I’m excited to be included in the current issue of Popular Photography! They interviewed me last month for an article on family portraits. They were particularly interested in the way that my portraits look composed but not contrived. They misquoted me (most of the quotes in the article are not my own words), and I’m not pleased with the way they cropped my photo, but still it’s great to be a part of the story. I’ve been published in magazines intended for brides or professionals, but this magazine’s mainstream appeal makes it a great addition to my list of publications.

The December 2009 issue of the magazine is available now on newstands everywhere. Check it out if you’re curious!

On a different topic, currently my photo is the first one the home page of Smugmug: http://www.smugmug.com/ πŸ™‚

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WOW! what an honor! Your work is amazing! and such a great location to shoot in CO. Keep up the great work!

Hey Char, I’m late to the party but congrats on being published! I finally got a copy of the mag I was published in earlier this year, I’ll have to blog about it.

Cheers! Tamera

That’s awesome!! Congratulations πŸ™‚

wow! Awesome!!!! Congratulations!
I was just reading that last night!!!!!!!

What are the “professional” photo mags?

wow! Awesome!!!! Congratulations!
I was just reading that last night!!!!!!!

What are the “professional” photo mags?

awesome!! CONGRATS!!! i can only dream of being published one day πŸ™‚

awesome!! CONGRATS!!! i can only dream of being published one day πŸ™‚

I’ll just let it go. They didn’t say anything offensive, just weird, so it’s no big deal. πŸ™‚

Wow, that is strange. That’s a pretty big jump. Are you going to contact them about this, or just let it go?

You also seem to be having a good attitude about it. πŸ™‚

Thanks, everyone!

The biggest misquote was something I never said: “‘I try to tease out character by prompting unscripted behavior,’ says Charlotte Geary.” I definitely don’t consider my strategy to be “teasing out character,” whatever that means. Instead I get to know people and learn what makes them click, and I try to make them feel comfortable enough to reveal that side of themselves in front of the camera.

The rest of my quotes are similar to what I said in the interview, but paraphrased and changed. It seems odd to me that they can put quotation marks around things that they phrased in their own words.

I read that article and I was like, WHOA, I know her!

How were you misquoted?

And sucks that they cropped your image. They prob wanted more space for the screen, I dunno.

Wow, that is strange. That’s a pretty big jump. Are you going to contact them about this, or just let it go?

You also seem to be having a good attitude about it. πŸ™‚

I read that article and I was like, WHOA, I know her!

How were you misquoted?

And sucks that they cropped your image. They prob wanted more space for the screen, I dunno.

Congrats!

Yay! Way to be recognized as SUPER COOL! πŸ™‚

That’s still awesome even though it was misquoted. Congrats!

Thanks, Thumper! The strange thing with the article is that they paraphrased everything I said, and then put quotation marks around it — even though none of it were actually quotes. Oh well, enjoy it anyway! πŸ™‚

I’m sorry to hear it! I’m pretty sure magazines are free to do whatever they’ve put in their contract, as long as the photographer agrees to it.

That is so awesome! Great job!

Congratulations, Charlotte! It’s funny you mention the issue with the cropping. One of my photographs was used in a magazine and not only did they misspell my name, but they edited and cropped the image after I told them explicitly that they could not do that. Under copyright law, is it illegal for them to edit a photo, or by giving them the photo to use, am I also giving them permission to do whatever they want to it?

Congratulations, Charlotte! Well deserved. πŸ™‚

I am so proud of you! I need to run out and read the article!!! I was waiting for the day this would happen to you, because you totally deserve it. Ignore the misquotes. Editors do it all the time, they need to change and take credit for everything to make themselves feel special. It use to upset me when I worked in publishing.

Wow! Congratulations! πŸ˜€
I get Popular Photogaphy, and I hadn’t read that article yet. I’m glad to see that your talent is being recognized. You’re the second person I know who’s been published in Pop Photo… one of the members of the camera club I’m in made the cover with a lily shot that won that year’s photo contest.

That’s still awesome even though it was misquoted. Congrats!

Congratulations, Charlotte! It’s funny you mention the issue with the cropping. One of my photographs was used in a magazine and not only did they misspell my name, but they edited and cropped the image after I told them explicitly that they could not do that. Under copyright law, is it illegal for them to edit a photo, or by giving them the photo to use, am I also giving them permission to do whatever they want to it?

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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