After picking up my first camera in 8th grade I wanted to show the world what my friends and I were doing on the weekends. Documenting action sports such as mountain biking and skateboarding gave me a background in capturing fast paced motion. This translated into shooting all types of sports related material. Whether it was a portrait, product, or shooting a video, my interest in action and photography go hand in hand. After diving deeper into the world of photography I grew a strong interest in lighting and Photoshop.
Goal: To gain knowledge in advertising photography by assisting commercial photographers.
Experience: -Photographer for over 4 years -Advanced knowledge in Photoshop, Lightroom, Phocus, Capture One, Final Cut Pro, and After Effects -Advanced photo compositing skills -Work with strobe/continuous lighting and various light modifiers -Social media and marketing -Digital tech skills -Photorealistic CGI rendering -Video production and directing -Freelance photographer for the Cary News documenting high school sporting events
Awards received: -First place winner in PDN’s “The Shot” 2011 contest for the amateur section -President of the photography club for two years at Athens Drive High School, Raleigh, NC
Special traits: -Athlete for many years and experience in various sports -DJ and event promotion skills -Able to travel easily/lightly and have a passport -Owner of a Jeep Commander, capable of holding a large amount of gear and equipment