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Just as the title says...lets do this!  I've decided to move forward with making new photography tutorials and other videos.  I need your help though - what do you want? Post your ideas on the @Cazillo Facebook Discussion page, NOT the regular feed.  That way the ideas will keep flowing instead of getting pushed down in the news feed.  Simple?  Advanced?  Lightroom?  Strobe?  Product?  Portraits?  Let's hear it...

One thing I did forget to mention in the video is that I will need to monetize the tutorials in the near future, especially if I get many new subscribers and devote more time.  This may be in the form of a t-shirt, educational product, or whatever I come up with.  Everyone needs to pay the bills and I am no different.

Bottom line is you will be getting tons of quality photography information with the majority of it free.  In the mean time get all your friends, family, aquaintences & enemies to like, subscribe or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and sign up for the email list.  It will keep me motivated for now!

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0 # gt 2011-05-04 20:32
2 or 3 a month? If you're going to take advantage of this surge you've got right now -- you need to be putting up stuff all the time! That's how froknowsphoto got big - constant updates!

I guess you just have to figure out if you want to be a full-time blogger or not. I can't tell you how to live your life, but David Hobby went full-time in 2006 and now he rolls with Joe Mcnally. think about that!

Mad props though! Your videos are dope
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+9 # Gregory Cazillo 2011-05-04 20:42
@gt I want to give you quality, not quantity. Putting up 5-7 videos per week is a TON of work and dilutes the overall quality of each video. Believe me I know how FKP got big, I helped it get there.
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0 # Roman Alina 2011-05-04 20:50
noooow were talking Greg )) we are very happy that u decided to go this way!were follong u!!
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-1 # Trevor Dernai 2011-05-04 20:55
You should not be using Jared's ending tag line. "See Ya"
Be original, otherwise it is just tacky
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0 # Kevin Atwell 2011-05-04 21:03
Congratulation Greg !! I am very happy to hear that you are doing this,I will be one of the loyal followers. You are right ...... "Lets do this ". Fill lighting, Portrait photo 5 or more persons, etc..
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0 # Jeff 2011-05-04 21:48
I think this is great! You too can create a "brand" sell t-shirts, hats, mousepads, etc. I truly believe you can make it better than We are all waiting in the wings and appreciate your time and knowledge. Good Luck to you on this endeavor!
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-2 # Tim Uhler 2011-05-04 22:08
Sweetness. I can't, thanks Greg!
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0 # Tim Uhler 2011-05-04 22:09
:lol: Quoting Tim Uhler:
Sweetness. I can't, thanks Greg!

That should have been "Sweetness, I can't wait Greg" I guess I really couldn't
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0 # Douglas 2011-05-04 22:20
Hey Greg,

I have a question. I just started a website, and wanted to know if it's a good idea to have a facebook page... What's your opinion?
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0 # Remco van de Sanden 2011-05-05 01:45
Greg, you're the best. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say, Thanks.

You are going to create something the people want. An interactive knowledgbase. Perfect. And I won't mind buying a T-shirt from "Gregzilla the photography monster" ( in a positive way monster of course hehe )

Thanks for taking the time and afford to make a large group happy in helping people out.

Al the best, to you and yours.
Remco van de Sanden
The Netherlands.
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0 # sabrina Takorabet 2011-05-05 02:15
Very good news I was waiting for your new videos Greg!!
But the announcement in this video says "Greg Cazillo dot com " it's not the case it's just "Cazillo dot com"
I long to see your tutorials again.
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0 # Sven 2011-05-05 05:30
Wow! I had not expected this to happen. I'm so glad you made this choice!
Bring on the t-shirts!

