Thanks for taking a moment to find out more about me and my work!
(But really, it’s fine if you just want to look at pictures.)
My name is Fred Greaves, and I am a commercial and editorial photographer based in the Greater Sacramento area in California. My training was as a photojournalist, and I spent time working as a staff photographer at the San Diego Union-Tribune before moving to full time freelance in the late 90’s.
With strong storytelling skills, I have been fortunate to work as a photographer in a lot of different industries that value meaningful visual narratives. A good photograph always tells a story, and my focus is creating compelling images that tell my clients' stories well.
I have a reputation for being on-time, on budget, easy to work with, reliable and delivering consistently amazing images.
Although I am based in Northern California, I have worked all over the world (including war zones) and am happy to take on projects that require travel.
I am a FAA Part 107-certified drone pilot (and insured).
These are some of my clients: United Services Organization (USO), American Red Cross, Macy’s, Panasonic, University of Southern California (USC), American Albacore Fisheries Association (AAFA), San Diego County Fair, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Reuters News Pictures, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Nintendo NorthBay Healthcare LA Times U.S. Forest Service, Panorama Meats, Scholastic Magazine, University of San Diego, California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), Farmer Veteran Coalition, University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Eating Well, Readers Digest, Comstock’s Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Volvo
I also believe in giving back to the photographic community. I have guest lectured on photography and photojournalism at schools across the U.S. as well as having taught photography courses at the University of California, San Diego and co-taught a photojournalism course at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. I have also taught workshops at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego.