Do you want to work with someone who thrives on good communication and values our interaction as much as our work together? I'm a great listener, a creative problem solver, and can provide clear, comprehensive answers to your digital needs. I have a knack for being low-stress, patient, and maintaining my sense of humor in a fast-paced environment. For me, it's about working hard and having fun the whole time!
I'm a perfect fit on a crew as small as two people or as large as dozens of people - I've done both, many times. I'm experienced in all phases of post-production - with both Canon and Nikon systems (shooting directly to card or tethered to Mac or PC) as well as lots of photographic software: Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom + Camera Raw + Bridge / Apple Aperture + QuickTime Pro / Boinx FotoMagico / DxO Optics Pro / iView MediaPro / Microsoft Expression Media / Phase One Capture One Pro ... and more. Most importantly, I have the business skills to know how to relate to your clients when they're looking right over my shoulder.
From white balancing and skin tone adjustments to advanced compositing, I'm able to quickly learn your style and can fine-tune your photos so they look just like you want them to. I've done exacting work for advertising and editorial clients as well as precision color matching from transparency for fine art clients using calibrated monitors with the printer profiles you need.
Whether you have a few gigabytes or many terabytes of photographic data, I'm a master organizer. From thorough metadata procedures to file organization, I'll listen to your unique organizational needs, then devise and work with you to implement a DAM plan so you can find any of your photographs in no time.
From college labs to home offices to your personal laptop, I can get you setup and keep your system working. I have the knowledge and resources to troubleshoot - I've never met a problem I couldn't solve. Extensive experience with: OS X, Parallels, Bootcamp, peripherals, out-of-the-box setup, hardware upgrades, customized configurations, multiple user permissions, networking and file sharing, data migration, backup systems, color calibration, purchase consulting, software installations and updates, troubleshooting, training ... and much more.
With years of experience as a consultant, tutor, and corporate trainer, I'm able to quickly design customized sessions so that you'll understand what you want to know about digital cameras, photographic software, or your Mac. I'm a patient listener and capable of finding new ways of teaching based on your style of learning. I'm also in touch with a network of photo assistants and can recommend the right person for the right position.
david hanks p+d: photography and design services
oakland, california (serving the san francisco bay area ... and beyond)
510 . 205 . 2724