Brian Schlick

As far back as I can remember I have been an artistic person.  I grew up with my Mom’s paintings on my bedroom wall and my Dad’s epic photos projected on a sheet for the whole family to see.  I didn’t know it at the time, but I was being exposed to a huge amount of creativity.  Ultimately, I think this is what led me to what I love to do now, create and tell stories visually.

I remember drawing early on in childhood through my teens, but when I took a photography course in high school, there was something about it that was different.  I learned to see things in a different way, see light, and notice more details. 

As I graduated high school and moved onto college, I did not carry on with much photography or any visual art for that matter.  Until I decided to take a video production course.  This class opened up the creativeness again and introduced me to the idea of telling a story visually.  From there I would never look back.  My major quickly turned towards video production or digital video as it was known at Sacramento State.

During the time I was attending Sacramento State the digital video program was brand new so I got exposed to many new cameras and editing platforms, which meant I had plenty of opportunities to experiment.

After graduating, I was offered a job to work for Princess Cruises as a shipboard videographer.  At the time I had no real idea what that meant, other than I would be traveling and shooting video.  Little did I know that this would be the most rewarding time of my life.  The job required long hours of shooting video and post production work, with the payoff coming at the end of each cruise where you had to sell your work and more importantly have confidence and pride in what you created.  Along the way I met some fantastic friends from all over the world, friends that taught me some valuable life lessons that I can never forget. 

By far the most important person I met in my time working on a ships is my wife. She was a young photographer from England who has become my best friend and biggest supporter.  If you want full details on how we met (she tells the story better anyway) check it out right over here ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

As I was working my final months on ships I was offered a promotion to the Princess Cruises corporate headquarters in Santa Clarita, CA.  It is here where I honed my editing skills and grew my other post production talents. I started as the Editor for the Photo-Video Department, working on projects from weddings to corporate videos to promotional pieces.  After 2 years I was promoted to Senior Editor where my responsibilities grew to include managing the wedding video program and owning various corporate video projects from concept to completion.  I also assist our Producer with his production and post production duties for the Princess Cruises Collector’s Edition DVDs. 

Outside of work I have taken to creating my own visual short films, particularly with using DSLRs to capture stunning images.  I have also taken on freelance editing work including 2 music videos which will be released in the near future.  It is this work that has created a new visual storytelling spark within me which is sure to lead to great new paths...

About Me

  1. Name: Brian Schlick

  2. Skill: Video Post Production

  3. Weapon of Choice: Final Cut Pro

  4. Software: Final Cut Studio 3, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop

  5. Dream Toy: Film cameras (various)

  6. University: California State University, Sacramento

  7. Major: BA Communications, Digital Video

  8. Favorite Song: ‘Fall in Love’ By Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

  9. Favorite Book: ‘Moneyball’ By Michael Lewis

  10. Favorite Movie: Che Part 1 & 2

  11. Favorite TV show: Sportscenter

  12. Favorite Food: Cochinita Pibil

  13. Favorite Quote: “It’s wonderful to create” Akira Kurosawa

  14. Favorite Hobby: Film Photography

  15. Inspiring people: My peers, friends, and my wife

  16. What would I be if not a video editor: Chef

  17. What job would I hate to do: Sky diving instructor

  18. Favorite Links:


Lindsay Schlick

Born and raised in Lancashire Northern England, I became interested in photography when I was 14 years old. My art teacher Mr Nevett, lent me a camera one day when he could see I was slowly losing interest in his painting class. The camera was an old silver Nikon 35mm SLR, I remember it was a little bit battered but it had a lot of character. After playing with it for a little while I knew I was hooked! I went home that day and begged my dad to buy me one for christmas. He got me a Centon K100 SLR with  a wide angle and a standard zoom lens. I still enjoy playing with it today.

At the age of 16 I attended Blackburn College where I obtained my National Diploma in photography. After that I left for Nottingham Trent University where I studied for my BA Hons Photography. I will never forget my Photography module leader Jean Baird she has always been a big inspiration to me and my career.

My first photo related job after university was as an image editor at The Nottingham Post Newspaper. It was a really interesting first job and there was always a new scandal to hear about ‘hot off the press!’ However I was not ready to settle down in one place just yet.

My mother had heard about young photographers joining cruise ships and traveling around the world doing what they love and getting paid for it. This sounded perfect to me so I decided to do some research. I looked into Princess Cruise lines they seemed to offer the best benefits, so off I went!

On my first ship, 5 months into my contract, I met my future husband Brian. He was the videographer onboard and about to leave to go work in the corporate head office. So we went our separate ways for a while with me still working onboard, but we knew we just wanted to be together. We kept our relationship going long distance for 2 years before we decided to get married. We ‘tied the knot’ on the Diamond Princess during my last week onboard the ship. It was quite fitting really having my fellow crew members/photographers and friends there to witness our day. It was really beautiful.

Since immigrating and moving to Los Angeles with my hubby 5 years ago, my photography career has really sky rocketed! For the first 5 years here in LA, I had been working as a Glamour Photographer and studio manager for Blue Moon Productions. Now I am a very busy free lance photographer, running our own company I believe I am more focused now than I have ever been, I love researching and experimenting with new equipment, meeting new people and creating amazing photographs for them, and challenging myself with new ideas. I am a very driven person, when I set myself a goal nothing stops me until I reach it!

It has been a wild ride so far but I really love what I do. Photography is my life and I would not have it any other way! Where will it take me next...who knows?

About Me

  1. Name: Lindsay Schlick

  2. Skill: Photography & Photo Retouching

  3. Weapon of Choice: Canon 5D Mark II w/ 70-200mm F2.8 Canon Lens

  4. Software: Photoshop CS5, Lightroom3, Aperture3

  5. Dream Toy: Hasselblad H3D II-39MS

  6. College: Blackburn College

  7. Major: National Diploma Photography

  8. University: Nottingham Trent University

  9. Major: BA Photography

  10. Favorite Song: ‘Mercy’ By Duffy

  11. Favorite Book: ‘When the Lion Feeds’ By Wilbur Smith

  12. Favorite Magazine: Shutter Bug

  13. Favorite Movie: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’

  14. Favorite TV show: Dexter, True Blood, Lost, The Biggest Loser

  15. Favorite Food: Indian Food!

  16. Favorite Quote: “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph” - By: Matt Hardy

  17. Favorite Hobby other than photography: Distance Running

  18. Inspiring people: College Professor Jean Baird, Jillian Michaels, Bambi Cantrell & Jasmine Star

  19. Biggest Accomplishment: Completing The 2010 Santa Clarita Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) in 2 Hours 29 Minutes and 57 Seconds.

  20. What would I be if not a photographer: Fitness Trainer

  21. What job would I hate to do: Brokerage Floor Trader! “Its exhausting just watching those guys!”

  22. Favorite Links:


Brian Schlick 1979
Lindsay Schlick 1984

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