Let's do this!
(I would actually like that on a t-shirt)
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0 # phil 2011-05-05 05:45
Great... I hoped that you would go on.
I really loved your videos and was looking forward to see the 'advanced' strobe videos. Of cause portraits or 'on the shoot' videos would be great two. I think we all will absorb whatever you give us. Personally, I would prefer more advanced videos, but this is up to you or the needs of your audience. Have a nice an pleasant day.
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0 # oliver 2011-05-05 05:54
Woohoo, aaaawwweeesommme!!!
You should really come up with a cool t-shirt design or even do a contest for it!
Really glad you're moving on.
I hope you will feel more free with Jared out of the way
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0 # John.B 2011-05-05 06:10
3, 2, 1, Cazillo has been launched!!!
Yes! This is a very good start!
Good luck mr. G!
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0 # Peder Svaleng 2011-05-05 09:32
Great news, Greg.
Do it!
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+2 # Tomasz 2011-05-05 09:48
Hi Greg. It is really great news. I am in website business for a while and know perfectly well that what brings people in is GOOD CONTENT (valuable information this is what we all are looking for). I am sure that you can deliver it easily. Black/white with maximum contrast is not a way to go for everyone :) All the best !!!
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+4 # Chuck Griffin 2011-05-05 09:56
Awesome news Greg, I can't wait to see your videos and content. You just made my week!!!
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0 # Ulrich 2011-05-05 12:15
Great News!
Pls add sth like Paypal-Donate to your Site. I would be pleased to donate a small amount for your work.
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0 # Anne 2011-05-05 12:25
Do you want my ideal now! Greg I think you're ideal of quality not quantity is the way to go. and speaking of quality right under the twitter icon sharing is caring is some cod hanging out (* target="_blank" rel="nofollow" title="Tweet This!">)
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-1 # Cazillo 2011-05-05 12:27
@ann what browser are you using? I checked the usual's but don't see it.
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+1 # ian 2011-05-05 15:57
Great news Greg,now we can see some good lightroom editing again.
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0 # Galen 2011-05-05 16:44
Awesome news Greg!
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0 # Klaus 2011-05-05 16:57
Great news - good choice Greg :) I wish you all the luck, though you don't need luck, we already know what you can do!
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0 # Dawid 2011-05-05 17:25
Good news!
Looking forward to see your great videos!

Good Luck Greg.
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0 # Clair 2011-05-05 18:05
Fantastic new Greg! You're a fab guy & I'm so very pleased to hear you are still willing to share your knowledge with us..

I personally would like:

1) Lightroom tutorials

2) Reviews on what equipment to buy - I'm a Canon user so ALL brands not just Nikon.

3) Basic photography tutorials - remembering that some of us are beginners & need to learn the basics & that we can't all afford the most expensive gear.

4) PLEASE don't link to facebook etc too much-some of us don't us it.

5) Question & answer sessions -not the skype thing like J does, but maybe just an area where we can ask Q's & you pick few & answer them in a video??

6) I'd like to see your work/photos & how you took them.

7) Photography competitions for ALL levels would be good too.

Sorry for the long comment but you asked what we wanted & these are my thoughts...

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0 # Chris Bourne 2011-05-05 18:38
Great news Greg - I'm glad you didn't just throw in the towel.

Personally, I'd like to see some 'behind the scenes' stuff - photos of how you set up lighting for photos/events.

Also, I like the idea of an 'advice you wish you had taken' segment. For example - when I was starting out, I was told to buy 'fast' glass, but really didn't understand how it could be worth double the price for the same focal length.
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0 # Refraction 2011-05-06 07:21
This "split-up" thing may to some seem bad and its surely a bad way todo it etc.

But in my opinion it has the positive side effect that we now clearer can pick a side and thus support the better side of the force, namely you Greg.

I wish you good luck and keep those videos coming, maybe a good DVD (for DL) for say 50-100$ would be an idea in the longer run?

If you have paypal I would like to help by donating a few bucks to the cause.

I also hope to see a forum here soon :-)
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0 # Tema 2011-05-06 09:44
Superb, Fantastic!!!
Just keep up the good work! Do the videos that you think are interesting, I wuold like just you keep on moving ahead, Continue the flash tutorial series, do the edits and so on..
Thanks for your efforts to make us better!
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+1 # Publius 2011-05-06 10:48
Truly great news!

I agree with most what has been said but I'm sure reality is a bit harsher than some imagine (no steady stream of free gadgets to review etc.).

As for what you should do: Anything you can - that doesn't scream "Rockstar!".

