How to Shoot for Magazines – with Jerod Foster

Jerod Foster is a Texas-based magazine/editorial, commercial, and natural history photographer. His work can be seen in magazines like Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, The Techsan, and Audubon, and news outlets, such as The New York Times, The Texas Tribune, American Public Media, CNBC, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.

Growing up on a cattle ranch in rural north central Texas, Jerod is also drawn to telling stories about human influence on the natural world, which can be seen in his agricultural work, as well as work for clients such as The Nature Conservancy, The Texas Land Conservancy, and Yeti Coolers.

Jerod is also a professor of practice at Texas Tech University, where he teaches a variety of photography and visual storytelling courses, including the popular 15-day Junction Intersession Field Photography course. Jerod earned his doctorate in Mass Communications in 2013. His emphasis on visual and cultural storytelling has resulted in the formation of both professional and academic relationships worldwide.

He is the author of three Peachpit books on photography: Storytellers, A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Telling Stories with Pictures (2012); From Snapshots to Great Shots: Sony NEX-6 (2013); and his most recent, Color, A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion (2013).

Jerod Foster’s Website

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