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Brian Charles Steel

Home: 423.709.8276 Cell: 404.580.9661

brian@briancharlessteelphotography.com

www.briancharlessteelphotography.com

 

Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia

B.A. Visual Communications, 05/2004

EDUCATION:

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia

M.F.A. Photography, 06/2011

B.F.A. Photography, Minor, Advertising and Design, 11/2008

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS:

Still cameras, portraits, events and ceremonies, synchronized stroboscopic lighting systems, digital printing, scanners, photo retouching,

processing equipment, black and white darkroom, color darkroom, video cameras, continuous lighting

COMPUTER SKILLS:

HTML, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Flash CS4, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Lightroom 2,

Final Cut Pro, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE:

Photographer, 05/2013 – Present

Self Employed: Brian Charles Steel Photography LLC

Cleveland, Tennessee

 

Set up studio equipment on location to take both professional headshots and family portraits. Photograph events capturing all of the important moments

as well as candid moments. Restore and retouch old photographs

 

Events and Portrait Photographer, 08/2009 – 09/2013

Employer: Sachi Koto Communications Inc.

Woodstock, Georgia, 20 hours/year

Supervisor: Sachi Koto, 678.488.7281, sachi@sachikoto.com, may contact

 

Operated still camera, and set up synchronized stroboscopic lights, to take portraits of VIPs and other guests of the Who’s Who in Asian American

Communities Legends and Awards Ceremony each year. Captured candid moments during the reception with a still camera. Photographed important

moments during the awards ceremony. Used processing equipment to edit and retouch final images.

 

Photography Intern, 06/2010 – 08/2010

Employer: Dramatic Dynamics

Atlanta, Georgia, 6 hours/week

Supervisor: MarQuai Moss, 678.778.4982, dramaticdynamics@yahoo.com, may contact

 

Captured important moments at events and conferences with a still camera. Used fine focus control to capture important moments with a wide

aperture in unfavorable lighting when stroboscopic lighting was not permitted. Used processing equipment to edit and retouch final images.

 

Photography Intern, 06/2010 – 08/2010

Employer: Acting Up Atlanta, Georgia, 6 hours/week

Supervisor: Dr. Shondrika Bouldin, 404.805.1110, acting-up@soulploitation.com, may contact

 

Worked as a photographer for the production of a play. Used a still camera and synchronized stroboscopic lights, to capture creative images made

with models for the promotion of the play. Operated still camera and synchronized stroboscopic lights, to capture pre-showing of a portion of the

play. Used still camera to capture important moments at fundraising events.

 

Teaching Assistant, 01/2010 – 03/2010

Employer: Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Georgia, 10 hours/week

Supervisor: Professor Suellen Parker, 404.253.3413, sparker@scad.edu, may contact

 

Assisted a professor with teaching students techniques in Adobe Photoshop and image processing equipment. Answered students’ questions, and

assisted them with their projects. Set up photographic shoot to demonstrate various kinds of portrait lighting. Graded all of the projects with the

professor.

 

Photography Intern, 11/2009 – 02/2010

Employer: Staib Dance Atlanta, Georgia, 10 hours/week

Supervisor: George Staib, 678.641.2570, gstaib@emory.edu, may contact

 

Worked as the photographer for a contemporary dance company. Captured creative images at dance rehearsals using a still camera. Set up photo

shoots with synchronized stroboscopic lighting sources, to take headshots of all of the dancers for the promotion of the show. Shot creative images

that captured the emotion and motion of the dances, using stroboscopic lighting with a still camera. Used processing equipment and Photoshop to

edit and retouch images.

 

Photo Editor, 01/2007 – 02/2009

Employer: Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Georgia, 10 hours/week

Supervisor: Turia Williams, 334.676.0400, turiasw@gmail.com, may contact

 

Worked as the Photo Editor for The Connector, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus’ award winning student newspaper.

Managed work orders for photo requests, and distributed assignments to photographers. Wrote captions for photographs, and ensured that all

captions complemented both the photograph and the article, and properly identified individuals in the photograph. Collected photographs from

photographers, and edited them for print. Processed images and uploaded them to the online newspaper, and maintained a photo library. Set up

photo shoots with still cameras and synchronized stroboscopic lighting, to take creative conceptual images and portraits of individuals featured in the

paper. Photographed events including: lectures, conferences, parties and sports. Made final determination of photographs appropriate for newsprint,

and ensured that quality standards and deadlines were met.

 

Video Editing Lab Assistant, 08/2003 – 05/2004

Employer: Reinhardt University Waleska, Georgia, 10 hours/week

Supervisor: Laura Demain, 770.547.8253, alys54@mindspring.com, may contact

 

Assisted students with their video projects, and instructed them in the use of Final Cut Pro. Maintained computers and made sure that their

software was up to date. Directed and edited creative video projects for Reinhardt University.

 

AWARDS:

2008

  • 1st Place Best Photograph: Editorial Feature Award from the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper

 

  • The Connector, 2nd place General Photography Award from the Georgia College Press Association

 

  • The Connector, 3rd place Front Page Layout Award from the Society for Collegiate Journalists

2007

  • The Connector, 2nd place General Photography Award from the Georgia College Press Association

2001

  • Telly Award, Video award for cinema photography work on And The Curtain Will Rise

 

PRESS:

2013

  • “Impaired Perceptions’: Photographer rejects first impressions” by Jacque Wilson, CNN.com January 26 2013

 

CURATED SHOW:

2012

  • Inside the Outsider, Mason Murer Fine Art – Atlanta, Georgia

 

SOLO SHOWS:

2013

  • Impaired Perceptions, Art Inspired – Springfield, Missouri

2012

  • Impaired Perceptions, Mason Murer Fine Art – Atlanta, Georgia

2011

  • Impaired Perceptions, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery – Atlanta, Georgia

 

LECTURES:

2013

  • "Impaired Perceptions", Art Inspired – Springfield, Missouri
  • "Impaird Perceptions: A visual journey", NASA Ames Research Center – Mountain View, California

2012

  • "Food Photography: A seven step recipe for delicious photographs", Showcase School of Photogaphy – Atlanta, Georgia

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2012

  • Open Studio Juried Exhibition Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Fresh Blood, Mason Murer Fine Art – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Still Life: The Art of Arrangement, Kiernan Gallery – Lexington, Virginia

 

  • Both Sides Of The Lens: Self Portraiture, Kiernan Gallery – Lexington, Virginia

2011

  • No Limits, Mason Murer Fine Art – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • SCAD Define Art Exhibition – Atlanta, Georgia 2010

 

  • The Savannah College of Art and Design ACP Juried Show – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • F18, group photography show – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Open Studio Juried Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, Georgia

2009

  • The Savannah College of Art and Design ACP Juried Show – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Open Studio Juried Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Nine in ’09, group photography show – Atlanta, Georgia

2008

  • Young Guns: An Exhibition of New Photography, Curated by Mark Karelson – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Open Studio Juried Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • Photograph in Savannah College of Art and Design’s permanent collection – Savannah, Georgia

2005

  • Juried Exhibition, Stone Mountain Art Station – Stone Mountain, Georgia