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CJ Berg Photographics
Steamboat Springs, CO
CJ Berg's architectural photography is based on her ability to capture the many intricacies of light and space, all the while transcending styles and trends in the field of architecture, from classic to modern. She shoots commercial and residential spaces, as well as hospitality and the emerging prefab movement. Her work captures the very essence of the architect's design while visually expressing their intent. She compliments her career in photography with website design and programming.
1295 Hilltop Pkwy | Steamboat Springs, CO | 360.318.4133 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cjbergphoto.com
Lighting & Contrasts = Winning Results
Dedicated and ambitious professional with a profound interest in Architectural Photography and advanced photography capabilities based on self-study and formal education. Strong communication skills and interpersonal relations with ability to work closely with photographers, clients, and other personnel to deliver world-class service and exceptional results.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Brooks Institute of Photography – Santa Barbara, CA • Still Photography Major, 3.98 GPA (Current)
Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA • Bachelor of Arts Degree (1999)
Whatcom Community College – Bellingham, WA • Associates of Arts and Science Degree (1996)
Also received various training and certificates in CPR, First Aid, counseling skills, and mediation
Photographer – Independent Contractor, Santa Barbara, CA (03/05 – Present)
Work with clients to identify needs and complete photography projects. Responsible for all duties including lighting, film processing, technical conversion, and distribution to clients.
• Clients include: The Warner Group Architects, The Warner Group International, Carpe Diem, Earthform design, Ideocore, American Riviera Bank, Gorilla Furniture, The Trapset, Orange 22 and Trish Reynoso Lighting Design.
Teaching Assistant – Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA (06/05 – 12/05)
Work closely with Photography Professor, Newell Clark to set up visual demos and grade all technical assignments.
Photography Student – Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA (06/04 – Present)
Received top-of-class scores for projects and study in the fundamentals of photography and advanced composition techniques. Studio and on-location experience includes: design composition, lighting techniques, strobe manipulation, film processing, and digital capture with SLR, medium format and large format. Proficient with advanced Photoshop techniques. Designed and programmed www.cjbergphoto.com website.
• Recognized and awarded prizes at Brooks Institute’s photography contest held at end of the first year.
• Received accolades for advanced compositions and presentation in projects.
• Recognized for both exceptional use of color and contrasts in black and white photography.
Cultural Education & Travel Photography – Independent Assignments (2000-2003)
Explorations and volunteer assistance throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka. Additional travel through Western Europe, South America and Central America.
• Assisted in development of grant proposal for funding refugee orphanage in North Thailand.
• Worked with orphaned children in India and Burmese refugees in Thailand; taught English in Cambodia.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Lead Instructor, Sea Kayaking – TIOBEC Outward Bound, Boston, MA (Seasonal 2002)
Strategically planned, scheduled and managed all Sea Kayaking Expeditions for this world-renowned outdoor recreation organization. Led groups of up to 12 students and oversaw group co-leaders. Accurately tracked and documented all expenditures. Developed and maintained a productive relationships with clients and staff.
Assistant Teacher/Team Leader - Martin Center, Bellingham, WA (10/99-10/01)
Served as team lead to organize and deliver group training sessions on verbal communication skills, conflict resolution, interpersonal relations, and staff training. Developed and recommended Individual Education Plans, implemented therapeutic recreation activity and field trips. Maintained all guidelines and documentation processes.
Western Washington University
Brooks Institute of Photography