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A totally different Sunday show

A totally different Sunday

Having two professional photographers in the family means there times when we are both like fish out of water. This weekend was my turn.

In a small business you have to be constantly marketing, my experience from my past business was if you took your foot off the gas when you were busy, a natural lull would come shortly after.

In small businesses this is known as feast or famine syndrome.

And it’s not good. Not good for your health, your bank balance or your relationships.

I’ve run small businesses 20 years this year, there’s been a lot of storms to weather, but most are survived with keeping the wheels of business turning by marketing.

Leanne is a family and newborn photographer, a rather good one (www.leannedpphotography.co.uk), so as Easter approaches we’ve been out making sure her marketing is seen as many places as possible.

It’s all about being seen. Everywhere. Regularly

With thousands of marketing messages thrown at us hourly and a world of social media, it’s great to have a stand at baby shows. You get to ask questions, tell stories, laugh and really connect with people.

You can also show the beautiful pieces of wall art, and show how important it is to get work printed and hang it on the wall.

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MPA Training Day at Epson UK

MPA Training Day at Epson UK

Regular training for professional photographers is really quite important.

It helps you perfect your technique. Gives you ideas to explore. But most of all it gives time for reflection and growth.

Throughout the year the Master Photographer Association hold regional and national training days for a diverse number of genres.

Today, I attended the MPA Training Day at Epson UK hosted by Chairman and CEO Ray Lowe.

Epson UK’s Hemel Hemsteds’ headquarters was the perfect venue. Close to 120 photographers from across the country, congregated for seminars by two top UK photographers. Hoss, and Panikos.

The contrast between the two speakers is amazing. Panikos comes from a highly technical background. Technical support for a camera manufacturer then franchise owner. Similarly, Hoss has been a time-served photographer, but very different approaches to photographing their subjects.

In conclusion, if you are looking for affordable top quality photographic training, then there is no better place to look than the MPA.

Stuart Wood Masterclass – Master Photographers Association – West Midlands Region