I have blogged in the past about my involvement in the photography industry as an educator, an author and a mentor. I also recently announced that I am now sponsored by Fuji as a Fuji X-Photographer, and here are a few specific blog posts about my experience with Fuji camera gear:
I have always enjoyed speaking, teaching and inspiring other photographers. They say that the teacher often learns more than he students, and so as an educator, I have been able to fine-tune my own skills as a photographer.
I’ve been fortunate to have a number of great opportunities to share my knowledge with the photography industry. I blogged here about some top-class podcasts that I have been interviewed on, and then of course there is my sponsorship by Fuji.
Last night, I had the opportunity to be interviewed as a “photography expert” for Panasonic, talking about posing. The Lumix team has a “Lumix Lounge” booth set up at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Convention in Las Vegas, and the host, Frederick Van Johnson, had me on as a guest to discuss photography, posing, and making people feel comfortable. WPPI welcomes tens of thousands of photographers every year to their convention and trade-show who attend for three reasons – to be educated, become inspired and be immersed in everything photography.
It was an honour for me to be asked speak for Panasonic, and I hope I was able to share some insightful knowledge and inspire photographers around the world. I was in great company for the discussion – hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, I spoke alongside four other amazing photographers and industry leaders:
Here is the recorded version of the interview for you to watch from Panasonic’s “Lumix Lounge” YouTube page:
What does this mean for you, as my client or potential client? First, it shows you that I am seen as an expert in the photography industry, speaking to and inspiring thousands of other photographers around the world. I am constantly being asked to share my knowledge and skill as a photographer on behalf of companies such as Fuji and Panasonic. That should undoubtedly give you great confidence in my ability as a wedding and portrait photographer. Second, and most importantly, as I mentioned earlier, the teacher often learns more than the student. Through my journey as an educator, I have been able to really fine-tune my photographic skills which ultimately means higher quality and more impactful imagery for you as my client!
I know that I have many fellow photographers who also read my blog, and so the balance between writing for clients and writing for photographers is always an fine line. If you’re a photographer, I want to take a quick moment for a shameless plug. I recently announced a brand-new educational site for photographers called Sprouting Photographer. I’ll be writing articles, creating tools and resources as well as recording a weekly podcast geared towards the business of photography. If you’d like to dive deeper into the business of photography and the mechanics of how to run a successful photography business, I invite you to come on over and check us out on Facebook or at SproutingPhotographer.com.