Thursday, January 29, 2009

Headshot Thursday, Redux

Now that the general craziness of the holidays is past, we are back to doing headshots for Betsy's Affiliate Referral Network on Thursdays. Today brought Renee and her lovely daughter to the studio, followed by Bill.

These are quick sessions, but they turn out nicely nonetheless.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just got back from Steeler country!

This past weekend I spent some time in Steeler country. The place is crazed for their boys- with terrible towels being hung in windows and doors all over the place. I was in Pittsburgh to speak to the Triangle Association of Photographers at their Winter Meeting. I was presenting on Lightroom, and had a very receptive and attentive crowd. And very hospitable. They are a fun bunch, and I really enjoyed speaking for them.

Sadly, I have no pictures to post. But it was definitely an enjoyable time, and I would love to return to present a longer program.

Has it really been this long?

It's really been a busy time for us. First was Imaging USA in Phoenix, Arizona. My first time in the desert southwest, but definitely not my last. I only wish we had more time and could have explored a bit. Next time we are heading to Sedona for sure.

Imaging USA is the great convention and trade show for the Professional Photographers of America. There are classes to help us improve our craft and our businesses, lots of time for networking with other photographers, a chance to see our colleagues from other parts of the country, and a great trade show with all sorts of ways to spend your money. It is a blast!

There's also an awards ceremony, and I was privileged to receive acknowledgment of my Photographer of the Year award on stage in gorgeous Symphony Hall.

Yours truly in the print exhibit with my entries.

Yes, it was nice and warm!

A view of the tradeshow floor from atop the WHCC booth.

The architecture was awesome and the sky so blue! And no clouds.

The two of us, just after the awards ceremony.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

No fuss, no muss

Getting a professional portrait done at Studio Mark Emile is easy, quick, and affordable. Two examples from yesterday: a group and an individual. We won't eat up your valuable time by not being ready for you. You come in, get yourself ready, and we position you and take the shots and you are on your merry way. This doesn't have to be like a trip to the dentist, and at Studio Mark Emile, we make the process as painless as possible. You will enjoy the experience and have a high quality result, one that will be a boon to your marketing. Leave the "point and shoot" portraits to the pretenders and dabblers. If you are serious about your business and your image, come to a professional.