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 28, 2013 – Noon to 5:00pm

Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2013 – 11:45am – 4:45pm

NOTE: Online registration is no longer available. However, you may still be able to reserve an open slot onsite at the Summit.  Go to the Portfolio Review Room to sign up onsite.

Reviewers Currently Scheduled:

Karine Aigner
Justin Black
Kathy Adams Clark
Sharon Cohen-Powers
Danita Delimont
Stacy Frank
Jain Lemos
Susan McElhinney
Mike Moats
John Nuhn
Savanah Plank

Rob Sheppard
Ian Shive
Miriam Stein
Jim Steinberg
Mary Virginia Swanson
Guy Tal
Nancy Tobin
Sonia Wasco
Tom Wear
Michele Westmoreland


Karine Aigner – Portfolio Reviews

Karine Aigner is a professional freelance photographer and picture editor with over nine years of experience as senior photo editor for National Geographic KIDS magazines and books and freelance clients such as National Geographic Magazine, Rolex, Apple, The Nature Conservancy, ADA and others.  Focused on wildlife and natural history photography, Karine’s photographic work is represented by Tandem Stills + Motion, and National Geographic Stock and has been featured in BBC Wildlife, Africa Geographic, National Geographic Kids, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Television and Ranger Rick.  Karine is a member of NANPA, and an affiliate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. To learn more, visit www.karineaigner.com.

Karine will review portfolios at all levels and provide honest and frank advice on how to advance their photography.



Justin Black – Portfolio Reviews

Justin Black (Visionary Wild / Justin Black Photographs) is a nature photographer and photography business professional with extensive 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 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 and Fresh Water: The Essence of Life (2010. In 2011, he founded Visionary Wild, a photo workshops and travel company. A regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer magazine, 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. For more info, visit www.visionarywild.com or www.justinblackphoto.com.

Justin will review at intermediate to advanced amateur level, full-time students in natural history, fine art, or conservation photography, and aspiring pros in nature or conservation photography.



Kathy Adams Clark – Portfolio Reviews

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.



Sharon Cohen-Powers – Portfolio & Editorial Reviews

Sharon Cohen-Powers is a freelance photo, text, and web editor, as well as a graphic designer. She currently serves as PSA’s Web Editor and is the Creative Editor for NANPA’s Currents and Expressions magazines.  She also serves as NANPA’s website photo and calendar editor and a preliminary judge in NANPA’s Showcase Competition. She was the general manager of AGPix.com for six years, and owned the stock photo agency, The Wildlife Collection, for 10 years. She is the author of two books and many magazine articles on photography. She served on NANPA’s Board of Directors for 7 years, including one as its president. Sharon will review portfolios at all levels and Advanced level editorial proposals and Web Page reviews from a photo editor’s perspective.



Danita Delimont – Portfolio Reviews

Danita Delimont is a photo agent representing worldwide travel, nature and culture from 300 globally based photographers.  Danita is seeking photographers  willing to process their images appropriately and offer Royalty Free as well as Rights Managed content.   Danita brings over 30 years of experience in licensing stock images to a broad base of editorial and advertising clients.  She is a charter member and Fellow of NANPA, and served on the NANPA Foundation board for 9 years. She is a past National President of ASPP and is also an active member of PACA, a membership of international stock photo agencies.  Danita is the 2009 recipient of ASPP’s prestigious “Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year” award.  Her agency, based in Seattle area, hosts over 700,000 imagesS.

Danita will review portfolios at the advanced and professional level and would like to meet photographers interested in Royalty Free management and Rights Managed portfolios.  Danita will review nature, travel, and culture photographs and video clips designed for stock use.



Stacy Frank – Portfolio Reviews

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.  Stacy will review Intermediate and Advanced level portfolios with established collections of stock and story packages and Entry level photographers seeking feedback.



