Resources For Fellow Professional Photographers
Professional Development Workshops and Mentoring by Mike Price
Fairfield Photography’s Mike Price Cr.Photog., is a PPA Photographic Craftsman and holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Science in Systems Analysis from Miami University as well a Masters in Business Administration from Franklin University. He is committed to lifelong learning for himself and those around him that want to excel in their careers.
Mike offers coaching, mentoring, speaking engagements, and workshops in the following areas:
- Corporate headshot workflow and business techniques
- Effective management of your small business
- In-person sales
- Photoshop workflow automation and speed
- Introduction to videography for photography professionals
- Effective use of Photo Mechanic for high speed image culling and organization
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Headshot Pro StanceMats
Headshot Pro StanceMats
Help your headshot clients stand in the correct position each and every time with Fairfield Photography’s Headshot Pro StanceMats.
Come Learn With Me!
I will be teaching a week-long course on “Building a Business Around Corporate Portraits” at the Great Lakes Institute of Photography in Bay City, Michigan May 22-26, 2022.
Corporate headshot and executive portrait work continues to be a growing line of business that operates differently from retail consumer portrait work. Join me for a week-long journey to polish your corporate portrait photography skills and dig deep into the business savvy to define, market, price, and sell your work to corporate clients. The week will be a mix of group discussions on technical and business topics with several opportunities each day to apply the classroom learnin to get experience and confidence in your skills. Key outcomes from this course includes:
- Improve your camera, lighting and posing skills
- Post processing methods for corporate clients
- Business acumen for attracting and working with corporate clients
- Gain experience speaking with authority and confidence
- Improve critical thinking skills to troubleshoot common problems
- And most importantly, have fun!
Recommended Software Tools and Plug-Ins
Pixnüb Software Plug-Ins
Pixnüb Software plug-ins have revolutionized the speed and quality of green screen image extractions. Add to that Face Crop, a one-of-kind tool that uses facial recognition to resize all images in a batch to a consistent face size and crop proportions so all of your images have the same sized faces along with consistently placed eye-line for fast, consistent headshot and group composites.
Simple Photo Share
Simple Photo Share does exactly what the name says — easily and quickly take images on your computer as you shoot them and transfer them to a simple web interface that customers can select their favorite pose(s) and then either text them or email them. The email delivery offers tremendous customization so you can highlight sponsors, upcoming promotions, or other services you offer. Pricing for Simple Photo Share is for a 24-hour image upload period (downloads are free). Get a FREE 24-hour event credit with the referral code “MikeSentMe”
ProSelect is the gold standard for in-person sales. Whether you are in your studio, on location, or in your client’s home, ProSelect is the must-have tool for organizing images, helping clients choose their favorite images, show the images in frame styles, books, or on their own wall. With ProSelect Pro, you get the “Watch Folder” feature Mike uses to display and organize headshots on the fly with clients.