EMAIL        Phone: (704) 451-7572

CV  |  EXPERIENCE

I’ve had the great fortune to work for highly innovative companies. Visionary and consistently ahead of their time. Continuing in that vein, I am interested in working with people who understand the importance of integrity, collaboration, creative exploration and exploring new paradigms in business & thought.  I am based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but always interested in travel.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Natural light environmental portraits, aerial & landscape photography.

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, storyboarding, content planning , market research, talent casting, location scouting, organizational, logistical, expenses. 

  • PHOTO EDITING:  Curation and management of photo collections; photo digital compositing; image research; retouching and color-correction of high-resolution photography.

SEAN BUSHER IMAGERY    (March 2018-Present)

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Client communication, pricing, talent casting, location scouting, organizational, logistical planning, social media.

  • PHOTO EDITING:  Retouching and color-correction of high-resolution photography, desktop and online management of photo assets; photo digital compositing.

DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC    (September 2017-Sept 2019)

  • FIELD PRODUCER (Season 3 & 4):  location scouting, location manager, logistics & organization for episodes of the national PBS show 'David Holt's State of Music'.

AERIAL FILMWORKS  |  GEO1    (2010-July 2017)

Aerial Filmworks evolved out of Ron Chapple Photography when the photography business model was changing dramatically due to the internet.  At Aerial Filmworks, I expanded my skills greatly with aerial, time-lapse and panoramic photography, digital mapping, an interactive project with the Grand Canyon National Park, and a documentary project for the Badlands National Park. GEO1, started in 2014, is an offshoot of Aerial Filmworks which deals primarily with aerial surveys.  

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Landscape, aerial, time-lapse and electrical survey projects.

  • DIGITAL MAPPING:  Analyzing client data for job quotes, and preparation for use in GEO+ camera overlay. Converting and editing

    camera GPS metadata for video editing and client deliverables.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Geo1 Survey projects):  Flight logistics, digital asset management, ground support, directing crew in

    helicopter for survey work, editing photographs, and exporting RED 6K frames for client deliverables.

  • Oversaw development of interactive moving map synchronized with video.

  • Social Media management.

  • FootageQuest.com: Assisted with planning & development of FootageQuest stock footage website.

RON CHAPPLE PHOTOGRAPHY    (1997-July 2017)

Ron Chapple Photography was a world leader in commercial stock photography for 25+ years. Working at RCP, I gained excellent knowledge and experience in virtually every aspect of the business, from retouching and digital illustration, to photographing and producing large scale shoots. 

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, storyboarding, content planning , market research, talent casting, location scouting, expenses.     

  • SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR:  Edited 17,000+ stock image collection (Iofoto). Managed 40+ worldwide distributors.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Commercial Lifestyle Stock.

  • Digital Photo Compositing, retouching and color-correction of high-resolution photography.

  • DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT:  Cataloging, backup, file naming protocol, keywording and metadata of media.

  • Thinkstock.com:  Assisted with planning & development of Thinkstock stock imagery website (now Getty owned).

  • Managed team of color correctors & retouchers.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK:  Accessibility Project   (2008-2009)

Photography & mapping for Grand Canyon National Park accessibility project. Shot panoramic photographs hiking from the North to the South Rim, and created a Google Earth interactive tour map and video for the park.   Narrated Google Earth Tour

'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS'  Documentary   (2012-2013)

Director of Photography & Time-Lapse Photographer for Badlands National Park Visitors Center documentary.

'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS' Trailer

DANCE UNDER THE CITY SOUNDS  (2014)

Collaboration with contemporary dance company Baran Dance, and musical duo Bless These Sounds Under the City. Created a multimedia presentation (photographs and footage) for the 1-hour performance, along with excerpts presented at TEDx Charlotte and Pecha Kucha Charlotte.  Excerpt:  Drunken Rose   |    Excerpt:  Too Much Everyone

'CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE'  Art Collective   (2018-Present)

Member of  'Conversations With Nature' art collective. We create art based on our strong mutual  love of nature, and our dedication to the conservation and education of mother earth and all it's creatures. March 2019 (C3 Lab),  March 2020 (Goodyear Arts).

SOFTWARE / PLATFORMS

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Earth, Global Mapper, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Wordpress (basic), WIX, Basic HTML, Capture One Pro

EDUCATION

Appalachian State University: Liberal Arts Studies

Randolph Community College :  Commercial Photography

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