Laurie Klein is an award-winning fine art, commercial wedding and portrait photographer and educator. She is the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, a contributing writer for PPA magazine and Rangefinder Magazine. Her work embodies a soft passionate style that most often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and landscapes.
A gifted photo educator for over 30 years, Laurie teaches classes and workshops both nationally and internationally at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Photographic Workshops and others. She also holds yearly mentoring programs for high school students who are interested in photography.
Laurie has a MFA in photography from Ohio U and BFA from RIT. She also studied with Ansel Adams.
See the blog for our interview with Laurie and some of her most recent work!
ABOUT JULIEANNE KOST
Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide.
Kost is well-known for her unique approach to instruction, infusing practical tips and tricks with an equal amount of humor and creativity that keeps audiences entertained and engaged.
In her work, Julieanne combines a passion for photography, a mastery of digital imaging techniques and knowledge gained from a degree in psychology, in order to construct a world similar enough to appear familiar, yet obviously an interpretation of the physical reality that surrounds us.
Although the images are highly personal representations of her dreams and personal reality, they are abstract enough to allow individual interpretation (based on each individual’s history and life experiences). Julieanne hopes to engage the viewer with the image to allow them to leave the reality that they hold true and explore, even if only for an instant, and venture into the visual placeholder of her thoughts and dreams.
She is also the author of “Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking,” and “Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career and has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, and Stern, among other publications.
In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that empower women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Based in Washington, D.C., Ripple has produced 26 films and built a photo archive of over 20,000 images since 2010. Using these assets, Ripple’s aid beneficiaries have raised millions of dollars, expanded their programs to multiple countries, and proven that women and girls are the best investment the world can make in our shared future.
Pei Ketron is a photographer, educator, and traveler based in San Francisco. She specializes in commercial, travel, and humanitarian work worldwide. In addition to her experience with DSLR and medium-format film photography, Pei is also an accomplished mobile photographer and has amassed a following of nearly a million users on Instagram. She also teaches photography workshops and private lessons.
Prior to embarking on a career in photography, Pei spent a decade as an elementary school special education teacher. She was born in Taiwan and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona as part of a biracial household. As a child, she spent summers enduring the monsoons of the tropics and the remainder of the year running barefoot in the deserts of the American Southwest.
Learn more about Pei's journey in our interview.
Dr. Meghan Davidson is a self-taught photographer who just completed a project creating a self-portrait using Polaroid film each and every day for a year. She is currently writing a memoir using these Polaroids as the framework for the book. Meghan is a lover of Polaroid and film, as well as digital photography. She is also a regular contributor to the collective photography website and blog, ViewFinders (formerly Mortal Muses) and on her own blog Life Refocused.
Meghan's Polaroid self-portraiture has been exhibited at theIMPOSSIBLE Project NYC. Her work has been published in UPPERCASE, Digital Photo, Artful Blogging, and Mingle magazines, and included in the crowd-sourced book, This is Happening, published by Chronicle Books. Meghan has had four invited gallery shows in her current hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, where she was awarded the Fan Favorite Award for the 2011 Lincoln PhotoFest.
Meghan is also a Ph.D. psychologist conducting research and teaching at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She is also a licensed therapist and maintains a small private practice working with clients to help them with their goals and dreams.
Read our interview with Meghan and learn about her #Love Campaign.
Brooke was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English.
She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.
Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.
Leanne has been shooting with a little film camera since middle school. She has recently moved to Montana where she captures early morning light in the big sky state. Leanne works as a commercial and fine art photographer in both Montana and her part-time home in Marin County, CA. She has participated in numerous group shows at The Image Flow, the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Marin Open Studios, has been published in the Bay Area Where Guestbook and Edible Marin and Wine Country, and her fine art prints are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Leanne teaches a variety of classes in expressive photography: "The Language of Light for Photographers," "Still Life Photography," and "Motion Blur & Long Exposure for Expressive Images." At camp Leanne will lead a pre-dawn photo session, her favorite time of day.