When, as you may recall when you were young, running around with nothing on, not even a diaper, felt freer than a bird…
We were out on a Sunday family drive…and ended up hours away from home.
Stopped for a break by a cool old church in a tiny little village…
I had my camera and some black and white film.
Always shooting. I bring a camera with me always, everywhere.
I strip my babies close off and tell her to go check out the church……she runs to the huge wooden doors and tries to open them.
That was the moment I wanted. I grabbed a few exposures of the exposed little one, and eventually entered it into competition.
I titled it “Knocking on heaven’s door”.
It won a ribbon. Whoohoo…
There are two big lessons for you. One, always be shooting, even if you only bring a point and shoot camera with you.
School is never out for the pro.
It’s a good thing to constantly hone your skills.
And two, awards don’t amount to a hill of beans unless you like collecting trophies and ribbons.
Seriously. That was a “grab shot”.
Does not reflect what I create, for profit, day to day, in my photography business.
Fun, yes. Great to get recognition and feathers for my cap from my peers. Yea….all good.
But all ego based….
Sure, there is some publicity value in awards.
But it is miniscule when compared to the true power of publicity and what it can do for you and your photography business.
Publicity is the very root of branding and market position. It’s HUGE….
I created and gave an intensive presentation on this topic and created an extensive report on publicity as well.
It is yours, and so is the equivalent of the library of congress on marketing for photographers, in my marketing system I created.
I can show you how to maximize publicity for maximum profits and maximum long term growth and market position…..
The raw, uncensored naked truth to running a profitable photography business…..exposed. No Bull…
Yours in photography and success,