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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
I do have some uber good news-I just rented a studio!!!
(doing the happy dance now-be glad you can't see me)
It needs some paint and stuff, but I really see the potential in it. It's a cute little house (I'm renting the upper part). It's owned by a super nice older couple and it's in a prime area.
Here is the front of it- I know, it's cute!
I love the photo opps outside, like this built in bench.
This is the main room where I will be shooting.
This is the viewing/meeting room.
I'm not sure yet what I want to do with this room. It's a three season room that might work for newborn photos. I like the wood walls.
I can't wait to fix up this bathroom.
This will be the prop room.
I will post the before and after photos when I get done. We are thinking two weeks. Hopefully, you won't even recognize it!
I have decided that I will "work for props" for awhile to build up my supplies, so if you sell backdrops, newborn or other props and would like to advertise with me, send me an email!!
Also, because of the holiday, I will do this week's challenge tomorrow and announce the winner of last week's!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Have you ever gone to a workshop or online seminar?As photographers, we can always use some additional training, marketing advice, or if you are a newbie, you may need every kind of help. I've often thought about signing up for a workshop I see on the web to learn something new.
This week's Friday Photog Finds is all about photography training. These are some places I thought were interesting, I've used, or would like to. Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think!
Small Strobes, Big Results
June 19 - June 25, 2011
Location: Santa Fe
Instructor: David X. Tejada
Lectures, demonstrations, and critiques in the morning; the remainder of the day is spent practicing lighting techniques in the studio and on location around Santa Fe. Participants leave this workshop with confidence in their new lighting skills and with a strong foundation for developing their own lighting techniques and style.
Jodie Otte Workshop
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Instructor: Jodie Otte
Instructor basically covers using lighting to achieve natural lighting look. She also covers post processing, business, and commercial photography. She also includes her book-good deal! Check out her studio photos-you'll die of envy!
She doesn't always offer her workshops, but you can still purchase her book, Studio Lighting Naturally for $395.
Way cheaper then the workshop and you don't have to travel!
Owner: Ana Brandt:
Workshop Locations: Varies.
This is an awesome source!Ana Brandt is a well known baby photographer. Her online magazine is full of great information and she has a variety of learning sources. You can sign up for a workshop, become a lifetime member, purchase one of her books, or just read her magazine (blog). If you are interested in newborn photography, you have to check this site out!
Jasmine Star-Building Your Wedding Photography Business
Instructor: Jasmine Star
Price: $99-already started, but you can watch the videos for free that they have on the site, CreativeLive.com.
Location: Online (videos)
If you do wedding photography, you might know about Jasmine Star. She is a well known wedding photographer and awesome! I stalk her blog and website to get great pointers and ideas for my weddings. I love to find sites that interview her,or when she does something like this. Google her name to find when she will be a guest on photography info sites.
Learning is fun-I hope you can use one of these sources to further your photography skills!
Labels: Friday Photog Finds
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
That's why we need sturdy contracts that limits the freedom of the client to a point. Yes, we need to make them happy with our work, but we don't need to lose control either.
After that chaos, I did one more revision-to my contract. I added one complimentary revision when the client orders a book, and if they want more, additional fees will incur.
What are your thoughts?
Monday, May 9, 2011
Here is my photo:
I didn't have too much time to find my best, but I like to do closeups with that pretty blur in the background.
Friday, May 6, 2011
I wanted to devote this week's finds to fun. That's right. FUN. So, I wanted to introduce you to Photo JoJo.com. Have you heard of them? They are like the geeks of photography's one stop shop. They sell fun stuff and stuff you can actually use.
Here are some cool gadgets to consider getting:
The lens bracelet.
$15 for two.
I so need to get one of these.
The SLR Sloop, camera bag.
The Camera Lens Mug
Labels: Friday Photog Finds
Thursday, May 5, 2011
She's giving something away!
Hi! I am Sonia McCutcheon the fiber addicted owner of milkmoney http://soniamccutcheon.etsy.com/ I taught myself to knit about ten years ago, I needed a stress relief from my insanely paced job as a production coordinator for a media company. I had no idea that I would become so impassioned for all things fiber! Since launching milkmoney almost three years ago, I have also taught myself to spin yarn.
What type of product do you offer to photographers?
milkmoney has a wonderful selection of hats, wraps, knitted bowls and am currently in the final stages of launching a line of tutu's and knitted cocoons
What made you want to start this kind of business?
milkmoney was launched at my sister's urging. I had inundated my family and extended family in hats and scarves. Living in the south there obviously isn't that great a need for these items so, in an effort save herself and others she suggested I check out Etsy and seriously consider opening a shop. I did, and haven't looked back. It is fulfilling and humbling to know that items made in my studio, with my two hands are being used by photographers and moms in places as far away as Vietnam and all over the United States, wow!
Are you a photographer as well, or at least a photo-taking junkie?
Do you have a favorite photographer that you drool over their photos?
I have to say that I adore all things creative. I love and appreciate how two people can look at the same item and not see the same thing. I have a close working relationship with Lisa Slate the owner of Lisa Slate Photography. She approached me when I first started out on etsy and has provided me with the most adorable photos to use in my shop but more importantly honest feedback on how my items work and fit. The feedback that I get from her allows me to make my items adorable but functional.
What do you do like to do when you aren't running your business?
When I am not running milkmoney...I have been married to the most wonderful and supportive husband. We have two children, my son is five and my daughter is four. I stay mostly at home, but do teach at my children's preschool, it's great for us to leave and come home together. My little one's play soccer, they love to do art and we spend a great part of our day covered in paint of some sort and/or markers, playdoh. We love to sing and dance and play outside. We read and have been known to jump on the bed.
Any advice to someone wanting to start a business?
Follow your dream, don't be afraid to take chances! Ask for advice and be willing to listen, sometimes we hear things we don't like but feedback isn't personal. The world is what you make of it!
Would you like to win a product of YOUR CHOICE?
-Like milk money.
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Monday, May 2, 2011
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