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Whether you want to become the worlds best swimsuit photographer or just want to take better pictures of the kids at halloween we help you improve your photography by becoming better with your camera.

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Whether you want to become the worlds best swimsuit photographer or just want to take better pictures of the kids at halloween we help you improve your photography by becoming better with your camera.

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Great info with a knowledgable host

By Luci Dumas - Nov 08 2019
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I really enjoy listening to Raymond and his guests. As someone in the industry for 37 years, I know what they are talking about. I especially enjoyed the episode about different photography business models.

I appreicate this podcast so much!

By june soul - Oct 30 2019
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SO much relatble, inspiring, and informative content here. I have found myself putting my hand to my heart so many times becuase the interviews and advice given on this podcast really hit home. Thank you for doing this consistantly and thoroughly for all of us listeners.

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126 Ratings
Average Ratings
117
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Great info with a knowledgable host

By Luci Dumas - Nov 08 2019
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I really enjoy listening to Raymond and his guests. As someone in the industry for 37 years, I know what they are talking about. I especially enjoyed the episode about different photography business models.

I appreicate this podcast so much!

By june soul - Oct 30 2019
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SO much relatble, inspiring, and informative content here. I have found myself putting my hand to my heart so many times becuase the interviews and advice given on this podcast really hit home. Thank you for doing this consistantly and thoroughly for all of us listeners.

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Whether you want to become the worlds best swimsuit photographer or just want to take better pictures of the kids at halloween we help you improve your photography by becoming better with your camera.

Rank #1: BPP 107: Unlock Your Creativity With Free Shooting

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This week I talk about free shooting. 

The practice of shooting with no intention or expectation to build your skills and become a more creative photographer.

Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Jul 23 2018

26mins

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Rank #2: 097: Mark Silber - The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

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Today's guest is known around the world to many budding photographers for his constant thirst for photography education. An author, his last book "Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters" taught us how to take your photos past "point and shoot" his NEW book "The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters" dives deeper into one of my favorite subjects Composition. You remember him when he came on the podcast back in interview 065, today I'm excited to welcome BACK Marc Silber! In This Episode You'll Learn: What composition is How Marc defines composition What Marc sees happening to most photographers over and over How to learn the language of composition  Marcs favorite compositional tools What to look for in your everyday world to add interest in your photographs The power of pre visualization  Where to get started using composition How to use composition for portraits How lighting can affect/create composition What wrong piece of information Marc hears new photographers being taught How to spice up your iPhone photos  Resources: Marc Silbers Website Marc Silbers Youtube Channel Marcs new book The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters Marcs previous book Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters Memorable Quotes: Composition is where you place your subject to the most ascetically pleasing place within your frame Once you understand your camera, there are only two things you need to control. Lighting and Composition.  When shooting portraits, less is more

May 07 2018

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Rank #3: 041: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor Cameras Do You Need To Upgrade? WARNING: ADVANCED TOPIC

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In this episode of the podcast I talk about the differance between full frame and crop sensor cameras. I talk about what camera is best for your photography. 

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #4: 058: James Wheeler - Making Photography A Profitable Hobby

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  James Wheeler has been photographing his life and travels with his family for years and discovered the process of uploading his photos to several websites can be time consuming and boring. He is the a co-founder of Photerloo, a social media management tool for photographers and you can find him and his photos photos on most photography and social media site, all the links are available from his website Souvenirpixels.   What you'll learn in this episode: What pushed James to purchase his first camera Why Traveling is so important to James Some of James's favorite photography courses that taught him so much What Microstock sites are How James makes money from his photography on the side What led James to create Photerloo software Why Metadata is so important to sell your photos How you can make money with your photography How to sell photos online  How James created a way to spend more time photographing what you love How James captured his most popular photo How much money James Has made off one photo he posted on a microstock site   Quotes: I didn't think photography would take me 10 years to learn half of it I bought too many books and courses and just started shooting I didnt understand how important post processing was! GET OUT AND SHOOT MORE Its so easy to read everything about photography and never do it. I just did it.   Like this episode? Check out more recent episode with other great guests!

May 08 2017

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Rank #5: 005: Exposure Triangle pt 1 APERTURE

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In this Episode of the Beginner Photography Podcast this its the first of a 4 part podcast series of the Exposure Triangle. Today we talk about Aperture and how it effects your photos.

