Maxwell C. Shay - Photographer


Brandeis NoH8 Photoshoot, Self-Portrait, 2009

Max Shay is a 2011 graduate of Brandeis University with a B.S. in Computer Science. He has been working as a freelance photographer for the past three years. With his knowledge of photoshop and photo retouching Max has also worked as a web and graphic designer for the past 2 years. He now works as the Senior Systems Administrator for

For photography he especially enjoys creative landscape and portrait work, and has a love for exploring effective and unexpected ways to use strobes and studio lighting for his work. Max shoots with a Nikon D300, and a set of professional wide-aperture portrait lenses for his digital work. Max also digitizes medium format film at 35mp with a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II and Epson v750 Scanner.

For graphic design Max uses a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, Photoshop CS5, and a 17″ Unibody Macbook Pro. His goal is to supply usability centered design with a focus on minimalism and functionality. He is currently working on logos, mockups, graphics, and color scheming, for, as well.

Photography, Photographic Post-Processing, Color Correction, Fashion Retouching, Graphic Design, Web Design, Customer Service, Computer Science, Systems Administration, Cooking, Sailing

You can find Max’s portfolio here, and you can contact Max here.