Josefina
josefina@josefinaphoto.com
Washington, DC | Los Angeles, CA | New York, New York

Professional Experience:

Owner, Josefina Photography, Washington, DC
Dec. 2009 - Present
 

  • Earned and maintained a positive reputation of excellent customer service and quality product
  • Created a successful website, blog and social media presence showcasing current & relative work
  • Provided easy access to helpful information/links for potential clients
  • Set up numerous meetings to "break the ice," encourage communication & set up mood-boards
  • Networked with dozens of photographers in and out of state to coordinate shoots and workshops
  • Prepared images for print & web use, as well as accurate sizing for optimal digital downloads
  • Featured multiple times on social media platforms like DeviantArt & Tattoo'd Lifestyle Magazine, Online


Owner, Josefina Photography Retouching, Washington, DC
Sept. 2012 - Present

  • Retouched photos, prepared images for catalog, print, digital download and portfolio
  • Specializes in age-reversal, high-quality skin retouching & commercial grade coloring 
  • Retouched wide variety of subjects ranging from fashion shows to commercial pool advertisements 
  • Utilized Adobe Photoshop for retouching and image archiving
  • Digitally retouched apparel products/products of Lisa Jn Marie Designs, Endless Pools, Salon 405, Chic by C Jewelry, Endless Rose Clothing, Kink'd Ink Studios, & Glow & Spa Salon


Social Media Manager, Washington, DC
Sept. 2012 - Present

  • Champion of social media tools and technologies 
  • Keeping up-to-date with constantly evolving technologies in online social networking
  • Managing 4-10 profiles per client in addition to my own
  • Partial List of Tools include: Blogger/Blogger Coding, SquareSpace Website Building, Tumblr/Tumblr Coding (Minimal), LinkedIn, Facebook/Facebook Fan Pages, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter, 500px, DeviantArt, Instagram, Google+, Ello, Medium, YouTube, Google and related tools, Wikipedia
  • Managed/moderated art galleries for groups with 600-5,000 members


Freelance Photographer - Penn State University
May 2013 - One Month

  • Hired by the Integrative Arts Department for Head Shots of both faculty & students
  • Worked closely with clientele to create comp cards, resume head shots, and images for other professional use
  • Retouched photos, prepared images for print, professional websites, digital download and extensive portfolio usage



Exhibitions, Awards and Publications: 

2017
"FIXATE" - Gallery Showing - The Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

2017
Nina Hartley Image - The Huffington Post - Publication

2017
"Monday Mornings" - Daily Deviation - DeviantArt Award, Social Media Network

2016
"Local Artist Exhibit," Staples, Altoona, PA

2015
"Two Sides of Ghosting"  - Artwork & Article - Elephant Journal

2015
"What I Learned This Summer" - Artwork & Article - Elephant Journal

2014
"Theresa" - Tattoo'd Lifestyle Magazine, Online - Publication

2014
"Addiction" - Daily Deviation - DeviantArt Award, Social Media Network

2014
"Special Edition - Theresa Manchester" - Tattoo'd Lifestyle Magazine

2014
"Music Professor, Concert Choir" - Image - The Altoona Mirror, Newspaper

2014
"Singer's Headshot" - Lincoln Center Playbill, New York

2014
"Singer's Headshot" - Saskatchewan Songs, Canada

2013
"The Wild Issue" - The Atlas Magazine

2013
"Spa Series" - Endless Pools Brochure

2012
"Supernova" - Daily Deviation - DeviantArt Award, Social Media Network

2012
"Black & White" - Tinsel Tokyo Magazine

2012
"Escape" - Daily Deviation - DeviantArt Award, Social Media Network

2011
"Into The Wild" - The Modified Dolls Magazine

2011
"Halloween" - The Modified Dolls Magazine


Technical Skills:
Expert at camera formats, digital capture, black-and-white, print, polaroid, Adobe Photoshop, Luminar, Google Drive, Dropbox, Website Image Sizing, Printing Preparation, ColorStory Editing, Faded Editing, Snapseed, FaceTune, Blogger, Microsoft Word, Mac iPages, Powerpoint


Education:
Bachelor of Arts (in Progress), Penn State University, Altoona, PA, May 2018
Major: Integrative Arts - Vocal Track

Bachelor of Arts (in Progress), Penn State University, Altoona, PA, May 2018
Major: Psychology

Minor (in Progress), Penn State University, Altoona, PA, May 2018
Concentration: Ancient World History

Certificate in Social Media, Writing & Editing/Journalism
Elephant Summer Academy 2015
Status: Completed Aug. 2015

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Photographers I Have Worked With:

