Two Opportunitities from Women Photojournalists of Washington: Need not be a woman to go!

Business of Photography Series

WPOW will present a three-part business series in the first half of 2015. The first event will cover pricing and negotiations. This event is open to the public but capped at 50 attendees. Please register early to confirm your spot.

What: “Pricing, Contracts, and Negotiations,” featuring photographer and author John Harrington.

When: Monday January 12, 2015 from 7pm-9pm

Where: Pitchfork Studio
52 O Street NW #311
Washington DC 20001

(free street parking in the adjacent neighborhood)

Cost: $15 for non-WPOW members; $10 for WPOW members and students. Open to the public.

This event will be capped at 50 attendees and we want WPOW members to have the first chance to attend so please register early.

Pricing, negotiations, and contracts; these tenants of being in business as a photographer are not scary, but ignore them at your own peril! In this 2-hour program, photography business expert John Harrington will walk you through how to price and negotiate your way to the best deal possible. John will share with you real negotiations and pricing in today’s Washington, DC market. Did you know it’s fair and reasonable to charge for sending an image via email to a client? Through a series of actual negotiations with clients, John will share the how’s and why’s of pricing, and how easy it is to get from “no” to “yes” in a negotiation.

John Harrington is the author of two books: Best Business Practices for Photographers, and MORE Best Business Practices for Photographers.

A longtime member of the WHNPA and past President of that organization, John’s work has benefited The Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Life, Newsweek, The National Geographic Society, and Rolling Stone, among many others.

John lectures across the United States and has spoken at events for the American Society of Media Photographers, Advertising Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of America, and the National Press Photographers Association, and currently serves on the national board of the ASMP as well as the NPPA. John last spoke to WPOW in February of 2010.


Extended Deadline: WPOW and SpeakeasyDC

WPOW and SpeakeasyDC are seeking your stories to present SHOW AND TELL an evening of true, autobiographical and compelling stories from female photojournalists during the Intersections festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on February 21, 2015.

Do you have a story about:

·       A time that you had assumptions about an assignment/project that turned out to not be true?

·       A time you were not interested in an assignment/story but ultimately became interested while you were working on it?

·       A time you got especially invested in an assignment?

·       A time you pursued a story because it particularly mattered to you personally?

WPOW and SpeakeasyDC are looking for you!

SpeakeasyDC is seeking members WPOW who are interested in sharing some of their work and the true personal story behind it as part of SHOW AND TELL, an evening of stories about photojournalism which will be presented on February 21, 2015 at the Atlas Theater in DC. No performance or storytelling experience is necessary.

We are looking for true stories – with action, desire, conflict and change – about your work, its challenges and rewards and why it matters to you. Check out our YouTube channel for examples of SpeakeasyDC stories.

If you are interested in being in the show, complete the form in the link below with a description of your story idea and your availability for the performance. Please contact Amy Couchoud at with any questions.

Please apply using this pitch form.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 10, 2015

Phila Museum of Art Seeks Photographer

The Museum is seeking a studio photographer with exceptional digital retouching skills and a minimum of 2 years of experience in art object/fashion photography, studio/on location lighting and medium format digital cameras. The Museum Photographer will be involved in a dynamic, creative environment and must be able to effectively coordinate a range of high volume projects. Experience in styling on or off figure fashion, portraiture and installation/architecture photography is a plus. 
The candidate must have strong communication skills, be extremely organized, be a proactive problem solver, be very detail oriented, and work well with others.

The photographer’s primary responsibility is the photographic documentation, digital post-production, and digital archiving of original works of art in the museum’s Costume and Textiles, and Prints, Drawings and Photography collections. Additional duties may include photographing exhibitions/installations and related events, occasional portrait work, and the maintenance of the studio and its related photography equipment.

We are seeking self-motivated candidates with a positive attitude and proven ability to deliver results while working independently. Qualified candidates with have a degree in photography and a minimum of 2 years professional photography experience in museum/auction house, high-end object, fashion or studio photography. Must have advanced knowledge of all aspects of studio lighting, digital camera equipment, Photoshop, Capture One and Lightroom. Must have exceptional Photoshop/digital retouching skills and a desire to stay abreast of changing technology. Must be proficient with color management and closed system calibration of monitors, cameras and all other related studio equipment. Requires the ability to properly handle original works of art. Position requires someone who can maintain a high level of image quality while delivering images in a timely manner. Physical requirements include lifting up to 35 pounds, carrying equipment, climbing ladders, and standing/sitting for extended periods of time.

Apply Now >>

More info can be found here.

Digital Photography in an Age of Confusion: Dec. 9: Photo Trends & Evolution Panel at MLK Library

I’ll be joining a host of presumably more digital media saavy pholks @ Martin Luther KIng Library next Tuesday night for a meetup sponsored by Net2Squared DC Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  Please join us and bring your comments and questions.

  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC (map)

  • In this panel discussion we will be exploring how the world of photography has evolved from the days of the film camera to mobile phone cameras. It has evolved tremendously as an art form and as a profession. Camera technology is more accessible than ever. Everyone is a “photographer.” What are the implications of this for both amateur and professional photographers? Media outlets are now crowdsourcing photography from their audience. What does it mean to be a photographer in this age of “phoneography”? The event is free and open to everyone from hobbyist and professional photographers to photo enthusiasts.

    o James Campbell, Photographer & Founder of InstantDC
    o Joshua Cogan, Documentary Photographer
    o Holly Garner, Mobile Phone Photographer & Instagram igdc Organizer
    o Susana Raab, Documentary Photographer & Photographer atSmithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
    o Matt Rakola, Editorial Photographer & DC Chair of American Photographic Artists

    Roshani Kothari, Photographer & NetSquared DC Organizer

    Discussion Questions:
    1. How are things evolving in terms of camera technology–DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, mobile phone cameras, etc.?

    2. What are the online technology trends in terms of photo sharing communities, like Flickr, Instagram and other sites?

    3. Now all media outlets are about multimedia. NPR has photography and video. An article on National Geographic’s website includes video along with images. What is the role of photography in a multimedia world, and how is the profession being impacted?

    4. How is photography being used for social good? Everything from community photography projects to nonprofits using photography to enhance their online campaigns.

    These are just a few of the many questions we will be discussing. We look forward to an exciting discussion about photo trends and evolution!

National Gallery of Art Seeks Photographer for 1 Year Contract

Searching for Contract Photographer at National Gallery


Division of Imaging and Visual Services, of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C has an immediate contract opportunity for a skilled photographer. This is a full-time, limited term (16month) contract opportunity beginning January 20, 2015.


This position requires one year work experience for a cultural heritage institution.  Experience should include color management and other best practices of reproduction of works of art.; art handling, medium format digital photography, studio lighting of art using electronic flash, Photoshop CC, Lightroom , and strong background in event photography.


Duties include:

  • ·      Event photography
  • ·      Photography of works of art
  • ·      Production of digital files and ink-jet prints
  • ·      Catalogue digital assets into DAM


Interested candidates should email resume and persistent link to samples by January 2, 2015 to Lorene Emerson <>


The National Gallery of Art serves the American public by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.