Gary Todoroff Resume Biography

 

Summary of qualifications

Professional Background in both the art and science of photography.

Working professional photographer in aerial, commercial, and fine art.

Teaching positions in university, adult education, corporate and consulting.

Photography careers spanning the chemistry darkroom and computers.

Technical writer, magazine columnist, course curriculum developer

Education

Antioch College, Yellow Spring, Ohio, B.S. Chemistry.
University of Tübingen, West Germany, German and Swedish languages, one year.
Rutgers University, post-graduate studies in Photographic Chemistry.
Computer programming courses through Humboldt Regional Occupational Program.
On-going photography training through seminars and personal research.

Professional
Experience

 
Commercial photography
  • Aerial, commercial and fine art photography through my business, “North Coast Photos”.
  • Photo sales through galleries and my website, northcoastphotos.com.
  • Fashion photographer’s assistant, and darkroom manager for KameraBild, Sweden’s largest publisher in Stockholm.
  • Newspaper Photo Editor, “The Record”, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Photographer, cameraman, control board operator, KIEM-TV, Eureka, California.
  • Multimedia, television and radio broadcasting, Radiance Media Ministry, Eureka .

Photographic chemistry research

  • Photo fabrication chemist at Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon.
  • Electophotography technician, American Photo Equipment Company, Chicago.

Technical Photography

  • Aerial vertical photography for Humboldt State, US Army Corp Engineers, PG&E.
  • Aerial nighttime photography for Humboldt Bay tidal property lines.
  • Development of photographic database for US Coast Guard Maritime Security.
  • Copy/repro photography for artists and sculptors.

 

Teaching
Experience

Wrote computer programming curriculum and textbook for language classes at Hewlett-Packard.

Taught RPG computer language classes, Eureka Adult School.

Worked as a Teaching Assistant at Antioch College for “Science of Photography” and at

Rutgers University for “General Chemistry”.

Maintain my website instructional blog, “Lympa Log” - Leica lenses on Olympus digital cameras.

Gave Photoshop lessons for Coast Guard Public Affairs New England office staff.

Lectured for Sam Swanlund’s photography class at Humboldt State.

Taught Aerial Photography class for Coast Guard flight crews.

Wrote regular computer language instruction column for Hewlett-Packard “Interact” magazine.

Published articles and gave lectures for international computer conferences.

Published
Photography
Work
 2009 Coast Central Credit Union calendar – featured artist, “Over the North Coast” photographs.
“The Coast Guard” coffee table book, 20 photographs.
“Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Camera” (Jim Karney), featured photographer.
Barnes and Noble lighthouse calendar.
Avalon Publishing book covers, “California Hiking”, “California Camping”.
Travel photographs for Lonely Planet Images.
Old House Journal, Sports Fishing and other magazines.
Cover for “The Palette”, Humboldt Arts Foundation.
Billboard-sized photomural and video photos at California Aerospace Museum, Sacramento.
Exhibits,
Special
Projects,
and
Awards
 

2009 Coast Central Credit Union calendar – featured artist, “Over the North Coast” photographs.

“The Coast Guard” coffee table book, 20 photographs.

“Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Camera” (Jim Karney), featured photographer.

Barnes and Noble lighthouse calendar.

Avalon Publishing book covers, “California Hiking”, “California Camping”.

Travel photographs for Lonely Planet Images.

Old House Journal, Sports Fishing and other magazines.

Cover for “The Palette”, Humboldt Arts Foundation.

Billboard-sized photomural and video photos at California Aerospace Museum, Sacramento.

Photo-documentation, Bulembu, Swaziland, Oct-Dec, 2008, plus grant writing.

First photographer with the US Coast Guard Art Program.

"Aerial Photography with the Coast Guard" slide program, 25 presentations nationally.

Judges Pick award at the International 2008 Professional Aerial Photographers Association.

Featured Exhibitor at Arkley Center for Performing Arts and at Humboldt Arts Council.

Holiday Inn Hotel at Eureka/Arcata airport, purchased photos in all guest rooms and the lobby.

Humboldt State University Map accuracy assessment project, over 2000 aerial photos.

Humboldt Bay Water District, 350 aerial photos of entire Mad River with database.

Development of MARSEC photographic database for National Maritime Security concerns.

US Army Corp of Engineers licensed aerial photography and fine art for their national offices.

Advisor for Eureka High School NJROTC Public Affairs newsletter publishing and photography.

Aerial vertical camera-mount designs for Coast Guard helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

United States Coast Guard Certificate of Merit award from Coast Guard Commandant.

Additional
Activities

Board of Directors, Leica Historical Society of America.

Chairman, International Youth Exchange, Eureka Rotary Club.

Founder, Redwood Soaring Association.

Member of Eureka Photoshop Users Group, Navy League, and North Coast Vintage Aviation.

 

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