Seasoned Photographer and Retouch Artist with more than 20 years of experience.
Excellent visual and verbal communication skills. Great with people and problem solving. Helping businesses and individuals communicate through digital media and photography to their audience.
Teaching the art of digital photography to the next generation. Proficient in Photoshop and creative concepts. Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence.
Photographed a wide range of personalities and local businesses for community event pages and articles. Rockford Living Magazine is a yearly publication that expands 50,000+ readers.
Call and consult with various business owners and give direction of how to communicate to the public. Help define their message in visual form: what, how, who, etc.
PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE 1994-
* Great people skills: worked with all types of personalities and situations
* Diversity: Events, families, babies, graduation, wedding, commercial, magazine, products, etc.
* Consultation Planning: Eye for composition, color & design
* Photographed radio personalities and published authors as well as a wide range of local businesses, community leaders, etc.
PHOTOSHOP EXPERIENCE 1999- 2015 current
* Designed business cards, brochures, baby announcements, graduation invitations, etc.
* Enhance features, color, detail in shadows & highlights
* Adding or removing color, removing unwanted items
* Vigneting edges- placing emphasis on main subjects
* Skin retouching- blemishes, skin tones,wrinkles, and boy contouring
* Advanced techniques- combining layers & text, etc. (extending edges)
* Color tinting
SPEAKING, WRITING & TEACHING
* Taught Rockford & Sparta High
School interns 2005-2014
* Spoke on Ave Maria radio, Detroit, MI with Al Kresta 2012
* Spoke on Faith Talk Radio 1500AM Detroit, MI 2012
* Taught group and individual classes the basics of Photography & PhotoShop 2006-2013
* Spoke on Take Five program for WZZM tv channel 13- photography tips 2010
* Toastmasters: Speaking training 2003-2009
* Taught the art of photography to local schools 2007-2009
Sparta High School 2005-2009, Cedar Springs High School & Rockford Elementary School
PPWM- Professional Photographers of West Michigan 1998
* Photographic competition
Stories from the Vine- writing contest 2011
Rockford Sweetheart Splash Polar Plunge 2011 winner
* YouTube: Testimony of my story with photographs
Publisher: Rockford Advertising- magazine covers & photo essays
* Publisher: One Life- Photograph in published book
* Self Published “Discovery through the eyes
of children” 2010
* Self Published several Greeting card
* Publisher: Gemini- Grand Rapids Family
Magazine – cover 2001, 2003
* TV8 Gerry Barnaby- news featured photographer 2001
Mt. Hope Bible Training Institute 2010-2011
Spectrum Health volunteer Maria Bierschb 2011
Evangelism volunteer booth- Michael Derusha 2011
TCT.tv – phone volunteer 2009-2013
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