I began my studies in the art and technique of photography in 2005 continuing an education in photojournalism two years later. I have been working full-time in photography since 2008 adding video into my media palette a year later. I experiment with multi-media story-telling. My inspiration comes from sources such as Media Storm, The Digital Naturalist and Talking Eyes Media. I actively search for and pursue opportunities to learn and grow in multi-media story-telling.
August 2012 – present: Interning at Phoenix Magazine producing multi-media content used to enhance and add to the monthly print publication. Tools used include photography, video and digital publishing. Intermediate skill acquired in Adobe CS6 software including Premiere Pro, InDesign, Digital Publishing Suite and Edge Animate.
January 2012 – present: Associate Producer and Web Designer with Homegrown Media in Gilbert, AZ. Responsible for the production of multi-media promotional video for local businesses, community projects and college recruitment videos. Responsibilities include commercial photography, social media correspondence, project planning and camera operations. Tools used include Canon 5D Mark II, Photoshop, LightRoom, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Twitter and Facebook. Visit http://HomegrownAZ.com for more information.
October 2011 – present: Full-time freelance photographer and videographer producing individual stories, which capture the imagination through portraiture, photo essays and video. Responsibilities include daily business management, promotion, video, photography, editing and production. Tools used include Canon 5D Mark II, studio lighting, Photoshop, LightRoom, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
October 2007 – October 2011: Customer Service Specialist in the rental department at Tempe Camera Repairs, Tempe, AZ. Offering technical assistance and recommendations on equipment used for photo and video productions based on customer’s desired outcome for their project. Responsibilities include testing and cleaning equipment, product knowledge and communication skills.
October 2005 – May 2007: Photojournalist for The FlorAla Student News Paper at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. Projects included photography of campus events, stories and photo essays for student-run publication. Tools used included Nikon DSLR and film cameras, dark room processing and printing, editing with Photoshop and writing captions.
2005 – 2007: Photographer’s Assistant for Robert Rausch of GAS Studios in Tuscumbia, AL. Job duties included assisting with strobe lighting set ups, light modifiers, equipment maintenance and camera equipment for fashion/editorial photography.
January 2009 – December 2012: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.
I will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a concentration in Digital Media. Studies included photojournalism, video production and editing, web design, social media and the ethics and business of journalism.
Photography: Knowledgeable in both Canon and Nikon digital systems, 35mm, medium and large format film and printing. Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge.
Video: Canon camera systems including the 7D, 5D Mark ii and XH-A1. Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro.
The Cronkite Journal
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Gaunitz Hair Solutions
References available upon request.