DATE: September 1998
SUBJECT: Photographic Society of America: Presenting Workshops and Programs
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – You have a talent as a photographer, and now you want to share your talent with others. After all, all this camera equipment is expensive, and it is time it started paying you back. Right?
So begins a series of articles in the Photographic Society of America’s magazine, “Journal”, presented by Lorelle and Brent VanFossen, professional nature photographers and writers. The series is about how to bring your programs, be their educational or just entertainment, to the community. The VanFossens will discuss how to develop your program, how to find the right audience, creating press kits and a media campaign, how to make your program informative and educational without being dull and boring, and how to budget your expenses across a series of programs, enjoying the financial as well as psychological rewards of sharing your love for photography.
With more than 35 years of photographic experience between them, Lorelle and Brent VanFossen have been featured in a wide range of publications from annual reports and newspapers to Shutterbug, Outdoor and Nature Photography, Arriving Magazine, Doll Magazine, Trailer Life, and the Photographic Society of America’s Journal. As professional nature photographers and writers, they also live a unique lifestyle as they live “on the road”, traveling full-time around North America in their 30-foot fifth-wheel trailer. Lorelle comes from Seattle, originally, and Brent comes from Oklahoma, but they call their trailer home, wherever it is, which, at the time of this printing, seems to be still in Florida. Their plans included spending much of the winter in Florida photographing the birds in Ding Darling and Loxahatchee. Dependent upon communication via phone messages and email through the Internet, they send their articles electronically to publications as they travel.
They also teach and present programs along the way. They have a diverse repertoire of programs such as “Wild Thing, I Think I Love You” about photographing wildlife, “I Long to be Close to You” on macro photography, and their new program, “Taking Your Camera on the Road”, based upon the lessons they’ve learned living on the road.
The article series will begin this fall in the Photographic Society of America’s Journal magazine. For more information on the Journal, contact the Photographic Society of America office at 405-843-1437 or by mail at PSA Headquarters, 3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 103, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3940.
The VanFossens can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, wherever they are.
For more information on who the VanFossens are and what are they doing as they take their camera on the road, visit their Doing Zone.