Archive for July, 2010

Interview with pro photographer Gene Lower

Enjoy this video with Gene Lower, the official photographer for the Arizona Cardinals.  In it, he shares some sports shooting tips.  After the video, be sure to come join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and photo biz coaching.  See you there!

Get referrals from your competitors? Yes!

Hi There!  I found this great article from Black Star Rising and wanted to share it with you.  It talks about how you should befriend your competitors.  Why?  From the article:

That other photographers can be sources of referrals might come as a surprise to wedding photographers more used to seeing other professionals as competitors. But a photographer who works alone might only take 20 or 30 weddings a year and receive many more inquiries than that each year.

They might also receive those inquiries at inconvenient times, with potential clients hoping to book the same photographer for the same date.

That’s an opportunity for smart photographers to become sociable, to get to know other wedding photographers in their area — and their work — and to create a professional network in which support is provided and excess work is shared.

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography inspiration and business coaching.  See you there!

Newborn Photography: Baby Hanging in Fabric

Wondering how to create those fabric “hammocks” (for lack of a better word) for a newborn session?  Watch how this photographer does it in the video below.  Remember to be safe!  Enjoy the video, and be sure to come join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching.  See you there!

Mobile Pet Photography

Kathy McBride, the owner of Pet Shotz animal photography, has created her own mobile pet photography business. From the article:

Kathy McBride has been traveling to residences and businesses alike for several months to photograph both pets and their people and finds “it is well received.”"Many people like the convenience of a home photo shoot, particularly if they want their pets included,” McBride said in a news release. “They are intrigued by the idea of a professional shoot right in the comfort of their own homes or businesses. They especially like the idea of staying home with their animals.”

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join in the fun over at Shuttermom University for more great photography business ideas and tips.  See you there!

Another great behind-the-scenes fusion video

Fusion videos are all the rage.  Basically, photo fusion is when photos and video are combined to make a video.  I love them.  Here is another great behind-the-scenes video from the Bui Brothers.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to stop by www.ShuttermomUniversity.com for more photography tips and photo biz coaching.  See you there!

See How This Photographer Built Her Business Using Social Media

Hi There!  Found this article and wanted to share. Read about how photographer Mary Kate McKenna is using the power of social media (especially Twitter and Facebook) to make friends in a new town and increase her photography business at the same time.  From the article:

McKenna said she can track 100 percent of her business in Frederick back to her Twitter account. She tweets several times a day from her iPhone, posts weekly blog entries and regularly updates her business Facebook profile.

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more info on how to increase your photo business using the power of social media (and more!)  See you there.

Boudoir / Pin-Up Photography Gaining Popularity Among Military Wives

Hi There!  I found this article focusing on how pin-up photography is gaining popularity among military wives and wanted to share it with you. Photographer Angelita Ballada is featured.  From the article:

Boudoir photography harkens back to the pinup photos taken during the World War II era. The trend is popular in Fayetteville, Ballada said, among Army wives such as Bonnagio who have their photos taken in a tasteful but flirty fashion. Often, they’re gifts for their husbands who are deployed overseas.

“That’s actually 95 percent of everybody that comes to me,” Ballada said. “It doesn’t need to be sexy poses. It can be just natural. It’s all about how you portray yourself. You don’t need to wear lingerie to be have boudoir photography. You can wear a sexy dress and heels as long as its about yourself, about your body, about your beauty.”

Click here to read the full article.  And remember, my Boudoir Photographer’s Marketing Guide is now included with your Shuttermom University membership!  Get started today and find tons of marketing ideas and business advice at www.ShuttermomUniversity.com.  See you there!

Hot Newborn / Baby Prop Alert!

Check out this gorgeous, heavy-duty iron antique style baby bed from Photographer’s Boutique!  Perfect for all of your newborn and baby photo shoots.  Ships to Continental US only.  Go to www.facebook.com/photographersboutique and click the “shop now” tab at the top of the page to see all of the items in the store.  Enjoy!

Behind the scenes photoshoot - iJustine

Some of you may know iJustine…if not, you can see her on YouTube (just search iJustine and you’ll find her!)  Anyhow, here is a fun and entertaining little behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot featuring her.  I LOVE the outdoor shots on the couch…gorgeous!  Enjoy the video, and I’ll see you over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and photo biz coaching.

Gorgeous Fusion Wedding Video

What is fusion?  The combination of still photos and video.  This is becoming more popular these days with the great video you can get from the new dslr’s.  Enjoy the video below, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and photo biz coaching.  See you there!

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