Photofocus Podcast (Audio podcast)

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with photographer Shiv Verma! Shiv discusses ways to foster your creativity and improve your photography business.

Photos copyright Shiv Verma

We discuss:

  • How Shiv got started as a professional photographer
  • The role patience plays in his photography process and workflow
  • Fun ways to stay creative during down time
  • Things Shiv is doing to keeping optimism and moral high
  • Ways to improve your photography business
  • His outlook on the photography industry moving forward
  • Advice for photographers just starting out in photography

Shiv can be found at:

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!

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level, brought to you by Platypod, Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Today we chat with customer service expert Shep Hyken about effective ways photographers can be proactive and build customer loyalty!

Shep Hyken

https://www.platypod.com/

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We discuss:

  • How Shep got started in his customer service career
  • Opportunities to build customer loyalty
  • Examples of ways photographers can pivot their business
  • How a photographer's emotional connection with their clients can be an advantage
  • The importance of being proactive (instead of reactive) in today's climate
  • Opportunities small businesses have right now, and a possible advantage they have over large business
  • Advice for photographers just starting out right now

Shep can be found at:

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.

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

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 Beyond Technique

Hello and welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level, brought to you by and Platypod, Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Today we chat with wildlife photographer Moose Peterson!

 

Images Copyright Moose Peterson

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We discuss:

  • How Moose got started in his photography career
  • Why having passion for the creative process is so important
  • How he raises awareness about endangered species
  • The role focus plays in his business
  • How he gets the word out about his work around the world
  • How he maintains focus with all of the challenges that interrupt us
  • Some of the biggest challenges new wildlife photographers face
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Moose can be found at:

 

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.

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

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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Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with pet photographer Nicole Begley. Nicole discusses how she's grown her pet photography business over the years and great tips for aspiring pet photographers!

All images copyright Nicole Begley Photography

We discuss:

  • How Nicole got started as a professional pet photographer
  • Technique and tips she uses for better photo sessions
  • How Nicole has learned to "speak their language" when it comes to pets
  • How she's kept her pet photography going amongst the pandemic
  • Her educational resources, Hair of the Dog, and how it helps other pet photographers
  • Stories of some of the most difficult pet portrait sessions she's done
  • Advice for photographers just starting out in pet photography

Nicole can be found at:

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!

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My guest is a California based photographer who has a distinguished career in Hollywood, working on several number one Hit shows including NCIS, NCIS LA, House, Grey’s Anatomy and many more. He’s an educator and has shared his talents with many photographers. Please Welcome Mike Kubeisy.

Topics include what are the different types of lights, personal gear Mike uses and why, challenging lighting conditions and light modifiers.

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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My guest is an Imaging Training & Technical Support Manager at DataColor please welcome John Walrath

Topics include what is monitor calibration, are monitors already calibrated, why do I need to calibrate my monitor, dual monitors and why doesn’t the color look identical and Datacolor's new calibration kit.

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!


My guest is a California based photographer who has a distinguished career in Hollywood, working on several number one Hit shows including NCIS, NCIS LA, House, Grey’s Anatomy and many more. He’s an educator and has shared his talents with many photographers. Please Welcome Mike Kubeisy.

Topics include what are the different types of lights, personal gear Mike uses and why, challenging lighting conditions and light modifiers.

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!


Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level! Today we chat with Mike Peters about how he handles street photography, treating his subjects with respect, and building rapport with them while on the field. You don't want to miss this!

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In particular, we cover:

  • How Mike got started in his photographic journey
  • How he handles usage rights with street photography
  • Challenges he faces while out on the field
  • Safety precautions he takes
  • Some of the most difficult shots
  • His game-plan when he heads out to shoot
  • The gear he uses
  • How he captures subjects' personalities over the years
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Mike can be found at:

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.

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!

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with portrait photographer Kay Eskridge. Kay shares how she's staying relevant as a photographer during these unusual times, as well as how she's keeping a positive mindset and making plans for the future.

Images copyright Kay Eskridge

We discuss:

  • How Kay got started
  • How she maintains a healthy mindset during the pandemic
  • Staying relevant
  • How she's keeping in touch with clients
  • How she's offering new products to her clients from her archives
  • How she's pivoted during the pandemic
  • What we can do coming out of this pandemic
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Kay can be found at

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!

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My first guest for this special best-of series is Jack Reznicki. Jack is an internationally renowned commercial people and children photographer based in his beloved New York City. My second guest is Gregory Daniel. Gregory is an award-winning portrait photographer who has been sharing his knowledge and love for a photographer for close to 40 years. He is currently the new President of PPA

In this episode, we discuss why it’s important to choose a reputable litigator if your images are used without your consent and how PPA has temporarily opened its site to all artists to help with valuable information about the new stimulus bill, as well as how to apply for relief.

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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My guest is a corporate and community event photographer whose recent work has been focusing on chaos in our communities. He also serves as the Photofocus managing editor, please welcome Bryan Esler.

Topics include dealing with current events, photographing chaotic events and looking for a positive outcome.

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

Cindy Harter Photography

Today, we chat with photographer Cindy Harter about the role of positivity in her business, ways she builds trust with her clients in the "new normal", and ways to build your business in a small town.

