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Photographer Profile Iâ€™ve always had a deep passion for the art of photography. The act of capturing moments of time is such a rewarding feeling. Once an image of mine creates a reaction from the viewer, then I have done my job as an artist. Being trained as a journalist when I shoot, I tend to think more about the impact my images may provoke. No matter what the situation may be, I always look for the most unique ways to capture what Iâ€™m looking at. Working at newspapers and other publications have made me realize who my audience is. Although I may be employed on a news staff, I work for the public. This collection I have produced shows where I have been and where I plan on being. Featured is a wide variety of photographs and articles that I have selected to represent my skills as a journalist, photographer, writer, and creator.
-Evert Nelson 2013
Trenton Heinen (left) and Becca Fugara (right) enjoy a ride down a zipline in front of Anderson Hall at Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Aug. 23, 2012
Portfolio Contents Resume Royal Purple 1-2 Collegian 1-2 Salina Journal Freelance References and Contact
1. Corbin Moore walks up the road he will soon ride down on his longboard at Fancy Creek outside Manhattan, Kansas April 28, 2012 2. Willie the Wildcat chases a squrrel up a tree in front of Anderson Hall on the campus of Kansas State University Nov. 30, 2012
To continue my passion of photography as a career path through professional experience and personal exploration. Working to better the future of journalism and mass communications every chance I get. Technical Canon and Nikon camera systems Mac and PC computers Adobe Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6 Microsoft Office and Apple iWork AP Style Interpersonal Ability to handle stressful and pressing situations, like deadlines or photographic situations Organizational skills learned from preparing and executing group photos and portraits Ability to take and execute leadership positions Undergraduate in Journalism and Digital Media A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications Kansas State University Expected Graduation- 2015 Photo Editor - Royal Purple - Manhattan, Kan . Aug. 2012 - May 2013 Photographer / Reporter - Collegian - Manhattan, Kan. Aug. 2011 - Current Photographer - Kansas State University Marketing and Communications - Manhattan, Kan. Oct. 2012 - Current Photo Intern - Salina Journal - Salina, Kan. May 2012 - July 2012 Student Worker - Journalism Education Association (JEA) - Seattle, Wash. / San Antonio, Texas / San Fransisco, Calif. April 2012 - Current
The Salina Journal Award for Photojournalism Excellence - 2012 The Tim Janicke Leadership Award for the top rookie photojournalist - 2012 AWAKS 25th Anniversary photography competition scholarship - 2011
Royal Purple Photo Editor 2012-2013 Working as the editor of photography for Kansas State University’s award winning Royal Purple Yearbook gave me a chance to try my hand in a leadership role. This being the 150th year of Kansas State University being an accredited university, we wanted to give this year’s book a “Timeless” theme. While being the first book to be printed fully in color, we also tried new approaches to how we will represent the student body and faculty in ways not realized before. Instead of the regular composite photos for all Greek organizations, we went with individual group photos that were taken outside of their respected meeting area. We carried this group photo theme to organizations as well. I personally was in charge of arranging all Greek and non-Greek organizations that were to be taken by myself or another photographer for the book. As well as the group photos, we also included profiles on specific faculty members, students, athletes, and alumni. All portrait studio shots and most group photo shots were taken by myself to maintain a consistence style throughout the book. During my time at the Royal Purple, I was immersed in the world of yearbook and learned many skills that will resonate with me for the rest my life. I am very proud to have been a part of the staff that made the yearbook that almost was cut from publication completely.
Royal Purple These selections of images and article reflect a portion of the work I put in to making this yearbook the best it could be. Every opportunity I had to cover stories or work on unique assignements I took. From flying over Manhattan to cover a story about the K-State Flying Club to writing an article about a trivia night in a bar in Aggieville, everything I did taught me new lessons that I couldn’t get anywhere else.
