Swipe File for Photography Pros Live Chat


Photography Pros Live Chat June 2015 Gary Fong Harvey Bremner Thomas E Hanna

Show Focus:

 Thank you for confirming your interest in taking part in this term’s Photography Pros Live Chat for the students at Centre for Arts and Technology in the Digital Photography program.

I’m excited to have you on board for the semi-annual live chat show, and the students are looking forward to listening in and asking questions during the event, taking place on their last day of the Social Media for Photographers class.

Fans and followers of your social networks and faculty of the Centre for Arts and Technology are also invited to participate and spread the word.The livestreamed event will be available as a replay via YouTube.

Photography Pros Live Chat

3:30 pm PST (6:30pm EST) on Thursday, June 18th


Updated swipe files and links, including the new contest to win a Gary Fong LightSphere Flash Diffuser kit.


Let me know if you need help with Hangouts. Please be online no later than 3:15pm on June 18.
Eden or I will post the Hangouts guest link via email at approx 3pm.
I’d love it if you’d like, comment, share, and retweet to help create buzz about the show – let your own followers know that they can post questions in the YouTube comments and we’ll ask them during the show.
AND I’m running contest, thanks to Gary Fong donating a LightSphere G5 Flash Diffuser kit ($149 value). The winner will be announced during the show.
The easiest way is to simply visit the links below and retweet or share.
You can view all my promotional posts on my social networks:
1min promo video introducing the event, guest photogs, and the contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfajaDT_PhM
This is the full hangout on air event post – I’ve introduced you all individually, and it would be super if you’d comment, +1, share (so your followers see the event and links), and invite your followers to watch (if they say “yes” or “maybe” it puts the event automatically in their calendar to remind them.)


Contest link:
You can simply create your own post inviting people to enter the contest to win a Lightsphere kit (great for your aspiring photog followers – LightSphere is a quick and easy to attach diffuser that improves the quality of on-camera flash for more professional looking results).


Sample questions for the guest panel:


• How did you get started in photography?

• Did you learn film + darkroom photography, or digital?

• How important do you think social media and blogging is for photographers? What about videos?

• Which social networks do you think work best for photographers? How many social networks should they focus on, or should they be everywhere?

• How important is networking to photographers?

• How important is branding? Did you hire a web developer or graphic designer or do it yourself?

• Do you do your own photo editing/photoshop work?

• Do you outsource any of your work (admin, bookkeeping, photo editing/retouching, marketing)?

• How can photographers make passive income? Is that a viable business model?

• If you had one piece of advice to give new photographers starting out in their career, what would it be?


If you are new to using Google+ Hangouts (video calls) please download my Hangouts Quick Start Guide:

Please take 10 minute to set everything up. You will need to do this up before the show, but you only need to do it once and can continue to use video calls easily after the initial setup.




Show Details: date, time, links

You will receive the on-air guest link via email and Facebook message approximately 20 minutes before the start of the show on Thursday June 18th. Please ensure that you arrive in the pre-broadcast area (“greenroom”) NO LATER THAN 3:15 pm PST/6:25pm EST so we can test the audio/video, and generally make sure everything is running smoothly and everyone is relaxed and ready to roll when we go live.


 There is an audience link further below for you to help promote the event and invite your followers to ask questions.
We go live at 3:30pm PST (6:30pm EST) on Thursday, June18th.
Approx 45 min of topic questions discussion.
 Q&A questions from students and viewers at the end.


Other notes for the day of the show:


  • Please ensure you have a Google+ account set up the day before the show, and have installed the Hangout plugin (takes 2 minute if you’ve never done a Hangout before).
  • You will receive an invitation to join the scheduled Hangout on Air via email and I will post it in a Facebook msg to all of the guests,  to get familiar with the Hangout dashboard and set up your “lower third” banner, 15-30 min before the show goes live. (This lets guests into  the “Greenroom” or pre-broadcast waiting area.)
  • On the day of the recording, you will need to be in the Hangout pre-broadcast dashboard 15-30 minutes prior to the show.
  • Be hardwired (not wifi) to minimize internet issues (poor video quality, dropping off the call).
  • Access the call from a laptop or desktop computer. iPads, tablets and smartphones have limited functionality, and tend to have spotty internet connections, thus producing a poor quality call and possible dropouts (Hangouts are bandwidth hogs).
  • Wear earbuds and if possible have a mic for better quality.
  • Please be in a quite place, with no interruptions.
  • The shows will be recorded live, then a replay will be available on YouTube and Google+. You can share that link later for any of your fans or followers who missed the event.
  • Shows are strictly informational – no sales pitches
  • Do not record the show (ie Camtasia, Screenflow) as this degrades the video quality. A recoding takes place automatically via YouTube.




Feel free to share the livestream broadcast with your friends or followers… here are a few options:

To share on Google+, go to the Google+ Hangout Event link below, then click +1 and Share it.
Don’t forget to “invite guests” too:


You can share this status update text and graphic by logging in to Facebook and viewing this post, then simply share the link with your fans and friends:
Photography Pros Live Chat  on June 18th 2015 with Gary Fong, Harvey Bremner + Thomas E Hanna
You can use this as your Facebook Cover Photo (remember to add a description including the YouTube link) and accompanying text or simply share the status update to your followers or Facebook groups:
Photography Pros Live Chat 2015 with Gary Fong Harvey Bremner Thomas Hanna Facebook cover with camera bkgd
Or you can use this graphic (or the ones above) for any social network or email/newsletter (right-click to download)
Remember to include the YouTube viewing link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KPrvGnegU


Photography Pros Live Chat 2015 with Gary Fong Harvey Bremner Thomas Hanna Facebook cover with camera bkgd
Photography Pros Live Chat social network status update - with Gary Fong, Harvey Bremner, Thomas E Hanna guests
To share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, via email, etc  copy and paste the text below with the YouTube viewing link (or you can use your own words):
Got questions about social media or photography? Join me at the Photography Pros Live Chat and get your questions answered. Live via YouTube on June 18th at 3:30pm PST by clicking this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KPrvGnegU

I’m excited to be an on-air guest on the Photography Pros Live Chat with Angelique Duffield. Join us via YouTube on June 18th at 3:30pm PST by clicking this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KPrvGnegU

For Twitter, just click this link to tweet it out:   http://ctt.ec/fdmG5



Live webinar: #socialmedia, biz strategy + passive income for #photographers. Join us June 18th at 3:30pm PST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KPrvGnegU

For Twitter, just click this link to tweet it out:  http://ctt.ec/0aD_l


Tweet: Live webinar: #socialmedia, biz strategy + passive income for #photographers. Join us June 18th at 3:30pm PST http://ctt.ec/0aD_l+ 


Thanks again for taking part. The students appreciate a fun and informative end to their course, and having the ability to ask questions of professional photographers.


See you on Thursday, June 18th!

PS. Here is a previous episode of Photography Pros Live Chat, if you want to get an idea of the format.







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