Laura Oles was fortunate enough to have entered the digital photography industry long before Photoshop had become a verb. She is a founding team member of Pixel Magic Imaging, which was purchased by DNP Photo Imaging America in 2006, and has continued to advocate for digital solutions that improve the experience for shooters of all skill levels.  She spent over ten years building and leading sales and marketing teams and understands the challenges of helping businesses establish a strong, unique presence in a crowded marketplace.

Laura has published over 200 articles in industry and consumer magazines and has been a columnist for Digital Camera Magazine, Memory Makers Magazine, Picture Business, PhotoInduced, ClubMom (now Cafe Mom) and others.  View samples of her work. Her book, Digital Photography for Busy Women, was named a photography category finalist in USA Book News.com’s ‘Best Books’ awards. In addition, she has served as an expert speaker for a variety of imaging conferences and conventions across the country.

Laura continues to write for the photo industry and has since expanded into providing content services for small businesses as well as corporate clients in a variety of industries. At heart, Laura is a storyteller and is interested in helping others explore, craft and share those stories in numerous mediums.  She can be reached at laura@lauraoles.com.

Laura is a member of Sisters in Crime, Austin Mystery Writers, and Writers’ League of Texas. Her mystery, Point & Shoot, was named a  2015 Writers’ League of Texas  manuscript contest finalist.  Her short story, Buon Viaggio, appears in Murder on Wheels, a crime fiction anthology published by Wildside Press.

As the mother of a teenage daughter and tween twin boys, she spends so much time running that she has considered asking Nike for an endorsement.