My Life Story in a Cheesy Nutshell
I have always loved photography; however my parents had other plans for me. Running the family restaurant was what they envisioned for me. I was skeptical about the idea of making a career in the field of photography so I started my college years majoring in computer graphics. I slowly turned back to my passion for photography and took up every class offered. I heard rumors of another nearby college loaning out studio equipment so I quickly transferred and took up some additional classes and also joined the schools newspaper. I have been stuck on photography and video production ever since. Whether it be commercial, fashion, journalism, editorial or product based, I’m hooked and put everything I’ve got into it.
Mt. San Antonio Community College General Ed and Computer Graphics Courses including Photography and Studio Lighting Classes. Chaffey College Continued mastering my skills and techniques in studio lighting, commercial photography and journalism.
Past Work Experience
• 2010-present — Questus
Title — Photography & Video Content Specialist
Duties — The all mighty man behind the myth “More to come soon!”
• 2009-2010 Outdoor Channel — Fisher’s ATV World
Title — Camera Operator and Photographer
Duties — Filmed and Photographed a number of episodes and marketing campaigns, including both Action and Studio work.
• 2005-2009 Transworld Media — Quad Off-Road Magazine
Title — Photographer
Duties — Photographed a large portion of the magazine, shooting everything from products in the studio to posters with models including in field, action, editorial and adventure pieces. I also maintained the magazine website and managed all incoming photographs and worked with our production department on overseeing color correction.
• 2005-2007 Company of the Americas — Dirt Ind. & Sand Ind. Magazines
Title — Editor
Duties — Planned out each issue and handed out assignments to contributors and other staffers. Photographed and wrote technical and editorial articles along with worked on page layout and design with our art directors.
• 2000-2005 — Global Spin Media — Threshold Skateboarding Magazine
Title — Director of Media
Duties — Photographed studio and on location assignments also built and maintained the company website and worked on color correcting and magazine artwork and editorial layouts.
• 2003-2005 — Platinum Global Inc. — Sand Addiction Magazine
Title — Photographer
Duties — Photographed studio and on location assignments also built and maintained the company website. I was also in charge of a large amount of ad design and page layout and color correcting for print.
• 2003-2004 served four semesters at Chaffey College Newspaper — The Breeze
Titles — Staff Photographer and Photo Editor
Duties — Photograph news events including sports and editorial pieces. I also did page layout, web design and color correcting of photographs for print.
Credits and Awards — Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) state and regional conference awards and honorable mentions for news and sport photos in journalism.
Past 11 years my most recent clients include: Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat, Kymco, Carlisle, Hinson Racing, SRH Clothing, Spy Optics, Utopia, Sobe, Rockstar, Traxxas and many more.
Digital Bodies: Nikon D3 and D2x bodies with various lenses ranging from a fisheye to 300mm.
Film Bodies: Hasselblad 500c/m, Mamiya RZ67 medium format and Nikon F5 35mm.
Lighting: Speedotron Packs and Heads for in studio lighting, Elinchrom Ranger battery powered strobes for in the field lighting along with various Quantom Qflashes and Nikon speedlights. I also have collection of Arri Fresnel and Arrisoft 2000 hot lights ideal for video production lighting and still life photography.
Video: Nikon DSLR Video rigs, Sony HVR-Z7U HDV1080p video camera and a PDX10 DV-CAM with various XLR-8 microphone set ups.
Whether it be photography, videography or computer graphics I have always been able to get very high quality results. I am good at both studio or location photography and can shoot high speed action shots as well as studio static shots.