Be sure to check out Platypod®, the world’s most compact tripod!

In particular, we cover:

  • How Cindy got started
  • The role of years of selfless relationship building to sustain her business
  • The role of positivity and optimism
  • Tips for building a business in a small town
  • Procedural tips in the new normal and making clients feel comfortable
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Cindy can be found at:

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.

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: Beyond_Technique_Cindy_Harter_June_2020.mp3
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My guest is a photographer and educator who has helped shape the photo industry, please welcome Jared Polin.

Jared is a successful photographer who has shared his knowledge and love for photography with over a million subscribers on his YouTube channel  for the past 10 years.

Topics includes finding your path as a photographer, understanding your gear and the importance of educating your self.

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!

Direct download: InFocus_Interview_Show-Finding_your_direction_with_Jared_Polin.mp3
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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with pro photographer, marketer, and podcaster Rosh Sillars on how to make your photography business stand out from the crowd!

We discuss:

  • How Rosh got his start as a photographer
  • How his career has evolved over time
  • How having an "and" can help every photographer's career
  • Tips for photographers to stand out from the crowd
  • Ways to grow your business now with the pandemic and move forward
  • Strategies and plans for the future
  • Advice for photographers just starting out during this unique time in history

Rosh can be found at

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!

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My guest is the general manager of the premiere metal printing and project management company Image Wizards, Mirza Izic. Mirza has a unique task not just managing the company but also creating educational content teaching how to get the most out of metal printing. 

Topic includes proper setup, proofing, black and white printing and how to upload large files.

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!


My guest is an internationally renowned commercial people and children photographer based in his beloved New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Toys “R” Us, The Wall Street, Kodak, and many more. He has several Time Magazine covers.

In this episode, we discuss why is it important to register your photographs and why it's important to choose a reputable litigator if your images are used without your consent.

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!


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

Today, we chat with wedding photographer and ClickCon creator Sherry Hagerman. She discusses the important role that education plays in every photographer's career, as well as exciting new educational opportunities!

Be sure to check out Platypod®, the world’s most compact tripod! 

In particular, we cover:

  • How Sherry got started in the wedding and portrait photography industry
  • How the ClickCon conference had benefited photographers
  • Exciting news about the upcoming ClickCon Nation
  • The benefits of education
  • Learning trends, and what photographers struggle with today
  • Advice for photographers just starting out, and how they can stay inspired

Sherry can be found at:

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.

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: Beyond_Technique_Sherry_Hagerman.mp3
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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with pro photographer, trainer, and podcaster Larry Becker about how to look (and sound!) your best when on camera.

We discuss:

    • How Larry got his start in the industry
    • His new book, Great On Camera
    • Practical tips to get better audio
    • Why eye contact is so important when creating video
    • Lighting tips you can immediately use when creating video
    • Wardrobe tips
    • Equipment recommendations
    • Tips on connecting with your audience while recording
    • Tips on building your audience
    • Advice for those new to creating video

You can find his book at: https://greatoncamera.com/being-great-on-camera/

Larry can be found at: https://larrybecker.tv/

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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 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!

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My guest is a Photojournalist, Educator, and Author who has photographed ever Presidental campaign since Jimmy Carter, please welcome Rick Friedman.

In this episode, Rick talks about his experience with Tamron lenses and his lens choice from his recent overseas assignments.

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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My guest is an award-winning portrait photographer who has been sharing his knowledge and love for a photographer for close to 40 years. He is currently the new President of PPA please welcome Gregory Daniel.

In this episode, we discuss Gregory's personal journey as a photographer for 40 plus years, how PPA helps photographers learn about running a business, how PPA has temporarily opened its site to all artists to help with valuable information about the new stimulus bill and how to apply for relief.

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!

Direct download: Infocus_Interview_Show_-_Success_through_PPA_with_Gregory_Daniel.mp3
Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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

 

Maring Visuals Banner

Check out the Platypod.com blog for creative ideas you can do at home!

Today, we chat with photographers and creative artists Charles and Jennifer Maring! They share their journey, and how we can all grow as creative artists when we step outside of our comfort zone.

In particular, we cover:

  • Their background and how they got started
  • The things they've done to change the focus of their business
  • How they have become diverse outside of photography
  • How they come up with ideas
  • How Together in Style came about
  • The challenges they face
  • What they're doing during the pandemic
  • How they foster creativity during this time
  • Tips to grow outside of your comfort zone
  • Their dynamic as a couple getting through the pandemic
  • Advice for photographers starting out

They can be found at:

 

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.

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: Beyond_Technique_Charles_Jennifer_Maring_April_15_2020_High.mp3
Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with newborn photographer Kelly Brown about the process of building trust with her clients, and more!

We discuss:

  • How Kelly got started as a photographer
  • How Kelly builds trust with both the mom and children during a portrait session
  • The challenges of newborn photography
  • How her unique studio impacts her community
  • Areas new newborn photographers struggle with and need the most help
  • The impact of the pandemic on her business in Brisbane, Australia
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Kelly can be found at: KellyBrown.com.au

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!

