Alumna Finds Success in Photography in San Francisco

Stephanie Trapp has launched a photography career in San Francisco.

After several months of researching, sending emails and making connections following her graduation in 2008 with a major in Photography and a minor in Advertising/Public Relations, Stephanie Trapp landed an internship with a new magazine that launched her career.

AFAR was a new magazine focusing on travel at the time, and has since gained an international circulation. The magazine has received the award for Best Travel Magazine in North America.

“After about a year of hard work, I moved from photo intern to photo assistant,” Trapp says. My job is mostly focused on photo research, and also includes some product and portrait photography which has been published in the magazine. It has been really cool to see AFAR evolve from the start, and I love every challenge of the job.”

Trapp has also been doing freelance photography since she moved to San Francisco, which included being the photographer on a movie set–which took place mostly on a llama farm. She also documented an event for LinkedIn and regularly shoots for, a web site covering high school sports in and around San Francisco, feeding stories and photos to the San Francisco Examiner.

Since February, Trapp has been shooting professional boxing on the West Coast.

“I went to my first fight on a whim, because it was in San Francisco and I thought it would be an awesome photo opportunity,” she says. “I had no idea what it would lead to.”

She has photographed televised fights for,, and See some of her latest work: