I’m heading to the desert in California to do portfolio reviews for the first time at the annual Palms Springs Photo Festival which I hear is a huge and great festival. Like the other attendees, I’m really looking forward to meeting some new photographers, reviewing some great photography portfolios, connecting with other photo industry colleagues , and attending some of the photography workshop presentations. (I have to say that, since I live in Chicago–where it’s been raining and in the 30s, attending a fest in the warmth of the desert sun will be a big bonus!!)
Lots of very cool programs are on deck.
In the words of the director, Jeff Dunas, “ The Palm Springs Photo Festival, located in the exclusive, sun-capital of Southern California, offers the rare chance of meeting one-on-one in an informal, social situation with famous photographers, magazine editors, museum curators, art directors and photography educators. Attendees can sign up for portfolio reviews in our world-class review program throughout five days of the 6-day event as well as study with master photographers and attend informative seminars and symposiums with influential industry experts. This festival is intended for professional photographers, passionate amateur photographers, students and emerging photographers. ”
If you’d like to book a 20 min. session with me––or any of the dozens of other photo industry professionals who’ll be there doing reviews and workshops during the week-long festival––sign up on their site here. There are MANY really good reviewers who are attending the event. Here’s the latest list of who’s doing reviews.
As of this writing there are only a few of my review slots remaining. However, as in other portfolio review events held at other conferences, if all the reviews sessions are booked up with a reviewer you want to see, there is usually another opportunity: If your schedule is flexible, you may get in at the last minute on an ad hoc “waiting list.” That’s what happened at PhotoPlus last October. E.g. Someone gets a big shoot and has to cancel at the last minute.
If you’ve never had a professional portfolio review before and wondering what’s involved, go to the Portfolio Reviews page on my blog.
And finally, if you ARE planning on coming, even if you’re not interested in a portfolio review, but would like to connect in person, please let me know; I love meeting my newsletter readers in person! Shoot me an email or post on my FaceBook wall.