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Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

My guest is a Wedding and Portrait  Photographer who, after attending her fair share of photography conferences, decided to change up the traditional conferences and host her own Hands-on Photography conferences. Please welcome the founder of ClickCon Sherry Hagerman. 

Our Topic includes the benefits of a hands-on photography conference, what is Click Con, Sherry's inspiration to host a hands-on photography conference, and the benefits of hands learning.

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!


My guest is the co-founder of the popular all-in-one live streaming production platform Ecamm Live. Please welcome Glen Aspeslagh.

Topics include the purpose of Ecamm Live, popular features of Ecamm Live, how members use Ecamm Live in their business.

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!


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

Beyond Technique March 2020

Today, we discuss constructive actions you can take during this pandemic crisis. Now is the perfect time to grow as a photographer, expand your skillset, and stay connected with your clients online. Listen in to get some great ideas.

Topics we discuss:

  • This is a time to fine-tune your skillset.
  • Think through your marketing plans for the year ahead.
  • Perfect time to put out a newsletter and keep in touch with your clients
  • Plan a promotion to launch when life goes back to normal
  • Look for partnerships with other vendors and photographers in your community.
  • Clean up your client database.
  • Let your wedding clients know your wedding business is down and offer to do a family portrait.
  • Call your lab and find out what's new and come up with some exciting products to offer.
  • Clean up your website! (it's one of the most common things we tend to whine about)
  • Build a stash of blog posts.
  • Establish yourself as the online photography expert in the community.
  • Explore cyberspace for a host of online educational programs. Remember, expand your skillset!

 

https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/beyond-technique-constructive-action-you-can-take-for-your-business-during-a-crisis

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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.

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!

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with photographer Eddie Tapp about the importance of keeping your skillset up-to-date.

 

All images copyright Eddie Tapp. All rights reserved.

We discuss:

  • How he got his start and gained traction in the industry
  • How the industry has changed
  • When it's time to make a change or add new skills
  • Photography business lessons he's learned over the years
  • The role of relationship building
  • What makes drone photography unique
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Eddie can be found at EddieTapp.com

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!

 

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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 FM personality, journalist, music photographer and podcaster Steve Brazill! We discuss relationship building within the live music industry, a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to take great photos at a concert, and more!

 

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Topics we discuss:

  • The journey that led Steve to music photography
  • The specific gear (and focal lengths!) he uses when working a concert
  • The importance of relationship building
  • The specific rules involved when working with music promoters and while shooting at concerts
  • Where the idea came from for the Behind the Shot podcast
  • Challenges he's faced over the years with both live music photography and the Behind the Shot podcast
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Steve can be found at:

Be sure to check out Platypod®, the world’s most compact tripod! And have you seen their revolutionary new Platyball ball head yet? Check it out here.

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.

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!

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives. Today, we chat with wedding photographer Deb Sandidge. We discuss the process of creativity and how to apply that to your business!

All images © Deb Sandidge

Topics include:

  • How Deb got started as a photographer
  • How imagination plays a role in the creative process
  • The role of creative projects, and how Deb finds inspiration
  • How Deb focuses on relaxing and experimentation
  • How she gets her work noticed
  • The role of relationship building
  • "Experimental" vs "experiential" in special projects
  • Important lessons Deb has learned
  • Advice for new photographers just starting out

Deb can be found at DeborahSandidge.com

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!

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My guest is Content Director for Emerald Expositions, the group responsible for Photography conferences WPPI and Photo Plus along with magazines PDN and Rangefinder. Please welcome Arlene Evans.

Topics include discontinuing PDN magazine, Rangefinder shifting to an all-digital content hub with the WPPI exclusive edition distributed at the show, greater integration between Rangefinder and WPPI, and
the state of the photography industry as a whole.

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!


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

Today, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young discuss 29 ways to start your year off right! From marketing to networking to reviewing your price list, we talk about ways to make 2020 better than ever!

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The 29 tips we discuss:

  • Develop a routine to start each day
  • Review your policies and get them off your website
  • Review your price list
  • Feed your brain, don't go stagnant, new things are developing all time – read something inspirational
  • Check your website and blog from different platforms – just because it looks good on Chrome doesn’t mean it’s working in Safari
  • Keep a journal: this can vary per person, separate from my to-do list
  • Review your database of customers
  • Keep in touch with key clients
  • Schedule one promotion a quarter – they don’t have to be big – even something as simple as an email/direct mail blast is a promo
  • Call your lab and ask, “What’s new?”
  • Meet with your accountant early
  • What gear do you need?
  • Rent before you buy
  • Start a networking luncheon - relationship building
  • Review your galleries and clean them up
  • Build stash of blog posts – if you’re not posting at least twice a week, stop blogging
  • What conventions/conferences are you attending in 2020 – hotel reservations, airfare
  • Never eat alone at a convention – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Hit YouTube and follow your favorite icons
  •  Take classes outside your comfort zone, it’s the only way to grow
  • Second shoot for another photographer – for free!
  • Check to make sure your insurance is up to date
  • Partner with other companies
  • Host and open house (check it out here)
  • Get your work on display in a local restaurant, dr’s office etc.
  • Get enough sleep, exercise
  • Pay attention to burnout
  • Ask for help when you need it - editing questions - reach out to other photogs in your area, and online
  • Hug your spouse…keep your family plugged into what’s going on with your business

 

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.

