by Skip Cohen
To people outside the photography, it seems like a huge industry - after all, everybody knows a photographer or two. But inside the industry, it's a relatively small "family." We've all been to the same rubber chicken dinners together, been stuck in airports hanging out because of bad weather, waited in long lines at hotel check-in when the computers were down, and most important of all - we share so many mutual friends.
Well, it's time for you to get to know Scott Detweiler a little better. Scott started as an artist and painter and brought his style and skills into photography just a few years ago. Based in Milwaukee, he's now focused primarily on commercial and fashion work, being a noted educator and friend to so many other photographers in the industry.
And there's my favorite point - friendships. Scott and I talked before the podcast and discovered a bunch of mutual friends in the industry, as well as both of us teaching at Shutterfest over the years - but we'd never had the time to really talk. And extending the friendship theme even further, he joined Chamira and me for this new podcast on a suggestion from friends at Zenfolio.
Think about your website. The number of people on the Internet grows more and more every day, with over 90% of Americans having Internet access and over 313 million users nationwide. As a result, your website has the same impact as a bricks-and-mortar storefront twenty years ago. That's where Zenfolio came into the conversation as Scott shared his insight into his cyberspace "real estate."
You'll find more of Scott's work with a click on any of the images below. He's one of the most diverse artists in the industry. From his seniors, to fine art portraiture to his whimsical doll project and everything in between, he always exceeds expectations.
And check out Zenfolio for ideas on how to raise the bar on your website and give your "bricks and mortar" online presence the impact it deserves. Your blog is about what's in your heart, but your website is about what you sell. You've got to give your clients the same experience they enjoy when shopping at their favorite store. Zenfolio's just a click away on the banner below.
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.