Today's episode is a little bit different. We going away from the usual listener submitted questions. I wanted to talk about customer service. In particular the first point of contact. I had a bride contact me and say that i was the first person that answered their enquiry. she had been emailing and calling for 2-3 days and i was the first one of answer. This is a worry! In today’s episode: Why Aren’t You Calling Your Customers Back? We discuss the topics: First … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t You Calling Your Customers Back? Don’t Be A Lazy Photographer
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Today’s question is from Dean who asks: Question: Creating a portfolio for my new web site I'm looking at career in photography. I need to building an online portfolio to attract future customers. Street photography, family portraits and headshots are my interests. What are your thoughts on hiring models vs real people. In today’s episode: Creating a portfolio for my new website We discuss the topics: Shooting for free Paid models make your job easier The added … [Read more...] about How to Create A Photography Portfolio For Your New Web Site
Today’s question is from Zane and he asks: Question: To cover a wedding successfully, Am i able to cover a wedding with either a 24 - 70 mm or 70 - 200 mm. Which one is more versatile? Would i be better to use a prime instead like a 50 mm Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: Getting ready photos Wedding ceremony photos wedding reception photos Wedding portraits, bridal photos and large group photos Prime lenses Extra Reading: Photo equipment for event … [Read more...] about What Is More Versatile 24-70 mm or 70-200 mm For Wedding Photography?
Today’s question is from Amy and she asks: Question: I am trying to maximize my time with 15 portrait sessions that I booked from a recent offer. Last year I had roughly the same amount of clients from a similar offer, but failed to do five of them. The Weather and the clients busy schedule resulted in lost money. My sessions are 1hr - 90 min long. What is the best time of day to get maximum amount of portrait session done. Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: Photography … [Read more...] about The Best Time Of Day For Portrait Photography | EP 032
Today’s question is from Mark and he asks: Question: My wife and I are taking a cruise in Europe for our anniversary. Since i’ve never been to Europe before I’m going to bring my Nikon D800 because of it’s image quality. My preference is to take as little as possible, but not sure what lens or if I would need a tripod or a laptop for backup? I use a D800 and I have 14-24mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, 24 - 70mm f2.8, 24 - 120mm f4, 70- 200mm f2.8, polariser and tripod Answer: Topics Discussed … [Read more...] about What Camera Equipment Should You Bring On Vacation | EP 031
Today’s question is from Benjamin and he asks: Question: The other day when downloading photos I noticed the folder system had some foreign characters and I could not access my photos. When I put the memory card back in the camera and tried to view the photos the word corrupt appear on the LCD Is it possible to get my photos back? Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: How to recover your photos Wait for the status light to stop flashing keep your cards away from … [Read more...] about How To Recover Corrupted Photos From Memory Cards | EP 030
Today’s question is from Paul asks: Question: I often get asked to photograph different events like parties and dance concerts for friends. They offer to pay me, which has made me wonder. What would be the least amount of equipment needed to start a photography business? The equipment I have is a camera body, 2 lens and a Macbook. Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: Minimum equipment required Backups Insurance Contract Website Related reading 18 Must Do Tasks … [Read more...] about How Much Equipment Do I Need To Start A Photography Business? | EP029
Today’s question is from Angela asks: Question: A couple booked me for their wedding. We hit it off straight away and the couple really like my photo journalistic approach. I am also super excited as their wedding is at a venue I've never photographed before. The problem is I received an email from the bride, after completing my standard forms. I have a section in one of my forms that asks are there any special request. What I receive was a huge list of photos to take throughout the … [Read more...] about What To Do When The Bride Gives You The Shot List From Hell | EP 028
Today’s question is from Mary asks: Question: I have a lifestyle blog, myidlemoments.com and I’m finding it difficult taking photos indoors with my mobile phone. The type of photos I take are of food for recipes or general how-tos. At the moment I’m reluctant to post any photos because they look so bad. My photos tend to come out dark, fuzzy or sometimes with strange colors. So my questions is, Is it possible to use my mobile phone to take photos for my blog, or will I … [Read more...] about How To Use A Mobile Phone To Take Photos For Your Food Blog | EP 027