Chris Schneider 

Chris Schneider Photography 

(303) 514-0302 

Professional Experience 

Freelance Photographer, Denver, CO (1/09-present) 

Freelance photographer specializing in editorial, portrait and commercial photography for a diverse group of clients. Uses wide skill set to create images to meet client's specific needs. 

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO (9/03-2/09) 

Staff Photographer at 210,000 circulation regional daily serving Denver and Colorado. Excelled in capturing unique images on a wide variety of assignments- including general news, portraits, photo stories and professional sports in a highly competitive news market. Skilled in the production of audio slide shows and video segments. 

Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA (6/01-9/03) 

Staff Photographer at 95,000 circulation daily serving Ventura County. Covered general assignments, photo projects and stories. Selected by E.W. Scripps in March 2003 to cover the Iraq war in Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.  

Modesto Bee, Modesto, CA (11/97-2/99) 

Served as staff On-Call Photographer at 85,000 circulation newspaper serving the Modesto, Calif. area while completing B.A. coursework. 

Internships at The Albuquerque Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Oregonian, La Nacion (Argentina), Buffalo News and the Redding Record-Searchlight. 


Skilled in Final Cut, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Lightroom, Soundslides and remote transmission 

Intermediate Spanish language skills 

Awards and Distinctions 

66th Annual POYi Award of Excellence General News 

2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism 1st place Portrait Series 

65th Annual POYi Award of Excellence Sports Picture Story 

2007 Best of the West 2nd place News Photo 

63rd Annual POYi Award of Excellence Pictorial 

62nd Annual POYi Award of Excellence One Week's Work 

2004 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Honorable Mention Feature Photo Story 

2004 NPPA Best of Photojournalism 3rd place Arts 

2003 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 1st place General News 

2002 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Honorable Mention Portfolio 

2002 NPPA 2nd Place Photographer of the Year Region 10  

2002 Runner-Up Casey Medal for Photojournalism 

58th Annual POY Award of Excellence Sports Action 


San Francisco State University, B.A. in journalism 

-Six months foreign study in Buenos Aires, Argentina