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BRUCE   Mc DANIEL

OBJECTIVE:  To provide the best possible service to my clients.  To use their ideas and help develop a concept into the best possible image for their personal and/or commercial use.  To use my ideas and knowledge to improve myself and the clients  who employ me.

EDUCATION

1987:

Obtained an AA in General Studies.

1992:

Obtained a B.A. in Social Psychology with a minor in Journalism.

1999:

Obtained an MBA degree with a concentration in Marketing.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE:
ADDRESSES AND COMPANIES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR PRIVACY

1987-Present:

POSITION: STRINGER, FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.

Responsible for photographing sports, spot news, political and social events for publication in the news paper. Light reporting duties.

1984-Present:

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My own Photography Business. Provide custom photography for various clients through personal referrals. Responsible for satisfying clients needs including taking pictures at weddings, sports events, parties, etc.

1989-1990:

POSITION: STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. Responsible for covering news worthy events around campus for publication in the school newspaper. Assignments included sports, spot news, and public relations for various scholarly departments. Also responsible for seeking out news worthy stories.

1991-1992:

POSITION: PRODUCTION PRINTER.

Responsible for professional custom developing and printing of wedding photography for clients who are married in the chapel/studio. Also some commercial orders.

1992-1993:

POSITION: PHOTOGRAPHER

Responsible for studio portraiture of individuals, groups and animals. Extensive school photography from pre-schools to colleges using a long roll camera for package printing. Also helped the school yearbooks by shooting activities, sports, social and scholarly events. Also assigned to weddings, publicity, and some commercial shoots. Extensive personal contact for customer relations and service. Also served as a black and- white lab technician for custom developing and printing.

1993-1995:

POSITION: STUDIO MANAGER, PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT

Responsible for studio maintenance, darkroom work including developing color transparencies, developing and printing black and white film. Setting up and breaking down studio sets. Inventory and stock of studio supplies. Running photographic tests.

1994-1995:

POSITION: PART TIME PHOTO EDITOR

Responsible for finding and shooting front page feature photos. Shooting assignments, events, and sports for publication. Developing and printing film.

1996-1996:

POSITION: PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT

Responsible for studio maintenance, darkroom work, studio sets, helping clients.

1996-Present:

POSITION: Production Assistant. Assistant Traffic Coordinator. Traffic Coordinator.

Responsible for video tape library inventory and maintenance, lights, camera and sound set up, copy videos for production, editing. Production of on air log sheet. Co- ordinate videos, breaks and satellite programming scheduling for play back on air.

2000:

POSITION:  Marketing/Advertising and Web Master.
Responsible for Web site design, implementation, and promotion of an e-commerce project for a toy manufacturing and marketing company.  Also responsible for graphic design and media buying for national and local advertising.

2001

POSITION: Production Operations Manager.
Responsible for Customer Service, Sales, and oversight of the production process to ensure Customer specifications of the design, construction, and delivery of Cement based fountains and site amenities.

POSITION: Executive Director of a Non-Profit Foundation.
Responsible for staff training and orientation including recruiting and managing volunteer efforts. Research and write grants. Marketing and disseminating valuable information to families facing the dilemmas of Cancer.

2002

POSITION: Qualified Mental Retardation Professional, QMRP
Responsible for hiring, training and supervising a staff of 15 or more employees. Ensure standards and compliance for two Intermediate Care Facilities each having six handicapped, dependent clients. Provided direct care including hygiene, transportation, and personal effects. Budgeting, writing and updating life skills programs. Writing quarterly and annual reports for each client. Attending Interdisciplinary Team meetings to ensure that each client was progressing and having their needs met. Marketing the company and our efforts. Attending Human Rights Committee Meetings.

POSITION: Marketing Specialist
Brief interlude as a television advertising sales representative. Trained for three weeks with a video series including testing and role playing.

POSITION: Supervisor
Hiring, training and motivating employees for the direct care of mentally handicapped clients. Marketing and Public Relations to ensure the stability and growth of the Non-Profit organization.