The idea of doing a Q&A-session with you simply answering (think Dom Bower) is one example of that. I see you as a competent guy but not as a "happening" (people like Jared or snakeoil-peddle rs like Scott Kelby).
If a video is too much on one subject just do a quick writeup etc.

I'm sure everything will fall into place sooner or later. Good luck, too!
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+1 # Michael S. 2011-05-06 12:33
This is awesome news! Will definitely watch your videos and support you any way I can.
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0 # Kyle Brightman 2011-05-06 15:46
Quoting Trevor Dernai:
You should not be using Jared's ending tag line. "See Ya"
Be original, otherwise it is just tacky

I don't agree with his inflection, but I do agree with the intent. How about:
"Greg Cazillo...AT..., thanks for joining". Something along those lines would be professional and original.
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+1 # Kyle Brightman 2011-05-06 15:53
Oh, forgot to include my ideas for segments:
1) Product photography
2) More flash tutorials, I, along with many others I'm sure, struggle with this
3) Point-and-shoot tutorials (so many people buy a camera and leave it in full-auto for everything, and I think you would do an excellent job showing techniques and settings to achieve excellent pictures even with basic equipment)
4) HDR tutorials (there are a lot of writeups on programs, but video walkthroughs would be helpful and educational for someone just getting into it)
5) File system and workflow videos (what you do, and what you have seen others do)
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+1 # Robert 2011-05-06 17:02
Very good news, I've been following your videos since you started posting on the "other site" and they are great.

What is your opinion on "hong kong monolights and speedlights" (the cheap stuff you can get on e-bay from hong kong)?

Norway says hi :)
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+2 # Ved Upadhyay 2011-05-06 17:43
How about some stock photography tips to help budding photographers make some money too! And how to keep the passion alive. Thanks Greg!
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+1 # Mike 2011-05-06 18:33
Two thumbs up for the intro. It felt like you wanted people to think you were going to do a Fro-style Greg Knows Photo intro.

Well played!
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0 # Neil 2011-05-07 00:37
You are a good person Greg, I really think you are but 2 - 3 times a month?
"Greg Cazillo dot com see ya"?
and on top of that asking readers for ideas and suggestions? you should invent the format and invite readers to participate, not the other way around.
From where I see it, for now, it looks like you are imitating Jareds' vision without the reason (his mother died without him giving the time to teach her etc) and that's' too bad Greg, b/c without a reason and a vision you are going to be "another small blog in the middle of nothing" or maybe the other blog that FroKnowsPhoto readers come and visit ones in a while.
My suggestion is stop acting like two girls in a cat fight, work things out and go back to the fro.
all the best
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+4 # Lee 2011-05-07 12:53
Fantastic Greg, once a few videos are up, I will spread the word across the whole of England for you. Keep up the good work,
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+2 # evanR Photo 2011-05-08 00:33
Hey Greg, I know you had worked on the community on that other site. Any chance you have that code you can throw up on your site?! I know you want people to post to your facebook, but I much prefer a website board over facebook. Just a thought. Keep fighting the good fight!
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+1 # chris 2011-05-08 11:15
ain't nuthin' wrong with monetizing. a man gotta eat. i just think you can do it more tastefully than the other guy.
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-4 # Simon 2011-05-09 03:56
Just found out about the split, really glad to hear that you are continuing with the videos Greg, you don't need that egotistical idiot at all. His lack of knowledge is pretty obvious, you know your stuff backwards. I've learned tons from you and nothing at all from Jared, I look forward to many more great tips from you buddy!
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0 # Kyle Farris 2011-05-09 15:31
I'm excited to hear you're going to do to this Greg. It's going to be great for everyone. I wish you the best. You can count me in as a subscriber on all channels of communication.
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0 # Vagrant Sneaker 2011-05-10 22:44
yesssssssssssss sssssssssssssss ! Thank you for considering it and making the choice a lot of fan were hoping to here, and now happy to hear. Thanks
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0 # Mark M 2011-06-02 08:56
Hey Greg,

you do fantastic work, as mentioned, Jared really didn't teach the veteran photographers much, you are much more technical and a great wealth of information, I am absolutely pleased that you are willing to devote your time and expertise. Keep up the great work and look forward to seeing lots of videos!
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