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Digital WakeUp Call… Is AWESOME!

Digital WakeUp Call

So I finally got the chance to meet with David Ziser in-person last night. His Digital WakeUp Call tour was here in San Diego for the evening, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go hang out with him and learn a few things from a true professional.

Some time ago, I mentioned David’s upcoming tour and offered a discount code (which is still ok to use). At that point, I hadn’t experienced the seminar first-hand, but I knew it would be very good based on David’s level of experience.

Well now I can say for sure that this is an event 100% worth going to. David managed to pack probably 15 hours of lessons into a 4 or 5 hour session — he’s very high energy. The main focus of his discussion is on-location lighting and wedding/portrait photography, but much of what he speaks about can be applied to any type of photography and photography business (LOTS of business ideas and tips). He also touches on some software and workflow tips, giving great insight to how he gets his work done.

At any rate, I just wanted to let everybody know that you still have a chance to register and attend the seminar if it hasn’t happened yet in your town. Highly recommended. Have any of you attended yet? What did you guys think?


And a big thanks to David for taking the time to chat with me and have a beer after the event! And thanks for the mentions at the event and on the blog today (see here)!

Getting Down to Business

So I’m sure many of you have already heard about Chase Jarvis offering up a spot at the ASMP Strictly Business 2 seminar in Chicago April 11-13. But if you haven’t, here’s an excerpt from the seminar website:

ASMP’s Strictly Business 2 is a weekend conference that will teach you real-world business skills and help you thrive in our highly competitive industry. SB2 brings you consultations, lectures, video presentations, a keynote address, workshops, hands-on negotiating training, and social gatherings to share and learn from your peers. This weekend will change the way you look at your business — join us.


On that official entry page, Chase has laid out the rules for nominations. He’s looking for a name, website, and a 100 word max blurb about why that person should be chosen to attend. Self nominations are perfectly acceptable. So get over there and nominate yourself or your favorite upcoming photographer!

Who did I nominate? I thought about nominating myself, but my vote went to my buddy Jim Goldstein. So at this point, I don’t have any nominations or votes for myself.

If any of you would like to nominate me for the trip (so I can pursue turning this photography thing into a career), I’d be perfectly OK with that. ;)