SWPP Convention

If you’re a Bride or Groom to be, I guarantee, for you this post will be boring, so if you here to look at some of my previous weddings just scroll down and give this bit a miss.

This is the quiet part of the year for me as regards to wedding photography so I thought I would just update you all on what I have been doing recently. I have not long returned from three intensive days at the annual SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) convention held at the Novotel, Hammersmith. This is becoming an annual pilgrimage for me having attended for the last four years in a row. It gives me a chance to catch up with some old and new friends from the photographic industry and to take advantage of the many masterclasses that take place during the event on subjects as diverse as posing brides, landscape photography, photographing children, studio management, business management, off camera flash techniques, DSLR Video, etc, etc. There is also a huge trade show displaying all the latest products and gear associated with photographers and photographs, including such things as Wedding Album suppliers, Picture Framers, Camera Manufacturers, Software suppliers etc.

One of the things I was particularly interested in was how to get my Weddings web site more visible to the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing etc. This is a must these days as without doubt most photographers will get their work by clients finding them on the web, or at least photographers like I do who do not have the benefit of a high street shop or huge advertising budget. So for the last few nights I’ve been tweaking both my blog and web site using some tips I learnt from attending a lecture by fellow photographer and IT expert Kevin Mullins. This is in an effort to drive more traffic to my way and hopefully this will become more evident over the next few weeks as do the things suggested.

Anyway, getting back to the SWPP Convention, if you’re a photographer like me who is always looking to learn, hone and develop your skill this event is a must!

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