We as photographers start photography because we love taking photos, and creating beautiful images. We throw ourselves into the world of ‘business’ so we can do what we love and get paid for it. And then we find ourselves scrambling to suddenly know everything about a lot of things we have no idea about. Websites being one of them! And SEO (search engine optimisation, you really need to know what this is!!).
I don’t claim to know everything about a lot of things, but I do attribute me getting cottoned onto the fact that having a website for my photography business early on has helped me not only get taken seriously by clients, but how clients can also FIND me when they search for it on google, because lets face it thats what most people do to find things aside from asking their friends!
So while at ‘The Baby Summit’ workshop a few months back (time is flying by!!!) I got a few minutes with Garret Hollis for a quick chat about what photographers need to know about SEO. Garrett when he is not organising events like ‘The Baby Summit’ with Kelly and Rob Brown, works at ‘Your Blog Mechanic’, and is just generally an all round awesome guy happy to share some great tips!
Since the great success of the first Baby Summit, they are organising for next year’s event already to be again at Tweed Heads (which is on the border of NSW and QLD, Australia) on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of August 2016.
Speaker line-up has recently been announced and looking pretty amazing (in alphabetical order):
Barb Uil – JinkyArt Photography
Brittany Woodall – Little Bloom Studio
Deb Thomas – Vellum Studios
Derek Clapham – Fotomerchant
Elise Walton – Elise Gow Photography
Erin Hoskins – Erin Elizabeth Photography
Jade Gae – Newborn Photography by Jade
Kate Christie – Time Stylers and BaM
Kathleen Vergara – Kath V. Photography
Kelly Brown – Kelly Brown – Little Pieces Photography
Kristen Cook – Kristen Cook | Photographer
Lana Bell – Lana Bell Photography
Leanne Curtis – Leanne Curtis Newborn Photography
Luisa Dunn – Luisa Dunn Photography
Marry Fermont – Fermont Fotografie
Melanie Kellermann – Melanie Kellermann Photography
Natalie Howe – Natalie Howe Photography
Rocco Ancora – Capture to Print
Sally Sargood – Animoto
Steven Hamilton – EIZO
Steve Saporito – InTuition To Succeed
Sue Bryce – Sue Bryce Photographer
The Accountants – Wealth Doctors
William Long – Longshots Photography
And also taking it over to Georgia in the USA 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of October 2016 (line-up to be announced soon!). It’s pretty exciting and having been at the first one, would without a doubt recommend it to anyone. If keen to find out more info or to register your interest check out ‘The Baby Summit’ website here.
A big thank you to Garret for taking the time out for this awesome chat, and also to Kayell for the loan of the wonderful video light, and Tony Holden for the loan of the ‘Brian’ 3 legged thing tripod.