Me (full CV)

Hi:

 

My name is Martin Sotelano and I can capture professional, creative photography for fashion, portraits, commercial and glamour for agencies and magazines and a unique perspective resulting in a style that is both fresh and captivating.

 

My work has been published by magazines including I&M (Image and design magazine), Cosmopolitan, Noticias (News Magazine), Fotomundo (Photoworld magazine) among others.

 

Born in Argentina and lived in Glastonbury with my wife, Karen, until November 2007, now we live in Pontymister, Wales with a beautiful son, Llawdden and a lovely daughter, Crisiant.

 

I have a large experience in education in which includes development and delivering courses and workshops and CPD courses based in Photography and Graphic Design subjects and had been work for well-known and recognized institutions and companies such as Palermo University, Corel Corp., AGEA S.A. (Clarin Newspaper), Raggio College, Assoc. Of Professional Photographers of Argentina (AFPRA), Cordoba National University, among others.

 

I am an author of several books and articles about Photography & Graphic Design. In addition, I was invited by several institutions and exhibitors to make lectures and special seminars.

As part of my jobs is important to mention I can create, teaching and assess courses and programmes of study. Moreover, set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students. I do also write articles relatives to the subjects, prepare, and deliver introductions or presentations.

 

Continuing development and researcher of innovative photography and lightning techniques making photography not only as a job but as a passion too.

 

In a personal matter I am a Traditional English Longbow Archer.

 

(Almost) Full CV:

 

GRAPHIC & MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER.

 

Education: (completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

  • 1978 – Arts (Drawing & Painting) San Luis School Obtained a school teacher qualification at the second level
  • 1980 Graphic Arts National Technical Education School Obtained Graphic Arts Technician qualification
  • 1980 Photography Courses & Seminars San Martin Centre Obtained a Photographer qualification

Creative input to campaigns, design mailers, graphics, adverts, image retouch, website design & management as well as managing digital & other assets such as CD & photo libraries – Creative photography and reports. Clipping and retouching.

I am an author of several books and articles about Photography & Graphic Design

Also I was invited by several institutions and exhibitors to deliver lectures and special seminars and workshops.

 

Graphic Designer & Photography:

 

  • Colour Separations CMYK, Special Colours. Calibration and Photographic retouching.
  • Coordination and Control: Distribution of tasks among editors, photographers, and printers. – Control of impression – Digital Imaging & Calibrations.
  • Development & Administration of Web Sites – Content Development – Banners Design – E-commerce – Search engines & SEO
  • Products, Fashion, Models, Shows & Dance photography.
  • Photo retouching – Colour Calibration – Ensembles

 

Teaching Background & Publications:

 

Photography Teacher at (among others):

  • Borough Council of Buenos Aires
  • Graphic Syndicate Camera Club
  • Argentine Institute of Computers (IAC – Buenos Aires, Mendoza & La Pampa counties)
  • Assoc. Of Professional Photographers of Argentina (AFPRA)
  • Assoc Of Professional Photographers of Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Colour Retouching & Calibration in AGR – Clarin (Newspaper)

Graphic Design Teacher at (among others):

  • Design Technology – Palermo University – Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • Del Salvador University (Design Technology Seminars) – Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • Cordoba National University (Design Technology Seminars) – Cordoba – Argentina
  • Raggio Technical School (Design Technology Seminars) – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Published Technical Books

  • Multimedia Guide – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Starter Guide of Page Maker 5 – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Starter Guide of Corel Draw 5 – Editorial Borderline – Author
  • Corel Draw 7 Book, MP Publishers (Average Customer Review ****: Amazon.com ) Author
  • Graphic & Digital Production Book of Lic. Hugo Santarsiero – Collaborator on Internet, Corel Draw & Digital Photography – Assessor
  • Digital Photography – Multimagen Publishing, Author

Events & Expos:

Expo Imagen 94 y 95 (Buenos Aires), Preimpresión 95 y 97 (Buenos Aires), Infocom 95 Info 97 (Cordoba), Comdex 97 (Buenos Aires), Expomac 97 (Buenos Aires), Grafika 97 (Buenos Aires), Computación 98 (Buenos Aires), Siggraph 99 (Buenos Aires), TN Computación (Channel 13 – TN Cable TV), Intranet TV (Channel 4), Com 2 TV (Channel 4), Dominio Digital (Channel 13 – TN Cable TV), Expo Foto 98, 99, 2001 to 2005 (Buenos Aires), among others.

