Detroit Michigan Lifestyle Photographers Mary DuPrie
My personality is to overdue it… and then crash, really really crash. No staying power it would seem. I like the quest. Once I learn it… I’m bored. Switched off
I have to say photography does offer lots of things to learn. Good and bad I guess. Take this little fad called Facebook. Ok, well maybe it’s here to stay.
I prioritize things as I’m sure you do in that when it’s time it’s time. Well it’s Facebook time. What got me started again was going to a SAG/AFTRA local event the other night, people saying good night then adding… facebook me.
That night people did friend me on Facebook and it was a nice quick way to get some insight into who I was talking to that evening. I saw people having Thanksgiving dinner with the family, the inside of their homes and other tidbits into their lives, it was actually kind of nice. A small picture window into their lives.
The event was a social get together for local actors. I actually thought my local modeling agency was putting it on so I went. Once I got there I found out it was actually a SAG sponsored pizza party. I thought oh well I’ll hang around. It was actually a good thing and I passed out several business cards, made some valuable contacts, learned some pricing of others. I’ve since picked up a paying shoot and retouched an image an actor needed retouched (as a favor).
That whole group of working actors really network and refer within that group. A few actors actually already knew my work and referred me to others at the party. Some actually tracked people down and brought them over to me and said, “You have to have Mary take your new headshot”. I do find if you really want to shoot headshots you have to have someone out there referring you. An agency, actors workshop, voice coach ect…
Facebook was developed for dating and socializing originally and I don’t really have any personal pics on my site. What’s confusing is that you have to do your business as a “page”. The problem is I don’t know how to steer people to that page, Mary DuPrie Studios.
What do I do? I know people have to “like” it. How do they see it to even be able to like it? I’ve spent quite a bit of time on Facebook and I have to say it’s a bit confusing.
I don’t want my personal profile to get kicked off. I know of two people who have gotten thrown off. They were using their profiles for business I guess. Can I share or tag pictures that I see clients posting into my profile (mary duprie) ?
I do see the value of utilizing Facebook, but want to optimize my time and effort on it. Who’s facebook savy out there!?
Give us some tips
Michigan Commercial Photographers Mary DuPrie