James Elledge is telling your story one photo at a time!
James Elledge's Bio:
James Elledge started his photographic career at San Diego City College where he was trained in the traditional form with black and white film in the dark room. That is where he discovered my one true passion and finally found my calling in life. He then went on to working at Nelson Photo where he absorbed all the knowledge he could about the equipment so he could better help the customers with their purchases and even teaching lessons. At Nelson Photo is where he found his appreciation for printing outside of the darkroom. The next step along his path was working for a multimedia company as the photographer at PassmoreLab where he continued to learn and hone his skills with such projects ranging from a 3D caving documentary "Inner Earth" to 3D music videos for various artists including Sammy Hagar. After three years with PassmoreLab it was time to pursue his original goal with a full education and earning a BFA in photography and three short years later here he is with a full bachelors degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. At the Academy he found his direction in photography shooting editorial, portraits, lifestyle and outerwear.
James Elledge's Experience:
Photographers Assistant at Noel Barnhurst Photography2012 - 2013
Setting up and breaking down equipment, extensive note taking and documentation on setups, operating Capture One, printing, data management, lighting, and grip.
Photographers Assistant at Jason Madara Photography2012 - 2012
Equipment management and lighting specialist
Photographer at PassmoreLab2006 - 2009
3D film production and editing, time lapses. working on motion control for still and video cameras. Studio set up and management.
Technical Sales and Printing at Nelson PhotoAugust 2006 - October 2007
Camera sales and repair. Everything from tripods to studio equipment. Photofinishing, processing, art and photo reproduction and restoration.
Owner / Photographer at James Elledge PhotographyNovember 2005
Commercial, Editorial and Advertising photographer specializing in activewear and outerwear, editorial portraiture as well as product and still life photography.
James Elledge's Education:
Academy of Art University2009 – 2012BFA
San Diego City College2002 – 2005PhotographyConcentration: Photography, Fine Arts, Digital
Homestead High School1996 – 2000General Ed
James Elledge's Interests & Activities:
Outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, wakeboarding, hunting, shooting sports. I like to work with my hands and create DIY projects. If i'm outside or being creative then I am in my happy place!