The Business of Photography Boot Camp - March 2019
WCC Bailey Library's Business of Photography Research Guide
Marketing, Branding & Websites
Dayna Mager is a Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait photographer based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She is a storyteller, Oreo smasher, professional feeling catcher, chaser of light,
lover of tasteful PDA, a wife to her middle school sweetheart, and a mommy to their
two little heartbeats at home. Dayna's "why" can be summed up in capturing images
that reflect the raw, untamed journey of love while establishing a connection with
her clients. In the pursuit of pausing moments that allow space for her clients to
feel, she believes the best experience she can give to her clients is one that creates
a place for them be fully present in the moments that are all too soon a memory. A
space that creates a pause which a captured photograph invites. Imagery that reveals
raw emotion as a reflection of who they are, and drawing from them moments and experiences
that allow them to be fully present while being in front of her camera.
Time Management & Strategy
Jim Parker: The eldest son of a South Dakota historian, photographer James Parker has always been
fascinated by the architectural detritus and geologic history of the West. As an artist,
he's interested in the effects of the passage of time on a human scale. His recent
work, "Stories Told in Things Left Behind," focuses on interior spaces and rural landscapes.
Quirky juxtapositions & peaceful grasslands highlight Parker's images. Whether photographing
patterns of wind and water in a desert canyon, or focusing on the textures of a faded
ranch, his visual commentary echoes the politics, history and cultures that collided
in America's Westward expansion. Parker also shoots on location and in the studio
for commercial clients. Using a collection of strobe and tungsten lighting, his 30
years of agency experience and art director's eye bring a little extra to every assignment.
His work is captured using small format digital cameras, and post-processed using
techniques that expand the dynamic range of the image, and create painterly effects.
He prints his work on Epson printers, and manages all aspects of production for shows,
private collections and gallery exhibitions. Parker has also won numerous awards.
For more info: photo.parkerparker.info.
Pricing, Proposals & Copyright
Steven N. Rich, JD is General Counsel to LoveBookOnline.com in Rochester, Principal of Photonic Legal
PLLC in Ann Arbor and Of Counsel to Cannabis Counsel PLC in Detroit. A native of Washington,
D.C. and early resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, Steve attended the University
of Maryland as an undergraduate and received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern
Illinois University. Beginning in the late 1990's in the Boston area he volunteered
as a poverty law advocate while working as a Product Manager for voice recognition
and text to speech software for people with disabilities. After moving from Massachusetts
to Michigan in 2003 Steve joined Legal Aid of South Central Michigan and the Michigan
Poverty Law Program, representing low income, elderly and disabled clients in housing,
consumer, education and public benefits matters, also participating in statewide legal
technology initiatives. Currently Steve assists artists and entrepreneurs with organizational,
transnational, team building and intellectual property matters. He also serves on
the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor People's Food Co-op, counsels the Funk Music
Museum and Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, and continues his work with the Illuminatus
<h4>Pricing, Proposals & Copyright
Anne Savage is a professional photographer living in Dexter. With a Bachelor of Science degree
in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, she has
spent most of her career in the political arena, photographing for political campaigns,
progressive organizations, and unions. She was hired by the Obama Victory Campaign
in 2011, and since then has photographed a wide variety of political figures, including
President Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Elizabeth
Warren, Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, and many others. Anne is a regular contributor
to Eclectablog.com, a staff photographer for Netroots Nation, and is fulfilling a
lifelong dream of working with rescue animals, and is now staff photographer for the
Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Networking and Getting Leads
Rob Woodcox is a fine art and fashion photographer born in Houston, raised in Detroit, and currently
splitting time between Mexico City, Los Angeles and New York City. His visual expressions
are as diverse as the various places he's called home. As he creates each piece of
artwork, Rob strives to capture fragments of a vivid life sewn by the threads of reality,
memory and dream. Each concept is a declaration of his experience and seeks to tell
a meaningful story to each individual that views it. Rob's passion for photography
has developed into a dedication for advocacy and making strained voices heard. Rob
has produced projects raising awareness and conversation around the US foster system
and adoption, queer identity, body positivity and racial diversity. Having been adopted
as a child and interacting often with the foster care system, Rob creates from a unique
perspective, finding hope in the human connection and the will to overcome negative
constructs within our complex societies.
The Business of Photography Boot Camp - March 2016
JENNIFER BAKER, MFA, Professional Faculty, WCC Digital Media Arts
CHERYL BYRNE, PhD, Professional Faculty, WCC Business and Computer Technologies - “Time Management and Strategy”
JAMES PARKER, Parker Parker Design Photography - “Time Management and Strategy”
BRITTANY BARNHART, Just Curious Co. - “Marketing, Branding and Websites”
TAMARA MORRIS, Silver Thumb Photography - “Marketing, Branding and Websites”
STEVE RICH, Phototonic Legal PLLC - “Pricing, Proposals, Contracts and Copyrights”
BEN WEATHERSTON, Photographer - “Pricing, Proposals, Contracts and Copyrights"
DR. KIM HURNS, Dean, WCC Business and Computer Technologies - “Sales and Getting Leads”
JAKOB SKOGHEIM, Jakob Skogheim Photography - “Sales and Getting Leads”
MILLIE CHU, Business Counselor, Small Business Development Center
“Networking and Mentorship”
KORY SCHEIBER, Intake Consultant, Small Business Development Center
STEVE PEPPLE, Photographer and Assignment Editor, Detroit Free Press
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