OTHER JOBS 1984-PRESENT

MANUFACTURING:

Nevada Die Cast, Dynatech Nevada, Jockey International
SERVICES:
Glenbrook Golf Coarse, Gardening and Landscaping, Painting and Construction, Sofa Clerk, Logan Shoals Harbormaster Assistant, Mervyn's Clerk, Ma. Rose Ski Resort Ski-Tech, Galena Ski Ski-Tech, Lowler Events Center, Cable TV services, and numerous bar tending and restaurant positions.
 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Macintosh Desk Top Publishing Skills

Advertising and Public Relations

Copy and Graphic Design Skills

Computer Skills (IBM, Apple)

Web site Design and Implementation
Psychology/Human Relations and Management Knowledge
Photography (Dark Room, Printing, Black-and-White, Color)
Composition, lighting, posing, portraits, sports, etc.
Typesetting and Press, Layout Design and Paste Up Techniques
Videography

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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EXPERIENCE COUNTS:

    I have been a professional photographer for hire since 1993 when I got my first business license from the city of Reno, Nevada.  I have done all kinds of work in the Carson City area before that.  I worked in photojournalism as a photojournalist and photography editor in both Carson City and Sparks, Nevada.  The newspaper gave me experience shooting  and providing great pictures of sports, events, politics, and people. While doing that I was going to college and shooting weddings for my friends and family.  I have always been available to shoot weddings.  I love to be a part of a good party or event!
    While living in Reno, Nevada, I was studying photography from both the photojournalist side as well as the artistic side.  I got my minor in journalism. While at UNR, I took a few art classes at the same time.  I learned a lot about lighting and composition.
    After graduation I worked for several studios in the Reno and Sparks area.  I was able to learn about posing both individuals and groups.  At one studio, we shot tons of memory mates.  Memory mates include shooting both individuals and groups then putting the shots together in a handy nicely framed shot that can be used as a gift or whatever.  I shot for schools and organizations of all sorts.  I have shot people of all ages.  I have spent time shooting babies, pre-school kids, elementary school kids, high school and senior portraits, college graduations all the way up to grandmas and grandpas.
    At another studio I was able to learn the commercial side of photography.  I learned all kinds of things about advertising, public relations, portraiture and fashion photography.  I worked with several public relations and advertising agencies for both local and national accounts. Promoting and promotions is what it is all about. While at that studio I shot a lot of models as well as developed a few models for a modeling career.  I supplied them with the basic glamour and casual photographs for putting together a portfolio or zed card composite. I started a stock photography program and tried to develop it for the internet.
    Providing photography services is what I enjoy doing.  Service should be the name of the game.  Photography is something that takes continual study, practice and effort.  Things change in fashion.  Advertising concepts fluctuate and art is a constant quest.  Experience counts but no matter how much I study I'll never consider myself an experienced photographer.  After all, life is an experience and  the experience is what it is all about for me.

    As a freelance photographer, I've done, and still do, all kinds of work.  There are many areas to explore in the world of photography.  A photographer must study everything from fine art to commercial art.  That is not to say that commercial art can't be fine art.  I am still exploring.

Commercial Photography
Products and Product Photography
Weddings and Wedding Photography
Publicity and Public Relations Photography
Sports Photography
Portraits and Portraiture
Modeling Zed Cards and Portfolios
Underwater Photography
Landscape Photography
Real Estate Photography
Events and Special Events
Children and Child Photography
Executive Portraits
Stock Photography

    I practice the art of portraiture but I also enjoy a good snap shot. I love doing commercial art and seeing my photographs published for advertising purposes.
    Freelance photography keeps me up with the challenges of location photography. I love to travel and explore new places.  We call them field trips.  Doing studio photography helps me maintain and manipulate control over lighting.
    Weddings and wedding photography is by far the most challenging and most rewarding for me as a photographer.  Weddings allow for the use of my photo journalistic abilities.  Photojournalism presents life the "way it was."
   Models and modeling, fashion photography and glamour photography is by far the most fun for me.  I enjoy people photography.  Usually, the models enjoy working with the camera.

    I've won numerous awards and published literally thousands of photos.

    As a Photographer, I aspire to excel through experimentation and objective
criticism.

    Please help maintain the integrity of graphics artists everywhere.  Remember,
all images are copyrighted material all of the time!

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