It has been an interesting year for us at Tomato Photo and i am humble despite some events which put life more into perspective our projected growth target has been exceeded every single year for the past 4 years. So I have decided to spend more time to help people who like some help and at the same time gather some money for charity cause.
I am grateful for CS support for my initiative of educating newer generation of photographer or someone who is thinking of having photography as a career.
The whole idea evolve around showing people how to start it right and the demystifying the world of "Professional Photographer" and "working full time as a professional photographer". Hopefully given people enough food for thought so they understand better how the business works.
For 2012, my intention is to create a theme for each months so we can have a better flow and control of the events as well as getting the point across in a bite size amount.
So I am looking for ideas on what of the topics that people are interested to know but please keep this within the realm of Business Aspect of Photography. There will be nothing about how to capture this or that or any technical discussion on how photography works.
Here are some topics that I have in mind.... (not necessary to have it in a sequence)
1. Vision (style)
This will evolve around your vision towards your photography and it's business and the importance of having the vision.
Understand how and what to do with servicing your clients, may seems simple but many seems to have no clue on how to serve their clients
What should be consider in terms of pricing your work and understanding on the value vs price vs work volume equation and what to include and what not to include.
A general overview on how to market your vision to your audience.
What is the real product in running a business in photography.
Ok guys... Please give your input so I have some ideas on what to include for 2012. If life according to plan, we should have at least 10 sessions for 2012 and I hope to have at least 10-12 topics.
I also like to invite any photographer who believe their success can inspire others to come and help and building this community that we are in. Please PM, email, Facebook me if you would like to share and help others in business aspect of photography.
I can be contacted on
CS thru PM
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/tomato.sg
Email: hart[at]tomato dot sg
Please refrain from calling me on my phone as I prefer to have enough time to serve my clients or spend time with my family.
Thank you and let's make 2012 a better year for everyone.