We came up with our Sports and Adventure theme last fall,
inspired by the burgeoning career and dynamic work of Corey
Rich (It’s a Living, page 46), and by then-distant thoughts of the
2014 Winter Olympics and the upcoming World Cup. As one of
our panelists in the 2013 PDNedu/Nikon Photo Industry Mashup,
(Step X Step, page 62), Rich shared valuable insights about
how he leverages his passion and skills for telling stories about
extreme sports and high adventure to also cultivate lucrative relationships with corporate clients.
Storytellers photographer Maddie Meyer (page 36) is a great
role model for students to emulate in her disciplined approach to
career training. This rising senior at Ohio University has balanced
classroom learning with real-world experience through multiple
internships, including her current gig at Getty Images Sports.
The feature on “One To Watch” photographer Dustin Snipes
is particularly special for me, as one of my favorite job memories is of a 2006 phone call with Dustin, to give him the good
news of his Nikon Challenge contest win. What he’s done since
with his prize package gear and prodigious talent for heightening the drama of athletic force proves that he continues to
take each challenge to new heights. Flip to page 40 for details,
and visit our digital edition for a behind-the-scenes video of his
shoot with Nascar Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne.
Our Business Smarts story, “Ivory Tower or Job Center?,” by
Colleen Mullins (page 58), had its genesis in Mullins’s lecture
“I Am Not a Phoenix,” presented last fall at the Society for
Photographic Education (SPE) regional conferences. Her experiences at a for-profit school fueled her research into the
framework for the Obama administration’s upcoming College
Affordability Plan, which signals high adventure of another sort.
Mullins’s lecture will be held again on Friday, March 7, at the
SPE National Conference in Baltimore. If you attend, please
come visit us at the PDN booth (#13) in the exhibits fair!
As always, we encourage reader comments and suggestions
for future issues. In the meantime, keep creating great imagery
and please stay in touch. Here’s wishing you a successful spring
semester—see you again in the fall!
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