Patrick Letrondo Markulis

Patrick Letrondo Markulis

Photo Specialist

Industry Art Works

Redondo Beach, CA USA

Once I realized what I really wanted, I was able to motivate myself.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I was motivated when I started to realize my potential when I was consistently making it into the top three photos in the photo critiques that took place in one of my classes.
Then, soon after marrying my husband, he was in the hospital for a little while and I had to go to my classes in Fullerton, and drive to see him everyday at the hospital he was at in Irvine.
Then, I gave a presentation that I was very scared to do, where I created a Covergirl rebrand campaign, showcasing how makeup can empower people of all backgrounds and gender identities.
Then, after the presentation, my professor told me that I shouldn't limit myself to just retouching, because they saw that I was capable of so much more than that.
Keep following my journey


High School
Communications (Photocomm)
California State University, Fullerton


Photo Specialist

I use Photoshop to create, and retouch images for companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

On a typical day, if I am not working on a previous project, I will begin by receiving a new assignment. Connecting to a server, I download the images I need to retouch, of which the amount can vary depending on the show. Then I begin to retouch them, and upload the edited images to the server along with the other people I am working with. From there we pass them back and forth for notes and finally organization for submission to our client.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I recommend going to the Career Center and having them fix your current resume. Then keep improving it and bringing it back for more advice. I also recommend creating a good cover letter, and updating it so that it is always specific towards the job you are applying for.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Communications (Photocomm)


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"After interning for a big ad company, I was told that I didn't have a specific place there, that my skills didn't fit what they needed. I started to believe I was too inexperienced to get my foot in the door in the first place."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues


Are there any other skills you'd recommend developing for this career?

Asked by Kennedy at CSUF

Make sure you are very good with communicating, and find which forms of communication work best for you.

What can I do to make myself more marketable?

Asked by Kennedy at CSUF

Keep working on your skills, and make a website or blog to showcase them to others.

Do you have any recommended reading to learn more about your career?

Asked by Kennedy at CSUF

Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade and Skin, which is a textbook.

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