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Skills Summary:

  • 20+ years of photography assisting experience
  • 15 years of experience serving as a Staff Photographer’s Photo Assistant at Sports Illustrated providing lighting and remote camera support (independent contractor)
  • Possess expert-level knowledge of arena lighting for NBA and NHL game action
  • Highly skilled in using both Pocket Wizards and Flash Wizard II’s to sync multiple wireless remote cameras to strobes and/or use with available light
  • Extensive experience working as an Assistant to several photographers who shoot a very wide range of subjects including automotive, fashion/lifestyle, product, food, portraits, still life, stock, and sports
  • Worked on over 300+ portraits of professional athletes, actors, and celebrities
  • Extensive travel experience

Work Experience:

Sports Illustrated (New York, NY)                       2000 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • Served as a Lighting and Remote Camera Tech and provided technical assistance to Sports Illustrated staff photographers at NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, NCAA games as well as various portrait and feature stories
  • NCAA Basketball Final Four, Arena Lighting and Remote Camera Tech (2002-2006, 2012-2015, 2017)
  • NBA Playoffs and Finals, Arena Lighting and Remote Camera Tech (2002-2005, 2008-2013)
  • Portrait and Feature Story Assisting (2000-2017)
  • NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL Regular Season (2000-2017)
  • Served as a Lighting and Remote Camera Tech to 10 NCAA Final Fours and 10 NBA Finals
  • Served as a Remote Camera Tech to 2 Olympics, London and Sochi

Kohjiro Kinno (Orange County, CA)                      2012 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • Provided lighting and tech support as well as general photography assistance on corporate and editorial assignments photographing portraits, and commercial lifestyle and product (Clients included: Sports Illustrated, Adidas/Cobra Golf, Scotty Cameron etc.)

Ken West (San Diego, CA)                                     2014 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • Provided lighting and tech support as well as general photography assistance on numerous corporate and environmental portraits, and commercial still life projects (Clients included: Sharp Healthcare, Breg, WD40 etc.)

Don Diaz (San Diego/Los Angeles, CA)                 2015 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • Provided lighting and tech support as well as general photography assistance on numerous commercial lifestyle, product, and portrait projects (Clients included: Disneyland, Munchkin, Sketchers, and Capri Sun etc.)

USA Today Sports (Tyson’s Corner, VA)                  2016 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • NCAA Basketball Final Four, Remote Camera Tech (2016, 2018-2019)
  • NFL Super Bowl, Remote Camera Tech (2018-2020)
  • College Football Playoff National Championship (2019-2020)

Gary Copeland (Los Angeles, CA)                          2017 – Present
Photographers’ Assistant

  • Provided lighting and tech support as well as general photography assistance on numerous commercial lifestyle product projects (Clients included: T-Mobile, Intel, Tile etc.)

CBS Broadcasting (Los Angeles, CA)                     2018 – Present
Photographer’s Assistant

  • Provided lighting and tech support as well as general photography assistance on numerous portraits of cast members of CBS Television (Criminal Minds, Magnum PI, Bob ♡ Abishola, Tough As Nails etc)

Education and Training:

Associate Degree, Photography, San Diego City College (San Diego, CA)

References:

John McDonough (Sports Illustrated Photographer)
(760) 942-2717

Ken West (Freelance Commercial/Advertising Photographer)
(619) 895-0301

Don Diaz (Freelance Commercial/Advertising Photographer)
(858) 386-3393