Miller's Gives

The Real Life mission is to empower female and non-binary photographers so they can grow, learn, and succeed in their lives and businesses. Finding sponsors that fit that mission is a big part of what makes the conference extraordinary.

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Mary Moore
Sony Supports

We’re absolutely thrilled that Sony gets it. They are putting their money where their mouth is by coming back to support Real Life again this year. Sony Artisan, Brooke Shaden, will also be joining the speaking line up this November 4-6 in Portland, Oregon

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Zoë Gemelli
Embracing Sisterhood

We all came to the Real Life Conference intentionally feminist. Preaching to a room of female and non-binary photographers about the importance of sisterhood may seem like an easy task. It’s not. Ending off Day One, Charmi Patel Peña gave us a kickass reminder that eliciting change within the male-dominated photography industry is as important as ever right now. 

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Zoë Gemelli
Real Life Gratitude

“I love that attendees, speakers and organizers of Real Life Conference share a passion for photography, but beyond that they genuinely support one another in their pursuit for personal and collective growth. This camaraderie has helped me to tackle my barriers towards becoming a mother and in turn I have become a more wholehearted person and photographer. Simply put, Real Life helped me arrive to this life I am so thankful for today.” - Mary Moore

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Mary Moore
Creating Space, Creating Community

Tenille Campbell is a doer, a giver, a storyteller. She’s a tenacious voice where others are not hearing. She is unapologetically Indigenous, political, feminist, woman, mother, photographer, writer, poet, erotica writer, PhD candidate, and sex educator. As the second speaker for Real Life 2018, she brought an invaluable perspective to the stage.

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Zoë Gemelli
The Eva Effect

Real Life Conference alumna Erin Griffith shares her story and inspiration for starting The Eva Effect, a project which brings to light the love between women and their dogs.

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Mary Moore
Using a Camera to Speak Out Loud

Kristi Odom is a Nikon Ambassador who photographs wildlife and weddings. Her incredibly powerful wildlife work has informed her wedding work. Her mastery and presence were the perfect opening act for the impactful days to follow at the Real Life Conference.

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Zoë Gemelli
Brave Women

These three brave women are changing the world through their photos and films. Their vision informs us, their images challenge us and their dedication inspires us. And they make some of their best work in their own backyards.

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Mary Moore
DVLOP Gives

The Real Life mission is to empower female and non-binary photographers. Finding sponsors that fit that mission is a big part of what makes the conference extraordinary. DVLOP wants to encourage and empower better images and better photographers. 

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Mary Moore
Sony Steps Up

Real Life Conference Title Sponsor is Sony. Strong connections are helping evolve the photography industry. This partnership is proof.

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Mary Moore