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- John Wooden

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 4-27-15

Here are the headlines for the latest news in this Update:

- SchmoozeFest! on Thursday, May 7 (not May 8) at Art Center’s South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Room #231, from 6:30 to 9:30. Be there or be square. If you wish to present your latest inspirations you will have ten minutes, and the presentations will be followed by a networking session. The event is open to everyone so come and have some fun.

- Classes for the summer term at Art Center’s Public Programs start May 9, and “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream” will begin Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 P. M.

“Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Three- Fulfilling the Dream” will begin Thursday, May 14 also at 7:00. Part Two will be offered in the fall term…

- Amy Gaskin fills us in on the awards she has been getting as a result of her beautiful photos that include her images of “California Chrome's journey to the Triple Crown”

- Mallory Morrison informs us that there will be a Gallery Show Reception for her work at the Fathom Gallery in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 30 from 5:00 P. M. If you get a chance attend the show to see her breathtaking underwater fashion photography…

- Laura Elliott directs us to watch the uplifting video of her incredible travels, and she announces her work as an inspirational speaker with her stories about “travel, spirit and passion”

- The Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is offering a $30,000 Grant for Humanistic Photography and they are accepting applications up to May 31

- Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, Chair of the Photography Department at The College of the Canyons sent photos she shot of the lecture delivered to The Parallax Club in March…

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Now here are the extended stories and links behind the headlines. Enjoy, and be prepared to be inspired by the accomplishments of our creative community members:

SchmoozeFest!
The next SchmoozeFest (if you haven’t heard by now) is Thursday, May 7, not May 8 as erroneously announced in the last Tony Luna- Update email. Thank you to the many TLC supporters who notified me of the mistake. My bad.

There have been a number of participants who have asked if they would be able to share their incredible journeys so come for the presentations and stay for the opportunity to mingle with our highly talented and motivated creative like-minded people.

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The Summer Term for all the informative and exciting classes at Art Center’s Public Programs will begin May 9, 2015.


There is still plenty of room in the “Crafting a Meaningful Career” classes so don’t let the summer pass you by when you get the inspiration and direction needed to start on the your next career adventure.

"Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from Tuesday, May 12 to Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Three, Fulfilling the Dream" begins Thursday, May 14, run for six weeks and end on Thursday, June 18, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.

"Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two, Fulfilling the Dream" will be offered in the fall term.

For more information about these and other classes you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp And you can always contact Tony Luna at tony@tonylunacreative.com, or call 818-842-5490

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- Amy Gaskin, Photographer- “Hi Tony, so great to hear from you. You are the maestro of always knowing what is going on and making things happen! I would love to come to the next SchmoozeFest.....
On another note...some good news: the Press Photographers (PPAGLA) honored me as Student Photojournalist of the Year Saturday and (the) Nikon rep flew in to present a camera!  Met lots of wonderful folks at the banquet....that was the best part.
the story on California Chrome's journey to the Triple Crown has been a large part of my year. The version in our school newspaper won Third in the National College Media Association.  A first for SMC to be on the national level. The story was one section of the portfolio as submitted to PPAGLA. It might be fun to present the work and tell the story at a SchmoozeFest, if you think it is appropriate.  The story ended up second on Google behind Sports Illustrated's and has been a great entry to meeting some incredible photogs and opportunities.

Hope all is well with you.”

Amy Gaskin
http://www.paliostudio.com

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- Mallory Morrison, Fashion Photographer-
Event Invitation: Gallery Show Reception April 30
Thursday, April 30 at 5:00 P. M.
Fathom in Los Angeles, California


Celebrate the end of the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and join me at FATHOM Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. April has been an exciting month for FATHOM

MALLORY MORRISON
Los Angeles, CA 90013
P / 310-694-4432
info@mallorymorrison.com
http://www.mallorymorrison.com

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- Laura Elliott, Author, Travel Storyteller, and Inspirational Speaker-

Greetings! I'm thrilled to reconnect with you after being away so long. I've learned many things on my journey about how to stay positive in adversity and how important it is to keep inspired especially during life's darkest moments.
I'm here to help you.

