I have been working in the audio-visual industry in New York’s Capital Region at a variety of levels for the last 15 years. Notable experiences include 4 years working half-time (and full-time summers) as a student producer with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s distance education program and 4 years acting as the director and lead producer for Wiicafe’s audio/visual coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Additionally, I spent 4 years doing wedding videography before more recently moving into wedding photography for the past year.
I am currently a full-time software developer, however I also have a dual major in Electronic Media, Arts & Communications. I regularly hone my photography skills and am a leading contributor on StackExchange’s Photography and Sound Design sites, as well as a moderator on the Video Production Q/A site. When I’m not shooting weddings, I’m shooting some type of event to keep myself practiced. While not a full-time photographer, I maintain a high level of technical and artistic skill as well as top quality equipment to keep quality high.
I avoid full-time photography work because I honestly don’t believe it should cost $5000 for one photographer to cover a wedding. Software development pays the bills while leaving me plentiful free time to keep my Photography skills polished and allow me to pursue providing photography services at a fair price.