Jain Lemos – Editorial Reviews

Jain Lemos is an accomplished photography and publishing professional with twenty plus years of experience editing and licensing images, packaging high-profile photography books and producing and promoting nationally recognized visual projects.  She has worked with major media companies including National Geographic, Harper Collins, Lonely Planet Publications and is currently the Executive Director of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP).  Jain will review portfolios of all levels and provide photographers direction with an emphasis on how to market and promote their images and brand.

Jain will review portfolios at all levels, and especially of those wanting to publish books.



Susan McElhinney – Editorial Reviews

Susan McElhinney is photo editor of the National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick magazine and the photo and video editor for the Ranger Rick app Ranger Rick’s Treehouse and photo director of its other children’s publication, Ranger Rick Jr. Previously she was photo editor at National Geographic World a Newsweek staff photographer and freelancer for such publications as Life, People and Time and corporate clients. She also enjoys playing in clay for her parallel career as a sculptor. Susan will review editorial portfolios at the Advanced and Pro levels.



Mike Moats

Mike’s images and articles have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best, Nature Photographer, Photolife, PC Photo, NANPA’s Expressions, and many more. He has won local and international awards and is featured as a “Macro Master” on the Tamron website. Mike conducts macro workshops across the country, and moderates Macro Nature Forum, www.macronatureforum.com, where photographers post images and discuss macro photography. To learn more, visit www.tinylandscapes.com

Mike will review macro portfolios at all levels.



John Nuhn – Portfolio & Editorial Reviews

John Nuhn (National Wildlife Federation) is photography director of National Wildlife magazine, the flagship award-winning publication of the National Wildlife Federation. He helps manage the magazine’s long-running photo contest and assists National Wildlife’s expanded online presence. Until its demise in 2002, John served as photo editor of NW’s sister publication, International Wildlife. 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 editorial and publication portfolios for any type of images at the Advanced and Pro levels.



Savanah Plank – Portfolio Reviews

Savanah is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a BA in Digital Imaging. She works for Danita Delmont Stock Photography and currently manages the digital workflow, quality control of images/footage, photographer relations, and client invoicing. Savanah will review portfolios at all levels that include video clips designed for stock, still images for stock, editorial, travel, nature, wildlife, macro and creative images.



Rob Sheppard – Portfolio Reviews

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer and the author/photographer of over 40 books. He is a well-known speaker, workshop leader, and a NANPA Fellow. He was the long-time editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine and helped start PCPhoto (Digital Photo). Presently, he is editor-at-large for Outdoor Photographer. As author/photographer, Sheppard has written hundreds of articles about photography and nature, plus books including the Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, Digital Photographer’s Complete Guide to HD Video and the National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography. Visit www.robsheppardphoto.com or www.natureandphotography.com to learn more.

Rob will review portfolios at advanced intermediate and pro levels.



Ian Shive – Portfolio Reviews

Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer, author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate.   His images have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Ski, Travel Channel, Gourmet, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, US News & World Report and more. Shive is founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., a Los Angeles-based company specializing in photography and motion picture production and interactive media. Tandem works exclusively in the genres of environment, education, travel, culture, geography, adventure sports and healthy living lifestyles and represents over 400 photographers and filmmakers worldwide. In addition to representing artists and managing it’s own archive, Tandem has leveraged its proprietary software to help other globally-conscious corporations manage their internal assets with it’s state-of-the-art technology.

Ian will review portfolios at the intermediate to pro levels with photographers interested in exploring the marketability and business opportunity potentil of their work. Ian is always interested in finding new talent to represent at the agency.



Miriam Stein – Portfolio & Editorial Reviews

Currently a freelance photo editor, Miriam Stein works for the National Geographic Society on magazines, books and websites for the School Publishing, Children’s Books, Books and Maps Divisions. Combining her conservation background with photo professional skills, Miriam has worked for nonprofits such as Conservation International, Smithsonian Ocean Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, ASPP and also lists Apple, Cute Overload and Bowtie Inc. as her clientele. She concurrently serves as a founding affiliate to the International League of Conservation Photographers and a board advisor to Sea Save. Miriam specializes in photo editing nature, travel, culture and educational projects as well as photographic retouching.

