Welcome to the website of Mary Virginia Swanson, respected creative consultant on making, marketing, licensing and collecting photography. Her publications, articles and blog are invaluable resources for photographers and can be found within this website through the menu at left. Visit the section “MVS On The Road” to see when she will be giving a lecture or seminar in your area, and sign up for the monthly Newsletter on the lower left portion of this home page.
Working with Mary Virginia Swanson is a privilege. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about photography and imparts her knowledge with kindness and enthusiasm, pinpointing it to a client’s specific needs. Mary Virginia sees and keeps on top of the field of photography better than anyone I have ever met. Perhaps, most importantly, she is a photographer’s best friend when it comes to marketing and has been instrumental in the development of my website, teaching me how to navigate portfolio reviews and in helping me to get my work “out there”.
I first met Mary Virginia while attending one of her workshops in Arizona. Besides all the great things I learned at the workshop, I made a community of photographers from the attendees. After, 2 years, I am still in touch with many of the people I met and we have formed a unique support system for each other.
—Joan Lobis Brown (website)