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Bobby King, Freelance Photographer & Web Designer Jacksonville Photographer Bobby King

Thank You for visiting my website. I hope that we can one day work together to bring forth your vision and make memories that will last a lifetime.

My name is Bobby King and I am a News Photojournalist and Event/Sports Photographer from Jacksonville, Florida. I have been a Freelance Journalist with the Florida Times-Union and a Community Photographer for Jacksonville. Com for the last 5 years and a contributor to the Jacksonville Daily Record the last 2 years.

The hardest thing to do is write about yourself. We think and stress about who we want the world to see. What face do I want to show and how does it play into my marketing strategy. I see where people write in the third person and that is OK but I am human, not an object.

I have been many things in my life. I have been a US Marine, a Laborer, a Mechanic, Ironworker, and Carpenter. I have worked in the Hospitality Industry as a Barback, Bartender and Security Officer. I have been a roadie for major rock bands as well as deeply involved in the local music scene here in Jacksonville, Florida. It has been a busy life with ups and downs, but no regrets. 

I graduated from Florida Community College Jacksonville in 2006 with a degree in Information Technology which I used to start my own freelance website design service. I then attended the University of North Florida as an undergraduate obtaining my degree in Computer Science. While at the University of North Florida I completed my coursework for the Bachelor of Fine Arts as a Photographic Major. 

I am developing my own documentary - journalistic style photographing what I love and know best. I am often found with a camera in my hand photographing events, concerts and on News assignments. I also Photograph sports on all levels from PeeWee to College and will photograph weddings and other important events. I am available to Photograph and Document your private event, Family Reunion, Engagement and Wedding or help create your portfolio. My rates are reasonable and not set in stone. Call me when you need a photographer.

I am available to Photograph and Document your private event, Family Reunion or create your portfolio. My rates are reasonable and not set in stone. Call me when you need a photographer.

I am a freelance Photographer and Web site designer.

 

A brief Resume - In Print (pdf 10 Year Version)

  • 1979 - 1980 - Brevard Community College, Titusville FL
    • Photo Major
    • Physical Ed minor
  • 1980 - 1983 - Great Age Construction, Lake Co. FL
    • Contract Iron Worker
  • 1983 - 1990 - Denny Steel Erectors, Clay C0. FL
    • Rodbuster Foreman
    • Structural steel welder
  • 1991 - 1995 - Holiday Isle Resort and Marina, Islamorada FL
    • Security Supervisor
    • Event Photographer
  • 1993 - 1995 - Hog Heaven Sports Bar, Islamorada FL
    • Security Supervisor, Barback and Bartender
    • Event Photographer
  • 1995 - 1996 Gordon Construction, US Virgin Islands
    • Construction Foreman - Ironworker
  • 1998 - 2000 - Universal Studios, Orlando FL
    • Contract Iron Worker, Islands of Adventure
  • 2000 - 2003 - Palm Coast Construction, Key Largo - Key West FL
    • Rodbuster Foreman - Carpenter
  • 2003 - 2003 - Stellar Group, Jacksonville FL
    • Rodbuster Foreman
  • 2006 - present - Robert King Web Design and Photography
    • The boss
    • The Crew
    • all of the above
  • 2010 - Present
    • Community Photographer
    • Jacksonville.com - The Florida Times Union
  • 2012 - Present
    • Times-Union News Desk Freelance Photographer

Educational Background:

  • Brevard Community College Titusville FL - 1979 - 1980
    • Majored in Photography
    • Minor in Physical Education
  • Florida Community College Jacksonville - 2004 - 2006
    • Majored in Information Technology
    • CARLA certified Computer Tutor
    • Degree awarded in 2006
  • University of North Florida - 2007 - 2008
    • Major of Computer Science
  • University of North Florida - 2008 to present
    • Fine Art Major - Photography
    • expected Graduation - spring 2011

Professional Associations:

  • UNF Photo Club - Member
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville FL - Member
  • Florida Times Union - Jacksonville.com - Community Photographer
  • The Beaches Leader - Occasional Contributor
  • Florida Times Union - News Desk Freelance
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Photo Journalists Association

My Complete Resume is available upon request along with references.

 
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