Archive for the Podcast Episodes Category

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

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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

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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

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

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

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65: Develop Your “Moxie” with Photographer Cherie Phelps

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Bonus Episode! Running Your Photography Business With Corwin Hiebert

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

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63: Freelance Travel Photography With Bob Krist

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

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61: Josh Rossi, Commercial and Entertainment Photographer

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

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Bonus Episode: Jamall Oluokon, CEO of Reveu.me

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59: Malcolm Fackender, Travel and Commercial Photography

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

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57: The Road to More Sales With Lori Nordstrom

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

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55: Whip Your Business Into Shape With Mimika Cooney!

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

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

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52: Action Guide: Creating Your Own Opportunities

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51: Creating Opportunities With Photographer Robert Holmes

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

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49: Niada Cradle on Planting Seeds For Your Business!

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

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47: Pricing With Joy Vertz, Photographer and Coach

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

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45: Alex Alexander, Being Persistent and Beating Fear

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

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43: Marc Silber, Founder of Advancing Your Photography

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

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41: Jeffrey Shaw: Photographer, Speaker, and Coach

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

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39: Ken Kaminesky, Veteran Travel Photographer

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

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

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

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35: Trey Ratcliff, Travel Photography Guru

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

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33: Scott Bourne, Founder of PhotoFocus

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32: Takeaway Episode! Consistency And Action With Travel Photography

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31: World Traveler Gary Arndt

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30: Varina and Jay Patel, Nature Photography Duo

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29: Frederick Van Johnson, Photographer, Marketer and Speaker

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28: Don Giannatti, Photographer and Designer

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27: Wes Eisenhauer, Photographer and Musician

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26: Ten Photography Tools to Make Your Life Easier

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25: How The Interview Series Has Helped My Photography Business

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24: Wildlife and Nature Photography with Laurie Excell

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23: Mike Moats: Award-Winning Professional Macro Photographer

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22: Photography, Conservation and Storytelling with Michele Westmorland

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21: Interview With Photographer and Artist Charr Crail

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Episode 20: Interview With Lewis Kemper

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Episode 19: Interview With Karen Hutton

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Episode 18: Interview With Nicole S. Young

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Episode 17: Interview With Charlie Borland

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Episode 16: Interview With Rosh Sillars

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Episode 15: Interview With Tafari Stevenson-Howard

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Episode 14: Interview With Jenn Bondy

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Episode 13: Interview With Elise Shively

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Episode 12: Interview With Mary Brown

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Episode 11: Interview With George Clarence

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Episode 10: Part 2 of Interview With Chris Fry

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Episode 9: Part 1 of Interview With Chris Fry

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Episode 8: Part 2 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

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Episode 7: Part 1 of Interview With Bernie Raffe

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Episode 6: Interview With Scott Wyden Kivowitz

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Episode 5: Interview With Christine Lee Smith

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Episode 4: Part 2 of Interview With Damien Franco

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Episode 3: Part 1 of Interview With Damien Franco

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Episode 2: Interview with Philip Ebiner

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Episode 1: Interview with Ken Schultz

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