Model Success Program Now in Full Gear

We decided to change the name of our program we developed for models (and actors) to better reflect its benefits.  The new name is our Model Success Program and it will be a constantly evolving program to better meet our models’ needs to be a success in this industry.

We understand that for a model to succeed, that model must be competitive and show how they are different.  They must also be willing to demonstrate a commitment to their own success and maintain a consistantly updated portfolio.  Failure to do so can result in their not excelling in this highly competitive field.

Additionally, models can get stuck in a rut, so-to-speak, meaning that they get hired for a specific style and one which they may not want to pursue any further.  The only way out of this is to develop a portfolio that demonstrates their abilities in other styles and we are here to assist in that develop as well.

Overall, we have looked into the modeling industry and we decided one of the best ways to assist models is to develop a mutually beneficial program.  As a result, our Model Success Program was born.  From here, we will take inputs from our clients and do our best to maintain a program that far exceeds expectations and meets the ever changing needs of the models we work with.

For more information on our Model Success Program, please click here.  Understand that many more benefits will be added as time goes on, not to mention our models have the opportunity to help shape the program themselves.  If you want to succeed in this business, join forces with our team and let’s make it happen together!

Company Updates

We just wanted to take a moment to bring you up to date on our latest projects. As previously mentioned, our Model Membership Program will be starting November 1, 2011 and we will offer a brief Pre-Launch sale October 29 – 31, 2011, where we will be offering extreme discounts on membership prices. Spread the word as we want every model in South Florida to be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

We have been working more onthis website and we will be beginning to upload some of our work for you to experience our style and abilities.  We have added the portfolio and services links to the website and we will be finalizing these pages over the next week.  Next month we will be working to finalize our Brazilian website, ashbyfotografiaprofissional.com, adding pictures and pages to it.  Upon its completion, we will begin the completion of our main website, which will offer the ability to purchase our other works (landscape, animals, etc.) right from the website.

Previously unannounced projects include Fashion Photog Magazine and SoFla Brasil Magazine.  These will begin with online only content, developing into online magazines (pdf), and eventually we expect enough subscribers to justify taking these magazines to print status.  Look for more information related to these websites in the near future.

We are excited about all of the projects we have going on.  We simply ask your for your patience as we need to focus on one and then proceed or we simply will not complete any.  Many more projects are in the idea stages, so expet more things from us down the road as well.

Model Membership Program

Yes, it has been a lot longer than expected, but that is a good thing since it means we have been busy.  But, the wait is nearly over as we get ready to launch our new Model Membership Program which is designed to help models who are more than looking for good pictures.

Everyone knows that to be a model you need a portfolio.  But how many of them actually maintain a constantly updated portfolio.  There are a few, for sure, that maintain their protfolios through regular work, but many do not.  And what’s worse is that if you keep getting the same type of work, you may get stuck in a rut that you do not want to be stuck in. This program can help you break free by getting the types of pictures that match the type of work your desire to do.

More details will be coming in the next week, along with our “Pre-Launch Sale” which will include “Scary Prices” (an obvious take on the upcoming Halloween holiday).  This sale will be for a very limited time, effectively just a few days.  The Model Membership Program’s official launch will be November 1, 2011.

Current Projects

For those that are wondering what is going on with the various websites operating under the Robert Ashby Photography umbrella, we wanted to provide you with an update.

HTTP://ROBERTASHBYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

This website is essentially the main website and will offer a wide range of services including the capability to purchase images and pay for photo shoots via PayPal.  We are currently renovating this site to provide these functions, which may take time.  Additionally, the photography available will stretch beyond the fashion, concert, event and other professional photography and offer landscapes and animals, along with more travel, photographs for the first time. Please be patient and check back often as this renovation will take some time.

HTTP://ASHBYPROPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

The Ashby Pro Photography website is also going to be renovated, focusing on fashion, glamour, models, commercial, event, weddings, portraits, and other specialized photography, which is the main focus of our business.  This will, in essence, become the main marketing website, or the focal point for business in the United States. This website will likely be the second focus and you should see changes begin to occur very soon, including the addition of photos currently available on Facebook, which will see many photos deleted to drive traffic here.  This will also be the main website for our new VIP Model and VIP Client membership programs, with details coming soon.

HTTP://ASHBYFOTOGRAFIAPROFISSIONAL.COM

As the name implies, this website is themain marketing hub for professional photography services to our Brazilian clients, both in the United States and in Brazil itself.  With constant travel to Brazil, mostly to Belo Horizonte, though travel can be acquired to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and Salvador, it only seemed fitting to start offering our services within this great country.  Belo Horizonte, Brazil will be the so-called headquarters, but travel to surrounding locations and many locations throughout Brazil can be secured with guaranteed appointments.  This is currently our main project, with scheduled completion by the end of August, then moving on to the Ashby Pro Photgoraphy website.  We will also be offering a Brazilian specific VIP membership for both models and clients.

