Mitchell G. Zachs Resume
20500 W Country Club Dr. #716, Aventura, FL 33180
(786) 423-5433 - E-mail,
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To seek freelance photography work.

Freelance photographer, 2001-present

Clients include The Jeffrey Group for Federal Express Corporation, Moroch PR for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures, The Apple Organization, Olgilvy PR, The Treister Murry Agency, RBB PR, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Ballet Gamonet Company photographer, Six Degrees Magazine, Keller William's Real Estate, Hot Jam Entertainment photographer, University of Miami Sunsations Dance team photographer, Associated Press (AP), the Miami SunPost, with other private corporate clients.

Also photographing many celebrities, weddings, family pictures, personal portraits, dance recitals, events and portraits, portfolios, events, annual report photography, news, sports, features, news portraits, illustrations, corporate and commercial photography.

A photographer since 1981 and digital imaging since 1987 with six years of digital camera experience. Experience includes use of Macintosh and Windows computer platforms, Photoshop CS2, with systems, pre-press and color monitor calibration. I own portable studio/location lights, multiple strobes with Pocket Wizard Radio Slaves, digital cameras, a D-300s, a Nikon D2Xs, D-300, Nikon D-200, Nikon D2h, a Nikon D-70, a Nikon D1h, a Macintosh Titanium G4 laptop also serving as remote transmitting station for uploading pictures onsite for immediate use.

Staff Photographer for the East Oregonian, 1996-2001, Pendleton and Hermiston, Oregon

Kit King Memorial Northwest Spot News Photographer of the Year 1999.
Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association, Portland, Oregon, 1999, 1st place photo essay, 1st place best spot news coverage (staff award).
Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association, Portland, Oregon, 1998, 1st place spot news coverage (staff award), 3rd place sports,
Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association, Portland, Oregon, 1997, 2nd place sports.
Associated Press, Portland, Oregon, 1997 Oregon AP Pictures of the month, April winner.

Developed and implemented and updated procedures for having much improved color newspaper reproduction, which included calibration of monitors, new photoshop settings, and photoshop, color correction training for photographer and reporters.

Developed and implemented new procedures for helping with the selection of daily pictures for editors.

Staff photographer for the Wood River Journal, 1991-1995, Hailey, Idaho

Idaho Press Club, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1995 Idaho Press Club Photography Contest, 1st place, spot news.
Idaho Press Club, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1994 Idaho Press Club Photography Contest, 1st place, photo essay, 1st place, features, 1st place, sports,
Idaho Press Club, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1993 Idaho Press Club Photography Contest, 2nd place, photo essay, 1st place, sports, 2nd place, sports.
National Newspapers Association, Arlington, Virginia, 1992 National Better Newspapers Contest, 3rd place features, honorable mention.

Society of Professional Journalists, Spokane, Washington, 1992 Excellence in Journalism Awards, 1st place photo essay, 3rd place features, 3rd place portrait, 3rd place sports.

Idaho Press Club, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1992 Idaho Press Club Photography Contest, 1st place, spot news photography.
Developed, implemented and updated procedures for the printing of pictures and copying them to halftones for much better B&W reproduction.

Photo Intern for the News-Press and Lakeland Ledger, 1988-1989, Fort Myers and Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland Ledger best feature color photograph for the week of November 21, 1989. Best sports color photograph for the week of November 1, 1989.

Within an hour of arriving from the airport at the Fort Myers News-Press internship, editors were scrambling and asking for flooding/rain art which at that time was not available. A look out of the window revealed heavy rain and flooding in the streets. Within half an hour, though I was totally drenched I had taken a solid picture illustrating heavy rain and flooding. The picture ran lead A-1 the morning of my first official day at work.

Learned of the shooting pressures, deadlines and day to day happenings of a daily newspaper.

U.S. Air Force, Photographer, Editor, Crew Chief and Photo Lab Chief, Honorable Discharge, 1981-87, Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska and Plattsburg AFB, Plattsburg, New York.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation and the Air Force Achievement Medal
Numerous Air Force photography awards and letters of appreciation.
Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in only my third year of service well ahead of the average.
Airman of the Quarter in 1981.
More "war stories" available upon request

Developed, implemented and updated procedures for training of photographers on variety of types of pictures which included officer portraiture and documentation of vital information and included new procedures for better printing quality.

Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, CA, freelance photographer, 1981-1981, Ukiah, California

Learned about wanting to be a photojournalist for a lifetime

San Francisco State University, Photojournalism major, 1987-89, San Francisco, California

National College Photographer of the Year competition 1988, award of excellence, picture story

San Francisco State University, Golden Gater Newspaper, Campus photographer of the year 1988, best feature photo - Golden Gater, 1987

Helped to bring the SFSU Golden Gater newspaper into being one of the first college newspapers in the country to electronically paginate our newspaper.

Programmed and implemented new procedures for SFSU Prism Magazine to use the network of IBM computers to do away with the use of floppy disks for editing stories. After setting up procedures and use of the network it was quickly adopted by the SFSU Golden Gater newspaper for the editing of their stories.

National Press Photographers Association Member, professional magician, tennis player/teacher and skier

Personal accomplishments:
I served as the Umatilla High School assistant tennis coach for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. I was responsible for coaching the number one boys doubles team to back to back district titles in 2000 and 2001. In May of 2001 the boys number one doubles team finished fourth at the Oregon Schools Athletic Association 1A/2A/3A (for all of Oregon) Tennis Tournament competition of the in Corvallis. I also helped coach our number one girlsí doubles team and our second two boysí doubles team who also qualified for the state tennis tournament both years.

References available upon request