INDUSTRY ADVISORS

Jason L. Carter
An avid technologist in the world of commercial advertising and production, Jason specializes in Creative Ops System Architecture & Workflows, Content Management, Digital Asset Management, Rights Management, and Production Systems Support. Currently, Jason works as the Digital Asset Systems Manager for Tailored Brands, Inc. With over 15 years in marketing & advertising strategy, Jason made the jump to technology in commercial production environments over three years ago. A former student of CCSF, Jason received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.

Ken Clickenger
With a deep history of involvement with Phase One, Ken specializes in medium format digital imaging systems, workflow optimization, and the pursuit of excellence in image quality. He recognizes the need to simplify technology in today's changing world of photography; leaving the photographer to focus on creative vision. Ken is keen on raising awareness of professional image quality standards and elevating expectations through education, most notably though private consulting and his advanced imaging classes at the Academy of Art University. Recent personal projects include aerial-abstracts of receding glaciers in the arctic, and a documentary exploring the beauty and tradition of Samoan tattooing.

Romeo Durscher 
Romeo Durscher is the Director of Education at DJI, manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Romeo has established himself as one of the top aerial panorama photographers in the world, traveling to various locations and capturing some of the most stunning and inspiring views from above. Romeo founded www.visual-aerials.com as a place created to share tips, tricks and reviews of various UAVs and gadgets used for aerial videography and photography. Romeo’s work has been published in various magazines, books, newspapers and galleries across the globe. His latest adventure was flying DJI drones and broadcasting live on ABC Good Morning America from inside the world largest cave in Vietnam. Romeo speaks at conferences about the possibilities and advantages of unmanned aerial vehicles for industry, commercial and private use. His concerns are safe integration into airspace, respecting one’s privacy and smart operation of this technology. His work can be followed on Twitter at @RomeoCH and on Instagram at VisualAerials.

John Greenleigh / Flipside Studios
Flipside provides companies with interactive visual solutions that engage viewers and inform them about products. Our expertise in 360° Photography, Product Photography, CGI/3D Modeling, and Video Production allows us to provide just the right solutions for interactive projects. We combine twenty-five years of product photography expertise with state-of-the-art motion control tools and computer graphics applications to produce compelling interactive product experiences. Founded by product photographer John Greenleigh, Flipside has been at the forefront of interactive photo-graphy since 1996. That’s when his client, Apple Computer, asked him to apply the same technical and lighting expertise he brings to his still photography to produce 360° product rotations for every product they release. Since then, Flipside has grown into a leading force in 3D product imaging by continuing to produce superior imagery and provide professional customer service, while continuing to innovate and adopt the
newest and best technologies.

Robyn Kessler / Robyn Kessler Photograhy & Verité Photography
Robyn Kessler is a CCSF alumni specializing in photographing dogs and weddings. She says "I feel that this is what I was meant to do, for nothing is quite so thrilling as knowing that I preserved a moment of great meaning to somebody.  As I enter people's homes and they let me into their lives for an afternoon, sharing the stories and history of their furry companion, I am continually reminded that I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. It is such a treat to be able to catch these glimpses of devotion and friendship, each one unique, each one the cause of so much happiness in someone's life."

Gene X Hwang / Orange Photography
Orange Photography is a full-service agency providing photography for both organizations and individuals. Over the years we've acquired a reputation for being a large studio, but we're actually a close-knit team of experienced professionals providing cutting edge photo and video services. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, flexibility, and ability to understand our client's visions and needs. Our client service team will inform you of all creative options available and will always recommend the most inclusive package for any budget.

Rocky McCorckle
Rocky McCorkle is an internationally exhibited photographer who lives in San Francisco. McCorkle received his BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University and his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Busan, Korea. In 2012, McCorkle’s You & Me On A Sunny Day was selected as the Analog Winner for EXPOSURE 2011 International Photography Award. McCorkle’s work from this series is in the permanent collection at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) and the Tweed Museum of Art.

Leah McCormick
Leah McCormick is a widely traveled wedding and lifestyle photographer who is based in Marin County, San Francisco. With over a decade in photography, and a double major from Brooks Institute, Leah has received many accolades for her work, which include a national sponsorship and ad campaign with FujiFilm. She is a lover of all things film, but also considers proficient use of digital photography and post processing an important part of her career. Leah’s photography has been featured in publications such as Grace Ormonde, Martha Stewart, Brides, Your Wedding Day, Bridal Guide, Elle Magazine, C Magazine, San Francisco Brides, and PDN.

Stan Musilek 
born in prague (before prague was cool) / makes dark room in mother’s pantry / gets grounded / photographs neighbor’s dog (relentlessly) / family flees czechoslovakia / becomes german / college in heidelberg / studies mathematics / realizes photography can be sexier than math / assists / shoots naked girls / forgets math ever existed / shoots jumbo jets / over assisting / becomes american / wins men's ncaa soccer championship / starves / parties / works ass off / strange year-long motorcycle trip to the tip of south america and back / opens studio in san francisco / shoots first apple imac / shoots porcupines / shoots fashion / shoots still life / advertising / editorial / first to embrace digital post / wins awards / opens 2nd studio in paris / befriends art directors (especially those that like shooting in paris) / kicks their ass in tennis / makes clients laugh / makes great work / the phone keeps ringing / hello?

Matt Osborne / Glass Key Photo
Matt Osborne is a CCSF Photography Department alumni and runs Glass Key Photo - a small retail business specializing in film, vintage cameras and photography supplies.

Brian Taylor
Brian was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and studied the history of photography with Van Deren Coke and Beaumont Newhall during his M.F.A. at the University of New Mexico. His own artwork explores historic photographic processes, has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Brian has been a Professor of Photography at San Jose State University for over 30 years where he recently served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.

Judy Walgren
Judy Walgren is the Editorial Director for ViewFind, a robust digital platform for visual storytelling and the former Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has worked on the staffs of the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and the Dallas Morning News, where was part of a team of journalists that received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their series on violent human rights abuses against women worldwide. Her work for the series highlighted women and Islam and female genital mutilation. Houghton-Mifflin published her book, Natinga, in which she chronicles the lives of the “Lost Boys” while they still lived in Southern Sudan. While at the Chronicle, her team won four Emmy Awards, fielded a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography and took home the Best Photo Editing Team of the Year from the Best of Photojournalism contest. In February 2016, Walgren received an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in San Francisco.

Lisa Wiseman
Lisa Wiseman is an advertising and editorial portrait photographer. Lisa received her BA in sociology from the University of California Berkeley graduating Magna Cum Laude and her BFA in photography from The Academy of Art University. She is the recipient of numerous distinctions including PDN’s 30. She lives in San Francisco and travels regularly for both assignments and personal work. Some of her clients include Ogilvy & Mather, Pentagram, Eleven, Newsweek, Comcast, Pfizer, BBDO, Wells Fargo, AAA, Wired and Yoga Journal. Her work may be viewed at www.lisawiseman.com