I just wanted to take a little bit of time to share a great photographic resource I’ve come across. I shared a couple of months ago some things that Jodi has on her blog. She has many different resources, including some great free actions for Photoshop. I use her Facebook actions and High Definition sharpening actions all the time. Her new Fusion set looks pretty good. I’ve had the chance to try the Mini-Fusion set that she gave away. She offers many actions that, from what I’ve seen, do some wonderful things. If you’re not familiar with actions, they are a group of steps to accomplish a certain action in Photoshop that ultimately save a lot of time. Keep in mind, you don’t have to be a professional photographer to use Jodi’s actions. But you do have to have Photoshop CS* or Elements.
Not only does she offer some great Photoshop actions, she posts many fabulous tutorials and articles to help the photographer of any level! Many of the posts on the MCP Actions blog are written by many talented guest bloggers. I wanted to highlight my favorite series from her blog thus far. It would be hard to pick a favorite. Not too long ago, she had a post on shooting the moon that was very helpful. But my favorite has to be the 2-part series on Night Photography that was written by Tricia Krefetz. Tricia owns the Click. Capture. Create. Photography in Boca Raton, FL. You can follow Tricia on Facebook or check out her website.
Tricia’s 2-part article on night photography was very helpful to me, as that has been a challenging area for me for some time. I encourage you to read her posts as well. Read Part 1 and Part 2 to get a bunch of great info and help on shooting at night!
If I were you, and if you have any interest in photography at all, go to Jodi’s MCP Actions blog. Stop by her Facebook page as well, as she will keep you up to date with all the happenings at MCP Actions. Let me know if you find her resources and blog posts as wondrously helpful as I do!
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED!!!
What is a senior representative?
You will simply represent me at your school. You will help me market Panther Photography to your peers and getting them to book me for their senior pictures!
What am I looking for in a senior representative?
I am looking for seniors who are fun, outgoing, involved, adventurous, creative…you need to be up for anything! I need seniors willing to try out new poses, new locations, and bring their individual style and flair to a photo shoot! I want seniors who are willing to be supermodels for a day and have fun! I need seniors who are willing to go out of their way to promote my business and be excited about their pictures!
What do you get out of it?
Well…..sort of. You have to earn the rewards as payment for a job well done. Basically, the more kids that book with me, the more goodies you get.
How does it work?
You need to apply to be a senior representative. Once you are chosen we get together in April or May for your portrait session. That session is all about you and what you want to accomplish with your senior pictures. Creativity is a must! At this time you will be responsible for a $75 session fee which is earned back with three referrals and will be applied to your print order. Why a fee? Well, history has taught me that kids need a little incentive to get out there and get the referrals. And, well, if you don’t, I still need to be compensated for my time. Being a senior representative is much like a job. You do your job, I pay you.
After your session we will work together to choose the best to put in your 4×6 brag book. Then, you get your brag book and a set of personalized referral cards to hand out to your peers. You need to show them the pictures in your book and convince them to book their senior portraits with me.
You will also be required to have one of your senior images as your Facebook or MySpace avatar until December of your senior year. One FREE unwatermarked image will be given to you to use.
You will be asked to not represent another studio during your time as a senior representative for Panther Photography. You will also be expected to not seek additional senior portraits at another studio. Basically, Panther Photography will be the only supplier of your senior pictures.
I also will help you to keep up with any promotions I am running and expect you to inform your peers any way you can to take advantage of them.
I also use your images on my marketing materials, Facebook, and website.
We will do your session when it’s convenient for you. When you’re ready to order, we will meet to see the proofs of your session and place your order. I’ll total up the referrals and you can choose your gifts at the end of your senior year.
That’s it! Easy, right?
So, how about those freebies?
Well…..each referral earns you $25 print credit OR 16 wallets. Remember, at 3 paid referrals you earn a FREE Budget Portrait Package! Or, you can choose a gift if you’re not interested in print credit!
And the gifts….well…they will be awesome!
I’m offering tons of stuff, including gift cards to some really cool places! I’ll have more details and more choices on this later. Some other possibilities may include tanning and massage packages, electronics, and more! I’ll let you pick where you want to get your gift card so you can pick your favorite store.
- 1 referral: You get to keep your brag book!
- 2 referrals: FREE 2nd Facebook Image
- 3 referrals: FREE Budget Package or $25 cash/Visa gift card!
- 4 referrals: FREE DVD movie of all senior images!
- 5 referrals: $35 cash/Visa gift card!
- 6 referrals: FREE Mill Creek Package or $50 cash/Visa gift card!
- 7 referrals: FREE 25 Graduation Announcement Cards
- 8 referrals: $75 cash/Visa gift card!
- 9 referrals: FREE 50 Graduation Announcement Cards
- 10 referrals: $100 cash/Visa gift card!
- $50 cash/Visa gift card for each referral after 10!
- 15 referrals: Free iPad 16GB WIFI or iPod Touch 16 GB!
Get your class to book me for prom and get credit for 2 referrals!
Refer a model to me from a non-covered school and get credit for 2 more referrals.
* This program is used with permission from rfp Studio (http://rfpstudio.com/information/). Referrals are other seniors you send to me who order their senior portraits through me. They must not only take their pics with me, but have place a paid-in-full order. Just handing out your cards do not constitute a referral.