Richard’s Résumé

Richard R. Barron
Ada, Oklahoma 74820


Richard R. Barron
Richard R. Barron

Professional Objective

  • Create and develop skills in the fields of digital photography, videography, graphic design, social media and electronic communications

Summary of Qualifications

  • Successful, award-winning photojournalist since 1982
  • Skilled in Apple Macintosh computers, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Indesign®, Final Cut Express®, WordPress® web development, and software integration
  • Versed in all types of photographic hardware, including digital SLR techniques and lighting
  • An integral part of newspaper, magazine, digital, and special publication production and execution teams
  • Successful professional teacher in the adult education community

Professional Experience

  • 1988-present: Chief photographer and videographer, The Ada News, and editor and chief photographer for Ada Magazine, Ada Oklahoma. Additional duties include webmaster, principal videographer, information technologist, and weekly columnist.
  • 2007-present: Photography instructor, Pontotoc Technology Center, Ada, Oklahoma
  • 1985-present: Member Contributor, Associated Press, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1988: Photographer, The Daily Times, Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1985-1988: Photographer, The Shawnee News-Star, Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • 1983-1985: Chief Photographer, The Oklahoma Daily and The Sooner Yearbook, Norman, Oklahoma


  • Summer 2007 and Summer 2011: Photography Instructor, East Central University
  • 1981-1985: Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma; Journalism
  • 1984-1985: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma; Photography
  • 1978-1981: Eisenhower High School, Lawton, Oklahoma

Special Skills and Interests

  • Licensed private pilot
  • Licensed amateur radio operator, kc5tfz
  • Avid hiker and canyoneer
  • Manages and maintains the web site

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