David Calhoun

Experienced Artist/Photographer with a passion for creating beautiful images of people and objects. By combining my artistic eye with high quality digital photography techniques, and a clear understanding of lighting I am offering my services as a photographer 

Specializing in Boudoir, Glamour, Pin-Up & Fine Art.

 

My special talent is to evoke and capture a woman's true mystique.

I express a different point of view from what is commonly perceived as glamour photography. I create imagined moments celebrating feminine beauty and the amazing power and variety of the female form; my work is at once inviting. and daring. 

Mystique is French for glamour, the sense of mystery and wonder we have for true beauty. We glimpse the image, provocative, holding a secret within a knowing smile that plays across her lovely lips. She is mystique - the embodiment of femininity in the female form. 

 

Skills Summary

Strong leader experienced in digital image composition and management, targeted to print and web. Expert in Mac and PC-based technical systems and color management.  Creative/Technical Manager and Art Director. Professional photographer, experienced in studio operations and setup.
Strong problem-solving and operations management skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

Expert in Adobe CS 6 Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver), QuarkXPress, iWork & iLife suite of applications. Experienced Apple instructor and practitioner; Mac OS 10 and above. Skilled in Canon and Phase One Camera Systems and professional lighting (strobe, continuous);
expert in Lightroom, Aperture.

Wavegraphix, LLC                                                                   2003-Present

Freelance Studio Photographer/Art Director

Professional digital image creation and production services focused on supporting corporate advertising clients. High-end fashion and portrait photography; model portfolios, product photography, and image re-touching using Photoshop and Lightroom. Output targeted for print and web, incorporating multimedia and sound. Worked closely with models and makeup staff to achieve premium results in professional setting, designing the layout and environment of the studio sessions in various locations.

Designed and built studios, using sophisticated Manfrotto pantograph studio rail system for lighting, Bowens monolights and modifiers, and remote control background systems, utilizing the Canon EOS system of cameras and lenses. Defined daylight studio setup and both indoor and outdoor location shoots, for portrait, fashion and still-life art photography.  Hands-on print designer competent in taking complex projects from concept to pre-press proofing through final print production.


 

Other Experience:

  • AT&T - Production Manager, CAV     

  • Johnson Atelier – Fine Arts Bronze Sculptor/Head of Wax Casting     

  • Bergen Community College - Apple Academy Instructor – Adobe Photoshop     

Skills

 

Photoshop CS 5 Suite

LightRoom5

Illustrator CS5

PowerPoint

​Pages

Camera

 

Canon 5DMIII

Canon 7DMII

Canon 70D

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503•983•8390  david@mystiquephotos.com

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