The Importance of Being Social
Photo Plus Expo
This past weekend we attended Photo Plus Expo in NYC, and had an amazing time! Last Wednesday we discussed our goals with the Expo and what we hoped to get out of it. Today we take you through the results.
We attended both as the company Phlearn and as photographers, and had goals for each. As a business it was important to meet with other business owners and representatives and develop relationships. As a photographer it was important to learn from other photographers who are doing well.
I cannot recommend going to these types of events enough, they really can shape your career and your life.
We are not all social beings, in fact most photographers tend to be more introverted. This is totally ok, and I am right there with you. I am far from the most extroverted person I know, but after going to events like these I realize just how important getting out is. You never know who you are going to meet, and you don’t have to change your personality a bit to do so.
David Lachapelle is a great example. He is extremely soft spoken and shy, yet he still makes it out to talk with people. You don’t have to be “Mr Salesman” to make an impact in this industry. In fact sometimes it is better that you are not that way.
My challenge to you is to get out more. Make a list of all the events that are occurring around you and just GO. Make a list of people you would like to meet, and get some good face time.
Tell us of a time when meeting someone changed your photographic career.