Victoria Jean Buckman

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victoriajeanphotoart@gmail.com

 

Photographic Experience

Lightroom Processing Specialist: culling and processing wedding and portrait photographs for Charleston professional wedding photographers

Portrait photography since 2011: creative, family and business portraits

Macro and still life photography

Scenic and nature photography

Fine art prints

 

Accomplishments

Recent photographic work provided for: 

   ~South of Broad Living Magazine, Charleston SC 

   ~Charleston Digital Corridor, Charleston SC

 

Featured Artist:

~November 2012 Bremerton, Washington Art Walk: featured my high fashion photography at ISH Vintage Clothing

~December 2012 Bremerton, Washington Art Walk and Christmas Festival: featured my fine art photography at Cornerstone Coffee House

~March 2014 Manette, Washington Art Walk: invited to feature my fine art photography at Rejuv Massage and Spa

  • Published in blog by Seattle's popular photographer, Steve Huff:  The FOP Does Emerald City
  • Photography contest winner: First place in People, Second place in Animals at Olympic College Annual Photography Competition
  • Photo Challenge winner multiple times for Kitsap Photography Guild monthly challenge
  • Photography featured in social media for Kitsap Conference Center, Washington State

 

Training and Education

Degree

      Associates of Applied Science- Information Systems Specialist: Web Development

  • Presidents List and Deans List scholar
  • Beginning and Intermediate Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photojournalism
  • Programming Concepts
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SQL

 

Mentorship and Internship

Don Paulson Photography

a renowned photographer of landscape and nature scenes

  ~tutoring in stock and fine art photography and photography business management

 

Aubin Ahrens Photography

an upscale portrait studio

  ~tutoring in aspects of studio management, client communication, lighting and location photography

 

Field and Farm Photography

a prestigious nature photographer and archival printer

  ~received tutoring in aspects of archival printing and product printing of fine art prints

 

Other Continuing Education

Conferences

  • Zenfolio website Zoom Tour, Seattle WA  (2013)
  • National Geographic Traveler seminar - Storytelling Photography, Seattle WA  (2014)
  • Facebook for Business - Small Business Boost seminar, Kirkland WA  (2014)
  • Wordpress.org 

 

Online tutorials

  • Wordpress (Lynda.com)
  • Lightroom (Lynda.com)
  • W3C Schools

 

Sales and Marketing courses taken at Chippewa Valley Technical College

Previous education in film photography and darkroom development techniques

 

Other Technical Experience

  • Photoshop (CS6,  Elements 11)
  • Lightroom 5
  • NIK filters
  • Flickr Pro
  • Archival printing on large scale Epson printers
  • Custom matting and mounting of photographs
  • Studio strobe flash (Elinchrom Ranger and Paul C. Buff AlienBee systems)
  • Facebook for Business (analytics knowledge)
  • Wordpress.com site development
  • Zenfolio website management

 

Volunteer Work

Volunteer: South Carolina Aquarium

President: Olympic College Photo Club (2013-2014)

Kitsap Photography Guild member and event volunteer (2010 - 2014)

West Sound Photographers member (2010 - 2014)

Architecture Photographer for Bremerton Housing Authority

Donated large prints to fundraising activities

Secretary of Student Council, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Photographer for Queen of the Castle magazine, Chippewa Falls, WI

Communications Officer and Editorial Photographer for Chippewa Valley Thrivent Chapter, WI

 

Memberships

Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society

PPA (Professional Photographers of America)

Kitsap County Beach Watchers

 

Letters of Recommendation

From Don Paulson