Monday, May 21, 2012

blog for the updates. I am currently on my third humanitarian aid mission, and helping to bring a brighter spot light to Pacific Partnership. I will post up photos here time to time. Keep people updated about the mission. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010


607-425-5298 ▪ 345 East Franklin StreetHorseheads, New York 14845


Email: ______________________________________________________________________

Professional Summary:

Friendly and hardworking, get along well with others and have strong communication and networking skills needed to gather facts for a story. A strong foundation in digital photography and a growing knowledge of multimedia story telling techniques.

Software Proficiency:

Adobe Photoshop CS3 ▪ Final Cut Pro ▪ Quark ▪ Flash Animation ▪ Dreamweaver ▪

Illustrator ▪ Windows 2007 ▪ Microsoft Office: Outlook ▪ PowerPoint ▪ Word ▪ EXCEL

Hardware Proficiency:


Photography Equipment:

Strong skills with the Nikon D300 D70, SB-600, SB-800, Setting up soft boxes and strobes light meters, Lens ranging from 10mm to 300mm at 2.8.

Some experience with Canon bodies.

Video with Sony 250 and handheld Flip Camera, Uni-Shotgun and boom mics, Lowel Lighting kit, bounce cards.

Experience Concurrent with Education:

Internship with New York State Assembly Albany, NY January 2010 - Present

Photographing Assembly members in various settings, from environmental portraitures, formal and informal groups, debates, events and documenting the members while in the chambers.

Internship with Corning Leader May 2008 - December 2009

Assignment and Multimedia photographer covering various spot news, sports, and general news assignments in Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler Counties. Gathering images, information, and audio from local politics, news, and covering the G-20 Summit. Shooting high school, college and other local sports, and covering major sporting events in the area like NASCAR and Indy Car Series. Still do some freelance work with the paper in Albany NY.

Staff Photographer, The Globe Point Park University Newspaper 2006 - 2009 Photo editor and beat photographer. A weekly student paper, I handed out assignments, edited images, and help to copy edit the cutlines. Photographed student government and other various events, plays, dances, and breaking news in Point Park. I also help expand coverage to photograph any events or spot news situations in the city of Pittsburgh.

Photographer, Freelance 2006 – 2010

New York Daily News March 2010

Photographing a setup shot of New York State Senator Eric Adams, for

“Stop the Sagging” campaign. Photographing OTB EZ Betting machines, and the betting parlors.

Chronicle of Higher Education Magazine, Washington, D.C. June 2008

Freelance Photographer: Anne Kenny, Librarian of Cornell University

Tribune Review - Pittsburgh Edition, Pittsburgh, PA

Freelance photographer that covered various spot news stories like Wood St. Shooting April 9, 2007, Grant Street Shooting April 11, 2008. Worked with the online section to help provide coverage of Election Day photos of Luke Ravenstahl 2007, and blogging and photographing the 56th Presidential Inauguration from Washington, DC.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle - Pittsburgh PA

Freelance photographer that covered

Primary Election Day photos of the Jewish Community Center - April 2008

Holocaust survivor memorial - Jewish Community Center - May 2008

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat Preview - January 2009

The 14th Annual Empty Bowls - March 2009

Jerry Fowler, the president of the National Darfur Emergency Coalition - March 2009

The annual community celebration of Israel Independence Day - April 2009

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Point Park News Service:

posted on Point Park News Service web page

Project: Various multimedia stories of the political environment of Western PA, during the 2008, primaries and election of Barack Obama, and the other candidates that ran in the elections, like Sarah Palin, John McCain, Ralph Nader, and Hillary Clinton.

Project: Multimedia - Pittsburgh 250, organizing a team of photographers, collecting

photos, videos, and audio creating a video. October 2008

Project: Multimedia - Pittsburgh Great Race, organizing a team of photographers,

collecting photos, videos, and audio creating a video. September 2008

Project: Multimedia story shooting stills and video of a memorial of Pittsburgh police

officers Paul J. Sciullo II, Stephen J. Mayhle, and Officer Eric G. Kelly, April, 2009.

Project: Home opener of the 2009 season Pittsburgh Pirates.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2009

Event photographer, images used for public relations uses, covered multiple events though the city of Pittsburgh.

Work History:

Regal Cinemas Horseheads, NY 2005 - Present

Promote positive customer relationships by focusing strong attention on meeting customer needs and ensuring their enjoyment. Marketing and promoting movies and other charitable events that Regal Cinemas by getting community involvement to enrich the theater.


Corning Community College, Corning, NY.

Associates in Science and Liberal Arts 2004-2006

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism and Mass Communication 2006-2009


National Press Photographers Association 2007 - Present

Creator and head of the Student Media Leadership group at Point Park University.

Secretary of the student run chapter on Point Park. 2007-2008 academic year.

President for the chapter for the 2008-2009 academic year.

N.P.A.G.P. 2008


Scholastic Arts Gold Key award for Photography 2004

Collegiate Keystone Press photographers for News 2009

Nominated for outstanding senior of the year Point Park University 2009

Point Park Awards for Best Photographer of the Year, Globe Photographer, and Hardest Working Photographer. 2009


Permanent display at the National Warplane MuseumElmira, NY 2008

Portrait of an Inauguration- Mount Lebanon, PA. - Public Library - Pittsburgh, PA - February 2009 Portrait of an Inauguration - Mckees Rocks, PA, Father Ryan Arts Center March 2009

Individual gallery show at - Market Street Ale House May 2009

NPPA photo gallery - Elections - Point Park University 2008

Washington D.C. trip, PR. gallery show – Point Park University 2007

Student art show, theme photo stories – Point Park University 2007

Student art show, intro to black and white – Point Park University 2006

Student art show, theme old to the new – Corning Community College 2006


Jason Cox

Photo Editor

The Corning Leader

34 W. Pulteney St.

Corning, NY 14830

(607) 765-8211

Christopher Rolinson

Assistant Professor-Photojournalism

Point Park University

503 Academic Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 392-3411

Andrew Conte

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Point Park News Service:

503 Martindale St., 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa 15212

(412) 320-7835

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Save our parks

Some State Assembly members and a group of people outside the state capital expressed their feelings about the governor purposed to close some state parks to help close the budget deficit.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New York's Ways and Means

New York's Ways and Means holds a joint budget hearing with the department of higher education.