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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Webinar Success And More


My first webinar, "Building a Better Online Portfolio" ended on a really high note today---at least 700 people tuned in, and I expect many more will listen to the posted version when it goes up on PhotoShelter. Let me thank everyone who tuned in, and especially Allen Murabayashi, Chris Owyoung, Michelle Seekamp and Andrew Fingerman of PhotoShelter for the opportunity and the wonderful support. I hope we do more of these in the future.

I'd love to hear from some of you and find out what other topics you might want to learn about. Drop me a line and let me know.

It's a great thing to try (and of course succeed) at something new. I really had no idea what a 'webinar' was, but I was eager to find out by doing one. It's true: trying new things is a great way to grow.

Another wonderful thing this week is that the virtual gallery show I curated for the Griffin Museum of Photography went live. It features Sophia Wallace's "Modern Dandies" work, and I couldn't be happier to see it online. It's a beautiful, thought-provoking body of work that should not be missed. See it here and in the image above.

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12 Comments:

Blogger AnitaM said...

i have tuned in yesterday and i must say as an emerging photographer i was able to take a lot of info from the webinar. over the weekend i am going to update my website and portfolios to make the journey into my photo world even more interesting for my viewers.

thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

anitam.com

February 04, 2011  
Blogger calanan said...

I ended up being unable to listen in but am looking forward to the archive to be posted online, thanks!

February 04, 2011  
Blogger sybil said...

just wanted to thank you so much for the webinar yesterday. i really appreciated your honest opinion regarding the aesthetics of website design, and what photo editors are really looking for. i am someone who has never been able to objectively look at my work, and actually creating a portfolio has plagued me for more that 7 years now. you gave me a lot of inspiration, and i am working hard to bring my vision to fruition. thanks so much stella. you lit a fire under my ass, and it is burning hot!!

February 04, 2011  
Anonymous Ed Hamlin said...

How did I miss hearing about the webinar? It almost as bad as missing the bith a your own child.

February 04, 2011  
Anonymous France Menk said...

Stella, your webinar hit home..I immediately applied your suggestions for website design to my own and saw the results of your analysis, immediately. I must still do more tight editing, but the overall look of bright simplicity has made all the difference. Out of the darkroom into the light of the well-lit gallery;-)

Many many thanks for your generosity of time and sharing of expertise.

Cheers,

France Menk
france-menk.com

February 06, 2011  
Blogger Robert said...

Thanks so much for the webinar. It was enjoyable and I found your views on sequencing images especially useful and not something I'd really thought of before. I was also relieved that my site doesn't have most of the things that annoy you.:)

best

February 09, 2011  
Anonymous Jason Gardner said...

The webinar was clear, precise and informative, thanks Stella!

February 12, 2011  
Anonymous Brandon said...

Like many others, I too have immediately applied your suggestions. There's still much more that I need to adjust but have found your information very insightful and beneficial. I only found out about the webinar until after Photoshelter had blogged about it.

Thank you for putting the time and sharing your perspective and knowledge :)

February 16, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

February 19, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for this nice post 111213

February 19, 2011  
Anonymous AC said...

Go Stella, go!

February 22, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for this tips

February 23, 2011  

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