I Miss Summer

Metro Detroit Photographers

Hey Hey… yep I’m still around.  I was flat on my back all weekend, yuk.  I first pulled a muscle in my back by scratching my head!  I kid you not.  Go figure.  I then threw it out doing my favorite thing; rearranging my studio.

I had to baby it because I had to shoot at CBS studios again on Tuesday and didn’t want to take any chances.  The shoot went great and we’re all very happy with the results.  I’m not a location shooter normally and I don’t really have a system so I just throw everything in the car. It’s been on my priority list for the last two years.  Perhaps this is the year.

I forgot to ask my assistant last time to take BTS images at CBS to duplicate the set for future shoots, because you just never know.  A wide angle lens is great for BTS.  Did I remember my lens this time, nope.

My new price lists are really helping and I see my percentage of bookings going up.  I knew the effort would be worth it.  My two look test shoot is the most popular, you get a headshot and a 3/4 body shot to submit to agencies.

I created a new price list today for quoting more custom out of the norm shoots.  I just put down sessions start at $400 for the first look with a few details.  I’ve really been struggling with how to handle what I perceive a be a more high end look.  I feel clients think I can read their minds and the info they give me is so limited.

I spent a couple of hours today setting up a meetup group.  I’ve been mulling it over for awhile and I’ve talked to a few people about the process and decided to have my first meetup Thursday February 10 at 7pm.  This meetup will just be a fun meet and greet.  A wee bit of shooting, ping pong, darts, soda and pizza!  You can go to my meetup page and check it out.

So if you live near the Pontiac area this is your chance to stop in and visit!


4 comments category: Photographing models,Workshop

1 Flávio Monteiro January 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Great text.
Thnx a lot
Flavio Monteiro


2 Boudoir Photography Lighting January 27, 2011 at 5:20 am

Hey Mary !
Sorry to hear about your back. I was laid up with the flu for almost 3 weeks !
Glad the new pricing is working out. I’ve just finished my 2011 boudoir pricing update with (almost) all new products. Will have to Skype in the next few days and share with you. Just have to take some product shots first … it never ends !
Wish I lived closer – would love to go to your meet up. I’ll apply for my passport one of these days 🙂
Boudoir Photography Lighting recently posted..The Lighting Guide Is Here !


3 Mary DuPrie January 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

ahhh, aren’t you a good commenter! 😉


4 Matt January 27, 2011 at 1:17 am

Glad you are back and hope you are feeling better. I always intend to do a BTS but after the shoot gets going it is usually the last thing I remember. After 20 other distractions…


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