Archive for the Podcast Episodes Category

93: Levi Sim On Staying “Top of Mind” With Your Clients

Levi Sim is a commercial photographer who travels way too much shooting for clients and teaching photographers. In this episode, we discuss the importance of building relationships with your clients in person, going to where your clients are, staying “top of mind” with your clients, and focusing on being helpful to potential clients.

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92: Recap Episode: Knowing Your Core Competency, and Selling Physical Products

In this Recap Episode, I discuss the most important takeaways from my conversation with Photographer Josh Weiland. I discuss knowing your core competency, selling physical products, and how a “no” can be your best friend sometimes.

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91: Photographer Josh Weiland on Making Your Clients Feel Like Rock Stars

Josh Weiland is a portrait photographer who has built a full-service portrait studio in Michigan. He is known for capturing his client’s true personality, and creating printed artwork that will last as a family heirloom. In our discussion today, we discuss focusing on your core competencies, putting your client at ease and eliminating the unknown, finding people who know more than you, and being careful of who you select as business mentors.

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90: Quick Tip Episode: Essential Elements for an AWESOME Portfolio

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about the essential things to keep in mind when you are assembling your photography portfolio. During the episode, I discuss the process of selecting your best work and getting third party help for an objective opinion.

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89: Recap Episode: It’s Not About You!

In this solo Recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer and coach Steve Saporito. I discuss the following: how it’s not about you! Meaning, we should be focusing on the needs, wants, and desires of our clients. I also talk about the process of organizing our photography businesses.

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88: Photographer and Coach Steve Saporito On Knowing Your Clients

Steve Saporito

Steve believes that photography provides us with a unique opportunity to be invited into the intimate lives of Portrait and Wedding clients, allowing us to find out what they love so that we can capture that for them. In our discussion, we discuss how it’s not about you (the photographer). It’s about your client and their needs. Many clients feel unseen, unheard, and unheard. As photographers, it’s our job to find out how we can help them feel seen, heard, and loved.

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87: Quick Tip Episode: 12 Tools to Help Your Photography Business

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about 12 awesome tools to help you run your photography business more successfully. Many of them I use for my own business, and they have made my life much easier.

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86: Recap Episode: Relationships and In-Person Sales

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Lisa Hammond. I discuss the following: building relationships with related vendors, connecting with our clients, and the effectiveness of in-person sales consultations.

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85: Photographer Lisa Hammond on Consistency and Networking

Photographer Lisa Hammond is a Southwest Michigan Wedding Photographer and owner of Lisa Hammond Photography. In our chat, we discuss consistency being key with her business. Lisa also talks about how networking with other wedding photography vendors (florists, wedding planners, etc) has been especially helpful for getting new clients.

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84: Quick Tip Episode: How To Get Work Off Of Your Plate and Restore Your Sanity

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about various ways you can begin to get work off of your plate and restore your sanity. As photography business owners, we tend to have what feels like a zillion (yes, a zillion!) things to do on a daily basis.

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83: Recap Episode: Preparation Before a Shoot Is Crucial

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Matthew Jordan Smith. I discuss preparation for a shoot can be more important than the photo shoot itself, and also how planning and documenting your business process is crucial for organization and delegation.

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82: Matthew Jordan Smith on the Planning Process Before a Shoot

Matthew Jordan Smith press image

Matthew Jordan Smith is a commercial celebrity and beauty photographer working between New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. His client list includes celebrities like Oprah, Aretha Franklin and Britney Spears. Today, we chat about how the planning process before a shoot is extremely important, how putting together a team can help keep you from becoming overwhelmed, and his strategies for getting new assignments and clients.

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81: Quick Tip Episode: How to Make Your Photography Website AWESOME

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about the essential elements of an awesome photography website. Your website is often the first impression you will make with potential clients, so it’s important that your work and your personality stand out.

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80: Recap Episode: Getting Face to Face, and Not Taking Past Clients for Granted

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Damian Strohmeyer. I discuss how important it is to have face to face interactions, not taking your past clients for granted, and how we can’t do everything when it comes to running our photography business.

