Erin Mahoney

Photographic Educator and Fine Artist

San Francisco, California

erinmahoneyphoto@gmail.com

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Professional info
 

I am a photographic educator and fine art photographer interested in creating photography through digital capture and historical photographic printing processes.  I currently teach photography courses in San Francisco, CA.

Work experience
 

Rayko Photo Center | San Francisco, CA​ | 2013 - present

Creating, teaching, and implementing historical printing processes and photography at a dedicated photographic center and gallery in the heart of San Francisco.

The Art Institute of California | Sunnyvale, CA​ | 2013 - 2015

Creating, teaching, and implementing photography and graphic design courses at the undergraduate level to students of all ages at a private institution.

Home Trends, QCI Direct, Inc.​ | Rochester, NY | 2009 - 2011

Studio photographer shooting products and designing layouts for three distinct catalogs that reach more than 45 million customers.

 

Responsibilities include working under tight weekly deadlines to achieve successful imagery across catalogs, adapting to new situations, and communicating properly with merchandisers, art directors, and graphic designers on a daily basis.

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

   Photoshop

   InDesign

   Illustrator

Mac and Windows OS

HTML5

CSS

Canon Digital SLR systems

Nikon Digital SLR systems

Studio Lighting

   Strobes

   Tungsten

Large and medium format digital and analog systems

Large format printing

Print output

   Digital negatives

   Color management and profiling

Analog camera systems

Traditional B&W wet darkroom

Color Darkroom

Historical printing processes

   Cyanotype

   Van Dyke Brown

   Gum Bichromate

   Salt Printing

   Platinum/Palladium

   Wet Plate Collodion

   Physautotype

   Tintype

Contemporary printing processes

   Pinhole

   Plastic camera

   Polaroid transfers

   Gel transfers

   Mural printing

   C-Printing

Genesee Center for the Arts​ | Rochester, NY | 2008 - 2011

Instructed students of all ages and educational backgrounds in the basics of digital photography and digital photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.

Education
 

Academy of Art University​ | San Francisco, CA | 2011 - 2013

Master of Fine Arts degree in photography with honors. 

Some highlights include:

Graduate Student Representative for MFA Photography Program.

Teacher's assistant for historical photographic printing class.

Held a solo exhibition of Another Me in San Francisco, CA.

Affiliations

Society for Photographic Education

American Photographic Artists

 

Rochester Institute of Technology​ | Rochester, NY | 2006 - 2009

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Professional Photographic Illustration with honors