11 Prizes + 6 NEW Freebies = Lots of Birthday Fun!

To enter this Friday’s giveaway, follow us on Facebook and leave a comment on the Photo Talk Forum Blog telling us How do you plan on growing as a photographer and/or business owner this year? Please note this ends Monday (06.27) @ midnight – Good Luck, we can’t wait to see who wins something awesome from…Hand Crafted Framing :: Go{4}Pros :: Life Art Design Shoppe :: After Dark Education :: Kimberly Wylie :: LOERTSDESIGN :: Dan Ablan!

PLUS if you join or renew your Photo Talk Forum Subscription in June, Hand Crafted Framing will give you a
$25 HCF Gift Certificate! Yay!

Download our NEWEST Freebies!  (1) Inside the Locker (2) Farrah Braniff (3) The Modern Collective (4) TAOPAN

You will receive…a 5×7 card, rep card, iphone cover, 5 tags, 2 senior cards and a transitional posing guide!

Download today’s freebies here. Available until the end of June – so hurry!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter, so we can keep you up-to-date on all the latest news. Happy Birthday!

June 24, 2011 - 12:40 am

Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions - I plan on continually learning new things.

June 24, 2011 - 6:09 am

susan anderson - Mastering lighting!

June 24, 2011 - 6:32 am

Janet Masterson - By cultivating my lighting skills and mastering the business side of Photography! Thanks, PTF!

June 24, 2011 - 6:49 am

Phyllis Kuykendall - Work on lighting and posing! Enter print competitions to push myself!

June 24, 2011 - 7:36 am

Mike Vinson - Thanks PTF! Learned so much this past year from being plugged-in at PTF. Great resource for those…now-what-do-i-do moments :)

June 24, 2011 - 7:36 am

Dan Phillips - I plan on growing our business into the Family & commercial market this year…PTF helped me tremendously when going into the wedding market so now it’s time to expand!

June 24, 2011 - 7:39 am

Mike Vinson - how am I growing my business: Biggest goal is to OWN ALL of my equipment by the end of this year. No debt, no cc, just completely paid for! Also working hard at reducing my post-edit time…getting ‘er right in camera

June 24, 2011 - 8:26 am

Candace Nelson - trusting God with my gift as a photographer. superb customer service. treasuring my relationships with my clients. education through my new membership with photo talk forum.

June 24, 2011 - 8:58 am

Allison Muirhead - I plan on expanding my teaching of photography classes and continue to go to workshops and classes as to not get stale in my art. I am going to push my children’s business rather than the wedding side..

June 24, 2011 - 9:09 am

Peggy Steinberg - My plan for my photography is to follow my heart and increase the size of my library of art pieces, and then market them.

June 24, 2011 - 10:10 am

Brianne Hall - Last year I invested in good photography education. This year I am instilling all of those good practices to help my business become a successful boutique business. I have goals to network with local businesses and I am also advancing my lighting by adding OCF.

June 24, 2011 - 10:19 am

Amy Kennedy - Stepping outside my box and digging deep to create and do different things. Contining to go to workshops!

June 24, 2011 - 10:33 am

Sonya Prather - I’m working on a new rewards program to honor all my awesome repeat clients, since next year will make my 20th year in business.

June 24, 2011 - 10:45 am

Megan Decker - This year I plan to keep learning all about running my business and creating awesome images. I love being involved in Photo Talk Forum and it has helped me be in contact with many professionals and being able to offer my clients awesome products. I am also looking forward to attending the Turn the Key Tour in a couple months!

June 24, 2011 - 11:28 am

elisabeth lind - I plan on growing as a business owner by really focusing on marketing and services for my clients

June 24, 2011 - 1:31 pm

Kelly Olivares - The rest of this year will be full of revamping everything, including my website to attract new clients. I want to streamline edit and client processes to be able to better serve new and old clients.

June 24, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Kristine Leathers - Education, visualization. I am immersing myself in reading and constantly surrounding myself with imagery from as many different sources as possible. I want to push myself to create my own style and find my path in this industry.

June 24, 2011 - 2:41 pm

Sarah - The biggest way I am challenging myself and trying to grow is by taking Sarah Petty’s “Photography Marketing Formula” class. It is amazing and I am learning so much. I love to continue to educate myself!!