Watch the Video- https://vimeo.com/123242846

I'd like to offer you a free download of my April inspiration illustrated calendar. (My hope is that it will give you a smile!) I don't know about you, but I'm personally looking forward to "Hug an Australian Day" and "Eggs Benedict Day":)

The little illustrated inspirations are rooted in my 90-day spontaneous journey around the world. If you like, you can read more about the trip here. I'll be posting more inspiration from the trip over the next few months. Each person, each place had loads to teach me. Each experience, especially the ones that scared me the most, were the ones that helped me find my calm center.
Thanks for your support as life continues to shape my writing pursuits. It's a pleasure to take this journey with you!
Looking for an inspirational speaker for your event/class? Contact me here.

Laura Elliott, stories about travel, spirit and passion:
LAURASMAGICDAY, https://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com/
@Laurawriting, https://twitter.com/Laurawriting
Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/laurasmagicday/
Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Laura-A.-H.-Elliott/e/B004KFSC92
Goodreads, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5043385.Laura_A_H_Elliott
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Laura.A.H.Elliott

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 - $30,000 Grant for Humanistic Photography Accepting Applications

In the photographs that earned Joseph Sywenkyj the 2014 Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, he portrays how Ukrainian families have been profoundly and subtly affected by the revolution and Russia’s war against their nation. "It is through stories of families who have been seriously impacted physically, mentally and economically by the crisis that we will gain insight into and how events in the country are influencing society as a whole,” Sywenkyj says. Submit your photojournalistic and documentary photography by May 31st to be considered for the 2015 $30,000 grant, one of the $5,000 fellowships awards and more.

Learn more about previous winners and the Fund here :http://www.smithfund.org

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Photos by Wendy Brill-Wynkoop (c) 2015, Department Chair, Photography, College of the Canyons


Thanks again to Wendy Brill-Wynkoop and Lee White of the College of the Canyons, Valencia, California for allowing me to present the lecture, “Passion as the Focus of Your Portfolio” to the Parallax Photography Club. It was an honor to speak to such a talented and committed group.

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bo-keh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 3-31-15

Here are the headlines for what is the latest news in this Update:

- SchmoozeFest!
The next SchmoozeFest is coming up, Thursday May 7! You are being given fair notice to start getting together your presentations to share at our next incredible SchmoozeFest. And don’t worry, you don’t have to give a presentation to attend. You can join in the fun just to schmooze with other creative and talented like-minded people. It’s a great evening of information and inspiration, and who knows, you may meet someone with whom you can collaborate with on your next great idea!…

- Registration for the summer classes at Art Center at Night begins Monday, April 6, and the summer term begins May 9. Check out the website for classes that will inspire you and help you sharpen your skills…

- The next session of “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One- Discovering the Dream” begins Tuesday, May 12 from 7:00 to 10:00. This unique class runs for fourteen weeks and was designed mainly to help mid-career professionals who are eager to take their careers to the next level. Are you ready to embrace change? Well then this is the class to help you in your latest pursuit…

- A reunion of the members of the Fall 2014 Crafting a Meaningful Career class was held on Tuesday, March 23 at Vanessa Stump’s incredible studio located at the Los Angeles Brewery Arts Colony…

- A big thanks goes out to the five creative professionals who acted as representatives of a fictional company to provide mock job interviews for the three sessions of the Art Center “Presentation and Career Preparation” classes

- Even though the event has passed make sure you stay in touch with Christine Saiyan for her Yoga Tune Up (R) and Self-Massage Workshop

- Shirin Raban’s film “The Fifth Question: Why is This Passover Different?” was screened at the USC Hillel on Thursday March 26 at 6:30 pm…

- If you love art and the out doors please visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and walk to the far side of the rose garden where you will see Craftsman/Sculptor Terry Eagan creating his incredible faux bois concrete art framework supporting the magnificent wisteria. If he is working stop by and say hello and let him know you read about him on this blog

- Thanks to College of the Canyons Adjunct Professor, Lee White, for inviting Tony Luna to deliver the lecture “Passion as the Focus of Your Portfolio” on Thursday, March 26 to the Parallax Photography Club

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Now here are the extended stories and links behind the headlines. Enjoy, and be prepared to be inspired by the accomplishments of our creative community members: 

SchmoozeFest!
- Mark you calendars. The next SchmoozeFest is Thursday, May 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Art Center South Campus (950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena) in Room #231. It would be great to see you there so we can experience the amazing work you have been doing, and you can be part of our “Schmoozy” networking session that will follow the presentations. This presentation and networking event is free and open to all who are interested in crafting more meaningful careers!




