Gary Fong shows how to convert a tripod into a much more sturdy, and faster-to-use lightstand for off-camera flash.
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Noticed that we’ve been adding bride focused articles on wedding planning and inspiration? Use any of these articles to forward to your current brides to help them with their wedding, and more importantly, build and sustain your relationship with them.
Most wedding professionals do not have regular contact with their clients between the time they are hired and the actual event. This is an opportunity for you to stand out as the one professional who actually cares enough to keep in touch and help them in the process. This goes a long way to strengthen your relationship with them, which pays off big when they are talking to their friends and families on who to hire. Did you know that when a person is planning a wedding they come in contact with many others who are planning a wedding at the same time? You’ll want your bride talking all about how great you’ve been, keeping in touch and helping them.
As a member of WeddingPhotoUSA you can always use our content to share, email or print and mail, adding a personal note that says “just thinking of you and thought this would help with your wedding planning ideas”. Do this at least once a month leading up to their wedding and you’ll be their top rated professional, the one they shout about! Best of all we create all the content and all you need to do is send it out.
Finally, if you are hearing about a particular challenge or topic that brides are interested in, let us know about it so we can research and create an article for you to be their hero.
As professional photographers we are all lured by the siren’s song on the latest and greatest equipment. It is very easy to get caught up in all the new gear and incredible products that are available in our ever-evolving industry. I’m just as guilty as the next shooter who drools over the latest DLSRs, but the truth is, I can take just as BAD a picture with the top-of-the-line DSLR as I can with a compact camera. The most expensive, shiniest, newest, fastest piece of equipment will always be a poor substitute for talent and technique.