Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert/Instructor
- Kansas City, Missouri Area
Michael Lamy's Overview
- Creative Director - Photoshop Artist at retouchMOJO
- Rhode Island School of Photography
Michael Lamy's Summary
I am a highly driven photographic professional with a passion for related technology, learning and education. An early adopter of digital mediums who digs deeply into current software and hardware related to graphic design and photography, while remaining ahead of the curve by keeping an eye on "the next thing". I get energized by working collaboratively with similarly motivated creative professionals.
My career path has included positions as staff photographer for the marketing department of May company department stores, ownership and operation of my own digital advertising photo studio, the set up of digital studios for companies such as TIMEX, BIC, Ethan Allan and Black & Decker.
My strong creative aesthetic has been called upon by Hallmark Cards, where I served for 6 years as Senior Retoucher. I remain current and at the forefront of my industry through the achievement of Adobe Expert and Adobe Instructor Certifications in Photoshop CC, and I have shared my real world experience at Universities, seminars and online training productions since 1990.
Specialties: Adobe Certified Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor-Photoshop CC, Adobe User Group Manager, Apple Macintosh system configuration, troubleshooting and suport. Softproofing & color management in design/prepress environment. Workflow development and optimization. Experienced in set up of high volume digital commercial advertising photo studios, including initial assement, systems configuration, installation, training and support. Creative leadership through shared passion and inspiration.
Michael Lamy's Experience
Creative Director - Photoshop Artist
Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Photography industry
April 2009 – Present (5 years 6 months)
retouchMOJO provides a full range of creative post-production photographic support to commercial photographers, marketing and ad agencies and designers nationally. From high end Photoshop retouching and compositing for that single hero shot, to high volume, fast turn around color correction, silhouetting and drop shadow creation of product shots for catalog, web, direct mail, package design and POS signage. Contact Michael Lamy to discuss how retouchMOJO can help you achieve your photographic vision.
Color Correction/Retouch Specialist
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Luxury Goods & Jewelry industry
April 2014 – June 2014 (3 months) Lenexa, Kansas
Provide Photoshop retouching and color correction services for all advertising and marketing imagery of Silpada jewelry products.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry
October 2006 – March 2014 (7 years 6 months) Leawood, Kansas
Utilize my talent for communication, my love for teaching and my passion for Apple technology, combined with my unique creative/technical background, to educate others and assist in determining the most appropriate hardware/software solution for each consumer's needs.
Lecturer in Visual Communication
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
January 2009 – May 2009 (5 months) Lawrence, Kansas Area
Offer instruction in Adobe Photoshop at KU's School of Fine Arts Department of Design.
Senior Photoshop Retoucher
Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Consumer Goods industry
April 2003 – April 2009 (6 years 1 month)
Manipulate, composite, color correct and enhance digital images in Adobe Photoshop for use on greeting cards, gift product, signage, web and print advertising. Work closely with art directors, designers and artists to achieve the highest level of technical quality and believability, while exercising personal creative aesthetic, in the creation of emotionally evocative imagery in the Hallmark tradition.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry
January 1990 – April 2003 (13 years 4 months)
Provide digital commercial photography of people and product for advertising and marketing use, and offer high end Photoshop retouch and digital systems integration and support to photographers and designers nationally.
Manager/Photographer Digital Imaging Dept.
Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Consumer Goods industry
2000 – 2003 (3 years)
Set up and operated new department designed to serve all company worldwide digital image needs. Responsibilities included recommendation and purchasing of all equipment and software to outfit two digital capture systems, photographic lighting, and prepress and proofing systems. Photographed actual product and industrial design mock ups for catalogs, packaging, POP displays, PR and WWW use. Worked directly with creative department and product group managers to achieve high quality representation of product line through detailed Photoshop manipulation and correction. Conducted and maintained color calibration through monitor and output device profiling for soft proofing workflow. Designed and maintained digital archiving/retrieval process. Worked with programmers to implement new WWW based asset delivery method. Hired and managed freelance staff as needed.
Head Photographer/Systems Integrator & Trainer
Ulsaker Studio, Inc.
1994 – 1997 (3 years)
Specializing in designing high-end digital imaging solutions for commercial studios and museums, Ulsaker Studio sells, installs & supports all hardware in their solutions. Previously, Michael Ulsaker spent 25 yrs as a commercial photographer. Ulsaker's was a full service studio, offering photography, E-6 lab, traditional photographic printing & slide duplicating & imaging. In 1992, in parallel with his studio's production services, they began representing Leaf and Epson and Ulsaker's hardware business was born. Today, they focus exclusively on providing high quality solutions for their customers. Their experience gives clients the advantage of knowledge based on actual production and years of helping other companies with digital imaging technology.
Some clients include:
Bass Pro Shops, BIC, Conair, Ethan Allen, GAP, L.L. Bean, Timex, U. S. Army, Yankee Candle, Boston Public Library, Charles River Editions, Corning Museum of Glass, Christie's, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
1989 – 1992 (3 years)
Staff photographer in high production catalog studio. Worked independently and with art directors and stylists to produce images for newspaper and direct mail catalog advertisements. Photographed on a daily basis, anything from jewelry, glassware, flatware, home electronics, and softlines, to large furniture room sets using large and medium format camera systems.
Michael Lamy's Skills & Expertise
- Image Manipulation
- High-end Retouching
- Commercial Photography
- Digital Photography
Michael Lamy's Education
Rhode Island School of Photography
1984 – 1988
Michael Lamy's Additional Information
When not behind the camera or keyboard, Michael enjoys dancing, competing and teaching Lindy Hop, the original form of Swing Dance popular from the late 1920s through the 1950s.
- Groups and Associations:
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
- Honors and Awards:
• Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop CC
• Adobe Certified Instructor, Photoshop CC
• Adobe User Group Manager since March 2010
• Apple Small Device Diagnostic/Repair Certified
Contact Michael for:
- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
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- business deals
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