Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. For 10 years she owned and operated a portrait and wedding studio distinguished by its ‘fashion flair’ approach to imagery. As a New York fashion photographer, her editorials have appeared in dozens of publications internationally. She regularly contributes to a variety of major photo publications.
In May 2010 she published her first book, “A Linked Photographers’ Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media”. In 2011 she published her second book, “Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography”.
Each year Adler teaches thousands of photographers through workshops and major national conferences as well as through her educational videos and blog content. You can find her teaching at Photo Plus Expo, WPPI, Imaging, and dozens of other venues and events.
How did you get started in the business? Who helped/guided/mentored you?
“I got started early on at age 13 with the support of my parents. I started my portrait business in high school, and really learned how to run my business after interning with photographer John Harrington. I truly thank my parents for supporting my emotionally and financially no matter my needs.”
“I draw inspiration from studying the masters of fashion photography. They carved out what fashion photography has become and have set an incredible standard for art and quality. These include Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Albert Watson, Helmut Newton, and many others. I draw inspiration from these masters and frequently scour the internet for images that inspire me.
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