About Me

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Hi! My name is Marc

I am a San Diego Native and have been a professional photographer for more than 25 years, working at such local outlets as XETV Channel 6, SignOnSanDiego.com, The San Diego Union-Tribune (now U-T San Diego) and Microsoft’s sidewalk.com, among others. I have more than 15 years’ experience in video shooting, web production and editing.

 

After many years as an award-winning editorial photographer and multimedia editor, I began working for myself creating Marc Balanky Photography, and expanding into video and web services.

 

When I am not shooting photos and video, or creating WordPress websites,  I am laughing with my two young boys, supporting local music and testing new recipes in my kitchen.

 

I invite you to browse my galleries, contact me with questions and say hello on Instagram. Thank you for visiting, and I hope I can create some beautiful visual content for your next website.

 

I’m proud to have worked with a wide variety of clients, from new restaurateurs to dynamic multimedia companies. You’ll find a client list below.

 

From 1999 to 2010, I was the Multimedia Editor at SignOnSanDiego.com, the website of The San Diego Union-Tribune, where I shot and edited both photographs and video, and oversaw a team of multimedia journalists. I also helped to conceptualize, build and manage a robust multimedia content management system, and online radio studio and stations.

 

Prior to joining SignOnSanDiego.com, I was Photo Editor at sidewalk.com, a city guide by Microsoft Corp., where I was responsible for shooting, procuring and managing photos for Sidewalk’s award-winning San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County websites.

 

I have also shot professionally for magazines and commercial purposes. The following is a short list of clients for which I have had the opportunity to shoot:

Sweetfields                                                                  BMW San Diego
Sierra Pacific Restaurant                                      Cafe Cerise
India Palace                                                                Axcess Magazine
Pauley Shore                                                              Lucy’s Fur Coat
Montecito Sportswear                                            Lamar University
Kids on Wheels Magazine                                      Turnberry Associates
Brian Setzer                                                                Microsoft Corp.

 

Awards

 

Society of Professional Journalists: 2008  Best Multimedia Package
Society of Professional Journalists: 2007  Best Multimedia Package
Society of Professional Journalists: 2006 Best in Show Online
Best of the West Newspaper and online awards: 2006 Online Multimedia Storytelling
Society of Professional Journalists: 2005 Best in Show Online
Society of Professional Journalists: 2005 Best Design
Society of Professional Journalists: 2005 Best Photography
Society of Professional Journalists: 2005 Best Feature Story or Series
Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award: 2003 Web Reporting Finalist
Society of Professional Journalists: 2003 Best Photo Online
Society of Professional Journalists: 2003 Multimedia package, second place and honorable mention
San Diego Press Club 2002: Web Sites-Overall Use of Design, second place
Society of Professional Journalists 2002: Best Photo Online and second place
Society of Professional Journalists 2001: Best Photo Online
Society of Professional Journalists 2000: Best Photo Online

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