Shane S. Keller                                   



Defense Information School (DINFOS)

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


  • Subject matter expert for Visual Communications Department
  • Team leader for Basic Still Photography course
  • Teach light and color theory, exposure, and digital camera operations
  • Teach composition, lenses and filters, and off-camera flash
  • Teach night vision, crime scene, and studio photography
  • Teach color management workflow and printing techniques
  • Teach proper caption writing techniques using the AP and DoD style guides
  • Teach editing techniques using Adobe Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop
  • Perform demonstrations for various photography techniques
  • Assign, edit, and critique shooting assignments and homework
  • Counsel students and conduct remediation when necessary
  • Administer and grade students’ written tests and performance exams
  • Write new and update current lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations
  • Organize and coordinate all logistics for field training exercises
  • Created an exposure lab and flash lab used throughout the school
  • Taught over 600 U.S. and international military service members
  • Wrote / updated over 100 test questions
  • Updated eight performance exam grading rubrics

Self Employed

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

  • Photographed and wrote captions for sports and news events for York Daily Record
  • Recorded live-stream video for social media for York Daily Record
  • Conducted video forensic work for GEICO accident scene analysis
  • Photographed weddings, portraits, and corporate events

United States Marine Corps

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

  • Deployed as a combat photographer in Iraq for 25 months
  • Shot still and video imagery for command units
  • Photographed and wrote captions for over eight thousand photos
  • Created and printed mission essential infographics / layouts
  • Worked primarily without supervision of senior ranking Marines
  • Archived and organized photographs and video files
  • Photographed award, retirement, memorial, and change of command ceremonies
  • Photographed war crime scenes in Iraq
  • Photographed damaged vehicles from IED and mine attacks
  • Security clearance: Secret
  • Rank: Sergeant

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 daily
  • Calibrated film and paper processors / printing equipment daily
  • Performed weekly inventory and ordered supplies
  • Provided customer service



Atlantic Edge Scuba Shop

Divemaster                                             5/2012 – 5/2015                Annapolis, MD

  • Taught scuba diving techniques and decompression theory
  • Gave demos on equipment setup and underwater dive skills
  • Conducted guess diver program for the National Aquarium
  • Served as a medical first responder



Proficient with cameras and audio equipment

  • Canon 5D III DSLR underwater photography with Aquatica housing
  • GoPro 7 with Sola video lights
  • Use both available and artificial lighting setups
  • Studio lighting and off-camera flash techniques
  • Record video and audio for multimedia products
  • Forensic / crime scene photography
  • High speed and ballistic photography
  • Comfortable working in stressful environments
  • Capable of photographing various events

Proficient with computers and computer programs

  • Edit, archive, and deliver finished products to clients via online website
  • Write captions, keywords, and other metadata to files via Adobe Lightroom
  • Create custom monitor and printer ICC color profiles
  • Make a color managed workflow for digital and printing output
  • Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Premier, Bridge, Camera Raw



  • 2012, Photography displayed in Rochester Institute of Technology’s honor show
  • 2011, Received Gitner Family Grant for top portfolio at RIT
  • 2009, Photography displayed in Harrisburg Area Community College's honor show
  • 2008, Navy / Marine Corps Achievement Medal while deployed in Iraq
  • 2006, Certificate of Commendation while deployed in Iraq
  • 2005, Navy / Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon while deployed in Iraq
  • 2004, Defense Information School distinguished honor graduate


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
School of Photographic Arts & Sciences
BFA: Photojournalism, May 2012
Minor: Applied Imaging Systems

  • Photojournalism for news media
  • Multimedia and post production video editing
  • Materials and processes of photography
  • Imaging systems and color management
  • Underwater photography

Technical Diving International (TDI)
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
Highest Technical Certification: Decompression Procedures (Max depth 150’)
Highest Recreation Certification: Divemaster

  • Decompression procedures
  • Cave diving
  • Advanced nitrox
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • Underwater photography
  • Deep diving
  • Wreck diving
  • Drysuit diving
  • Night diving
  • Altitude diving


References (Please contact me for references' phone numbers)

Retired Lieutenant Commander Bruce Colkitt
Department Head, Visual Communications Department, Defense Information School

Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Bishop
Combat Camera Senior Enlisted Advisor, United States Marine Corps

William Snyder
Chair of the Photojournalism Program, Rochester Institute of Technology

Becky Kagan Schott
Underwater Photographer, Technical Diving Instructor