About Me

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Nate Bernardo

Searching for adventure and bringing stories to life through the lens.

Nate Bernardo is a commercial photographer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a passion for documenting the beauty of Mother Nature and her beautiful sights. From landscapes, to travel, to fashion, Nate is well versed in the intricacies of capturing “the moment.” You’ll always find a camera strapped to his hand or shoulder, always looking to capture that perfect fleeting moment.

Work Experience

Photo Intern - New Revolution Media - 2019

Spring Show Student Liaison - Academy of Art University - 2019

B Camera Operator - Sari Dress Tent Documentary - Edwin Vargas - 2018

Photo Assistant - Sari Dress Tent; Adrienne Pao, Robin Lasser - 2018

B Camera Operator - The Factronauts; Bryan Hewitt - 2018

Photo Intern - Young & Hungry Agency - 2018

Spring Show Student Liaison - Academy of Art University - 2018 

Photographer/Videographer - Infinite Aquarium 2017-Present

Volunteer Photographer - Golden Gate Yacht Club Youth Sailing 2012-2017

Photographer - Neptune Aquatics 2012-2015

Lead Photographer & Reporter at the John F. Kennedy High School Titan Tribune 2009-2012

Accolades & Publications

Council of Fashion Designers of America: CFDA+ Design Graduates - Antidote - 2018

notjustalabel.com - Antidote - 2018

Council of Fashion Designers of America: Fashion Future Graduate Showcase - Antidote - 2018

City College San Francisco Online Education - 2018

Academy of Art University Spring Show - 2018

ANTIDOTE by Jennifer Wang - 2018

Academyart.edu - 2018

Academy of Art University Spring Show - 2017

Sustainablesiren.com - 2016-2017

Happinez Magazine Germany - 2016

Academy of Art University Spring Show - 2016

Fairmont San Francisco Student Showcase - 2015

Academy of Art University Spring Show - 2013

Finalist, Photographers Forum The Best of High School and College Photography 2013

Changing Tides Golden Gate Yacht Club - 2012

Client List

Happinez Magazine

Underground Agency

City College San Francisco

Infinite Aquarium

Golden Gate Yacht Club

San Francisco Civic Music Association

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Academy of Art University


Photography: Documentary, Photojournalism, Sports, Landscape, Travel, Fashion, Location and Studio Lighting

Computer: Adobe; Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, InDesign, Microsoft; Word, PowerPoint