Jan 21 2016

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Rank #6: BPP 136: Nick Church - Beginner to Pro in 24 Months

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Todays guest is Nick Church. A UK based Bristol wedding photographer who until 2014 had never picked up a camera. 24 months later he had left his full time job as photography had replaced his income. Today I'm excited to talk about how Nick did it so quick!

In This Episode You'll Learn:
  • When was the first time Nick picked up a camera

  • How Nick booked his wedding

  • How Nick handled shooting 40 weddings a year with his full time job

  • The hardest part of photography for Nick to learn

  • A common misconception people think about going full time

  • What Nick would do differently if he had to do it all over again

  • Bad info Nick hears being taught to new photographers

  • An embarrassing moment Nick had at a wedding

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  • How to know when do go full time

  • Why most photographers struggle to get bookings

  • Nick’s Facebook ad strategy that you can implement right away

  • Some tools Nick uses in his photography business to keep him organized

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Feb 18 2019

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Rank #7: BPP 137: Andy Mumford - Landscape Photography for Beginners

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Andy Mumford is a landscape photographer based in Lisbon Portugal. He is also an author, and posts his adventures on his youtube channel where he shares extremely helpful tips to becoming a better landscape photographer. He is also the latest in an ever growing list of Fuji Ambassadors to join the podcast.

 

In This Episode You'll Learn:
  • How Andy got started in photography

  • The most difficult element of photography for Andy to learn

  • What Andy looks for technically in a great landscape photo

  • How Andy learned landscape photography

  • Why Landscape photography is important

  • How to get started in landscape photography

  • A personal story of the importance of failure

Premium Members Also Learn:
  • The Importance of having an instagram following

  • How Andy grew his instagram following organically

  • If knowing an image will be sold does it affect how it is shot

  • Working and selling photos through stock sites

  • How to get started selling prints and what to charge

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Feb 25 2019

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Rank #8: 059: Kimberly Houston - Making The Words On Your Website Not Suck

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Kimberly Houston Is a copywriter for creatives professionals like photographers. Today she talks about what website copy is, why it's so important to your photography and finding the right clients. She helps you figure out why the words on your website is not working and what you can do to get potential clients to fall madly in love with your work.  In This Episode You'll Learn: What a copy writer is What a copy writer does for your website Why you need a copy writer to make your photography website stand out How a copy writer can book you more clients How Kim got into copy writing and why she focus on working with photographers Why your photos don't tell the right story and how more words will help you The biggest mistake Kim sees beginner photographers make when it comes to the words they use on their website Why a Facebook page is not enough and why you should get a website How you can start writing better content today The most visited page on your website What page you should update and rework immediately  What write on your photography website The importance of blogging Why your "About me" is terrible and not connecting with clients How to write a great "About Me" for Photographers How you can work with Kim one on one    Resources:  Kimberly Houstons Website Kimberly Houstons incredible list of resources  Heidi Thompson's book "Clone Your Best Clients: Taking The Guest Work out of Your Marketing and Attract More Ideal Clients"   Quotes: My photos should speak for them self I dont need a copywriter  If you want to get found online you HAVE TO have copy on your website If you dont differentiate yourself with your copy your photos are going to be judged just on price ask yourself, what do you want people to do on your home page  

May 22 2017

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Rank #9: BPP 145: The 5 Mistakes New Photographers Make

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Over the past 3 years of hosting the beginner photography podcast, I have not only had the chance to talk to some of the worlds best photographers but also talk to countless listeners. Almost immediately I started getting emails, questions. Then I started the Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook group 2 years ago and the number of questions of new photographers has exploded.

In that time I have come to see the 5 Mistakes New Photographers Make.

Today I share them with you and share how to avoid them.

1: New photographers think gear will make their photos better 2: New photographers do a lot of heavy editing 3: New photographers try to grow too quick without knowing the fundamentals 4: New photographers want to start to business before they are ready 5: New photographers do not give photography enough time

https://www.beginnerphotographypodcast.com/podcast/145

Apr 29 2019

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Rank #10: 066: Photography Education - Is It Worth It?