  • Joy Strotz - Collaboration & Fashion Workshop, Los Angeles, CA - 2015
  • Brittany Kline - Collaboration, State College, PA - 2014
  • Maranda Joy Photography - Collaboration, State College, PA - 2013
  • Steve Stanfield - Collaboration, Los Angeles, CA - 2012
  • Paul Albert - Fashion Workshop, Los Angeles, CA - 2012
  • Sila Middleton - Collaboration & Workshop, Los Angeles, CA - 2012
  • David Lara - Collaboration & Workshop, New York, NY - 2012
  • Leah Anne - Collaboration, Canoe Creek, PA - 2012
  • Amelia By Design - Collaboration, Kalamazoo, MI - 2012
  • Lara Jade - Fashion Workshop, New York, NY - 2012
  • Steven A. Brown - Collaboration, Kalamzaoo, MI - 2012
  • Charles Lucima - Fashion & Retouching Workshop, Los Angeles, CA - 2012, 2013 & 2015
  • Alex Manfredini - Glamour Workshop, Miami, FL - 2011
  • Charles Hildreth -Retouching Workshop, Online - 2011
  • Jaime Ibarra - Retouching Workshop, Online - 2011
  • Sara Jennifer Panza - Workshop, Detroit, MI - 2011

 

Models/Clientele I Have Worked With:

(** have worked with more than once)

  • Shelby Ursu - Indiana, PA **
  • Sitara Bird - Detroit, MI
  • Miss Mischief - Plymouth, MA & Los Angeles, CA **
  • Jessyka Dawn - Pittsfield, MA
  • Shauna Lavigne - Pittsfield, MA
  • Brit Austin - Richmond, VA
  • Courtney Lashinsky - Hollidaysburg, PA **
  • Courtney Suder - State College, PA
  • Tara Kifer - Altoona, PA
  • Stephanie Offensive - State College, PA
  • Terri Norling - Altoona, PA
  • Mal Monroe - Altoona, PA**
  • Little Rey - State College, PA **
  • Carol Ann - Altoona, PA
  • Skyler Haze - Miami, FL
  • Nicole Taylor - Miami, FL
  • Dr. Carla Johnson - Kalamazoo, MI **
  • Lea Dodson - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Laura Henderson - Kalamazoo, MI **
  • Nikki Heat - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Sunshine - Monrovia, CA
  • Kit - Monrovia, CA
  • Kate Compton (Vision Los Angles | Otto Models LA), Los Angeles, CA **
  • Holly Parker (Revolution Management), Los Angeles, CA **
  • Marley Hunter (ENVY Model Mangement), Los Angeles, CA 
  • Bekka Gunther (No Ties Management), Los Angeles, CA **
  • Jessica Today (Ignite Models), Los Angeles, CA
  • Lauren Calaway (Abraham's Artist Agency), Los Angeles, CA
  • Scott Ford - Los Angeles, CA
  • Alysha Nett - Baltimore MD & Los Angeles, CA **
  • Eric Smith, State College, PA
  • Nicole Michelle, Ithaca, NY
  • Lara Jade, Brooklyn, NY
  • Anna Robertson (Q Management, NY), Brooklyn, NY
  • Iryna Popova (Q Mangement, NY), Brooklyn, NY
  • Kristina Marie Welch (Elite Model NYC), Richmond, VA
  • Marlaina Pacifico, Altoona, PA
  • Kait Pashley, Ithaca, NY
  • Rafaela Anita (Castro Talent), State College, PA
  • Josh Ansley, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leah Anne, State College, PA
  • Theresa Manchester, Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC ***
  • Sara Jennifer Panza, Novi MI
  • Codi Babcock (Osbrink Agency), Los Angeles, CA
  • Meghan Mooberry (Whitehouse Models), Los Angeles, CA 
  • Erica Little, Malibu, CA
  • Brianna Olenslager (Hollywood Model Mngt.), Los Angeles, CA
  • Jessica Madeline (NEXT Model Management), Los Angeles, CA
  • Hanna Doerksen (M Models), Los Angeles, CA
  • Jordan Dwayne, Los Angeles, CA
  • Miriam Chick, Los Angeles, CA
  • Molly Burke, State College, PA
  • Shana Soriano, Altoona, PA
  • Whitney Ellison (Industry Model Group), Los Angeles, CA
  • Lucky, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jasmine Morán, Altoona, PA
  • Stephany Theys, State College, PA ***
  • Brittany Kline, Washington, DC **
  • Sophia Marilyn, Atlanta, GA **
  • Marina Dolan, Washington, DC **
  • Annette Nelson, Altoona, PA 
  • Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, Altoona, PA & New York, NY ***
  • Breanna Deutsch, Altoona, PA
  • Hayley Kelleher, Altoona, PA
  • Meghan Judith, Altoona, PA
  • Natalie Entenberg, Altoona, PA
  • Stephanie Demorre, Altoona, PA
  • Debi Hirschbiel, Altoona, PA **
  • Taylor Swick, Altoona, PA
  • Imani Irons, Altoona, PA
  • Roarie Yum, Washington, DC & Pittsburgh, PA ***
  • Clarence Kent, State College, PA
  • Tila Tequila, Houston, TX
  • Sherry Tallon, State College, PA
  • Brittany Bochart, Washington, DC
  • Melanie Blankenship, Washington, DC
  • Phane, Rockville, MD
  • Lambert Wedding, Culpeper, VA
  • Ranck & Muth Engagement, Altoona, PA
  • Sheriece Veazey, Altoona, PA
  • Ripley Wedding, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA
  • Koko Laimana (LA Models Runways/Wilhelmina Hawaii), Los Angeles, CA
  • Rebekah Davis (AC Talent Agency), Los Angeles, CA
  • Nicole Baker (VISION Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA
  • Keith Carhill, Los Angeles, CA
  • Demi Renee, Los Angeles, CA
  • Claire Michelle (ENVY Model Mangement), Los Angeles, CA
  • Kat Sheridan, Los Angeles, CA**
  • Ashley Mary Nunes, Los Angeles, CA**
  • Ethan Jason, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rosie Amalia, Los Angeles, CA
  • Olivia Vandenberg, Los Angeles, CA
  • Viktoria Belany, Los Angeles, CA
  • Benjamin Dennis, Altoona, PA
  • Olivia Dickson, Altoona, PA
  • Nina Hartley, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leah Velocity, Washington, DC**
  • Buck Angel, Washington, DC
  • Cat Hedlund, Washington, DC
  • Jules Chester, Washington, DC
  • Ben Seiben, Altoona, PA
  • Allie Summers, Washington, DC
  • Danica Dane, New York, NY
  • Sandra LaMorgese/Lillian Rey, New York, NY


