We are thrilled to officially announce the latest speakers and panelists for the 2012 ProBlogger Training Day:
Speaker – Photography For Sponsored Posts – Rachel Devine
Rachel Devine is a commercial kid photographer, American ex-pat photo-blogger, mum of 3 and author of two books on photography. In business since 1995, she got her start photo-blogging on Flickr as Sesame Ellis in 2004. As someone who has built her brand on gorgeous photography of daily life, she has spoken to bloggers about the importance of great images and how to take them at BlogHer and Alt Summit. Now that Rachel and her co-author, Peta Mazey, have released Beyond Snapshots (Amphoto/Random House 2012) and recently took their photography teaching on the road with workshops in NYC, Los Angeles and Melbourne @sesameellis.
Panelist on Taking A New Blog To Success – Gavin Aung Than
After quitting his corporate design job at the end of 2011, Gavin Aung Than pursued his love for cartooning by launching his site Zen Pencils in February.
The blog adapts inspirational quotes into fun comic strips and posters. Since the launch, many of his comics have gone viral and his work has appeared on the front page of Reddit, Digg, 9GAG, io9 and was also featured on The Washington Post online.
Panelist on Social Media and Community – Caz Makepeace
Caz and Craig Makepeace started y Travel Blog in 2010 as a place to inspire others to travel, to give them the information needed to do it, and to create a supportive community of like-minded travellers. y Travel Blog is now one of the largest and resourceful travel blogs in Australia and the world. They have also reached an extraordinary 2.1 million followers on Pinterest.
Both Caz and Craig never dreamed the success they would achieve with their blog. They have worked with major travel companies such as Qantas, Carnival Cruises, and international tourist boards. They now love to share their knowledge on blogging and help others to create a lifestyle based on doing what they love. Caz also shares her life as a mother and her mindset and success tips on Mojito Mother - @ytravelblog.
Panelist on E-books - Misho Baranovic
After years of working as a photographer Misho Baranovic is now also widely regarded as one of the world’s leading mobile photographers, having exhibited his mobile photography in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, Oakland California, New York in the US and Paola Italy.
Misho is both passionate and knowledgeable about mobile photography and is increasingly being sought after to teach on the subject around the world. Most recently he worked with us at Digital Photography School to create an ebook and he’ll be sharing his experience during the ebook session.
Panelist on E-books - Naomi Creek
Naomi Creek runs her own graphic design business specialising in eBooks. Having designed and produced the majority of eBooks for Problogger and Digital Photography School, she has gained a deserved reputation for beautifully crafted, easy to read books, which have attracted attention around the world.
Naomi has over 25 years experience in the graphic and advertising sphere and will share some tips and advice on designing eBooks at the event.
Panelist on E-books - Jasmin Tragas
Jasmin Tragas is a creative specialist who works with Darren Rowse managing ebooks, events and products for ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. She also blogs at Wonderwebby, consults on creative projects and is a blog ambassador for World Vision Australia. She has digital media experience spanning 20 years, from small agencies to a large corporates.