Colin Burger graduated Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Technical Theater and Dance Arts with a minor in Communications Media and Certificate in Photography. In his time at University he spend four years as the theater department's production photographer, and worked with the dance program to provide headshots, and dance photography for the Dance Theater Company. Since graduation, Colin has gone on to spend a year as a sports photographer at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex as well as a photo pass photographer with the Walt Disney World Resort. During that time, he has grown his brand and branched out into the world of wedding and engagement photography while traveling to different parts of the country to photograph weddings. However, while he begins to branch out, Colin still holds true to his core of sport, theater, dance, and portrait photography.
I love capturing moments that people want to remember. When I was a photo pass photographer I would always love taking candid photos more than the posed ones. I always saw it through the view point of my family experience, we have scrapbooks full of posed photos in front of things, and yes those are important, but they just sit around and collect dust most of the time. The candids of kids interacting with the characters or just having fun and being kids, those are the photos parents are going to want to look at 5-10 years down the road.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
While in college I was doing a new heavily themed shoot every week for class. All portrait work, but each with a definite theme and lighting style we had to use. For the final project we had to use all the lighting styles we had learned through the semester and create a single overarching theme between each photo. I chose Star Wars and worked with two male actors from the theater department to showcase the light and dark side as well as a panorama style photo that told the story of Qui-Got Jinn's death in episode 1.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Photo of the month - December 2017 - Disney Springs Photo of the Month - Multiple - ESPN Wide World of Sports Photo of the week - Multiple - EPCOT
A fun fact about this photographer
I've been a dancer since age 5. I am a percussionist and musician. I work in technical theater.