Portfolio & Editorial Reviews

The Portfolio & Editorial Review Program is back by popular demand.  This program allows a photographer to have a 30-minute critique session for a portfolio of images with a NANPA professional photographer.   If you are interested, simply register for a review and then schedule your session with the reviewer of your choice in one of the available time slots.

For anyone who has not participated in the Portfolio & Editorial Reviews, you'll receive one-on-one, targeted feedback on your images from experienced photo professionals that can help shape your future as a photographer and provide invaluable business connections. Plan to bring your best work to the table!

Participants should review and abide by the guidelines established for these reviews.  View the Portfolio Review Guidelines.

Portfolio & Editorial Reviews will be held:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Noon to 5:00pm
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:45am - 4:45pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 12:15pm - 4:45pm

Click the "View Sessions & Register" link below each reviewer to see what sessions are available and book your session.  NOTE: Be sure to click open each date on the session display. Only the first one opens automatically!

Reviewers Currently Scheduled:

Karine Aigner
Ellen Anon
Justin Black
Nate Chappell
Kathy Adams Clark
Danita Delimont
Jeff Foott
Stacy Frank
Jain Lemos
Charles Needle
Erika Nortemann
John Nuhn
Savanah Plank
Rob Sheppard
Miriam Stein
Larry Vogel
Sonia S. Wasco
Michele Westmorland
Judith Zimmerman

Karine Aigner - Portfolio Reviews
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Award-winning photographer Karine Aigner served as the senior photo editor for National Geographic KIDS magazines and books for nearly a decade. Raised in Saudi Arabia, her love for culture, adventure, and travel were ingrained early in her upbringing. She is fluent in Dutch and French and has traveled the world by boat, taught English in Taiwan, and trekked for a month alone through the small towns and souks of Morocco. As a photographer, Karine knows what it takes to make a good picture, and as an editor, she can identify and coach others on what it takes to create strong, engaging images with a sense of place and moment. Not only a seasoned photographer, Karine is a freelance picture editor for various publications including Nature Conservancy Magazine, National Geographic, Apple, Rolex and more. Aigner is an affiliate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. Karine is a seasoned photography workshop leader, having lead groups to Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the Galapagos islands. Her photography is represented by Tandem Stills + Motion and National Geographic Creative, and her images have been featured in BBC Wildlife, Africa Geographic, National Geographic magazine and National Geographic KIDS, Nature Conservancy Magazine, GEOlino, National Geographic Television, Ranger Rick and elsewhere.

Karine will review all levels.

Ellen Anon - Portfolio Reviews
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Ellen Anon, a photographer for more than 15 years, has been a winner multiple times in major international contests including the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Her work has been used by major corporations including Apple, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and San Disk as well as in calendars including Yogananda’s Inner Reflections and BBC calendars, notecards, fine art prints, posters, billboards and more. She is the co-author or author of ten photography related books including the highly regarded “Photoshop for Nature Photographers” series and “See It: Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity,” as well as numerous eBooks. She is an accomplished speaker and teacher.

Ellen will review photographic portfolios.

Justin Black - Portfolio Reviews
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Justin Black (Visionary Wild / Justin Black Photographs) is a nature photographer, writer, and photography business professional with extensive and diverse experience as a gallery curator, stock photo agent, and photo editor. He was the long-time general manager of Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Photography and also served as executive director of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Justin has photo edited several large-format books including Galen Rowell: A Retrospective (2006, Sierra Club Books) and Fresh Water: The Essence of Life (2010, ILCP). An experienced photo travel leader with over one hundred workshops and expeditions under his belt, Justin has earned a reputation as a highly effective teacher who provides constructive and insightful advice and critique. In 2011, he founded Visionary Wild, a photo workshops and travel company for passionate photographers seeking to bring greater meaning, purpose, and quality to their photography. He is a regular contributor of feature articles to Outdoor Photographer magazine, and his assignment clients have included National Geographic Adventure, Sierra, and Nature Conservancy magazines, Fujifilm, Mastercard, and The World Wildlife Fund. He has been published and exhibited internationally and is represented by The G2 Gallery.

Justin prefers to review the work of intermediate to advanced amateur photographers, full-time students studying toward a career in natural history, fine art, or conservation photography, and others considering a career in nature or conservation photography.

Justin will review all levels.

Nate Chappell - Portfolio Reviews
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Nate Chappell markets his work through major bird photography stock agencies including Drexel University’s Vireo. He has led bird and wildlife photography workshops and tours throughout the world for the past 8 years. His images have appeared in the NANPA Showcase each of the past 6 years. He is an accomplished speaker and teacher and has been on the staff of Nature Photographers Online Magazine for the past 7 years.

Nate will review photographic portfolios, his specialties are bird and wildlife photography for entry level and advanced portfolios.

