-Experienced in many styles of photo shoots, content delivery, and gallery exhibitions.
-Magazine and online publications include National Geographic and George Eastman House Museum of Photography and Film.
-Proficient in the use of current photographic equipment and software. Possess necessary gear to light any environment, as well as the ability to work effectively with natural light.
-Maintain a friendly, professional attitude with clients and subjects.
2008- Present Freelance Photographer, NY (http://boristakespictures.com)
-Experienced in portrait, product, event, travel, and photojournalism shoots
Image City (imagecityphotographygallery.com), Rochester, NY, November 2011
Hogans Hideaway (hoganshideaway.com), Rochester, NY, 2010-present
Orange Glory Café, Rochester, NY, June 2011 and March 2012
Roam Café, Rochester, NY, January 2012
July 2011- Present Photographer/ Videographer (contractor)
City of Rochester (cityofrochester.gov)
-Provide creative still and video coverage of public ceremonies and other events for the Citys website, TV spots and other outlets.
October 2010- Present Production Assistant
WXXI Public Broadcasting, Rochester, NY (wxxi.org)
-Responsible for various TV and radio production duties, including operating cameras in-studio and on remote shoots, audio, graphics, set building, lighting.
July 2010- January 2012 Multimedia Specialist
George Eastman House Museum of Photography and Film,
Rochester, NY (www.eastmanhouse.org)
-Created audio, video and still image content for the museums magazine, website and other social media outlets.
-Taught audiovisual concepts and skills to elementary and middle school students in the museums summer camp programs.
BS with Honors in Communication/ Journalism,
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
-Member Deans List, 2007-2009, Overall GPA: 3.6
-Writer and photographer for Cardinal Courier, 2008-2009. Awarded first place in General Excellence by the New York State Press Association for college newspapers in 2008.
-Regularly featured in the Colleges Literary Magazine, The Angle
AS in Communication and Media Arts,
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
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