1. A view of Highway 177 and the scenic outlook before entering Manhattan. Taken from a K-State Flying Club aircraft for story about the club. Feb. 8, 2013
2. Rowing Club group photo in Alumni Center Hagans Library. Oct. 10, 2012 3. Beta Theta Pi group photo in front of their house. Sept. 19, 2012 4. School of Leadership Studies Ambassadors group photo in Leadership Studies Building. Nov. 10, 2012
Collegian Photographer / Reporter 2011-2013 Since the first assignment I ever shot for The Collegian, I have dedicated my shooting style to covering Kansas State in the most interesting, truthful, and colorful way possible. Everything from LGBT barbequeâ€™s to the football team playing in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, has been captured through my lens. The college campus and surrounding areas of Manhattan, Kansas has helped tremendously in the availability of stories to cover and photos to be taken. Besides covering events and stories through a camera, I have also expanded my reporting and writing abilities. I love the reward of seeing my works published to the public and knowing it will be read or reacted to by my peers on a daily basis. Working for Kansas Stateâ€™s student run newspaper has made me a member of other Collegian Alumni who add to such a rich history.
1. A Sufi whirler dances while the Yuval Ron Ensemble plays in the background at McCain Auditorium April 5, 2012. 2. QB Colin Klien holds up the Big XII Championship trophy after defeating Texas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Dec. 1, 2012.
Along with capturing moments, I wrote articles on a variety of topics. The article to the left was written on the subject of flu prevention through the use of social networks.
1. Tim Morford sleeps on his homework in the Great Room of K-State’s Hale Library Oct. 4, 2012. 2. K-State’s fishing team members prepare their equipment for their tournament at Lake Perry Sept. 30, 2012. This was part of an eight photo spread.
Salina Journal Photographer Intern Summer 2012
Every journalist remembers their first introduction to the “big time” newsroom environment. For me, that introduction was made at The Salina Journal in Salina, Kansas. Working with a professional staff of reporters, journalists, photographers, editors, broadcasters, and even those in charge of printing, taught me important lessons about what it means to be working in the business of journalism. During my tenure, I worked under photographers Tom Dorsey and Jeff Cooper, who combined has over 30 years of industry experience. For the summer that I was there, I was treated as a full-time staff member and quickly adapted to my new environment. I covered stories that I had never expected to be covering, which proved to be not only exciting but also challenging.
1. A Saline County firefighter sprays water onto a burning field west of Salina, KS on July 6, 2012. 2. “The Peterson Bros” Greg Peterson (middle) stands with his brothers Kendel (left) and Nathan (right) at their Grandmothers farm West of Salina, KS June 26, 2012. 3. Mel Potts leans next to his restored car in his auto shop in Salina, KS July 12, 2012 4. Members of Salina Sheriff Department investigate a crash east of Salina, KS May 31, 2012
5. Nichols Karbor sits with the deer he and his father fashioned a prosthetic leg to after it being cut on off during a harvest at their farm in Salina, KS June 11, 2012.
Freelance Work 2009- 2013
I always held a firm belief that an artist’s work is never finished. Photography has proven this to be true. Throughout my freelance work I have met life-long friends, created unique memories and have continued to push my art farther with each project. My early works include shooting portraits for high school seniors and families as an apprentice for local studios in Topeka, Kansas as well as for freelance. Recently I have contracted with Sandler Seating Inc., Sunset Zoo, National Journalism and Education Association, Kansas State University Department of Communications and Marketing, and J&C Imaging. The generosity that these firms showed me has allowed for an expansion of my knowledge into commercial areas of photography. I look forward to building new partnerships and ventures as my skills continue to develop.
1. Photo of Prairie Band Casino restaurant chair arrangements - Sandler Seating Woodlook Catalog 2011 - Dec. 2, 2011 2. Musical group Cadence posed for their CD cover April 5, 2013 3. Local restaurant in Manhattan, KS Sept. 25, 2012 4. Conner Vining plays the piano for his talent at the Shawnee Heights High School Talent show in Tecumseh, KS Feb. 2, 2010 5. Swimmer at USA National Championship in Topeka, Kan. - J&C Imaging - Oct. 6, 2011
References and Contact Info Andrew Nelson Kelly Furnas John LaBarge Tom Dorsey
Uncle, mentor, Kansas State University instructor 785.532-3958 | email@example.com | www.andynelsonphotos.com Advisor Royal Purple Yearbook mentor, Kansas State University instructor 785.532.0722 | firstname.lastname@example.org | jmc.k-state.edu/faculty-staff/furnas.html Owner J&C Imaging, friend 785.539.3690 | email@example.com | www.jcimaging.com Photographer Salina Journal, mentor 785.822.1406 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.salina.com
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