Retouching Clients: 

  • Dr. Carla Johnson, Managing Editor for Carrie Leigh's NUDE Magazine
  • Eric Flack, Phydeau Photography, NC
  • Joe McGuire, T-Media Photography, Tillsonburg, ON, Canada
  • Lea Dodson, Fine Art Model
  • Maddy Bass, Personal Image Retouching
  • Marina Jenkins, Fashion Model
  • Scott Sullivan, SCS Photography, Michigan
  • Steven A. Brown, Eclectic Eye Photography, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Dr. Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, Celebrity
  • Studio 404, Hair Salon, DuBois, PA
  • Kink'd Ink Studios, Windber, PA


Recommended Retouchers:


    Recommended Assistants: 

    • Aren Willingham, Lighting Assistant, Detroit, MI
    • Ricky Blanding, Set Assistant, Detroit, MI
    • Shelby Ursu, Set Assistant, State College, PA
    • Jesse Murray, Set Assistant, Plymouth, MA
    • Shaun McCurry, Set & Lighting Assistant, Los Angeles, CA
    • Kristen Templeton, Set Assistant, Altoona, PA
    • Samantha Ranck, Set Assistant, Altoona, PA
    • Marie Melendez, Videographer/Assistant, Marie Corps Base - Quantico
    • Gloria Tello, Makeup & Set Assistant, Miami, FL



    Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists:

     

    Wardrobe Stylists:

     

    Fashion Shows:

    • Penn State: The African Student Association Presents, "Taste of Africa - Safari Couture" Fashion Show - March 2011
    • Penn State: The Black Student Union: BSU Fashion Show, April 2011
    • Penn State: The Black Student Union: BSU Fall Beauty Pageant, October 2011

     

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    Amongst my other undertakings, is the task of moderating several large and established photography groups on the Deviant Art community website. This requires no end of discipline and an understanding of how to deal with people from many walks of life, whilst also maintaining and working within specific group guidelines.

    • DeviouslyDiamond: Founder & Head - 651 Members (2011 - Present)
    • BestDA: Co-Founder, General Gallery Moderator - 6,042 Members (2013 - Present)
    • TheMagicTouch: General Gallery Moderator - 1,367 Members (2012 - Present)
    • Voguing: Fashion Gallery Moderator - 1,297 Members (2011 - Present)
    • Preciousness-Arts: General Gallery Moderator - 4,400 Members (2011 - 2013)
    • Shown Through Music: Founder & Supervisor: 700 Members (2010 - 2015)
    • DevPremium: Fashion & Glamour Gallery Moderator - 6,842 Members (2011 - 2013) 
    • Beautiful-Inspiring: General Gallery Moderator - 413 Members (2012 - 2015) 
    • Art-Express: General Gallery Moderator & Art Feature Coordinator - 3,391 (2012 - 2014) 
    • ShowALittleMore: Main Supervisor of all Gallery Moderators - 106 Members (2012 - 2015)