Intro by Skip Cohen
Since we started Weekend Wisdom, every guest has shared outstanding insight into some aspect of building your brand as a professional photographer. We always try and stay with just one central topic and then drill it down as far as we can to help you raise the bar on your business.
In this new episode with my guest, Tim Walden, we're focusing on the challenge of selling fine art portraiture. There are so many of you who honestly believe printed images are on their way out. Well, as Tim points out, they're definitely not, but you do have to present a product that's unique. Tim and Beverly Walden aren't selling prints, they're selling fine art.
Tim shares some terrific ideas in this new podcast, all focused on helping you position your work as far more than just photographs. Just click on the banner below to listen to the podcast.
Tim and Beverly Walden are no strangers on the SCU site. In fact, at the end of last month I shared some of their images in a special post, "The Art of Being Passionate, Diligent and Alert."
In this post I quoted Tim when I asked him what he'd say to people who think they're an "overnight success". I loved his response:
"People only see us on the back side - they don't see that it was a long, long time to build our business.. Making decisions can be quick, but the execution takes time. No decision is ever dead on - you have to steer in the water you're in. You have to stay passionate, diligent and alert."
The Waldens are two of the most passionate and finest portrait artists in our industry, but even more impressive than their skill set is their willingness to give back to the photo community. They're remarkable educators and never compromise on the quality of their images or their relationship with their students, friends and associates.
As always, a big thanks to SproutingPhotographer.com and its founders, Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell. They're creating incredible tools to help photographers build a stronger business. I couldn't be more proud to be part of Weekend Wisdom and a small part of their team.
Images copyright Tim Walden. All rights reserved.
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