Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Lunch group is all about uniting Photographers , we also have Videographers , who compliment each other, since starting The Lunch as its known now over 12 months ago it has grown to be very popular, I guess I put that down to the momentum that gets created with the different dynamics in the group, we all share idea's and discuss the Business, lots of lives have been changed for the better, with much better support and encouragment to those of us who are'nt a part of any organisation , there is no requirement to be part of the group , only that you are a professional Photographer who wants to improve the industry and unite with other photographers . There is more than enough work for everybody, we need to get away from the old way of thinking, instead of worrying about our competitors , Unite together , we really have friends in the business, because if you don't have friends in business , your not sucessful .

Since the group started our driving force behind it is , leave your ego out the door come in and share your knowledge , We want to bring photographers up to charging what they are worth, not undercutting each other , educating the photographer is really where it all starts, and then the client, I stand behind this because of my own life experiences , We have people in our group like Peter Williams who is a master with photography and Photoshop , gives all his time to members of the group who need help, also alot of other prominant people who believe in what we are doing, attend our lunch every month and freely offer advice, I too offer my help to anyone who puts their hand up and asks,

Every now and again we have a special guest who wants to attend the lunch, recently we have been so blessed to have my idol attend YERVANT, and his wife Anie, it was amazing, I'll never forget it. And just at our last lunch, David Oliver, Tero Sade, Andrew Kopp , Richard Muldoon.
wow, yes so its great to be a part of something which I think is a stepping stone between photographers and the AIPP, you don't have to be a member of any organisation to be invited to the lunch, at this moment our group has 79 members and counting, alot of photographers have been contacting me wanting to come to the lunch, which is free to attend, however if we do manage a special guest , a gold coin is greatly appreciated, just to cover there lunch .

I am really interested to hear what you think of this lunch, as has it changed your life in any way, I will put up the posts as soon as I get them in,
Thanks guys
Paula Gray

More Yervant

This is the shot of the day.

John Reyment and Paula Gray

Andrew Porfryi and Paula Gray

Stephen Walker and Paula Gray

Yervant and Claire Sophia

Yervant and Chie

Kris Singleton and Yervant

Normy from Divine studios and Yervant

Some of the lunch group

Yervant , Stephen Walker, Andrew Fallon

Yohti and Yervant

Leslie Downie and Glen Knoblauch

Yervant , Paula , Anie

Some of our lunch group

Catherine Lowe , Yohti, Andrew Fallon

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lunch Date

July 7th is the next lunch, which is held at the Norman Hotel which is on Ipswich Road Woolloongabba, RSVPs to info@thatsmephotography.com.au.

David Oliver , Tero Sade, Andrew Kopp

Straight after the PMA we had the fox special for the AIPP, it was there I ran into David Oliver, Tero Sade, and Andrew Kopp, which was good timing because the Lunch was the next day, so I cornered them all ( its amazing what you can get if you go after it) and got them to attend the lunch, just so happens most of the group was hung over from the weekend and the night before, we only had 15 attend, it was an amazing day with these guys, we had our very own private lesson with David Oliver, and a quick marketing chat with Tero, and Andrew shared some of his experiences with us, here are a few pics


April 7th was the day that Yervant attended our photographers Lunch, we had over 47 attend and they all had no idea Yervant was our secret guest, it was amazing to spend a few hours with him and his wife Anie, We had the pleasure in watching his slideshow, this man has the most humble heart , he truely believes in what we are doing for the Industry which is uniting Photographers together through our Lunch, here's a few pics.

This is the reason I want to unite Photographers together

Hi Pete & PaulaI'm excited to say that I have done my first album sale I did it over the phone!! I can't beleive how easy it was!!!It took about 2 hours - over 2 sessions today.She has a 35 sided album - but gave her 5 free sides, a briefcase and a metal cover. Therefore giving me a $4190 wedding album sale alltogether!!! - it started out as a $1950 matted album and ended up here!!Unfortuantely I had already said the CD Rom was hers to keep at the time of booking last year but I am still very happy!!!Thank-you so much both of you for the encourgagement and support. I can't beleive I did it!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONWARD AND UPWARDS!! thanks you legends in photography!!
With best Regards,Jo HodgeDirector/PhotographerAdore Photography0418 180 949e. adorephoto@optusnet.com.auw. http://www.adorephotography.net.au/

Recently we had the pleasure of Alan Khan attending our lunch, I actually met him last year at one of Turning Heads Changing lives Seminars , I was really impressed by his personality, He is a gold winner with the ABIA , anyone who knows how that works would realise its a huge honor,
After the lunch , we decided to Alan out for dinner, when we arrived there he bought along a friend, The great Rob Heyman, anyway here are a few pics of that night.

Lesley Downie , Glen, Rob Heyman, Alan Khan

Alan Khan