Since 2010, I have worked on a weekly basis, capturing images at a local West Coast Swing dance in the Chicago suburbs. This entails capturing both posed pictures of people, and casual action shots of dancers in motion, in an environment with a variety of lighting conditions.
In addition to the work I do for the dance group, since 2014 I have also worked to capture pictures for a wide variety of subjects including: national dance events, weddings, sports events, family photos, fundraisers, and senior portraits, among others.
I use the Sony “A” series cameras to take my pictures, with a focus on capturing emotion and/or telling a story, as opposed to simply just taking the shot. My post production workflow includes using both Lightroom and PhotoShop to edit images.
Social Media Marketer
AwestrucKen Photography03/10 – Current
I work as a social media manager for a dance organization. Social media duties include creating weekly or monthly emails, creating a social media calendar for content, engaging followers of the dances, and reviewing analytics to gauge success for posts.
Front-End Web Developer
College of American Pathologists03/01 – 01/18
I used a variety of search engine optimization tools including Google Analytics and Crazy Egg to assist in determining the effectiveness of various web-based campaigns.
I used an Oracle-based content management system (WebCenter Content, WebCenter Portal) to apply metadata (for internal search engine use) and taxonomy to a repository of thousands of files for the organization’s website