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Personal Details Personal Data Date of Birth: 15 May 1991 (20 years of age) ID nr.: EE: Male, white South African Fully Bilingual in English.

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1 Zandré Banks: Aspirant Professional Photographer and Fine Artist Résumé & Portfolio of Evidence

2 Personal Details Personal Data Date of Birth: 15 May 1991 (20 years of age) ID nr.: EE: Male, white South African Fully Bilingual in English & Afrikaans, reasonable understanding of German Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Word, Internet and Outlook; PowerPoint & Photoshop Own Transport Access to a PC and Internet Facilities Own Photography Equipment Contact Info address: Cell nr: Home Tel:

3 Educational Information
School Qualification Highest St. Passed: Matric (Grade 12) With exemption High School: Hoërskool Die Wilgers Subjects: English Afrikaans Mathematical Literacy Business Studies Hospitality Studies Tourism Tertiary Qualification Photography Diploma To be completed in Nov 2011 Institution: Oakfields College, Menlyn Subjects: Journalism Business Studies Photography Photoshop Events Planning Business Communication

4 General Awards and Achievements
At College Passed first two terms at Oakfields College with an average of close to 80%, and amongst top 3 with Photography marks of more than 90% Chosen to participate in Tae Kwon Do SA’s within 1st year Nominated by judge to enter for Mr. South Africa competition Attended a part-time Modelling course & obtained a Certificate with Xcellence Academy, Meyerspark At School Passed Matric with Exemption Completed First Aid Course Was selected as Chef de Cuisine for Restaurant Evenings that catered for 40 people on several occasions

5 Personal Attributes and Qualities
I would like to believe that I am a hard-working, dedicated individual. I have been working part-time at House of Coffees; Woodlands Boulevard for the past 2 years while studying, and my employer can confirm that I am trustworthy and willing to do whatever it takes to get a job done to satisfaction. I am committed to becoming a Professional and Fine Art Photographer of note and am prepared to start from the beginning and work hard at gaining the experience needed to succeed. Hard-working Loyal Creative/Artistic Team-player Self-driven & Motivated Good people skills

6 Portfolio of Evidence: Fine Art Photography Project
The assignment entailed using a combination of photos that were personally taken to create an artistic impression

7 Portfolio of Evidence: Using Photoshop to create a mist effect on self-taken picture
The assignment entailed using Photoshop to create a mist- like effect on a photo that was personally taken and did not have these effects before

8 Portfolio of Evidence: Using Photoshop to create sun rays
The project entailed using Photoshop on a self-taken picture, to create sun rays that appear completely natural. There had to be no sunrays before

9 Portfolio of Evidence: Illustrating contrast between Old and New
The assignment entailed using self taken photos of choice to illustrate differences between he old and new worlds

10 Portfolio of Evidence: Food Shoot
In this project, I had to use studio lighting to enhance food pictures and illustrate the various textures of food types.

11 Portfolio of Evidence: Macro Shots
In this project, I had to use my camera in a certain way to get small depth of field (macro shots).

12 Portfolio of Evidence: Panoramic Stitched Photo
The assignment entailed taking multiple shots and stitching them together naturally, using Photoshop

13 Portfolio of Evidence: Location Model Shoot
The assignment required the use of studio lighting on an outdoor location, while taking a photo of a real model. This photo was further enhanced, using Photoshop

14 Portfolio of Evidence: Location Model Shoot
The assignment required the use of studio lighting on an outdoor location, while taking a photo of a real model. This photo was further enhanced, using Photoshop

15 Portfolio of Evidence: Location Model Shoot
The assignment required the use of studio lighting on an outdoor location, while taking a photo of a real model. This photo was further enhanced, using Photoshop

16 Portfolio of Evidence: Industrial Photography: Kromdraai Gold Mine
This project was aimed at utilising available light in otherwise dark areas to take an industrial photo

17 Portfolio of Evidence: Drama Production
The project involved taking pictures of drama students that enhanced their best features and had a dramatic effect

18 Portfolio of Evidence: Car photo for Print Ad
The assignment required the taking of a car photo that would be suitable for use in a print ad. I took this photo in such a way to showcase all the key features & attributes of a SUBARU that includes the renowned rally blue; speed, power, AWD, aggression and the 6- star Logo

19 Portfolio of Evidence: Photographing People
This was a personal project that simply entailed taking pictures of people. In this photo we staged a scene that would make the model look like a hobo. The background was blurred to maintain emphasis on the main character.

