Turner D. Bridgforth

Freelance Photographer & Portrait Photographer

Location:Vienna, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Picture People 98’ - 11’
Location - Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA
Tysons Corner Mall, McLean VA
(I’ve worked for this company several times over the years)
Highest Position - Senior Photographer
Duties - I was a portrait photographer shooting everything from adult groups of 15 or more to newborn babies. I worked sales with customers directly and often stayed with the customer through to cash out. As Senior Photographer I was responsible for the upkeep of all photography equipment, including the industrial printer.

Ritz Camera 02’ - 03’
Location - The Shops at Willow Lawn, Richmond VA
Position - Lab Technician
Duties - I performed all of the day to day tasks of running and maintaining the busiest Ritz Camera printing lab in the state at the time; Processing film (35 mm and APS), Printing rolls and individual reprints, loading paper rolls, cleaning the printer and film processor inside and out.

Picture People 03’ - 05’
Location - Short Pump Towne Center, Richmond VA
Chesterfield Towne Center, Richmond VA
(I was working at the Short Pump location when my manager took me with her to the Chesterfield location)
Position - Assistant Manager / Photographer
Duties - My asst. manager duties were opening and closing the register and supervising when the manager wasn’t there. My photographer responsibilities were the same as they were at my other Picture People jobs. I was the preferred photographer for large groups and infants.

Irvin Simon Photographers Inc./ Splendid Portraits 05’ - 10’
Location - Falls Church VA
Position - Senior Photographer / Customer Service
Duties - I was an elementary school photographer shooting individual portraits, group class photos, panoramic pictures, team and club groups, whole school groups, candid photos, senior portraits, special school events and action sports photography. I also shot individual and group portraits at dance studios and with swim teams. I was a senior photographer for the company and often supervised shoots on location and helped train the new photographers.
My customer service duties where answering the phone and mail and dealing with customers who either didn’t have their photos for one reason or another or just wanted more.

Penn Camera 10’ - 10’
Location - Tysons Corner VA
Position - Lab Tech / Rentals
Duties - As a lab tech my job was to start, shutdown and run the photo lab on a day to day basis. I also worked part-time in the rentals department maintaining the rental equipment.
Skills (2) Rating
Portrait Photography