Originally from near Dallas, Texas, Preston Burford attended the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television with an emphasis on special effects for film.
While at The Academy of Arts, Preston developed an interest in still photography and photo editing. As with film, a still photo can be edited to better express the mood and idea—adding elements making the image more vibrant or subtracting elements because they are distracting. This has become his primary area of interest.
While in San Francisco, his experience was varied—from food photography for restaurants and wedding photography as well as editing of photos from those settings to photography and editing for promotional materials for events such as The AIDS Lifecycle Fundraiser. In addition, he prepared and edited promotional videos for events.
Preston recently moved to New York City where he intends to expand his career in photography, photo editing, and film editing.