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79: Photographer Damian Strohmeyer On Not Taking Your Clients for Granted

Damian Strohmeyer

Commercial Photographer Damian Strohmeyer is a husband, father, and photographer. He has spent more than 30 years in editorial first in newspapers in Topeka, Kansas and then at The Denver Post. He has also worked at Sport Illustrated as a staff photographer. Today we chat about the importance of getting to know people face to face, how we shouldn’t take our past clients for granted, and the fact that you cannot do everything in your business.

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78: Quick Tip Episode: The Power of the SWOT Analysis

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I discuss the power of the SWOT Analysis. It’s a great basic step that allows you to analyze yourself, and your business.

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77: Recap Episode: “Ten Before Ten” Marketing and Knowing Your Personality

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer David Johnston. I discuss the “ten before ten” marketing concept, knowing your personality traits, and how we are all in this together.

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76: Photographer David Johnston on Marketing, Communication, and Education

David Johnston

David Johnston is a landscape, adventure, and humanitarian photographer. In today’s interview, we chat about the “Ten Before Ten” marketing principle, why it’s important to communicate your WHY to your pre- and current clients, backing up your work, and more.

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75: Quick Tip Episode: Seeking Accountability and Mentorship

Welcome to this Quick Tip Episode! In this episode, I chat about important it is to seek out accountability, and even mentorship to help you grow as a photographer. I believe we should never, ever under any circumstances attempt to isolate ourselves when we are running our businesses.

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74: Recap Episode: Photos Are Secondary. Relationships Come First.

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Joey Jones. I discuss food for thought: these days, the photos you take are secondary. Building relationships with your potential clients and clients comes first. I also chat about the importance of knowing how to use your gear so that it becomes second nature (so that you can focus more on building relationships). Finally, I discuss the fact that not everyone is your ideal client.

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73: Photographer Joey Jones on Building Relationships With the Right Clients

Photographer Joey Jones began working professionally in 1995, and opened his portrait studio in 1999, specializing in high school seniors and editorial, lifestyle portraits. The studio now draws seniors from as far as MA to NY for a distinctly free spirited and personal style. Today, Joey and I chat about the importance of relationship building while you are interacting with your client. He also talks about how you need to focus on the ideal clients for your business.

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72: Action Guide: Pricing, Value, and Lead Generation

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Matt Hoaglin. I discuss the importance of nailing down your pricing from the beginning, understanding the value you bring as a photographer, and lead generation for your photography business.

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71: Matt Hoaglin: Understanding Your Value, Outsourcing, and Pricing

Today I chat with photography business expert Matt Hoaglin. Matt and his wife own Allison Ragsdale Photography in Durango, CO, and they are rocking it! Their profitable studio supports both of their incomes. They discovered how to refine and promote their product to attract and retain customers. Their goal is to share what they’ve learned with you to help you focus on your business and make a difference for your family. When you can make money doing what you love, you can stop struggling and start enjoying your work again! Today, Matt and I chat about understanding the values of the photos you take, pricing yourself, getting new clients, and outsourcing the duties that are too much for you to handle.

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70: Action Guide: Taking Time for Yourself and Copyrighting Your Work

In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Chris Corradino. I discuss the importance of taking time for yourself, as well as copyrighting your professional work periodically.

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69: Chris Corradino: Showing Up Better for Your Business

Chris Corradino is a professional photographer and head student mentor at the New York Institute of Photography. His work has been published internationally with credits including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, and National Geographic Online. For more, visit online at www.christography.com.

Today, Chris and I chat about taking time for yourself, copyrighting your work, and constantly practicing your craft.

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68: Action Guide: Unhealthy Comparison and Choosing Your Ideal Client

LISTEN HERE:  In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer and coach Jamie Larson. I discuss (and slightly rant) about how comparing ourselves to other more experienced photographers can be unhealthy when we begin to

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67: Jamie Larson: Get Out of the Comparison Game and Step Into Your Greatness

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: In Jamie Larson’s words: “Six years ago, my hobby of documenting the everyday life of my little ones bloomed into a thriving photography business (Jamie Larson Photography). My children have been my inspiration, and my husband has been my biggest fan.I am

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66: Action Guide: How Running Your Photography Business Is Like Marriage

