Importance of Selling Products to your Clients | by ANGIE FRANCIS of Portraits by Angie Lane

Fifteen years ago I had a four-month old baby girl and a fledgling business. I had a beautiful image of Kayla that I wanted to get custom framed for our home. So I took the image to the local chain-framing store and got a quote. And I was rendered speechless. At the time I only offered a few collage frames to my clients, and had no intention of ever offering custom framing. Until that moment.

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CACTUS GARDEN SHOOTOUT

I am so excited that there was so much interest in doing a shootout in the Cactus Garden, located at the Stanford Campus! The tones and textures are amazing, something you will truly appreciate while having the opportunity to photograph styled models.

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CONFESSIONS OF A PHOTOGRAPHER | A True Story

I need to share these thoughts and actions with you.  Why?  Because you’re going to understand.  Only fellow photographers will understand the depth of my guilt and the ways in which I’ve been wrong.  I only ask this of you-don’t judge me.  At some point, you have either done one of these or you will do one of these.  My hope is that you never will.  But if you do, just know that someone else has been there and feels your pain.  Okay, I’m ready now.

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POSING NATURALLY | A Blush Resources Online Workshop

Posing is often thought of as doing exactly what the photographer says and looking directly at the camera with that perfect smile. But posing is so much more than you probably realize. Do any of the below thoughts ever go through your mind when you are photographing a client, whether it’s a family, a mom to be, a senior or young children?

  • I never know what to tell clients when posing them.

  • What are they supposed to do with their hands without looking awkward?

  • My clients always look stiff and I don’t know why.

  • How can I get my clients to look natural?

  • I want my clients to have fun when I’m taking their picture but I don’t know how to do that.

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4 Tips to Perfect Lighting

Let’s talk about lighting.  I love backlit shooting.  Not sure what that is?  That’s when you have the sun behind your subject and you are shooting towards the sun.  It creates a very sun drenched photo, but you have complete control over the amount of sun that comes into your camera and the artistic effect it can have on your photos.  

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The Inspire Retreat

The Inspire Retreat

An amazing experience that will leave you inspired to be a better photographer and person. This retreat isn’t just about posing or branding, although those will be covered. This time together is about inspiring you in ways that will leave you feeling like you can make your dreams come true.

When:

July 19th-21st, 2019. We will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Where:

Redding, Ca., near Shasta Lake

(You will want to fly into the Sacramento or Redding airport)

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THIS ONE SIMPLE MISTAKE HAS COST ME HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!

I do IPS for my full sessions.  What does that mean?  It means that when a session is done, I edit and set up a date for the client to view their edits in person, with me by their side, to help them choose prints and products that they want.  This generally helps increase your sales and is great if you have the time, space and desire to bond more with clients by giving them a full experience. 

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A BLUSH WORKSHOP | JUNE 23, SUTTER CREEK, CA.

We want you doing things RIGHT.  Price yourself the way you should (you'll hear how Angie and I both do things, which is different, but profitable), learn how to market yourself, learn what to do once you have a client that wants to book you and more!  And when we're all done with that, we'll eat, because you know, ya gotta eat!  Then we'll go outside and take amazing pictures.  We've thought of every detail. 

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A Photography Foundation Workshop | June 23 Location: Sutter Creek, Ca.

When a house is built, you can have the best wood for the walls, the finest furnishings, the prettiest colors for paint and your favorite photos adorning the walls.  But if you don't have that home built on a solid foundation, it will crumble.  It may not happen right away, but it will happen. 

The same is true with your business.  IF you do not learn the basics of running a photography business, you won't succeed.  The Foundation, the basics, are what you're going to learn in this workshop.  You may be a newer photographer or you may have been doing this for awhile, either way, so many of you will benefit from spending this time learning. 

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