I’m reflecting on last night’s Agile Photographer Presentation at Unique Photo over a delicious cappuccino at Espresso Neat in Darien, CT. Darien, with its tidy upscale downtown, reminds me of Bronxville, NY and provides significant contrast to the bustle and energy I’ve experienced on this trip in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.
At last night’s presentation in Fairfield, the mood at the social hour before the presentation was gloomy with several photographers bemoaning the loss of architectural, annual report and commercial work. Fortunately, the mood felt more cheery and optimistic following the presentation and their questions indicated to me that the presentation offered ideas and highlighted opportunities they feel could implement and use to grow their businesses.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve become increasingly interested in building a community of photographers and other creatives wanting to continue the conversation by sharing successes, offering questions and highlighting resources. To get the process started, I’ve created an Agile Photographer LinkedIn group. If you’re interested in joining, please drop me a line on LinkedIn and I’ll approve your request. While I’m the group moderator, my hope is to establish connections between photographers across the country who are rethinking the way photos are licensed, photographic services are positioned and are working to take advantage of new publishing platforms to be strategic partners with our clients, rather than simply content providers. I hope you’ll join the discussion.
Next stop on the tour-Yale with the Connecticut ASMP chapter!