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  1. Free (and Free-ish) Photography Directories

    12 Nov 2019

    Last month I gave birth to my 8-page report on Photography Directories and Sourcebooks While I was researching for that blog, some of the photographers I spoke with mentioned additional directories or listings that are free or free-ish. I am happy to share these with you below.  These directories may…


  2. Photo Directories & Sourcebook Review

    25 Oct 2019

    Sourcebooks, Photography Directories, Listings… What are the differences between them, and which one will give me the highest return on investment? You asked, so I did the research. I interviewed dozens of photographers and directory agents and conclude that there are no best or worst.  Your genre of photography, location,…


  3. Marketing Your Commercial Photography: Titles to Target

    11 Oct 2019

    I get this question from my consulting clients quite often:  “Who are the best people to send my photography promos to at an advertising agency or brand? What job titles should I be looking for?” Here’s who you should be sending photography marketing pieces to at advertising agencies…


  4. Call me, maybe.

    08 Sep 2019

    Quick reminder: make it easy for people to contact you. Something I see with many of my clients is that they don’t post their contact info on their websites or social media pages. I mean, do you even want a job? ;) In the past, many of us (guilty!) have…


  5. Test Shoots: Best Practices

    18 Jul 2019

    Updating your portfolio on a regular basis is important. If you are not stacked with paid work, or perhaps you want to try out a new style, test shoots are great for freshening up your website and providing new content to share in your marketing stream.  Test shoots have also…


  6. Does anyone look at source books anymore?

    30 Jun 2019

    I get this question all the time, is it worth the money to be in a photography or illustration source book?  I’ve seen source books go the way of phone books, sad stacks of dead trees unopened from their packaging filling the recycling bins of ad agencies across the country.…


  7. A Post-Worthy Leave-Behind

    29 May 2019

    I was impressed with all of the talent that I had the honor of reviewing at the Palm Springs Photo Festival earlier this month, but one leave-behind in particular made a big impression on me When NYC product photographer Lilia Cretcher arrived at my table for her review, the first…


  8. Palm Springs Photo Festival

    18 May 2019

    Take me back! 🌴  I had such an incredible time at the Palm Springs Photo Festival this month. I highly recommend it and will be doing my best to return in 2020! If you missed it, there were some great symposiums and evening presentations which were live-streamed that you can…


  9. A List of Photography Directories & Source Books

    30 Apr 2019

    This is a working list of photography and illustration directories, source books, apps (and other services.) Workbook Directory of Illustration Found Artists At-Edge LeBook Wonderful Machine BLVD Artists Production Paradise Komyoon PhotoPolitic EqualLens GirlGaze Diversify Photo Authority Collective Women Who Draw Please contact me if you would like to add…


  10. How to Survive a Portfolio Review

    15 Apr 2019

    I’ve had several clients reach out to me this month for advice on preparing for portfolio reviews. Here are a few tips 1. Set an intention for how you want to feel during and after your review rather than setting a specific expectation or tangible outcome. I.E. ”I


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