Awesome Alex! Thanks for this. I’ve been really loving the free courses so far, and I just signed up for Pro Corner after receiving this email.
I have to say, man… I’m excited about this. I’ve been trying to figure out my “niche” in photography for a while now, and I think this might be it. I’m a very technical guy (my day job is as a network engineer), and I love the idea of being able to work out of a studio at my own pace doing product shots. I think your site and your contributions are a godsend. I read an article recently about how to tell where a person falls on the scale of “good” versus “evil” extremes. The article had a lot to do with politics specifically, but the gist was true about any sort of person. It said the easy way to figure it out is by seeing whether a person wants to empower others or control them. I think it’s clear where you fall on that scale. You are uncommonly generous and forthcoming with your expertise, and it’s obvious you really want others to succeed well. I can’t thank you enough for that. Not just for helping me and my own pursuits, but for being that sort of person in the world where so many people want everything for themselves.
I’ve been paid to do birth photography, event photography and portraiture, but nothing pumped me up as much as the recent paid job I got doing some product shots for some friends (which lead me to your site trying to find some info on white backgrounds). I’m really looking forward to the Pro Corner stuff and will also (hopefully) be getting your Advanced Product Photography Lessons Pack soon so I can really dive in and get the ball rolling. I am ready to get out of this cubicle 9-to-5 job!
Thanks again to you and the rest of your team Alex. Best wishes to you all! I look forward to interacting with everyone.