Mingle with Engle & Anne Ruthmann

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This week I got to chat with one of our photographers who is well known in the community and our brand new PUG leader in Boston, Anne Ruthmann!!

What is your favorite thing to photograph? Uninhibited people just being themselves and doing what they love… I couldn’t pick one because they come in so many varieties!

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? I actually feel like it’s up to other people to define my style and brand.  I just keep doing what I love and hope to attract the people who connect with it and love it too!

What is a must read or must see?  Books: Griffin & Sabine, Freakenomics, The Last Lecture Movies: Amelie, Garden State, An Inconvenient Truth

What are your work hours? You mean this isn’t a 24 hr job?

What is your favorite thing about Pictage? Permanent archive storage and “instant” FTP download service.  I can’t tell you how tremendously this …

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Pictage Podcast – Corey McNabb

Today we bring you a podcast interview with the talented Corey McNabb.  On this episode, Corey will demonstrate how he leads his clients towards larger packages, directs the conversation towards common interests in order to relate to them, and finally, motivates them by giving incentives to upgrade.

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

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.

As you know, 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 come up with for the Ask & Learn tomorrow at 4pm!

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

Check out Corey’s video first, then download …

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Mingle with Engle – Justin and Mary Marantz

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This week I got a chance to Mingle with lovely couple Justin and Mary Marantz, lucky me!

What is your favorite thing to photograph?  Cooper!

What is a must read or must see? Hmmm…can we have 3?? The three books that I think EVERYONE should read are “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, “Talent is Never Enough” by John Maxwell, and ” Your Best Life Now” by Joel Osteen. All of these books have signaled BIG milestone turning points in our lives, when the stars aligned and we were reading these books just when we needed to most. They have changed the way that we see ourselves, the way that we see & treat others, and what we see as our calling for the future. All of these books share a common thread: that a life worth living is one where you invest in others not just yourself. They …

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Pictage Podcast – Jared Bauman

This week our podcast is with one of our photography business experts, Jared Bauman.  On this episode, Jared will discuss among other things how to launch your business into a successful “auto-pilot,” built to survive no matter what state the economy is in. Using foundational business principles, goal setting, and cost analysis, you’ll learn a systematic approach to structuring your business for higher profit margins and more freedom, no matter what your goals are.

(Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, check out last week’s podcast with Justin and Mary Marantz.)

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.

As you know, 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 …

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Mingle with Engle & Joanne Bartone

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Today’s Mingle with Engle interviews the lovely Joanne Bartone…

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? My work is…artistic, beautiful, trendy, haute, passionate, emotional, inspiring, thought-provoking, tender, exciting, memorable, rich, abstract…my many moods come through visually in my work depending on the assignment and the client!

What is a must read or must see? Don’t get me started!!  Movies: anything by director Pedro Almodovar – I love black comedy but also love the “chick-flicks” too: Out of Africa, Pay it Forward, The Notebook, Mama Mia.  Books: “Think + Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino, “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran, and on, and on, and on…!

What are your work hours? Well, it seems as if I work all the time so I’m taking pro-active steps to get and have a life this year by reducing my work load through better scheduling/management and outsourcing.  I’ve stopped …

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Pictage Podcast – Millie Holloman & Davina Fear

Today’s podcast is with two very well known Pictage photographers Davina Fear and Millie Holloman.  Join them as they share the lessons they’ve learned on how to recruit, hire, train, motivate, manage, and grow their teams into high-spirited, high-functioning support systems. Scheduling, boundaries, discipline, operations manuals, money, dress codes and more…

(Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, check out last week’s podcast with Justin and Mary Marantz.)

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.

As you know, 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 come up with for the Ask & Learn tomorrow at 4pm!

Check out Millie and Davina’s video first, then download the …

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Justin and Mary Marantz Pictage Podcast

Today’s podcast is with our favorite Hartford PUG leaders, Justin and Mary Marantz, who are experts when it comes to creating a lasting impression with clients, vendors, photographers, and friends. Join them as they discuss ALL NEW ideas for making your clients & vendors love you and rave about you to everyone they know. This brand of loyalty translates into the kind of “super-referrals” that takes all of the work out of future bookings. It’s time to shift the dynamic and actually pick and choose the clients you want to work with.

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

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.

As you know, each Tuesday we will post a video intro and the full podcast here on the …

Read more →