As the photo editor for a variety of magazines, overseeing photo production from start to finish was highly rewarding.
Photo editing the National Geographic Explorer! family gave me the opportunity to research the most dynamic images for illustrating educational publications.
I also had the opportunity to editorially direct articles. I hand-picked writers, edited drafts, and ensured that the photos best illustrated the text.
Contributing to the entire feature development process was some of the most fun work I've ever done.
I always enjoy photo researching and editing websites, annual reports, books, calendars and campaign publications for clients such as ASPP, Environmental Defense Fund, National Geographic Books and Smithsonian Books.
Send me a list of text and I'll produce a wonderful array of photo options for your designer. My goal is to deliver top-rated photography to enable my clients to create outstanding products, often while sticking to a strict budget.
Maintaining relationships with photographers has always allowed me access to dynamic imagery and reasonable image use fees.
Working for Nature Conservancy Magazine, I supported the Director of Photography and the Art Director in trafficking images, maps and illustrations.
In addition to photo research, coordinating photo optimization allowed me to utilize my color and Photoshop skills. I worked with editors to develop art for the magazine and assisted photographers before, during and after assignments.
I utilized licensing and negotiating skills to manage the business and financial side of photo publishing, often critical to maintaining a healthy budget.
© 2018 Miriam Stein Battles