Chris Schneider Photography
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
2007 Best of the West 2nd place News Photo
2004 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Honorable Mention Feature Photo Story
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