More than fifteen years ago, I began writing to complement some photos. Using this combination, I was able to earn my first, publication credit. My photography and writing credentials include technical, photographic articles; a martial arts article; numerous, research papers; finalist status in a national, photographic contest; and more than 200 articles in an online newspaper. My current status as contributor to the online newspaper requires that I supply photos for every article that I write. Some of my articles have photos and videos.
I am an independent contractor with myself as the sole employee. Using my 25+ years of photographic experience, I design brochures, book covers, flyers, websites (simple only), logos, banners, CD/DVD jackets, calendars, slide show presentations, edit videos, enhance photos, etc. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003.
I use extensively Photoshop CC (2014), Illustrator CC (2014), Acrobat XI, InDesign CC (2014), After Effects CC (2014), Audition CC (2014) and Premiere Pro CC (2014). I also use the Office 365 suite of Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
Since logos and banners are often uniquely associated with companies' reputations, I am willing to assign "all rights" to these graphic design types. However, the client should be prepared to pay proportionately for such rights; payments for "all rights" are always higher than licensing one-time rights.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
2001 - 2003
2004 - Present
Since my graduation from Barton College in 2003, I have been doing part-time and full-time work in photography, graphic design and writing.
Darkroom & Computer Lab Attendant
2001 - 2003
As a Barton College darkroom attendant I added to my already extensive knowledge of film developing and printing. As a computer lab attendant, I gained valuable insight into digital photography.
1996 - 1998
Doing photography part-time, I attempted to license my extensive, stock photos.
1981 - 1983
While having a full-time position not related to photography or the arts; I photographed high school graduates on a part-time basis for this company.
Using Elance's system, I will accept payments. I will accept either Elance Escrow or Elance's Work View.
Oakland Auto, Owner
I designed a smog check coupon.