Interesting Links for October 26th, 2011
A few interesting links about Photography, Technology, Social Media, and Gadgets that I’ve come across recently. Some are smart, some are funny, and some are just plain dumb, but they are all interesting for one reason or another. Have a look and let me know what you think:
- Strobist: Backsplash on a Budget: Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz' <i>Water Angel</i>
"Water Angel" is one of the most amazing photographs I've seen in a long time. Learning a little bit about how it was created blew my mind!
- 9 Surefire Ways to Have Happy Photography Clients | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers
I definitely want happy, happy, happy photography customers. The best way to do that is clear communication. But there are some other tips here to help rectify a bad situation.
- Edit 500 Pictures in 4 Hours: My Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers
This photography workflow totally makes me cringe (because of the destructive edits and/or the massive file sizes that would result from editing everything in photoshop and then saving as TIF or PSD). But for some people this workflow would be awesome and very fast. I would rather do most of it in Lightroom, but that's just me!
- Using Customer Service to Enhance Your Client’s Experience | MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers
The more I talk to my photography clients the happier they are and the better they understand me and my business. Email is great as a reference to look back on, especially if they just want to remind themselves about they prices or packages that are available, but talk is king!
- Refer to you? I don’t even know you!
Totally off-topic for this website, but also important for working pros in any field. If you want to connect with someone online, be they a photographer or someone else in your industry, and whether it is LinkedIn, Twitter, or even FAce-to-Face, have a reason for doing so. Know what that reason is, and be prepared to explain it in such a way that you don't piss off the person you're trying to connect with!
- Lytro Camera Shoot Now Focus Later
Shoot now, focus later? Why do we even need photographers anymore?
- EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
Yes, of course I want the new Canon 1D X camera. It looks incredible. But I'm still incredibly happy with my 1D Mark IV and I won't be upgrading any time soon. Sadness.