Elena Wagner

Freelance Portrait Photographer & Photo Editor

Location:Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Elena García Wagner

To work as a freelance photo editor for those in need of an experienced digital retoucher who is proficient in photoshop.
Real Estate Photography 2011 – Present
Freelance – Editing photographs of homes for flyers, ads and posting images online.
Newborn Photographer/Sales Representative 2011 – Present
Our365 – Taking baby’s first official portrait with a Nikon D60 and mounted SB800 external flash. Assisting Mom and her family decide which photo packages, birth announcements and keepsakes best fit her needs.
Lead, Digital Retouching Department 1989 – 1997 and 2006 – 2011
Lifetouch National Portrait Studios – Retouching photo images, background replacement, training new personnel on how to use Photoshop software, supervising up to thirty people for large, national photo lab. directing flow of work, creating training manuals for digital retouching department.
Art Consultant/Sales 2006
Jack Gallery – Retouching photo images of gallery art, presentations to clients, research for exhibitions, client development, replying to client e-mail and telephone inquiries, involvement in design, sales, installation, packing, writing promotional materials and maintaining client contacts, maintaining gallery information and documentation, participating in exhibitions.
Artist 2008
Art Gallery – Art Exposition debut exhibition of my art along with two internationally renowned, established artists.
Graphics/Photography 1996 – 2006
Freelance – Modified landscape, hardscape, and lighting photo stills for The Corradino Group, an Architectural/Engineering firm. Photo Restoration, Retouching, Copy Work and Print Enhancement for studio photographers, local photo labs and national portrait studio. Designed training posters, manuals, and quality pamphlets for Lifetouch Retouching Department, designed company T-shirts. Designed award-winning poster for the National Career Development Association, created logo for Tech Career contest, designed/exhibited poster for Hispanic Heritage Festival contest, created invitation for the OPP Anniversary Dinner Dance, designed logo for The Butcher’s Wife bakery. .

The English Center 2004 – 2005
Digital Graphic and Web Design – Co-designed school newspaper, created promotional ad for the Digital Graphic Design Department. Involved in filming promotional video for the center.
Old Dominion University 1986 – 1988
Bachelor of Fine Arts, *** Laude; Dean’s Honor List: all semesters; Undergraduate Senior Show.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash and Premiere Pro, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, and Photography.
Health – Excellent
Language – Fluent in English and Spanish
Citizenship – USA (Formerly Cuba)
References – Professional and personal available upon request