Tamara Lynas

Freelance Photo Editor & Event Planner

Location:Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Produce direct and edit, beautiful, relevant and impeccably-designed images. Expertise in , coordinating, wrangling and art directing demanding shoots for a variety of media and advertisers featuring subjects as diverse as fashion & beauty, celebrities, location, catalog and corporate.

Successfully managed multiple and demanding celebrity and fashion shoots with limited schedules and logistical demands, ensuring superior project quality through exceptional attention to detail and comprehensive project coordination.

Flawlessly executed location shoots, from hiring and supervising crew and talent, scouting locations, planning & organizing travel, developing and managing budgets, trouble-shooting and negotiating contracts.

Meticulously coordinated 2-day shoot at some of New York’s most iconic landmark locations featuring young celebrities in formal wear, photographed in and around crowds and traffic; successfully managing all facets of shoot including working with managers, talent, designers, stylists, creative team members and city officials and the public.

Track record of seamlessly managing complex shoots from conception through execution while juggling multiple priorities and handling everything from scouting, hiring talent, selecting and supervising freelance team, managing project budgets, securing permits and insurance and troubleshooting issues to ensure client satisfaction and success.

Conceptualized and designed photo content in pre-production mock-ups for Life&Style and InTouch magazines in consultation with Editors-In-Chief and Publishers.


Freelance Photo Editor Producer and Director, T.L. Creative
New York Metropolitan Area (2001–present)

Conceptualize, produce and art direct original photography for clients including Meredith Publishing, Bauer Publishing, Saks.com and Jupiter Media. Conceptualize ideas, lead pitch meetings, create storyboards and maintain artistic vision throughout process. Manage creative team and project overall from location scouting and permitting to sourcing talent, conduct market research analysis, manage budget and oversee post-production for web. Research, select and negotiate licensing for stock photography and artwork through on-line and traditional sources.

Freelance Producer and Art Director, Jupiter Images/Comstock
New York Metropolitan Area (2003-2008)

Successfully executed over 80 location and studio shoots featuring wide variety of commercial subjects ranging from business to lifestyles, fitness, education and medical imagery. Acted as producer, art director, location scout and casting agent while coordinating freelance team of photographers, makeup artists, stylists, set designers and models to conceptualize, produce and execute shoots for diverse secondary end-user client groups.

Director of Photography, Bauer Publishing
Englewood Cliffs, NJ (1999-2001)

Produced, art directed and edited original photography for Twist Magazine and Woman’s World including fashion, beauty, celebrity, environment, seasonal, food and still-life shots. Developed and executed storyboards with Creative Director, Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors for cohesive brand vision. Scouted locations and hired talent (photographers, models and stylists). Negotiated usage for editorial and celebrity stock photography. Managed department staff of Photo Editors, Photo Researcher and Research Assistant.

Director of Photography, American Banker Newspaper
New York, NY (1997-1999)

Hired, assigned and directed all photo shoots for features in daily industry publication and supplements. Collaborated with Art Director and Managing Editor for quality assurance and continuity of photos. Edited and retouched all photographic images. Negotiated contracts and fees with freelancers and image sources. Photographed on-site events and interview subjects.

Senior Photo Editor, Index Stock Photography, Inc.
New York, NY (1993-1997)

Edited submissions from 400 contract photographers and 10 international agencies. Evaluated new contributor portfolios. Trained and supervised Junior Editors. Negotiated new and acquired photographer contracts. Wrote newsletter for freelance photographers. Conducted market research to analyze sales potential of images. Performed on-site evaluations of potential agency acquisitions.

Illustrator Outlook Photoshop Lightroom
PowerPoint InDesign Social Media Excel

Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, NJ
ABA Paralegal Studies Program 2013

Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Major: Fashion & Commercial Photography, AAS
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing
Event Planning