If you look back over your career, regardless of how long you've been a photographer, you'll find milestone moments when somebody came into your life who made a difference. Meet one of my very special milestones, Arthur Rainville. We met years ago when he was teaching in San Diego and was just out for the day in LaJolla watching guys hang glide off the cliffs at Torrey Pines. Little did I know at the time what an inspiration and a good friend he'd become.
Years later Arthur and I both spoke to a group of photographers in Boston. Arthur did a presentation on creativity, which to this day is one of the best presentations I've ever attended. What makes Arthur's style so unique is his ability to source everything he talks about from his heart. I know that might sound like a funny way to put it, but his sincerity and passion for the craft, as well as his willingness to help artists develop their vision, makes him truly unique.
In this new podcast, Arthur and I talk about the importance of connecting with your clients and establishing the right connection before you start clicking the shutter! Arthur shared a lot of wonderful insight in this new podcast, but nothing beats talking to Arthur in person. If you see Arthur on the schedule for any conference you're headed to, run don't walk to grab a seat. And, when it's over make it a point to introduce yourself. Nobody gives a warmer handshake than Arthur!
A BIG thanks to Arthur for joining me on this new episode and to SproutingPhotographer.com. Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell created Weekend Wisdom and helped to kick off a friendship that continues to grow. After only eight months Sprouting Photographer got Best of iTunes' podcasts in 2014. They've now grown to be one of the most listened to podcast in photography!
They recently launched Sprout Studio. I grabbed this shot of Justin, Rob and Sandra in the booth at WPPI. Sprout Studio has some pretty amazing software, designed to get you organized and help you spend time savoring life, instead of chasing the clock to get everything done!
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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.