Freelance Photographer and Web Design guy
Passionate about photography, passionate about life.
I haven't always lived in the South West of England all my life, in fact I am from the sunny shores of Cape Town Southmore...Passionate about photography, passionate about life.
I haven't always lived in the South West of England all my life, in fact I am from the sunny shores of Cape Town South Africa. People continually ask, why do you live in the UK... simple I love it here.
I now run a successful photographic company based in the heart of the Wiltshire Countryside but again I haven't always been lucky enough to work in the industry, I was employed for 11 years by a Telecoms company working in IT Desktop, Network, Web and Call routing.
I competently photograph anything from Weddings, 360 degree Panoramic's to more Commercial and Corporate Events. In setting up my Photography business I have become proficient in Web design and web SEO using a wide range of industry standard software products.
To sum it up, the proof is in the pudding, please click away on my website designed by my very hands to see a complete portfolio of my photographic work.
Area Covered: Weddings, Sport, Portraiture, Photojournalism, Corporate Events, Commercial
Work Experience Summary: Mangodays Photographic - Jan 2010 to Present
Roles and responsibilities: The day to day running of a Photographic company, marketing, sales and digitally processing of images from shoots. Also the development of the company website, creating proofing galleries and processing of orders using Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4. Arranging photo shoots, make up artists, building sets and gaining access to potential shoot locations. Digitally retouching and reworking or images using Adobe Photoshop CS4, Lightroom 2.4 and Canon's Digital Photo Professional.
British Telecommunications - May 2007 to Dec 2009
Position: Network Security Support Engineer
Roles and responsibilities: Daily Management, administration and support of customer firewalls including change management and fault connection investigation using Checkpoint, Cisco and Juniper Netscreen technologies. Team leader, responsible for personal training development, monthly one to ones and annual APR's. Daily monitoring and reporting on Intrusion Detection alerts for multiple customers. Management of BT's internal intranet site using Dreamweaver, ASP and PHP.
British Telecommunications - Apr 2005 to Apr 2007
Position: Network Support Engineer
Roles and Responsibilities: Network Fault resolution for 900 Retail Stores, 16 Distribution Depots and Head office of a major supermarket chain. Hands on skills installing Cisco 827/837 Routers and IP Clear 2600’s connecting from Network Termination Units to Customer Network. Auditing of all Depots and creation of Design Documents to detail each Depot’s Communication Cabinets and their Cabling and Fibre. Provide 1 week in 3 out of hours on-call technical support for the above.
British Telecommunications - Jan 2000 to Mar 2005
Position: Desktop and PBX Support engineer
Roles and responsibilities: Part of a dynamic desktop support team responsible for support including software and hardware installations. Daily and monthly server backups on MS based operating platforms. Accessing, Troubleshooting and resolving Hardware and Network issues. Development of Call routing solutions from a hardware and software level using Meridian, Avia switches and Symposium Call Centre release 1.5. Following daily desktop support fault/request management processes and monitoring customer network.
Field of Study: Photography
University / College: Bristol City College