Pro Photo Roundtable. Podcast #53. Wild Christmas Party:

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~Today’s topics. D3X, 5D MKII, Gadgets Galore, Marketing, Web~
The Panel:
Gavin Seim ~ Seim Studios

Kerry Garrison ~ Camera Dojo
Dennis Zerwas ~ DZ Photography
Scott & Adina Hayne ~ Hayne Photography
Kevin Swan ~ Kiss Books, New School, Weddings

Notable Time Indexes:
29:00 Gadget Guide
44:28 Kevin Swan joins the show. He has some great marketing tips.
1:57:30 After Show (Marketing and wedding talk)

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  • Jesse Baynard

    Hi Gavin,
    Great episode, getting better every time. Your link to the 5D Mark II high ISO sample is going to the B&H site though.

  • prophotoshow

    Thanks Jesse glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up, I fixed that link… Gav

  • Ric French

    This was the best episode! What a great mix of guests! Bought four from your list of recommendations! You need to get a spif for your recommendations!

    Having trouble finding the Kiss albums you mentioned. Search keeps going to the Rock group. Can you post that link for me?

  • prophotoshow

    Thanks Ric. I added the Kiss Books link to the notes… Gav

  • Alex

    Great show. Good marketing information and lots of other interesting stuff.

    I am wondering how the economy will effect high dollar wedding photogs. If 2009 holds out to be as bad a projected I think we will be seeing economic situations that most of us have never seen. I hope that is not the case but if trends continue there will be a trickle down effect that could put pressure on even those who currently can pay $20K for a wedding photographer.

  • Chris Livingston

    I thought the show portion of the episode was fine with its reviews of certain products. It gave a good warp-up of this year’s offerings as well as what’s to come in 2009.
    What I thought was the best (and I would say one of the best segments of PPS overall) happened in the post-show segment. The insight of Kevin Swan on the business side of photography was excellent. It gave me some ideas to consider as well as affirmed decision I’ve already made about my business. Try to give the listeners this type of segment every now and again as I think it helps us be better photographers all around.
    Merry Christmas and I look forward to more PPS in the new year. Take care.

  • Steve Wilson

    Thanks for the podcast Gavin. As always, lots of stuff to check out and dream about getting :). I am going to check out the trial of slideshow pro. Can’t beat the price on that one and I like that it integrates with LR. I have been using SimpleViewer for slides on my WordPress blog. There is a plugin called wp-simpleviewer that makes it real easy to create slideshows from directories. Looks like slideshow pro has some more cool features, SimpleViewer is free, but has some limitations.

    Thanks for all of your hard work. Hope 2009 brings lots of success!

  • Gary

    Gavin, The “Wild Christmas Party” was probably the best PPS show ever! You just keep on getting better and better. Hey, I went to and looked for Kevin’s training video on using Adobe Indesign to create albums and could not locate it. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thank you. Best wishes and continued success to you! Gary R.

  • Dave T.

    One of your better shows yet. The guests were all very good.
    I would like to hear more from Kevin Swan on your show.

  • Gavin Listener

    Gavin, you have your own style (which is nice and informal) but it takes you 100 years to get a question out. And constantly injecting “right, right” “mmm, hmmm” “cool” makes you sound like a total amateur. Just slow down a little and let the guest say their answers.

    It will make it a much more pleasurable experience for the listener.