Another Full House in Dallas!

Once again the hotel had to move us to a larger room to accommodate a sold-out workshop in Dallas. I’m happy to say that, as usual, there’s something special about a Texas crowd; they are really serious about moving their businesses forward, but they love a good laugh as well. I had a great time, and I’m so pleased to have heard from attendees who are already making big changes that I know will pay off for them. Like every workshop I’ve done this year, the biggest challenge on everyone’s mind is how to deal with the devaluing of professional photography by prosumers. In my opinion this one is going to be around for a long time, and the only way to confront it is head on, so we discussed lots of tools to make this happen.

Next stop: Las Vegas . . . the end of the line for this year!

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Sold Out in Baltimore!

We were pleased to have to call the hotel in Baltimore and request a larger room to house the 70+ students who came to the Baltimore-Washington Workshop Monday and Tuesday of last week.
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And what a lovely, fun group! It was so nice to be able to wander around the Inner Harbor on Monday night as well! Projection sales guru Ron Nichols roared in on his Harley late Monday afternoon and stayed over to say to give us some tips on Tuesday.

Next stop . . . Dallas!

Full House for the Denver Workshop

In spite of a nasty April 15 snowstorm, I was delighted to have a wonderful room full of receptive photographers at the first “Get Down to Business!” Workshop in Denver.

Thanks to class members who have sent comments about the workshop, especially those who have indicated what changes they plan to make to their businesses as a result of it. This is truly music to my ears!

Along with the comments, I was surprised and delighted to receive some “critter images, ” sent because of my obvious interest in all creatures great and small. Thanks to Tom Miles, who forwarded this recent wedding candid of his bride and groom “getting their ducks in a row.” Great shot, Tom!


Jana Wells sent me several wonderful snowy images of two members of her menagerie. The “little guy” below is four-and-a-half month old Laila, a Great Pyrenees puppy who within months will top out at around 85 pounds or more.


This is Kamay, a gorgeous Alaskan malamute, who couldn’t look more at home in the snow. These photos are a perfect reminder of the April snow that was the backdrop of the Denver Workshop!


New Ann Monteith Workshop
Scheduled for 4 Cities

I’m delighted to announce that I will be presenting a new workshop in four locations around the country for 2013. Sponsored by PPA and Marathon Press, the 2-day, intensive workshops will cover a great deal of ground on what I consider to be the 6 elements that are necessary for business success: Finances, Products, Workflow, Branding, Pricing and Selling. It’s possible that you are doing a good job in some of these aspects of your business. Even if you are doing well in all of them, but still aren’t satisfied with your business progress, my guess is that you might not fully understand how these elements function together. I can assure you that you will if you are willing to spend two days away from your studio to concentrate on your business. I promise you that your business will improve!

I hope to see you in one of these cities: Denver, Baltimore/Washington, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Pheck the schedule at this link.

Happy New Year!
  Ann Monteith