A couple of days ago, I announced that we have officially added Rachel Brenke (The LawTog) to our speakers roster for the PFRE Conference in November. I have to admit, I wasn't aware of Rachel until PFRE community member Cindy James reached out to me and implored me to check her out. I took Cindy's advice, and within five minutes of my first YouTube search, I found myself stuck down one of those infamous rabbit holes. I started out by watching Rachel's talk on Creative Live, then moved on to her appearances on a bunch of different podcasts and ultimately ended up on her own podcast channel "The Business Bites" which landed in the #6 spot on Apple's list of business podcasts, and I've had it on steady play ever since. If you aren't familiar with Rachel, I would highly recommend you take a few minutes to visit her website and check out her Podcast (here is a link to my favorite episode, which includes Aaron Nace from Phlearn). I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel on the phone the other day and she is exactly what I expected; sharp as a whip, tons of personality, and most importantly, she is as real is it gets and clearly has a heart of gold. Some of the biggest issues facing our industry right now are usage and copyrights and to my knowledge, there is no one out there better suited to advise real estate, interior, and architectural photographers.
Let me be clear... I have no reason to promote Rachel other than the fact that I genuinely think she can help so many people in our community, we went out of our way to pursue her as a speaker for this years conference and it is our commitment to share any information we find that will help make real estate photographers successful. Do yourself a favor, and spend some time with Rachel Brenke.