Keeping Track Of Bookings

Keeping Track Of Bookings

8 posts
19 Aug 2014
emmwood
Model
emmwood
Hey everyone!

Just wondering what you've all found to be the best way to record bookings?

Over the years I've used laptop calendar, Word, a physical diary and an excel spreadsheet.

How do you guys do it? Looking for the most constructive method possible! Thanks!!

Posted 19 Aug 2014
I find a physical diary best - I also set up a little memo on the computer with the details.
An actual calendar is probably good to - a big reminder staring at you from the wall!
If both of them fail then I've usually mentally remembered at least who I'm working with and can get to their messages quickly enough online.

Posted 19 Aug 2014
Alan_Jay
Photographer
Alan_Jay
I use an A4 year planner on my office wall with colour coded dots for quick reference.
A paper diary for detailed info and basic info on my iPhone.  i.e. name and contact number.

I use the system for my day job, motorcycling, family commitments etc. as well as photography.

The diary stays on my desk,  so that if I'm not in my wife can see what I've got planned.  She will pencil in any commitments and mark the wall planner.
I set reminders where needed on my phone.
Posted 20 Aug 2014
Keltica
Photographer
Keltica
I use Microsoft Outlook, part of Microsoft Office which not only is an email client but is a diary and a PIM (Personal Information Manager).

I can record details of future shoots, and it will inform me days, or weeks ahead of the shoot with a pop up reminder, as I launch it every time I boot up my PC.



Posted 21 Aug 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
How about the purestorm shoot diary?

Posted 21 Aug 2014
I keep a Google calendar across my devices with almost everything I do in it (literally taking a bath or buying groceries, all in there). So it's not difficult for me to keep up.

Posted 21 Aug 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
JadedRed
I keep a Google calendar across my devices with almost everything I do in it (literally taking a bath or buying groceries, all in there). So it's not difficult for me to keep up.
and you trust them with that level of information? have you read their user agreement in detail and what usage rights they have?
Posted 21 Aug 2014
HowardJ

and you trust them with that level of information? have you read their user agreement in detail and what usage rights they have?


If they can do anything with information like "bath" and "buy cake" let them crack on.

I'm hardly James Bond.
Posted 21 Aug 2014
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