EXPERIENCE

Freelance Photographer

San Diego, California: January 2016 to Present

Working freelance for local San Diego publications including The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Star-News Chula Vista, & The East County Californian. Photos have been published in several major newspapers outside of San Diego: The Fresno Bee, The Arizona Daily Star, The Mercury News. 

  • The Associated Press has published photos of Chadd's from MLB games, NCAA basketball, and the funeral of slain SDPD Ofc. Jonathan De Guzman. 

Photo Intern, The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego, California: August 2015 to December 2015

Photo intern tasked with learning the workflow of a modern newsroom and observing the photography staff as they go about their jobs. Given individual assignments to judge the quality of work presented and submitting within deadlines.

  • Learned to publish photos for online galleries and print via Ellington and undergoing training in NewsGate 3.0 for the Tribune Co.
  • Experienced a wide gamut of photography tasks including: professional sports, high school sports, press conferences, music, food, portraiture and aviation

 

Senior Staff Photographer, The Daily Aztec

San Diego, California: September 2014 to December 2015

Reliable and dedicated photographer that was promoted to the ‘Senior Staff’ position after less than four months of work. Responsible for covering events across campus, including news, sports, entertainment and features.

  • Gained experience in photographing baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer and volleyball at the college level
  • Live-update photography via social media: Collaboration with DA Sports to provide images of SDSU Football and Basketball during game time

SKILLS

  • Intimate knowledge of sports at all levels of play
  • Highly proficient with Windows and OSX operating systems
  • Extensive use of Adobe products including: Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, & Premiere Pro
  • Familiar with operating DSLR still and video equipment
  • Adept in all major social media platforms: Posted to and maintained Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for San Diego Union-Tribune Photography

EDUCATION

San Diego State University

BA, Journalism with Emphasis in Media Studies: August 2011 to December 2015