Kathy Adams Clark - Portfolio Reviews
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Kathy Adams Clark (KAC Productions) is a professional nature photographer and owner and manager of KAC Productions, a stock agency that represents the work of 15 photographers. Kathy’s work has been published in Birder’s World, Family Fun, Nature’s Best Photography, The New York Times and Texas Highways, and in many books and calendars. Her photos appear in the weekly “Wonders of Nature” column, written by her husband, Gary Clark, in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News. She also teaches photography and leads photo workshops. Kathy is Past-president of NANPA and currently head of the Pro’s Committee.

She will be conducting reviews at the Entry and Student levels.

Danita Delimont - Portfolio & Editorial Reviews
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Danita Delimont is a photo agent representing worldwide travel, nature and culture from 300 globally-based photographers. She brings over 25 years of experience in licensing stock images to a broad base of editorial, travel and advertising clients. Owning and evolving a specialist library on her own terms and being able to make sound decisions based on her experience in the industry, has been a win-win for anyone working with her! She was awarded the prestigious “Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year in 2009” and a “NANPA Fellow in 2007” and has served as a judge in various photo competitions & as a guest instructor at The Rocky Mountain School of Photography & Seattle Central Community College.

Danita will review Advanced Editorial and Portfolios and Pro Editorial and Portfolios.

Jeff Foott - Portfolio
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Jeff Foott is an escapee marine biologist, who turned to photography and film production to make a plea for sanity in the environment.

His work has been published internationally in hundreds of publications, including: National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Books, Ranger Rick, Nature’s Best, National Wildlife, Sierra Club, Audubon and Self-Realization calendars. His entire stock file was purchased by DISCOVERY CHANNEL.

He has been a professional advisor to Outdoor Photographer Magazine as well as writing articles for the magazine. He is a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and worked on projects for them in Chile and Mexico. He has led trips/workshops worldwide for over thirty years. He currently leads workshops/tours for VISIONARY WILD. Getty Images, Panoramic Images and Nature Picture Library represent his work. His last film on Patagonia was a finalist for an Emmy.  Website - http://www.jfoottphotography.com/

Jeff will review all levels.

Stacy Frank - Portfolio Reviews
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Stacy Frank (Minden Pictures) has been with Minden Pictures, an agency that is recognized as the world's premium provider of wildlife and nature photos, since 1991. Stacy divides her time among editing photographer submissions, licensing negotiations for editorial and advertising sales, image research and interfacing with agency shooters and clients. Intermediate and advanced photographers with established collections of stock and story packages along with beginners seeking feedback would benefit from a portfolio review with her.

Stacy will review all levels.

Jain Lemos - Portfolio & editorial Reviews
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Jain Lemos is a photography publishing expert and educator. Through the years, she has edited and guided the production of dozens of well-received documentary titles. She has worked with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet. An experienced portfolio reviewer, Jain provides marketing ideas and practical advice for taking your photographic career to the next level, especially for those looking to publish documentary stories and books.

Jain will review Advanced/Editorial, Advanced Portfolio, Pro/Editorial, Pro Portfolio and Student reviews.

Charles Needle - Portfolio & editorial Reviews
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Charles Needle, an award-winning Seattle-based fine art photographer for more than 20 years, markets his work in major national publications, including Nature's Best and Outdoor Photographer magazines, as well as Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar. He's well known for photographing creative close-ups and abstract/painterly landscapes, and his work is held in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.

An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet's Garden (Giverny, France), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland), and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and NANPA Showcase Award winner six years in a row. He has also served as a pro instructor in NANPA's High School Scholarship Program.

To learn more about Charles' work and workshop offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.

Charles will review photographic portfolios and editorial proposals.

Erika Nortemann - Portfolio Reviews
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Erika Nortemann is the Senior Manager of Photography for The Nature Conservancy. As one-half of the photography department at the world’s largest conservation organization, she wears many different hats. Part photo archive manager, part photo editor and part photographer, her time with the Conservancy has been spent traveling to stunning places all over the Americas and immersed in beautiful imagery. Before joining the Conservancy in 2005, she worked at the National Geographic Image Collection and National Geographic Traveler magazine. Originally from the Midwest, she moved out to the Washington DC area to pursue a career with photography.

Erika will review entry level, advanced portfolio, pro portfolio and student reviews.

John Nuhn - Editorial Reviews
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John Nuhn is the former photography director of National Wildlife magazine, the flagship award-winning publication of the National Wildlife Federation. After 43 years in the publishing industry, including 34 years selecting and managing the photography at National Wildlife, he left the magazine in 2013 to pursue his own projects. Until its demise in 2002, John also served as photo editor of NW’s sister publication, International Wildlife. Early in his career, he was associate and later managing editor of a small book publishing company. A self-taught photographer, John is one of NANPA’s founders and a past president of both NANPA and the NANPA Foundation. He is also a charter affiliate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and a past national board member and chapter president of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP).

