On January 17, Chamira Young and I launched "Beyond Technique" an extraordinary podcast series thanks to PhotoShelter. We know there are hundreds of places you can find support to build your technique and skill set, but what about a great resource for growing your business?
Christina Peters joins us on this new podcast, with a perfect topic, photographing food.
Even though you might not have food photography at the core of your business, it comes up so often. Wedding photographers for example regularly need food shots as a critical part of the details of storytelling for the album. Then there are those of you who get requests from clients who need images of food, table settings etc. You do the best you can, but it's not your expertise. Well, Christina is just the person to give you a little help!
Check out her website with a click on any of her images in this post. Her diversity is remarkable and includes everything from food and beverages to environmental portraits of chefs, farm animals and macro. If it's related to being on the kitchen table, odds are Christina has captured it!
Not only will you see stunning images in her galleries, but pay attention to the layout and how clean her site is. She's very open in this interview about how she wanted her work to be presented, and It's all thanks to PhotoShelter. Today more than ever, your website has the same power of a bricks and mortar retail store but with far greater reach. The PhotoShelter team makes it easy to accomplish.
Check out Christina's FoodPhotographyClub. Here's your chance to fine tune your skills, so whether you're formally a food photographer or not, your clients will be getting the very best results! And, definitely take a scroll over to PhotoShelter and check out the free trial and limited time special offer.
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Images copyright Christina Peters. All rights reserved.
Image copyright Michael Chinnici. All rights reserved.
On January 17 Chamira Young and I, together with PhotoShelter, launched a new podcast series called "Beyond Technique." As a result, I've been spending a lot of time on the PhotoShelter website, which is loaded with great content and support for photographers. One of my favorite features on the PhotoShelter website and blog is their New Member Shoutouts.
I love the feature because each image introduces me to the work of another artist, their websites and galleries. Just to say it's a diverse group would be an understatement. The work is stunning and represents a group of passionate photographers.
It's time for you to meet New York-based, Michael Chinnici. Like many of you today, his love for the craft was ignited early on. It all started at age eleven with his father's Argus C3 and a basement darkroom. Visiting Michael's website, the first thing that hit me was the diversity of his images. Here's a little more about his background:
He enjoys the challenges that various photographic disciplines present. He is the Founder and CEO of Photo Workshop Adventures, a premier photo tour company offering photo-centric adventure vacations in over 100 destinations in over 50 countries. Currently, Michael is pursuing an ongoing visual storytelling project titled “Vanishing Cuba” which includes images from his 14 trips (and counting) to Cuba.
Click on his image above to see more of his work.
If you haven't visited the PhotoShelter website, it's time to check it out. They're a leader in helping artists present their work in a way that's unique, professional and always so clean! Plus, they're an incredible resource covering so many different aspects of business and imaging.
They also set the standard for being accessible, because they're dedicated to helping photographers build a stronger business. They're just a phone call away at 212-206-0808. While most questions are answered on their website, there's always a live body to help you. In a day when so many companies have gone to template email correspondence and robots to answer a call, PhotoShelter walks the talk!
Click on the banner below to find out more and best of all, start your free trial and take PhotoShelter out for your own test drive!
Image copyright Yvonne Renee Boyd. All rights reserved.
The photography industry is built on a foundation of creativity, passion, and friendships. Sure, great images are at the core, but it's the artists we meet along the way who help make each day in the industry a little more special.
Chamira Young and I, together with PhotoShelter, launched a new podcast series on January 17 called "Beyond Technique." Exploring the PhotoShelter website and blog, I was looking at their New Member Shoutouts. The first thing that hit me was the quality of the photographs, and the second, the diversity of the images.
It's time for you to meet Yvonne Renee Boyd, a talented photographer from Atlanta. There's a section of her bio that's typical of so many of the most creative artists we know. Photographers who started their journey in another direction, and along the way discovered photography.
..."she wanted to be a drummer in a rock and roll band...she went to college to study music and after graduation moved to Atlanta, where while realizing her dream of playing music she also discovered her passion for photography. After spending six years working in the studio of a commercial photographer, Yvonne opened up her own boutique photo lab. A decade later she made the decision to close the lab and began shooting her own work full time. She's been published nationally with advertising and editorial work; her prints have been purchased by private collectors as well as commercial clients...along the way she did play drums in rock and roll bands - still plays today."
If you've never visited the PhotoShelter website, click on the banner below. A leader in helping artists present their work, they're also an incredible resource covering so many different aspects of photography. They never slow down in their efforts to help you run a more successful business.
Best of all, they set the standard for being accessible. They're just a phone call away at 212-206-0808. Most questions are answered on their website, but there's always a live body to help you raise the bar for your business. I so appreciate their ability to walk the talk!
Image copyright Mikel Galicia. All rights reserved.
The most fun aspect of being in this industry has nothing to do with photography, but the people you meet and the passion everyone shares for the craft!
Mikel Galicia is in the SCU spotlight today. The fun part of the story is how we "met." Working with PhotoShelter on a new podcast series called "Beyond Technique," due to air on the third Wednesday of each month starting in January, I was looking through their website. I wandered into a very cool section called New Member Shoutouts. I went out for a scroll in cyberspace and found a lot of great images and decided to start sharing some of them here at SCU.
The first paragraph on Mikel's about page hits a unique aspect of his background, being a freelance writer as well as a photographer:
Mikel Galicia is a freelance writer and photographer in Dallas, TX. As a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, he has a strong background in journalism and has work published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Houston Press, Phoenix New Times, Central Track and more. Since graduating from college Mikel honed his craft as a sports and music photographer, but his skills extend beyond event coverage.
Interested in seeing more of Mikel's work? Just click on his image above.
If you've never visited the PhotoShelter website, click on the banner below. They're not only the leader in helping artists present their work, but a fantastic resource covering so many different aspects of photography to help you run a successful business, and they offer a free trial!
Best of all, when you need help, they're just a phone call away at 212-206-0808. I love a company who can walk the talk when it comes to Customer Service! Most questions are answered on their website, but there's always a live body to help you raise the bar for your business.
ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry this past August.
The dates have been announced for 2020 at the Palmer House in Chicago. August 11-14!
What a kick!
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.