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I have been a photographer and subsequently a photo editor for 12+ years. I can honestly say I didn't truly learn how to edit until 2017 when I was hired to work as a contractor for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. This was my first foray into "real" photo editing. I was brought onto the team by the then sole photographer CrossFit had on the actual payroll (and not a contractor), Dave Re. His work is incredible. He is a wealth of knowledge. He meant business when it came to sports photography and photo editing. He brought me first to the CrossFit Open workout 17.5 in Madison at the Monona Terrace, where Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir famously threw down doing thrusters and double unders. I was hooked. I mean I was already hooked but I was extra credit hooked. He taught me so much on the fly during that event. Then CrossFit flew me out to California to photo edit with Ian Webb at the California Regional in Del Mar, CA. I really learned the ropes that weekend while the fierce competition was flowing. I was able to talk to each photographer individually (thank you Chris, Alicia and Michael) to get their insight into photo editing, too, since they did a lot of their selects and some edits during the event. The information I gleaned from the 2017 season working with these people was my launching pad to where I am today. I have been personally mentored by so many talented photographers and photo editors from this CrossFit staff and contractor group... it's taken me years to finally land in the position where I am now, where I want to help others learn this information. When one of us grows and gets better, we all get better! Having more skills will also lead, hopefully, to more photographers and photo editors being paid what they are worth. This is one of my passions in life, to see photographers and editors thrive professionally and financially. I truly believe you get what you pay for and so many artists are not being valued for what they provide. It's time to change that for our profession as a whole.
If you have any thoughts on what you'd like to learn from me, text/email/message me or leave me a comment! I'd love to know what YOU want to learn!