This blog post is a bit of a hodgepodge of updates, thoughts, and new info.
I'll begin by making everyone jealous. I just got back from a 2 week cruise to the Caribbean with my family and it was a perfect escape from reality. I ate way too much, slept way too much, and drank just the right amount! I didn't do hardly any work and took very few pictures-- both very unlike me! When its all said and done I'm recharged and ready to get down to business for the new year. The cruise was nice... it was my mom, dad, sister and two friends of the family for 10 days; we visited Puerto Rico, Antigua, St Martin, Tortolla, and St Thomas. All little paradises with perfect weather.
To get down to business, I have an article in Rangefinder Magazine at the moment about "Monetizing Your Blog" (click to read!). I discuss how you can use (1) Merchandizing (2) Affiliate Programs and (3) Advertising to make money if you have a large enough following. Because I will be speaking at WPPI (coming up soon!!!) and because of my article in Rangefinder, I was interviewed for Rangefinder Radio. You can hear the entire "Lindsay Adler and Rangefinder Radio" interview here (click on the interview "Lindsay Adler" and download) and all the misc things we discussed about photography and the business of photography.
I also can confirm that I will be speaking at this year's PSA Conference in Colorado Springs in September (18-24)! So all you fans and friends going to the conference, let's meet up! I'm am very excited to be going to this conference PLUS being in Colorado. I'll be updating my schedule of events soon... and to be honest it is filling up soooo fast! Currently I'm booked with events every week/weekend until May, and then have a ton of things throughout the summer!
Next, last night I taught for PWP (Professional Women Photographers) here in NY on the topic of Lightroom's "Other Modules". Whenever I teach or any classes I've ever attended on Lightroom really focus primarily on Import, Library Module and Develop Module. Few (if any) delve into Print, Slideshow and Web. In this 3-hour lecture/demonstration I showed how photographers can utilizing these modules in their workflow. I have uploaded the notes that I used to introduce the presentation, and wanted to share: "Lightroom's Other Modules: Slideshow, Print and Web" (click to view notes on Scribd).
I've been published in 3 more magazines since the beginning of the year, but I'll be sharing those in individual posts. Hope all of you are enjoying the beginning of the New Year and that this first month has been a success!