Join Jasmine DeFoore, freelance photo editor and marketing consultant, and Emily Kimbro, art director of the award-winning Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, for a hands on workshop dedicated to shooting and editing a travel magazine feature story.

Class size is limited to 10 students.
Workshop will take place in Dallas, Texas, specific locations TBD. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!



Friday, October 18

Emily and Jasmine will present specific examples of effective travel assignment photography and talk about the mix of images that are needed to create a strong story. They will give real world advice on what to look for when shooting on location, as well as tips for how to get a good mix of images that can be turned into a feature story photo essay.

Students will be given their assignments, which will include approximately 2-4 locations within one geographic area. Your shot list will include a mix of environmental portraits, landscapes, details and interiors.

Drinks and light refreshments provided

After  break, students will start working on their assignments.

Saturday, October 19

Morning til 1pm
Students continue shooting their assignments. Kimbro and DeFoore will make on location visits to preview what students have shot and give feedback on specific kinds of images to be making.

1pm – 5pm
lunch provided

Return to studio headquarters to edit work. Each student will receive 30 minutes of one on one editing time with Kimbro or DeFoore.

Each student will prepare a 20 picture edit that best shows the variety of images made. Kimbro and DeFoore will help each student edit that down to 10 pictures.

5 – 6pm
Drinks and light refreshments provided

Group slideshow: Each student will get a chance to show their 10 picture edit to the group and discuss the work, challenges and overall experience.

6 – 7pm

Marketing discussion and Q&A: DeFoore will present ideas for how to market your travel work to ad agencies, magazines and corporations. She will show specific examples of marketing efforts that work and answer your questions about marketing.

Kimbro will discuss how to get the attention of an art director, including how and when to pitch story ideas, showing portfolios and the best practices for sending email and print promos.

Class dismissed!

Emily Kimbro is the art director of Spirit magazine. For the past six years, she has worked with outstanding contributors on incredible stories across America. Emily assigns illustration and photography, produces shoots, and helps manage the look and feel of the magazine, all while designing most of the features and covers. Prior to this editorial paradise, she worked as a designer at Fossil. Emily earned a degree in Communication Design from Texas Tech University. Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, is published by Pace in Dallas, Texas.

Jasmine DeFoore is a photography marketing consultant specializing in expanding photographers’ businesses through smart marketing, PR, editing and presentation of work. Her marketing efforts have won PDN Self Promo Awards and her editing has helped photographers gain recognition from World Press Photo, American Photography and other elite competitions. Prior to starting her own company, she was a photographer’s representative and Director of Marketing at the award-winning agency Redux Pictures.