PHOTO EDITING & COACHING

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Karin Anderson is a passionate storyteller with an intuitive sense for how to bring words and images together to communicate the emotional context of a story. She is a photojournalist, picture editor & writer with 15+ years of experience across industries, and with some of the biggest names in journalism and communications.

Here's what Karin can help you do:

  • Coach you to improve your photography - whether you are a beginner or professional.

  • Team up with a writer to improve his/her use of visuals to increase brand impact and number of followers.

  • Work with writers on visual layouts.

  • Guide and direct a book project – from scratch or one already in progress.

  • Help photographers build a new portfolio or refine an existing one.

  • Edit an existing project, or help develop a new one.

 

Please email Karin for editing & coaching rates.

 

BOOKS

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Rusch
PHOTOGRAPHER: Karin Anderson
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
November 14, 2017
ISBN-10: 0544671597
ISBN-13: 978-0544671591
Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up in a flash of light. But others explode with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.

Follow Liz and Karin into the field with scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.
AWARDS
2019 AAAS/Subaru Prize • Junior Library Guild selection • Best Book of 2017 by SLJ •  ALA Notable • Bank Street Best Book of the Year 
REVIEWS
  • Kirkus: "Lavishly illustrated with Anderson's photographs." 
  • School Library Journal - ★ starred review: "the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing."
  • Booklist: "Sure to have an impact on young astronomers”
  • The Horn Book: "...vivid photographs...”
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Rusch
PHOTO EDITOR: Karin Anderson
Publisher: Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot
Year Published: October 16, 2018
ISBN-10: 1632171732
ISBN-13: 978-1632171733
Follow Piper the border collie and her canine classmates through a season of avalanche-rescue training.  This nonfiction picture book illustrated with stunning, adorable photography draws parallels between kids' experiences in elementary school and the training days of the avalanche rescue dogs of Crystal Mountain, Washington State's largest ski resort. As Piper and her friends learn the skills they need to become snow rescue heroes, you'll learn about avalanche safety and the work these amazing dogs can do.
AWARDS
Junior Library Guild selection • #2 on the Pacific Northwest Independent Bookseller List
 
 

SPEAKING

Our brains are wired to remember pictures over words. If you hear something, 3 days later you’ll only remember 10% of it, but if a picture is added, you’ll remember 65%. SOURCE

 

To compete and be relevant in an image-driven marketplace, now more than ever, it's vital

that we become visually literate. 

 

Karin brings her 15+ years of industry

experience to groups K-12 and adults to offer:

 

  • auditorium-style presentations

  • workshops

  • artist in residence programs

 

Email Karin to tailor a program to your specific needs.

 

BIO

Karin Anderson is a passionate storyteller with an intuitive sense for how to bring words and images together to communicate the emotional context of a story. She is a photojournalist, photo editor, writer & visual strategist with 15+ years of experience across industries, and with some of the biggest names in journalism and communications.

Over the years, she and the staffs under her direction have won numerous national and international awards in photojournalism, including five Portfolio and Best Use of Photography awards in the Pictures of the Year and National Press Photographers Association competitions, and additional awards from the Society of News Design, White House News Photographers Association, Associated Press, and World Press Photo.

Some of the media outlets she has worked for include: the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun newspapers, Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Info Week

Magazine, Reuters, and CNN.

Most recently, Karin has applied her skills to the children’s book industry, as both a photographer and photo editor. Her first non-fiction title with author Elizabeth Rusch – Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World – debuted November 2017. Karin is now photo editing her 4th title. 

Karin holds Theater & German degrees from New York University, a German language proficiency diploma from the Goethe Institute, and a Certified Wine Professional credential from the Culinary Institute of America.

She resides in Richmond, VA and is an active consultant for photo/writing/ editing projects. She also speaks to groups about the importance of effective visuals in communications. She lives with her zany long-haired dachshund Dagwood, cooks yummy stuff and writes poetry for fun.

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