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San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, Ca

March 2000 - Present

Staff Photojournalist

  • General news and features photographer with an emphasis on sports coverage.

  • Sports highlights - five Olympics: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012, and Sochi 2014. Produced multiple 360 panoramas and slideshows from every Olympic assignment in addition to daily coverage.

  • Other sports highlights: Three Super Bowls, Four World Series, three U.S. Open golf tournaments, Barry Bonds homerun record chase, and numerous NCAA Men's and Women's basketball tournament and NHL playoff games.

  • Produced hundreds of daily video and/or audio slideshows on deadline since 2005.

  • In 2008 trained as a picture editor and image tecnician.

The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va

December 1997 - February 2000

Staff Photojournalist

  • General news and features photographer with an emphasis on sports coverage.

  • One of the first photographers on staff to use digital cameras, Kodak NC2000e, on location, on deadline.



  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va

May 1997 - December 1997

  • Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, NC

January 1997 - May 1997

  • The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Va

August 1996 - January 1997

  • Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah

January 1996 - August 1996

 

University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo

1992-1995

  • Bachelors of Photojournalism

University of Colorado, Boulder, Co

1991-1992

Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Co

1987-1991

 

  • Canon and Nikon digital, film and medium format cameras.

  • Macintosh, Photoshop CS5, Final Cut Express, Flash, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Photo Mechanic, Audacity and various other multimedia programs.

  • 360 degree panoramic images using PTGui Pro, Panoweaver, Hugin, and Cubic Converter.

  • Remote camera set-up.

  • Location lighting.

  • Multimedia; video and audio slide shows on deadline.

  • Director of Photography for the Mosaic high school two-week journalism workshop 2012 and 2013.

  • Picture editing on deadline.

 

    Individual Awards (highlights):

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association - Third Place Portfolio, Award of Excellence Spot News, Third Place General News, Second Place Sports Action, Award of Excellence Sports Feature, Third Place "Best Giants," 2014.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association - First Place "Best San Francisco Giants Season Photography," 2011.

  • San Jose Mercury News - Quarterly Awards: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001. Editors Award: 2014, 2006.

  • Pictures of the Year International - First Place Sports Feature, 2008.

  • National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism - Honorable Mention Sporting Field of Play, 2008.

  • National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism - Third Place Web Site; Best News Picture Story (Smaller Affiliated Sites) "Madison Nguyen", 2006.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association - Second Place Portfolio, Third Place Sports Feature, Third Place Feature Picture Story, 2006.

  • California Press Photographers Association - First Place Sports Feature, 2003.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association - Third Place Feature Picture Story, 2002.

  • National Press Photographers Association - National Clip; Second Place General News, June 2002.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association - Third Place Sports Feature, 2001.

  • Virginia News Press Photographers Association - Second Place Portfolio, First Place Sports Feature, First Place Spot News, Second Place Sports Action, Third Place Sports Action, Third Place Feature, Honorable Mention Sports Feature, Honorable Mention General News, 1999.

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame - Honorable Mention Action and Feature, 1999.

  • National Press Photographers Association - Region 3, Third Place - Photographer of the Year, 1999.

  • National Press Photographers Association - National Clip; First Place Sports, April 1998, Second Place General News, December 1998.

  • Virginia News Press Photographers Association - Third Place Portfolio, Best in Show, First Place Sports Feature, Third Place Sports Picture Story, Honorable Mention Feature, 1998.

  • Pictures of the Year - Honorable Mention Sports Feature, 1998.

  • Virginia News Press Photographers Association - First Place Lifestyle, 1997.

    Staff Awards:

  • National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism - Staff Award Best Use of the Web 2007.

  • Pictures of the Year International - Second Place Staff Award Best Use of Interactive Publication/Major Media, 2007.

  • Pictures of the Year International - Second Place Staff Award Best Use of Newspapers: Circulation > 100,000, 2006.

  • Pictures of the Year International - Third Place Staff Award Editing Division / Interactive Publication: Large Media, 2005.

 

  • Stanford (2008-2011, 2013)

  • San Jose State University (2000, 2004, 2006)

  • Asian American Journalists Association Convention (2008, 2011)

  • San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association Mulitmedia Workshop (2006-2009)

  • Exposure Gallery, San Francisco (2002, 2004)

  • Journalism Association of Community Colleges Northern California (2007-2011)