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Detroit Diary, Part I: AutoWeek, SMZ, Union Adworks

August 23rd, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Hello! Welcome to this month’s Portfolio Event Diary, where our heroes Craig Oppenheimer and Wesley Kays-Henry (that’s me!) travel to the Motor City of Detroit to share photography portfolios. We had a lot of ground to cover, with six meetings scheduled in two days. Although we didn’t make it to Canada (spoiler alert!), we had a blast seeing the current and former …

New York Diary: HGTV Magazine, Baron & Baron, Havas Worldwide and an Adorama Panel

March 21st, 2013

by Sean Stone On a grey and drizzly morning last week, Kayleen and I hit the road for another thrilling day of New York meetings. After a long car ride through steady rain, we finally made it to HGTV Magazine. We were fortunate to meet with Photo Director Barbara Ovrutsky, who doesn’t normally take portfolio meetings. She made an exception though, and was able to …

Marketing: Portfolio Meetings

January 25th, 2013

by Kayleen Kauffman The start of the year always brings about changes and new beginnings. Here at Wonderful Machine, the New Year means lots of requests from photographers wanting to work on their portfolios, website edits and marketing materials. I also see a big spike in photographers traveling and showing their work to prospective clients. One of the most popular marketing consulting services we offer …

North Carolina Diary, Part II (Luquire George Andrews (LGA), BooneOakley, WrayWard)

December 26th, 2012

by Maria Luci After four meetings that took us from Raleigh to Greensboro, Kayleen and I ended our second day in North Carolina at Lewbowski’s Grill in Charlotte. There, we met with some of our Charlotte crew—Dhanraj Emanuel, Peter Taylor, James Quantz Jr, Liz Nemeth and Tibor Nemeth—and threw back a couple of cold ones. Unfortunately, I couldn’t convince anyone to try Lewbowski’s specialty drink, …

Expert Advice: One-On-One Portfolio Reviews

December 4th, 2012

by Kayleen Kauffman One-on-one portfolio reviews should be an essential part of any photographer’s marketing plan. It’s a great opportunity to get your work literally under the noses of decision makers at ad agencies, magazines and design firms. We’ve found that creatives are more likely to work with photographers they know, and meetings are a great way to solidify those relationships. It’s your opportunity to …

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