Freelance Photographer & Educator, Todd Bigelow Photography
Todd is a Los Angeles, California based editorial, non-profit and corporate multimedia photographer handling assignment work for some of the world's leading publications including Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Der Spiegel, TIME, People and The Chronicle of Higher Education to name a few.
He works with some of the nation's leading non-profits such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance, The James Irvine Foundation, FERN, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. He has fulfilled multimedia corporate and advertising work for Costco Wholesale, Target Corporation, General Motors and SVI Holdings, Inc.
His work incorporates portraits, documentary subjects, sports, lifestyle and news in stills and multimedia.
Todd's work has been exhibited multiple times in the U.S., France and Spain. Fourteen of his images from a long term essay on immigration reside in the permanent collection at the California Museum of Photography. Two of the images are also on permanent display at the Oakland Museum of California. Other work is on display at Washington DC's Newseum.
A Eddie Adams Workshop alumn with multiple years as a volunteer staff member, Todd has worked since the 1990's as a part-time, adjunct professor teaching photojournalism and visual communications at California State University, Northridge and a variety of courses, including Street Photography and Portrait Photography, at UCLA Extension.
Todd's experience in the freelance world taught him plenty through trials and tribulations. As the profession evolved over the past decade it became very apparent that business skills would play a bigger role than in past years. With the vast majority of photographers working as freelancers, Todd created a workshop that focuses on the Business of Photography to address the many issues including image licensing, copyright, rate and term negotiations, client development, workflow and social media integration, to name a few. Designed essentially to help educate the next generation of photographers in a rapidly evolving market, the workshop has been presented at the ASMP (Portland, Oregon), UCLA Extension, San Diego State University, Brooks Institute of Photography, The University of Arizona, Otis College of Art, Sports Shooter Academy, Pierce College and more. The workshop was named in 2014 and 2015 by Photoshelter as one of the 50 Awesome Photo Workshops Worldwide.