 

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Don't miss the launch! For more information, visit Platyball.com. Special bonus of a FREE Platypod Ultra for all first day backers!

 

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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.

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!

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives.

Today, we chat with wedding photographer and educator Vanessas Joy. Join us as we discuss setting client expectations, relationship building, and more!

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Topics include:

  • How Vanessa got started in her career, and how she gained valuable knowledge
  • Trends in education and the areas photographers struggle the most
  • What products are hot with clients
  • How she utilizes relationship building in her photography business
  • The useful, practical secrets to posing large groups quickly
  • How to make your photography business stand the test of time
  • The role of client education and managing client expectations
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Vanessa can be found at:

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!

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My guest has been in the photographic industry his entire adult life. He is a Marketing & Social Media guru who has written numerous books, has spoken at all major photography conferences and has host thousands of Podcasting hours helping photographers reach their potential. Please welcome Skip Cohen.

Topics include goal-setting, matching your target audience, how to relax and recharge yourself and taking stock of your assets and what you need to work on.

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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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.

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!


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:

Be sure to check out Platypod®, the world’s most compact tripod! Browse their holiday specials here.

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.

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!

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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!

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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!


My guest is a talented author, educator, Travel Photographer and popular YouTube influencer specializing in travel photography and photo editing, with over 500 free video tutorials please welcome Jim Nix.

Topic includes finding the top photo spots, how to plan your photography trip the best gear to bring, Jim's favorite spots, the first-ever Luminar Photo Camp in Iceland and announcing our first winner in the Photofocus Celebrates 21 Years contest. The winner received up to a $1000.00 Xpozer gift certificate!

You can find more information about Jim by visiting Nomadic Pursuits

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

Today, we chat with celebrity, commercial, fashion, and beauty photographer Matthew Jordan Smith! We discuss how Matthew builds relationships and friendships with clients while now being based out of Tokyo, Japan.

 

Images copyright Matthew Jordan Smith

 

Other topics include:

  • How Matthew got started as a photographer
  • Photography being a universal language, no matter where you live
  • How Matthew is constantly building new relationships with clients
  • How to keep old relationships reinforced
  • Trends photographers struggle with
  • The differences between Japanese culture and American culture
  • Ways to reinforce loyalty with your clients
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

You can find Matthew at:

Be sure to check out Platypod®, the world’s most compact tripod and sign up for their new Gooseneck.

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.

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!

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Category:Audio podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives.

Today, we chat with portrait photographer and business coach Luci Dumas. She has a passion for helping her fellow photographers bring their businesses up to the next level!  Join us as we discuss common struggles photographers have, how to overcome those struggles, and more!

Images Copyright Luci Dumas

Topics include:

  • How Luci got started in her career
  • Trends photographers struggle with
  • How to be your clients' trusted advisor
  • The importance of how you present your photo, and how it can potentially close the sale with clients
  • Tips for finding clients
  • How challenges can actually be opportunity for growth.
  • Collaborating with other creatives
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Luci can be found at:

 

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!

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My guest is a well respected Photoshop tutor and photo editor who host one of the most successful Facebook Groups with close to a half a million members, please welcome Andrew Kavanagh.

Topics include how to pick a focus theme, ways to be a helpful group, the benefits of hosting a group and the Pros and cons of running a Facebook group.

You can find more information about Andrew by joining the new Photoshop and Lightroom Group.  If you are currently a member of the group, you should rejoin the new group. As of November 7th, the ability to post in the old group will be turned off.

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!


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

Today, we chat with Don Prentice, co-founder of Phototexting.com! We discuss how relationship building relates to every photographer's business, and the ways communication is changing.

Other topics include:

  • Don's history and experience in the industry
  •  Why texting is so important for photographers as they communicate with their clients
  •  Interesting stats that offer insights into how people communicate
  • How photographers can easily begin using a toll-free number in their business
  • How PhotoTexting's Senior Rep Program can help photographers get more senior high school clients
  • The design and ease of setting up Phototexting, as well as their concierge service.
  • The many ways Phototexting's tools can help photographers easily and automatically keep in touch with their clients
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Learn more about PhotoTexting.com here.

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.

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!

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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives.

Today, we chat with award-winning photographer Rick Sammon. He is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Join us as we discuss practical tips any photographer can use!

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Topics include:

  • How Rick got started as a photographer
  • The value of photography
  • How imagery and writing go hand in hand
  • The discipline involved in writing a book
  • The value of exploring different niches in photography, and how that can help your work
  • Advice for photographers just starting out

Rick can be found at:

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.

Check out Rick's new book: Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom

Rick Sammon

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My guest is a California based educator, motivational speaker and peacebuilder working to change the causes of social conflict. Over the last fifteen years, he has managed field programs in the Middle East and Latin America, led advocacy initiatives in Washington, crewed on film productions, and taught Peace Studies for college students. 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.