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer and coach Cherie Phelps. I discuss how running your photography business is similar to being in a marriages. This includes the “honeymoon” phase, as well

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65: Develop Your “Moxie” with Photographer Cherie Phelps

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Cherie Phelps, is founder and owner of c. phelps photography located in Gretna, Nebraska; a small town just outside of Omaha. In 2003, Cherie opened a thriving and successful home studio, specializing in high school senior photography and was awarded Senior Photographer of

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Bonus Episode! Running Your Photography Business With Corwin Hiebert

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: As business manager to freelancers, digital artists, and entrepreneurs, Corwin cares about the ”why” and the ”how” of making a life, and a living, from one’s creativity. He manages talent such as world-renowned photographer, publisher, and best-selling author David duChemin. Corwin is the author of Living the

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64: Action Guide: What It Means To Be a Photographer In The 21st Century

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Bob Krist. I discuss how the paradigm of the professional photographer is changing in the 21st century, compared to 20 years ago. http://media.blubrry.com/pro_photographer_interviews/p/s3.amazonaws.com/Pro-Photographer-Interview-Series/64_Action_Guide.mp3Podcast: Play in

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63: Freelance Travel Photography With Bob Krist

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Bob Krist is a freelance travel photographer who regularly works on assignment for National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. He’s been to all seven continents and has won awards in the Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, and World Press Photo competitions.

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62: Action Guide: Learn Your Audience and Utilize Influencer Marketing

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Josh Rossi. I discuss learning about your target audience, getting out and meeting them where they are, and taking steps to utilize influencer marketing. Need

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61: Josh Rossi, Commercial and Entertainment Photographer

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Josh Rossi is an award-winning commercial and entertainment photographer with a knack for the creative. He’s a pro at creating images through his head through well-executed compositing. What brings Josh joy is when he can inspire others to do bigger and greater

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60: Action Guide: Goal Setting and Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Malcolm Fackender. I cover goal setting, getting out of your comfort zone, and diversifying your income. Need a refresh of my chat with Malcolm? Listen

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Bonus Episode: Jamall Oluokon, CEO of Reveu.me

Bonus Episode! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: As the CEO of Reveu.me and Founder / Managing Editor of Papercut Magazine, Jamall spends his days interacting with emerging and professional photographers from all around the world. He started Papercut Magazine 6 years ago, and has had the privilege of featuring and

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59: Malcolm Fackender, Travel and Commercial Photography

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Malcolm Fackender is an award-winning Australian travel and commercial photographer specializing in small group photographic tours. Through his business Spotlight on Asia, Malcolm has led photographers on over 30 small group photo tours throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Namibia

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58: Action Guide: Techniques To Increase Your Sales, and More!

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Lori Nordstrom. I cover techniques to increase your sales, defining your target client, and networking with other businesses. Need a refresh of my chat with

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57: The Road to More Sales With Lori Nordstrom

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   In Lori’s words: “I’ve been in the portrait photography industry for almost 20 years now.  Whew! I’ve had my ups and my downs and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Our industry has changed SO much, and thankfully – through the

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56: Action Guide: Branding Yourself, and Knowing Your Ideal Avatar

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer and coach Mimika Cooney. I cover the business “signals” you give off, branding, and knowing your ideal customer. Need a refresh of my chat with

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55: Whip Your Business Into Shape With Mimika Cooney!

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   South African born Mimika Cooney is an international award winning photographer, TV Host, published author, speaker and small business marketing expert. Mimika Cooney is the host of MimikaTV, an interview web show that shares the stories of successful entrepreneurs. As a

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54: Action Guide: Relationship Building, and Working With What Ya Got

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Dorothy Holford. I cover building relationships with business that share your audience, working with what you have, and more! Need a refresh of my chat

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53: Photographer Dorothy Holford, Building Relationships and Working With What You Have

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   After 25 years as a working musician, mother and now grandmother, Dorothy Holford picked up a camera at age fifty, and fell in love with it. An avid outdoors woman hiker and college student; she and her life-partner, Leonard Smith often

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52: Action Guide: Creating Your Own Opportunities

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Bob Holmes. I cover creating your own opportunities and getting plugged into organizations. Here are links to a couple of pricing resources I mentioned in

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51: Creating Opportunities With Photographer Robert Holmes

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Robert Holmes career, as one of the world’s most successful and prolific travel photographers, has extended over 35 years. He was the first photographer to be honored twice by the Society of American Travel Writers with their Travel Photographer of the Year

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50: Action Guide: Planting Seeds and Building a Sustainable Business

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Niada Cradle. I cover planting seeds for your business, keeping it sustainable, and having a contract with your clients. Here’s the link to the PPA

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49: Niada Cradle on Planting Seeds For Your Business!