- Registration for the summer classes at Art Center at Night begins Monday, April 6, and the summer term begins May 11. Check out the exciting roster of inspiring classes available at the website, http://www.artcenter.edu/acn/coursedescriptions.jsp

- While looking over the class offerings for the summer term of ACN first go to: “Photography & Imaging,” then to “Crafting a Meaningful Career-1-ACN-473” to read the Course Description. Who knows this may be just the class you need to get you moving on to a more fulfilling career path. And keep in mind that many of the submissions to this blog are from creative professionals who took this course and are now living the careers they designed for themselves!

For more information about these and other classes you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp

And you can always contact Tony Luna at tony@tonylunacreative.com.

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- There was a reunion of the Fall 2014 Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One class on Tuesday, March 23 at Vanessa Stump’s amazing photo studio at the Los Angeles Brewery Arts Colony. Left to right: Joel Wilts-Morrison, Vanessa Stump, Bradley Schultz, Stephanie Zhong, Leslie Kim, Jeremy Jackson, and Tony Luna.

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- Many thanks must be given to the five creative professionals who volunteered to be the interviewer’s in Tony Luna’s “Presentation and Career Preparation” class for the mock job interviews. Those pros were Craig Mac Gowan, Chuck Chugumlung, Jillian Suzanne, Loren Tripp, and Tom Kobayashi. They not only gave valuable feedback to the Art Center students on their interview presentations but they inspired the students and helped prepare them for their internship and initial job interviews. To those who participated, you had a huge impact on helping our students get started and your insights are much appreciated!

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(This noteworthy event has past but had to be acknowledged. Contact Christine for future events.)

- Christine Saiyan, Yoga Instructor and Graphic Designer- Strengthen & Enhance Your Practice with a Yoga Tune Up® Self-Massage Workshop

Sunday, March 22nd

Your bodies are under stress from the work you do all day long. Despite being fit and strong, you can easily create shoulder, back and knee problems or make existing injuries worse.
How can your bodies be their best? How can you take care of stressed bodies without sick days or grinding through? 
This workshop is designed to deliver an interactive class that makes your body feel better immediately and gives tools to use for the rest of your career. 
Learn how to properly use self-myofacial therapy tools to erase pain and improve mobility and enhance performance.

 Contact Christine for more details:
    Email: christine.saiyan@gmail.com

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(This noteworthy event has also past but had to be acknowledged)

- Shirin Raban, Visual + Verbal Storyteller | Educator- Shirin’s new film “The Fifth Question: Why is This Passover Different?” was shown at the USC Hillel on March 26. Congratulations Shirin on another important work…
will be screening at the USC Hillel on Thursday March 26 at 6:30 pm.

310.869.5198
shirin@wingzdesign.com
http://www.wingzdesign.com

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Terry Eagan
, Craftsman/Sculptor- If you are fortunate enough to spend an afternoon at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens I suggest you look for Terry Eagan as he sculpts his incredible faux bois restoration project of “concrete trees.” He would love to talk with you about his amazing commission to rebuild the structure that graces the wisteria that graces the Rose Garden. You will be amazed at the craftsmanship and thoroughly enjoy watching Terry at work as he works on this incredible work of art.

terrance.eagan@gmail.com
http://www.fauxboisconcrete.info/

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Tony Luna gave a lecture at to the Parallax Photography Club at the College of the Canyons, March 26. The lecture was titled, “Passion as the Focus of Your Portfolio.” Thanks to photographer, Adjunct Professor, and friend, Lee White for making this lecture possible.

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 2-28-15

Here are the headlines for the latest news in this Update:

- Congratulations to Jillian Suzanne who was recently accepted into the Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, Teaching/Learning in Art + Design Masters program! Good work Jillian! We are all proud of you…

- Angel Mendoza was interviewed by Derrick Duplessy on the “Purpose Rockstar” podcast. Click on the link and listen to the interview and get inspired by Angel’s story…

- The three students who just completed our “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two- Forming the Dream” class at Art Center at Night sent in examples of their current work and are creating the foundations for their new career ventures.
  
