About Kianna

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Kianna Cooper

 

Professional Photographer

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Email:

contact@kianna.info

Phone:

‪+1 (301) 799-8525‬

Location:

DC, MD, VA, & Surronding Area

East Side Artist Gallery

Who is Kianna?

Kianna is a photographer from a small town in Maryland, about 30 miles from Washington D.C. She started doing photography after she graduated highschool, learning most techniques on her own. She specializes in travel photography, capturing the world from her Nikon, from Iceland to South Korea to France. You can find Kianna wandering through a historical castle in Germany or watching the sunset from a mountain top with her camera in hand. 

 

When she's not photographing, you may find Kianna in a cafe, writing all sorts of genres including sci-fi, fantasy, romance, historic fiction, and non-fiction. You can check out her writing samples here! Kianna enjoys spending time with her husband and parents, whether it's shopping, hiking, or just enjoying a cup of tea together.

Kianna is a member of East Side Artist Gallery in Frederick, Maryland. She teaches classes and workshops there, ranging from smartphone photography to DSLR to portrait photography. You can see some of her prints hanging in the gallery Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Work Experience

Jan 2019 - Present
Freelance

Photographer & Writer

  • Managing multiple projects including keeping deadlines, following up and updating client; managing all aspects of project from start to finish including determining and managing resources, time management, planning and developing project, solving issues that arise, and ensuring client satisfaction through revisions and editing.     

   Writer

  • Plan project arrangements or outlines and organize material accordingly.

  • Organize, manage, and execute multiple projects at once while keeping deadlines, preparing project reports/updates, and identifying need for resources.

  • Collaborate with client to masterfully create their book with their own unique voice.

  • Conceptualize, outline, and draft written material including the development of factors such as themes, plots, characterizations, psychological analyses, historical environments, action, dialogue, and story.

  • Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail, using sources such as newspaper accounts, diaries, interviews, media, or books.

  • Photographer

  • Take portrait and candid photos of individuals, families, and small groups on location.

  • Set-up mobile studio including, head lights, flash, backdrop, and other equipment.

  • Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a combination of factors such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.

  • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.

  • Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects, using computers and specialized software.

  • Perform general office duties such as scheduling appointments, keeping books, and ordering supplies.

 

Nov 2020 - Feb 2022
Boys and Girls Club Frederick

Project Learn Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator

  • Utilize programmatic strategy and techniques as well as outcome models to increase program output, including member proficiency in academic skills, making informed decisions about post-secondary education, and encouraging social and emotional development.

  • Recruit, train, manage, and supervise volunteers in order to meet the diverse need of the organization, including utilizing network and networking skills to recruit potential candidates, vetting candidates for qualifications and experience, using critical thinking to decide where a candidate may best fit, and reviewing volunteer performance.

  • Implement, manage, review, and revise program so to ensure program goals are being met.

  • Operate program and monitor program goals while strategically supervising project implementation and encouraging leadership and direction among staff through tracking system and milestone.

  • Supervise and manage classroom so to increase student’s productivity in classwork as well as encourage emotional and social growth.

  • Direct, implement, and manage various projects including but not limited to community service.

June 2020 - Aug 2020
Heritage Frederick

Archival Intern

  • Increase museum productivity through fulfilling research requests, archival data entry, and performing thorough research via historical books and records, internet research, images, and interviews.

  • Encourage project work efficiency through research, data entry, and maintenance of classification systems and databases.

July 2017 - July 2020
Local Management Board

Board Member

  • Encourage and direct nonprofit work by voting on local bills and overseeing local activity of nonprofits including how money is allocated, what NGOs are doing with funds, and determination of success of organizations.

  • Encourage and direct local change dealing with disconnected youth including creating and developing ideas to better reach population, determining how resources are being used, and examining and analyzing project and program goals.

  • Participating in the evaluation of business operations and executives.

  • Approving audit reports, budgets, and business decisions.

  • Contributing to the development of policies and strategic plans.

  • Understanding the organization's financial affairs and ensuring fiduciary responsibilities are met.

  • Ensuring the organization complies with legal requirements.

  • Maintaining confidentiality on all internal organizational affairs.

Education

Skills

 Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology                  12/2019          Minor in History          
Towson University, Towson, Maryland 


Master of Science in Crime Scene Investigation                          05/2023         Stevenson University 
 

Child Care – 10 years

Youth Development – 8 years

Lesson Planning – 7 years

Program Management – 3 years

Leadership – 8 years

Photography – 8 years

Travel – 16 Countries

 
 

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