Marcell Puzsar

Freelance Wedding Photographer & Nature Photographer

Location:San Francisco, California, United States
2 Skills
Experience Summary:

10+ years in photography lab work, printing, sales and customer service
4+ years in medium/large format photography - 6x17 preferred format
6+ years wedding/portrait photographer
University of Debrecen, Hungary; Class of 2000; Environmental Ecology MSc

Work History:

California Academy of Sciences Feb 2010 - Current
55 Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

CA Academy Assistant Manager of photography and sales

Managing the sales team in the photo operation business
Photographing Events at the Academy and guests

Trans Ocean Photos, Inc. Jan 2008 – August 2009
Norwegian Star, TOP Nyack, New York
Manager of Photo Operations, NCL STAR

Managed all aspects of the versatile responsibilities to 8 employees in the luxury ship’s sales team in photo operation and conducted an effective performance appraisal

Provided innovative solutions in the business environment requiring improvisational thinking

Maintained the high standards in Wedding, studio portraits food and event photography and produced over the company standard touch ups and quality photo restorations

Worked diligently and efficiently for long hours (often 12+ 7 days a week) while meeting deadlines and keeping loyalty and stability with the employing companies

Norwegian Cruise Line, TOP Feb 2007 – November 2007
Norwegian Majesty
Manager of Photography and Advertising, NCL Majesty

Managed all aspects of the photo operation and the responsibilities to employees and worked under tight schedules in a fast paced environment

Substantially contributed to the development of the Bermuda photo tours

Designed and Implemented the new panoramic scenic collection as member of the creative team

Orient Lines, TOP Oct 2005 – December 2006
Marco Polo
Sales and Advertising Manager of VIP photography, Marco Polo

Created photography workshops and gave presentations improving business productivity by 20% and contributed to expedition team work in the Antarctic operations led by Peter Hillary

Authored and released expedition DVDs to quality destinations, such as Antarctica and Africa

Received Employee of the month award due to the outstanding work performance given to the company high class clientele

Designed and printed advertisements and coupons by Photoshop for the photo department increasing sales by daily specials - together with the senior creative team

Norwegian Cruise Line, TOP Jan 2002 – August 2005
Palm Beach Princess, Norwegian Star, Miami, FL
Asstn. Photo Manager

Oversaw the duties of photography lab and operations – C41 developing, printing

Designed and executed of the Fanning Island Photo safaris - received the Employee of the month award for the increased $5,000/month sales made on this idea over a year

Renaissance Cruise Line, TOP Oct 2000 – September 2001
Renaissance R7, R5 and R2
Sr. Photo technician

Developed people oriented and strong teamwork attitude and interacted daily with customers via phone, chat and e-mail

Familiarized printing on Konica digital photo labs and fulfilled duties as a printer, photographer and a photo salesman

Provided technical and legal customer care in a 5 star luxury environment and executed the responsible job of cash control

St. Laszlo Secondary School Sep 1999 – May 2000
Mezokovesd, Hungary; Kossuth Lajos High School, Debrecen

Biology teacher

Taught biology at high school level, helping students to reach their goals at biological and medical fields further at universities (as biologists, dentists and GPs)

Education and qualifications:
University of Debrecen Sep 1995 – May 2000

Debrecen, Hungary, EU
MSc, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science

Debrecen, Hungary, EU
Biology Teacher Degree

Debrecen, Hungary, EU
Special Translator (English-Hungarian)


Panoramic and Nature Photography: As a Leader of the local photo club teaching the beauty of photography - I own both 6:17 Panoramic film camera and 35mm Canon Film and top of the line Digital SLR cameras with L-series lenses and Medium/Large format lenses
Exhibitions: Organized several photo exhibitions in Hungary for educational purposes


Languages (Fluent in English and Hungarian, basic Spanish and Italian)
Fast and proficient IT – good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word, Photoshop and Lightroom on Mac and PC platforms, basic web design skills
Teamwork - as a team leader and manager works well in a team