A&P People go crazy when you say "free photo session"

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I posted 1 status update for 5 minutes on facebook/twitter this morning, trying to keep myself a bit busy when I'm in Austin for 5 days in 2 weeks. 5 people emailed me in 3 mins. wanting pics of themselves and their kids. Luckily, 3 out of 5 are HS classmates that are 'amazed' by my pics... so, in two weeks, I'll have some good family sessions to add to my portfolio.

    Looking forward to it.
     
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    I saw that... I thought you had lost your mind...
     
  3. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    every time I go to Austin, I get bored after a day. Ya, I grew up there... but there's only so many friends I can go see and so many drinks I can have. I decided this time, I'm going to have it benefit me and keep me busy. 1 session a night, and maybe 1 during the day. Should be fun, specially since the 85 1.4 will be with me. Should have fun breaking it in.

    These won't be too intense... just a park setting, quick family session, in and out. They get something out of it, and I get a family session or two to add to my portfolio... which is one thing I'm missing. Seems like a win/win situation to me. :dunno:
     
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    thats nice of you :bigok:

    i get bored once in a while and i've considered putting up a facebook status for a free portrait session, but then I'll get a bunch more people wanting freebies.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    just because they inquire, doesn't mean you have to do it. I shut my shit down after 5 mins. I knew I was going to get inquiries... just didn't expect them that quick. Pick and choose, and say "sorry, next time" to the others. :)
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I'm just starting out doing the "pro" stuff after moving on from my personal enjoyment, and from sunday morning to monday morning this week I had 5 people call me and request photo shoots. Paid too. Two engagements. Two for mothers day. Another for kids photos.

    Kind of overwhelming since I do this on the side, but I can see myself getting better. I guess you have to start somewhere.

    Should also be a good addition to my portfolio.
     
  7. Girth

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    How do I un-subscribe to your blog?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I don't think I ever asked anyone to subscribe. My guess would be, figure it out by yourself. :)
     
  12. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I'm gonna post on Craiglist!:eek3:
     
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    How do I unsubscribe to your nonsensical complaints?
     
  14. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'd like to see how that'll work out for you, because Jcolman's ad def worked. I told a buddy of mine about J's ad and how he booked 11 or so weddings because of it. He posted one on CL in Austin that's been up for a month with no hits, but I told him to not give up. I'm curious how that would work in the Houston market. :)
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Oh, and Sunday, for someone who doesn't post any of your work, you sure do dish out a lot of criticism and stupid fucking comments. Just sayin'...
     
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    Xtreme2k2 GTI Crew ಠ_ಠ OT Supporter

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    Click here to unsubscribe to Bloody Sunday's nonsensical complaints
     
  17. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    oh no, I think you misunderstand.

    see since I'm following you on Twitter, I've got your location
    I'm going to post an ad on CL for YOU
    they email me, and I tell them where YOU are, and then they show up

    :eek3d:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I had to read this a couple of times because at first I thought you were trying to bitch at me:squint::o

    :rofl:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    as for the Houston, CL. I've seen some ads in their "commercial" section I think. Not sure how much people are getting. I just know that TPF hates CL advertisers:o. For some reason they seem to think they're the scum of the earth or something. I understand that CL has a certain amount of people who think that haggling and lowballing is the norm, but to be honest if you're getting paid clients how is that different than taking out an ad in a local paper?:dunno:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Ya, I read that. If it works, it works. Someone sent me a great article about it a while back which basically talks about both sides of it. Interesting read. Have to look it up when I get home later and post it.
     
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    Girth, your work is mediocre and your constant threads about it and your gear are tiresome. Create a blog or shut the hell up.
     
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    I'm telling Girth to stop using OTAP as his personal blog, how is that nonsensical?
     
  24. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Aw, someone has some sand in their vagina. Want me to call Billy Mays for you? I'm sure he has a product you can use to douche out the sand. :love:
     
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    I could care less :dunno:

    I was just making a sarcastic reply to MawcDrums
     

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