Last month, many of you participated in our contest called “Your Best Shot of the Summer.” The theme encouraged you to share your most compelling, inspiring and fun shots from your summer season. Wow, we were amazed by the incredible images that you shared!
Tennessee-based photographer Robyn McIsaac won the contest with her heartfelt image entitled “Little Miss America.” For her creativity and efforts, Robyn won some sweet ShootQ prizes! But more important, she won the hearts of many viewers who saw her winning image.
Since ALL of your images inspired us – and your friends and families – we wanted to encourage even more discussion and sharing. So, we’ve created this blog post for you!
The winning image by Robyn McIsaac of Pix by Robyn
The runner up! Photo by Joshua Frith of Joshua Dwain Photography
Photo by Love and Life Photography
Photo by Stephanie Hunter-Drago of Stephanie
Have you ever had a sales lead fall through the cracks? Maybe a bride emailed you about her wedding, but her email got pushed down so far in your rapidly-filling inbox that you totally forgot to reply to her? We all know this feeling; it’s frustrating for you AND your prospective clients!
Losing track of leads can cost your business – big time. You may lose jobs when you don’t respond quickly to leads, or when you simply forget to follow up. How can you ensure that you’re keeping tabs on your leads, so you can turn them into paying clients?I. Centralize your notes
When you get a new lead, enter it into some kind of system (ShootQ, Excel, etc.) ShootQ is ideal because it checks for date conflicts and automatically fills out all the fields for you and creates a contact card for that person.
Anne’s search for a solution that would streamline her growing photography business led her to ShootQ. Because of ShootQ, Anne has been able to set up a faster booking process, better contract management, and streamlined business operations.
In this case study we’ll explore:• Why early investments in your business do make a difference. • How keeping track of your business in one place, with access from anywhere, streamlines operations. • Why it’s important to find the best solution to manage a thriving photography business. • How to quantify the savings ShootQ provides.
Before finding ShootQ, Leeann Marie was in search of a tool that managed all aspects of her new photography business. Now that she has ShootQ, she’s able to run her business like a well-oiled machine, saving time and headaches in the process!
In this case study, we’ll take a look at Leeann Marie’s business and explore the ways that:• Investing in your business upfront makes a big difference • Cloud-based services accelerate the speed of your business • Time savings allows for more bookings and work-life balance • Smooth operations lead to successful and thriving businesses
Photo: Joe BuissinkSubmit Your “Best Shot of the Summer,” and Get a Chance to Win $1,958 in Prizes.
It’s easy to enter. Just send your “best shot of the summer” to firstname.lastname@example.org between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21, 2013 (web-res jpg format). Please include your address (city and state) with your submission. Once the submission period closes, we will upload all eligible submissions to an album on the ShootQ Facebook page and promote the voting period, from Sept. 22 through Sept. 28, 2013. Share with friends, family and colleagues to garner “likes” for your submission. The image with the most “likes” by the end of the voting period wins!
Make sure you include a logo or watermark in the lower right-hand corner of your image to get more exposure for your studio. We also encourage you to share the call for entries Facebook post and tag ONE photographer friend who inspires or