CV

Kevin Patrick Robbins

Born 1973, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Creative, award-winning photographer proficient in multiple genres, specializing in commercial lifestyle, portraiture, and advertising
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity in the development of concepts, collaborate with creative teams, and execute concepts while enhancing brand narrative and adhering to guidelines
  • Strong digital asset management using three-point redundant backup systems, including NAS systems with RAID drives, online and off-site backup
  • Passion, commitment to excellence, and practical sense of how to get it done
  • Experience in leading, motivating and working well with others; demonstrated bias to teamwork
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail
  • Able to quickly relate to subjects and direct them through a photoshoot to achieve great results

 

Freelance Professional PHOTOGRAPHER (2012 – present)

Commercial, Editorial, and Advertising Photographer and Educator

  • Oversee all elements of photographic stills development from small, single-person shoots to large creative shoots with teams of a dozen people or more
  • Coordinate with modeling agency bookers to schedule shoots, review modeling packets, and select models for creative shoots and editorial campaigns
  • Use a variety of camera formats including full frame, medium format, and APS-C, and understand the differences and limitations of SLR, mirrorless and leaf shutter systems
  • High-end retoucher for magazines publications and commercial projects
  • Additional genre experience includes: reportage, architecture, food, landscapes, interiors

Notable Achievements

  • Award-winning portrait photographer, PPOC National Image Salon (2015 and 2017)
  • Primary cover and features photographer for Hamilton Magazine (June 2014 – October 2017)
  • Photographed cover for Tourism Hamilton’s “Visit Hamilton” guide (2017)
  • Head photographer for Hamilton Fashion Week (2015-2016)
  • Head photographer for North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (2014-2016)

Volunteer Experience, Professional Photographers of Canada

  • National Professional Development Director, PPOC (2016 – 2017)
  • Produced and hosted series of webinars for Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) membership, including multi-part series in partnership with Phase One
  • Developed concepts for educational initiatives, including podcasts and regional conferences
  • Hamilton-Niagara Branch Chair, PPOC (2015 – 2017)
  • Developed educational program and produced monthly educational meetings for 60+ regional members of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)
  • Board member of the Professional Photographers of Ontario

 

IMPATIENT THEATRE CO. (2001 – 2013)

Artistic and Executive Director

  • Founded the Impatient Theatre Co. in 2001 and developed it into the best improv comedy training centre in the country over the next decade
  • Managed a six-figure budget, multiple employees and dozens of volunteers
  • Performed, produced and directed weekly comedy shows at a variety of venues
  • Developed multi-stream, multi-level training program curriculum based on best pedagogical practices to enhance learning experience and retention for a diverse body of students
  • Taught, directed and coached thousands of people (literally) on how to better conceptualize, collaborate, and communicate ideas in groups by bringing the best of themselves to the situation
  • Worked with a variety of companies, from GE to small design shops, to help their employees learn to better communicate and collaborate across departments
  • Founded and produced the Toronto International Improv Festival, which ran for 12 years

 

THE NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW (1999-2003)

Photo Editor, Copy Editor, and Page Designer

  • Selected photos from the newswire sources and edited for print in the paper
  • Prep photos for print in the newspaper, including CMYK and black-point conversions
  • Designed pages and wrote savvy headlines, subheads, cut lines and news briefs
  • Budgeted pages and sections (world, national and local news etc.) by determining most newsworthy stories; ensured its coverage within newspaper
  • Edited and rewrote staff, freelance and wire content for soundness, consistency
  • Proofread pages for spelling, readability, structure, grammar, punctuation

 

EDUCATION

  • Brock University | Bachelor of Communications, Business Communications and Media (1999)
  • Niagara College | Professional Screenwriting (2000)

 

SOFTWARE

  • Stills | Capture One Pro (expert), Adobe Photoshop (expert), Adobe Lightroom (expert)
  • Video | Adobe Premiere (novice), Adobe After Effects (basic), Davinci Resolve (basic)
  • Admin | G Suite (expert), MS Office Suite (advanced)

 

Kevin Patrick Robbins