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Apex Photographic
Brendan Lester
T 410.294.1116
@ [email protected]
I am a professional photographer that specializes in shooting event, architectural, and
automotive photography. Born in Columbia, Maryland, I grew up working towards a degree in
Mechanical Engineering through high school and my first year of college at Virginia Tech.
Having always enjoyed the technical while appreciating details, I decided to transfer into a
degree for photography at the end of my spring 2007 semester at Virginia Tech. Columbia
College Chicago was a proper fit, as urban life always stimulated my mind, and penetrated my
thought process.
TimeOut Chicago
In January 2010, began interning/shooting freelance for TimeOut Chicago.
Cold Track Days 2009-Present
In September 2009, began shooting automotive/event coverage photography for
GVA Architects, INC; Columbia, MD 2007-Present
Have worked with George Vaeth Associates to photograph various projects, and present them
with a final imaging product for use in their portfolio and website.
Intern, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab; Laurel, MD 2005-2006
Interned in the Avery Laboratory wind tunnel testing facility in Johns Hopkins APL during
senior year of high school. Performed work on testing models, and materials research.
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois : BA Photography, 2010
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virgnia : BA in Mechanical
Engineering, Transfer at the end of Spring 2007 semester.

Apex Photographic
I am currently skilled in shooting digitally (both Canon and Nikon DSLR systems), and with
various formats of film, including (but not
limited to) most Polaroid systems, 35mm film, medium format / Hasselblad systems, and 4x5
view camera systems. With film, I am capable of shooting both slide and negative films, as
well as proficient in how to scan these films on Imacon scan systems. I’m also completely
competent in most of the Adobe CS4 Design Premium Suite, namely Dreamweaver,
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
T 410.294.1116
@ [email protected]