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  • USA, San Francisco
  • Born in:1988
  • Assistant since:2014
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:no personal car
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Gerard Santiago

People, Portrait, Architecture, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Landscape, International Exp.

Know How:

I am a freelance photographer who is also assisting in photography, multimedia, and production based in Anaheim, CA from San Francisco, CA. I am currently in Cologne, Germany.

I have experience in working with commercial and fine art photography. I am comfortable working with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Hasselblad, and Phase One cameras.

I am proficient in using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign,
After Effects, and Premier. Also with Capture One, Olympus Capture, SketchUp, and other creative programs.

I love the lighting and technical aspects of photography and videos

and the challenges of problem-solving and executing creativity with my imageries.

Lighting/Modifiers (Studio/On Location), Digital Tech & Post Processing, Composite/Retouching, Digital & Analog Photography,Printing (Large Format, Print, B&W darkroom film, Gallery & Fine Art), Matting & Display, Tethered Shooting, Color Profile & Management, Creative Editing, Office Software & Multi-Platform Operating System (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE: Canon, Nikon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Olympus, Profoto, Broncolor, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop. Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects), Capture One, Corel Suite, Window Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Kingsoft Office (Writer, Spreadsheet, Presentation).

References as assistant / Career

I received my Masters in Fine Art in Photography at the Academy of Art University. I worked with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Marriott Hotel, and small businesses in the USA and Europe. I exhibited some of my fine art works entitled Discovering Shasta, Right Here Waiting, and Distorted Body in San Francisco, CA in various group shows and events. Lines and Forms and Inner Conversation series in Cologne, Germany in 2016 and 2017. I showcased the complete series of Body Distorted for my first solo exhibition in Gallery 688, San Francisco, CA last March 2018.

Mar 2006 - Current: Broken Perception
Photography/Creative Consultant
Feb 2010 - Feb 2014: United States Navy
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Dec 2008 - Mar 2009: ABS-CBN (CCPMG)
Multimedia/Motion Graphic Artist - Velvet Channel
Oct 2007 - Dec 2007: Informatics College
Adobe Photoshop Instructor (Short Courses)

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