Photofocus Podcast

In this episode:

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I had a chance to talk with photographer and insurance agent Howard Burkholz about the different types of insurance plans photographers need. As a photographer himself, Howard gives disaster scenario examples to help us understand what is and is not covered.

Topics:

  • Actual cash value vs replacement cost
  • Real-world examples of what is covered
  • How rates are determined

For more information or to request a quote, contact Howard directly at National Photographers Insurance

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. Today we chat with Watts of Love founding member and creative director Kevin Kuster!

 

Photos copyright Watts of Love. All Rights Reserved.

 

We discuss:

  • Kevin's life journey, and how he became involved with helping to start Watts of Love.
  • The topic of "burnout" as a creative
  • How Watts of Love is changing the lives of people around the world
  • The element (and importance!) of collaboration amongst creatives
  • Storytelling tips
  • The importance of being authentic
  • Raising awareness around the world of social issues
  • The significance of being willing to go on a creative journey without necessarily knowing what the end goal is.

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business! Today we chat with nature, macro, and landscape photographer Don Komarechka!

 

We discuss:

  • How Don got started in photography
  • Why the process of creativity is so important
  • The importance of special projects
  • His new book, and how he ran his successful Kickstarter campaign
  • Goal setting: it's what drives us, but many struggle...for those who may feel stagnant
  • Advice for any photographers starting out

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In this episode:

I had a chance to talk to Hollywood photographer Mike Kubeisy. Mike and I talk about a very sensitive topic among photographers -- Do photographers need to buy the latest and greatest gear? We both weigh in on our thoughts and give examples and advice.

Topics:

  • When you should or shouldn't  invest in the latest gear
  • The value of education
  • Networking for success

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In this episode:

I had a chance to talk to Skip Cohen. Skip is a Marketing & Social Media guru who has written numerous books, spoken at all major photography conferences and has host thousands of Podcasting hours helping photographers reach their potential. Skip talks about the business classes he is teaching at ClickCon, a three-day hands-on photo and video learning experience held in Chicago Aug 5-7, 2019 and how it relates to the interview topic, "Stop buying gear and invest in education."

Topics:

  • Intro to social media marketing
  • Starting a photography business
  • Pricing your work
  • Midnight Madness- a 2 1/2 hour program sharing ideas on making your website stronger; interacting with your blog; expanding your reach; building relationships on your community; networking; getting the word out in your community about who you are; social media; giving back and cause-related marketing.

If you would like to attend the conference, follow this link to ClickCon and use Skip's code -- ccskip -- to save $50.00.

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. Today we chat with fine art photographer Gareth Rockliffe!

We discuss:

  • How Gareth got his start as a photographer
  • What it means to live life in the "P mode," and why that can be limiting
  • Ways to avoid burnout and get out of a rut
  • Why it's important to have personal projects, and how this can benefit you
  • Why it's important to be willing to explore types of photography outside of your genre
  • Spirituality as it relates to photography
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

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In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with Reid Callanan about the importance of photography education.

Images copyright Reid Callanan and Nina Callanan Images copyright Reid Callanan and Nina Callanan

  Reid Callanan sitting with Muhammad Ali. Photo copyright Reid Callanan.

We discuss:

  • The role and importance of hands-on photography education
  • Tips for sustaining a business long term, through varying trends, economies and recessions
  • The role of having a personal vision in your body of work
  • The importance of consistency
  • Stories of celebrities that have attended his workshops
  • The most common struggles of his students
  • Advice for any photographers wanting to break into photography and especially find their personal vision

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Topics:

  • The difference between being judged and being critiqued
  • How to critique yourself
  • What photos are currently best for print competition

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In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with photographer and marketing expert Sarah Petty about the biggest (and most common!) print order-killing mistakes so many photographers make!

We cover these common print order-killing mistakes in detail:

  • Apologizing for your pricing
  • Making incorrect assumptions based on price
  • Offering prices before discussing your services in detail
  • Forgetting to do a Pre-Session Consultation
  • Setting healthy expectations
  • Winging your sessions, as opposed to getting your client exited and involved in the process
  • Selling digital files without also offering physical products

 

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  • Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com
  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

 

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview a talented 21-year-old photography student that's attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ben reached out to me on LinkedIn. Sensing his dedication, I wanted to reward Ben with a Photoshop World experience he would never forget. Ben is a great example of how networking and a passion for your art will open doors to success.

Topics:

  • Why he traveled 21 hours to attend Photoshop World
  • How Ben reached out to instructors
  • Formal vs self-taught education.

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview retired Army Specialist Corey Decker for a special edition of the Photofocus Infocus Interview Show honoring our Military. Corey shares his military experience and how Photography has helped his PTSD.

Topics:

  • What inspired Corey to pursue photography
  • How the military helps vets go back to school
  • How Photography helped his PTSD

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business! Premier headshot photographer and education Peter Hurley joins us today!

