Lauren Kinkade

Photographer and Retoucher

Waterbury, CT, USA

Work Experience

AAU's Peephole Magazine

Editorial Photographer

Assignment-based editorial photography on location for the Academy of Art University's interactive iPad magazine, 'Peephole.'
September 2012 - December 2012 San Francisco, California, United States

I Have The Craving

Photographer and Writer

Editorial photography and writing for food blog, I Have the Craving.
March 2013 - Present San Francisco, California, United States


Contributing Photographer

Shestock aims to fix the broken dialogue between advertisers and female audiences.
September 2013 - Present California, United States

Defining Studios

Senior Photo Editor and Post-Production Manager

Core duties focused on photo editing, quality control, and managing fast-paced production schedules. An average day might include collecting raw files from photographers, editing press images for next or same day publication, and assigning projects to other editors while maintaining a consistent look and an efficient turnaround time.
 Other duties include batch photo processing, selection, organization, archival, record-keeping, on-site assisting, direct client communication, and acting as the point-of-contact for clients and contractors.
June 2016 - February 2018 Connecticut, United States

Virtual 203

Matterport Tech and Assistant Photographer

Survey and scan real estate properties using a 3D camera with LiDAR technology in order to create floor plans and 3D tours, and assist the lead photographer with lighting and equipment as needed.
June 2016 - Connecticut, United States


Academy Of Art University (AAU)

June 2009 - Present California, United States


English (Native),
Turkish (Beginner),
French (Conversational),


Batch Processing, Editorial Photography, Retouching, Studio Assistant, Travel Photography, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop LightRoom, Event Photography, Food Photography, Food Styling, Location Lighting, Product Photography, Prop Styling, Still Life, Studio And Location Lighting, Studio Lighting ,


Fine Dining Lovers --"Amazing Food Portraits"

Francsco Mugnai's Inspiration Blog -- "Culinary Arts -- Food for Your Inspiration"