A Night with the Pros:
Diversifying Your Photography
with John Gaudette
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Location: TaborSpace (SE Portland)--IN PERSON ONLY
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Go beyond just one-on-one client sessions to increase your business income and client base!
John will discuss a brief historic journey for his photography and how this journey led him to diversify.
He will discuss the development of his product lines which are outside the normal path taken by aspiring professionals, from his high end greeting card line, to developing a viable group and sports business. He will also bring insight to developing additional markets using the information gathered from card and group/sports sales.
About Your Speaker
I began my photographic career in high school as a yearbook photographer. Bringing my skills to the University of South Florida, I became the personal photographer for the vice president of student affairs, photographing all student activities as well as developing a slide presentation for incoming freshman orientation. I took a hiatus for several years to begin a family. In 1993 Photo Concepts was formed, specializing in group, event and youth sports, the company soon became one of the largest of its type in Central Florida. I was named one of the top ten photographers in Central Florida 5 years in a row. While building Photo Concepts I was enhancing his stock and travel photography. During this time I was fortunate enough to study under Galen Rowell, which helped de ne my vision. When digital capture was in its early years, I jumped aboard learning the skills necessary to make the conversion to the new media. Being proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, and Illustrator, have allowed me to utilize technology to create images that are out of the ordinary.
Using my photography and computer skills I am able to combine photography and design skills to create packaging and marketing pieces for small and medium sized companies that can’t afford an in-house design group.
Selling Photo Concepts and starting Northwest Photographix, was done so I could relocate my business to the Pacific Northwest. Having moved to Portland, Oregon in August of 2009, I have brought these unique skills to Oregon.
Please join us on October 11th at 6:30pm for social time, before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!