  • Seminario Professional de Arte Digital (Professional Seminar of Digital Art)- Agfa (expositor)
  • Comdex 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Comdex 98 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Computacion 98 (expositor)
  • Expo Ferreteria 2001 (press)
  • Fiaeba – Siggraph 99 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Expomac 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • GNU – Linux – Rosario 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Grafika 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Grafika 98 (lecturer)
  • Imagen 94 (lecturer)
  • Imagen 95 (lecturer)
  • Info 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Macromedia Web Solutions 99 (expositor)
  • Infocom 95 (lecturer)
  • Mercado 98 (expositor)
  • Planet Autodesk 2000 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Preimpresion 95 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Preimpresion 97 (expositor – lecturer)
  • Presentacion Windows 98 (press)
  • Expofoto 2003 – (lecturer)
  • Expofoto 2004 – (lecturer – expositor)

Published Media Articles (some of them):

  • Fotobjetivo Magazine (Fashion, Models & Digital techniques).
  • Con V De Vian Magazine – Covers Photography
  • Claudia Martitch Poems Book – Cover Design & Photography
  • L. Joselovsky Kinesiologhist – Book’s Covers (Photography)
  • Imaging & Design Magazine – Designer & Collaborator
  • Intercomp Magazine – Collaborator (Córdoba)
  • Diskette Magazine – Collaborator
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine (Glamour Photography Interview)
  • Revista Noticias (Digital Art Interview)
  • Fotomundo Magazine (Digital Photography Techniques
  • Argentina Class Magazine – Special Assignments.
  • Multimagen – Digital photography forum admin.
  • TecnoVortex (formely Alt-Tab) Tech Blog – Photography writer

Exhibitions:

  • De la Gorra Theatre, San Telmo, Buenos Aires – 1986
  • Graphic Designers Buenos Aires Assoc.- 1993
  • Sisgraph 99 Digital Art Exhibition – 1999
  • Digital Glamour Professional Argentinean Photographers
  • 5º Salón Mercosur of Sacred Art “Padre Castañeda” 2000, (Digital Art Price)
  • Expo Sensual – Buenos Aires, Argentina 2005, among others

 

Some companies I did work for:

MULTIMAGEN
http://www.multimagen.com/
In charge of the Digital Photography & Digital Printing Image forums.
Articles relatives writer

BIODANZA SCHOOL IN THE UK.
Web designer (Web & Multimedia) & Photographer

Asoc. de Fotografos Profesionales de la Rep. Arg. (Professionals Photographers of Argentinean Republic Association)
Professor of Digital Photography & retouching.
Create, teaching and assessment of courses and programmes of study.
Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.

Corel Corporation
Graphics & Photographic products presenter
Graphics & Photographic customers support
Argentina Corel User Group, President.
Develop courses & training programs
Didactic Trainer
Articles relative writer.

Palermo University
Professor of Design Technology.
Page Maker (Adobe), Photoshop (Adobe), Corel Draw (Corel)
Create, teaching and assessment of courses and programmes of study.
Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.

Borough Council of Buenos Aires, Secretary of Culture & Education Buenos Aires, Argentina
Professor of Photography
Develop courses & training programs

IAC, Instituto Argentino de Computacion. (Argentinean Technology (Computers) Institute)
Graphics Designer Department.
Develop courses & training programs
Didactic Trainer

 

Among others