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Attempting to escape the bucolic town of his youth Fernando's right
brain grew up on a diet of National Geographics strewn across the
coffee table, Jolly Ranchers and Jacque Cousteau/ Marlin Perkins
adventure specials on TV.

Once in college and counseled to find something useful to study
Fernando's left brain backed into a Psychology major by accruing
sufficient credits although it was a toss up between that and
Philosophy. Finding neither head in the clouds academia nor clinical
research on rats appealing he went back to Art School much to his
father's dismay.

In Art School, working once again with his hands and making prints, he
was much happier. So he went travelling to pursue his lifelong passion
in ethnography and cultures. Soon he was getting paid as a photographer for an adventure travel company in Berkeley.
The backpack finally came off 10 years later with travel assignments
in Spain, Turkey, Thailand and Patagonia.

Now he shoots in a studio and on location for advertising and corporate clients and still takes travel stock photos.

Yeah I know it sounds like a sell out but I'm too old for discounts on
student travel.
He occasionally still takes trips on Green Tortoise…

Profile Summary:
Photographer Berkeley, CA
Photo Editor Berkeley, CA
More About Me
modern literature, travel, photography, soccer, cycling, ultimate, Burning Man
Work Experience:
Highly proficient image production and editing skills (digital, film, pre, post). Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills. Experienced trainer. Able to manage and direct team projects under budget and on time.


Fernando Aguila Commercial Studio Berkeley, CA Dec. 2002- present
Freelance Commercial Photographer
• Commercial Product and Editorial Photography. Client list includes: Clif Bar, Union Bank, National Resources Defense Council,,, Fielding Graduate Institute, Dechert Law Offices- Palo Alto and SF,, Challenged Athletes Foundation,, Glide Memorial Church.

Classroom.Com Brisbane, CA Oct. 2000– Nov.2002
Sr. Photo Editor
• Responsible for art selection for leading Website in education for both print and Web products.
• Hired and managed photographers and illustrators for Web images, newsletters and curriculum guides.
• Created and administered Portfolio database consisting of 300,000 + photos and graphic art.
• Maintained all rights, usage and permissions information for subcontractors and stock photos (Corbis, Getty, Photodisc etc.).

Ofoto.Com Emeryville, CA Dec.1999.–Sept.2000
Photo Editor
• Responsible for photo selection for digital photography website, establishing brand appeal for Ofoto customers.
• Conducted comparative analysis testing and assisted director of imaging with monitoring print quality.
• Performed QA monitoring of Ofoto’s and competitors’ lab photo fulfillment.
• Selected and coordinated photography for largest framestore launch on the Web.
• Shot all in-house photography needs on Nikon D1, handled all subcontract photographers for studio needs.
• Created and maintained photo archive; handled contracts for images from Getty/Tony Stone partnership.

Backroads Berkeley, CA 1991–1999
Trip Leader (1991–1993)
• Coordinated and guided prem
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fernando aguila is located in Berkeley, CA and has the following skills: Photographer, Photo Editor
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Category: Art / Creative
Relevant Education / Credentials
B.A. Occidental College A.A. Santa Monica College/School of Design
Years Experience: 14

Photo Editor

Category: Art / Creative
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1