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Check out the May 2017 issue of Shutterbug magazine. I am one of six photographers featured in the Business Trends column by Maria Piscopo, titled “Have Camera, Will Travel, How to Turn Your Love for Travel Photography into Business.” I’m not sure where Maria heard about me, or how I qualified as I only do professional photography part time. But I’m glad she did choose me for the article. It was fun being interviewed and being published in a photography magazine.

For the article, Maria interviewed me (and the other five photographers), asking several questions including “What skills or areas of expertise do you think a photographer in this field has to develop for a successful business?” and “How do you market your photography services? What works best for you and what changes did you make for 2017?” The magazine asked me to send in several of my favorite travel shots, and the one above (from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon) is the one they picked to publish in the magazine.

The article is not yet available on line, and presently is only available in the print magazine on page 50.



14 responses

  1. Awesome Joe! I will look over the article.

    April 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    • Thanks Bob. I’m still kind of shocked she contacted me.

      April 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  2. Heide

    Shutterbug magazine, Joe? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! What a wonderful honor — and how very well-deserved. Congratulations!

    April 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    • Thank you Heide – love the front door comment, especially after your knocker post!

      May 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      • Heide


        May 2, 2017 at 4:54 am

  3. Gerald Reed

    Congratulations Joe . . . You are very deserving! -Gerald

    April 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

  4. Way to go Joe, and man did you ever find the perfect sky for that great image! Any HDR processing involved?

    May 1, 2017 at 12:51 am

    • Thanks Ernie. No HDR on this, just a lot of dodging and burning.

      May 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

  5. Congratulations! If possible, let me know when the magazine is available on-line. I would read it and watch the pictures with pleasure.

    May 2, 2017 at 7:18 am

  6. They are marvelous 🙄

    June 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  7. That picture at the top of the post is fantastic! I wish I had the ability to capture the “essence” of things in photography, but when I take a picture, it’s just…a picture.

    Congratulations on the publication! Do you sell print copies of your photos online?


    June 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

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