Resume

Shane S. Keller                                   www.shanekellerphotography.com

717-542-4354                                       combatphotographer@gmail.com

 

Experience

Defense Information School

Military Photography Instructor   6/2013 – Current       Fort Meade, MD

  • Train students to photograph uncontrolled action
  • Instruct students to properly document a crime scene
  • Teach various flash techniques for almost any situation
  • Teach studio techniques, lighting ratios, and composition
  • Teach printing techniques and color management workflow
  • Teach light and color theory, exposure, shutter, and aperture
  • Teach proper caption writing techniques using the AP Stylebook
  • Perform demonstrations for various photography techniques
  • Assign shooting assignments and homework
  • Monitor and grade students’ tests
  • Critique students' work

 

Self Employed

Freelance Photographer             6/2012 – 6/2013        Dover, PA

  • Photographed and wrote captions for York Daily Record
  • Recorded live-stream video for York Daily Record
  • Conducted forensic video analysis for GEICO
  • Photographed weddings, portraits, and events

 

RIT Digital Den

Sales Employee                         7/2011 – 5/2012        Rochester, NY

  • Sold professional photographic equipment
  • Provided technical support for photographers

 

United States Marine Corps

Combat Photographer               10/2003 – 4/2008      Camp Lejeune, NC

  • Served as a combat photographer in Iraq for 25 months
  • Provided still and video imagery for command units
  • Wrote captions for over eight thousand images.
  • Created and printed mission essential documents and layouts
  • Supervised eight Marines under my command
  • Trained Marines basic and advanced photographic techniques
  • Worked primarily without supervision of senior ranking Marines
  • Archived and organzied still photographs and video files
  • Photographed award, retirement, and change of command ceremonies
  • Photographed memorial services while in Iraq and at Camp Lejeune
  • Photographed war crime scenes in Iraq
  • Photographed damaged vehicles from IED and mine attacks
  • Photographed in various harsh weather conditions and at night
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Security Clearance: Secret

 

Eckerd / Rite Aid Drug Store

Photographic Lab Technician      5/2000 – 10/2003      Etters, PA

  • Developed color negatives and prints
  • Mixed chemicals and performed machine maintenance
  • Calibrated film and paper processors daily
  • Performed weekly inventory and ordered supplies
  • Provided customer service

  

Skills: Proficient with Cameras and Audio Equipment

  • Film and digital 35mm SLR cameras
  • Forensic and crime scene photograpy
  • High speed and ballistics photography
  • Studio lighting
  • Black & white and color darkroom processing
  • Multimedia and sound recording
  • 4x5 film cameras and Better Light scanning back
  • Pocket Wizard radio transceivers
  • Underwater photography (Certified PADI Divemaster)
  • Professionally clean camera sensors

 

Skills: Proficient with Computers and Computer Programs

  • Proficient with Apple and PC platforms
  • Creating custom camera, monitor, and printer profiles
  • Gretag Macbeth Profile Maker, making ICC profiles 
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Final Cut Pro 
  • Mediagrid
  • Microsoft Office
  • Converting RAW files and inputting metadata
  • Accurately reproduce colors in prints
  • Scan photographic film and prints
  • Scaling photographs to a 1:1 ratio 
  • Creating poster layout designs 

 

Awards

  • 2012, Photography displayed in RIT Honor Show
  • 2011, Gitner Family Scholarship for top portfolio at RIT
  • 2009, Photography displayed in HACC Honor Show
  • 2008, Navy Achievement Medal while deployed in Iraq
  • 2006, Certificate of Commendation while deployed in Iraq
  • 2004, Defense Information School Distinguished Honor Graduate

 

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

School of Photographic Arts & Sciences

BFA: Photojournalism, May 2012

Minor: Applied Imaging Systems

  • Studied high speed and ballistics photography 
  • Studied forensic photography 
  • Studied materials and processes of photography 
  • Studied color management and camera and printer profiles 
  • Studied multimedia and post production editing

 

Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

AA: General Studies, May 2003

 

References

Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Bishop

United States Marine Corps

910-650-9660

 

Mr. Bryan Logan

Defense Information School

301-677-4360

 

Professor William Snyder

Rochester Institute of Technology

214-215-7742