Today is the last day to bid in the Thirst Relief Mentor Auction! I’ve signed up this year as a Mentor, donating 90 minutes of instructional time to the highest bidder. Bid now to win a one-on-one session with me via Skype or at WPPI, and you can help save lives while improving your photography!
As the winner, you can use the time however you want. Are you a beginner seeking tips to take your images to the next level? With extensive experience as a photography judge and educator, I can give your portfolio a critique as a whole in addition to critiquing individual shots. But the opportunity goes way deeper than that.
Maybe you know you’re a great photographer, but just can’t seem to break into the market? I can offer valuable time- and money-saving advice, gleaned from years of figuring out this industry, to help get your business off the ground. I’ll help dissect your business model to find the areas where you could be saving or making more, and I’ll assess your website and marketing materials to offer feedback on how you’re reaching out to potential customers.
Act fast! Bidding ends tonight at 11pm EST.
All of the proceeds of the annual Mento Auction benefit Thirst Relief International‘s efforts to provide humanitarian and disaster relief to those in need worldwide through the provision of safe, clean drinking water. The mission of the auction is twofold, to save lives and change the world, and to create better and more successful photographers.
Look at these numbers: Last year, the sponsors and 90 mentors who participated in the Mentor Auction raised more than $40,700 which directly provided 8,147 people with clean water. Add to that the incredible wisdom and talent that is being shared through these mentoring sessions to create more successful photographers and entrepreneurs, and it’s truly a win-win for everyone involved
Start bidding now: http://bit.ly/uH5PH6
The world watched on March 11 as the worst earthquake in decades rocked the northeast coast of Japan, subsequently triggering a tsunami that swallowed everything in its path. A month on, the nation struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the disaster.
A few weeks ago, Maki Kawakita, an extraordinary artist-photographer, sent out a call to me and other artists. She wanted to use their artwork to raise funds and convey a positive, uplifting message. What she came up with in a short period of time is nothing short of astounding.
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Did you know that every 15 seconds someone dies of a waterborne illness? That’s 5760 people every day! Thirst Relief’s mission is to save lives by tapping into the incredible talent and generosity of the photo industry.
You can help. Bid on a mentoring session with your favorite photographer! I’m participating in the 2011 Thirst Relief Mentor Auction. 100% of the proceeds directly benefit Thirst Relief. Add to that the incredible wisdom and talent that is being shared in the one-on-one mentor sessions and you have better and more successful photographers! I’m inviting you to bid on my Mentor Session.
To find out more, read about my personal, one-on-one Mentoring Session below:
Great marketing tactics are often what defines the success of individuals in the over-saturated pool of talented professional photographers. Catherine will review your traditional and online marketing materials and create a unique critique of your current marketing campaign. Guidance will include everything from a portfolio review to feedback on your latest tweet (or lack thereof!).
Check out this recent video created for PDN’s PhotoPlus Conference to see some of the results of Catherine’s marketing campaign! – Catherine Hall’s “Self Promotion Resource Guide: Complete Edition,” valued at $229! It provides everything you need to attain the next level in pro photography.
1. Competition Guide
Maximize the promotional benefits of photography contests, gallery exhibitions, accolades, grants and scholarships. *Also available separately.
2. Blogging Guide
Create a following through your blog and attract more attention to your website.
3. Email Marketing Guide
Communicate better with more people through effective email marketing.
4. Press Release Guide
Grab editors’ attention through catchy releases that land you valuable attention from the press.
5. Bridal Magazine Guide
Learn how to send your materials so they reach the right people at the right time.
6. Biography Guide
Compose a bio that illustrates your credentials and promotes your personality.
7. Social Networking Guide
Connect with potential clients through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Praise for “Self Promotion Resource Guide: Complete Edition”
“Catherine really brings it all together – the professionalism, the promotion and the sense that you, too, can do this if you just have the right tools.”
Jim Garner, Photographer
“Catherine provides a clear, definitive set of resources for rising your studio to the next level.”
Lori Nordstrom, Photographer
ART FOR AIDS ORPHANS is an annual art auction to benefit children orphaned and affected by HIV and AIDS. Supported by international artists who donate their work, local businesses who offer their services, an amazing urban exhibit space and a lot of goodwill, ART FOR AIDS ORPHANS aims to raise funds and awareness through our annual auctions. Our goal is to expand our fundraising each year, as we help people working with AIDS orphans throughout the developing world.
Please see Art For Aids Orphans website for more details.