Doug Birnbaum is a Commercial Photographer and Director of Photography who specializes in creating timeless imagery with a modern twist . His images are stylish with a sense of place and period. Doug's clients range from American Express to Google.


10/15 – 10/15

Director of Photography (DP) (Red Epic Dragon) IN HOUSE

Man Crates — Advertising
10/15 – 10/15
5/14 – 5/14

Director of Photography (DP) (5D Mark III, Arri Alexa ) MBA at University of North Carolina

Corporate — POV Productions Details
5/14 – 5/14

My role had to do with bringing the visual guide provided my the Ad Agency to life.

10/13 – 5/14

Director of Photography (DP) (5D Mark III) Bay Meadows

Corporate — Doug Birnbaum Photography Details
10/13 – 5/14

I was giving the job of shooting four lifestyle ads about Bay Meadows to be cut in 15 and 30 second pieces to be placed in Google ads for the web. Then I was hired again to make a short promotional film about the experience of living in Bay Meadows.

12/13 – 12/13

Still Photographer (Second Unit Camera) American Express Passions Project

Corporate — First Born
12/13 – 12/13
12/12 – 11/13

Producer Banana Republic Factory Store

Catalog Stills — Digital — Gap, Inc Details
12/12 – 11/13

I lined up all of the production needs for the Banana Republic Factory Store's lay-down shoots. My responsibilities involved hiring crew, catering, props, invoicing and purchase orders.

10/13 – 10/13

Second Assistant Editor (Avid, Di Vinci Resolve) AE's Project Live Your Life

Internet — Digital — American Eagle Outfitters Details
10/13 – 10/13

I flew a quad copter and uploaded and organized the dailies each evening.

8/04 – 8/08

Assistant Director Espn X Games (Season 11)

8/04 – 8/08
7/04 – 7/08

Limo Greeter Espn Espys Award Show (Season 12)

ESPN — TV — ESPN Details
7/04 – 7/08

I have been the Limo Greeter for the past 10 years. I never really tell people about this but it's always funny to see how many emails and Facebook messages I receive from people who watch the red carpet show. I guess I know a lot of fellow sports fans.


  • Artisitic Photographers of America
  • Friend of the American Society of Cinematographers



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Class of '17

ARRI Camera

Amira & Alexa Mini Certified
Class of '14

American Society of Cinematography

Master's Class
Class of '12

Academy of Art University

M.F.A. Photography
Class of '04

Loyola Marymount University

B.F.A. School of Film & Television

My Gear

  • Canon C300
  • Canon C100
  • iMac
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Kessler Second Shooter
  • ARRI Lighting Kit
  • Kessler Stealth Slider
  • EPIC
  • CS6
  • DJI Ronin
  • profoto
  • Scarlet
  • Capture One
  • Canon DSLR Camera
  • Red Digital Camera


  • Video Production
  • Directing
  • Photography
  • Cinematography
  • still photography
  • Lighting
  • Fashion Photography
  • Branded Content
  • Cinema
  • Lifestyle Photography
  • Commericals
  • Motion Picture Production
  • Advertising Photography