based in Salem, Oregon
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I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still images or video. Every photo project, every portfolio,...
My Photo Editor Mind - School is in Session
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The best part of my job as a freelance picture editor is that I get to learn. When I decided to go from a photographer to a picture editor, I thought I would miss the travel and the opportunity to see new places and meet new people. But what I found was that my opportunities grew tenfold. With every photographer I work with and every photo I edit, I get to be a different person with a different point a view, imagining the world with a different perspective.
My clients are constantly teaching me about people and places I had very little knowledge about. And because I have always enjoyed becoming fully immersed in a story, learning all there is to know, I get emotionally involved. Their stories – your stories – are my stories. In fact, I find myself reading novels and doing research so I can keep up and have a better understanding. Recently, in my head, I’ve been to Kashmir, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa.
Would I like to tell you about the other places I am currently learning about? Yes, but then I’d be going against my promise that I don’t talk about photographers’ stories until they are published. And I never share story ideas from one photographer to another.
Anyway, thanks for letting me share in your adventures.