Education

 2017 - M.F.A. Photography - Louisiana Tech University

 2013 - B.F.A. Photography - Brigham Young University Idaho

 

Professional Experience

Louisiana Tech University, Graduate Teaching Assistant - September 2014 - Current

  • Instructor of Record - Advanced Issues in Photography, Intro to digital Photography, and Moving Pixels
  • Assist Beginning and Intermediate Photography Classes with color management, archival printing, and classroom critiques
  • Assist Alternative Processes in Photography Class (Tintype, Cyanotype, Vandyke, Solarplate, Linocut) 
  • Gallery crew - Install, photograph, and prepare shows for School of Design
  • Monitor Visual Arts Center

 

The Montessori School for Shreveport, Teacher - October 2016 - Current

  • Introductory course on photography, two classes that include 7th and 8th grade students
  • Structure weekly assignments catered to a younger classroom
  • Cyanotype demo, Adobe CC introduction, Making archival inkjet prints

 

Ann George Photography, Creative Assistant & Media Asset Manager - June 2015 - Current

  • Manage website and social media pages
  • Archive, label, and manipulate various photographs using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Assist in teaching solarplate workshops
  • Photographer under the direction of Ann George

 

Thomas D. Mangelsen: Images of Nature, Photo Editor - July 2013 - June 2014

  • Archive and edit photographs for wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen
  • Manage content and media for the business’ social media.
  • Prepare presentation slide shows for lectures
  • Write tag information for gallery prints and calendars
  • Prepare and assist in selection of images for print release and monographs

 

BYU-Idaho Photography Department, Lab Technician and TA - April 2011 - July 2013

  • Assist students with printing, scanning, film development and studio lighting
  • Prepare and perform class demonstrations for historical processes class
  • Monitor Photography Department after class hours

 

BYU-Idaho University Relations, Photographer - January 2012 - May 2013

  • Photographer for BYU-Idaho website, archives, and LDS Church Education System
  • Work with clients and models on location
  • Edit and prepare images in Lightroom and Photoshop for the web

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 -    Annual Student Show - Louisiana Tech University School of Design - Ruston, Louisiana

               Comma, Monroe Art Crawl - Monroe, Lousiana

2016 -    Photo NOLA Gallery - New Orleans Center for Creative Arts - New Orleans, Louisiana

               Louisiana School for Math and Science, and the Arts - Natchitoches, Louisiana

              The Gun Show Exhibition - DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art - Little Rock, Arkansas

              The Gathering Place - SPE South Central 2016 - Camp Stewart, Texas

              53rd Annual Juried Competition - Masur Museum - Monroe, Louisiana

              Missed Connections - Enterprise Center - Ruston, Louisiana

              SPE Member's Pin-Up Show - Red Rock Casino Resort - Las Vegas, Nevada

              School of Design Annual Juried Student Show - Ruston, Louisiana

2015 -  Greatest Hits - SPE South Central Conference - The Lightwell Gallery, Norman Oklahoma

             CODA - Enterprise Center - Ruston, Louisiana

             6th Annual Off the Wall Fundraiser - Masur Museum - Monroe, Louisiana

             SPE Member's Pin-Up Show - Hyatt Regency - New Orleans, Louisiana

             Contemporary Perspectives in Photography - Studio 301- Ruston, Louisiana

             Art from the G.U.T.S. - Enterprise Center - Ruston, Louisiana

 2014 - Teton Photography Group Show - Art Association of Jackson Hole - Jackson, Wyoming

 2013 - Snake River Valley - The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho - Idaho Falls, Idaho

             BFA Exhibition -  Spori Gallery - Rexburg, Idaho

 

Honors, & Awards

2016 - Honorable Mention - School of Design Annual Juried Student Show - Ruston, Louisiana

             SPE South Central - Student Travel Award

2015 - Honorable Mention - School of Design Annual Juried Student Show - Ruston, Louisiana

             Graduate Assistantship - Louisiana Tech University

2013 - First Place - Art Competition and Exhibition At Hemming Village - St. Anthony, Idaho

          - Best in Show - BYU-Idaho Art Department Annual Student Art Show - Rexburg, Idaho

          - Honorable Mention - Photographers Forum College & High School Photography Contest

 

Publications and Press

2016 -  It’s Nice That - Online Feature

             Glass & Tin - Don’t Take Pictures - Online Feature

             Aint-Bad Magazine - Online Feature

             F-Stop Magazine - Enthusiasm - Issue 78 

             Southern Cultures - Documentary Arts Issue, Volume 22

2015 -  Photographers Forum College & High School Photography Contest, Electronic Publication

2014 -  Adorama Top One Hundred Photographs of 2013, Electronic Publication

2013 -  Upward, Celebrating BYU-Idaho's Living Legacy, Issue 4 - Fall, Electronic Publication

 

Professional Affiliations

2014- 2016 - Society for Photographic Education

2013- 2014 - Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson, Wyoming

2012- 2013 - American Society of Media Photographers

 

Skills

In-depth knowledge using Canon and Nikon DSLR for photography and video practices

Experience using Black Magic Cinema Camera and Canon C-100 for short film production

Constant pairing of ZOOM H5 recording device and XLR microphones to record non diegetic sound

Operating gimbal mounts and camera stabilizers 

Professional experience using studio lights on and off location

Exceptional computer knowledge favoring digital manipulation, video editing, and meta-data entry

Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Premiere, Audition, and InDesign

Constant practice and understanding in making archival inkjet prints

Organization and self evaluation

Works well with othersCommunicates well with students and faculty

 

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