Geraldine Teotico, came to speak to my final Creative Boot Camp class yesterday.
She is a COD Photo Program alum who is now a freelance photographer shooting weddings and family portraits since she left her corporate job.
“It’s a new lead generating tool for photographers,” said Teotico. “It’s much less creepy than Craig’s List,” she said. It’s a marketing company for people who love photography.”
How does it work?
“Clients Create an event, and photographers in the local area may sign up to do the shoot. It’s a very simplified way for an average person to find a photographer.”
Photographers can list themselves in Photogfind for free. “They put in a short profile like they do in Twitter and up to 20 photos representing their work. Since people online have a short attention span, we keep it brief.”
“Right now it’s free,” said Teotico, who is hoping to add more traffic to her site. In the future Photogfind may charge a transaction fee if you get a lead that becomes a job.
“We are trying to change people’s paradigm about when to hire a photographer. We want people to hire photographers in their neighborhood for things like kid’s birthday parties, tours, group outings, etc.”
Students/ those starting out would benefit from this service. It’s a way to make people in your local area know what you do, and you can link your website to Photogfind.
Another benefit would be for pro photographers looking for an assistant or a second shooter for a wedding or other event. She is also hoping that party planners and anyone hosting a social event will put Photogfind on their radar.
If you have any questions about Photogfind, you can contact Geraldine Teotico at: gteotico@photogfindcom.