Claus Starup is an educated press photographer at the local newspaper Holbæk Amts Venstreblad (Nordvestnyt). Afterwards with 8 months high school stay, Engelsholm Kunsthåndværkerhøjskole, with oil painting as main subject.He is resident in Dragsmølle near Lammefjoden and Vejrhøj. Married to jewelry designer Trine Starup. The oil painting has been practiced alongside the photographer's career. In addition to the actual image production, Claus Starup has taught at the primary school of Film Production so that the entire visual spectrum forms the basis for a career that started as a photographer in 1986. Locally, he is known as a photographer to have provided the picture material to the book of Odsherred " Odsherred - the landscape, the light and the life "and as an employee of the project Geokids at UNESCO Geopark Odsherred.