My first Google Hangout Webinar: an album design workshop for photographers

My first Google Hangout Webinar: an album design workshop for photographers

When a winter blizzard canceled our local Greater Rochester Professional Photographers meeting three years ago, I set up my first Google Hangout on Air webinar for my album design for photographers.

This turned into a review of Google Hangouts, Fundy Album Designer, SmartAlbums, Video Conferencing for business as well as a Q&A about my wedding album sales process. SO, if you are a budding photographer who is building a side hustle, it is worth the watch.

This was my first time using Google Hangouts on Air, as it was brand new.

Hilariously, this past week, I spent an entire day watching webinars on CreativeLive about the tips and tricks with Google Hangouts.... and rewatching this made me realize that DUH! I already knew this stuff!

Oh, Heather, you stupid stupid girl.

Furthermore, it reminded me that I'm a natural at working through new technology and figuring out how to harness its power. Why oh why am I not just running with these things right away?? I digress....

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My first Google Hangout Webinar: album design for photographers

Schedule:

  • minutes 1----> 11:50 we review Google Hangouts on Air
  • then until minute 25, we discuss album designing software, album design tips for photographers, etc.
  • until minute 39 when we digress back into the Google Hangout tutorial
  • and then the video finishes off with my process of presenting the wedding album to my clients either in person or over video chat software
  • finally, I teach one of the 'presenters' how to improve his lighting for the webinar
  • Enjoy!

I know is is a little rambling, and that is because it was really just a test drive about album design for photographers.

 

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As a photographer for over 15 years, I've realized that my favorite part of the job is in creating and designing one of a kind heirloom wedding albums for my couples. There is nothing quite like seeing your hard work perfectly cultivated in print form. Albums are a perfect portfolio and highlight my strengths and weaknesses as a wedding photographer. They tell a story of not only the wedding day, but also the couple, their families and what it felt like to be witness to a new marriage. 

 

In this video, I cover all sorts of topics concerning selling wedding albums to my couples remotely, design software basics, my policies and procedures for their changes and how I proof their album online.

 

Additionally, we have a guest online named Chris Clemens of the Exploring Upstate blog and we chat about his blogging journey, how to light for video streaming and much more. 

 

The video was a work in progress/test drive, so I suggest you use the schedule above to find the pieces you are looking for and subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates.

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