Monday, August 22, 2011

Quick Hit Monday: Time Running Out!; 3 Days To FREE Webcast: A Visit With Marketing Masters; & Much More!

Good Afternoon Everybody,

Hope you had a great weekend, things were pretty busy around the studio today.  I've been all consumed with organizing our PhotoPro Expo david2012, one of the most exciting photographic events happening next year [link] and it’s still on sale for $139 - 1/2 price for a few more days.  It's one giant project and even with all the help I have, it still has turned into a part-time job which partly explains my enthusiasm and why I really want you to check it out and not miss this opportunity. Once again, here is the link.

PhotoPro Expo no picsWe've got the best speaker lineup in the country scheduled for this exciting event. We’ve also tripled the size of our tradeshow with 85 booths and we already have the tradeshow 1/3 booked with exhibitors.

If you're the least bit interested in Photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, Marketing, DSLR video, you need to be at that convention next year!  Don't forget about it and miss booking at the best price ever- check out all the information right here and reserve your place today.

Digital Design Webcast Reminder With Special Guest, Michael Sheasby, CEO and Cofounder of LumaPix

Digital Design Webcast - 2011 I'm thrilled to say that we have nearly a full house booked for the program on Thursday with nearly 1000 folks registered to be in attendance! I'm going to suggest to you that you still have a chance to attend because we do have a number of people they can't attend at the last minute. So, if you'd like to be involved in this very exciting webcast, I encourage you to register securely right here, right now! Did I mention, it’s FREE ;~)

Michael will be introducing the brand-new LumaPix for the Mac during the program and showing LumaPix demos on the Mac as well. LaDawn will be covering some of the enhancements will that we use to make LumaPix really “sing” in our studio. I'll be sharing with you some of our brand new marketing tips that we’re using in our studio that will grow your business to the next level.

Visit with Zach and Jody Grey – Webcast Coming!

zach-and-jody-gray2 Last week I received a quick e-mail from Zach and Jodi Gray, two photographers who are traveling with David Jay on his cross country PASS tour. They have also been voted BEST Photographers in Nashville, TN. We made the drive, several weeks ago, to Indianapolis and really enjoyed their program. I was just amazed by the depth of knowledge, understanding, and sales maturity these two young photographers shared with their audience.

They were heading back back home from Indianapolis and could they drop by for a cup of coffee on Friday. I jumped at the opportunity to get together with them again. They managed to land at my studio around 2:00 p.m.  We headed to Starbucks and just had a great visit for a couple of hours.

In the course of the conversation I asked them if they would be interested in doing a webcast at DigitalProTalk - they graciously obliged. I'm telling you, this will be one of the best webcasts you've heard and I can't wait to get it scheduled. So stay tuned.

Still Time For Some Quick Hits? You Bet!

It’s all photography this week gang, hope you enjoy!

1. 58 Lines by 36 Photographers  [link]

I thought some of these quotes were just priceless. Hit the link above and check them out.  A few samples for you --

  • Amateurs worry about equipment, Professionals worry about time, Masters worry about light. –  Anonymous
  • If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff. – Jim Richardson
  • The two most engaging powers of a photographer are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. - William Thackeray
  • The question is not what you look at but what you see! – Henry David Thoreau
  • You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus – Mark Twain

2. The Bridal Party Shots [link] 

I always enjoy seeing how other photographers pose their wedding photography groups. I thought there were several clever, interesting, creative ideas in these groups right here. Why not check them out.

Wedding Party Shots2

3. An Amelie Poulain-Inspired Paris Bridal Photo Shoot [link]

I always enjoy a beautiful bridal session as well. I think this Paris shoot is very well done and very classy.

4. 63 Awesome Photography Articles, Tutorials, Blog Posts and Photos from This Week [link]

OK gang, this link will keep you busy for a while but you really will find some amazing content here .

5. 10 Great Books On Photography Every Photographer Should Read [link] I agree!

And Lastly…  Beautiful Design Means Great Story Telling

Last week’s Business Day Thursday post [link] was one of my favorites packed with business building ideas.  I just  discovered another link for a photographer that used Issuu to display a really beautifully designed engagement album.  I loved the elements of the design throughout – thoughtful, elegant, and stylish. Enjoy!


Hey gang, that’s it for me today - sorry again for the late post.  I had an early morning shoot that took me up to noon and wasn't even able to get to the computer till late in the afternoon. Anyway,I thought I jammed a lot of good info into the post today and sure hope you enjoy it.

How about I plan to see everybody again tomorrow for a brand-new Technique Tuesday. Last week we had a question about fixing underexposed skin tones.  I thought tomorrow we would discuss the topic in greater detail.  I sure hope you'll join me.

So for now I'm signing off, I'll see you tomorrow.

-- David. 

1 comment:

  1. Robin from UK, Hi David, great post again, with regard to the bridal party images, I was second shooting for a wedding at Cheshire and the photographer had such a brilliant way of getting everyone laughing and having fun, it was a posh doo but he had a broad Birmingham accent, everyone said how much fun they had, which shows that its not just photographic expertise that make for good images.