Please welcome John Filson

Topics include; John's background and filmmaking, being supporters, not rescuers, tips on how we can help local people become the owners and creators of their own change on their own terms, strategies to deal with conflict, 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.

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Opportunities to increase our skills and knowledge are all around us, but sometimes we may not spot them. In this special video edition, I sat down with Abe Curland from B&H while at Photoshop World. He discussed how he recognized unique opportunities and took advantage of them to increase his photographic skills.

Topics include photographing in natural light, wildlife photography and how to critique a photo. You can learn more about Abe and see his work at birdsongimages.com.

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.

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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 commercial photographer and film director Jay P. Morgan! We discuss the importance of education, the role of mentoring, and the most important skillsets photographers need to have in order to run a thriving business!

Images copyright Jay P. Morgan

Other topics include:

  • How Jay P. got started as a photographer
  • the importance of education and mentoring
  • the benefits of diversifying your photography skills
  • the benefits of growing your skillset outside of photography
  • The role of customer service in your business
  • Fun ways Jay P. uses the Platypod® in his photo and video work
  • Trends where photographers need the most help
  • Advice for photographers looking to take their business up to the next level

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Be sure to check out Jay P.'s educational website for education and mentoring. To learn more about Jay P. and check out his work, visit his portfolio website.

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Mind Your Own Business: Sports with Terrell Lloyd

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives!

Today, we chat with Terrell Lloyd, the Senior Manager of Photography Services and Lead Team Photographer at the San Francisco 49ers. We discuss his sports photography career, as well as practical tips any photographer can use!

 

Other topics include:

  • How Terrell got started with the San Francisco 49ers as their lead team photographer
  • How to have an edge as a sports photographer
  • The importance of persistence, patience, practice, and hard work
  • The challenges of working on the road
  • The dynamics of coordinating a team of photographers during a football game and making sure everyone's work is consistent
  • Unexpected stories from the field
  • Advice for photographers wanting to break into sports photography.

To learn more about Terrell, visit his website.

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.

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While at ClickCon, I had a chance to talk with Fine Arts photographer and educator Sandra Pearce. Sandra shares how she uses Photoshop not just to paint, but to retouch an image.  You can learn more about Sandra at texasschool.org/sandra-pearce

Topics include Photoshop mixing brush, working with eyes and layers.

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.

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While at ClickCon, I had a chance to talk with Fashion photographer and educator Dixie Dixon. Dixie shares some of the topics she covered in her classes. You can learn more about Dixie at dixiedixon.com

Topics include model release forms, insurance, building a dream team, why assisting is important and how to command the set.

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.

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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

Reid Callanan and Santa Fe Workshops can be found at:

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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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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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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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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:

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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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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.

 

All images copyright Adam Mowery All images copyright Adam Mowery 

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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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

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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 photographer Karen Kuehn!

All images © Karen Kuehn

 

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

You can find Karen at:

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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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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. In today's episode we chat with photojournalist Julie Dermansky.

 

Photos copyright Julie Dermansky

 

We discuss:

  • How Julie got her start in photojournalism
  • The challenges of having a career in photojournalism
  • some of the photographers she followed to develop her skill set
  • How she separates her pain of covering disasters from the creativity of creating images
  • How she makes a personal connection with the people she meets in the field
  • How to maintain your sanity while working as a photojournalism
  • The role personal safety plays when covering floods and other disasters
  • The role of PhotoShelter in her business, especially with helping her get your images out to the public and staying organized
  • Advice for photographers who want to break into photojournalism

You can find Julie at:

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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

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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 advertising photographer Nick Vedros.

All images © Nick Vedros

We discuss:

  • How Nick got his start in photography
  • How he capitalized on a rare opportunity to get his work out to the public
  • Pushing the envelope on creativity and relationships
  • Designing his career around the lifestyle that he wanted
  • Working with an ad agency
  • How the work of Gary Larson and Norman Rockwell influenced his work
  • The role of storytelling in his body of work
  • How Nick incorporates fun into his photo concepts
  • The process of building a "super studio" and built a name nationally
  • Building relationships with advertising companies
  • Nick's advice for photographers who want to break into advertising photography
  • How to look for openings in the market you can capitalize on

 

You can find Nick at:

  • Vedros.com: Nick's portfolio site
  • @vedros on Instagram
  • @Vedrosphotography on Facebook

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In this special Meet a Photofocus Author edition we catch up with Scott Wyden Kivowitz.

Scott shares his many contributions to photography as well as work with Photofocus.

Topics:

  • Having a dual career.
  • His first 3 Photofocus articles.
  • His ideas for future Photofocus articles.

To learn more about Scott, visit his blog.

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In this episode:

Digital Artist and Photo Retoucher Dennis Dunbar shares his insight on photo retouching and how photographers and retouchers work together.

Topics:

  • Working with agencies
  • How he and photographers work as a team.
  • What software he uses for retouching and why.

To learn more about Dennis, visit his blog

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In this episode:

Photo editing guru Unmesh Dinda shares his insight on how to become more efficient at photo editing.

