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  1. Hypnosis for Creative Clarity

    12 Nov 2021

    This summer I had the great honor of working with distinguished Norwegian fine art photographer, Anja Niemi, as she was creating her most recent project, The Rider I asked Anja to share a bit about her experience of working with me during this time: “I began working with Amy


  2. How Photographers Connect with Advertising Agencies

    25 Apr 2021

    Catch the replay of my Clubhouse talk from April 23rd here. We discussed how commercial photographers can connect with advertising agencies, portfolio review tips, and how to stay motivated with your marketing Listen now. Here are some of the questions we covered: Do you need a rep to approach


  3. Photojournalism, Equity & More with Tara Pixley

    03 Apr 2021

    This week it was such an honor to have photographer, activist and educator Tara Pixley join me on Clubhouse for my Free Friday Office Hours. We had a deep and beautiful discussion about photojournalism, equity and equality. This is a must-listen, especially for anyone working in photojournalism and…


  4. Portfolio Review Roulette - January

    30 Jan 2021

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Portfolio Review Roulette! We connected with photographers in Spain, Uruguay, Ireland, Germany and the U.S.! Watch the replay here Thank you to photographers Javier Diez, Shantré Pinkney, Matías Chiminelli, and Ella Sophie for sharing your work. Subscribe to my newsletter for more free…


  5. LinkedIn for Photographers

    17 Jan 2021

    If you haven’t updated your LinkedIn page in a while, you may be missing out on some great opportunities. LinkedIn is not the same platform that it was two years ago. There are some great new features, and LinkedIn is where advertising creatives hang out.  Copywriter and content…


  6. APA Los Angeles Webinar on Websites for Photographers

    15 Dec 2020

    Thank you to Andrea Stern of @AskSternRep for inviting me to be a guest on the APA Los Angeles Navigating The Unknown series discussing best practices for commercial photography websites. Watch the replay here.  FYI, portions of the audio may be difficult to understand, so I’ve filled in the…


  7. In Conversation with Catherine Couturier

    15 Sep 2020

    Interview with fine art photography gallerist Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX Some of the topics we covered:  • How photographers can get noticed by galleries• How commercial and fine art work should be separated• How galleries work with photographers to promote and sell their prints…


  8. How To: Virtual Portfolio Reviews

    09 Aug 2020

    If physical distancing has done any good for the photography world it has been the vast widening of access to information as well as online portfolio reviews I’ve recognized an increase in opportunities for photographers to be seen by photo reps, at photo festivals and in online portfolio reviews…


  9. What Is A Photography Treatment?

    02 Jul 2020

    Advertising agencies and larger brands may request that photographers being considered for a project submit a creative proposal or photography treatment Today I am speaking with creative director, writer, artist and activist Erica Boynton. Erica has directed campaigns for HBO, Absolut Vodka, Target, and many other brands. We are…


  10. Make Make Make Podcast

    31 May 2020

    Thanks to Josh Baker for inviting me to be a guest on the Make Make Make Podcast We discuss how to jump to the next level with your photography business, the importance of being in community, fear of failure, money, marketing and so much more. Listen to the podcast here…


  11. In Conversation with Martine Séverin

    13 May 2020

    Chicago based fashion and lifestyle photographer Martine Séverin joins me this week for an intimate interview about her journey from Haiti to Central Saint Martins to Chicago. Martine shares some of her best advice and talks about her Sony Alpha Female Grant, navigating quarantine as a photographer and parent, and…


  12. In Conversation with Inti St. Clair

    26 Apr 2020

    This week I interviewed the very talented commercial lifestyle photographer Inti St. Clair. We talk about surviving economic downturns, marketing during a pandemic, test shooting your way to a dream assignment, and the changing landscape of diversity in advertising among other hot topics. Inti also shares some of her all…


  13. How To Name Your Image Files

    09 Mar 2020

    One of my photographer clients asked me about best practices for naming image files for her clients. Having been responsible for naming and filing images as a photo editor, art buyer and digital asset manager for 20 years, I have a lot to say about it Listen to the podcast…


  14. How To Love Marketing When You Hate Marketing, Part 1

    03 Mar 2020

    I know how much many of you dislike working on your business, marketing yourself, thinking about content calendars and engagement and cold calls… I feel you.  Let’s do something different, let’s make it fun! Listen to the podcast or watch the video. Block an entire day to work only on…


  15. x SIMONE Promo

    05 Feb 2020

    Minnesota Photographer Simone Lueck has created a unique promo notebook with photos from her most recent personal project. I love the use of actual comments, tags, and hashtags from Simone’s Instagram posts, genius Simone, it was such an honor to follow your progress on this project, I can’t wait…


  16. Best Practices for Submitting Work to Magazines

    22 Jan 2020

    Submitting photography stories, series, and pitching ideas to magazines and blogs can be a great foot in the door as well as helpful in generating more exposure to your work. With magazines cutting costs, issues, and staff more than ever, submissions and external pitches are becoming more common as they…


  17. Art producers still love your print promos.

    16 Dec 2019

    While I was working as an art buyer at the ad agency T3, I had days when I was so busy that I would literally push my entire stack of mail directly into the recycling bin as soon as it hit my desk. Real talk. But when a promo…


  18. Free (and Free-ish) Photography Directories

    12 Nov 2019

    (Updated 12/1/2020) 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…


  19. 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,…


  20. 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…


  21. 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…


  22. 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.…


  23. 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…


  24. 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…


  25. 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…


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