Sonjasommerfeld

Freelance Commercial Photographer & Product Photographer

1374
Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Phone: 361-739-6271
Website: http://www.fotosbysonja.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sonjasommerfeld
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
Education Speos Paris Photographic Institute March 2011
MA – Studio Photography
Advanced Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3
Color Management and Digital Printing Techniques
Advanced Lighting Techniques and Set Design
Specialized in Large & Medium Formats for product images

Texas Sate University - San Marcos August 2002
BBA – Marketing / Photography
AMA, Advertising Book Layout Editor
inFocus, Fine Art Photography

Austin Community College December 2000
AS – Small Business Management

Experience
Photographer / Digital Imaging Sept 2010 – present
Fotos by Sonja Paris, France & Corpus Christi, TX www.fotosbysonja.com
Photograph products, editorial series, and fine art
Raw conversions, keyword, caption, and scan film (Lightroom3)
Digital manipulation, retouch portraits, color & density changes
Digital restoration of low resolution and aged photographs (Photoshop CS4)
Color management services and create custom ICC profiles (xRite, Spider)

Product Photographer April 2007 – Aug 2009
Redding Communications Corpus Christi, TX
Design and prepare creative photo concepts & styles to fit clients’ marketing plans
Photograph location and studio assignments of products (Capture One, 35mm)
Second photographer for corporate events and lifestyle images
Reformat, caption, keyword, and support databases of digital images
Raw conversions, retouching, & image manipulations (Photoshop, Lightroom)
Maintain all studio equipment and build lighting / photographic sets

Photographer / Digital Darkroom Technician Sept 2005 – April 2007
Daemmrich Photography, Inc. Austin, TX
Design and photograph all product and portrait studio assignments
Photograph editorial events and corporate events
Reformat, caption, keyword, and support databases of digital images (Lightroom)
Raw conversions, digital retouching, and image manipulations (Photoshop)
Responsible for all lighting and studio equipment including setting up

Digital Imaging Specialist April 2005 – Sept 2005
Dan Winters Photo Mfg. Inc. Driftwood, TX
Assist and set up studio assignments of celebrities and high profile clients (large format)
Drum Scan large format negatives on Imacon 646
Manual digital dust removal, digital retouching, compositing of photos (Photoshop)
Establish relationships with photo editors and provide proof prints (Pictrography)
Create custom profiles and perform constant color management (Spider, Xrite)

Digital Technician / CSR Feb 2004 – July 2005
Holland Photo Austin, TX
Raw conversions, color correction, compositing, and font setting
Counsel customers on digital and traditional photographic services
Prepare and checkout orders including handling cash drawer and credit cards

Digital Color Lab Technician / Studio Photographer Sept 2003 – Dec 2004
Red Rover Imaging Corpus Christi, TX
Direct and photograph products and portraits in studio
Print photos and fine art on Wide Format Printers
Scan film and prints on Drum Scanner, Reflective Scanner, Slide Scanner
Digital restoration of low-resolution images and aged prints (Photoshop)
Design corporate identities, trade show graphics (Illustrator, Freehand, Corel)

Ophthalmic Photographer Oct 2002 – Sept 2003
Spectrum Healthcare San Antonio, TX
Perform diagnostic medical photography
Develop B&W 35mm film and manage / clean darkroom

Silk Screen Printer/Summer Operations Manager Feb 2002 – Oct 2002
Silk Screen Originals Clear Springs, TX
Produce promotional material on manual multi-color presses
Preparation of screens and inks and maintain daily product/supply inventory
Design custom artwork and produce color-separations (PhotoShop and Illustrator)

Professional Model
Calliope Talent & Modeling Agency 1994 – 1997
Spokes model, Fashion Shoots, Photographic Assistant (Joseph Armendariz)
Infinity Modeling Agency 1990 – 1994
Runway, Fashion Shoots, Commercials, Mannequin Modeling


Software Applications (Mac and PC Platforms) Hardware Experience
Photoshop 6.0 – CS5 Windows 98, 2000, XP Epson Stylus Pro 3800, 9880
Illustrator 3.0 – CS5 Macintosh OS 8.6 – OS X .6 Epson Stylus 300, 2200
Freehand MX Other Desktop Printers
InDesign Fuji Pictrography 4500N
Lightroom 3
Apeture 2
Pagemaker
Capture One Pro 6 Imacon 848 and 646 Drum Scanner
Nikon NX 2 Unimax, Microtech, Epson Reflective Scanner
MS Publisher Nikon 4000 ICE (35mm Scanner)
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
QuickBooks Dry Mount
Access Wide FormatLaminator
Fotostation Pro
FileMaker Pro Digital and Film 35mm (Nikon, Canon, Pentax)
Extensis Portfolio 7 Medium Format Digital (Mamiya, Hasselblad, Phase One, Leaf)
Ibis / ACT Large Format Film (4x5 and 8x10)