Topics:

  • Concepts and theories on photo editing
  • How he prepares for tutorials
  • How he uses Skylum's Luminar in his workflow
  • Visit PiXimperfect for photo editing tutorials

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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 sports photographer Brad Mangin.

All images copyright Brad Mangin Photography All images copyright Brad Mangin Photography

 

We discuss:

  • How Brad got started in sports photography
  • Lessons learned from the great icons
  • Paying dues and working hard
  • The role of relationship building
  • The challenges of being a sports photographer today
  • Jumping on trends
  • The role of PhotoShelter in his business, especially with his massive archive of images.
  • Advice for photographers who want to break into sports photography
  • The importance of learning lighting

You can find Brad at:

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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

 

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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 about your holiday marketing plan, as well as planning tips for the year ahead.

We discuss:

  • Christmas cards: Always use a photo you've taken, and always include your logo and studio information as well. In addition to it being a product you can sell to your clients. Christmas cards (or even gift baskets!) are a great way to recognize vendors that support you.

  • A holiday open house: An open house is a great way to recognize your past clients, and it can be done even if you don't have a studio. Rent a space if you need to. Have fun with it!

  • Utilize your blog: Post holiday tips, along with events in your community.

  • Teach your clients to take better photos through workshops. It may seem counterintuitive, but teaching your clients how to take better photos of their families actually helps you stand out as THE photo expert in the circle of influence.

  • Partner with organizations in your community. Start planning for the year ahead which organizations you want to work with next year. Cause-related marketing is powerful.

  • Figuring out tradeshows and conventions you're planning on going to. Now is the time to start planning which conventions you want to go to next year. Conventions are a great a time to open up new opportunities, and even scout out new equipment. Arrange to have meet up with people for meals beforehand. Know what booths you want to hit. Have a followup strategy after the event, such as a "nice to meet you" email, or even a thank you card.

  • Select "marketing partners" for 2019: Reach out to businesses that shares your audience. Refer work to each other. Put together a booklet of recommended vendors. For example, if you're a wedding photographer, that would be dress makers, florists, caterers, event halls, bakeries. The key is to make friends with these folks and be helpful to them. It's all about building relationships!

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In this episode:
 
Photographer and business coach Mark Rossetto shares his insight on enhancing the client experience and building your client list.
 
Topics:
  • Mark’s history as a family photographer in the UK and in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mark’s story of overcoming a speech impediment, and how to talk to people face-to-face
  • Using the client experience wheel to create a well-rounded client experience, including what you sell and how you sell them
  • Coming up with the right business model for your lifestyle
  • Small wins to make a difference and enhance your client experience
  • How to get started with coaching with Mark

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In this special Meet a Photofocus Author edition we catch up with Levi Sim.

Levi shares his many contributions to photography as well as work with Photofocus.

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All images copyright Jeremy Horner Images

  

Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. Today we chat with travel photographer Jeremy Horner.

We discuss in detail:

  • Relationship building and interacting with people
  • The role of books and publishing in his business
  • Advice to new photographers
  • The importance of following your passion and looking inside yourself
  • Tips for successful street photography
  • The process of building trust with the people you photograph
  • The learning process involved with travel photography
  • How stock and travel photography have changed over time
  • How PhotoShelter helps with Jeremy's business
  • Photography as a great "equalizer"
  • The trap many photographers fall into when they first start out
  • Advice for photographers wanting to break into travel photography

You can find Jeremy 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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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

 

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

  • Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com
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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast!

 

Images copyright David Scruggs and Jill Smith, One Soul Photography

 

Today we chat with wedding photographers David Scruggs and Jill Smith about several things that define a photographer as a professional, so that you not only rarely miss those important moments in a subject's life, but NEVER compromise on the quality of an image:

  • Listen, listen, listen - your role when capturing memories is to know and understand your client. That can only come with listening to them and building a relationship based on understanding their needs. You have to see the world through their eyes.
  • Never compromise your skill set - Being a photographer is about meeting your client's needs and having the skills to photograph at any time, regardless of the degree of difficulty. Of course there will be times when something that comes up that's simply over your head, but that doesn't change the importance of a never-ending quest for your own education.
  • Backup gear - When you least expect it, something is going to go wrong with your gear. Normal wear and tear, a dropped camera body or lens, a piece of equipment stolen - NEVER be without backup gear for those "just in case" moments.
  • Always be on time - Your clients trust you to be where you're supposed to be and always on time. And, even if you arrive just a few minutes late, you've created stress that wasn't necessary.
  • Keep your promises - NEVER make a promise you can't keep.
  • Build a relationship - In any business, but especially photography, it's important to build an ongoing relationship both leading up to an event and especially afterwards. Your success is about your ability to build trust.
  • Exceed expectations - Remember - "There are no traffic jams along the extra mile!" Roger Staubach
  • Love your career choice and show your passion for capturing memories - You can't capture images that tug at people's heartstrings if your own heart isn't in it!
  • Recognize the need for change - Whether it's your own style or simply tracking consumer trends, being a pro is about adapting and being able to stay relevant to consumer demands.
  • Support your associates and the industry - While this is outside the client/photographer relationship, a strong network can also help you through some of the most difficult challenges. Be involved in your local guild or association. Be helpful to other photographers and you'll find they'll also be there for you. Things come up that just aren't planned, but working together there's nothing you can't accomplish.
  • Have fun and be fun to work with - "Fun" is one of those words so often lost in business today. Building trust, capturing memories and being an outstanding artist has a core focus on loving what you do. Everybody has a bad day now and then, but being a professional photographer is about loving people and seeing the world through their eyes and often heart.

