The Tenors (The Canadian Tenors) perform songs from their new album and film a new PBS special at The Smith Center in Las Vega
The concert was recorded in the breathtaking 2,050 seat Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for an upcoming PBS special and live concert DVD.
The Tenors have traveled the world for the past four years. From Johannesburg to Shanghai, London to Los Angeles, they have inspired millions of music lovers with their rich harmonies, addictive charm and powerful songs. They have performed for world leaders and many celebrities including an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion. Most recently, The Tenors performed in London, England for Queen Elizabeth II. Now they’re back with a dazzling new show prior to the launch of their new album.
The Tenors performed all new music from their, yet to be released, sophomore album Lead With Your Heart. The foursome invited some of their friends as special guests to share the stage for this unforgettable performance.
We had the opportunity to be the exclusive photographers for this unforgettable event. ENJOY!
Here is a starting list of 189 business-building ideas for photographers:
2) Start a photo blog.
3) Consider using per-image pricing.
4) Read John Harrington’s book: Best Business Practices for Photographers. (not a NMP affiliate)
5) Define your target market.
6) Use Google reader to follow blogs of interest.
7) Develop your professional story.
8 ) Join your local chamber of commerce.
9) Comment on other blogs.
10) Enter photo contests.
The Power of No
[by Todd Joyce]
Yeah right. I want that job! Who can say no in this economy? If that’s your negotiating position, I’m here to tell you – that’s not negotiating. It’s begging. Have you every been pulled over for speeding and tried to negotiate your way out of a ticket? Nope, it’s called begging. And that’s all you can do. You have nothing to offer the officer to negotiate with him or her to get out of it. Plead and beg all you want. Try logic. I even hear that crying works for some. But in the end, it’s the officer’s decision and you have to take that ticket if they give it to you. You have no choice.
Negotiating is a discussion of terms of exchanging valuable goods. Power in a negotiation is having something the other party needs. The more they need it, the more value it has to them and the more you can get for it. They likely have money that you want. And if you really need it, then you’re willing to give them more for it. If you have what they need, then they will be willing to give you more for it too. What you can do for them has value. View it that way. Work to exchange things of value in the discussion. Rushing to meet their timing has value. Granting certain rights has value. Delivering quality has value and so does your unique vision of communicating their message. Even their confidence in you being able to achieve their vision has value. Recognize your value. You have the ability to ask for something of value in exchange and you have the right to take what they offer or say no. They also have that right. And, if you are not willing to say no, then you’ll get what they decide, just like getting a ticket. You have no choice.
[by Charles Gupton]
The most important element in any negotiation process is defining the value of what is being exchanged. Without a clear understanding of what you have to offer and its value to the person you’re communicating with, the negotiation process will quickly become frustrating.
The challenge for many commercial artists/photographers is that they are artists first while the “commercial” aspect unfortunately takes the back seat. The mindset of many artists is that it’s acceptable to be under compensated for their work, hence the description “starving artist.” And what you do is an extension of what you believe.
If you are struggling with the negotiation process, take a look at these two aspects— the value of what you offer and your relationship with money — and think about where you stand. In her book, “Overcoming Underearning,” Barbara Stanny writes: “Psychology is to money what an engine is to a car. Whenever you’re stalled, that’s the first place to look.”
Although “looking under the hood” may be disorienting and the last thing you want to do with your time, negotiation is simply a process of exchanging beliefs about value.
You can’t transfer a belief you don’t have.