june, 2019

01jun10:00 am11:00 amPanel Discussion: Creating a Buzz10:00 am - 11:00 am Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW

Event Details

Go Bold or Go Home: Creating a Buzz Around Your Work

Saturday, June 1
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Marvin Center, Room 301, 800 21st Street NW, DC

Cost: Free (RSVP required)

This is no time to be modest. If you’re not spending a significant portion of your time marketing and promoting yourself and your photography, you’re going to find it hard to compete with those who do.

Coming up with an action plan is not only a good idea, it’s an essential part of surviving as a full or part-time professional photographer in today’s dog-eat-dog competitive market. A pretty website is not enough.

Sometimes, it is about who you know, more than what you know. A lot of jobs and assignments go to the photographers with the best connections. How solid is your network? Is your contact list full of “connectors” and mentors whom you can call on? Are networking happy hours worth it or is your time better spent figuring out how to use LinkedIn?

We’ll hear what works and what doesn’t and how to use social media efficiently and effectively, as well as other ways to create a buzz around your work in this panel, which is part of Focus on the Story 2019 and the Click DC photo celebration. This panel is free but an RSVP is required (If you’re registered for Focus on the Story 2019, you do not need to RSVP — your festival badge gets you in).


Kirth Bobb (moderator) has had his wedding, family documentary, fine art and street photography featured in several international publications. He is the festival coordinator for Focus on the Story 2019.

Jarrett Hendrix is a DC based commercial photographer, curator and studio/gallery owner.

Holly Garner is the founder of IGDC, a trailblazing Instagram community. Over the past 8 years, she has established herself as one of the Washington, D.C area’s top social media influencers.

Geoff Livingston is an award-winning professional photographer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is also a digital marketing pioneer, who has helped brands and nonprofits launch products, enact corporate marketing initiatives, and implement content marketing programs.

Angela B. Pan is one of the leading landscape photographers in the DC area. She has twice been selected “Best Visual Artist in Washington, DC ” by the Washington City Paper and recently published a guide to photographing DC’s monuments.



(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Marvin Center

800 21st Street NW


Focus on the Storyinfo@focusonthestory.org