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Corinne Koster

Corinne Koster

Lead Photography Technician

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA




Career medium 01

CLK Photography

Freelance Photographer

Freelance Photographer
San Francisco, California

Experienced photographer, specializing in event, portraits, fine art, product, and wedding photography. Based in San Francisco Bay Area.

Photographs business portraits for Bay Area small business owners.

Knowledgeable of many Bay Area locations for portraits, ranging from beautiful, edgy, to clean and simple.

Experienced with studio and location product and portrait photography.

Knowledgeable of traditional and modern photographic lighting techniques, as well as post-production techniques.


Philz Coffee


Photographs store openings, story-telling customer and barista viewpoint, conveying company culture.

Responsible for creating a positive work environment, preparing custom high-quality, high-volume products for customers.

Receives and processes multiple tasks in high volume environment.

Operates on a think-on-your-feet mentality, providing solutions to daily challenges.

Participates in store design elements.

Self-starter and takes initiative throughout the work day.

Possesses strong attention to detail.

Maintains successful relationships with customers and team members.

Clearly gives and receives clear communication to ensure highest efficiency.

Academy of Art University

Lead Photography Technician

Started in 2010 as a Photography Technician. Inspected and tested of equipment to ensure full functionality.

Provided excellent customer service to students, faculty, and staff. Promoted to Lead Technician in 2013.

Successfully managed staff of 10, supporting Technical Manager, and condition of Equipment Room and contents.

Served as Acting Supervisor from Aug. 2013 until Jan. 2014, taking on interviewing potential new staff, training, and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures.

Managed photography technician staff with day to day tasks as well as projects.

Supported Technical Manager and Assistant Technical Manager with vendor communication and ordering, as well as planning for new equipment.

Managed and maintained condition of 10,000 equipment room inventory, 12 studios, 3 darkrooms, and 7 classrooms, ensuring organization and efficiency of workflow.

Assisted in supervisory roles such as interviewing, training and scheduling.

Created Excel spreadsheets and to-do lists to enhance efficiency of workflow.

Created and updated Standard Operating Procedures
Assisted instructor in classroom demonstration of photography lighting and camera equipment
Planned workshops of camera, photography lighting equipment.

Planned and conducted classroom presentations of camera, lighting, and video equipment.

Provided excellent photographic and computer technical support for students and faculty.

Career medium 06
Career medium 02

Lifetouch Studios

Portrait Photographer

Started in Lifetouch school portrait division. Transferred to Lifetouch portrait studio division at JC Penney portrait studio during 2009 Christmas season.

Photographed 200 high-volume preschool and elementary school portraits at various school locations.

Assisted photographers with prepping and styling subjects, ensuring best portrait possible.

Assisted with administrative/clerical tasks such as data entry, filing, and customer service.

Photographed 50 high-volume holiday portraiture of families, infants, and adults in timely and efficient manner
Scheduled appointments and staged studios for upcoming portrait sessions.

Assisted customers in viewing portrait sitting, while creating customized portrait collections.

Provided sales-increasing customer service.



Design Consultant

Designed custom matting and framing for clients. Framed readymade and custom artwork and photographs.

Created ready-made and custom matting designs for customers

Created visual story of customer's art and photographs

Framed art and photographs for customers, both ready-made and custom

Assisted store managers with data entry, client database management, accounting, and closing procedures
Curated fine art gallery

Career medium 05
Career medium 06

Lani Allen Photography

Studio Manager

Managed downtown studio.

Edited and retouched all digital photographs, as well as designed advertising for print and web marketing.

Assisted on commercial and portraiture photo shoots.

Communicated with clients and provided administrative support, such as answering phones, filing and organizing client paperwork.

Managed photography studio, including managing client appointments, and photographer’s schedule.

Expertly edited photographs of portraits and products, including retouching and color balancing.

Photographed products for local business clients
Re-branded studio's image, including logo design, website design, and print marketing materials.

Negotiated contracts and day-rate for photo shoots with clients.

Assisted in studio and on location shoots, including portrait and product.

Assisted in client's studio experience.

Developed organizational system for managing client paperwork, client invoices, and vendor paperwork.


ABC School Portraits

Photographer/Lab Technician

Photographed students in school studio setting.

Photographed and printed senior portrait packages.

Photographed preschool, elementary, and high school portraits using mobile studio.

Retouched, color balanced, printed and packaged high school senior portrait packages, which included color balancing and quality control.

Assisted with administrative tasks, including data entry, filing, and answering phones.

Provided exceptional customer service to customers in a high-pressure environment, while maintaining a high-volume of customer satisfaction.

Career medium 05

Brooks Institute of Photography

Professional Photography, Commercial Advertising

Concentrated on Commercial Advertising photography, with a minor on Portraiture photography. Also took small business, business law, and marketing classes.