Three Idea Thursday June 1

Three Idea Thursday June 1

These will become more prevalent as I continue to exercise the brain muscle. Working the 10 ideas a day from James Altucher’s great book “Choose Yourself”.

So here goes.

Three Idea Thursday, June 1

1. Photograph all of the Thai Food (Italian, Mexican, French – whatever floats you) Restaurants in your town and make a website guide with images of the food, building, interior. Do not charge the restaurants, but get their participation. Become known as THE food photographer by people who do food, not just editors and photography type clients.

2. Give away all of your iPhone shots. Or landscape? Or out-takes. Free. In fact – encourage bloggers to use them. Put them on a web page with a blanket “get them free” language and ask for people to use them on their blogs. Couple this with a pitch to shoot “professional” images at a rate that makes sense. NOTE: You absolutely MUST be on top of PR. This is YOUR STORY… rock it. (I did a Youtube on this here)

3. Like road trips? Do one every weekend. Document your journey… mileposts, food, bars, fun… but with your own quirky twist to it. Purchase fun, funky things that are one-offs. Build a website and show the trips, sell the one-offs at a profit. Use video, audio and of course photographs to get people excited about the adventure.

Yes, it’s been done before. Usually very badly. Yours has to kick ass.


(NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: I have no idea of these would work or not. That isn’t the point. The point is the idea that could come from an idea that is thought about critically. I think they have merit. I thought Vine was cool. There ya go.)

An Interview with Photographer LaRae Lobdell, Florida

INTERVIEW WITH LARAE LOBDELL, FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHER

ONE OF THE BUSIEST PHOTOGRAPHERS I KNOW!

MEET LARAE LOBDELL

For those who may not know, LaRae started her career in the Seattle area, and is now living in the Miami area. She has been a host on CreativeLIVE, shot many musicians and artists, and is now working with Polaroid University on a project to teach photography to beginners and intermediate shooters.

Recently she was in a very bad car accident, one that may slow most of us down. LaRae powered through it and is really back at it 100%. She is an inspiration for many of us.

I caught up with LaRae and we had a nice chat. I hope you enjoy the interview. She takes us through some of her images in the second half of the video.

“Failure is an essential and inevitable part of success.” – LaRae Tweetable.

LaRae’s Website

LaRae’s Blog

LaRae on Instagram

LaRae Lobdell Contact


 

8 WEEK PORTRAIT WORKSHOP ONE

One of the most popular workshops we do. This is an intense, shooting workshop where we study the work of 8 top level photographers to learn what they do, how they do it and why.

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8 WEEK STILL LIFE WORKSHOP

The students who take this class tell me they learn so much about shooting still life that it changes their approach to photography. An intense, but totally fascinating look at shooting inanimate subjects.

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Now Enrolling for Two Different 8 Week Photography Workshops

Now Enrolling for Two Different 8 Week Photography Workshops

If portraiture is your interest, we are starting the 8 Week Portrait Workshop 102 in January. There are still a few openings if you are interested. See the workshop page for more information on this unique class. Lots going on in that class, and if you love portraiture, you should check it out.

The second course is a brand new one we decided to call the 8 Week Still Life Class. Most likely because it is 8 weeks long and focuses on still life and table top work. This is somewhat new for us, so we are looking at other disciplines that could be brought into the 8 week structure.

These 8 week units have been very popular and we love teaching them. I hope you check them out if you are interested.