 

You can find David and Jill at:

 

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  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

 

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In this episode:

Dog Photographe Kaylee Greer talks about her new TV series Pupparazzi and shares tips on how to work with pets.

Topics:

  • How she got started
  • Building a business from your passion
  • Tips for starting out in pet photography  
  • Her new show, Pupparazzi.

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level.

 

All images copyright Christian VIzl All images copyright Christian Vizl

 

Today we chat with award-winning underwater photographer Christian Vizl. We discuss in detail:

  • the role of conservation in his body of underwater work
  • how having a higher purpose can drive your photography business forward
  • how he creates such clear, brilliant photos
  • how he raises awareness for the plight of underwater life
  • the art of storytelling through underwater, and how it influences conversation efforts
  • the effects of our daily lifestyle on the environment
  • simple changes we can make that will help marine life
  • how PhotoShelter helps him run his business
  • his book coming out in April 2019

You can find Christian at:

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Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast!

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Today we chat with photographer, author, educator, Olympus visionary and President of Skylum, Scott Bourne about the following topics:

 

  • Staying cutting edge in your technique, as well as how you run your business
  • Fine-tuning your skillset
  • The importance of education
  • The impact your About Page can have
  • Personal and business growth, and how it occurs outside of your comfort zone
  • Re-evaluating your business processes
  • The role that listening to other's opinions can have in how you run your photography business
  • How to find inspiration when you feel "clogged" or uninspired
  • Scott's personal tips for being productive when time is limited
  • Scott's top recommendation for learning how to sell
  • Which do you need first, a client or a camera? Scott answers this question
  • The benefits of getting involved in your community organizations
  • The one thing that never changes in marketing
  • Exciting upcoming news with Skylum
  • The importance of loving what you do, and how it drives your business forward

 

You can find Scott at:

  • Skylum.com: Cutting edge photography editing software
  • ScottBourne.com: Check out Scott's work
  • FB and Twitter @scottbourne
  • Instagram: @bourne.scott

 

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In this episode:

Photographer and Educator Sue Bryce shares her insight on The Portrait Masters Conference coming up in September.

Topics:

  • Why we need a portrait specific conference
  • How to maximize your experience at any conference
  • Why you should build relationships with vendors
  • Why you should network with other photographers
  • Why Portraits is the best business in the world and the best subject
  • Why portraits are important

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Direct download: Infocus_Interview_Show_with_Sue_Bryce_August_31_2018.mp3
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In this episode:

Working Photographer and Educator Spyros Heniadis shares his insight on how to organize your digital images.

Topics:

  • How to organize your digital images in any digital assets management program
  • Develop a proper naming convention for your images
  • Using Lightroom’s star and flag features to organize images
  • How to use Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic together
  • Understanding the 321 Backup concept

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Direct download: InFocus_Interview_Show_with_Spyros_Henratis_August_24_2018.mp3
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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level.

 

All photos copyright Jamey Price Photography.

 

Today we chat with motorsports and automotive photographer Jamey Price. We discuss in detail:

 

  • the power of being able to leverage your network
  • the benefit of being nice to people in the industry
  • the role of patience when growing a photography business
  • the role that stamina plays in photo sessions
  • how PhotoShelter makes Jamey's life easier
  • how Jamey overcame a big mistake in his business
  • how unexpected bumps in the road can turn out for the better
  • the challenge of online communication with clients and contacts
  • Jamey's advice for newbie photographers who want to break into motorsports and automotive photography
  • and more!

You can find Jamey at:

 

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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

 

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  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

 

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[Editor's note: A word of caution: There is some strong language and topics in this episode. In an abundance of respect in our listeners, we've chosen to list this one episode as explicit.]

In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with boudoir photographer and educator Jen Rozenbaum.

 

Images copyright Jen Rozenbaum

 

We discuss in detail:

  • How photography allowed Jen to rediscover joy and re-integrate herself into the world
  • How Jen empowers women to celebrate their femininity shamelessly
  • How we should be more of ourselves
  • Creating a space of non-judgement and connection with photography clients
  • How we can change lives and embracing our power
  • Embracing natural beauty
  • The topic of beauty within our culture, and how that definition shifts
  • Not being afraid to take risks in order to find your passion
  • Taking risks, believing in yourself, and experiencing life
  • Life lessons, and what Jen learned about herself through the challenge of breast cancer

 

 

You can find Jennifer at:

 

 

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  • @SkipCohen on Twitter and Facebook
  • skip@mei500.com
  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

 

 

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In this episode:

Photographer, Educator, Author and a Canon Explorer of Light, Roberto Valenzuela shares his tips on Lighting to Communicate.