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   In Niada’s words: With my husband, Corey, and girls (Jamari and Amaya) we documented our life events. Our love of Photography keeps us on trails less traveled than most across the Carolinas.  As self taught Photographers, this vision has allowed us

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48: Action Guide: How To Price Yourself, and Educating Your Clients

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Joy Vertz. I cover the process of figuring out how to price your services, giving your clients the tools to spread the word about you,

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47: Pricing With Joy Vertz, Photographer and Coach

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Get Joy’s FREE course on pricing your photography at HowToPricePhotos.com! Joy’s photography experience starts more than a dozen years ago. From a one-person shop run out of her basement, Joy has grown her studio into two locations, where she and her staff

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46: Action Guide: Beating Fear, Research, and Persistence

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Alex Alexander. I cover how to beat fear, the importance of doing your research and being familiar with your niche, and persistence when seeking new

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45: Alex Alexander, Being Persistent and Beating Fear

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Alex Alexander Photography was created in 1980, where he excelled in fashion, editorial, lifestyle, still life and catalogue photography which continues to this day. Alex has become known for his strong sense of design, one of his major strengths is being able

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44: Action Guide: Visualization, Consistency, and Adjusting To Change

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Marc Silber. I cover visualization, being consistent, and using change to your advantage. Need a refresh of my chat with Marc? Listen to his interview

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43: Marc Silber, Founder of Advancing Your Photography

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Marc Silber began taking black & white photographs at the legendary Peninsula School, avidly learning composition and darkroom skills. He seemed to always have a still or movie camera in his hands. On a parallel path, Marc began instructing in his early

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42: Action Guide: Marketing and Aligning Yourself With Your Client’s Values

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Jeffrey Shaw. I cover marketing yourself, making what you stand for clear, and aligning yourself with your client’s values. Need a refresh of my chat

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41: Jeffrey Shaw: Photographer, Speaker, and Coach

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jeffrey is a business coach, host of Creative Warriors podcast, speaker, and photographer. He works with entrepreneurs who are in business marketing themselves and their talents. Jeffrey’s core message is when an entrepreneur is marketing themselves, they must have a clear direction,

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40: Action Guide: Building, Expanding, and Maximizing Your Photography Business

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Ken Kaminesky. I cover getting in front of better places, as well as building, expanding, and maximizing your photography business. Need a refresh of my

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39: Ken Kaminesky, Veteran Travel Photographer

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Ken Kaminesky is a veteran commercial travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, Zeiss lens Ambassador, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in the photography industry. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York

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38: Action Guide: Personal Style, Initiative, And Persistence

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Eleanor Bennett. I cover developing your personal style, taking the initiative, and persistence. Need a refresh of my chat with Eleanor? Listen to her interview

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37: Eleanor Bennett: Taking Initiative and Making It Happen!

Eleanor Bennett

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Meet Eleanor Leonne Bennett, an internationally recognized photographer at age 19. She specializes in fine art photography as well as contemporary art. Eleanor also has a multitude of experience in photographing cityscapes, architecture and the natural world. She is the CIWEM Young

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36: Action Guide: Lifestyle Design and Finding Your Inner Child

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Trey Ratcliff. I talk about lifestyle design, freeing your inner child, getting comfortable with change, and more. Need a refresh of my chat with Trey?

