Doug Birnbaum

San Francisco, California


About Us

Doug Birnbaum has accomplished numerous awards in both still and motion picture photography with plenty of industry connections and crews available. Always happy to be behind the camera and working on a creative project. Doug is a production expert and pays attention to detail on every shoot. Doug Birnbaum is a traditionally trained cinematographer and photographer. Doug graduated from Loyola Marymount's School of Film and Television as well as earning a MFA from the Academy of Art in Commercial Photography. Doug has also trained with American Society of Cinematographers.

Doug has worked in the industry for over 15 years, working on projects from commercials, corporate, award-winning social media content, and feature-length documentaries. His work has taken him around the world, shooting in places such as Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Nationwide. Doug has won numerous awards for his photography, including the American Photography Magazine Emerging Photographer, and Numerous Awards from Artists Photographers of America, and the Audience Choice Award from Boston SciFi. He also has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic. Doug's passion for photography and cinematography lies in capturing the beauty of the world uniquely. He prides himself on being able to create an authentic experience through his work and enjoys collaborating with other creatives. He is always up for a new challenge and is eager to work on new projects.

Past Clients:
American Express
American Eagle
Discovery Channel
Oxygen Network
Mercedes Benz-AMG
Bay Meadows
Macy's Fashion Incubator
Planet Fitness
Whole Foods
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sunrun Solar
MasterChef Australia

We have been in the industry since 2004.

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Doug was awesome. Patient through all the scheduling changes before the shoot, on time both days of the shoot, and figured out beautiful set ups using the location we provided. When we finished early on the second day, he offered to capture additional b-roll that we could use in our video. I'm thrilled with his work and look forward to more opportunities to work with him.

Christopher King

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