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Sophia Betz (Channel Producer) is a producer and writer who hails from Seattle, WA and is in search of good coffee everywhere she goes. She is constantly inspired by the still image and, in addition to her work for The Photoletariat, also writes for Resource Magazine. She is a fan of the semicolon.

Dan Bailey (Senior Contributor) is a professional adventure, outdoor and travel photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. During the past fifteen years, he has shot for numerous commercial and editorial clients and has licensed his images through seven different stock agencies. He also writes articles about photography and currently teaches online courses through The Compelling Image. Having recently earned his pilot’s license, Dan aspires to be a real Alaskan bush pilot when he grows up. Dan’s clients include Nikon, Twentieth Century Fox, Outside Magazine, Digital Photo Pro, Discovery Channel Publications and Patagonia.

Mike Panic (Contributor) has a background in computer and network technology, photography, and web design. He has spent the last 5ish years working in the IT industry and doing freelance photography for various magazines and independent projects on location and in the studio. He’s passionate about fashion photography and fine art and enjoys sharing the knowledge learned for more then a decade shooting with others. His photography can be found online at and his writing appears on with guest spots on various other sites. In his free time, he enjoys going to the park with is dog Bella, candle lit dinners and long walks on the beach.

Frederick Van Johnson (Contributor) is a professional photographer and marketer. He is host of  ”This Week in Photography”, one of the world’s most popular photography-related podcasts, and he regularly blogs, lectures and conducts training classes, seminars, workshops, and photo walks on a wide variety of topics ranging from photographic technique, to marketing. Frederick’s popular blog – “Photography by FrederickVan“, gives photographers and other creatives a deeper insight into the photography industry by providing news, reviews, and in-depth interviews with some of the photography industry’s most influential movers-and-shakers.

Jared Abrams (Contributor) is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. He writes a daily news column for a popular HDSLR website, After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. Most recently, he has been consulting Birns and Sawyer Hollywood with their HDSLR business. This unique relationship has given him unprecedented access to the entire Canon lineup and all of the other professional support equipment in the motion picture industry to make this new breed of camera cinema friendly. He is constantly working on new and innovative ways to push the limits of HDSLR’s in the professional world of motion picture production.

Caroline Moore (Contributor) is a designer and photographer from Brownsville, Pennsylvania. She holds degrees in design and film, and currently splits time between working as a web designer and a wedding photographer. Her work can be found at and When she’s not working, she plays ice hockey with Maximum Damage and violin with the local orchestra.

Often described as Apple and Adobe evangelist, Hannah Gal (Contributor) is an award-winning photographer, illustrator and filmmaker. Commissions and credits include PDN, Adobe, Amnesty International, Fuji, Sony, 10 Downing Street, Dell, The New Yorker, The Independent, The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, Professional Photographer, Artist and Illustrator, and Painter Magazine. Hannah was nominated for the Beck’s Futures Prize and has been the subject of artist profiles on, BBC, and CNN’s art show. She is the author of three books on Photoshop, Painter and digital painting.

Based in a remote village on Vancouver Island where bears outnumber people, Rhonda Callow (Senior Contributor) is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with numerous international high-tech companies. Rhonda is a photography enthusiast and enjoys camping, hiking, and anything and everything to do with the outdoors – except for bears, cougars, wasps, horse flies, spiders, bees, scurrying creepy crawlies and other critters that bite, look like they may bite or seem to be a little bit scary. When she is not writing, editing or blogging about technology, gadgets, and photography, Rhonda can be found spending time with her husband, son and 95lb. lab. You can follow Rhonda on Twitter here.