resumeAllan Detrich
Allan Detrich - Resume
619 Hayes Avenue, Fremont, Ohio 43420
419.332.8830 - H 419.307.1594 – C

Ohio Institute of Photography, Dayton, Ohio - Majored in photojournalism, studio.
University of Missouri workshop, Trenton, Missouri.
Seneca East High School, Attica, Ohio.

Digital Photography, Photoshop, High Def Videography, video editing, Audio recording and editing and mixing – See part of my portfolio at: -

Current video project I am working or have worked on:
Frankie, a film short by Travis Seppila
Convenience, a film short by Max Roytman and Don McNair
Hurting Starr, a film shooting in Cleveland
Documentary on legendary rock artist Sleepy LaBeef for Chicago firm
Documentary on a member of the USS Indianapolis
Documentary on Octoberfest for LA firm
Documentary on Composer Bonia Shur for NY firm
Angry Planet TV show Spot news of Greensburg Kansas tornado.

Freelance, Fremont, Ohio April 2007 - Present - Experienced at shooting most any situation, portraits, food, location, weddings. Also have the capability of shooting professional quality video, and high quality audio, and creating multi-media presentations. I can also help coordinate media and press events.

Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, staff photographer, July 2000 - April 2007. - I developed, researched, and shot photo projects and daily sports, news and daily assignments, My previous position with our Washington Bureau, was cut out due to budget tightening and I was brought back onto the staff in Toledo. I have recently been pioneering multimedia projects for the Toledo Blade website, utilizing sound, and slideshow projects. I am also proficient in shooting video, editing video and mixing sound.

Washington Bureau photographer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade, August 1999 - July 2000. I developed, researched, and shot photo projects for the two newspapers. I worked out of my home in Fremont, Ohio; and reported to the Washington Bureau. I also work with reporters from either paper for specific national projects

Contract Photographer for the Block News Alliance, October 1996 - August 1999. The BNA consists of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Toledo Blade. I am based out of Columbus, Ohio.

The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, staff photographer, March 1989 - October 1996.

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, picture editing instructor, spring and fall, 1992.

Ohio Michigan Line Magazine, Toledo, Ohio, co-editor, November 1989 to January 1992. I owned and produced Ohio Michigan Line, a regional family feature magazine with a readership of 20,000. After its redesign, the magazine won ten state and two national awards, but ceased publication due to economic conditions.

The Sunday/Sun-Journal, Lewiston, Maine, photographer, August 1985 to March 1989. I was responsible for all the photography for the Sunday newspaper. This included three color feature section fronts per week, front page, and live stories color shot on Saturday. I edited all the film for Sunday and did many of the section front layouts.

The Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, chief photographer, March 1983 to August 1985. As chief photographer, I was responsible for one full-time and two part-time photographers, and a fifty-thousand dollar budget.

The Daily Gazette, Xenia, Ohio, chief photographer, August 1982 to March 1983.

The Kettering-Oakwood Times, Kettering, Ohio, photographer, May 1981 to August 1982.

My work has also appeared in the following publications: Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Marie Claire, MSNBC on the Internet, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The World & I, American Heritage, Lake Erie Living Magazine, Success from the Home Magazine, Picture Week, People Magazine, and The Best of Photojournalism 19 and 20. Eight of my photos are featured in the textbook Photojournalism - The Professional's Approach by Ken Kobre.

Ohio News Photographers Association, past Vice President, still photography division.

National Press Photographers Association, member since 1979. Past Region Four Associate Director.

Speaking engagements include: Michigan Press Photographers Association, Kentucky News Photographers Association, Oklahoma Press Association, The Southern Short Course, The Canadian News Photographers Association, The Indiana News Photographers Association, The Atlanta Seminar on Photojournalism, the South Carolina News Photographers Association.

Faculty member at the Poynter Institute, Speaker at the 1999 National Writers Forum in Oklahoma.

Founding member of the storm chase group M.E.S.O. (
National Weather Service/NOAA certified SKYWARN Trained Storm Spotter.
10 Years of storm experience in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Search and Rescue Operations with The Pegasus Project, an animal rescue organization in the aftermath of the 1999 May 3rd Oklahoma City Tornado.

Covered at ground zero, Hurricanes Gloria, Floyd and Rita.

In 2002, a photo of a killer tornado ripping through downtown Tiffin, Ohio earned the Photo of the Year honor from TIME/LIFE Magazine -