Aleks Abad


Hello & Thanks for taking the time to read about My Action Sports, Photography & Motion Picture Background / Experience.

My passion for Action Sports, Photography & Lighting began at a very young age and has only grown deeper as I have aged only to realize that all I want to do is turn My passion for Action Sports & wide range of Photography, Motion Picture, Grip, Lighting, Editing & Advertisment knowledge into a lifetime career in Action Sports.

In short, My background as Athlete is in; Ice Hockey, Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Dirt bikes & Downhill MTB racing.

In 2014, I Moved from Southern California to Virginia Beach, VA to start a Family with My Wife & now 3 children. Currently, I hold the title of In-House Director of Photography for an Advertisement Agency, Shooting & Lighting both Photography & Video projects that range from; Television Commercials, Social Media content, Product Photography, Automotive Photography, Headshots, Catalog & Print Ads, -Along with Managing Digital Media assets & Editing both Photo & Video.

My Photography & Lighting career began back in 1997 when I started working as a Photographers Assistant, for some of LA's top Automotive, Portrait & Product Photographers along with completing multiple internships with Publications such as Surfing Magazine & Decline Mountain Bike Magazine before transitioning into Motion Picture to further Gain Knowledge of Lighting aspects & became a Union Member of I.A.T.S.E Local 80 Grip Union & I.A.T.S.E Local 600 Union for Cinematographers & Still Photographers. By Becomingo an I.A.T.S.E member and working on Union Projects, I once again had the opportunity to gain more Camera & Lighting knowledge, while working along side some of Hollywood's most talented Directors of Photography, Key Grips, Gaffers & work on Network Television Shows, Commercials, Features Films, Award wining Music Videos while purseing a career in Action Sports Photography.