Photographer Michael Grecco Releases Best Selling Lighting And The Dramatic Portrait As eBook


To write about this launch is pure pleasure for me. I am proud to say that I've been working with Michael Grecco over the last couple of months on strategizing and streamlining his business. Michael is a very busy photographer who is always on the road shooting and teaching, but I am pretty

Photography Business Success Through The Eyes of John Lund


One of the shooters that I serious admire is John Lund. We had the opportunity to chat on a membership interview before. His blog is recommended reading for any photography professional. Just today I ran across a post he did with Lewis Blackwell, someone who I personally consider almost impossibly

Beauty Culture

Melvin Sokolsky PhotoBizCoach BEate Annenberg

Recently I attended an Annenberg lecture with the famous fashion and beauty legend, photographer Melvin Sokolsky. It was extraordinary for many reasons.  Melvin Sokolsky has an opinion which I appreciate. In a world driven with perfection he dares to have his own opinion. Sokolsky has great

Tech Conference: Technology or Content More Important?

PhotoBizCoachBeate PicScout Offir Gutelson

Now here is a topic that is worth exploring. I am at The Israel Conference in Los Angeles. Yes, this blue eyed, Catholic German immigrant went to a conference that was 99.99% Jewish and they were all very nice to me. I was invited by Offir Gutelson who just sold his company PicScout to Getty Images

Microstock Money Shots


Turning Downloads into Dollars with Microstock Photography She's done it again. Established stock photography industry consultant, colleague and friend Ellen Boughn knows what's going on. Ellen has been in the business for some time and done it all. From mass market, to high end boutique to money

Face Off at Smashbox Studios Hollywood

Beate Chelette Ettore Zuccarelli

Here is a peek at the latest Smashbox event. The annual Face Off competition took place at Smashbox's studios in Hollywood. Here is me chilling with Ettore Zuccarelli from ABC. He's a staple in the industry and one of my favorite people to follow on Facebook. Here is Mikel Elliot announcing the top

David Drebin's Show at Fahey / Klein

Photobizcoach Beate chelette David Drebin

David Drebin just opened his show "The Morning After" at Los Angeles' famous Fahey / Klein Gallery. Here is me and David hanging out. The work is of course pretty spectacular just like you would expect from a world class photographer. The exhibit will run at Fahey Klein until January 22 and is

Selling To or Connecting With Your Client?

Connection Coach Jonathan Sprinkles PhotoBizCoach Beate

Today was a great day. I got to interview my friend and colleague Jonathan Sprinkles for my Monthly Mentoring Program audio series. Jonathan is the Connection Coach and he speaks about having the right mindset as well as how to truly connect with your customer. In the most relationship driven

Hi, My Name is Glenn Morshower

Malinchak PhotoBizCoach Beate Glenn Morshower

The first time I met Glenn Morshower was at Craig Duswalt's Rockstar for Success Bootcamp. It is coming up again on September 23-26 and you can still secure your spot by clicking here. There are only four more seats available. He will sell out, again. I will be attending the event as well. Glenn

The Compound Effect

Darren Hardy and PhotoBizCoach Beate

What's The Compound Effect? It's been widely documented, I really like business. What is also known is that I am sucker for knowledge. Can you ever know too much? What many of you don't know is that I am also a spiritual person and do believe in God, karma and many universal principles. What I mean

First Response


Honey, I Am Home It's been a whirlwind of trips for me. Just yesterday I arrived back from Las Vegas and I am off to go to Hawaii from which I will be hosting the next free call. If you haven't signed up, please secure your spot right now. You only have a few days left. I've been once again to a

How Good Is Your First Impression?


Does your website bring out the best in you? You've heard this one before. "There is only one first impression." While I believe that it's true -  in our world a new thing can be just that one great reason you need to get in front of your clients - again, I've had several posts recently about the

What's Hot? A BikiniList!

Ross Bikinilists and Photobizcoach beate

Here's an Easy Way to Connect with Image Buyers If you are struggling with getting enough new business you might be in violation of the rule of seven. This is a marketing rule and simply states the fact that your customer probably doesn't know who you are unless he's heard from you at least seven

Meet the President(s)

Cepic's Vice President Klaus Plaumann and President Christina Vaughan (ImageSource) Please watch this quick video with Cepic's VP Klaus Plaumann at Cepic. He briefly explains why it's important to attend this largest industry event and its benefits to the attendees. The final number was even

Finding Opportunities Through Networking Events

Cepic mood shot

Reporting on the CEPIC Conference in Dublin What a whirlwind week that was. First I saw my daughter drive off in a limousine to her Prom last Saturday. This event was followed on Sunday by the AVPA Culver City arts award show at her high school, where she received six awards including best vocal

Michael Grecco - Shall I Say More?

I Am a Lucky Girl and You Can Get Lucky, Too This was a pretty spectacular day, even for me. As you know by now I get to speak and meet with a lot of great professionals, top experts and big name photographers. My Executive Assistant John told me very matter of fact that I should get Michael Grecco

Are You Being Trashed?

What Would You Need to Know About Copy Writing? Aren't We In the Picture Business? Members Call Recap with Tom N. Tumbusch. Have you gotten your head around the fact that you are primarily in the business of marketing your services to existing and potential clients? As for me, sure I am the

Publicity for Photo Professionals (Free Call)


Free Monthly Call with Publicity Guru Jill Lublin on May 11, 2010 I scored in a big way. It's been worth the wait, because this lady has a pretty busy schedule. Between her TV engagements, touring for one of her three bestselling books and being featured in national newspapers - she's going to be on

Announcing FREE CALL "SEO For Artists"


Photosecrets Next Free Call Is On Search Engine Optimization In my job I hear from photographers who are ready to take their business to the next level, and one of the first things I do is to visit their websites. I see a lot of them, and I’m always eager to check how high they rank in search

Membership Call Recap


Interview With The Stock Photo Guy John Lund I am pretty lucky. Why? Because I do what I love and I get to talk to very interesting people. For my upcoming "How to Make Money With Stock" course that I did with Jack Hollingsworth we interviewed industry veteran Ellen Boughn. She mentioned this