NoBs Digital Dogbowl
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October 2011 Digital Dogbowl
INFERNO: The Photography Workshop In Nashville 2011
Mark November 18-20, 2011 on your calendars. It's going to be another scorcher of a workshop with the boys from NoBS! Get ready for three days of intensive, no-nonsense photography training unlike anything you've ever experienced. Did we mention that this year Photography School House is joining in on the fun as well? They have become well known as a leader in photographic education with their Ditto Cams, webinars, and events with many of the best known successful photographers in the industry.
This is a can't-miss workshop. You will learn how to grow your photography business and get insider secrets from some of the best sources in the industry. What won't you get? Egos, prima donnas, bull, and hype. You'll get the whole truth and nothing but. Nothing is sugarcoated. You will leave this workshop with more information than you can wrap your head around and your business will thank you for it, over and over.
Speakers at this year's Inferno will include Sandy Puc, Warne Noyce, Amy Coe, Robert Provencher, Andy Armstrong, Kyle Brady, and Kerry Allan.
To see the schedule as well as get registration information, go to this Inferno Link .
Photo of the Month Winner: Bob Bossinger
Congratulations go out to our latest winner, Bob Bossinger (aka Darkhunny). Here's his story behind this shot:
"I met this couple on their first date. It happened to be at a wedding I was shooting. At the end of the night I said the the woman. When you all get married look me up. A year later I get a call. We are getting married can you photograph our wedding. I said No prob!
When I did their E-session I found out the husband has the attention span of a flee. 1 possible 2 good shots and he is off. It is not all bad because his facial expression are the best.
Well as I do to all my wedding clients, I tell them to make sure you contact me when you are expecting. He said oh HELL no they aint having any. A year later I get a call. They are expecting. I did their maternity shoot and then this was the new born session.
Dad was holding her so sweet and I got the shot he jerked just a little and said Rut roh!!! I pulled up in time for ....
"My little girl don't smell like roses!"
Hot Topics On The Forum
- Selling digital files - a difficult subject
- Pin-Up-A-Looza- the story so far
- Senior moms with cameras... do you say anything?
- The customer presentation - Question
- What camera stand?
"I'd like to have an open, honest discussion about selling digital files. I know it's a tricky subject, but I think it's an important one... It was when I attended the Inferno last April, and then joined NoBS that I realized how much more money people were making selling prints after the fact than we were selling digital files up front. I quickly changed all our pricing to prints, found a lab, and we changed our model to the one that you most commonly find here on the forum. We've had mixed success." Selling Files
"Having a blast out on the road though. We've had great models and a ton of fun. For those of you that don't know, I'm shooting models live on stage, messing around and having my usual silly hijinks, then Sandy is doing some marketing and sales while I prep a few images. I then do a live retouching demo. " Pin-ups
"I had two senior sessions this week where the mom's were right behind me with their own cameras (one with her iphone, the other with a point and shoot) shooting away on all of our outdoor locations. And it wasn't as if they shot one or two shots of me shooting (as if to document "the experience"). They were snapping EVERY setup, EVERY location, EVERY pose... With one of the mom's it didn't seem to matter. She still purchased our 30 pose package at $1895. But the other mom only purchased the minimum collection at $399 for 5 poses. Doesn't seem fair to have her shooting over my shoulder and then purchasing the minimum collection, does it? " Senior Mom
"I have a question for the forum. How do you present your images to your customer for the first time? Say you do a family shoot, Mom, dad, and 2 kids. You shoot the group and the individuals and in between... Do you process the 50-75 images you took and show all of them as if they were the finished product? Or do you process a few of them so the get the look and feel of it and then show them the SOOC (or slightly processed) images?" Sales Session
"I would like to purchase a camera stand preferably on wheels. I need something that is easily and quickly adjustable. Any suggestions what has worked for you? I find kids respond best when they can see my face and the tripod I have is ancient and a pain in the hiney to adjust during a session with a moving toddler." Stand
Official Inferno Thread
Here it is, your official Inferno thread featuring updates and info on next month's Inferno in Nashville. Click on this link to get the down low on the can't-miss workshop of the year.
Webinar Recap: Jaco Fourie
Last month, we were treated to a special webinar with one of South Africa's top wedding photographers, Jaco Fourie, who also happens to be a long-time NoBS member. If you happened to miss the webinar, here you can find the link to rewatch it here.
Monthly Success Interview
Last month, Rob interviewed none other than Michelle Rudland, a long-time NoBS member and a successful photographer from North Dakota. Click Interview to hear her unique story.
Outdoor Family. Find your background.
NoBS co-founder James Hodgins is well known for his clean, crisp looking family portraits. How does he do it? He purposely goes looking for just the right background. In this vid, he'll show you his thought process and results. Video
Rob's Enchanted Fairy Portraits On PSH
In case you missed Rob's live demonstration of how he does his fairy portraits on Photography School House (PSH), you can catch it here on NoBS. Click this link to watch it.
Family Portrait Triangulation Video
Watch as James shows his process for triangulation posing during an actual portrait session. Here's the NoBS link.
Commercial Photography: Hotel Shoot
Here Rob shows us how he approaches a commercial shoot for a local hotel. Click this link to see Rob at work.