This was my Goodbrain Photo studio…
between 2009 – 2012.
No, it didn’t look like this for those 3 years. This is what it looked like at move-in day. It was a fantastic space in the historic mills in downtown Manchester, NH. I sure do miss it!
As a portrait studio owner have you ever wanted somebody to come in and just show you how to make things work in your studio?
- Help you understand how to set up your lighting?
- Help you learn how to combine natural and electronic lighting?
- Reinforce or learn new posing techniques?
OR MORE importantly
- How to make proper sales presentations and set up your photo gallery merch?
- Have you ever wanted somebody to come in and help you create a digital workflow that is designed for how YOU do business?
- What about those necessary business things we don’t like to do as creatives such as managing digital assets, setting prices, sales follow-ups (that’s called getting paid!), or marketing things such as generating leads, analyzing your marketing for ROI, or the even more daunting tasks of paying your bills, nevermind learning how to pay yourself?
If you answered yes to ANY (or all) of these then look no further! You have found a professional photographer who WANTS to help you today!
I am a mentor who is willing to share my photo and business knowledge with my fellow photogs!
Operating as Goodbrain.com Photo I am a digital artisan, photographer, videographer & sound editor. Operating as Goodbrain B.O.S.S. = Business Operations Success Solutions – I am a photography and digital art mentor, business coach, teacher & business consultant. I am also a photography competition judge and will happily do speaking engagements or teach a workshop, in person or online.
I have continuously operated a “creative business” since 1989 in portrait and commercial photography as both a freelance photographer and a studio business owner.
My professional certifications include “graphicmasters” level certification in technology skills for web and graphic design, certified in Sales, plus I am a certified CEO and if that wasn’t enough I earned my certification as a Tour Director/Guide in order to become a tour operator (check out my photo travel website). I truly enjoy helping others with their own business challenges including startups, planning, strategy, marketing, and lead generation.
One can tap into my extensive experience via consulting (including but not limited to the areas of):
- desktop publishing & advertising,
- traditional and digital marketing (social media, Facebook ads, Google ads, sales funnels, email marketing, etc.),
- content authoring (eBooks, magazines & book publishing),
- online course creation (free or paid membership-based online learning, Facebook Learning, video webinar learning, etc),
- and blogging and article authoring to name a few additional areas of expertise. [READ THE REST – go to ABOUT >Who is Goodbrain?]
Have you ever asked yourself the question “I wish I had my own private photography & business mentor?“
ME TOO! Did you know, that if you pose your question in the form of a HOW your brain will work overtime to provide the answer/solutions to the question? So, let’s give that a try – ask yourself “HOW can I get my own private photography & business mentor?”
This is something that I have personal experience with. When I launched my portrait studio in Manchester, NH I worked very closely with 2 mentors that I hired – Sarah Petty (via her online training program) & Jeff Shaw (via phone and in-person). I was also an active participant (Board positions held) within two great communities of creative business owners that I had access to via the NHPPA and the NH Creative Club. Along with that, I earned my Photographic Craftsman (CR. Photog.) degree from Professional Photographers of America.
Now, this was not to say that I didn’t have mentors prior to this period. I have been a continuously operating professional photographer starting in 1988. I have been teaching creative people how to be better photographers and better creative business owners since then. It took me much labor and tons of learning from various teachers and mentors to get to the point of even deciding to sign on the dotted line for a 3-year lease of my NH studio. If you believe that you can be your best business owner possible in a bubble, guess again!
If you are struggling, reach out to someone to get assistance and you will greatly improve your chances of still being here in 20 or 30 years!
Have you ever wanted to have your very own “Photography Studio Welcome Guide” as a magazine in a flipbook with a link that you could put on your website?
I have created an online questionnaire that you can fill out, and when the information is sent over to me, I will generate a sample for you to review. The preview sample is free, if you decide to move forward the final product price will be quoted based on your needs. Then once the project proposal is approved, we will work together to make any edits that you may require, and in short order, you will have a gorgeous marketing piece for your studio that will not only showcase your talents, it will provide a keepsake you can give to your clients, or possibly sell as a collectors keepsake, and ultimately it will generate leads that will help your studio stand out in a crowded marketplace!
To get started with the creation of your own studio magazine
On the new page, you will be prompted for a password, as seen in this graphic ↓↓↓↓
REMEMBER: A Goal IS a dream with a DEADLINE!
Below are some photos of my NH studio “in action”…
Today, I have a new home-based studio located in Vassalboro, Maine. I have been a professional photographer in freelance and as a studio owner for over 30 years and I am happy to share my knowledge via consultation & my online groups and other learning tools or with anyone who comes to visit me or if you would like to have someone help launch a studio using today’s online platform tools to collaborate I can help anyone, anywhere!
STOP STRUGGLING! You are not here by accident.
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