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10,000 Headshots Sign-up Form

All,

Here we go again!!! I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited to be participating in this incredible event once again.

While I was unable to be on the kick off zoom meeting, I have been receiving your responses to the questionnaire! We already have a ton of willing participants, and I know that this year will be better than last!

A few things:

1) Please understand that the info we are asking for is being compiled into a large, complex spreadsheet which helps us (the organizing and planning teams) get information quickly, and make moves on the fly.

2) Super important, both for my sanity, and in the interest of not creating further confusion: If you submit your information once, that is sufficient. Please DO NOT submit multiple times.

3) If there are changes to the information you have already submitted, please email me directly: info@richardwaine.com

4) Please keep your answers as brief as possible. I know that everyone has circumstances and moving pieces in play, but we would like to keep info concise. In other words, we don't need long explanations. If you feel the need to clarify information, I'm happy to help in any way I can, and sending me an email would be the fastest way to do that.

We are all really looking forward to making this event extraordinary, and with your participation, we'll be able to help a ton of people who really need it.

Lastly, Here is the link to submit your information: https://forms.gle/ctkNUb2nZjrHYLxJA

Thanks so much guys!!

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Chris Lonsberry's picture
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I'm pretty excited but I'm hoping the Zoom meeting is posted somewhere. I really only have a vague idea about what we're doing. And no idea how to go about it. But I always wanna shoot. ;-)

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Chris Lonsberry's picture
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Thanks Peter. I found it and started watching this morning. Didn't finish yet. I had to go practice my free headshots. LOL. But I'm definitely interested. It would be interesting to hear from people who participated before.. maybe on a Zoom.. about what it looked like. What did they do to promote it. Did they promote it? Lessons learned. How to streamline anything. etc.

Either way.. pretty sure I'm in.

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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Hi Chris, I participated in this last year and will again this year. I am happy to answer any questions or help you in anyway!

Chris Lonsberry's picture
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Thanks, Carol!

My initial questions are..

1. Did you promote it locally yourself? Any good suggestions on where? Obviously on the web. Unemployment bureau? Has anyone approached local news?
2. With the idea that it's for unemployed people, how do you make sure people aren't abusing it? Or.. is that even an issue?
3. How many people showed up each day?
4. What issues did you run into that you'll be changing this year? What are the gotchas?
5. Am I putting too much thought into it and I should just do it and see how it goes? ;-)

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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Hi Chris!
1. Yes we had some marketing materials to work with but we contacted out local newspapers, TV stations (which for me brought most of the people in). Anywhere you think it would help I would get in touch with. I know I had to call my local TV Station just a few times before they called back then they came twice, once for an interview and on the actual day of the event.
2. Many have asked this, there is no real way to know, just trust that those who really need it comes and if someone does that isn't unemployed, then that probably isn't the client you would want anyway. Its more about just giving back so I would focus more on that.
3. It was one day last year and I had a total of 43 I believe. Some had 50, this year it is what you can do. Doesn't have to be both days.
4. No real gotcha's, just make sure you can try and have a helper. That made alot of difference for me. May have to get back to you on this one when I can refresh my memory.
5. Not at all, good to think about things. Just know there are many of us here to help you!! Reach out to me anytime:)

Peter Istvan's picture
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Excited to involved, if possible, in Canada

Scott Rosenthal's picture
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Hi everyone, please fill out the form if you want to be part of this amazing event.

Thanks!

Eric Dinnen's picture
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I'm in

Jim Bolen's picture
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Just signed up! Was a fabulous experience last year!

Jonny Volk's picture
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I signed up right away but haven't heard anything since. #FOMO... Are there any regular meetings or anything else I need to know about if I haven't heard anything for a few weeks?

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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Hi Jonny, there hasn't been any more meetings yet but I am sure they are coming soon and will be posted several places so keep an eye out. Below is the original zoom that happened in July incas you missed it.

https://headshotcrew.com/episode/309095

Leonard Dorr's picture
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Looking forward to participating again - signed up as requested

Deb Davis's picture
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Thanks Richard for posting.

Kevin Thai's picture
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I believe I read somewhere there are dates for the headshot event. Anyone have that?

