Melissa Doak

Freelance Fashion Photographer & Portrait Photographer

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Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/melissadoak
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MELISSA DOAK PHOTOGRAPHY

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a position as a Professional Photographer in an artistically challenging and creative environment where I can use my well-developed ability to multi-task; good work ethic; strong attention to detail, and dedication to improving my professional skills.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS:

• Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, digital photography, 35mm and 4x5 cameras, traditional film processing and printing, studio lighting, strobes, on-camera flash, off-camera flash, indoor and outdoor flash and strobes; Nikon and Canon Systems; Mac and PC
• Can multi-task well and am very detail orientated
• Well developed leadership skills

EDUCATION:

Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim, PA 9/2009 to 5/2011
Degree: Associate in Specialized Technology, GPA: 3.87
Excelled in coursework including Fashion and Portraiture
*Graduated Alpha Beta Kappa, National Honor Society

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 9/2007 to 5/2008 Courses: Digital Photo Fundamentals,
Digital Imaging, Digital Photo II

Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA 9/2003 to 6/2007
Diploma: Academic, GPA: 3.5

AWARDS:

Antonelli Institute Print Competition 2010
First Place- Commercial; Second Place- Portraiture;
Third Place- Portraiture Second Place- Architecture;
Third Place- Architecture

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Lifetouch National Studios, East Norriton, PA 8/2011 to Present
Photographer (Seasonal)
• Responsible for Driving to schools and arriving on time
• Accountable for Lifetouch equipment in my car,
Unloading and reloading when necessary
• Taking consistent photographs of each child
• Taking candid and group photographs
and editing in Adobe Photoshop

Something Blue Photography, Blue Bell, PA 5/2010 to 9/2011
Second/ Third Shooter, Photo Editor (Part-time)
• Second Shooter at weddings
• Third Shooter at engagement sessions
• Photo editing in Adobe Lightroom

Freelance Work:
• Website Photography for Lancaster Central Market 2009
• Weddings and Portraiture 2008 to Present

Pleasant Valley Promotions, Pleasant Valley, PA 3/2007 to Present
Face painter/ Body Artist (Part-time)
• Responsible for face painting
• Hair wrapping
• Temporary tattoos
• Balloon animals at festivals and birthday parties

Bill Brokaw Photography, Upper Black Eddy, PA 3/2007 to 5/2008
Assistant/ Second Shooter
• Assistant for engagement shoots
• Second shooter at weddings

Applebee’s, Quakertown, PA 6/2008 to 10/2009
Hostess
• Responsible for seating guests in a timely manner
• Handled bussing tables and maintaining high standards
of cleanliness

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Imaging International, San Antonio, TX 1/2011
• Student Volunteer

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Student Photographic Society (SPS) 4/2010 to 5/2011
Antonelli Chapter President
• Responsible for locating professionals from photography field
to speak to students and develop them professionally
• Ensuring that all preparations are made for seminars and activities
• Organizing and distributing board member assignments
• Communicating with all members regarding upcoming events