This weekend was a blast! I want to thank everyone who came out, you all rock. Special thanks to Zulu Lounge, Senor Frogs, The afterdeck, our sponsors Blu Energy Drink, Hangover Joes, and Absolut Vodka. Extra special thanks to my best friend Taylor J. Burt who worked his butt off. Already planning for next years bash. Love you all
While out and about shooting in the clubs and bars, we get asked A LOT of questions. After much research (eh, we did this over lunch), here is our top ten list.
1. Will you just email me the pictures? No, for two reasons. First, if we emailed out the thousands of pictures we take every week to individuals, it would take forever. Second, we spent a lot of money on a really nice site and made it extremely easy to upload pictures right to your facebook account.
2. Can I crop the picture just for my default picture on facebook (or any other site)? No, under no circumstances can you crop the picture. It is out of respect for the photographer, sponsor and the venue. Each either put in hard work making you look good, or spent money to ensure the photos are free.
3. I don't want my picture being taken. That's perfectly fine, just politely tell the photographer and they will happily keep you out of them.
4. Do you do other photography besides clubs? Absolutely! We do weddings, portfolios, calendars, family shoots, etc. Give us your number and we can discuss what you want.
5. Can I buy the photographer a drink? Yes, but under one condition, the photographer has to be done shooting for the day. We don't like to drink and shoot because the pictures will be blurry or we might fall over and break our equipment.
6. Come on, please email me the picture (after being told “no” the first time). Absolutely not. The pictures are free but you have to make an actual effort to go get them.
7. Do I have to make a profile? If you want to see the full size version of your picture, then yes. If you want to read articles, look at thumbnails, view pages or beach guides, then no you do not need a profile.
8. Can you come to my birthday party, event, club, or gathering and bring your camera to take a few pictures? We would love to! Each photographer sets their own rates for private functions and we have a low price for clubs or venues. If you don't want to pay for us to shoot, we would be glad to come without our camera. It's great to have time off and we love parties too.
9. How do you make money? Without going into specific details, we make money from the clubs paying us a small amount and our sponsor making up the difference. It keeps our prices low so we can be out shooting more.
10. Take a picture of that person who is: Nude, passed out, doing drugs, doing something dangerous, and idiot. Hell NO! First, no one really wants to see someone doing that. Second, are goal is to take pictures that the people being photographed actually want. We want to capture the moments, but moments of fun and joy not embarrassment and disgust.
While this isn’t a get rich quick story, a story of using my parents “go away and do something” money/gift, or an “accidently discovered super glue” story, it is a story of a simple idea and a journey. While the story isn’t complete, hopefully this will inspire you to have a dream and go for it despite what society and life throws in your path.
After working as a sales and marketing manager for a fortune 500 company for 7 years, I was miserable. I wanted to get back down to the beach in a hurry but was stuck inland at a job I didn’t love. I was making 6 figures but spending it all just to stay slightly happy.
While waiting for a person I was supposed to interview, I grabbed a "Money" magazine we had in the lobby. I had passed a stack of past issues of that magazine every day for years and never paid it much attention. I looked at the cover and it said something like "How to quit your job and launch your own company". I was extremely skeptical, thinking of those numerous MLM scams that advertise all the time.
I read the article, and its first advice was to find a hobby you love. Second, it said start a website about that hobby. I thought to myself, “What website could I start about a hobby of mine?” The next thought that hit me changed my life….. The website I created 7 years ago, Beachmonkey.com, was about a hobby of mine. I loved beaches, surfing, and night life. The name was perfect, and the concept began swirling and swirling around my head. Ideas began to fly and I couldn’t think fast enough to keep up. Suddenly I had a direction in life that I wanted to go. After work, I went home and began to sketch out all the ideas I came up with.
Get Rich on the internet or die trying
Have you ever googled “How to make money on the internet?” You might as well smear honey on your face and body and jump into the grizzly den. More useless links than atoms in the universe will appear all claiming they know the secret to success. Every single one has the same story, that they and only they have the true path to financial freedom, and the rest of the links are total shams. If you ever try to find what they actually did to make money on the internet, it turns out they didn’t do anything except to tell people how to make money on the internet.
That’s right, they made their millions not by launching the next Facebook but launching the next site that explains how they launched said site that explains how to launch sites, on how to make money. So to get this straight….the first day they launched their site saying “I made millions on the internet”, they only had the money in their pocket, and far from the millions they claimed to have made. They only made millions after millions of people read their site that bragged about how much money they made. And they want us to believe that they are telling us the truth? Pleeeeze!
After reading about 5 or 6 ridicules sites like this, I decided to hit up a friend of mine who had just quit his 6 figure job as a lawyer and started his own website. Eddie Babbage started resonate vibes (http://resonantvibes.com/ ) and it was a dream of his. He gave me real advice. He said “Keep looking and researching. You will find better ways to launch your site.” Over the next 3-4 years, he would always be my go-to person for advice and lend an ear. He is one of the many people who fell onto my path at the right time. Sometimes you have to have a bit of luck.
Hey where can i find the DayGlow Louisville 1/21/12 pics at? i cant find them.