Mike Larson Mingles with Engle – WPPI-Style

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One of the best things about WPPI is that everyone has something to learn. I was able to snag photographer Mike Larson away from our Pictage booth for a quick “Mingle with Engle.” Here’s what he had to say…

(Thanks Kenny Kim for the photo of Mike and me!)

What is your favorite thing about WPPI this year? So much going on, so many great people, so much inspiration. Its the springboard of connections, gear, new technology, innovation, and setting goals for the year. I don’t know a single photographer who went and didn’t come back pumped with new goals and full of energy for this upcoming year. Why is the Pictage booth a great opportunity for members to connect with speakers? As a photographer and a teacher, I am passionate about being able to share and connect. Inspiration is something that happens at WPPI, I think every photographer leaves thinking, …

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Ask & Learn with Richard Emmanuel

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No Studio or Office Space?

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Where do most of us meet perspective brides and grooms? In a perfect world we would ALL have amazing studio space or at least a great office; but, we don’t. So, where do we meet up with prospective clients that are interested in hiring us to shoot their weddings? Coffee shops? Nice hotels? Their home or apartment? Our home or apartment? And if we do meet them anywhere but an office-like location do we seem unprofessional?

I polled some friends and some Pictage photogs and this is what I found. If no outside office or studio: 54.5% are using coffee shops 18.2% are using nice local hotels 18.2% are bringing the bride and groom to their home 9.1% are going to the bride and grooms home

The photogs that were polled have never been told it is unprofessional or have lost business from meeting in such a way. On the contrary, they have been told it is …

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