AMANDA BALTAZAR discovered the many appeals of Miami in researching PDNedu’s What Does
It Cost? story, (page 62). While she’s reluctant to leave her home in the Pacific Northwest, the
perfect light, clean air, green spaces, greener practices and ocean breezes of Florida’s “Magic
City” do cast a spell. Baltazar loves to travel, but these days she spends most of her time writing
about business and health and snapping pictures of her young daughter in between assignments.
To learn more, visit her Web site at < www.chaterink.com>.
HARRISON JACOBS is a freelance writer, blogger and photographer based in Brooklyn, who is
trying to balance writing for print media with navigating the treacherous waters of the Internet.
For this issue, he interviewed famed rock-and-roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who convinced
him that there’s much more to her career than only rock-and-roll. Read all about it in It’s a Living
(page 40), follow Jacobs on Twitter @harrisonxjacobs, check out his travel blog, Beatnik Trekker
< www.beatniktrekker.com>, and learn more at www.harrisonjacobs.com.
SARAH COLEMAN hails originally from England but now resides in New York City, where she has
written for publications such as ARTnews, View Camera and Paper. She has contributed to PDNedu
since 2005. Her Business Smarts story in this issue (page 54) investigates ASMP’s role as a valuable advocate for photographers facing all manner of legal disputes. In between writing assignments, Coleman is currently finishing a photography-related novel. She also blogs regularly about
photography and books at < www.theliteratelens.com>.
RICHARD NE WMAN has worked in music creation and recording, still photography, videography
and motion pictures over the course of his career. As Calumet Photographic’s director of education
for more than 20 years, Newman was responsible for interactions with video and still photography
educational markets nationwide. As an international speaker on photography and video, he has
most recently presented the seminar Video Boot Camp for a wide variety of industry and educational institutions. In this issue, read Newman’s tips on lighting for video in Step X Step (page 58).
THEANO NIKITAS is a full-time freelance photographer and writer and a regular contributor to Photo District News and Rangefinder, among many other photo-related properties. Her
longstanding and wide-ranging photo industry coverage put her in the thick of things during the
transition from film to digital. These days, she spends most of her time testing the latest digital
cameras, looking for interesting photo subjects, navigating new software releases and writing
articles, such as our Project X story “Portfolios with a Global Reach” (page 24).
TEMA STAUFFER is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn and an adjunct photo
instructor at numerous colleges and workshops. She writes for various arts publications, is a
curator for the online arts resource Culturehall and exhibits her photography nationally and internationally. For this issue, she reports on community college students documenting diversity
in Astoria, Queens (Project X, page 22) and talks to C.J. Harker about lighting up the skating
scene (Storytellers, page 28), both stories reflecting her interest in portraiture and documentary work. To view her photographs, visit < www.temastauffer.com>.
AMY TOUCHE TTE is a fine art photographer and freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York.
In this issue she writes about passionate light painter Vicki DaSilva (page 34) and her righteous,
site-specific “light graffiti” images that highlight social and political issues. Her work is exhibited and published nationally and internationally, and her first monograph Shoot the Arrow: A
Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*, is forthcoming from Un-Gyve Press in October 2013. She
is represented by ClampArt.