Dara Albanese

New York, NY USA
Website: https://www.ballandalbanese.com/

Professional Experience

I am an award-winning photographer shooting interiors, portraits, travel, lifestyle and food for editorial and commercial clients. I bring a strong visual sense and design awareness with a creative background that includes filmmaking, as well as writing and editing. As a writer/editor, I have experience in the financial and pharmaceutical industries, delivering a wide range of client-facing materials, from user documentation to internal corporate communications. My skills are very well-rounded in all the aspects that are essential to storytelling across various mediums.

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Technical Skills

Digital/film photography (35mm and medium format), lighting, photo/video editing, shoot production, image licensing, communications planning and strategy, editing, writing, technical writing

Computer Skills

Camera/ Lighting/Production: Canon, Pentax, Profoto, BlinkBid Photo Capture/Editing: Adobe Acrobat, Lightroom, Bridge, Photoshop; CaptureOne Office: Apple suite; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Video Editing: Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Content Management Systems: XMetaL, Documentum/OpenText Other: Bloomberg Professional Service


Available upon request.


American Photography International Photography Awards (IPA) PDN Photo Annual PDN 30



Editorial and commercial photography, specializing in interiors, portraits, travel, and food. Clients include Architectural Digest, CB2, Coastal Living, Dwell, Lonny, and Southern Living.