Four Tips to Be Your Professional Best on Zoom

Screen shot: Like almost everything else in our professional lives, NANPA's monthly communications meetings have moved to Zoom.
Like almost everything else in our professional lives, NANPA’s monthly communications meetings have moved to Zoom.

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

It seems like everyone is on Zoom these days. In a previous article, NANPA’s Teresa Ransdell gave some great tips for using it, which will help the professional photographers who lead workshops, teach and speak and who have been moving their business to Zoom or similar platforms during the corona virus restrictions.  If you’re new to Zoom, are you presenting yourself professionally, with good lighting and thoughtful backgrounds?  You want your video presence to look and sound as professional and artistic as your photographs, right?  So, here are some tips to consider as you ramp up your online video conferencing.

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Tips for Leading a Zoom Videoconference

Screen grab of some of the participants on a recent NANPA Zoom call for professional nature photographers.
Some of the participants on a recent NANPA Zoom call for professional nature photographers.

By Teresa Ransdell, NANPA Membership Director

Connecting electronically has become the norm during the past few months. If you owned stock in Zoom prior to the beginning of the pandemic’s various quarantine orders, you’re likely counting your earnings as opposed to reading NANPA’s blog posts.

For those of us who had never heard of and didn’t own stock in Zoom, we’re now having to learn how to best use that or similar platforms in our business to keep us connected with clients, followers, members and fans. During a recent Zoom videoconference with a number of NANPA’s nature photography pros, a suggestion was made to share some tips and best practices to help photographers use the platform more effectively.  So, here we go. (See also Friday’s blog on how to look and sound your professional best on Zoom.)

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