 

All photos copyright Peter Hurley

 

We discuss:

  • How Peter got his unconventional start in photography, and how his background gave him a unique edge
  • The importance of having a plan for your gear
  • Trends where photographers seem to be struggling with their portfolio
  • The importance of having good "taste" when building a portfolio
  • How to get great images at conventions like Shutterfest
  • The difference between copying someone's shot at a convention and being able to recreate your own great shot on your own
  • Tips for interacting with your portrait subjects and putting them at ease
  • Advice for photographers who want to break into headshot photography

 

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In this "Best Of" InFocus Interviews episode:

Olympus Visionary photographer, author and photo educator Joe Edelman shares his insight on why he shot an assignment using the JPEG format and not RAW. Then it's Photographer, Educator, Author and a Canon Explorer of Light, Roberto Valenzuela. Roberto shares tips on how he uses Light to Communicate.

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview Photographer and Educator Kimberly Muzuch. Kimberly shares her insights on why every professional photographer should attend conferences like Photoshop World.

Topics:

  • Increase education
  • Networking with other like-minded professionals
  • How she learned to get the most out of attending Photoshop World

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with commercial and portrait photographer Bobbi Lane!

All photos copyright Bobbi Lane

We discuss:

  • How Bobbi got her start in photography
  • How she constantly changes with technology to make her business more enjoyable.
  • Why practice is so important in her business
  • The latest trends photographers struggle with
  • The element of preparing for each and every photo shoot
  • The concept of practicing creativity, as opposed for waiting for it to strike
  • The importance of knowing how to run your business, and how that can set you apart
  • Why it's important to put yourself in your client's shoes during a photo session
  • The role of people skills when dealing with clients
  • The toughest portrait she's ever had to shoot
  • Advice for new photographers who want to start their own photography business

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In this best of Infocus Interviews episode:

Andrew Kavanagh, the man behind one of the largest and most active Photoshop and Photography Facebook Groups with close to half a million members, talks about why he created the group and the changes he's made to help benefit photographers of all levels.

Then, it's Scott Kelby. Before he became a pioneer in Photoshop, Scott started out as a portrait photographer. He talks about his earlier years and how his informal training help inspires him to share his knowledge with others. Scott also talks about the different types of educational resources available and how to best benefit from them. He also talks Photoshop World which created in 1999. As a special note: This year Photoshop World will be held in Orlando, Florida on May 30 through June 1 and the second event in Las Vegas on August 21 through August 23.

and Last, is Hollywood Photographer Mike Kubesiy. Mike talks about what it takes to land a job in Hollywood and most importantly, what it takes to stay there. With over 35 years of experience, Mike is a wealth of knowledge.

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview Educator, Author and Fine-art photographer Lauri Novak. Lauri talks about the recent Photofocus articles she has written.

Topics:

  • Thinking outside the box
  • Being more creative
  • Marketing ideas for photographers

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Direct download: Infocus_Interview_Show_with_Lauri_Novak_March_22_2019.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level!

In today's episode we chat with photojournalist Jakob Dall!

All images copyright Jakob Dall Photography

Today we chat about:

  • How Jakob gained traction as a photojournalist
  • Why photography is considered a universal language
  • The role of storytelling in his body of work
  • The difference between being a freelance photographer and being an employee
  • The role of relationship building in his business
  • Some of the toughest assignments he's done
  • The reason he wants to bring attention to non-mainstream events
  • His latest climate change documentary
  • The role of PhotoShelter in his business
  • How he stays sane while covering troubling events
  • Advice to new photographers who want to break into photojournalism

You can find Jakob at:

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  • Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com
  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com  

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with family portrait photographer Michele Celentano!

 

Images copyright Michele Celentano.

We discuss:

  • How Michele got started with her career
  • The importance of education in every photographer's career
  • The role empathy plays when interacting with client
  • The role psychology plays during a portrait session
  • The best types of workshops photographers can take to strengthen their skillset
  • Why every photographer needs a "backup skillset" to better serve unexpected requests from their clients
  • Why it's important to always be curious and willing to explore outside of your genre
  • The areas many photographers struggle with
  • How we can improve the photography industry as a whole
  • Advice for photographers who want to break into portrait photography 

Check out Michele's Family Posing program at FamilyPosing.com

You can find Michele at:

  • MicheleCelentano.com: Michele's portfolio website
  • Instagram: @michelecelentanophotographer
  • Facebook Group: Family Posing with Michele Celentano

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview Stock Photographer Guru, Adobe Stock Contributor Evangelist and incredible Photographer Mat Hayward.Mat shares his insight into stock photography.

Topics:

  • What stock photography is
  • The benefits of becoming an Adobe Stock contributor
  • How to become a contributor
  • What images are best to help you get started

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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview Photojournalist, Educator, and Author Rick Friedman. Rick talks about his experience with Tamron lens and his lens choice from his recent overseas assignments.

