The LoveCube™ is here at last. No, it is not dodgy but it will brighten up your photographs and look great at home after the shoot too. Details
Twitter continues to amaze me. I’ve connected with 800 or so photographers now and it seems the tipping point has been reached. I recently tweeted that the Lovegrove Flash Brackets were back in stock and all the 23 we had were sold in about two hours. 26 more are due with us tomorrow (4th Feb) Phew! This was the first time that the key benefits of the social platform Twitter had resulted in a wide purchasing response for us. As with all exchanges there has to be a win/win, and because I follow those photographers who follow me they can direct message me and this is my free to use help line. So if you’ve got a question, you can DM me and I’ll DM a reply. Why not use Email, I hear you ask? Well, with Email I often get life stories, convoluted mitigating circumstances and a string of questions that take lots of time to answer. So they get left for a day or two or three until I have office time to respond. With Twitter, the questions come in at 140 characters or less and the answers are 140 characters or less too. So I can handle them as I go throughout the day. Twitter lends itself to straight talking, well considered communication – perfect. Follow me at www.twitter.com/damienlovegrove and I’ll follow you too. If 140 characters doesn’t do your question justice, pick up the phone. You’ll probably get through to Blaise but she can arrange for me to call you back at a mutually convenient time.
I hope you agree that the recent ProPhotoNut 1000 pixel wide makeover has simplified the look. I’m going to add to the wider sidebar look by increasing the image sizes in my posts to 600 pixels. ProPhotoNut is still free from commercial advertising but as you will see it has become more of a portal to the Consulting site than ever before. I’ll continue to provide and create valuable content free of charge as this relationship works very well for all of us.
The SWPP convention in London last month was a great success for us even though we were a bit cramped on our stand. The 3000 extra show visitors and our increased number of product lines have triggered some changes for 2011. At next years SWPP convention we will have a whole isle in the Champagne Suite with our friends from Keepsakes, Sandex and South West Photomounts. Oh, and thank you to the 250 people that got up early to see my 8am – 10am talks at the show. Your support was very much appreciated.
Focus On Imaging at the NEC is the biggest annual show of it’s kind in Europe and this year promises to be the best yet. Below is a visual for our stand. Exhibiting at a trade show or a wedding show employs exactly the same strategies but with different end products.
The Passion on the Streets of Amsterdam workshop (14th & 15th May) is now booking. After the success of my first workshops of their kind in Tuscany last October I decided to take the same workshop on the road and where better to start a passion shoot than in Amsterdam. The Details are here.
The details of my exclusive especially prepared evening talk for Warehouse Express at a top London Hotel in May are being finalised as I write, and once everything is arranged the tickets will become available on the Warehouse Express site. I’ll announce their availability on Twitter straight away.
If you fancy attending a one day seminar, I’ll be at Garderen in Holland on Sunday 16th May as a guest speaker of the DIPP. The event will be open to all photographers and details of where you can get tickets will follow.
I am in the process of putting together a choice of the two finest (imo) battery powered video light kits for photographers. Each one will have a high quality purpose made power supply, a high tech multi-stage charging system and a fabulous lamp head. The lamps will have different properties yet both are excellent. Why two choices? Well, why do we have Nikon and Canon? Because choice matters, and with kit this good you will soon find one that’s perfect for you. Details to follow soon.
That’s it for now. Please feel free to leave comments, ask questions and follow me on Twitter for late breaking news and the occasional bit of light banter.