Friends in photography,
I was chatting with my main droog and photo associate James Hodgins the other day.
He said something I thought kinda weird, dumb even.
“I feel like putting on a wedding seminar and teaching all the newbie wedding
photographers how to make money in their business.”
“Uh? But you don’t even shoot weddings anymore. Haven’t for like 5 years.” I queried.
“I know” he replied “But what I have to teach is still valid. I see so many doing so many mistakes and leaving so much money on the table.”
Good point. Matters not that he hasn’t shot a wedding in years.
(He’s super busy shooting what he loves shooting, mining, industrial
and all kinds of dirty toys and places…..ugh…)
“The photography is the easy part.” He explained. “It’s the experience you give the client, that’s what matters.”
And when you give them a great experience, you get paid more.
James gave me an example. A friend of his just shot a wedding, made peanuts and complained.
He complained that the photography wasn’t good enough. When if fact, it was.
“Give me the same images, I’ll make a thousand dollars or more, easy. You’re leaving money on the table…the photography is great. That’s the easy part.” He furthered.
Then he pulled out his phone and showed me some recent industrial images that he shot using his latest lighting strategy, one light.
Okay, okay, lighting, selling, whatever….James is about as hyper as a Chihuahua with ADHD on coke and coffees…. he’s passionate too. Loves the game and business of photography.
His images were stunning. So, I did the obvious thing. I invited as guess to the Lighting Mastermind that night so he could show everyone his goods.
We had a blast. Packed an hour and ten minutes with lighting strategies from REAL, genuine, legit PAID sessions.
James had so much fun he says he’s coming back. He wants to talk bid’ness and exlpain more on the “the photography is the easy part” concept.
Allllllrrrighteee. Let it roll. James will be back. Dates and details to follow….
Meantime, for all members, the replay for said Lighting Mastermind is here.
Not a member? Listen, the price is going UP! Right now it’s insanely cheap at $19.97 CA a month. (plus a 97. one time sign up fee)
That’s like .66cts a day.
Yours in photography and success,
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