The First Day of School

Nerves. Jitters. Fear. Anxiety. Exhilaration.

All elements that make the first day of school unique and memorable.   My dad recently went through a similar first – branching out on his own as an enterpreneur to found Marketing Essentials International.  Fortunately he’s got forty years in the photography business to leverage, including nearly two decades at Polaroid, twelve years as the CEO of Hasselblad, a startup during the dot-com boom and most recently as head of Rangefinder Publishing (organizers of WPPI, the well known industry event for wedding and pro photographers).  Videographer Ron Dawson captured the authenticity and emotions of first starting out on your own.  Thanks Ron for this well produced and insightful video and for providing a great inspiration… Not to mention: Hey, it’s my dad.  [MEI’s first event, Skip’s Summer School, is August 16-19 in Las Vegas and worth the consideration for all photographers looking to learn from the best.]

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  • how wonderful is this that you can share your father’s new biz with us…wish i could go to summer school to learn with your dad since i’m such a wanabe photographer…my friends and family surely suffer…

    PS…i hardly doubt he was the nerd at all those first days of school…:)

  • how wonderful is this that you can share your father’s new biz with us…wish i could go to summer school to learn with your dad since i’m such a wanabe photographer…my friends and family surely suffer…

    PS…i hardly doubt he was the nerd at all those first days of school…:)

  • Thanks Ellen, I appreciate it! It’s an exciting time for him no doubt. And I can say this, since he’s family – yes, he was definitely a nerd. He’s got some projects in the works that will help “wanabe” photographers like yourself, I’ll let you know when they are out there to share.

  • adam

    Thanks Ellen, I appreciate it! It’s an exciting time for him no doubt. And I can say this, since he’s family – yes, he was definitely a nerd. He’s got some projects in the works that will help “wanabe” photographers like yourself, I’ll let you know when they are out there to share.