Teaching + Speaking
I've been helped by many people, and I believe in helping others too.
My community programs are generally focused on travelogues or learning to see artistically when taking photographs. When speaking to photographers, my programs are more technical, and cover topics such as web presence, retouching, and so forth.
If you'd like to to have me speak or teach for your group, please contact the studio. I have a variety of programs for different ages, abilities, and interests.
Speaking Details For Photographers
Betsy Finn, M.Photog.Cr., has been an educator and contributing writer for over a decade. Her portrait studio, Betsy’s Photography, is located in Southeast Michigan. Betsy developed a knack for working on websites when she set out to design her own from scratch in 2005. Since then, she's continued to learn and adapt with the changing times, with various websites over the years and various approaches to connecting with clients and leads on social media. Her formal training includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Studio Art; an education giving Betsy a unique perspective for running a photography studio as a solo entrepreneur.
Sponsors + Recommendations:
- Miller's Professional Imaging - photographic lab for professional photographers
- Pixellu - album + slideshow design for professional photographers
- ShootProof - online photo proofing + client web apps for professional photographers
- Studio Ninja - studio management software for professional photographers - get $5 off your monthly subscription with promo code: AEXH0VKE6R8924
- Professional Photographer magazine - more than 100 published articles (see a sampling online)
- American Society of Photographers magazine - quarterly "member spotlight" column
- Numerous affiliate industry publications (DesignAglow, DPPA, PPM, among others)
Past Exhibitions and Awards:
- International Print Competition and Exhibition - accepted images + showcase images
- PPA Photographer of the Year - Bronze, multiple years
- Best of Show - two time winner, DPPA
- Top 7 Photographer - PPM
- Ann Arbor Women Artists* Juried Exhibitions (including an honorable mention)
- Exhibitions at local coffee shops (Joe + Rosie's in Dexter, Sweetwaters and the NEW Center in Ann Arbor, etc.).
* in 2020 Ann Arbor Women Artists became Huron River Art Collective
- Master Photographer - PPA
- Photographic Craftsman - PPA
- PPM Service Degree
- DPPA Service Degree
- B.A. from Hope College, double major in Business Management, Studio Art (Photography), double minor in Art History, French.
Successful Programs In Many States
Over the years, I have given numerous programs and taught both photographers and the local community. Here is a listing of some past teaching and speaking programs:
Past Programs For Professional Photographers:
- Michigan - MMPPA
- Imaging USA*
- Ohio - PPNO
- New Hampshire - NHPPA
- Tennessee - TNPPA (Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville PPA affiliates)
- Super Monday - PPA
- Virginia - VPPA
- Assorted Webinars
Past Programs For The Local Dexter + Ann Arbor Community:
- P.E.O. - Ann Arbor Chapter
- Dexter District Library
- Greenhills High School
- Emerson Middle School
- American Heritage Girl Troops*
- Westminster Presbyterian Church
For more information about having me speak or teach at your upcoming event, please contact the studio.