Kickstart your Photography Career: Advice from the Pros

Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:30 pm presentations, panel discussion, audience Q&A
Buyer Hall Auditorium
Public reception with panelists following
Sponsored by B&H Photo and Nikon
Free and open to the public

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No matter where you are in your pursuit of a photography career, these experts can help kickstart your business with strategic pointers that will save you time, effort, and money and get you on the path to a satisfying and sustainable livelihood behind the lens. Each professional will share their most crucial tips then the panel will answer questions from the audience. A reception will follow to encourage networking and further discussion.

This event is sponsored by B&H Photo and Nikon.


Stacy L. Pearsall,

A two-time winner of the NPAA Military Photographer of the Year award, Stacy began her career as a combat photojournalist during which she earned the Bronze Star. Since retiring from active duty, she has published work in various media including Time Magazine, CNN, BBC, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated. The former owner of the Charleston Center for Photography, Stacy continues to travel the world on assignment and conducting photography workshops. She holds an honorary doctorate of the arts from The Citadel, where she also serves on the School of Humanities Advisory Board.


Josh Silverman, Founder and CEO, Jericho Advisors

Josh works closely with creative class entrepreneurs to build their companies in a focused, strategic way and navigate the complexities of planning for sustainability. In addition to licenses in investments and insurance, Josh holds degrees in art from the University of Pittsburg and Williams College, and is the past president of the board of Redux Studios.


Stan Foxworthy, CEO and lead photographer, Foxworthy Studios

Stan has been active in the national and international business community for over 35 years, successfully handling photography, marketing, design, display and printing services for a wide variety of assignments from jet manufacturers to family portraits. He teaches classes in commercial photography at the Charleston Center for Photography.


Cheryl Smithem, CEO, Charleston PR & Design

An expert in social media strategy development, Cheryl has spent over thirty years directing marketing and communications for clients in the Charleston area. She also serves as a member of the Strategic Posse for Parliament, a creative industries economic development taskforce, and writes a blog on marketing strategy at The Connection Maven Writes.