Topics:

  • Lighting to Communicate
  • Why you need to Practice
  • YouTube Channel
  • Window Light vs. Reflector vs. Flash
  • Picture Perfect Lighting Workshop
  • Learning to be Proficient

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Direct download: Infocus_Interview_Show_with_Roberto_Valenzuela_August_3_2018.mp3
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In this episode:

Photographer, Educator, and Author Rick Sammon shares how to plan a photo trip.

Topics:

  • How his Route 66 book is used as a planner and an onsite reference resource.
  • What apps are great to help plan for sun location, tides and viewing location.
  • How to use Pristine vision as an exercise to get the unique shots
  • Gathering ideas about the type of shots you want to get by looking at postcards and Google Images.
  • Rick walks us through a plan using the Oregon Coast as an example

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Direct download: Infocus_Interview_Show_with_Rick_Sammon_July_27_2018.mp3
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In this episode:

Photoshop tutor and retoucher Andrew Kavanagh talks about the benefits of joining a Facebook group. Andrew runs one of the most successful Facebook Groups “Photoshop and photography” with over 300K members.

Topics:

  • What motivated Andrew to create the group
  • How members learn from top professionals
  • A resource to ask questions and share ideas.
  • Use of Facebook’s new Units section

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Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level!

 

Images copyright Jay Watson

All images copyright Jay Watson Photography

 

We discuss in detail:

  • how Jay got started in photography
  • the art of staying focused
  • finding the right match in clients
  • building relationships and keeping in touch intelligently
  • the role PhotoShelter plays in the success of his business
  • the role of professionalism
  • self-correcting your professional path
  • advice for those wanting to break into lifestyle and editorial photography

 

Bonus! Here are 10 Tips of Jay's Tips for New Photographers

1. Start assisting. Make yourself available to other photographers. Start from the ground up as a volunteer assistant, 2nd assistant, and then to a 1st assistant as you get more experience.

2. Learn more about the photo business. Join EP, APA, or ASAP. Each site has terrific resources for business related info. Get the single best resource I have ever read: "Best Business Practices For Photographers" book by John Harrington. It’s a book. Study it!

3. Don't be afraid. Start shooting commercial jobs now and don't be afraid to ask for money. Yes you need experience, but you also can't afford to work for free. Learn about marketing, pricing, estimating, billing, and contracts Don’t take on an assignment that is over your head. Always be able to deliver.

4. Don't be so hard on yourself. Nobody ever said photography was easy, cheap, or fast. These are all misconceptions. It’s okay to make mistakes and to be frustrated. It takes years to gain experience. Embrace the hard work, and try to enjoy the process along the way.
 
5. Shoot great content that matches what your target audience needs. Hi ya!

6. Build the best website you can. Showcase your best work with 2-4 galleries (or genres of work) with roughly 12-30 images in each gallery. Don't build a gallery for every genre of photography. Show your focused strengths. Shoot a creative self portrait that is just as strong and creative as the work in your portfolio. Treat the bio portrait like an assignment portrait. Write a strong bio that avoids cliches in 2-3 short paragraphs. Mention your specialties, your experience, and a few personal facts about you. The site should be on your own domain name.

For both new and working photographers looking to refresh their careers:

7. Work on improving your technical skills. Experiment with new tools. Commercial work demands that you can produce work with some level of predictability. The more you know, the more reliable you become. It also builds up your own confidence, and will open up new creative doors. If you are lacking in certain skills like lighting or retouching - practice and look for a good workshop to fill the void.

8. Start a new body of work. New theme. New genre. Give yourself a new outlet to explore without any expectations.

9. Make art or photography part of your daily lifestyle. This means being active every single day of your life. This could be time spent looking at images, reading new techniques, practicing new skills, testing new gear, writing down ideas, sending emails to potential clients, researching, sharing/posting images, working on your portfolio, or of course shooting something new.

10. Don't let yourself get in the way. You can always find a reason not to shoot. Excuses like "I need more time, more money, more equipment, better locations, or better subjects" will easily keep you from moving forward. Make due with what you have, rent gear, and find creative workarounds. It’s never going to get easier. You know what to do so just do it.

 

You can find Jay at:

  • Jaywatson.com
  •  Find Jay on Twitter and Instagram at @jaywatsonphoto

 

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Get social! Follow PhotoShelter online:

 

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In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with Rudy Guttosch from Illuminati Instrument Corp.

 

We discuss in detail:

  • how the process of creating an image is a mix of both art and science
  • the process of launching a physical product
  • the concept of released a minimum viable product
  • the power of utilizing your network
  • the role of customer feedback
  • the synthesis of people, ideas, and relationships
  • bridging the gap between creating a prototype and full-fledged product
  • building momentum in new endeavors
  • the benefits of being kind to people you work with and for

 

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  • @SkipCohen on Twitter and Facebook
  • skip@mei500.com
  • Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 

 

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In this episode:

Specializing in volume sports portraiture, portrait photographer Weston Maggio shares how he produces Volume Photography and still gets Studio Portraits results.

Topics:

  • What is Volume Sports Photography.
  • How long to spend with a subject.
  • What gear is needed.
  • What to expect during a shoot with 50 Plus subjects.
  • Business side of high Volume Photography

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