Mel Schnur

Freelance Commercial Photographer & Event Photographer

Location:north Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Mel C. Schnur
351 North Drive, #25 908-350-3088
North Plainfield, NJ 07060


1978 - Present: Freelance Photographer specializing in PR, parties and headshots

1987 - Present: Photography Instructor, Oak Knoll School, Summit, NJ - Intro to Photography, Photo I, II, Honors Photo Portfolio, and Independent study for beginning, intermediate and advanced students in photography at a private preparatory school. Also, teach Digital Imaging, Media, and Photo/Media the use of various professional equipment including: the camera (traditional & digital), copy stand, darkroom, power point. Yearbook Moderator, ’04 - present

1989 - Present: Photography Instructor, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ Introduction to Photography (color transparency course)
Photo1 (B/W darkroom class)

2000 – 2002 Photography Instructor, Passaic County College, Paterson, NJ
(Color transparency course)
Kent Place Summer Art Camp, Summit, NJ B/W class for Middle
School children

1986 - 1988 Instructor, Photographer, Gallery Director, Imageworks
Studio/Gallery, North Plainfield, NJ

1980 - 1988: Photography Instructor, Workshop Leader, Lecturer - Adult education programs in Scotch Plains, Piscataway, North Plainfield, Fairfield Camera Clubs; Hunterdon Arts Center

1976 - 1978: Darkroom Manager/Instructor, Livingston College Art Department, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

1987 - 1988: Critiquer/Curator Union County Cultural and Heritage Commission - Teen Arts Festival and National Arts Week
Photographers Exhibit

1992 - 1993: Photo Presenter Morris County Teen Arts Festival

Professional Expertise

35mm digital photography
Photoshop enhancing/retouching
Digital printing
35mm, 2-1/4” and 4” x 5” film cameras
Strobe lighting
Black and White archival printing


1987: Fellowship Award in the Visual Arts, NJ State Council on the Arts


1982: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts/Photography, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ - Concentration in Photography; graduated *** Laude

One -Person Exhibits

1993: Oak Knoll School, Summit, NJ
1986: Imageworks Gallery, North Plainfield, NJ
1983: Environmental Education Center, Roseland, NJ
Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ

Group Exhibits

1996: Watchung Arts Center, Watchung,NJ - Juried Show; traveled to ADP, Roseland, NJ
1989 -’01: County College of Morris, Randolph,NJ - Faculty Art Show
1993: Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ - Contacts
Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ
1992: Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ - Seasons of Life
1991: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ - Juried Show
1989: Noyes Museum, Lincroft, NJ - Evening Skies
Mortimer Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ
Trenton State Museum, Trenton, NJ - Arts Annual Printmaking and Photography
Essex Arts Council, Roseland, NJ Juried Show (Honors)
1988: Printmaking Council of New Jersey, North Branch, NJ - Juried Show
1987: Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth, NJ - Union County Photographers; National Arts Week Exhibit
Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY - Juried Show
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY - Juried Show (Honors)
Conat Hall Gallery, Princeton, NJ
Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
1986: Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ - The Future
Nathan’s Gallery, West Patterson, NJ
1985: Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ - Surrealism in the 80’s
Maryland Institute of Art, Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD - Juried Show
1983: City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ - NJ in Black and White
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ - Juried Show
1982: City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ -Metro Exhibit
1978: Livingston College, Piscataway, NJ - Faculty Art Show
1976: Drew University, Madison, NJ - Spectrum ‘76