Colin Breece is the co-founder of ShootProof.com, the photography industry's leading provider of proofing galleries for wedding and portrait photographers in the world.
When I first heard of ShootProof, I was stunned by their business model.
“We empower photographers to upload, share, sell and have products printed for their clients without taking commission from their sales.”
What? No double dipping? I was truly gobsmacked by their move. Intrigued, Colin and I set up a time to chat and in the course of getting to know each other, I boldly asked Colin to sponsor a Gary Vaynerchuck interview. He didn't blink once. His response was, “Sure, ShootProof would love to do that.”
I was floored again.
About a year later, I ran into Colin at Inspire Photo Retreats. He had a relatively small booth, but what I noticed was how he engaged with those who stepped up to speak with him. He was excited to speak with photographers about ShootProof; not in a hard-pitch kind of way that one would expect at a conference, but more in line with how his product could really help photographers make a difference for their businesses. I knew then that ShootProof was a natural fit for Inspire and I am thrilled to know that he and ShootProof will be back again.
We sat down to chat about his experiences in the past and I asked him what motivated him to come back to Inspire Photo Retreats.
You still have an opportunity to be a part of Inspire Photo Retreats. I do hope you will come. Not only will you network with other photographers, but you will get a chance to step up and chat with people like Colin Breece about how ShootProof can benefit you. That kind of access is often hard to come by at large, crowded, tradeshows or conferences. That's how Inspire Photo Retreats is different.
Do yourself a favor and register for it now. The conference takes place from February 9th through the 11th in Portland, Maine.