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Ask & Learn Wednesday with Travis Broxton

Session Topic: “I Don’t Know How You Do It!” – Five figure weddings with zero employees and plenty of free time Travis will touch on running a boutique wedding photography studio and catering to a high end clientele with zero employees. He will discuss how he manages to get everything done on a timely basis and continues to exceed his clients’ expectations. Not only are his clients happy, but they’re in love with the pictures and product he delivers to them. With a willingness to spread the word, Travis’ clients are his biggest marketing evangelists. Learn how Travis avoids workaholicism and manages to keep a date night with his wife, attend fitness classes, and have “a life!” Bio:Travis Broxton Picking up his first “real” camera

Mingle with Engle & Juan Turcios

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? Since my roots are in Fashion photography I find that I’m always looking for dramatic imagery with strong shadowing, I like to take what I’ve learned in Fashion photography and adapt it to wedding imagery. I guess it’s a blend between fashion and something else, but there is always fashion in there somewhere!     What is a must read or must see? A must read is “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, It’ll change the way you look at life. Another great read is E=mc2, it sounds way brainier than it actually is; in reality it is a more of a biography of the famous equation. What are your work hours? Since I work

F-Stop Beyond Interview with Nathan & Amber!

Nathan and Amber are our Chattanooga PUG (Pictage User Group) leaders. Check out their interview with Ron Dawson of Cinematic Studios and F-Stop Beyond! Husband and wife team Nathan and Amber Holritz are walking personifications of a right-brain and left-brain. She’s the right-brainer. English major and artiste who had a natural gift for photography. Nathan is the left-brainer. He’s the money and business expert of the duo. Together they make an amazing team. Today’s interview is a veritable cavalcade of philosophical topics. Ron, Nathan & Amber cover everything from literature, to sushi, to art and the eye of the beholder, family life, and taking crazy chances in life to follow one’s dream. Click here to go to F-Stop Beyond with Nathan and Amber!

Sponsor Spotlight – Adobe

Why would you recommend Professional Photographers attend the conference? Events like WPPI which are very targeted at Wedding and Event shooters but can be somewhat overwhelming due to their size and the number of attendees. The Pictage Partner Conference tends to be a more intimate gathering — giving photographers more time to network and socialize with each other, presenters, and exhibitors. The common thread of being associated with Pictage helps push the strength of the overall Pictage community. Why are you supporting the Pictage Partner Conference? A large portion of the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom user base consists of Wedding and Event shooters. Pictage, being a leader in this space, has offered us the opportunity to speak directly to this constituency to ensure we’re providing

Ask & Learn Wednesday with Sara France!

Session Topic: “Work From Anywhere: Building a Remote Control Business” Sara will touch on her proven techniques for creating and maintaining a successful remote controlled business. Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to generate income from where ever you happen to be on the planet? Sara will answer questions on how utilizing todays technologies will help you become more efficient, more flexible, and profitable. Looking at how businesses might evolve in the future Sara will introduce you to emerging technologies that relate to the non-location based photographer. She will also talk about web-based services, social networking, utilizing devices, software, and more. Bio: Sara France Sara France is an international, award-winning wedding and commercial photographer based in Southern California. Her images have been featured

Mingle with Engle & N Phocus Photography

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? I try and keep it as fun and informal as possible. This way they are relaxed and more likely to experience true emotion which leads to perfect moments to capture. It’s all about the moments, however, the best moments are hard to catch. The more relaxed and comfortable your bride and groom are, the more moments you’ll have a chance to catch. I need to start hiring 2nd shooters!!! Is there anyone in LA who has nothing to do on a Saturday? What is your favorite thing about Pictage? The Free Album Designs of course! The people are cool too. We have a lot of fun at the events. I hear the LA PUG is

Speaker Spotlight – Jared Platt

We are very excited to have locked in a fabulous schedule of speakers for this year’s Pictage Partner Conference. We figure the more you know about what you will learn from each presentation, the better! Up until the conference, we will “spotlight” a different speaker each week. Thanks to Jared Platt for starting us off… Jared’s topic is “Get Inspired – An Entertaining Look at the History of Photography” What are the top 3 things you want attendees to take from your presentation? Going to Partner Con can be a bit of an overload for a photographer. So many presentations about what to do with your business, how to take better photos, how to blog, how to market, where to shop, what to say to

Ask & Learn Wednesday with Carlos Baez

Session Topic: See The Light: Passion, Fashion and Inspiration It takes more than numbers to keep yourself going in the wedding market, it takes deep rooted passion, knowing your style; where you came from and where you want to go. Don’t end up as a photographer having a “break down” due to lack of inspiration. Finding and listening to your inner voice can keep you going with as much energy and vigor as you did the first time you picked up a camera. Today’s wedding photography market is competitive, and shooting with available light is simply not enough to separate your imagery in the market place. With many photographers’ images looking the same, how can you stand out? Fashion photography is consistently molding what the

Tip of the Week with Justin & Mary

Business Cards Together, Justin & Mary form Justin Marantz Photography 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. Mary and Justin founded The Portrait House in 2006 as a worldwide fundraising mission to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. What do clients think when you give them your business card? Mary and Justin Marantz have customized their marketing materials to ensure that they stand out from the crowd. What does your card say about you? Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

Mingle with Engle & Emilie Sommer

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? My background is in newspaper photojournalism and I approach a wedding no differently than I would a news assignment- carefully and organically documenting the day without intruding or directing. What is a must read or must see? “Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism” by Howard Chapnick and “The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook: Finding the Time, Money, and Energy to Live the Life You Want to Live” by Paul and Sarah Edwards. What are your work hours? I have a new studio and have been trying to keep to a more normal schedule during the week (9:30a-6p) as I used to work non-stop when I operated out of my home. What is your favorite thing about Pictage?

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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!