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MISSION

I strive to inspire other artists and to cultivate the self-esteem of individuals through capturing their beauty in my photographs.

 
 

EXPERIENCE

EST. JUNE 2016
Founder

LEANNA'S LENS

• Serve clients seeking portrait, wedding, and commercial photos and retouching

• Create and maintain all social media and website
• Provide excellent customer service to clients

JANUARY 2018- PRESENT
Photo Editor

THREAD MAGAZINE

• Assign photo projects to photo department staff

• Curate, archive and edit  photos for each quarterly published issue

• Finalize and edit layouts in collaboration with the design director and Editor in Chief

AUGUST 2019- PRESENT
Learning Community Leader

OU: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

• Relate to students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities

• Facilitate small groups as an educator

• Organize social events outside of the classroom 

AUGUST 2019- PRESENT
Ambassador and Social Media Manager

OU: SCRIPPS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

• Create social media content to promote Scripps College

• Provide excellent customer service to those in Schoonover Center

• Provide information to and meet with prospective college students and families

MAY 2019- AUGUST 2019
Intern

WHITE CROSS MANAGEMENT

• Welcomed prospects to agency and took measurements

• Served as a digital asset manager and executive assistant

• Communicated daily with models and international agencies

MAY 2018- AUGUST 2018
Photography Assistant

BURKLEHAGEN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

• Built photography sets
• Assisted photographer and food stylists

• Managed files and photographed social media campaigns as a digital technician

AUGUST 2017- MAY 2019
Photographer

OU: DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

• Communicated with high ranking Ohio University staff
• Photographed five to eight events a week to promote 13 departments

• Edited and sent photographs to designated clients

EDUCATION

AUGUST 2017- MAY 2021
Athens, OH

OHIO UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication: Commercial Photography

Marketing Minor

Technology & Society Certificate

Social Media Certificate
Entrepreneurial Business Specialization

3.7 GPA

DECEMBER 2019- JANUARY 2020
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Study abroad program where 10 students travel to Grand Cayman to learn about client relations, on-location photography preparation, and production by creating videos and photographs for clients that were established by the students on the trip. See my recap of the trip here to learn more.

AUGUST 2015- JUNE 2017
Mayfield High School

EXCEL TECC: INTERACTIVE MEDIA

College-credit program teaching visual communication by creating media projects for non-profits and small businesses.

 

SKILLS

 
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

SCRIPPS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

March 2019     73 West State Street Award Scholarship  

March 2019     Don Perris Endowed Internship Fund 

March 2018     Charles L Scott Scholarship 

OHIO UNIVERSITY

Year 1- Current          Dean's List

Year 1- Current          OHIO Achievement Scholar

Year 1- Current          OHIO Focus Award

Year 1- Current          OHIO Distinction Scholar

EXCEL TECC

June 2017      Director's Scholarship Award

May 2017     Senior Departmental Award

May 2016      Junior Departmental Award

SNAPCHAT

Designed six live, published geofilters on the national map

Collective 20,000,000+ views and 415,000+ uses

NOISE BUSINESS EXPOSITION

May 2017      Featured young entrepreneur

WALSWORTH NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

May 2017      Photo Illustration Honorable Mention

JOESTEN'S NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

May 2017      Photo Manipulation Honorable Mention

May 2017      Athletes in Action Honorable Mention

BELIEVE IN OHIO

April 2015      STEM Business Plan Competition Winner

 

PUBLICATIONS

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    The Ciin Magazine

    October 11, 2020

    Images featured in gallery:

    30-35 Racing Thoughts

  • Fashion Photography in Grand Cayman

    September 7, 2020

    Images featured in gallery:

    Untitled 1

    Untitled 2

    Untitled 3

    Untitled 4

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    Avessa Essential: 2020.08

    August 21, 2020

    Photos Featured on pages:

    3 Table of Contents

    14-21 Shadows & Sophistication

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    The Post

    May 27, 2020

    I was interviewed for this article by Riley Runnels at The Post and spoke on how how I have been coping and creating as a photographer during the pandemic.

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    Thread Magazine

    February 26, 2020

    Photos Featured on pages:

    18-19 Runway Realway

    Designs Featured on pages:

    78-89 A Skate In The Park

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

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    Bold & vibrant: Behind Leanna's Lens

    January 28, 2020

    Ohio University wrote an article about me, telling my story about how I have grown as a photographer and person since becoming a student at OU. Click the photo above or here to read.

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    Thread Magazine

    December 11, 2019

    Photos Featured on pages:

    Cover

    16-17 Seams Opener

    32-35 One Size Fits All

    110-119 Beauty & A Bandit

    Writing Featured on page:

    52-53 Kitten Heels

    Designs Featured on pages:

    82-95 Iced Out

    110-119 Beauty & A Bandit

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

  • VisCom Student Organization Show

    December 10, 2019

    Tidal image featured in gallery

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    Thread Magazine

    October 23, 2019

    Photos Featured on pages:

    138-145 Six Looks: City Styles

    74-77 Kismet

     

    Writing Featured on page:

    9 Top 5: Mint

    74-77 Kismet

    Designs Featured on page:

    138-145 Six Looks: City Styles

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

  • VisCom Student Organization Show

    December 10, 2019

    Strawberry Spirits images featured in gallery

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    Thread Magazine

    May 1, 2019

    Photos Featured on pages:

    24-25 Florence Welch

     

    Writing Featured on page:

    Top 5: Mak Tumang

    Designs Featured on page:

    174-175 Quiz: What Summer Accessory Are You?

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

  • VisCom Student Show

    September 20, 2019

    Aurum image featured in gallery

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    Thread Magazine

    December 5, 2018

    Photos Featured on pages:

    112-121 Defying Gravity

     

    Designs Featured on pages:

    50-53 A Touch of Silk

     

    Writing Featured on page:

    Top 5: Brandon Woelfel

     

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

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    Thread Magazine

    February 27, 2019

    Photos Featured on pages:

    Cover Image

    82-85 Strawberry Spirits

    102-111 Creative Control

     

     

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

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    Thread Magazine

    October 17, 2018

    Photos Featured on pages:

    Cover Image

    68-68 Stretch It Out

    122-131 Up In Smoke

    172-179 Breaking The Silence

     

    Photo Edits:

    All Photos in magazine

  • VisCom Student Show

    October 20, 2018

    Photos Featured on pages:

    Rosado image featured in gallery

  • VisCom Student Org Show

    December 3, 2018

    Up In Smoke image featured in gallery

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    Thread Magazine

    March 6, 2018

    Photos Featured on pages:

    36-39 Polished

    60-65 Put a Pin In It

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    Thread Magazine

    April 24, 2018

    Photos Featured on pages:

    80-83 Sipped Not Stirred

    144-157 Six Looks We Like: Beach Style

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    Josten's Look Book

    March 12, 2018

    Jostens International publication company recognizes the students, advisers, administrators, and representatives responsible for the exceptional yearbooks showcased in the Jostens Look Book. Two of my photos are featured in this book.

    Photos Featured on pages:

    254 See Right Through Me

    255 Flipping to the Finals

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