Episode 36: Gary Farber of Hunts Photo and Video: Photography Trends and Conferences

Peggy Farren 2017-05-10

Thanks for tuning into episode #36 of The Understand Photography Show!

To watch the video replay now, watch it now on YouTube:


The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes and we only have a short few more weeks to do so! Your help makes a huge difference!



To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here:
http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography

Here are the show notes for episode #36 of The Understand Photography Show:

Understand Photography General Notes

Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography - The next class begins June 8, 2017. Truly knowing photography is a great gift for yourself or someone in your life! Check out our free webinar video to learn about what you need to know and to experience Peggy's teaching style! https://understandphotography.leadpages.co/4-weeks-photography-education-video/


Upcoming Trips:

Women's Photography Weekend, Naples, FL - June 23-25
Women's Photography Weekend, Naples. FL - July 21-23
Women's Photography Weekend, Naples, FL - Sept 15-17

Join our Understand Photography Facebook group to ask questions and get feedback!

For classes, private lessons, photography trips, and other events, check out our schedule on our Meetup website.

Show Notes for Episode #36:Hunt's Photo and Video ft. Gary Farber

"A show is successful, not if I make a profit, but if I get a repeat customer."

Episode 36: Hunt’s Photo and Video, Where the Customer is the Priority ft. Gary Farber

Hunt’s was originally established as a pharmacy in 1889 and remains a family-owned business.

“Support your local camera store. In this day and age it's extremely important.”

Differences in Photography Industry in Past 15 Years
Biggest change was the explosion of digital – making it easier for everyone to become a photographer.
Film Cameras: progressed from Point & Shoot: SLRs
Digital Cameras: progressed from Point & Shoot: Compact Point & Shoot: D300s and SLRs: more high end cameras
Film is still used by some, and is required by some college photography programs.
Death of Point & Shoots came with the cell phone camera
Digital camera sales dropped 40% in one year
Now sell accessories for iPhones for photography

Best Business Practices
Diversify – cannot survive on retail business alone
Partner with Schools, Law Enforcement
Ebay, Amazon, Social Media
Offer Classes, Photowalks, Speakers
Attend Photography Conferences
Contacts each speaker prior to conference for information on what equipment they will be featuring – then makes sure he has those specific pieces available on-site at the conference.

Best Selling Gadgets
Wimberley Plamps Tripods ColorChecker Passport LED Lights
Telephoto Lenses – Tamron 150-600 & Sigma 150-600 (Contemporary or Sport models)

“Where’s Gary?”
Newsletter for Events
Travel to 35 -40 Trade Shows per Year
Local-Regional-National
Focuses on smaller, specialty shows with approx. 150 people in attendance
Looks for shows featuring good speakers and plenty of vendor time
Wants to meet everyone in attendance and make a connection, the connection makes the service and sale more personal and the customers more loyal


Best Trade Shows

Birding: Bosque-Del-Apache, NM – Festival of the Cranes - November – 10,000 Sandhill Cranes
Orlando, FL – Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival - January
St. Augustine, FL - Birding Fest - April
Galveston, TX – Featherfest and Nature Photofest – April

Portrait/Wedding: PPA and smaller state-run shows
Unfortunately a dwindling business, expensive to participate, not good turnout

Camera Clubs/Camera Club Councils:
Florida (FCCC) New England (NECCC) Michigan(SWMCCC) Gulf States CCC
Washington (NWCCC) Minnesota/Twin Cities (TCACCC)

Specialty Shows:
Southbridge, MA – Creative Photography - May
Chicago, IL – Out of Chicago with Chris Smith – June
Cleveland, OH - Mike Moats Macro Photo – October
Acadia NP, ME – Out of Acadia – October
Buffalo, NY - Can-Am Photo Festival – April

Advice for Hobbyist
Choose your camera based on budget and the type of photography you will use it for (nature/travel)
For Travel Photographers that want a lightweight camera:
MILCs that allow lens changes for more variety: Fuji XD2, Panasonic G85, or Olympus OMD


Contact

HuntsPhotoandVideo.com
DigitalGuyGary@wbhunt.com
Facebook
Instagram

Don't miss a thing.

Subscribe to our show!

Click to subscribe!
Close popup

Subscribe to our show!

By subscribing to our show, you will never miss out! We will notify you via email when a new podcast is posted.

Please Fill Out This Field

Like what you are reading?

Sign up for our newsletter!

Sign up now!
Close popup

Sign up for our newsletter

Your details are safe with us.

Please Fill Out This Field

Post Your Comment Below

What Camera Should I Buy?

One of the most often questions we receive is "What type of camera should I buy?" Of course a lot depends on your budget and what you want to do with the camera. Watch this short video for Peggy's recommendation.

Sign Up for Access
Close popup

Which camera should I buy?

Enter your contact information to watch this short video for Peggy's recommendation!

Please Fill Out This Field

Join the movement

About Peggy

Peggy Farren is an award winning, professional photographer, instructor, writer and speaker.

With over 17 years as a full-time professional photographer, Peggy offers photography training through her training center, “Understand Photography”.

Learn More

Essential Preparation Tips for Travel Photography

This free report will help you choose the right cameras, lenses and accessories for your travels. You'll need different equipment depending on where you are going, your finances, and the weight of the gear. We'll show you how to determine the best equipment for your needs. Also included is a comprehensive list on what you'll need, some things you may not have heard before but you'll be so glad we let you know!

Sign Up for More Information
Close popup

Essential Preparation Tips for Travel Photography

Many you've never heard before!

Please Fill Out This Field