Photofocus Podcast

In this Best of Edition, my first guests are two talented Digital Marketing gurus that are part of a marketing team that can help you gain more customers, Nick Matos and Ben Saint-Denis from Fueled on Bacon. Our topic is How to be found online.

My second guest is a California based educator, motivational speaker and peacebuilder working to change the causes of social conflict. He makes content to share things he's passionate about and to connect with others who want to use their talents to make the world better, he’s John Filson and our topic is Using photography to involve world change.

Topics include blogging tips, leveraging social media, building local citations and directories, long-tail keywords, what to write in your metadata and the best tools to use, being supporters and not rescuers, tips on how we can help local people become the owners and creators of their own change on their own terms as well as strategies to deal with conflict. We also talk about local projects we need more of and tips we can use to get our message out to help involve world change.

Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

You can be the next guest on our podcast

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. Then 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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Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level.

Today, we chat with photographer and educator Suzette Allen! We discuss Suzette's journey of overcoming a horrific accident and building the life of her dreams.

Images copyright Suzette Allen

 

Topics we discuss:

  • How Suzette got started in photography
  • How a freak accident affected the rest of her life
  • The process of physically healing her body
  • The long process of healing her brain injury
  • How she got got back into photography
  • How photography helped her journey along the way
  • Lessons learned from her accident, and how they help her today
  • Milestones in her journey

Suzette can be found at:

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Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

You can be the next guest on our podcast

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 skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line BEYOND TECHNIQUE IDEA. Then 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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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives.

Today, we chat about the top lessons we've learned from the year with our incredible guests. With each podcast guest, we've either learned something new or been reminded of the importance of staying focused. We all know how to focus a camera, but there is no auto-focus on business or life!

We discuss:

1. Stay focused on your dreams while staying relevant. Karen Kuehn's episode: She highlighted relationship building and being a female in photography back when it wasn't so common. Follow your dreams. Staying relevant.

2. You're not selling prints, but rather the experience. Brent Watkins' episode: Know why you're in business. Realizing that you are in the business of selling MORE than prints. You're selling the experience as well.

3. Never turn a customer away because you don't have the skills. Michelle Celentano's episode: Have backup skillsets, and take workshops to expand your skillset.

4. Never miss a moment of creativity. Bobbi Lane's episode: She discussed the importance of practicing creativity instead of waiting for it to strike.

5. Great portraiture is about relationship building. Peter Hurley's episode: You've got to put your clients at ease and listen. It's important to interact with your subjects and put them at ease.

6. Don't making incorrect assumptions based on price. Sarah Petty's episode: Remember that people don't buy what they need, they buy what they want. That means you need to show the value of your products and not fall victim to thinking that price is the key motivator.

7. Stay focused on your future, but appreciate the past. Reid Callanan's episode: He shared with us the important of  looking at our favorite visions through his rear view mirror in order to appreciate your accomplishments. This also provides fuel for an exciting future.

8. Special projects help keep us focused on our passion. Don Komarechka's episode: Special projects are so important, and can evolve into incredible future opportunities.

9. Never let go of your dreams. Terrell Lloyd's episode: Never stop relentlessly pursuing your dreams. He started out in life headed to being a pro bowler, and changed directions. Today he's head of a team of photographers for the San Francisco 49rs.

10. Understand why and how we are motivated to make pictures – and what your photography means to you. Rick Sammon's episode: In his best-selling book "Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – Discovering the power of pictures", he discusses what makes someone a better photographer, and it's not always your gear.

11. You are your client's "trusted advisor" in sales. Luci Dumas' Episode: As much as we all need a coach or a mentor, our clients need a coach too. We need to learn to be their trusted advisor in the sales process. You're not selling photographs, but intangible memories turned into tangible photographs that can be held and shared for a lifetime.

 

https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/mind-your-own-business-the-top-lessons-learned-from-the-year

Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

You can be the next guest on our podcast

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 skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS IDEA. Then 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.

Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share this episode with your friends. You can also listen on iTunes; we’d love it if you could post a review!

Direct download: Mind_Your_Own_Business_Photofocus_Podcast_December_13_2019_High.mp3
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My guests are two talented Digital Marketing gurus that are part of a marketing team that can help you be found online and gain more customers -- please welcome Nick Matos and Ben Saint-Denis from Fueled on Bacon.

Topic includes blogging tips, leveraging social media, building local citations and directories, long-tail keywords, what to write in your metadata and best tools to use.

Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

You can be the next guest on our podcast

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. Then 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.

Thanks for listening! This InFocus Interview Show episode is brought to you by our partners, Lume Cube and Drobo. If you like these InFocus Interviews, please consider supporting them and sharing these links with your friends!


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