Heather Cahill

Freelance Photo Editor & Product Photographer

Location:Clearwater, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Seeking a position in the photography world where my skills and creativity can contribute. Excellent knowledge in lighting, posing, composition, and image editing. Very creative and hard working individual.

Hardware Skills
Superior skills using both Mac and PC platforms.
Excellent knowledge of Nikon cameras, Canon cameras, and 35mm film cameras.
Excellent skills using AlienBee lighting equipment.
Strong background in using Profoto lighting equipment.
Knowledgeable in using Epson printers.
Superior skills of black-and-white film developing.

Software Skills

Superior skills using Photoshop CS3
Excellent skills using Photoshop CS5
Excellent skills using Lightroom 2.0
Knowledgeable in using PhotomatixPro 3.1
Knowledgeable in using Capture One 4
Knowledgeable in using Microsoft Office

Walgreens, (10121 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772 / (727) 398-7308)
(September 2011 – present)
Photography Lab Technician – Responsible for developing film, managing orders, maintaining printers, customer service, operating a cash register.
Btwisted Jewelry, (Clearwater, FL / (727) 532-2525)
(April 2009 – October 2011)
Photographer and image editor – Responsible for taking images and editing them for web use.

Walgreens, (1505 S. Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33764 / (727) 536-7552)
(January 2007 – July 2009)
Beauty Advisor – Responsible for assisting customers on finding products for their specific skin needs, operating a cash register, creating displays with merchandise.
International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, FL
Associates of Science in Digital Photography – 2010

Coursework Included:
Photography Foundation: Teaches the basics of photography. You learn how to use your digital SLR camera and how to properly expose images.
Career Development for Photographers: Teaches how to grow a successful career in photography.
Introduction to Computer Systems: Teaches how to use both PC and Mac format computers.
Photoshop for Photographers: Teaches how to use the basic functions and common tools of Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Lighting Basics: Teaches how to use studio lighting equipment and grip equipment.
Photojournalism: Teaches about shooting photojournalistic images and shooting during events.
Portrait Photography: Teaches how to properly light and pose clients for portraits.
Event and Wedding Photography: Teaches about how to correctly shoot and be prepared for a wedding. Also teaches about lighting other events and when you should and should not shoot during the events.
Photoshop for Photographers II: Teaches the more advance features of Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Fashion Photography: Teaches how to properly shoot and pose models for high-fashion images.
Digital Pre-Press for Photographers: Teaches how to properly print out images and understand all printing profiles.
Still Life and Product Photography: Teaches how to correctly light and shoot images of still life and products for commercial use.
Commercial and Advertising Photography: Teaches how to correctly take commercial quality images for use in advertising.
Digital Presentation: Teaches how to properly present your images on a website.
Marketing and Business Practices: Teaches how to run a successful photography business.

2008 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:
Scholastic Honorable Mention : 35mm Black-and-white print

Please visit www.hbombphotography.com to view a personal portfolio of images.