Kelly Schneider was born in California and raised in Oregon. He joined the US Navy in 1980 and served for 29 years. During his US Navy travels all over the world including, 137 countries, he became aware of his passion for photography and “capturing” the life around him. In 2010 Kelly began his pursuit of professional portraiture, growing and developing his skills in creating “salient” portraits.
In 2012, Kelly and his wife Kalina, from Katowice Poland, started their family photography business focusing on weddings and portraiture/boudoir. Over the past 30 years, he has been assigned to a multitude of education and skills development positions earning a Master of Science degree in Human Systems Integration from the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey California. He completed the Executive Leadership course at both University of California and Duke University and recently retired from his government position where he developed, designed, and delivered the 90-million-dollar training program for the FORD Class Nuclear Aircraft Carrier program. The Kelly Schneider Fine Arts (KSFINEARTS} Education programs was built and designed based on proven scientific methods.
Over the past few years, Kelly and his wife Kalina, who is also a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, have been hosting workshops in both the United States and week long portraiture based events in Europe. KSFINEARTS is focused on photographic education and fine art portraiture. Kelly is currently writing his first book, “The Salient Portrait – the science behind it and how to achieve it." This is a core element of all his workshops and training events. Kalina and Kelly currently live in Cape Coral, Florida. For more information visit their website at https://www.ksfinearts.com.
The images below are some of examples of Kelly and Kalina Scheinder's remarkable talent creating Fine Art Portraiture Photography. Feel free to view his beautiful work below by scrolling through the images.