Sunday, July 28, 2019

Improve your Skills

Even though your a professional and you make your living doing what you do, it’s always great to go out and work with someone else to work on your skills and learn new things.  I’m not a big studio type photographer so was thrilled when two of my favorite photographers got together to put on a workshop.  Both very strong with studio photography and both amazingly talented with senior photography.

To stand out in todays OVER Saturated market of people with cameras you have to stand out, do things differently, this weekend I learned both of those, My photos will stand out and I will be working to do a few things differently.  I know my seniors in this upcoming year and years to come will be happy with the things we accomplish at their sessions to book your session, you won’t be disappointed 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Networking for success

Networking!  What is Networking?  Networking is using all avenues to help yourself get noticed to increase awareness to you as a business.  What are you doing to help network your business?

Social Media has become so popular to help bring awareness and eyes to your business; are you using social media to your advantage? Are you networking with fellow small business?  If your not you need to.

One of the ways to reach more people is to collaborate with some of the other small business owners you know.  I often times barter my photography work to other small business in the area.  In hopes that they advertise the photos I’ve taken to draw attention to their business also draws attention to mine.

Something I would like you all try to do to help each other is find someone to network with, if you are advertising another persons page, doing work for each other to help bring eyes to that person, a video, a photo anything to help each other out.  This week I plan to visit a few business in Sanger to collaborate and network in hopes that a photo or video will help bring more likes, shares and potential clients to Jo H Photography.

Give it a try and see how it helps you

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Setting Goals

As a photographer I wanted to challenge myself and One of the things I wanted to add is at least one out of state barrel racing event.

This year we (my booth assistant) and myself made the trip to Topeka Kansas to photograph for MR Barrel Productions.  This was my first trip up to Kansas to photograph and my first time to work with this promoter.

I was very impressed with MR Barrel Productions, as a vendor that works at an event you love what you do but you don't want to be there any longer than necessary,  Michelle and her crew were able to run 50 + an hour thru the arena which is not easy to do.

The arena personnel made sure we had everything we needed, No extension cords were pulled out and drug all over the arena, they had outlets that came down from the ceiling and dropped down on a pulley which sure made it easy for me to set up lights and not have to worry about taping cords to the concrete.

Last year I flew to Oregon and wanted to go back, but the more I thought about it the more I didn't want to have to worry about flying all my gear back up there.  So this year we opted to drive (7 hours to Topeka) and I am glad we made the drive.

The competition was fierce and I was able to make a lot of new friends on this journey.

Setting goals and working to accomplish them is one of the most satisfying things for me as a photographer.  On to the next goal