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Work experience

Jan 2006Present


Pure Light Images

Plan photography of events for maximum coverage and best results (weddings, conferences, parties) from preparation to end, shoot all aspects of the day including formals, candids and details in variety of locations and different light levels; coordinate with clients, venue and other vendors to create best photography possible during the day.

Aug 1999Jan 2010

Staff Photographer

The Gazette

Shot full range of news, features, sports and advertising assignments for 10 weeklies in suburban Washington, D.C. with a combined circulation of 500,000; gathered information for photo captions and obtained permission for use when appropriate, processed, toned and input digital images into appropriate server; printed proofs of images and captions for editors' perusal, maintained digital archives of all images on CD, uploaded selected images to website for reader purchase, tracked and reported expenses incurred during work-related travel, acted as liaison between news organization and readership while in the field, troubleshot problem photo assignments to successful resolution, proposed story ideas to editors.

May 2003Jun 2003

Contract Photographer

America 24/7

Was one of only 20 contract photographers in Maryland chosen to photograph a full week of local life throughout the state.  Developed nine different story ideas to photograph over the course of one week to document life in Maryland for a national book project, planned shooting schedule, coordinated times with subjects and obtained permission to photograph when appropriate, gathered information for photo captions and obtained signatures for model releases, edited approximately 2500 images down to 97 for submission, uploaded images to FTP site for final review.

Mar 1998Aug 1999

Photo Editor

Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan

Shot full range of news, feature and sports assignments for one-person photo department, gathered information for photo captions, processed, edited and scanned images for publication, established reprint policies for outside publication use, processed reprint orders, initiated and designed website’s photo gallery and contributed revolving material, contributed story ideas during daily staff meetings, ordered photo/darkroom supplies, mixed chemistry, filed negatives and maintained archive.



Microsoft Office
Digital Photography
I've been shooting with Nikon digital equipment daily since 2001.
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop CS2-3