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PNL Hot Links : Photographers Ignite 2011

15 Mar

Guys, Check out the below videos. They’re all from a fantastic event at WPPI called Photographers Ignite whereby chosen photographers from all over the globe are invited to give a 5 minute keynote speech. It’s an awesome way to challenge the photographers to get their message across in a timely manner, as well as being highly entertaining for all watching! Check them out, some great take aways in every one. RD


PNL Hot Links: Dane Sanders talks to Seth Godin

3 Mar

Hey Guys, An awesome interview premiered online this week. If you’ve never tuned in to the Fast Track Coaching show with Dane Sanders, you’ve gotta check it out. It was an inspiration for what I do here at PNL and they have some fantastic discussions every week with some amazing people.

Anyways, on this week’s show Dane talks to Seth Godin. If you’ve never checked out Seth’s writing, AGAIN you’ve been missing out, check him out here. Seth talks here about his new book, how he hopes to totally change how we share information and has some very inspiring words of advice in how we should be standing out as photographers. Enjoy! RD

PNL Hot Links: Back Up Workflow Advice from Chase Jarvis, Scott Kelby & Timothy Armes

28 Feb

Hey Guys, I was recently searching online for some guidance around the best workflow for backing up and archiving your files when I came across some awesome resources that I just HAD to share with you.

The above video comes from Chase Jarvis and gives a real insight into his tried-and-tested, bomb proof workflow. But after watching it, I was thinking like, ‘yeah thats cool and everything, but what about little ‘ol me working on a much smaller scale?’. Well, after a bit more digging I came across this brilliant blog post from Timothy Armes which is kind of a response to Chase’s post, giving his own version on a much smaller scale! Brilliant!

And finally, if you’re hungry for just one more golden nugget of workflow information, I highly recommend Scott Kelby’s article here, which gives you his take on the subject.

I hope you take away as much as I have from these posts. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments area below. RD

PNL Hot Links: RD’s Recommended Reading List

28 Feb

I often get asked via social media and at meet-ups which books and resources I would recommend with regards to both practical photography and the business of photography.

So I thought I’d just get it all down in a blog post so that you guys can see what I’d recommend, as when asked I usually cant think of the author or a title of a particular book! 🙂

I’ll also update this list continually so that you can just keep coming back if you’d like a new recommendation at any time. Enjoy! RD

The Business of photography:

The Fast Track Photographer – Dane Sanders
– I SIMPLY CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH!! You may have heard me harp on about this before, but it really is the book that was the game changer for me.

The Fast Track Photographer: Business Plan – Dane Sanders

– This is the follow up to the above book, so dont read this one first! 🙂 At the time of writing I havent yet digested it fully but it really is inspiring my business already.

Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuck

– Again, a book I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you want to know how to effectively change career to something you have passion for, or maybe want to leverage social media to your own advantage in business.

Get into bed with Google – Jon Smith

– A really useful book on SEO that you can pick up at anytime and get chunks of info. Its also cleverly written so you don.t have to be an IT pro to read it like some of the other books out there.

Practical Photography:

The Complete Guide to Professional Wedding Photography – Damien Lovegrove

– One of the first photography books I purchased and I continue to go back to this book time and time again.

Contemporary Wedding Photography – Julie Oswin

– This one is a corker for the price. It’s not just practical but deals with all aspects of your wedding photography business.

The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography – Tamara Lackey

– If you photograph children, this is a must have. I especially liked how this book talked about how you approach different types of children to photography them effectively.

Digital Photography Boot Camp – Kevin Kubota

– From the absolute master of workflow, this comprehensive book gives you pretty much all you need to know when working in Lightroom and Photoshop.