My Social Connection With Glyn Dewis All Started With A Kelby One Video And Twitter

Glyn Dewis Collage Kelby, Twitter, Book

Right after Kelby Training (Kelby One) released the video "The Business Side of Glyn Dewis: Becoming a Successful Commercial Photographer," I watched it and decided to take a step beyond just watching the video. That next step is really what this post is about.

Watching a video will do nothing for your photography career unless you take action. That action may be testing out what you learned from the video, making a connection with the person or persons in the video, some other form of action or all of the above. The key is to take some kind of new action based on watching the video assuming the video did not waste your time and is worthy of action.

When I watched the video of Glyn Dewis mentioned at the beginning of this post, I thought that it wold be interesting to reach out to Glyn on social media. So immediately after watching the video, I Tweeted to Glyn and got a personal response in less than an hour. Needless to say, I was a surprised and impressed. That Tweet lead to each of us liking the others business Facebook pages which eventually lead to Glyn and I connecting personally on Facebook which eventually ended up in each of us following the other on Instagram. 

It's not realistic to think that every Tweet or social connection attempt will lead to everything in the previous paragraph, but that should not stop you in attempting to connect and/or communicate with someone that you respect in photography or any other industry.

Social media has lead me down a path that no other platform on the planet can offer. For example, Canon USA has commented numerous times on my Instagram posts. On Twitter, I'm followed by Manfrotto, ThinkTank, Savage Paper and more. On both Twitter and Instagram, I'm able to get in front of photography brands that otherwise would not be possible. In other words, if you want to make something happen or at least attempt to make it happen, then TAKE ACTION. Don't be a woe is me photographer. Be a DOER, a GO-GETTER and be ACTIVE on social media.

There is NO GUARANTEE that everything you do will be a success or lead to a relationship with someone. However, if you don't try and you don't do, then you will never know. The key is to keep doing what you are doing in a way that doesn't TICK SOMEONE OFF. For example, I don't Tweet to Glyn 5 times a day everyday. Glyn is a connections just like anyone else and a valued one. I wouldn't even Tweet (annoy) my best friend 5 times a day everyday.

Use social media in a professional manner. Don't abuse social media. It's a great way to make key connections and keep your brand in front of the world. GO FOR IT!!!

I own Glyn's new book. Well, actually my wife, who edits my photography, owns the book:
The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Find Glyn Here:

Glyn's Website and Glyn Dewis On Twitter

He has a fabulous YouTube Channel.

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David Williams

About The Author: David Williams is a professional still photographer and videographer focusing on corporate and commercial work. His love for still photography began in 1982 while still in High School. David started making money at photography in 1982. David and his wife Brenda started working together in photography in 1988 when they met and were married in 1989. Brenda is the photo editor for the business. David and Brenda have two daughters in their 20's. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed: our goal is to respond as promptly as possible. You may also call David direct at 919.723.8453. You may share this content using the larger social icons above this bio section. You may find David on various social platforms by clicking the smaller icons to the left of this paragraph under David's headshot. Check out David Williams on Google Plus. Finally, you may also want to visit our home page as well.
  • Glyn Dewis

    A pleasure to get to meet and chat online but hopefully not too long before we can catch up
    In person.

    Best wishes to you
    Glyn