In case you missed my posts earlier this year promoting my presentation in Vegas – in March I flew out to Las Vegas for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International yearly convention to present a Master Class. With more than 12,000 photographers in attendance, my Master Class was an opportunity for a smaller group of photographers to break out and learn about what they need to know their first year in business.
I had a great time sharing insight on the business side of things – from taxes, and finances to website design and marketing. It not only gave me a chance to give back to the community, but it also forced me to look at my own business with a microscope and figure out what’s worked/working and hasn’t worked.
Probably the funniest part of it all was when one of the guards for the room (they have these sweet ladies who stand outside the door and only allow paying attendees to enter the room) – I walked out to see if anyone else was on their way in – and in my true form, I was barefoot – the “guard” gave me a heads up that if security saw me without shoes on, I might be escorted off property – needless to say, I gave my entire presentation barefoot. And yes, I have hobbit feet. #shouldagottenapedicure
As a speaker – WPPI asks you to submit images they can use to promote the conference – it only took me three days of walking by it without seeing it before my buddy Jensen Sutta sent me this photo of one of my images at the Concierge Bar front and center of it all:
I had so much fun teaching up and coming photographers and sharing some of my failures and successes. I can’t wait to get out and teach more!