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35: Trey Ratcliff, Travel Photography Guru

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: In the words of Trey: “I’m best known for…StuckInCustoms.com, which has become the #1 Travel Photography Blog on the Internet. I started early with the sharing. Google has tracked billions of views, which is mind-boggling to me! At least a few of

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34: Action Episode: Finding Your Target Audience, Selling, and Being YOU

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with photographer Scott Bourne. I cover finding your target audience, the important of selling, and being yourself. Need a refresh of my chat with Scott? Listen to

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33: Scott Bourne, Founder of PhotoFocus

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Scott Bourne is the founder of PhotoFocus.com. He started the site on November 2, 1998. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and is an internationally-recognized thought leader and artist. His work has appeared in more than 200 publications

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32: Takeaway Episode! Consistency And Action With Travel Photography

LISTEN HERE: In this solo Action Guide episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with renowned travel photography Gary Arndt. I cover consistently producing photos, knowing how to use your gear, and the importance of knowing how to run your photography

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31: World Traveler Gary Arndt

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Gary Arndt is an award-winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world non-stop since 2007. His travels have taken him to over 140 countries and territories and has earned membership in the elite Traveler’s Century Club. He has

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30: Varina and Jay Patel, Nature Photography Duo

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Varina and Jay Patel are wilderness and nature photographers, prolific writers, and highly-regarded photography instructors. Along with her husband, Jay, Varina has written a series of eBooks and recorded a collection of video courses on a wide range of topics pertaining

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29: Frederick Van Johnson, Photographer, Marketer and Speaker

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Frederick van Johnson: Photographer, Marketer, and Speaker. He’s been shooting professionally since 1989, and is also the host of a popular podcast, This Week in Photo, also known as TWIP. The art of marketing is near and dear to his

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28: Don Giannatti, Photographer and Designer

 LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet creative mind, Don Giannatti. He has been a commercial photographer, a musician, a teacher, an author, and a designer. Talk about a unique group of specialties! He loves jazz and classical music, taking roadtrips, hiking, extensive travel, Mexican food, and

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27: Wes Eisenhauer, Photographer and Musician

 LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Wes Eisenhauer is a photographer, musician and artist residing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has spent the last decade touring in his band, which ultimately led him to pick up a camera in 2012 and pursue photography full time. In

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26: Ten Photography Tools to Make Your Life Easier

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO EPISODE:   With all of the practical tools that we’ve discussed in the past episodes up to this point, I wanted to take a moment and list some of the most useful services and software in one post. I briefly discuss tools that

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25: How The Interview Series Has Helped My Photography Business

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO EPISODE:   In this episode, I take a moment to discuss some lessons learned over the past 24 episodes. It is our quarter century episode after all! It’s been a wild ride, and I look forward to more awesome interviews. To be brutally

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24: Wildlife and Nature Photography with Laurie Excell

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Laurie Excell, an award-winning, professional nature and wildlife photographer. Her love affair with the camera began at the age of ten when her father handed her an old, beat up Pentax Spotmatic to occupy her attention and keep her out

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23: Mike Moats: Award-Winning Professional Macro Photographer

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Meet Mike Moats, an award-winning, professional macro photographer. His articles and images have been published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, and Natures Best Magazine’s, just to name a couple (and there are many more!). He’s won numerous local and international awards, and

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22: Photography, Conservation and Storytelling with Michele Westmorland

Freelance Photographer: Underwater, Conservation, Storytelling, and Commercial Assignments! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Michele Westmorland is a freelance photographer with a range of skills, including worldwide travel, lifestyle, and underwater photography. Her years of diving have led Michele to being an active proponent of marine conservation

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21: Interview With Photographer and Artist Charr Crail

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Charr Crail has been working professionally for 25 years, and is based out of California. She has spent the better part of her career as a photojournalist, specializing in editorial, portraiture, digital illustration and commercial/corporate work. Her work has been published

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Episode 20: Interview With Lewis Kemper

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books,

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Episode 19: Interview With Karen Hutton

Photographer, Writer, Host, and Purveyor of Awesomeness! LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Today we chat with Karen Hutton: photographer, writer, host, and purveyor of awesomeness. I’ll let her take it away in her own words: “My world is a big ball of photographic, voiceover and content creational

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Episode 18: Interview With Nicole S. Young

Professional Photographer and Author LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Today we chat with Nicole S. Young, full-time photographer and author. Her specialties are food and landscape photography, and she also runs an online store focusing on post processing tools, along with her own self published eBooks. She

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Episode 17: Interview With Charlie Borland

