This year NATAS awarded two recipients for the 2023 Governors Service Medallion Award. Devin Fehely, CBS Bay Area KPIX and Susan A. Bradley, Susan A. Bradley Photography.
Susan A. Bradley is an active NATAS member and Governor. Susan set a precedent as the first student Governor for the San Francisco/Northern California NATAS chapter. Because of her continual contribution as a photographer for the chapter Susan was nominated for the 2023 Governors Service Medallion .
Susan started her photography training as a Black & White film photographer in the Laney College Professional Photography Program in 2010. Completing all of the introduction classes in professional photography, Susan was recognized as an acclaimed Black & White Photographer. She has exhibited locally in numerous exhibitions with her Black & White photography.
Continuing in the advanced Professional Photography Program at Laney, Susan started her photography career working as a still and video photographer. She has completed all of the required photography courses for her AS degree at Laney College. Susan has also contributed to the Laney College Photography program as a senior photographer and Instructional Assistant under the mentorship and instruction of Michael Moya of MOYAfotografx. Susan started shooting the NATAS Gala and the Gold & Silver Circle awards in 2017 as one of Michael’s leading photographers. As active Governor Susan is now the current Director of Photography for these annual award events.
Introduced to DSLR video, Susan started her training in the Laney College Media department under the guidance and instruction of Steve Shlisky. Susan has completed nearly all of the Media courses as well. She also assists Steve in his Documentary and Beginning Video Production Classes. Susan also films the live Laney Theatre Productions and photographs the rehearsals for use in their social media promotions and actor’s portfolios. Her work includes Macbeth; Disbelief; Art is Useless When You are Being Mauled by a Bear, Diedre the Queer Queen. Susan has developed her skills as an editor and camera person in both still and video mediums in both analog and digital formats. With a full schedule as a student, teaching assistant and professional photographer, Susan still finds time to contribute her photography services to the NATAS organization. Her dedication and commitment have been recognized by the chapter with the 2023 NATAS Governors Service Medallion! Says Susan “I am so honored to receive this along with outstanding Governor Devin Fehely. I couldn’t have done this without Mike and Steve!”
“Susan is not only a fast learner, able to grasp concepts about video production, but able to distill them to others. I have seen her gain such confidence in her skill sets that I trust her to work one-on-one with my production students,” Steve Shlisky. Susan continues as mentee of Michael Moya, past Governor, and Steve Shlisky past President, Chair of the Activities and Programs Committee, and Treasure as her mentors. Congratulations Susan with this Award of Excellence!
Link to Devin Fehely Service Medallion article.