Summary of Discussion Topics:
- It’s becoming more common to not have an official studio space, and that does not make you any less professional.
- Where to have consultations if you do not have a studio.
- The pros and cons of hosting meetings in your home, how to know if you appear professional, and ways to keep personal away from professional.
- What genres of photography can actually benefit from having a home office or home studio?
- How to not misrepresent a home studio and set proper expectations.
- The benefits and challenges of meeting with clients at their home or at coffee shops, etc., and how to still create delight and surprise in this atmosphere.
- How and where to meet with clients from the ground up when just starting out.
- The pros and cons of sharing space with other photographers, vendors, businesses or renting a boardroom in a building, etc.
- Why you should avoid having Skype or phone meetings, and how to make the most of them if you have to.
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