Michael DeRosa


I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography and coursework in Cinematography and Graphic Design at Orange Coast College and Saddleback College.

Early employment was as the Head Photographer and Studio Manager for a Modeling Agency/ School. Using that experience I started my own Modeling Studio that flourished for 25 years. With my staff of make-up artists, movement stylists and hair stylists, it was my privilege to mentor and teach thousands of aspiring models creating their portfolios and composite cards.

Recently I have interned on film sets as a grip/electric (lighting technician) and camera operator. I also worked at a Design Firm as a graphic designer for 2 years where I created advertising and marketing material including logos, brand identity, posters, magazine layouts, brochures, POP ads and even some billboards.

I am an expert retoucher using Photoshop on a Mac platform. I also have experience with Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and WordPress.