Award Winning Professional Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Charlie Borland has been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. Based in Oregon, he shoots locally and nationally and has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients, some of which include: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu,

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Episode 16: Interview With Rosh Sillars

Photographer and Digital Marketing Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Rosh Sillars is the director of social media at Synectics Media and owner of the commercial photography firm The Rosh Group, Inc. He is an instructor at two universities and the author of four books on

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Episode 15: Interview With Tafari Stevenson-Howard

Fashion, Portrait, and Wedding Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   We’ll let Tafari take it away: “I am a Detroit raised, Ypsilanti, MI based photographer with deep creative roots and a vision for the future. As a natural artist, photography became an easily integrated component of

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Episode 14: Interview With Jenn Bondy

Inspired Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jennifer Bondy is currently a senior studying photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She enjoys creating photographs of all kinds, and she is constantly drawing inspiration from the beautiful people and environments that surround her. She

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Episode 13: Interview With Elise Shively

Live Concert and Portrait Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Elise Shively is a 24 year old photographer from Detroit, MI now living in Los Angeles, CA. Best known for her photos of live concerts and portraits, she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from

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Episode 12: Interview With Mary Brown

Wedding, Portrait, and Event Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Mary Brown, also known as Mary B., specializes in wedding, portrait and event photography. Her photographic style reflects her training as an artist, graphic designer and art director. Before turning to photography full-time in 2011, Mary was

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Episode 11: Interview With George Clarence

Wedding, Event, Fashion, and Landscape Photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: George C. Mitchell, Jr., George Clarence, is a native of Michigan and still makes his home there. A graphic designer and photographer for more than 10 years, his passion is communicating with people and creating powerful,

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Episode 10: Part 2 of Interview With Chris Fry

Photographer and Photoshop Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 2 Photographer and Photoshop Guru Chris Fry is 24 and from Michigan. He recently graduated the College For Creative Studies and entered into the working world. He graduated with a degree specializing in photography with a focus

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Episode 9: Part 1 of Interview With Chris Fry

Photographer and Photoshop Guru LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 1 Photographer and Photoshop Guru Chris Fry is 24 and from Michigan. He recently graduated the College For Creative Studies and entered into the working world. He graduated with a degree specializing in photography with a focus

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Episode 8: Part 2 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 2 Bernie is a portrait and ex-wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and has been passionate about photography ever since his parents bought him his first camera when he was just 11 years old (a

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Episode 7: Part 1 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Part 1 Bernie is a portrait and former wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and has been passionate about photography ever since his parents bought him his first camera when he was just 11 years old

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Episode 6: Interview With Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Scott Wyden Kivowitz: Photographer, Blogger & Educator LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati. Scott is a photographer, blogger and educator who runs a freelance photography business in New Jersey. I want to give a huge thank you

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Episode 5: Interview With Christine Lee Smith

Professional Photographer & Instructor LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: In 2006, Christine and her husband opened a wedding and portrait business based on her classic and emotional style. As she worked with other photographers Christine found a passion for teaching photography in 2007. She specializes in communicating

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Episode 4: Part 2 of Interview With Damien Franco

Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist (with a Photography Past) PART 2: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Past Owner of a Successful Photography Studio, and Current Content Creator & Social Media Management Specialist. Damien started a blog called YourPhotoTips in his spare time in 2008 (it has

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Episode 3: Part 1 of Interview With Damien Franco

Pro Photographer Interview Series: Episode 3 Part 1 of Damien Franco: Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist (with a Photography Past) Part 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW:   Past Owner of a Successful Photography Studio, and Current Content Creator & Social Media Management Specialist. Damien started

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Episode 2: Interview with Philip Ebiner

Philip Ebiner: Video Maker, Photographer, World Explorer, Creator of  VideoSchoolOnline.com LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Phil’s entire life has been involved in education as either a student, tutor, or online instructor. Half of his life has been entranced in photography and video. He prides himself on being

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Episode 1: Interview with Ken Schultz

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Ken is the creator of the EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course. He set up a blog on digital photography in December 2010 and helped hundreds of new DSLR buyers with an eBook, “Digital SLR Buyer’s Guide.” After many questions from new DSLR buyers,

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