Bret Byers

8231 21st street CA 92683 (714) 881-6777

Dedicated and energetic photographer with 8+ years’ extensive experience in custom and specialized nightlife photography. Competent in capturing high quality images and organizing materials for photo shoots while displaying confidence and professionalism at all times. Conversant with different types of photography including fashion, portrait and underwater. In depth knowledge of working with advanced photography equipment and tools.



● Photographic equipment
● Camera setting
● Lens adjustment
● Inventory maintenance
● CorelDRAW
● Image processing

Freelance  Photo/Video/Journalist| Bret Byers, LA | Mar 2008 – Present

• Capture realistic images and shoot videos as the assignment dictates
• Pre-edit and edit images as needed
• Process photographs by resizing and retouching them
• Ensure appropriate photo quality
• Work with clients to decipher project needs
• Work with producers to ensure management of all photography assignments
• Prepare shoot sites as needed for particular projects
• Set up equipment and tools as needed for projects
Photographer’s Assistant | with Entertainment Photographer Long Vo • 2008-2010

Assisted lead photographer in capturing and processing photographs for MTV, Paramount Studios, KROQ Acoustic Christmas and KROQ Wennie Roast
• Managed work sites in terms of equipment set up and other logistics
• Ensured all computer software was installed and tested prior to processing photography assignments




Key Accomplishments

• Published photographs of music artist and festivals -944 Magazine OC weekly
• Awarded Senior Photographer at 2008-Present
• Fine Art gallery 2011
• Tour photographer for LA Riots

Event Photographer [playboy mansion parties]

Orange Coast College, Bret, OC – 1998-2000
Associate’s Degree in Photography

Otis college of art and design 2000-2003

(BFA) in Photography

• Aesthetic sense
• Understanding of conventional and digital photography
• Experience with digital photography and computer-aided photographic software
• Good eye for texture, space, design, and color balance
• Well-versed in still, motion, color, and black and white photography
• Current driver’s license with excellent driving history

Fashion Photographer LA 2012

[Evocal clothing] website, online catalog

[Eden] women’s boutiques] Store posters, website,  spring catalog

Music Photographer [] | [Boston] 2011-2013
[Covered world famous DJs for the website along with promo shots of newly signed artist for press kits]

Other Coverage includes

Photo/journalist ULTRA [WMC] [Miami] 2011-2013

[Video Interviews with Artist such as Markus Schulz, Sander Van Doorn, Kid Dj, Nicky Romero, EC Twins, Arty and Cosmic Gate

[Insomniac events] 2008-2016

Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland and Beyond Wonderland. .