Senior Photographer International – No More

NOTE: We just received word Senior Photographer International is back up and running. We look forward to posting more on the new event when more is posted. ~Dec 12, 2008

We just received word that Senior Photographer International SPI is no longer in business. timeless photographyAndrew spoke at one of their events a few years back, and we have always heard great things about the training they provide photographers that choose to specialize in senior photography.

So what does that say about our industry if large events are having to close up shop?

Only the strong survive.

Businesses can and do survive every economy, good and bad. Those that survive the bad may end up even stronger and more successful because they understand what it means to market their business, and how to run a profitable business. Keys to surviving tough times:

1. Become more customer service oriented. Because most large, box chain places cut back on help, it becomes harder to find great customer service. Make yours shine, and you’ll stand out from the crowd.

2. Learn new things. If you have more time on your hands, why not learn something new? Take a class with a mentor. Or learn all about social networking. It will strengthen your business in the long run.

3. Market more than ever. When times are tough, most studios start chopping their expenses. But cutting out marketing won’t help you, it will actually destroy your business. Now is the time to give it all you can, and find creative ways of bringing people in.

photo source timeless photography

7 thoughts on “Senior Photographer International – No More”

  1. Last year was my first year attending and I got so much out of all the work shops. Is there any thing else you can recommend me attending to help grow my business for Seniors? Thank you, Marla

  2. I would recommend joining Professional Photographers of America. They have a dynamic program for professionals, and include insurance programs perfect for studio owners. They also have a ton of different workshops, for every type of photographer, especially in the portrait field.

  3. Hi, Marla.

    I am the former Director of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. It’s an association of 75,000 and has the best in training in use of Photoshop and Lightroom. We have over 700 online tutorials and an amazing help desk.

    You may have heard of our president, Scott Kelby. He’s the worlds best-selling author on Photoshop and has the No. 1 selling photography book.

    Check the site out. We have over 40,000 photographer members and it’s only $99 a year to join.

    Thanks and good luck.

  4. Spi is back in business as of 12-2-08 under our guidance Terry and Sue Harris. Soon we will announce dates for the 2010 convention Thanks for caring Terry

  5. YEP Terry Harris and Sue are back!! They are hard at work get SPI back and running!! Email him at for more info.
    He is working on the News Letter Issues. They are planning a GREAT convention in 2010!!
    Thanks Terry for all your help!!
    Can’t wait to go Cruising again with the SPI members!!


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