I'M A
RETOUCHER
AVID TRAVELER
STARTUP HOUND
PHOTO TAKER
TEA DRINKER
TECH SAVVY

DOG PERSON

Work Experience

Freelance (2010-Current)
High-End Photo Retoucher

Retouching high-end brands such as Estee Lauder, LCBO, Canadian Tire, Today's Parent, Chatelaine, Rogers Radio, Shoppers Drug Mart and many more. This includes colour correction, clipping, frequency separation for skin and compositing.

Rogers Media (2016-2018)
Photography Manager + Retoucher

Managing the photography account for the Canadian Tire Wow Guide. Responsibilities include retouching all images, checking images for print and format, managing multiple excel lists between teams, as well as managing external vendors and merchandise.

Canadian Living Magazine (2015-2016)
Production Coordinator + Photographer

Producing, shooting and retouching photography for the Canadian Living Magazine. This included shooting monthly stories in the studio, as well as retouching, clipping, colour correcting, properly formatting and archiving all images for the magazine.

Natasha Nicholson Photography (2012-2015)
Studio Manager + Marketing Coordinator

Ensuring that commercial shoots runs smoothly by preparing sets, checking equipment, setting up lighting and accessories, taking meter readings as well as digital capture, retouching all the images, and promoting the company through social media.

Canadian Living Magazine (2013-2015)
Photo Assistant + Digital Tech

Assisting on shoots for Canadian Living, including setting up the photo equipment, working as the digital capture tech, retouching, as well as working alongside the Art and Food Directors to ensure proper editorial formatting for the magazine.

Blare Magazine (2010-2013)
Concert Photographer + Retoucher

Capturing Toronto’s music culture for an innovative online music magazine. Working under the pressures of an electric crowd, loud speakers and dark venues to take photographs of fresh talents making their way into the industry.

Education

University of Guelph Humber (2008-2012)
BA in Media Communications

Graduated with distinction honors (87% average). Studying journalism, digital communications, public relations, visual communications and media business.

Humber College (2008-2012)
BA Image Arts & Photography

Graduated with distinction honors (90% average). Studying photographic techniques and equipment, video and photo editing, art direction and design.

Skills

Photoshop + Photo Retouching
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Indesign + Art and Design
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Illustrator + Illustrations
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Marketing + Social Media
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Wordpress + Web Design
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User Interface + User Experience (UI+UX)
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Recent Work

Contact

genia@geniashapira.com +1(647-885-6777)