Thanks to HVPPSNY for hosting the TEP event with Lindsay Adler and Neil Van Niekerk. I was looking forward to seeing them and even though they have both been speaking at many events recently (including PhotoPlus) I kept missing them.
I am excited to say that the workshop more than lived up to my expectations. I am out of chapter and belong to PPGNY AND PPANJ but gladly go to seminars I deem worthy. Fashion photography is not something I specialize in but what Lindsay demonstrated can easily be done with brides. With style and grace and her command of lighting, she inspired all all us to think out of the box. The very next day I started using my beauty dish and barn doors again and created some amazing images!
We all want to be better photographers and make more money, nothing takes the place of being in a class but I would like to go over some of the finer points our presenters made. By becoming the expert you can build your reputation. By sharing and giving knowledge you can become a leader in the industry. her ideas on blogging were helpful, many people don't know what to blog about, the answer is simple; recent work, reviews and reflections, people love outtakes ie. behind the scenes stories. Updates, cover an event, even interview others. By using analytics you can see who is following you and which of your blog posts are the most popular. Put yourself out there, build your on-line business presence by including testimonials. Don't forget Youtube and Vimeo, embed them in your blog. Youtube partnerships can make you $$ and they have a high pass-along rate which makes you famous! Visit her website at www.LindsayAdlerPhotography.com