Remember that famous line in “Finding Nemo.” Dorie is trying to tell Marlin that it’s time to let go of the whale, but we all really know it’s about so much more than the whale. It’s about his whole life, his need for control, his fear of the future.
Today my image is about letting go. I didn’t plan it, but when I was reviewing today’s shots, I saw it in the series. That’s why I decided to do more than just select one image. I wanted to tell the whole story.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about album design since Gary Fong’s talk at the Pictage User’s Group in Atlanta. His storybook strategy that he used to build his wedding photography business is one that he swears by. It sets you above the average photographer, differentiates you from the shoot and burn crowd. But it isn’t effortless. It’s taking more time pre-designing a personal album and less time editing every photo to death. It’s more about relationship and knowing your client, than taking the most technically sound images.
His entire philosophy got me thinking. I’ve been looking at albums online and trying to wrap my head around the idea. Wondering how to implement it in a portrait business. What are your thoughts?
Manual: Page 111—Speedlights. I really want to try one out or at least see one in action. Has anyone seen a helpful video tutorial online that I could check out?
Images: Looked at completed albums online at Pictage.com. They have a free album design service for members which I’m going to give a try to see how it works. I’m thinking that if they can do the basic pre-design, then I could follow up and personalize it.