledge.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Windows, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe CS4-6/CC, Adobe Bridge, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, General retouching skills including; Curves & Levels, Layer adjustments, Masking, Master files, Skin retouching, Compositing, FileZilla, PBA's Private Website Cataloging Program, Live Auctioneers

College Education

Academy Art University August 2010- May 2016
Achieved Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Photography at Academy of Art University

Southside Virginia Community College May 2007-2009
Attained An Associates in Science Degree with a Specialization of Administration of Justice


Work Experience

Photographer at PBA Galleries in San Francisco CA
Photographer Oct 2016-Nov 2019

Photographed images for catalog (200-400+ images daily).
Edited images for catalog (25 images per 15 minutes) in Photoshop.
Proficient with Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom workflow systems.
Oversaw Lightroom catalog  of nearly 300k images.
Still life commercial photographs of rare books, maps, comic books, fountain collectible pens, golf ephemera, historical documents, large volume books, and other rare materials for auction.
Photographed large items such as maps, posters and other rolled items for auction.
Photographed requested imagery & tended to client requests for additional images of items to be auctioned.
Photographed & processed photos for social media and marketing use.
Used Alien-Bees strobe equipment to ensure even lighting for catalog images.
Met high-content deadlines every two weeks for catalog publishing.
Up-kept company website via WordPress. 
Utilized FTP uploading, SAM auctioneering website, Live Auctioneers website.
Clerked Live Auctioneer & proxy bidder for online auctioneering during live streamed events.
Set up streaming equipment for live auctions.
Itemized and tagged items for auction via manual inventory system.
Trained new photographer in day-to-day business at PBA Galleries.


Freelance Photographer & Retoucher for Weise Imagery
Freelance Photographer August 2010-Current
Shoots photographs for various events in the bay area, such as animation conventions.
Retouches and restores photographs for clients
Daily use of social media networks, hashtags, social media networking, some SEO knowledge.
Knowledge of personal marketing one's artwork on social media.
Published in ctrlaltdefeat.me in their October edition of 2011.
Created & Produced professional portfolio.


PK Art & Floral Design
Floral Assistant May 2010
Arranged, cut and designed flower displays
Catering; cheese plates, prosciutto wraps, etc.
Went to San Jose, CA to set up flower arrangements for business conference
Delivered catering to San Francisco Public Library for the 38th Anniversary Exhibition of Hand Bookbinders of California

Southside Virginia Community College
Teaching Assistant May 20098-August 2009
Critiqued, graded, and proof read student essays for both developmental and high level English
Used desktop and laptop computers on daily basis
Used programs such as Blackboard and Microsoft Office to create syllabus and objectives for students
General errands for professors such as Xeroxing, mailing and sending letters, paper filling

Publications
Photography
------------ - PHOTOS: 24 HOURS IN SAN FRANCISCO Dec. 17, 2014
ctrlaltdefeat.me- the horror issue Oct. 2011

Art Shows
Photography
Attended & Submitted Portfolio to the Spring 2016 Art Show at AAU May. 2016

Awards
Photography
Daily Feature on ------------ - Concord Hills Jan. 1, 2015