Archive for the Podcast Episodes Category

122: Wedding Photographer Dan Waters On How He Books 89% of Potential Wedding Clients

In this interview episode, portrait photographer Dan Waters chats with us about his ability to book potential wedding clients. Specifically, we discuss getting clients on the phone, and pricing. We also discuss how choosing words wisely can be an advantage, the challenge of time management, and relationship-building.

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112: Stacy Pearsall From the Award-Winning Veterans Portrait Project

In this interview, I chat with Stacy Pearsall from the award-winning Veteran’s Portrait Project. Though combat disabled and retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project.

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111: Recap Episode: The Magic Happens Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

In this solo recap episode, I discuss the most important points and takeaways from my recent chat with software and marketing expert Kevin La Rue. Putting yourself outside of your comfort zone is when things really begin to change in your business. In addition, developing your style is what will set you apart from other photographers.

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107: Recap Episode – Taking A Step Back and Evaluating Your Photography Business

In this solo recap episode, I discuss how important it is to take a step back and evaluate where your business is (as difficult as this can be!). Thinking about ways you can increase profitability and efficiency can help your business thrive. Acknowledging what you’re doing well and setting goals for the future are also important.

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101: Snapizzi CEO Randy dela Fuente Discusses Refining Your Photography Business

CEO Randy dela Fuente knows about refining photography businesses inside and out! In this dynamic episode, we discuss the importance of paying attention to your workflow (which can free up more time for you and allow you to make more dollars). We also discuss analyzing, refining, and incorporating new processes into your business, as well as ways to measure and improve key metrics in your photography business.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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