Welcome to Grab Shots - Just like grab shots in photography these will be just as random. It's a series of random thoughts about the photographic industry, people in general, business and life. I'm going to keep them short and do my best to "plant a few seeds".
What good is working so hard to create the greatest images of your life if you’re not doing something to let people know you’re out there?
I'm so tired of hearing photographers, who have done nothing to find new clients, complain about how business is slow and nobody seems to know who they are. This isn't a business where you hang out your shingle and suddenly there's a flash mob at your door trying to get in. You've got be involved in your community, publish a press release now and then, attend meetings of photographers in the area, have a decent blog and be helpful. Own your own zip code and stop watching the parade go by when you should be in it!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.