David Griffin on how photography connects us…

TED is devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

While not new (originally filmed in 2008) this talk is inspiring.  David Griffin, The photo director for National Geographic, knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

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Favorite Photos with Anna & Spencer

For the last six months Anna and Spencer have been featuring a series called Favorite Photos. They showcase an image and discuss how they shot it, what they were thinking, and why it’s a favorite. Spencer explained the original thought behind doing the series. It was to give any people visiting the blog a good sense of who they are along with their thought process on the images they capture.

Today we’re posting a favorite of ours, check out their blog for more of the 12 “Favorite Photos” so far.

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Pictage Podcast – Jared Bauman

We’re excited to bring you episode #47 of the Pictage podcast.  Hosted by Sara France, this episode features an enlightening conversation with San Diego-based photographer Jared Bauman.  Jared is getting married next month and he shares his observations from a client perspective, providing some valuable insights.  Sara also explores such topics as Jared’s growing educational outreach, and how he’s helping photographers across the country reach $100k+ annual profits on their photography businesses. 

You can listen to all the Pictage Podcast episodes via the player to the right, as well as by sorting through the “Podcasts” category here on the blog.  And, to subscibe to the podcast in iTunes and listen on your iPod, follow these simple steps:

1. Open iTunes 2. Click “Advanced” tab in top toolbar 3. Click “subscribe to podcast” 4. copy and paste: http://pictage.podbean.com/feed 5. All the episodes should then be playable on your iPod / mp3 player

    

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PartnerCon Speaker Spotlight

Meet Miami based fashion and wedding photographer Carlos Baez. Carlos will be speaking at Partner Conference this year but beyond that he will be hosting an “Exclusive VIP Nudoir (sm) Photography Workshop” while in New Orleans. This workshop is only open for 10 people and will be taking place on November 3rd from 9 to 12 PM.

One attendee will win a copy of Carlos’ DVD “See the Light”, a $150 value. For more information, registration, and payment visit Carlos’ blog here.

Carlos’ speaking session is titled “Rated MA: For Mature Audiences Only” and will be taking place on November 3rd at 10:10 AM. Watch the video below for Carlos’ very own explanation of the session and why you should plan on attending.

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For more details about Partner Con, speakers, and schedules visit www.partnercon.pictage.com.

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Pictage Podcast

This week Sara talks with photographer and This Week in Photography (TWIP) host Frederick Van Johnson about all the latest industry and tech buzz. Frederick also shares some details about his upcoming PartnerCon session titled, “Your website sucks, let’s fix it.”  In his session he will be discussing important elements of SEO and valuable and new industry-changing ideas.

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Pictage Podcast – Chris Williams

In this episode Sara speaks with New Orleans photographer Chris Williams of Zoeica Images.  Chris provides details about his recent assignment photographing the Dalai Lama in New York City, and how that opportunity came about.

For all of you planning to attend PartnerCon, Chris gives some great insight into the city of New Orleans and all the sites you need to enjoy, see, and photograph while you are there. Chris will be leading a very cool shooting workshop at PartnerCon and he also provides some details on what to expect!

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Pictage Podcast – The Value of Community

In this episode Sara visits the Pictage HQ to speak with Community Team members and photographers, Scott Anderson and Emily Engle. Learn more about how to best leverage social media to grow your business. Emily and Scott also touch on the value of the pro photographer community and how to benefit from all the knowledge sharing. And, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all the exciting plans and line-up for PartnerCon New Orleans!

    

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For more information about this year’s PartnerCon, visit the website.  Hope to see you there!

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Pictage Podcast – Roberto Valenzuela

This week Sara talks with Roberto Valenzuela about his unique journey that brought him to photography. Roberto touches on all that he’s learned along the way and his dedication to sharing with other photographers and helping build a community.

Roberto loves to challenge other photographers to become better, and in this episode he talks about how he does that. He also tells you a little about what to expect at his soon-to-come Pictage Partner Con Presentation. This insightful podcast will inspire and challenge you.

 

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To view more of Roberto’s work, visit his website here – http://robertovalenzuelaphotography.com/.

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Pictage Podcast – Mike Adrian

Today’s podcast features Maui Photographer and Hawaii PUG Leader, Mike Adrian.  Sara talks to Mike about the importance of branding, and additional steps he has taken to make his business so successful in just three years.  Mike also discusses how the current economic conditions have affected the destination wedding industry, and he offers tips on how to keep that part of your business afloat.

You can check out Mike’s work at http://www.mikeadrian.com.  

  

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Don’t forget to leave Mike some comment love, enjoy!

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Pictage Podcast – Jeff & Betsy McCue

On this week’s podcast Jeff and Betsy McCue of La Vida Creations discuss the tools and tactics within their business that really make a difference and have a positive impact on their image-making.  They share with us a behind-the-scenes overview of the evolution of their brand, and how their new website has effected their business.  

The McCue’s also talk about the value they derive from the Pictage Community, along with their choice of gear, and services that they  consider the secrets to their success.

 

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Make sure to leave Jeff and Betsy a comment and to learn more about them and La Vida Creations, check out their site — www.lavidacreations.com

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