Betsy Finn, M.Photog.Cr., has been an educator and contributing writer for over a decade. Her portrait studio, Betsy’s Photography, is located in Southeast Michigan. Betsy developed a knack for working on websites when she set out to design her own from scratch in 2005.  Since then, she’s continued to learn and adapt with the changing times, with various websites over the years and various approaches to connecting with clients and leads on social media.  Her formal training includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Studio Art; an education giving Betsy a unique perspective for running a photography studio as a solo entrepreneur.

One of Betsy’s poplar programs for photographers is “Improving Your Web Presence.”  Betsy’s community programs are generally focused on travelogues or learning to see artistically when taking photographs.

Published Articles:

  • Professional Photographer magazine – more than 100 published articles
  • Numerous affiliate industry publications (DesignAglow, DPPA, PPM, among others)

Past Exhibitions and Awards:

  • International Print Competition and Exhibition – accepted images + showcase images
  • PPA Photographer of the Year – Bronze, multiple years
  • Best of Show – two time winner, DPPA
  • Top 7 Photographer – PPM
  • Ann Arbor Women Artists Exhibition
  • Exhibitions at local coffeeshops (Joe + Rosie’s in Dexter, Sweetwaters and the NEW Center in Ann Arbor, etc.).


  • Master Photographer – PPA
  • Photographic Craftsman – PPA
  • PPM Service Degree
  • DPPA Service Degree
  • B.A. from Hope College, double major in Business Management, Studio Art (Photography), double minor in Art History, French.

Sponsored By:

  • Pixellu – album + slideshow design, web proofing
  • Studio Ninja – studio management software – get $5 off your monthly subscription with promo code: AEXH0VKE6R8924

Past Speaking Engagements:

  • Michigan – MMPPA
  • Imaging USA
  • Ohio – PPNO
  • New Hampshire – NHPPA
  • Tennessee – TNPPA (Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville PPA affiliates)
  • Super Monday – PPA
  • Virginia – VPPA
  • Assorted Webinars

Past Community Programs:

  • P.E.O. – Ann Arbor Chapter
  • Dexter District Library
  • Greenhills High School
  • Emerson Middle School
  • American Heritage Girl Troops
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church