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Derek S.

Springville, UT

$45/hour

Hello, I am an Astro and Landscape Photographer from Provo Utah

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About Derek

Hello, I am a Landscape and Astro Photographer based in Provo Utah. I am currently a Utah.com Contributor. I am always trying to find new techniques and ways to capture and process the Illusive core of our Milky Way galaxy, or capture the natural beauty in Utah's incredible landscapes.

I have been to many of the most beautiful locations in Utah, California & Nevada capturing images I have yet to process. My images have been featured on National Geographic's Space Instagram Feed and by several other National and international Feeds. I have taught several small to medium sized workshops and processing classes to friends and acquainted photographers from Utah, clear to New York. Many of the Classes and workshops I have taught have been in coordination with Local high school Photography classes and Beginners in all fields of Photography. I Specialize in 'Astrophotography" or "Nightscape" Photography (Capturing a landscape with the milkyway). Some of the places I have been to capture these images include: Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Zion NP, Goblin Valley, Black Dragon Canyon, Death Valley NP, Yosemite NP, Joshua Tree NP & Little Sahara.

I am currently trying to afford College to better my understanding in other areas of high end professional Medium Format photography and hoping to accomplish those goals through teaching what I have learned from many different places and people. I guess you could say I have learned everything the hard way, digging the internet and picking my own brain trying to understand the techniques of many great photographers. I truly enjoy being able to understand something enough to explain it to someone else and have found it beneficial to myself to teach and learn as I do so.

I have done almost everything from Graphic Design and Marketing for Large companies like Fast Fill Systems (Who's current website was originally created by me but they have messed with the banners on the home page) to video production and had my commercials aired on national TV (I was the producer & giant cigarette in the Truth's Anti cigarette 2014 video contest Ad).

I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Premier Pro & FCPX. I am also familiar with Adobe Light Room but it's not my strong point.
Hello, I am a Landscape and Astro Photographer based in Provo Utah. I am currently a Utah.com Contributor. I am always trying to find new techniques and ways to capture and process the Illusive core of our Milky Way galaxy, or capture the natural beauty in Utah's incredible landscapes.

I have been to many of the most beautiful
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Springville, UT 84663
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Film,
Graphic Design,
Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Video Production

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Film

I took Three years (Four Credits) of Video production in High school three of which from the ALC (Advanced Learning Center) While I was there I helped put together all of Spanish Fork high schools Football highlight reels and all of Maple Mountains event live recordings. I have used Several RED's including a Dragon Red Epic as part of a class filming at high frame rates for an add for SLC community College. In high school I was part of a group that won first place in the The Truth's 2014 anti Tobacco ad. I have also worked with small short film producers local to Utah at locations like "The Sandbox". I would say I have a moderate understanding of all of the Basics of film like rule of thirds, frame rate, rolling shutter, proper audio production.. so on and so forth and have a lot of experience creating titles and effects in After affects, along with experience using FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Graphic Design

I worked as the Graphic Designer for Fast Fill Systems. During my time there I created all of their marketing pieces including the 2016 Marketing Catalog and parts of the 2015 catalog. I also created the logo for GMI Holsters in Mapleton UT, and the logo for PaceCreations in SLC. For two years I created all of the DVD covers for Spanish Fork high and Maple Mountain High's Christmas musical and Spanish Fork's football reel.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 40 miles of Springville, UT 84663.