Richard Schnurr, Photographer

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I began a love of photography in my  father's photo studio in Long Island, NY at 14 years old, and went on to study photography at L.A. Wilson Technological School in Dix Hills, NY.

After graduating,  I served in the United States Coast Guard for five years as a Public Affairs Specialist. This gave me the opportunity to continue my studies in  photojournalism at the US Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Indianapolis, IN.

In 1988, I began working  as an in-house photographer/videographer for Avis Rent-A-Car in Garden City, NY, where I focused on public relations, corporate headshots, and product, event, and training videos. I was hired by the CEO to photograph and videotape his daughter's wedding in Venice, Italy.

Photography became a hobby instead of a profession in the early 2000's. I focused more on landscape and fine art photography to learn how to apply film skills to the world of digital photography.

Retiring from the corporate world to start my own photography venture has been a lifelong dream. Now that my wife Laurel and I have raised our two beautiful and talented children, Sarah and Christopher, the time is right to launch my own photography business. I currently service Northern NJ, the Poconos,  and southwestern, NY, as a portrait, real estate, and product photographer.

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