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  Mary McGrath
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  As a freelance writer and photographer, my work has been published extensively in a variety of magazines, newspapers, books and on several web sites. This work encompasses travel, instructional, interviews, dining reviews, humor, short stories and poetry. Most of my work is sold as a bundled package of photgraphy and text, making it easy for editors to retain uniformity between the text and images.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 25 Years
Photographer 25 Years
Sales Manager/Exec. 20 Years
Specialty
Lifestyle 10 Years
Travel 7 Years
Humor 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Curve Magazine (11+), Petersen's Photographic Magazine (11+), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (11+), Takegreatpictures.com (11+), Shutterbug Magazine (11+), AOL (11+), Rangefinder Magazine (6-10), California Tour and Travel Magazine (6-10), Culver City News (3-5), Dot News Magazine (3-5), Mexico Traveler Magazine (3-5), San Gabriel Valley Tribune (3-5), Whittier Daily News (3-5), Pasadena Star News (3-5), After Capture Magazine (3-5), American Photo Mentor Series (1-2), Opening Love's Door-(book jacket) (1-2), Century City View (1-2), Blue Pacific News (1-2), Del Rey News (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Baja Traveler Magazine (3-5), Professional Photographer (1-2), Photo Media Magazine (1-2), Newsweek (1-2)
Other Work History
Contributing photographer at Petersen's Photographic Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Apple Works, Garageband,
Technical Skills
Some PhotoShop
Equipment
Panasonic Lumix
Canon Digital Rebel XT
Canon Elan
Several macro, normal and telephoto lenses, tripods, flash, etc.
Foreign Language Skills
Some Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
References
Mike Syzmanski-AOL-mikes@patch.com

Richard Rabinowitz-Takegreatpictures.com-212 777-4249
Awards
Photographer's Forum-Best of Photography-2001
Second Place-Betterphoto.com-2002
Finalist 2003-2005-Betterphoto.com
Associations
ASJA
ITWA
Travelwriters.com
Mediabistro.com
Itravelsyndicate.com
Other
I usually bundle my photography with edit, making it much easier for editors to have uniformity between edit and images.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Newsweek.com, 4/5/2007)
This piece reflects my personal journey after I had broken my knee in Switzerland.
Travel Pieces  
(Studio City Sun, Sherman Oaks Sun, 1/13/2006)
This is a destination piece on the new Ventura, covering restaurants, hotels, and other recreational activities. All the photography in this section was done by me.
(Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 7/14/2005)
This is one of a 3-part series on "Keeping Cool." This piece focused on the Ballona Wetlands area in Playa Vista, which has been the source of much controversy over the past few years.
(Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 7/6/2005)
This is one of a 3-part series on "Keeping Cool" for the summer. This piece was featured on the front and back covers of the "U" section, and was accompanied by about 4-6 of my photos. Marina del Rey is a very popular coastal area near LAX.
(Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 6/29/2005)
The Descanso Gardens were featured in this piece, which appeared as part of a 3-part featured on "Keeping Cool." Between 4-6 photos of mine accompanied each piece, which appeared on the front and back covers of the "U" section of these Los Angeles Area Newspapers, also known as The LANG Group.
(Studio City Sun, Sherman Oaks Sun, 5/27/2005)
This is a bundled travel piece on the Bahamas and the adjacent areas.
Instructional Pieces  
(takegreatpictures.com, 8/14/2006)
Many photographers are daunted by their subject not cooperating during a shoot. In this article, I discuss various techniques that help a subject to relax so you can capture that perfect shot.
(Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, 8/6/2006)
This is an instructional piece on how to shoot more creative photos. In it, I discuss varying techniques to obtain more interesting images. The piece is supplemented with a wide roster of some of my more abstract images, many of which have won photography awards through imaging contests.
Interviews  
(Rangefinder Magazine, 10/15/2008)
Interview with the notable photographer, Kelly Munce.
(takegreatpictures.com, 8/2/2006)
This interview with Martin Schoeller showcases some of his work, and the techniques he uses to elicit the images he takes. Shooting such notables as Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie and Clinton, the caliber of his work has been documented in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and many other national magazine
Slice of Life  
(Studio City Patch, 6/5/2011)
Most of us encountered bullying when we were growing up. This is my story.
Contact Info
  Mary McGrath
5815 Doverwood Drive-Suite #14
Culver City, CA 90230
USA

Tel: 310 568-0784  
E-Mail: grathy@aol.com
Website: http://www.marymcgrathphotography.com