OTHER PROJECTS

We also currently have several other projects in the works.  Our main focus will be to get the VIP Model and VIP Client programs up and running, also hoping to begin the end of the month.  These programs will be free memberships and will offer discounted prices, priority for scheduling shoots, other specials, contests, and more, including specialized membership only pages within the websites.

Additionally, we have online magazines that will likely begin in the near future as well.  Again, look for more information to come. 

We are very excited about these projects and many more which are just ideas at this time, and we think you will be excited and enjoy these projects as they get implemented.  In fact, we are certain you will find the membership program to be well worth it, especially for you models.

 


Travel Notice / Aviso de Viagem: Belo Horizonte, Brasil (August 19-21, 2011)

Robert Ashby Photography will be flying to Belo Horizonte, Brasil and will be available for photo shoots between 12pm on August 19, 2011 and 6pm on August 21, 2011. If you are interested in having a photo session with Mr. Ashby during this time, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure time for your session.

Fotógrafo Robert Ashby será que voem para Belo Horizonte, Brasil, e estará disponível para sessões de fotos entre 12:00 em 19 agosto de 2011 e 18:00 em 21 agosto de 2011. Se você estiver interessado em ter uma sessão de fotos com o Sr. Ashby durante este tempo, entre em contato conosco o mais breve possível para assegurar o tempo para a sua sessão.

Travel Notice / Aviso de Viagem: Belo Horizonte, Brasil (August 12-14, 2011)

Robert Ashby Photography will be flying to Belo Horizonte, Brasil and will be available for photo shoots between 12pm on August 12, 2011 and 6pm on August 14, 2011. If you are interested in having a photo session with Mr. Ashby during this time, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure time for your session.

Fotógrafo Robert Ashby será que voem para Belo Horizonte, Brasil, e estará disponível para sessões de fotos entre 12:00 em 12 agosto de 2011 e 18:00 em 14 agosto de 2011. Se você estiver interessado em ter uma sessão de fotos com o Sr. Ashby durante este tempo, entre em contato conosco o mais breve possível para assegurar o tempo para a sua sessão.

Travel Notice (Aviso de Viaje): Santa Cruz, Bolivia – August 5, 2011

Robert Ashby Photography will be flying to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and will be available for photo shoots on August 5, 2011.  If you are interested in having a photo session with Mr. Ashby during this time, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure time for your session.

Robert Ashby Fotografía volará a Santa Cruz, Bolivia, y estará disponible para sesiones de fotos el 5 de agosto de 2011.  Si usted está interesado en tener una sesión de fotos con el Sr. Ashby durante este tiempo, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros lo antes posible para garantizar el tiempo de la sesión.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Robert Ashby Photography was able to acquire press access to the coveted Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim events.  The event started July 14, 2011 and runs through this evening, July 18, 2011.  With the exception of July 14 and July 1, Robert Ashby Photography has been in attendance of many, but not all events.  We will list the covered events in the next few days and all photos will be available after that date.  Designers and media outlets can contact us to inquire about the acquisition of event photos and how to obtain copyrights to use them in their own marketing.

Travel Notice / Aviso de Viagem: Belo Horizonte, Brasil

Robert Ashby Photography will be flying to Belo Horizonte, Brasil and will be available for photo shoots between 12pm on June 24, 2011 and 6pm on June 26, 2011.  If you are interested in having a photo session with Mr. Ashby during this time, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure time for your session.

Fotógrafo Robert Ashby será que voem para Belo Horizonte, Brasil, e estará disponível para sessões de fotos entre 12:00 em 24 junho de 2011 e 18:00 em 26 junho de 2011. Se você estiver interessado em ter uma sessão de fotos com o Sr. Ashby durante este tempo, entre em contato conosco o mais breve possível para assegurar o tempo para a sua sessão.

Travel Notice (Aviso de Viagem) – Belo Horizonte, Brasil – April 17-24, 2011

Robert Ashby Photography will be flying to Belo Horizonte, Brasil and will be available for photo shoots between 12pm on April 17, 2011 and 6pm on April 24, 2011.  If you are interested in having a photo session with Mr. Ashby during this time, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure time for your session.

Fotógrafo Robert Ashby será que voem para Belo Horizonte, Brasil, e estará disponível para sessões de fotos entre 12:00 em 17 abril de 2011 e 18:00 em 24 abril de 2011. Se você estiver interessado em ter uma sessão de fotos com o Sr. Ashby durante este tempo, entre em contato conosco o mais breve possível para assegurar o tempo para a sua sessão.