Cindi Zdrinc went to DePaul University in Chicago, IL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Cinema with a focus on video editing and color correcting. Along the way, she discovered her love for photography when she took a prerequisite class in Photography I. Her passion for photography only grew when her assignments brought her to the city streets to capture people in their natural element. She found a niche in candid moments. This expanded into her developing a portfolio that attracted a production studio in Chicago that serviced corporations like Allstate, McDonald's, and Pfizer. She soon found herself working with high-end clients shooting corporate events, taking professional head shots for corporate leaders, and documenting company events. Today, she has a portfolio that spans from corporate events to bar mitvahs to concert photography to food photography to family birthday parties. She finds a great joy in being able to supply and deliver captured memories for her clients.
I love being able to capture a single, fleeting moment in time and freezing it; thus breaking the linear chain of time and allowing the ability to review the past. I love that it allows me to free up my clients to focus on enjoying and being in the moment. They don't have to worry about the element of documenting an event, which nowadays is super important as image is everything. I love seeing and imagining the smiles I get to bring to my clients when they review the photos I've taken of their event. I enjoy being able to give my clients images of what they are a part of and have them see it in a high-quality presentation.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have photographed corporate/restaurant events that spanned from capturing the evening, documenting speakers, taking head shots for corporate leaders, and even being out on the field as corporate workers go out to volunteer and help those in need. I've photographed bands performing on stage at concerts for online music publications, done some food and product photography and also have photographed a bar mitzvah along with family parties and events.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Hugs, smiles, and pats on the back thus far. I've had bands post my photography on their social media pages. That's kind of cool.
A fun fact about this photographer
I sing and write music for leisure but recently got commissioned to edit and compose the music for an upcoming indie short film.