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Interest

  • Diving: I love meeting interesting people and exploring the beauty of the underwater world as a PADI Open Water Diver
  • Travel: I traveled over 90 countries and areas, through Europe, Asia and South America, Central America, Africa and Antarctica
  • Panoramic Photography: As a leader of the local photo club teaching the beauty of photography - I own both 6:17 Panoramic film camera and 35mm Canon Film and Digital SLR cameras with L-series lenses and Medium/Large format lenses 
  • Exhibitions: Organized several photo exhibitions in Hungary for educational purposes
  • Nature Photography: I am fond of hiking with friends and all kind of nature photography, also love visiting Art and Photo galleries

Summary

    I am a creative and proactive leader with over 6 years experience in the photography industry in management roles with some of the large US companies in the hospitality/travel/photo industry. I have experience not only in team management, and over 8 yrs in sales, but also in the development and execution of marketing and advertising programs and projects. Along with my leadership and management abilities, I possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and values necessary to make immediate, and long term contributions for any growth oriented mid to large size company. 

Work experience

Feb 2010Present

Event Photographer

California Academy of Sciences, SharpShooter Imaging
Jan 2008Sep 2009

Photo Manager - Norwegian Star

Trans-Ocean Photos, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Managed all aspects of the versatile responsibilities to 8 employees in the luxury ship's photo operation and conducted an effective performance appraisal
  • Provided innovative solutions in the business environment requiring improvisational thinking
  • Developed marketing collateral and promotions for the own and other departments raising overall revenue despite the recession hit travel business
  • Performed weekly analysis and reports distributed to head offices and revenue meetings and entrusted with sensitive information pertaining to operational data
  • Researched and coordinated new photo freestyle idea launches and participated in the "refreshment" of classic portraiture 
  • Maintained the high standards in Wedding, studio portraits food and event photography and produced over the company standard touch ups and quality photo restorations
  • Worked diligently and efficiently for long hours (often 12+ 7 days a week) while meeting deadlines and keeping loyalty and stability with the employing companies
Feb 2007Nov 2007

Photo Manager - Norwegian Majesty

Norwegian Cruise Line, Trans-Ocean Photos
  • Managed all aspects of the photo operation and the responsibilities to employees and worked under tight schedules in a fast paced environment
  • Quickly learnt proficiency in all responsibilities including: uniforms, scheduling and training staff members
  • Substantially contributed to the development of the Bermuda photo tours
  • Designed and Implemented the new panoramic scenic collection as member of the creative team
  • Contributed to the development of brand and product marketing and analyzed store retail and stock monitoring
Oct 2005Dec 2006

Photo Manager - Marco Polo

Orient Lines, Trans-Ocean Photos
  • Created photography workshops and gave presentations improving business productivity by 20% and contributed to expedition team work in the Antarctic operations led by Peter Hillary
  • Authored and released expedition DVDs to quality destinations  such as Antarctica and Africa
  • Received Employee of the month award due to the outstanding work performance given to the company high class clientele
  • Designed and printed advertisements and coupons by Photoshop for the photo department increasing sales by daily specials - together with the senior creative team
Jan 2002Aug 2005

Asstnt. Photo Manager - Norwegian Star

Norwegian Cruise Line, Trans-Ocean Photos
  • Oversaw the duties of lab and environmental operations to be in compliance with NCL standards
  • Assumed day-to-day operations of team while Team leader was absent
  • Developed relationships with several revenue department to create common revenue generating processes and cross promotions
  • Designed and executed of the Fanning Island Photo safaris  - received the Employee of the month award for the increased $5,000/month sales made on this idea over a year
Oct 2000Sep 2001

Sr. Photo Technician

Renaissance Cruise Line, Trans-Ocean Photos
  • Developed people oriented and strong teamwork attitude and interacted daily with customers via phone, chat and e-mail
  • Familiarized printing on Konica digital photo labs and fulfilled duties as a printer, photographer and a photo salesman
  • Provided technical and legal customer care in a 5 star luxury environment and executed the responsible job of cash control
Sep 1999May 2000

Biology Teacher

St Laszlo Secondary School
  •  Taught biology at high school level, helping students to reach their goals at biological and medical fields further at universities (as biologists, dentists and GPs)

References

Liam S. Collins

Mik Gardini

James Hind

Portfolio

Education

Sep 1995May 2000

Translator Degree

Debrecen University

Skills

Hungarian language
Sales
Reached company and corporate sales goals
Communication
Worked with teammates, co-workers and clients in a friendly and professional way.
Teamwork
Worked effectively in a team and as a leader of a 8 men team toward a common goal.
PC and Mac platforms
Lightroom
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Photoshop