PhotoShepherd was conceived in the Summer of 2009, and is guiding many photographers, both professional and emerging, as well as producing books for publishers such as National Geographic, and judging contests around the world.
A 38-year veteran of the National Geographic Society, Linda has been Photo Editor for National Geographic Traveler since 1990. As one of the Photo Editor team at Traveler, Linda was responsible for defining the photographic vision of the magazine working with world-renown photographers. While at Traveler, Linda also created and produced special issues, calendars, and established a reprint program. She solicited prizes for Traveler’s Annual Photo Contests and was also one of the judges.
Before Traveler, Linda was Illustrations Editor on many large format books produced by the Society working with many well-known scientists, writers, and historians. Previous to her work with the Book Division, she was Art Director for National Geographic promotions, and a layout assistant for National Geographic Magazine. Linda is also an accomplished photographer, and has images published by National Geographic.
For over the past twelve years, Linda has been teaching the “Travel Magazine Photography Assignment” class at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Linda was a Founder of the International Photography Workshops, which she directed in Hawaii, Italy, Austria, and Belgium. She continues to coach young photographers as a mentor and on the lecture circuit. Linda received her BFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.