Meet Jess McGlothlin of The Orvis Company and Jess McGlothlin Media, the guest judge in the first round for our #PublicLandsProud photo contest. For this segment of the contest, she’ll be judging the best fishing photos with her selected winner receiving a new pair of Costa Sunglasses. Think you have what it takes? Read on to find out what she’ll be looking for in a winning photo and get the full scoop on the #PublicLandsProud contest here.
1. What makes you #PublicLandsProud?
The simple ability to go out and get lost in the outdoors is one of the best things for the soul. It tends to put everything in perspective. And the fact we have readily accessible public lands is, really, pretty incredible.
2. What’s your ideal day of fishing on public lands?
Hard to say; as I see more—and different—public lands, my idea of a perfect day fishing keeps changing. All I can say it would involve family, a good boat, and a relaxed day on the water. And if the fish are eating so much the better.
3. How do you like to spend your time on public lands?
I’m usually off on a shoot—be it fishing, hunting, or hiking—but sometimes it’s nice to leave the camera gear at home and just enjoy being outside.
4. What’s your connection to the industry?
Currently I freelance full-time, working for editorial clients like the New York Times and various publications and blogs (mostly in the fly-fishing and outdoor industries), and a stable of really awesome commercial clients. I’m also the outdoor copywriter for The Orvis Company.
5. What will you be looking for in a #PublicLandsProud photo?
A good photograph tells a story beyond what’s actually seen in the image. I’ll be looking for shots that make me wonder what the rest of the day was like, what happened next… a good picture is like a story compressed down to a single shot. I can’t wait to see the awesome things folks are doing on our public lands!
Show us your #PublicLandsProud moment and you could be featured on our blog, not to mention win a new pair of Costa Sunglasses.