Photography Resume

www.sammydallal.com | sammydallal@gmail.com | 619-254-0403
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dallals

Experience

  • FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER; SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 2014-PRESENT
    Clients include The Washington Post, NY Post, Associated Press, AP Invision, Reuters, Ozy, The Virginian-Pilot and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

  • PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE NATIONAL, ABU DHABI, UAE — 2008-2014
    Produced compelling imagery (still and video) for a daily English-language newspaper (www.thenational.ae). In addition to working locally in the UAE, I was dispatched overseas for assignments in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, France, Lebanon and Egypt.

  • PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE DAILY CAMERA, BOULDER, CO — 2004-2008
    Produced photos for a daily newspaper (www.dailycamera.com). Filled in as photo editor as needed, supervising photographic needs of the paper such as assigning photographers to assignments, and attending budget meetings to discuss the following days news coverage.

  • PHOTOJOURNALIST; ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, DENVER, CO — 2002-2003
    Part of a team of 14 photographers who covered the state of Colorado, from the Denver Broncos football team to water and mineral rights issues in rural counties.

Education

  • Ohio university, Athens - BS, visual communication, 2002
  • Coding Dojo, SAN JOSE - Full Stack Developer RoR, MEAN and Python, 2016

Skills

  • Assess image quality and composition to edit photos and select appropriate images in deadline-oriented environments

  • Compile photos to deliver relevant and timely assets to stakeholders

  • Write captions and metadata that accurately identify subjects, dates and locations; conform to house style and formatting, and facilitate proper archiving

  • Assign tasks to staff or freelancers to best utilize available resources

  • Research and source photography from a variety of agencies and photographers

  • Crop, color correct and archive photos using Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, FotoStation, Aperture and Lightroom

  • Edit videos using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere

  • Quickly and creatively adapt to breaking news situations and changing environments

  • Coordinate with team members across departments to ensure the best possible narrative

  • Employ social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) to direct traffic and optimize content delivery

  • Assess analytics to understand user trends, manage content and enhance user experiences

  • Operate systems including 35mm and medium and large format cameras

  • Capture human moments that reveal a subject’s character, give voice to a story and allow audiences to connect with the people being photographed

  • Work across language and cultural barriers to produce quality narratives

  • Full Stack web development, Rails, Python-Flask, HTML, CSS, Javascript, NodeJS, AngularJS

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