I am an Ottawa Photographer with a passion for art, including painting, drawing, dance, graphic design, and mainly photography. I graduated from the 2 year Photography Diploma Program at Algonquin College , and have specialized in portraiture ever since. I run a small studio out of my house and concentrate on building modelling portfolios. if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Biography: RESUME: OBJECTIVES: To create and enjoy a positive work experience using photographic knowledge in a passion driven career. QUALITIES: Fast learner, patient, works well with others as well as by myself, punctual, reliable, hard working, self motivated, enthusiastic, mature, computer literate, confident in my: knowledge of photography, studio background, and wide range of Adobe programs including: Photoshop CS, Corel/Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Flash MX, Macromedia Director, ACDsee, and Phase One technology including C1 pro. RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: 2005: Prestige Canadian Fashion Magazine Photographer, Ottawa Ontario • Set up and modified lighting • Photographed models/stars at different locations for feature articles, including Catherine Clark • Edited photos for publishing 2005: Zoom2Events Photographer’s Assistant • Downloaded images from memory card and ran two slideshows for picture viewing • Sold customized portraits at hockey tournaments and printed images onsite • Corrected images visually and using info palette 2004: CFL Fantasy Experience Photographer for Greycup 2004, in Ottawa. Recorded the event on digital capture to be distributed to guests • Photographed the interaction of CFL superstars and their fans using a Nikon D70 • Met deadlines; captured, downloaded, edited and delivered final images 2004: First Year Photography Student Mentor • Answered questions and communicated with first year Photography students in a school and outside of school environment 2004: Freelance Family Portrait Photographer • Created poses, expressions, and various backgrounds • Photographed in several different locations • Used ambient, Metz flash, and on camera flash • Shot posed as well as candid and photojournalism style photographs 2004: Graphic Design Collaboration Collaborated with a graphic design team to produce a brochure for the 2004 Blues festival in Ottawa, Ontario. • Generated ad ideas and created multiple lighting situations • Communicated with the graphic designers • Digitally produced the final image for the brochure in both greyscale and colour • Worked to camera layout and digitally colourized 2003-current: Modeling Portfolios Created several varied images for modeling portfolios. • Designed interesting varied model poses and themes • Worked with studio tungsten, flash, speedatron and ambient light • Chose from hundreds of photographs to produce the final 20 images to be displayed • Used digital and traditional film capture and printed in a black and white darkroom as well as manipulated photographs with Adobe Photoshop • Edited backgrounds, colour balanced using hue and saturation, curves, colour balance, photo retouched, removed scratches and blemishes and applied Photoshop filters such as Gaussian blur, unsharp mask, etc. VOLUNTEER WORK: 2005: Westside Studio, Toronto Ontario •Assisted several photographers with in studio and on location shoots ranging from Swiss Chalet and Bell Canada to lawn care. • Helped with model casting • Made business telephone calls on behalf of Westside • Stuffed portfolios 2002-2003: The Canadian Health & Squash Club Daycare, Ottawa Ontario • Responsible for up to 20 kids between the ages of 3 months and 9 years old • Worked with others as well as individually EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: 2005: The Ottawa Artbank 2005: CrazyQuilters e-magazine, April 2005 2005: http://www.quantum-leap-strategies.com/photo_contest/photo_contest_butterflies.html, June 2006: Prestige Canadian Fashion Magazine, February 2006: www.hype1.com , February Education: -2 year Photography program diploma, Algonquin College -Runway makeup and television styling certificate program, Algonquin College -72 hour Barbizon modeling and makeup techniques course -Graduated A.Y. Jackson High School with honours. References available upon request.
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