Ave Valencia is my DBA name. (Ave means bird in Spanish).
I started doing freelance photography in 1999 while taking Photography classes at SBCC and when a friend invited me to assist him in shooting a wedding.
- Nikon D3100 with a 35-55mm lens and 55-300mm lens
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- GoPro Hero 6
Photography: on-location portraits; special event photo-journalism; photo-restoration; color-correction & time-remapping on videos; high-density range modifications to digital SLR shots.
Graphic Design: modifying vector illustration files, digital painting, designing layouts for fliers/pamphlets/posters, retouching images to improve resolution for larger output, logo creation, adding motion graphics to videos, and printing on fabric for heat transfers.
Sites i’ve helped out on:
If you would like photography tips, feel free to contact me and i will be happy to critique your work. Or you can find the camera setting information on my photo files.
The camera is just a tool; i do post-adjustments to photos to try to get them to cause the same impression to the observer that the image caused in me when I saw it in person, or i use the photos as a foundation for an art piece.
Originally from Santa Barbara, i lived in Mexico for 7 years where my husband and i worked extensively as ministers of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the sign language field. We then did similar work with the Spanish-speaking communities in Santa Barbara and Ventura. We now live in Ojai, CA with our two cats.
Other media: poetry and guitar.
Like most freelance artists, I also have a “real” job. 🙂