|TPPG Monthly Meeting: I’m on the very far right
Even more lucky for me, I joined right as they were putting together Mini Seminars taught by some of Tally’s finest photographers. So here’s a quick overview of several of the seminars I attended in order to better what Poppie Studios has to offer you, my clients!
|How to Photograph Newborns: Kate Bellflower
The Anatomy of a Wedding: Mary Beth Tyson. We discussed how to take the ugly and and turn it into the beautiful: ugly spaces and venues, cluttered rooms, boring locations, timelines that fall behind and force you to shoot in the dark. Like she said, “Creating something out of nothing is what makes a photographer an artist.”
|Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Camera: Terri Smith
Selling Without the Sleaze: Olyn Long. Let me be honest with you real quick. It used to be terrifying to me to ask clients for money – even though I had done a service for them, therefore they owed me monetary compensation. With help from Olyn, we learned that when done well, selling is an opportunity to maximize the satisfaction of our clients. He helped us understand our position in the relationship between photographer and client: we are the experts our clients trust to not only create fantastic images but decorate their homes.
I attend seminars like these so that I can stay on top of my game, thus providing my clients with the best, most educated, up-to-date version of myself possible. Regardless of your profession, I would encourage you to find a support/networking group that you can learn from and grow with.