Commercial Photographer / ViDEo / Multimedia Specialist
2007 to Present – Analog and digital photography –
All digital and film formats, Chemical developing and printing, Film Digitizing, Traditional and digital darkroom.
Editing software used: – Corel Paint Shop Pro, Corel Draw, Nikon Capture NX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Traditional darkroom techniques for silver gelatin printing.
Digital – Nikon D800, D80, D70 / Olympus OMD.
135 Format – Nikon F5 , Nikon F4, Nikon FE, Nikon F, Minolta SRT , XK, Exakta and others.
Medium Format – Rolleiflex T, Mamiya 645, and others.
Large Format – Speed Graphic 4×5, Crown Graphic 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ , Calumet 4×5.
Various darkroom equipment including enlargers for all formats.
Epson V4490 and V500 film scanner.
Smith Victor Studio Flashes.
2005 to Present – Sound and Audio Production –
Record, edit and master up to 8 input sources on both digital and analog equipment, basic mixing from PA and studio consoles.
Software used: Audacity
Equipment used: 16 channel mixing board, pa system operation, and digital audio workstation.
2001 to Present – Digital Media Practices –
General Knowledge of HTML and CSS, Social media and blogging platforms, Portfolio creation, WordPress and Joomla platform, embedding, page layout, SEO, editing and production software.
2009 to Present – Vintage camera and related equipment repair –
Research and complete repairs for all major brands of photographic equipment from 1905 forward, parts fabrication and replacement, electronic and mechanical repair skills.
2010 to Present – Video Production –
Record and render SD and HD formats from a variety of sources, Super 8mm film editing and production. Live Broadcast Director and Producer. As of 2021 Derek had directed over 50 live broadcasts.
Software used: DaVinci Resolve, Adobe After effect, VMix
Equipment used: Various Canon, Panasonic and Nikon bodies, Various super 8 cameras and projectors.
2016 – 2019 – Official Photographer for the Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization – United States Hockey League.
2017 – 2018 – Official Photographer for the Muskegon Risers Soccer Club – National Premier Soccer League / Major Arena Soccer II.
2017- 2019 – Camera Operator – Berlin Raceway, Marne, MI – NASCAR Affiliated , NBC Trackpass.
2017 – Present – Multimedia Specialist and Producer at O’Riley Media Group
2017 – Present – Specialist / Reporter / IT / Webmaster for The Muskegon Channel
2019 – Present – Director of Muskegon Tonight Live! A Local Talk show.
2019 – Present – Television Station Director and Specialist for the local PEG Channel 96 Muskegon Public TV with live City Commission Meeting broadcast, other programming and automation (Cable TV, WEB, ROKU & FIRE TV).
[Book] [Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1849231842] [Panorama – Book Cover] 
[Book] [Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1849234752] [Panorama – Book Cover] 
[Book] [Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1453720693] [Panorama – Book Cover] 
[Book] [The United States, Michigan by ABDO Publishing CO.] [Transportation/Wayne
Co Airport Chapter]  [Under Creative Commons License]
[Online] [Soundzine Issue #4] [Oct, 2007]
[Online] [Soundzine Issue #9] [June, 2009]
[Online] [ExperienceGR.com] [ Grand Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau] [Grand Rapids Panorama]  [Under Custom Release]
[Online] [ Michigan Economic Development Corporation ] [http://www.michiganadvantage.org/ ] [Grand Rapids and Mackinac Strait Panorama] [April, 2011] [Under Custom Release]
[Online] [ Michigan Allergy and Asthma Society] [ http://www.themaas.org/ ] [Mackinac Bridge Sunset] [ 2011] [ CC]
[Billboard] [Kodak.Com and Kodak’s Digital Billboard at Times Square, NYC] [ Father’s Day Event ] [ Dad at Mackinaw City ] [June 2011]
[Gallery] [Opening Reception of The Darkroom at Division 9 Gallery] [Miss Lisa’s] [March 2013]
[Online] [USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks] [2016-2018 Season]
[Online] [PASL / M.2 Muskegon Risers] [2016-2019 Season]
[Printed Matter] [ Poster for Muskegon Lumberjacks Charitable Foundation for Dr. Suess’s Night ] 
[Printed Matter] [Program Covers for Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization] [Dec 2018 – Apr 2019]
[Video] [Hype Videos for Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization] [2018-2019 season]
[Broadcast] [Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree Live Broadcast at the Frauenthal Theater] [Director and Producer of Broadcast] [2018, 2019] [2019+Blu Ray]
[Video] [City of Muskegon 150th Anniversary Commercial Series (1-3)] [Full Production] 
[Broadcast] [Pre Game Live at Mona Shores Vs Muskegon Football Game] [Simulcast to Web and Cable TV from remote Location] [ Director and Producer ] 
[Video] [COVID-19 special informational updates for Public Health Muskegon County] 
[Broadcast] [Reeths-Puffer Public Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, North Muskegon Public Schools, Fruitport Community Schools – Graduations] [Director of Live Broadcast] [2020 and 2021]
[Video] [Hope Project’s Behind The Mask 2020 ] [Feature Length][Documentary / Fundraiser] [Full Production] 
[Video] [America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree 2020 – A Look Back] [Feature length] [Full Production – new and remastering of old footage] 
[Video] [Lakeshore Human Trafficking Task Force Vitural Community Forum] [Feature Length] [Full Production]
[IT] [Muskegon Channel & Channel 96 Muskegon’s Amazon Fire TV APP] [Android Native] [Production / Coding] 
[Broadcast] [Mona Shores Choir – A Ripple of Hope ] [Socially Distanced Full Choir Concert Live Stream] [Simulcast] [Director] 
[Broadcast] [Every Woman’s Place Cheers and Chocolate Concert w/ Brena] [On Location Downtown Muskegon] [Director] 
[PPV Broadcast] [Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen] [Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, MI] [Director] 
[Hybrid Broadcast] [Bat Mitzvah] [Temple B’nai Israel] [Director] 
SELECTED CURRENT OR PAST CLIENTS
Mona Shores Choir Association – America Tallest Singing Christmas Tree
Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization,
City of Muskegon,
Central Scouting Services,
Spring Lake Public Schools,
Reeths-Puffer Public Schools,
North Muskegon Public Schools,
Fruitport Community Schools,
Oakridge Public Schools,
United Way of the Lakeshore,
Michigan Economic Development Corporation,
West Michigan United Labor,
Muskegon Risers Soccer Club,
St. John’s Health Care P.C.,
Muskegon Surgical Associates,
Hope Project USA,
Every Women’s Place,
Community Foundation of Muskegon County,
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan,
Miss Michigan Scholarship Program