Felicia Perretti, a 2006 Abington Senior High School and Eastern Center for Arts and Technology graduate, is currently the staff photographer for QVC. She also owns and operates her own food photography business based out of Philadelphia, Perretti Photography (perrettiphotography.com). Currently, her food photography is on the cover of the Boston Globe accompanying an article titled, The Fickle Food Shopper.
After graduation from Eastern and Abington Senior High School, Perretti continued her photography education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. While in college, Perretti assisted many professional photographers working in the field and strived to gain as much knowledge about the photography field as possible.For many years Perretti worked part-time at a supermarket. Through this job, she made contacts that assisted her in obtaining her first internship while in college — for a local food marketing company that handled photography and graphics for food companies.
Through Perretti Photography, which has been in business for the past three years, Perretti shoots food photography for Suburban Life, Philadelphia Weekly, Beverage Industry, SJ Magazine, Le Bus Bakery, Sunoco, and numerous restaurants in Philadelphia.
“My most recent job with the Boston Globe was a great opportunity,” Perretti said. “It was very exciting to get the call! The key is to market your skills to the right people and stand out from the crowd.”
Eastern’s Commercial Art program covers everything from conceptual drawing and design to a professional portfolio. Students learn the value and application of their unique styles in both design and illustration. Students use industry standard software on the Macintosh platform. Software used includes Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash.
Perretti Photography may be reached at 215-873-1110; or at Felicia@Perrettiphotography.com.
Become a fan of Perretti Photography on Facebook at www.facebook.com/perrettiphotography, and follow her on Twitter @perrettiphoto.
Information courtesy of Eastern Center for Arts and Technology