Born in Ann Arbor Michigan and currently residing on the north side of Chicago, I have a well-rounded background in commercial photography. I mentored under the best in the business including Jim Krantz, and John McArthur. As a parent, novice triathlete, and perpetual percussionist, I’ve always enjoyed the marriage of art and science and continue to learn and challenge myself in both my personal and professional life.
Profile Born in Ann Arbor Michigan and currently residing on the north side of Chicago, I have a well-rounded background in commercial photography. I mentored under the best in the business including Jim Krantz, and John McArthur. As a parent, novice triathlete, and perpetual percussionist, I’ve always enjoyed the marriage of art and science and continue to learn and challenge myself in both my personal and professional life.
Commercial Photographer, Chicago Il, 2004-Present Advertising and Editorial Photography with emphasis in environmental portraiture. Owner of Keith Claunch Photography, Inc. Proficient in all aspects of commercial photography including retail and catalogue photography, digital asset management, workflow, color management, post-production, retouching, and quality control. Strong production management skills including estimating, producing and shooting large or small photographic productions with budgets ranging from 1K to 150K. Strategic thinking, strong problem solving, analytical and creative skills. Client List (Photographer) Abbott Labs, Blackbook Magazine, Conill-LA, Chicago Fire, Chicago Magazine, ESPN, Four Star Hospitality, Inc. Goble & Associates, Globus Weekly, Jockey, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Magazine, Meridith Integrated Marketing, Parade Magazine, Penton Media, Penquin Publishing, Regent Media, Televisa, Tribune Company, Urb Magazine, USAA, Yahoo, Synthetic, ABA Journal, Sara Lee
BLACK & WHITE PRINTER, BWC IMAGING LABS, DALLAS, TX. 1995-1997 Custom Black & White Enlargements for professional clientele. First Assistant, Ken Frantz Photography,-Staff, Chicago, Il, 1997-2000 Provided management support and on camera assistance for catalogue Photography shoots for clients such as Sears, Montgomery Wards, Lenscrafters, Von Maur, and Merle Norman. Worked as Second shooter on shoots for Wards and Von Maur. Duties included setting up extensive lighting scenarios in studio and on location as well as set-building and Post-production. First Assistant, Mcarthur Photography, Chicago, Il, 2000-2004 Worked as first camera assistant on catalogue photography productions for clients such as Lands End, Target, Quixtar, and Kohls. Duties included lighting, along with pre and post-production workflow and management in a high volume photography studio.. Also worked as a digital tech handling hi-res captures from the Hasselblad H1 and Canon 1DS MKii cameras. Camera Assistant, Jim Krantz Photography, Chicago,, IL, FreeLance 2002-2004 Worked as first assistant for this internationally acclaimed photographer and mentor on high production advertising campaigns for clients such as Marlboro and US Army.
Education University of North Texas, Degree BA in Applied Arts & Sciences, Concentration in Music and Photography
Technical Proficiencies Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, Canon Digital Photo Professional, Capture One, FotoBiz, BlinkBid, Chronosync, Mac OSX, Photo Mechanic, iLife, iWork, Microsoft Office, All Professional Canon SLR systems, Hasselblad Digital, Basic HD video capture with 5D Mark II and 7D, and Final Cut Pro X(Recently completed certification training in Final Cut X)
Referrals Lynn Kyle - www.lynnkyleproductions.com 312.882.1347 John & Andree McArthur- www.mcarthurphotography.com 773.478.1234 Jim Krantz - http://www.jimkrantz.com 312-733-9958