John will review at the Advanced/Editorial and Pro/Editorial levels.

Savanah Plank - Portfolio & Editorial Reviews
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Savanah Plank, has been a photo editor for the past 8 year for a Seattle based stock agency. She works extensively with digital assent management and metadata processing. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 2005 with a degree in Digital Processing and is a photographer herself. She does photo research for advertising and editorial clients, and works extensively with photographers on processing for stock.

Savanah will review entry level, advance editorial and advanced portfolio levels.

Rob Sheppard - Portfolio Reviews
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Rob Sheppard has worked as a photographer, author, naturalist and nature photographer, editor and videographer. He is also the husband of a beautiful and smart wife, father to his outstanding son and daughter, and one who lived in Minnesota the first half of his life, but now loves the variety and very long growing season of Southern California. Rob has written and photographed a lot of books and magazine articles but what is most important to him about them is knowing that he has helped people become better photographers and gain a better connection to nature. Many people also know him as the long-time editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, and he is still connected with them as a contributing editor. A short list of some of the books Rob has done: Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography, The Power of Black-and-White in Nature Photography and Reports from the Field (an iBook).

Rob will review all levels.

Miriam Stein - Portfolio & Editorial Reviews
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As a photo editor specializing in nature, Miriam Stein has worked on magazines, books and websites. Combining her conservation background with her photo professional skills, Miriam has worked for nonprofits such as National Geographic Society, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and International League of Conservation Photographers. She also supports David Doubilet/Underseas Inc. as an office manager.

Miriam enjoys contributing her time to a variety of initiatives and her own photography has been published nationally and is held in both museum and private collections. She is an active member of the American Society of Picture Professionals, North American Nature Photography Association and concurrently serves as a founding affiliate to the International League of Conservation Photographers and a board advisor to the Imaging Foundation.

Miriam photo edits nature, travel, culture and educational projects.
She is also a photographic retoucher and is currently available for contract work.

Miriam will review entry level, advanced editorial, advanced portfolio, pro editorial and pro portfolio.

Larry Vogel - Portfolio Reviews
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Larry Vogel has been a fine art photographer for over thirty years. Vogel has exhibited his work since 1979 and has been included in more than fifty exhibitions, including shows at: Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, CA, The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, California, and the Africus, Johannesburg Biennale in 1997. Larry was awarded a photographic scholarship from The Friends of Photography for the Ansel Adams Photography Workshops in 1983, which Vogel says he was fortunate to be able to attend, as it was the last of the workshops that the renowned photographer, Ansel Adams, was alive to teach. Vogel has over 25 years of experience teaching workshops and leading photographic organizations. He has created and directed several photography groups based on the image critique process. He continues to offer his expertise in the critique process and has been sought out as a judge and instructor for many camera clubs, art groups and county fair organizations. Vogel has been an exhibiting fine art photographer for more than 30 years. He is currently represented by the Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach.

Larry will review Entry Level, Pro/Portfolio and Student reviews.

Sonia Wasco - Portfolio & Editorial Reviews
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Sonia S. Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography) is president and owner of Grant Heilman Photography Stock Photo Library. The more than 60-year-old Heilman agency offers over a million agriculture, natural science, horticulture and wildlife images representing the work of more than 100 photographers. She has more than 28 years of experience in the stock photo business and is a past President of the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA).  Sonia has been a speaker at previous NANPA Summits and has been a Portfolio reviewer for NANPA and other industry organizations for many years.

She will review at all levels.

Michele Westmoreland - Portfolio Reviews
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Michele is a freelance photographer with a variety of photographic skills. Westmorland Images, LLC operates from her home in Redmond, Washington. Michele has created a vast library of imagery from around the world. Although she produces commercial marketing images for resorts and the scuba diving industry, she is especially passionate about conservation and is proud to be a Senior Fellow of International League of Conservation Photographers. Her underwater and cultural photography has gained international recognition. Michele understands the need to tell a visual story, whether it covers exotic holiday locations or the wonders of the natural world. She has been published numerous times in national and international publications, published a book Ocean Duets and is currently working on her documentary project, Headhunt Revisited.

Michele will review all levels.

Judith Zimmerman - Portfolio Reviews
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Judith Zimmerman is a nature photographer, oil painter, and psychologist. Her photographs are featured in Sierra Club and Brown Trout calendars. She has won awards and acknowledgments for her photographic artistry. She is known for her intimate abstract nature images as well as the painting like quality of her landscapes. She has had gallery representation in Chicago, Japan, and Salt Lake City. She teaches workshops and has been a speaker at the Moab symposium. Website - www.judithzimmermanphotography.com

Judith will review entry level and student photographic portfolios.