Happy New Year!

We hope you have a wonderful, save, fun, and happy New Year!

We’re taking another break from our podcast and videos due to the holiday, but if you aren’t caught up, below are all the podcasts from 2008.

 Also, be sure and check out Pictage TV on You Tube!

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Another Pictage Tip – Kristin Greenlee

Today’s tip is from Kristin Greenlee on how to utilize our Companion books.

Kristin is based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, where she has established Kristin Greenlee Photography. She also happens to be our Dallas PUG leader! Kristin describes her style as emotional photojournalism that honors traditions. She strives to capture evocative heart-felt images with honesty, but also realizes that those more traditional portraits have a time-honored tradition in families’ legacies.

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Mingle with Engle and Christine Lee Smith

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Today’s mingle is with the lovely Christine of CLS photography…

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? I’ve struggled this year to define my style and brand. What I’ve come to realize is the more I understand myself, as a person, it’s easier to identify what makes my business and photography unique. I’ve learned that my journey to discover who I am deeply translates into my photography style; and that simplistic systems of running my business are key to my success. So, for me it boils down to being real, with my art and clients, and being timeless.

What is your favorite thing to photograph? People, more specifically my hubbie, Matt

What is a must read or must see? Dane Sanders’ Fast Track Photographer, John Millers’, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question and my newest favorite Seth Godin’s Purple Cow.

What is your favorite thing about Pictage? My favorite thing about Pictage hands-down is the community it …

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Pictage Podcast with Louis Gabriel

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Today we’re happy to bring you another one of our talented photographers, Louis Gabriel, known for his fashion and glamour work. Join him as he reveals the very simple truths behind what is truly needed to create photographs that are stunning enough to appeal to mass audiences. Using his own experiences as an example, Louis proves that it’s how a photographer thinks – and not merely what he or she knows – that plays an important factor in how his or her photographs will turn out.  

(Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, check out last week’s podcast with Liana Lehman.)

We decided to take Ask & Learn Wednesdays one step further and create a “get to know you” Podcast. Each week Sara France will personally interview industry leading photographers.

This week we feature Pictage Photographer Louis Gabriel on the topic “Learning the True Secrets of Creating Iconic Images for Fashion and Glamour Photography.” Check out …

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Today’s Tip – Justin & Mary on Blogging

We have a few more tips from our talented Pictage members that we haven’t posted yet.  Stay tuned for more in the next few weeks!

Together, Justin & Mary form Imagine Imaging in Hartford, CT.  It is one of the fastest growing studios on the east coast!  They are also the leaders of our very own Harford PUG!  Their work has been featured in Brides magazine, Grace Ormonde and La Bella.  Recently, Mary and Justin founded the Portrait House in 2006 as  a worldwide fundraising mission to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.

Today, Justin & Mary Marantz talk today about the importance of a custom blog.

Today’s tip is brought to you by Cinematic Studios.

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Ask & Learn Wednesday with Liana Lehman

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Please join us for this week’s Ask and Learn with Liana Lehman, Live on the Forums today, December 10th, 4pm – 6pm Pacific Time.

Session Topic: “Money, Lies, and Photography ” Find out what you need to know in order to keep more of your hard-earned cash! Liana will unveil the truth about money and photography and how to make money work for you. Find out how to get to the “Big Equation” that will determine the success or failure of your business financially. Also learn the mechanics and tricks to pricing profitably so that you’re sure to make money off of every transaction.

Bio: Liana loves her life and career! She is honored to spend her time shooting destination weddings in the US and abroad, speaking at major industry conventions, and helping other small businesses in her spare time. She recently become an Approved Business Instructor (ABI) for PPA, and is currently one …

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Pictage Podcast with Liana Lehman

Today we’re happy to bring you Liana Lehman, another extremely active photographer in our community, well known for her small business management and marketing sense.  Join her as she discusses what you need to know in order to keep more of your hard-earned cash! Liana will unveil the truth about money and photography and how to make money work for you. Find out how to get to the “Big Equation” that will determine the success or failure of your business financially. Also learn the mechanics and tricks to pricing profitably so that you’re sure to make money off of every transaction.

 (Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, check out last week’s podcast with J Sandifer & Emilie Sommer.)

We decided to take Ask & Learn Wednesdays one step further and create a “get to know you” Podcast. Each week Sara France will personally interview industry leading photographers.

Each Tuesday we will post a video intro …

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Ask & Learn Wednesday with J Sandifer & Emilie Sommer

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Please join us for this week’s Ask and Learn with J Sandifer & Emilie Sommer, Live on the Forums today, December 3rd, 4pm – 6pm Pacific Time.

Session Topic: “Brand Envy” Since the advent of digital and the influx of new photographers into our industry, it’s vital to distinguish yourself and your business from the pack. Build a strong brand that inspires loyalty and trust in your current clients and provides a level of familiarity and comfort to help to draw in potential customers. Your brand should increase your prominence in the marketplace and be consistent across your communications. Your brand should allow you to market yourself virally… to keep your name on the tips of the tongues of those that can refer you. Using simple techniques to get your name in front of your supporters to reinforce your brand can help differentiate your business from others in your marketplace.

Bios: For four years, …

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Pictage Podcast with J Sandifer & Emilie Sommer

Today we’re happy to bring you J Sandifer & Emilie Sommer, two very well known photographers within the community. Join them as they discuss building a strong brand that inspires loyalty and trust in your current clients and provides a level of familiarity and comfort to help to draw in potential customers. Your brand should increase your prominence in the marketplace and be consistent across your communications. (Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, check out last week’s podcast with Mike Larson.)

We decided to take Ask & Learn Wednesdays one step further and create a “get to know you” Podcast. Each week Sara France will personally interview Industry Photography leaders, our very own Pictage Partner Conference speakers!

Each Tuesday we will post a video intro and the full podcast here on the blog. Then you’ll have a day to listen to the interview and think of all the questions you can …

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