Resume

Chris Adval

Photographer

www.ChrisAdvalProductions.com • 570-871-0504 • Chris@ChrisAdvalProductions.com

Chris Adval Enterprises in business since 2012. Chris Adval Enterprises is the company in charge of multiple brands such as Chris Adval Productions, Chris Adval’s Headshots and CA-SENIORS as active brands.

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Objective:  Aspiring to be a full time Advertising Photographer, because it excites me and challenges all of my creative skills most.

Photography Specialties: Lighting, People Portraits, Products, Models, and Advertising.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Overall Windows 7 Knowledge – Proficient Skill Level
  • Overall Mac OS Knowledge – Beginner Skill Level
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC (PC/Mac) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Adobe InDesign CS5/CS6/CC (PC/Mac) – Intermediate Skill Level
  • Adobe Lightroom 3/4/5/CC (PC) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 (PC/Mac) – Intermediate Skill Level
  • Advertising & Graphic Design (PC/Mac) – Proficient (2011 to Present)
  • Digital Photography w ith DSLR – (2010 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Product Photography – (2010 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Portraiture – (2010 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Environmental Portraiture – (2013 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Studio Photography – (2010 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Professional Photography Natural/Artificial/Strobe/Ambient Lighting – (2010 to Present) – Proficient Skill Level
  • Camera Operator for videos – (2010 to Present) – Intermediate Skill Level
  • Video Editing – (2010 to Present) – Intermediate Skill Level
    • Types of editing: Highlight, Interviews, and Corporate
    • Software Used: Final Cut (minimally), and Sony Vegas (most frequent)
  • Blogging/CMS: WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr – Proficient Skill Level
  • Entrepreneurship: I have done countless different tasks for running my business part time during employment. Most especially marketing, advertising, accounting, bookings, web design/management, client communications, business partnerships, client acquisition, etc. Please do not hesitate to ask about other tasks I have done.
  • Social media management of multiple accounts for multiple brands on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube – Proficient Skill Level
    • Instagram: Currently maintain @chrisadval, @caheadshots, @caseniors, @hazletonfirstfriday, @chrisadvalfoodie

Professional Experience

Associations

  • Professional Photographers of America as of 2015 to present.

Gallery Exhibitions Participated in…

  • Schulman Gallery Annual Student Show 2011 and 2012 – May to June Exhibition.
  • Hazleton Art League: Art Youth Expo 2 – March to April 2012 Exhibition.
  • Hazleton Art League: Art Youth Expo 3 – March to April 2013 Exhibition.
  • Fine Arts Fiesta – 2013
  • Hazleton Art League: Art Youth Expo 4 – March to April 2014 Exhibition.

Awards and Achievements

  • Hazleton Art League: Art Youth Expo 2 – 2012

– Emotionally Compelling Award for untitled piece sized 16×20 Model: “Ilya”

  • Hazleton Art League: Art Youth Expo 3 – 2013

– Emotionally Compelling Award for “Eastern State” piece sized 10×15

  • Fine Arts Fiesta – 2013

– Honorable Mention for piece “Eastern State” sized 20×30

Education

  • Associates in Sciences within Commercial Art concentrated in Advertising Design at Luzerne County Community College

Certifications/Clearances

  • Background Check on August 2017 Clear (can provide documents on request)
  • Clearance from Child Abuse Cleared: Cleared 2017  (can provide documents on request)

Professional References Upon Request

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