I enjoy meeting with readers of my blogs, books and magazine stories, which is why I sponsor the free—there’s even door prizes—Cameras and Coffee meet-ups around the Denver Metro area.
Because I receive invitations to speak to organizations and events I’ve prepared this page to answer some of the most commonly asked questions:
1. Where are you located? I live in Colorado, 25 miles south of Denver about halfway between the city and Colorado Springs
2. Do you travel to other states to present workshops? Yes, I’ve made presentations at national and state Professional Photographers of America conventions in Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, New Orleans, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. I’ve conducted workshops for Shutterbug and Popular Photography in California, Florida, Montana and New Mexico and taught workshops at FOTOfusion, the Palm Beach Photographic Center and the New England Council of Camera Clubs’ annual events in Amherst, MA.
3. What do you charge? My fee is based on the kind of program that’s requested by the organization. Click Contact to tell me about your specific requirements and I will get back to you with a specific quote. The organization should cover out-of-state travel and accommodations expenses and many organizations find sponsors to cover these costs. Unlike some photographers who present programs, I don’t have personal sponsors. The ads that you see on my websites and blogs over the cost of hosting, bandwidth and system administration.
4. Won’t your book or magazine publisher cover travel expenses for speaking engagements? No and they never have. Book publishers may do that for Stephen King but not for me.
5. If we let you to sell your books at the event will you give us a lower fee? You might be surprised to learn that the publisher of my last four books sells them to me for within a dollar of what Amazon will sell them to you and you might get free shipping from Amazon, something the publisher does not offer me.
6. Are you available as a judge for photo competitions? I am available for judging professional photographer competitions. For amateur or aspiring pros I think face-to-face critiques and portfolio reviews are more useful for improving a person’s photography. That’s why during the year, I offer in-person mentoring sessions as well as charity portfolio reviews during the holidays.