    - First is Laura Elliott who has been selected to be a speaker at the UtopYA 2015 conference in Nashville, TN for Women Writers of Young Adult novels and the Fans Who Love Them…
  
    - Jeremy Jackson recently directed and edited another outstanding video featuring the Syncopated Ladies tap ensemble and we have a link to view this amazing work and two other must see videos. Check them out…
  
    - Vanessa Stump happily let us know that she photographed the new March/April covers for the Cheap Eats issues of Westways magazine

- Alena St. James lets us know that her boyfriend has produced a new film titled, “Kindness is Contagious” and they have provided a link to accept pledges for marketing the movie. Take a look at the pitch video and help them in their worthy cause… 

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Now here are the extended stories and links behind the headlines. Enjoy, and be prepared to be inspired by the accomplishments of our creative community members:



















- Jillian Suzanne- International Artist/Illustrator- “Hi Tony! I first off wanted to thank you for all your help!!! And secondly would like to let you know I was accepted to the RISD Masters (tlad) teaching/ learning in art + design program!!!

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- Angel Mendoza, Artist, Graphic Artist- “Hiya Ese, As I threatened.. err, promised.  Here's a link to an interview I gave in which I mentioned you and your book!” -AM

Artist Angel Mendoza on childhood mentorship, career fulfillment, and Mesoamerican art during his podcast interview by Derrick Duplessy on “Purpose Rockstar.”

http://purposerockstar.com/artist-angel-mendoza-childhood-mentorship-career-fulfillment-mesoamerican-art/

(Editor’s note: Thank you Angel for your inspirational stories, insightful comments, and focus on what you love. And of course thanks for plugging the class, the book, and the many kind references to the work we do. You are a big part of the success of our group.)

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- Laura Eliott, Author, Travel Storyteller, and Inspirational Speaker-

“Hey Tony :)- GREAT class! Thank you so much for being such an inspirational person in my life. Your classes have really given me the ability to remember what's important in business and in life. What a blessing it is to have you to bounce ideas off of and to help me think out-of-the-box. Without your direction and wisdom I would not be where I am today in my business. Thank you very much!

I've been selected to present at UtopYA 2015 in Nashville, TN––a conference for Women Writers of YA and the Fans Who Love Them
. My presentation is THE ART & ADVENTURE OF THE INTERVIEW (or how I came face-to-face with Quentin Tarantino) on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM. Here's the link for more info about UtopYA.”

http://utopyacon.com/

My passion is to uplift and inspire people with humorous/exotic stories. If you need a life-affirming speaker, I’m your gal. Let’s talk about setting up a special presentation for your event. Drop me a line at elliwrite@yahoo.com
NEED TO GET AWAY? Take a 90-day spontaneous trip around the world with me on Laurasmagicday. Get your bags packed! First stop? OZ. If you can help spread the word I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Have a great day,
Laura

Laura Elliott, stories about travel, spirit and passion:
LAURASMAGICDAY, https://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com/
@Laurawriting, https://twitter.com/Laurawriting
Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/laurasmagicday/
Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Laura-A.-H.-Elliott/e/B004KFSC92
Goodreads, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5043385.Laura_A_H_Elliott
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Laura.A.H.Elliott

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- Jeremy Jackson, Photographer, Director, and Editor-
“Hey Tony, Thanks again for a great class. Here's the link to the Syncopated Ladies video:

MY LOVE + Syncopated Ladies + Justin Timberlake = A Chloe Arnold/Sheryl Murakami collaboration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHTPDTVVKk

Best!”
Jeremy

Here’s two other must see videos by Jeremy featuring the Syncopated Ladies:

Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies + TAP = ROAR / mobile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFW0N6_4gmM

Lee How - FLEX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isp_EmhHdtg

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- Vanessa Stump, Food Photographer-

"Art Center Photography alumna Vanessa Stump is excited to share the new March/April covers for the Cheap Eats issue of Westways magazine."

Vanessa Stump
Photo00

Thanks
Vanessa

vanessa stump | 323-254-0704 | http//www.vanessastump.com | los angeles, california

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- Alena St. James, Graphic Designer- “My boyfriend Roy's latest movie that he has produced is the documentary ’Kindness Is Contagious.’ The film is now completed and Roy and the other producers are raising money for marketing. Please check-out the url below and support this great cause.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kindness-is-contagious

This site just went live, so a bunch of quick pledges would really help get the proverbial ball rolling. Please be kind and share the link with everyone.
Many, many thanks from myself and the producers.”

Alena

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Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they create meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com.  Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press


Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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