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Corinne Koster

Corinne Koster

Freelance Photographer

CLK Photo

San Francisco, CA

Creative professional with left brain tendencies | Specializing in managing, creating, and keeping calm in the storm.

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CLK Photo

Freelance Photographer

Freelance Photographer
San Francisco, California

Experienced photographer, specializing in portraits, fine art, product, and wedding photography. Based in San Francisco bay area.
• Photographs, edits, and retouches portraits, fine art, and weddings
• Experienced in wedding photography, from small to large in attendance
• Knowledgeable of many 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.

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Academy of Art University

Lead Photography Technician

Started Nov. 2010 as Photography Technician. Promoted to Lead Technician position February 2013. Was acting supervisor from August 2013-January 2014.
Managed part-time staff. Assisted students and faculty with daily needs, from darkroom, location, and studio photography equipment. Supported Technical Manager and Assistant Technical Manager with administrative tasks. Inspected and tested photography and multimedia equipment for student and faculty checkout
• Managed day-to-day tasks and projects of Photography Technicians
• Managed condition of equipment room, studios, darkrooms, and classrooms
• Assisted in supervisory roles such as training and scheduling.
• Facilitated end of semester inventory procedures to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
• Created Excel spreadsheets and to-do lists to enhance efficiency of workflow
• Maintained online database of all photography and multimedia equipment
• Assisted Technical Manager and Assistant Technical Manager in creating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures
• Assisted instructor in classroom demonstration of photography lighting and camera equipment
• Conducted minor repairs of photography camera and lighting equipment.

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Lifetouch Studios

Portrait Photographer

Photographed preschool and elementary school portraits at various school locations. Was responsible for photographing families, babies, infants, and adults in portrait studio. Scheduled and maintained daily appointments in portrait studio.
• Photographed families and individuals in portrait studio.
• Viewed portrait sitting with customer, while helping to produce portrait collection according to customer’s needs.
• Provided customer service and sales to both students and customers
• Photographed school portraits using school studios

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Photograph & Frame

Design Consultant

Designed custom matting and framing for customers. Provided live and online customer service. Framed readymade and custom artwork and photographs.
• Created custom mat and frame designs for customers
• Assisted customers with their purchases

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photography studio

Studio Manager

Managed studio’s daily tasks. Edited and retouched all digital photographs, as well as designed advertising for print and web marketing. Assisted on and styled commercial and portraiture photo shoots. Was responsible for client communication and administrative duties, such as answering phones, filing and organizing client paperwork.
• Was responsible for managing the usage of the photography studio, which included managing the client list, client schedules, and photographer’s schedules
• Created company’s new image, which included branding, website, and print marketing materials
• Assisted in studio and on location shoots
• Developed organizational system for managing client paperwork, client invoices, and vendor paperwork

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ABC School Portraits

Portrait Photographer and Lab Technician

Photographed students in school studio setting. Printed high volume portraits. Performed administrative duties, which
included answering phones, customer service, and data entry
• Photographed preschool, elementary, and high school portraits, both in studio and on location
• Retouched, compiled, and printed high school senior portrait packages, which included color balancing and quality control
• Provided exceptional customer service to customers in a high-pressure environment, while maintaining a high-volume of customer satisfaction

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Partners International

Donation Processing Assistant

Donation Processing Assistant
Partners International, San Jose, California and Spokane, Washington Jun.1999 – Apr. 2002
Performed administrative duties, including answering phones, filing, client communication, data entry, organizing records, and printing and mailing donor receipts.
• Learned to answer multiple telephone line system, which included donor communication, answering questions, and transferring calls.
• Entered necessary donor data for managing information and donations.
• Printed donor receipts indicating record of donation contributions.
• Managed incoming communication, which included receiving, sorting, and organizing all incoming mail.

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Brooks Institute of Photography

Bachelor's Degree, Professional Photography, Commerical Advertising, with minor in Business and Marketing