Topics:

  • His recent trip to Africa to photograph a large cat refuge
  • His experience with Tamron lens.
  • The different lens choices he uses when on assignment

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. In today's episode we chat with portrait photographer Sally Blood!

Images copyright Sally Blood

We discuss:

  • How Sally got started in her photographic career.
  • Tips for working under pressure
  • The importance of having "people skills" when interacting with clients
  • The role being able to listen plays when gaining the trust of your client
  • Ways to deal with stress
  • The importance of being prepared for each and every shoot, especially when there are only a few minutes to capture a celebrity's portrait!
  • Eyes being the gateway to the soul, and how that ties in with her Native American heritage
  • How special projects can revitalize your photography passion
  • The role PhotoShelter plays in her business
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

 

You can find Sally at:

Start your 14 Day FREE trial of PhotoShelter, plus 20% off a Standard or Pro Account for a year. Use the coupon code PHOTOFOCUS20

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PhotoShelter gives people and organizations easy ways to manage their photos  - from delivering, storing, selling, sharing - all from one place. Their platform offers simple and smart ways to share, store, deliver and sell your highest quality work. They handle the biggest files and solve some of the biggest business challenges for professional photographers.

Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

Have suggestions on future topics you want us to cover? Email us:

  • Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com
  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with portrait photographer Brent Watkins!

Images copyright Sylvart Studios.

We discuss:

  • How Brent got started as a photographer
  • The importance of staying up-to-date on the latest techniques despite being in business for decades
  • The importance of giving your client a great experience during their photo session
  • Seeing things through your client's eyes
  • Trusting your own pricing, and being able to expertly (and honestly!) guide your client during sales sessions
  • Realizing that you are in the business of selling MORE than prints. You're selling the experience as well.
  • Maintaining contact and being accessible to your clients
  • Being genuine with your clients
  • The importance of education, and how it's the key to longevity
  • The key difference between successful photographers and photographer that constantly struggle with their businesses
  • Pricing tips that can make or break your business
  • Determining who your ideal clients are
  • The best advice Brent received, and how it changed his business

 

Check it out!

The Ohio PPA's convention is coming up March 23-24, 2019. Learn more here.

 

You can find Brent at:

  • Sylvart.com: Brent's portfolio website
  • Twitter and Facebook: @BrentWatkins
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In this episode:

I had a chance to interview a very special teacher, my sister Maria Vanelli. Maria came for a visit and we started talking about our childhood and how through her teaching she helped shape my education. I picked her brain on ways to help others learn better and thought it would be a great topic for our show.

Topics:

  • Different ways photographers can learn.
  • Using repetition to build muscle memory to learn faster.
  • Why it's import to teach yourself.
  • Share knowledge with others to make you better.

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Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to Vanelli at v@photofocus.com with the subject line of INFOCUS INTERVIEW IDEA. Write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

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Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

In this episode:

Hollywood photographer and educator Mike Kubeisy shares his insight on what it takes to become a Hollywood photographer.

Topics:

  • How to join the Union.
  • What it takes to get the job and keep it.
  • Why photographers should start out as assistants.

To learn more about Mike, visit his website.

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. In today's episode we chat with outdoor photographer Adam Mowery.

 

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We discuss:

  • How Adam got started as a photographer
  • The things he did to stay focused and chase his dream
  • The role of relationship building as he furthered his career
  • The role PhotoShelter plays in his business and the way he presents his images
  • Lessons learned from his past in the portrait and wedding photography industry
  • The difference between confidence and arrogance
  • Advice for photographers wanting to chase their dreams and become a photographer
  • The importance of exceeding clients' expectations
  • The role of light, composition, knowing your gear, and making yourself habit forming

 

You can find Adam at:

 

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with photographer Karen Kuehn!

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We discuss:

  • How Karen got her start in photography
  • Challenges of being a female in the industry
  • The role of relationship building, asking for help
  • How much things have changed in the industry
  • Tips on working quickly with difficult clients
  • The extremes of two lifestyles (farm girl in New Mexico vs chaos in New York modern)
  • Finding sustainability
  • Personal projects making a difference
  • Staying relevant in the industry
  • Working with teams and being an asset for your clients
  • Putting the work in and building a sustainable business
  • Advice for listeners wanting to get their start in photo or video while staying true to themselves
  • The importance of making a difference in your community

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In this episode:

Olympus Visionary photographer, author, and photo educator Joe Edelman shares his insight on a variety of topics he wrote about on his blog.

Topics:

  • Why he shot an assignment using the JPEG format and not RAW.
  • How to shoot a portrait in bright sunlight with no reflectors or lights.
  • Blowing Hair for Glamour Portraits & Best Fans For Your Photo Studio.

To learn more about Joe, visit his blog.

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Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to Vanelli at v@photofocus.com with the subject line of INFOCUS INTERVIEW IDEA. Write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

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