Richard Waine's picture
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October 20 & October 21

Chris Hietikko's picture
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Thanks Richard Waine for confirming the dates. I am about to approach a few local business and follow up some press inquiries I have received, is there a name yet? Tony Taafe Scott Rosenthal

Jordan Bellotti's picture
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I think I already did this. Richard Waine can you confirm?

Richard Waine's picture
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Yep, you already submitted your info. You're all good!

Richard Waine's picture
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Guys, please ... if you have already submitted your information, there is no reason to submit it again. There have been many people submitting their info multiple times. Once is sufficient!

Adding your info multiple times will not only cause me further loss of follicular horsepower, but will complicate things as the planning team moves through the information submitted.

Thanks so much for your understanding!

John Gervasi's picture
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Hi Richard. I am looking to find a space for free vs. using my home studio. But without much marketing material it is a hard sell to temporary space companies and other entities that don't know what we did last year. Is there marketing info available yet? What are we calling it this time?

Chris Hietikko's picture
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I am in the same situation, any idea of time line to get this information?

Scott Rosenthal's picture
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John,
We do have some loops and info from last year. I have to see what is available at this time. The #1 thing is that you must have a space secured outside of your home studio in order to participate but understand that it won't be the same for everyone. We can't put people on the list in hopes of getting a studio. I would also recommend checking with other HSC members in your area that may have their own studio with room to add. As we have more details we will share with everyone.

John Gervasi's picture
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I could use my own home studio but I prefer not to with this effort, I can screen the clients I normally have but not in this situation. It would be good to be able to show how much publicity they are going to get if they volunteer their space. I am looking at a national office space company to provide a space in a nearby town. Being able to tell them how many photographers are participating and that this is a national effort will go a long way in convincing them to provide space. I did keep all of the marketing materials from last year so I am good there.

Scott Rosenthal's picture
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I understand, but to reiterate, you must have your own studio and not a home studio.

Scott

John Gervasi's picture
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I didn't realize that so I guess I will not be participating.

Rick Law's picture
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Since I don't have my own standalone, studio space so I'm planning to reach out to rental studios for this event.

Has anyone done the same in the past, and if so, does anyone mind sharing any verbiage to use in an email to prospective places? I don't want to re-invent the wheel and wordsmith something if someone has already done so and had success with it.

Also, if anyone has any copy they could share that they used to contact news media, that would be awesome as well. TIA!

Michele Graham's picture
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Hi All - I'm very excited to participate in this years Headshot Event - I'm based in Chicago. Two things to share:
1. I have a Westcott X-drop kit with a white backdrop for sale - only used once.
2. I've secured a location for October 20th and have room for 2-3 more photographers that would like to set-up on location. It's located in West Town and is the midwest headquarters for Team Rubicon. It's a refurbished & fabulous old firehouse. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us! michelemariephoto@gmail.com

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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Hi Michele, not sure if you saw the email but this has been postponed to the Spring.

Chris Hietikko's picture
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Thanks Carol Spagnuola for replying here, email was in my junk folder and would have missed seeing it. Bummer but totally understand

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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For some reason it went to mine as well. I’m going to let Tony know.

Michele Graham's picture
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Thanks Carol! I didn't see the email. As Chris said, 'bummer, but totally understand!"

Harry Pocius's picture
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Thanks for mentioning the email Carol! Found it in my spam folder.

Jeffrey Tadlock's picture
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Another thanks Carol Spagnuola - my email was in spam as well!

Kevin Thai's picture
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I didn't get an email :(

Martin Tesar's picture
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Hi all!

Has there already been a date set in spring for this event?
I am based in Austria - does it make sense to participate over here?

Thanks!

Richard Waine's picture
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Hi Martin! No date has been set as of yet.
Currently, we have folks from many countries willing to join in the fun.
I would still submit your information.

Paul Spataro's picture
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Have they chosen all of the photographers for this year's 10,000 headshots? Thanks!

Richard Waine's picture
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Paul, the event has been postponed. You should have received an email about it (possibly in your spam folder). As such, things are at a standstill for a short while.

I’m sure we’ll have more news soon. But until then, just hang tight.

Paul Spataro's picture
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Got it, thank you Richard!