Luci talks about how she has always been crazy about kids. She has, she says a kind of radar that seems to put them at ease and helps her to understand their needs and feelings. When a child enters the room, it is as if someone turned on the sun on for her. Luci feels it is a blessing to have a career using her artist’s eye and her heart for children! She started her photography career in San Diego, California in 1982 after many years pursuing photography as an art. Her business has always been out of her home because the commute (upstairs to downstairs) is ideal. Clients seem very comfortable coming to her historical South Park neighborhood and her charming 1911 bungalow. For children it feels like “Aunt Luci’s House”. As a successful, full time wedding and children’s photographer for over 35 years, Luci knows what it is like to struggle to create and maintain a thriving photography business with the ups and downs in a highly competitive industry. SELLING IS HER SUPER POWER with most clients investing in 3 to 7 Wall portraits, and Albums almost every time. Find out more about Luci at: lucidumascoaching.com https://www.instagram.com/theprofitablephotographer_pod/ https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching
In this Podcast, Scotland based photographer Ally Stuart-Ross mentions that she became interested in selling things before she was interested in photography.
Single mom to four children, Ally's first paid photographic job was what she describes as "the wedding from hell", and there were many funny stories at weddings to follow, like dropping the brides bouquet out of a castle window in front of all the guests, and flooding a table with coffee at a reception.
Her first "wee" camera she had at 7 years old, and discovered that she loved taking photos.
Ally was influenced by a photographer called Walter Kerr. She used to spend summers on a holiday island in Scotland and there was things going on everyday for kids to do. Bathing beauty, sand castle competitions, that sort of thing. Walter photographed everything and the next morning displayed them in his wife’s shop window. Everyone bought them and Ally thought this concept was brilliant. She felt it was literally printing money.
Chris is a professional wedding photographer and has photographed weddings for the past 14 years. He has many amazing stories to tell about his previous entrepreneurial endeavours. Chris is also the founder of one of the most popular CRM's for photographers in Studio Ninja. Whatever the genre of photography, having the right software to track potential clients and present clients, is a must have to streamline a photography business.
"David's father began photography in 1928, and although much of his life was corporate, he was able to pass on much to his son. Whilst David appreciates very much the natural look in portraiture, he also embraces the dramatic - no more so than in his black & white portraits. A portrait session with David often begins with what is called 'The Interview Portrait' where the subject is photographed during the course of a casual interaction designed to show more of the person's character. It is often after this that a series of 'asked for' portraits are made. Many people believe that the only good photograph is one where the subject is unaware of being photographed. But so much of looking great in portraits has to do with being comfortable with the photographer, then excellent lighting and compositional skills. David's considerable experience, clear vision and directions help elicit the most flattering and striking portraits. " - from Beautifully Made Portraits by David Anthony Williams at https://www.davidanthonywilliams.com/link-HidgycZxWT/about-david-anthony-williams
Tony Rawson has been a professional portrait photographer for over 40 years. Photographing indoor and outdoor studio sessions, his home studio is located at beautiful Olinda, in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges.
He is also a pastor and regularly travels overseas to places like India to spread the word.
He also owns and flies a small plane and often flies to his portrait appointments that may be in a different state.
Tony’s experience and accommodating nature helps his clients feel at ease.
Tony is an awarded member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and to ensure the highest quality in family portrait photography, he uses the best high-end Canon cameras and prints on Kodak archival paper.
The late Mayor of Sandy Springs, Eva Galambos, referred to Eric Bern Studio as "an institution in Sandy Springs. Eric's newest studio on Mt. Vernon Highwya is his 5th and most modern studio where his newest brand "Headshot Studio Atlanta" is keeping him busy photographing corporate headshots and location business photography for numerous companies around Atlanta.
Eric moved to Atlanta in 1978 after graduating from Arizona State University majoring in Fine Art Photography and Broadcasting. In his first studio on Roswell Road I worked on "Cut Ups", 3 dimensional photographic acrylic cut outs of families having fun. This launched his career. With his Wife he made Sandy Springs home and his married sons and grandson all live within a few miles of his home and studio. He was glad to have most of my life's work, recreation, family and friends all within the City of Sandy Springs.
During college he began to photograph candid environmental black and white portraits and quickly built a reputation for these natural images. He had a dream to build a portrait studio business in a tightly knit community. After opening a studio with the "Cut Ups" brand he created a full service studio featuring canvas, acrylic, metal and wood mounted wall portraits along with custom designed albums of families and events.
Neil established a photographic studio in Hong Kong working on more than 200 international advertising campaigns, including Toyota in USA, Kodak in New Zealand, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore, Japan Airlines in Taiwan, Editorial work for Geo, Time, Newsweek, Fortune and The Sunday Times magazine. Book projects have included ‘A Day in the Life of Thailand,’ ‘Here Be Dragons,’ ‘Planet Vegas’ and ‘Hong Kong Return to the Heart of the Dragon.’
Running parallel with his photographic business Neil established a photo library in Hong Kong with offices in Singapore and Thailand. Neil subsequently took on the role of Getty Images creative director Asia/Pacific.
After documenting the 1997 Hong Kong Handover Celebrations as the official photographer Neil relocated to New Zealand publishing ‘New Zealand the Millennium’ a photographic book involving more than seventy local and international photographers Sir Edmund Hillary penning the introduction. Continuing his photographic practise Neil focused on the South Pacific region the resulting imagery appearing in publications worldwide.
Neil relocated to England in 2007 where he has worked on commercial projects in the Middle East and Europe involving location and studio work and numerous time lapse projects. He recently established www.imagework.tv organising workshops for the photographic and film industry.
In this episode International Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths and Facebook Expert Jodie Griffiths will go through on how to set up your Facebook Pixel properly, to enable you to maximise your Facebook ads for your photography business.
Whether you are just starting a photography business or have had a studio for years, if you are having trouble getting enough customers, or you want to learn how to create a successful Photography Business, then this is just for you.
You Will Learn………… How to set up a Boosted ad and an ad in Ads Manager. How a Facebook Pixel works. Who you want to reach: you'll pick a target audience of the type of people you want to connect with. Your max budget: how much you want to spend over the course of your entire campaign. How long you want to run your ad: once you click Boost and your ad is approved, people in your target audience will see your ad in their News Feed for the duration you've set.
What is a Custom and a Lookalike Audience? It is an ad targeting option that lets you find your existing audiences among people who are on Facebook. You can use sources like customer lists, website or app traffic, or engagement on Facebook, to create Custom Audiences of people who already know your business.
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In this episode International Photography Business Coach Bernie Griffiths chats with photographers Jenn Lindberg and Jim Pitts, on their amazing success with their Texas Photography studio. After struggling for 3 years they now have a portrait business with over 100 portrait sessions booked in their calendar.