I totally dig Nick Kelsh's photography style, and he's always got the perfect advice for us that's sound yet very, very funny. He's not afraid to be silly (which I find awesome) and I think that's why SO many Creative Memories Consultants adore him.
I had the pleasure of working in Nick's booth on Friday at the Showcase Expo, and my job was to explain to folks these new fangled cards (the Going Manual Mini-Manual) that Nick has come up with. Oh, and he's had the foresight to also create a DVD that goes with the cards, explaining exactly what the cards mean and how to use them. After having greeted hundreds and hundreds of excited Consultants when they entered the booth, I had the script of how I could explain these beauties memorized to a tee. And here's what I said:
"These cards are wonderful little laminited manual photography tip charts - they fold in half and fit perfectly in your camera bag or purse. They teach you how to use the manual setting on your camera. They explain f-stops, ISOs and things like when to use your camera handheld or when to use a tripod. And THEN, the backside of each card is jam-packed with super fun and useful general photography tips written by Nick."
Then I explained the price to folks, and nearly every Consultant who came through the line decided these were a must-have. To our delight, on his website howtophotographyourlife.com Nick has extended this awesome Showcase pricing out a while, so the more you buy the more you save! The cards are $10 for a pack of 20 (just 50 cents a piece), but when you buy more, you score big! Buy five 20-packs, he'll throw in one pack free for a 20% discount (that's $40 for 100 cards!). When you buy ten 20-packs, you'll get THREE FREE packs for a 30% discount (that's just $70 for 200 cards!). Perfect little giveaways at workshops, parties or team meetings!
And the best part is the video I mentioned - it explains everything on the card and how to use it. They're just $5.
Because we're all about celebrating memories through photography, this sweet little product is something that will become your best friend as you venture through your life photographing both the big stuff and the very little stuff, too. Having this at your fingertips, that big letter "M" on the setting dial won't be such a scary place to stop when you're out shooting around. And who knows... you may eventually end up shooting EVERYTHING manually and poo poo the days when you used to set your camera on "auto". ;)