Miriam will review nature photography student, advanced and pro portfolios for editorial, publication and stock markets.



Jim Steinberg – Portfolio Reviews

Jim Steinberg (The Portfolio Collection) has been a professional photographer for 39 years and specializes in natural history, environmental and landscape images.  He is president of Portfolio Publications, Inc., which publishes nature and travel books, calendars and note cards.  His latest book, the two-volume set, Colorado Scenic Byways, Taking the Other Road, was a regional bestseller and the winner of the ForeWord National Book Award for Best Travel Book and the Colorado Book Award for Best Pictorial Book. Jim has been a previous winner of the World Environmental Photography Awards and this year received honorable mention in the International Photography Awards. Jim also teaches workshops for Arizona Highways.  He will review portfolios at all at levels.



Mary Virginia Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. A trusted mentor and advisor, her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level.

Mary Virginia Swanson is interested in seeing intermediate to pro level portfolios from photographers ready to market a body of work and seek advice on how and to market it.



Guy Tal – Portfolio Reviews

Guy Tal is a professional photographic artist, speaker, instructor and author.  His work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine, and PhotoLife. Guy seeks to create meaningful interpretations, bridging the gap between the realm of the objective and documentary and that of thoughts and emotions inspired by wildness and wilderness. He believes that the proper expression of gratitude for a life of adventure and inspiration is to pay it forward. Guy’s critique is focused on creative expression and will provide insight into the power of visual composition. Prepare to offer some insight into your motivations – why you photograph what you do in the way that you do. In selecting images to review, please be very deliberate and select images that express a personal narrative.



Nancy Tobin – Portfolio Reviews

Nancy Tobin has been in the photography industry for over 20 years conducting photo research, art research and photo assignment work for the school textbook industry.  Her career spanned the disciplines of graphic art, photography, publishing and printing. Nancy retired in 2011 and can now spend more time pursuing her favorite activities: sailing on the Gulf of Mexico, reading, science and history, and collecting old photographs.  Nancy is or has been a member of NANPA and ASPP and has onsite professional researcher status at the Library of Congress.  She will conduct portfolio reviews at the student, entry and advanced amateur levels.



Sonia Wasco – Portfolio & Editorial Reviews

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, wildlife, lifestyle and travel images representing the work of more than 100 photographers.  She has more than 26 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 Port Folio reviewer for NANPA and other industry organizations for many years.  She will review portfolios at all levels.



Tom Wear – Portfolio Reviews

Tom Wear (Getty Images) is Manager of Contributor Communications at Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products. He provides information and guidance for hundreds of photographers in the new Flickr Collection as well as other contributors. Previously he was Director of Photography and Editorial Services at Digital Railroad. Over the past 25 years, he has also been art director and senior editor at Comstock, Corbis and Getty Images. Tom will review portfolios at the Advanced and Pro levels.



Michele Westmoreland – Portfolio Reviews

Michele, freelance photographer, runs Westmorland Images from Redmond, Washington  and is recognized for capturing amazing images of the ocean environment.  She is a Founding Fellow of International League of Conservation Photographers and is passionate about conservation. She is a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, ASPP and NANPA.  Her work has appeared in Ocean Geographic, Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Australasia Scuba Diving, and Unterwasser, National Geographic Adventure & Traveler, Nature’s Best, Smithsonian and Outside magazines. Her book “Ocean Duets” is focused on the beauty of the underwater world. A keynote address speaker at the 2011 NANPA Summit, Michele’s passion project, Headhunt Revisited, documents the travels of an American woman artist to the remote islands of Melanesia.   To see more, visit www.headhuntrevisited.org.

Michele will review all level portfolios that include underwater, travel and stock images.