June 24, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Pistachio Alley - I plan on working on a few more personal projects to enter into competition next year. I am thinking baby’s first year albums… It will help my photograph, designing, and my business all the way around.

June 24, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Pam powell - I am going to start marketing more heavily and getting the word out that I am here to serve your photographic needs! ;)

June 24, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Donna - Hoping to start turning this wonderful hobby into a real business!

June 24, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Suzy Betancourt - Like any other business we need to keep up with the constant changes and the demands of the clients. However, for me I had to determine if I wanted quantity of clients over those that wanted to purchase quality products, which in this economy much less people can afford. People like to see products they would like to own therefore I try to have more samples available for them to see. Word of mouth still works best for me therefore who does not enjoy customer service that makes you feel like a special customer AND do not forget little freebies when they come to pick up their merchandise! Keeps them coming back for more!

June 24, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Heather Vanderpool - This year, I will be working with and learning from different photographers here in India, and also studying to get my CPP, as well as revamping my entire business!

June 24, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Sarah Kannenberg - Wow, it has been a great birthday celebration!

June 24, 2011 - 7:19 pm

Melissa Perkins Weisbrod - This year I am taking a huge leap and expanding not only the size of my studio but the scope of my business. In addition to “Just Hatched Photography” I am launching THE studio geared towards older children and High School Seniors. In two days I move into my brand new studio that is more than double in size (granted that wouldn’t be difficult!) and in an awesome part of town. Exciting times!

June 24, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Mary Luebke - I plan to service service service my awesome existing clients and ramp up my referral program to bring in new clients through them.
I am always looking for new inspirations to offer new products and ways of doing things. This year has also been the year to upgrade my equipment.

June 25, 2011 - 9:46 am

Summer Maulden - So today is actually my Grand Opening of my studio, so with that being said I have a lot to learn and grow on as a business owner and a photographer. I plan on doing some continuing education(Lori see you in SA on Monday), webinars, continuing to learn all my software(Successware and ProSelect) and have a better way to have the whole flow of the business just work and be more fluid. I plan on reaching out to the mentors in my forums and community to help learn from them and what they have learned along the way to help me as a business owner. With the photography side, like I said before the education, but I think my creative side is just now beginning again. I plan to not follow what others are doing and take my art to a new level. I’m tired of people bringing me pictures of what others have done because they want it copied. I want them to come to me and say “do what you do”…..thanks

June 25, 2011 - 11:17 am

Melissa - Mastering OCF (off camera flash) and putting into practice what I learned at a recent workshop as far as posing and other things.

June 25, 2011 - 7:35 pm

Michelle Ashe - By joining photo talk forum and growing by educating myself more!

June 25, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Erin Noll - I plan on growing my business this year by taking on more private schools pictures. I have learned so much from the smart Britney Kirby Fullgraf!

June 26, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Dulce Phelps - This year I plan on growing my business by increasing my high school senior sessions to be an even larger part of my business. I have 20 senior models signed up for the class of 2012 and hope to make a huge impact at their schools by being a presence at many school events.

June 26, 2011 - 10:35 pm

Viviana Peralta - This year I plan on growing my business by marketing, marketing, marketing!!! Constantly updating all of my social media outlets and going to a lot of bridal shows. On a more personal note, I would like to create a lot more personal projects because although I am a good technical photographer – there is always room to learn!!!

June 27, 2011 - 11:59 am

Carrie - this year I plan to grow as a photographer by trying new things. I just bought a holga. I’m trying new locations, new branding, new phrasing, new posing, new ideas!

thanks for having this giveaway!

June 27, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Cindy Hoffmann - I plan to grow my business by doing more internet marketing through our website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

June 27, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Deborah - I plan on growing as a photographer by exploring my creative side. I want to offer to my seniors a fun session and capture them in ways that are more unique to them

June 27, 2011 - 5:04 pm

Matt Davies - I’m in a process of launching a brand refresh and focusing on fine art portraiture.

June 27, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Molly Rogalla - Thanks for such an awesome forum and you all are top notch as usual, it ihas been a great resource for me to take it to the next level. Happy 2nd Birthday, and many more!

June 27, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Jennifer Wakefield - I plan on growing this year by taking doing more education/mentoring/workshops. I have already done a couple and I am looking forward to one in September. They have helped a great deal already.

June 27, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Eva Conklin - Finishing up with my branding and working on my accounting skills ;)

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