Friday News Round Up

Here is your Friday News Round Up, a group of useful blog posts that we have read throughout this week that might be worth the read for you on this Friday afternoon or throughout the weekend. So take a second, get comfortable, get a cup of coffee, grab your favorite Apple product, and enjoy these articles from out in the photography community and beyond. Also included at the bottom of this post are links to the posts that we have had on the Pictage Blog this week, just in case you missed them. Enjoy!

From the Community

Camera Dojo- “Photoshop CS5’s Lesser Known Enhancements”

Photoshelter- “Your Photography Blog Ain’t No Online Journal”

A Photo Editor- “iPad- Magazine Savior, Portfolio Replacement or a Complete Waste of Time?”

Mashable- “Apple Didn’t Kill Flash, HTML5 Did”

Jim Collins- “Thoughts for New Photographers”

Liana Lehman- “Why my husband calls me “Debt Dominatrix”  (My Debt Story) On the Pictage Blog

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Pictage Podcast – Simon Anderson

This week on the podcast Sara heads to the Pictage headquarters for a conversation with Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Anderson.

Simon shares tips on innovative ways for photographers to maximize their profits and provides specific ideas and suggestions on:

Creating customized pricing and packages Unique approaches to build business through referrals Maximizing the value and usage of your blog, slideshows and online marketing channels The nuances of up-selling and more….

Simon also shares details about new and upcoming Pictage products and services, including future integration with other online platforms.

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Pictage Podcast with Tasra Dawson

This weeks podcast features Tasra Dawson as she talks about how her life has changed in the last year with the start of her new company, Teen Identity and the development of TasraMar.com. 

Tasra also talks about how she has been challenged and inspired to create a movement, tasra365.  Tasra and Sara also discuss how to prepare for WPPI and what can help make it successful and manageable.  Get all of this great insight as well as hear about all the inspiration that is spreading though the industry on this weeks podcast.

  

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Check out Tasra in the Pictage Community here.

WPPI: Women’s Panel

Inspire.Pictage.Com: Transform Your Vision and Outlook

Pictage Blog: Don’t Stop Believing

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Pictage Podcast with Dane Sanders

This episode of the Pictage Podcast features an inspiring conversation with Dane Sanders.

Dane and Sara talk candidly about the year in review, what has happened in the photo industry and how to prepare for 2010. Dane also talks about the value of community and plans for the year ahead. Don’t miss out!

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Pictage Podcast with Melissa Jill

In this episode Sara France talks to Melissa Jill about her new website, her upcoming workshop, and how she is changing the way she does albums and the reasons why. Melissa also shares her strategy for her new website and online presence. Don’t miss out on this podcast.

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Pictage Podcast with Mike Larson

In today’s podcast episode, Sara talks with Mike Larson about his experiences as a world traveling speaker and photographer. Through this podcast Mike shares valuable insight into the lives and practices of photographers around the world and what similarities these photographers share with photographers in the United States.  Mike has recently been traveling to different Pictage User Groups all over the nation, and in this unique podcast he shares some of the main points from his PUG talk that will get you excited for his visit to a city near you.

For up to date information on the Mike Larson PUG Tour (such as dates he has visited and will be visiting soon) visit the Mike Larson PUG Tour tab at the top of this page. Or click this link to take you there.

Listen to this podcast below and be sure to show Mike your support by leaving him some comments!

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Pictage Podcast with Grant Oakes

In today’s podcast episode, Sara talks with Grant Oakes about his specific approach for reaching the high-end market without the need of a physical studio space.  He also provides practical tips for growing your business, and also outlines various strategies for building your online presence and enhancing the presentation of your work.

Listen below and make sure to leave Grant some comment love!

  

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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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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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