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David C.

Fairfax, VA

$60/hour

Photography enthusiast.

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James Madison University
Media Arts - Design

Education

James Madison University (Media Arts - Design)

About David

I have a passion for photography and over a decade of experience with DSLR cameras, and over nine years of experience with photoshop. I have a keen eye for what a photo needs done in editing, a skilled photo-realism editing style, and strong organizational skills.

I started with black and white film photography in High school which I continued into college. I then became a senior staff photographer for my school’s newspaper at James Madison University. At this position I covered an extremely large array of assignments. I learned from first-hand experience how to handle myself as a photographer in all situations of light, weather, location and subject matter. I photographed everything from animals, politicians, performances, portraits, spot news, and my favorite subject sports. I implemented a recording-system for the use of the newspaper’s equipment by the photographers which is still in use today. While at JMU I won a first place in spot news award in the Virginia Press Association collegiate photo contest and a first place in spot news award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award.

After graduating I immediately started working for a production company where I interned for the summer before. I started as the only staff photographer and my responsibilities increased drastically by taking on videography and video editing, some graphic design, some web editing, some blog writing, and managing all of their production equipment. I became the main videographer and accomplished over 400 hours of video and photography work. I thrive on working with a creative team in an environment that I can bring my own ideas into. I implemented a company-wide project management system that is still in use today, which gave the company valuable, universal project tracking and monitoring. I also completely re-organized their entire equipment inventory and storage system opening their floor up as rental space as a new avenue for clients coming to their studio. I single handedly produced, uploaded and often edited dozens of video projects for that company.

Currently I am a photographer, and I visit construction sites and photograph the process and progress for a large variety of clients. Photography includes exterior and interior progressions, mechanical-electrical-plumbing, and site surveys. I also do my own photography on the side under David Casterline Photography which can include photographing portraits, school events, birthday parties, and corporate head shots.


I have been using Photoshop since Photoshop7 which I started in 2006. I have a keen eye for what a photo needs done in editing, a skilled photo-realism editing style, and strong organizational skills.

I have been playing poker since 2003. I've learned how to teach the essential basic elements of the game to absolute beginners to ensure they can handle themselves at the table. I can provide a laptop with Photoshop for teaching. As for poker, I can provide cards and poker chips.
I have a passion for photography and over a decade of experience with DSLR cameras, and over nine years of experience with photoshop. I have a keen eye for what a photo needs done in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Sports/Recreation:
Poker

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Photography

I took four years of college level black and white film photography and two of digital photography. I worked for my school's newspaper as a photographer for 3 years where I was the recipient of first place in spot news award in the Virginia Press Association collegiate photo contest and first place in spot news award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award. I have worked professionally as a photographer for over 6 years and I am familiar with both Canon and Nikon cameras. I can provide a Nikon d40 with a variety of lenses and lighting systems, for tutoring purposes.

James Madison University
Media Arts - Design

Education

James Madison University (Media Arts - Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030.