northern short course

March 4, 2017


Final day is a blur, but NPPA lawyer talks about drones and media


March 3, 2017


The day started with a fire alarm, what is worse for firefighters than showing up to a hotel filled with news photographers?


The lecture series, including Smiley Pool from the Dallas Morning News talking about covering the day the police department was ambushed during a BLM rally, on July 7, 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers, killing five officers and injuring nine others.


Then back to the portfolio room, NC represented!  – Jill Knight


Andrew Craft


March 2, 2017


My job at the Northern Short Course – Portfolio Reviews. This year I had 26 reviewers doing 20 minute slots for 2 night. That is 312 portfolio reviews by photographers and editors from National Geographic, the AP, Washington Post, New York Times, ESPN Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and so so many more!

Feb. 25, 2016


On the New Jersey transit train on my way to the Northern Short Course. I will say, what a great mass transit system: the cars were super clean, plenty of employees at stations to answer questions and even the conductors were nice and I some how ended up on a “quiet car” – no talking between friends or cell calls…. very pleasant ride!


My new job with the Northern Short Course is portfolio reviews,  I find editors and photographers willing to volunteer to look at other photographers work…


Folks like Eli Reed from Magnum freely donate their time to helping young and veteran photographers grow. Eli’s Bio