Kachemak Bay, AK

Kachemak Bay, AK

Patrick B Cummings

Every picture tells a story, and every story deserves great pictures.

Every picture tells a story, and every story deserves great pictures.


The world is full of great stories…

Lets go tell them together.

I have the best job in the world. My curiosity has lead me to take all the less travelled paths and I wouldn’t change a minute of it. I have spent most of my life traveling and collecting stories and experiences and am very much looking for what adventure awaits next. I love exploring and living in the Pacific Northwest, and would love to find a creative home in Portland, OR to settle and do great creative work. Until then, my passport is current and I am ready to work anywhere.

Patrick was my DP for 4 of my shows and he absolutely killed it. He’s incredibly talented, and professional. Always coming up with fresh ideas, he excels in setting a visual look that compliments the show… he respects story and knows how to lead his team in a way that is conducive to getting the best look as well as the best performances out of talent, which is a trait I find rare in a lot of DP’s these days…His positive attitude is infectious and he really inspires people to do good work.

— Sara L Quick, Executive Producer

Camera Operator

Amanda to the Rescue Season 2 2019

Indigo Films/ Animal Planet

Amanda to the Rescue is a follow Doc style reality show that follows Panda Paws rescue and Amanda Geise as she saves special needs, major medical, and hospice animals and finds them loving homes. Verite’ style shooting with Sony FS-7.

Director of Photography+Camera Operator

LivePD seasons 1,2,3  2017-18

Big Fish Entertainment/A&E

Shot live every Friday and Saturday nights, our cameras follow cops as they patrol the streets around the US. New cop show concept using small camera/portable broadcast gear. Run and gun documentary TV shot live. Exciting stuff.

Diesel Brothers Season 1

Magilla Entertainment/Discovery

Build/lifestyle show about the insane goings-on at DieselSellerz.com, as the cast build the most extreme diesel powered trucks around. Sony PMW300, Canon 5D. shop/Interview lighting, Camera look, A camera.

Epic Ink Season 1

Matador Content/A&E

Half hour reality comedy about a tattoo shop that specializes in pop culture/geek art. Sony F800, Canon C300, 5Dmk3. Conceptualized and directed/shot a series of short comedy vignettes for bump-ins and outs.

Iron Men of Cleveland- pilot


Half hour pilot about a real “Magic Mike” style male revue in Cleveland, OH. Very fun, light drama. Club lighting, Dance lighting, sit down interviews. Sony F800, Sony FS700 for high speed.

Shear Madness Season 1

Cherie Sundae/NatGeo Wild

60x10 unscripted show about a woman who raises and shears high-end long wool sheep in Temecula, CA.

Dance Moms Season 4

Collins Ave./Lifetime

Reality show about young dancers. Duties involved remote lighting and shooting at dance competitions, in-studio lighting, glossy sit-down interviews. Remote reality. Glitter. Lots of glitter.


Alaska The Last Frontier Season 5,6,7,

Wilma TV/Discovery

Rugged hit show that follows the Kilcher family as they homestead their family property in the wilds of Alaska. Outdoor reality, interviews, re-creations. Canon XF305, Canon C300, Canon 5D (time-lapses)

Life Below Zero Season 1

BBC/National Geographic

True follow doc about families that live in the far north of Alaska and live off the land. Canon C300, Canon pro lenses, natural light.

Deadliest Catch Seasons 1,2,3,4

Original Productions/Discovery

Season 1-4. Living and working on the brutal Bering Sea, telling stories of the brave people who go to sea to catch Alaskan King and Opilio crab. 7 trips, multiple boats.

2009 ATAS Emmy award for Cinematography.

More Television credits upon request


The Radical Middle 2016 Portland, OR

Short doc style video for Sustainable NW, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rural communities make a livelihood from being good land stewards.

fundraising video included drone aerials, graphic elements, interviews and beauty. Made in Oregon.

*Director of Photography/ camera operator/drone operator

*Produced interviews

*produced post and built opening graphic element in Adobe Premier

Portland Summer Ensembles 2009-2012 Portland,OR

Captured stills, video and produced short marketing and fundraising video for this Portland based chamber music camp young musicians.

Link: portlandsummerensembles.org

*Shot all Video

*Edited video, mixed music and graphics

Phoseon Technologies 2015  Portland, OR

Corporate video featuring technology company specializing in LED lighting for curing processes.

USSSA E World Softball “Challenges” 2017 Portland, OR

Short challenge vignettes for social media to announce and get interest in World softball tournament in Portland, OR. Entire Series of 7 videos shot and edited in 48 hours to blast social media.

*shot all video, edited, mixed music, titles and graphics.

Links: https://vimeo.com/170869938


Liberty Fairs powered by Grass Monkey 2014 NYC+ Las Vegas

Director of Photography for series of videos for this exciting new menswear trade show in Las Vegas. Videos focused on marketing, branding, work, play, interviews, time-lapse.

*Produced/shot all Interviews and most B-Roll

Links: http://vimeo.com/73825558


Fred Stewart for City Council 2016 Portland, OR

Collaborated with Fred Stewart, a local real estate agent, on a series of videos to aid his bid to join Portland City Council and effect change in city politics.

*shot interviews and B-roll *edited and mixed music, titles and graphics.

*short turnaround. 4 videos shot and edited in 48 hours and delivered to social media via Facebook.


Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Clown College-1988 Venice, FL

Study of Circus Arts, Physical Comedy, Slapstick History, Makeup, Costume, Short form story telling, trapeze, dance.

Improv Olympic West- 2003-07 Los Angeles, CA

Character building, critical listening, open minded thought, courage to fail, improvisational scene structure

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum-1993-94 Topanga, CA

Shakespeare Intensive, Acting, Scene study, diction, Elizabethan style and language, commitment to performance.

San Antonio College-1994-96 San Antonio, TX

Journalism,Communications, Film and Television Club President, Short film Production, Adobe Premier, Canon Video equipment


Part 107 certified Drone Pilot/ Advanced Scuba/ Certified Crane Operator to 30 tons/ Certified basic rigger/ Proficient with safe handling of firearms/ Familiar with heavy equipment/Competent boat pilot/ truck driver/ juggler/ good in a high speed chase/ comfortable around law enforcement situations and K9 work