by Skip Cohen
For many years, in everything I've written about getting the most out of a convention I've talked about never having a meal alone. Sharing a meal with other photographers is a great way to find solutions to the challenges of running a successful business and build your network.
Welcome to the f64 Lunch Bunch! Starting Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm EST and each day of next week a unique group of photographers will be sharing ideas to help you through the challenges created by the Coronavirus. Joining me will be Larry Becker, Scott Bourne, Steve Brazill, Don Komarechka, Robert Vanelli, and Chamira Young. And you never know who else might show up for lunch!
We'll be sharing ideas related to marketing, business, finding new avenues for revenue, partnerships, expanding your skillset and wherever else the conversations will take us. We've got only one goal - to help find new ideas during this difficult and unplanned down-time.
The diversity of the group covers just about every specialty in photography. And, just like the original Group f/64, recognized for the sharpness in the images they captured - we're hoping to help you fine-tune your focus as well!
"Group f/64 or f.64 was a group founded by seven 20th-century San Francisco Bay Area photographers who shared a common photographic style characterized by sharply focused and carefully framed images seen through a particularly Western (U.S.) viewpoint..." Wikipedia
So, grab a sandwich and join us for a social-distanced "lunch." Our intent is to be actively sharing ideas for 30 minutes each day. If at some point we need more time we'll either just keep going, or continue the discussion during the next lunch meeting. We also want to stay on point, and will do our best to share nothing but the most useful information. This is meant to be an interactive webinar, so we'll have the ability for up to 100 attendees to ask specific questions, which the panel will do its best to answer.
Here's the link: https://zoom.us/j/311493099
And one more thing to think about - this is an incredibly challenging and stressful time in all our lives. While I have a reputation as the industry cheerleader, I can't sugarcoat anything about what we're all experiencing. However, my wife has had the quote below in a frame on the wall of our home for years. Even though I've used it several times in the last week in previous posts, I can't think of a better foundation when thinking about the future.
is being sure of what you hope for
and certain of what you do not see.
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.