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 S5
- ThinkPad2 Tablet
Photography: wedding photojournalism, on-location portraits, photo-restoration, color-correction & time-remapping on videos, and 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.
I have been a volunteer Bible minister since 1998 for the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Originally from Santa Barbara, lived in Mexico for 7 years where I worked extensively in the sign language field, and I now live in Ojai, CA.
Other media: poetry and guitar.
Like most freelance artists, I also have a “real” job. 🙂