20 Portfolio of Evidence: Battle of the Bands
This was another personal project where I took pictures of people at the Battle of the Bands, Carnival City- under difficult circumstances with unusual lighting. A number of the band members personally thanked and commended me afterwards, for taking pictures that complemented them well.

21 Portfolio of Evidence: Battle of the Bands
This is another picture in my personal Battle of the Bands project. This band member does not regard himself as photogenic and was of the opinion that the photo makes him look very good

22 Portfolio of Evidence: Battle of the Bands
Another picture in my personal Battle of the Bands project. With this photo I attempted to take a photo from an unusual angle to give it a more artistic feel.

23 Portfolio of Evidence: Battle of the Bands
Another picture in my personal Battle of the Bands project. With this photo I attempted to illustrate motion blur.

24 Portfolio of Evidence: Social Documentary
This photo was taken for an assignment that required illustrating people under different social circumstances. I used Photoshop to intensify the vivid colours of the traditional gear.

25 Portfolio of Evidence: Architecture
The assignment entailed taking any photos that contains architectural elements. I took these photos at the Voortrekker Monument- attempting to capture architectural features from extraordinary angles

26 Portfolio of Evidence: Architecture
This photo aimed to show the complete outline of the Voortrekker Monument from a different angle that contained additional architectural value

27 Portfolio of Evidence: Personal Pictures of People
This is a photo that I have taken of fellow students during an outdoor excursion to the Botanical Gardens, Pretoria

28 Portfolio of Evidence: Personal Pictures of People
This is a relaxed photo that I have taken of fellow photography students during our excursion to the Voortrekker Monument

29 Portfolio of Evidence: Personal Pictures of People
This is a personal photo that I have taken of a friend at a fashion show at The Scarlet Ribbon. I did minimal editing of this photo using Photoshop

30 Portfolio of Evidence: Personal Pictures of People
This is a personal photo that I have taken at a fashion show of at The Scarlet Ribbon. I did minimal editing of this photo using Photoshop

31 Portfolio of Evidence: My Personal View of the World
This is a personal photo that I have taken of a bridge under the Menlyn Undercover Parking Area

32 Portfolio of Evidence: Journalistic Photography
The project entailed taking an unedited photograph of the 2011 Elections for journalistic purposes. I was able to stage a scenario that reflected a controversial topic that was of high interest to the media at that point in time. This required that I had to keep track of the news.

33 Portfolio of Evidence: Zoo Excursion
This project required taking pictures of animals during an excursion to the Zoo. The photos had to be shot in such a way to create the impression that the animals were photographed in their natural habitat- and not in captivity

34 Portfolio of Evidence: Zoo Excursion
This project required taking pictures of animals during an excursion to the Zoo. The photos had to be shot in such a way to create the impression that the animals were photographed in their natural habitat- and not in captivity

35 Portfolio of Evidence: Zoo Excursion
This project required taking pictures of animals during an excursion to the Zoo. The photos had to be shot in such a way to create the impression that the animals were photographed in their natural habitat- and not in captivity

36 Portfolio of Evidence: Zoo Excursion
This project required taking pictures of animals during an excursion to the Zoo. The photos had to be shot in such a way to create the impression that the animals were photographed in their natural habitat- and not in captivity

37 Portfolio of Evidence: Mountain Sanctuary Park Excursion
This project simply required taking pictures of nature

38 References Work reference John
Owner of House of Coffees, Woodlands, where I have been working part- time since April 2010 (1.5 years). I am working as a Waiter, but is often asked to manage the other Waiters as well. Tel: Cell: College reference Brian Farrell Lecturer of Photography Studies at Oakfields College, Menlyn where I have been studying for the past year (2011). Tel: Cell:


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