Seeking a challenging and rewarding position as Lead Photographer
with a respected company that will utilize my experiences.
Summary of Qualifications
Internationally published photographer with over ••••• years of experience in fashion, portrait, commercial, catalog, and editorial.
Experienced in sales, merchandising, marketing, and staff development.
Strong knowledge of both film and digital equipment and process.
Highly skilled in working with ambient light and studio strobes.
Fluent in both Mac and PC.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
Flexible and able to work independently and collaboratively.
••••• - Present: Lead Photographer of ••••• Foto
Responsible for day to day operations of running a photography business.
Hire and train assistant photographers, grips, and make up & hair stylists to perform at their highest potential.
Extended experience in art direction, pre & postproduction, editing, and staff management.
Accustomed to working in fast faced, high volume environment under all weather and lighting conditions.
Exclusive photographer to 2 lifestyle publications that solely relied on my work from cover to cover. ••••• ••••• - •••••: Sales Manager of Pan Pacific Camera
Responsible for managing a staff of ••••• salespeople in a highly competitive atmosphere.
Handle all the customer services calls for my department.
Orchestrate and execute weekly sales meetings to introduce new products and displays, implement incentives to increase sales, and bring in new clients.
Delegate responsibilities that play to the strength of each team member.
Represent the company for all conventions and P.R. functions.
••••• - •••••: Sales Associate at Gaysons Camera
Top salesman in commissioned earnings for three straight years.
Responsible for inventory, product display, and order placement.
Cal State Long Beach ••••• - ••••• Major: Psychology
Glendale College •••••••••• General Studies
Volunteer Head Football Coach of the ••••• Los Angeles City Youth Football Champions.
Volunteer elementary school Head Track Coach that produced winners at the Jesse Owens Games for two consecutive years.
Director of photography for Ford Supermodel of the World TV show.
Actor as Bill in a CBS After School Special American Eyes.