The Big Picture: An Essential Planner for Studio and Personal Success will make 2014 your year! Turn your hopes and dreams into real accomplishments with our innovative system for getting things done. Other planners on the market don’t take into account the specific needs of successful photographers and their businesses; The Big Picture’s gorgeous aesthetic and practical approach will change your life. And the BONUS access to The 2014 Big Picture private Facebook community will keep you on track and supported.
Lydia of Lydia Krumpholz Foto & Design shares, "When Design Aglow announced that a planner for photographers would be released soon, I was so excited. I looked 20 times a day if it was released yet. I knew this was the tool that I needed to get my newborn and wedding business more structured and use my time more effectively. When the planner finally was in the shop, I bought it immediately, customized and printed it in one day to use right away. I decided to switch to a smaller size (DIN A5, approx. 8.3 x 5.8"). To make it truly "my planner" I sewed a felt cover that also holds my pens and business cards. I also translated some of the pages to German, added some of my favorite pictures, changed the colors to fit my brand, made custom tabs (in an nice apricot ombré) and added paper-clips with little flags to find e.g. current marketing ideas without browsing through all of them. I laminated the "daily tasks and events" page so I could use a non permanent marker and re-use the page every day (less paper and less weight but without using post-its).
At first I had worries that I wouldn't use it, like all the other poor planners I've purchased throughout the years. But after a month of daily usage, I know this planner will be my daily companion for the rest of the year (and years to come) and is one of the best purchases I've made for my business. First I sat down and planned my Big Picture Goals, than I divided the big goals in smaller goals. On Sunday evening I plan my goals for the week and split them up in daily tasks. My big goals for the year are just little steps now that are easy to accomplish. Before I had the planner I worked all day (and sometimes night) and at the end of the month I didn't even knew what I was doing. I just hopped from one task to the next, got distracted and frustrated. With the planner I structure my days, make one task after another and it feels like I have so much more time for my family and get more things done at the same time."
Thanks for sharing, Lydia! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us!
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From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.