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In this episode Destination wedding photographer Matt Druin and I talk about photography Education. We talk about weather or not you should go to college/photography school. I share some of my experiences in going to film school. We share how you can get a great photography education without taking a huge hit to your wallet and how you can build relationships.    Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Aug 21 2017

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Rank #11: 051: Alex Peterson - Success Tips For Running Your Photography as a Side Hustle

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In This Episode I talk to Alex Peterson who is a wedding and newborn photographer from New Jersey. She is half of the Husband and Wife Team behind Idalia Photography and also runs the popular Facebook group "Blogging for Photographers". She talks about how she grew her photography business to shooting 30 weddings while still working a full time job as a teacher. She shares some of her favorite tools and tips to balancing working a day job and growing your photography empire! In This Episode You'll Learn:  How a 365 photo a day challenge started her photography career How the cold winter months sparked Alexs creativity How blogging gave Alex a huge head start when she went full time When Alex decided it was time to leave her career to go full time in photography How important it was for Alex to switch to wordpress to start blogging more What Alex was doing to prepare to go full time How Alex gets inquiries without paying for advertising Some of the workflows Alex has in place to keep organized How Email templates save Alex tons of time Tips on what to write in your blogs when you hate to write An easy way to write 60+ blogs a year How often photographers should be blogging More blog ideas for photographers  Where you can get a cheat sheet with the best tips to running your photography as a side hustle! Resources Alexs Website Alexs Facebook Alexs "Blogging for Photographers" group Alexs Instagram 17 Hats Client Management Software The Cheat Sheet for Running Your Photography as a Side Hustle Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Feb 20 2017

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Rank #12: 065: Marc Silber - Advancing Your Photography

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Marc Silber is a photographer, filmmaker, author and producer of the very popular Youtube series Advancing Your Photography, where he has interviewed scores of some of the biggest names in photography.  He started out learning darkroom skills and the basics of photography at the legendary Peninsula School in Menlo Park, CA, in the '60s, and moved on to hone his skills to professional standards at the famed San Francisco Art Institute. Marc moved into teaching photography in workshops all over the country, he became renowned as an engaging and helpful speaker and coach, as his greatest joy comes from helping others.  In this episode you'll learn: How mark got his start in photography Who was his most influential inspiration getting into photography How he decided to jumpstart into photography The biggest mistakes that Marc sees beginners making How Marc got into teaching photography to eager beginners The trap of the "Creative Gap" A tip to start taking better photos right away How the difference between a diner and a bistro applies to photography How videography taught Marc to be a better photographer An embarrassing moment Marc had while photographing one of the most powerful photographers alive Resources: Marc's website Marc's Youtube Advancing Your Photography: Marc's book on Amazon Marc's Facebook Marc's Instagram How to shoot a movie story Bambi Cantrell Annie Leibovitz Quotes: Get an idea of the photograph in your mind before you press the shutter dont underestimate the power of pre visualization  Simplify your photos.  Ask yourself what story do you want to tell with this photo People want you to give them directions. Otherwise they would take a selfie. Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Aug 14 2017

42mins

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Rank #13: BPP 110: Abe Kislevitz - Tips From GoPro’s Senior Creative Director

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Abe Kislevitz is the Senior Creative Director for GoPro. That means he is in charge of shooting those incredible images you see plastered on billboards and videos shown to millions on TV commercials. He has been with the company almost since the start and today I talk with him about the in's and out's to shooting with a camera with little to no manual controls.   

FLASH IN A FLASH COURSE LINK: https://beginnerphotographypodcast.teachable.com/

In This Episode You'll Learn: What Abe does at GoPro The coolest thing Abe has seen done with a GoPro How Abe made the transition in his life from Mechanical Engineering to producing content with the GoPro Why you get terrible results from your DSLR when shooting in Auto Why you get amazing results from your GoPro when shooting in Auto How shooting with such a wide perspective forces you to see the world differently How to edit your GoPro Images How to get the most out of cameras with small sensors How much of your photography should be intentional vs spontaneous The best investment Abe has ever made in himself The best advice Abe would give a smart and driven new photographer about to start out on their journey The most embarrassing moment Abe had while using a GoPro     Resources: Abe Kislevitz's website blog Abe Kislevitz's Instagram The all-new Flash in a Flash educational online course

Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com

Have A Question? Reach out to us on social

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Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Aug 20 2018

47mins

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Rank #14: 019: An Introduction to Editing you photos

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In this episode we talk about Adobe Lightroom. The Differance between Lightroom and Photoshop. Why Lightroom is probably the best choice for you.

Apr 25 2016

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Rank #15: BPP 171: Gavin Wade - Creating An Amazing Client Experience!

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Gavin Wade is a wedding photographer from Orange county whos clients can not stop singing his name. You have to see the length of the reviews his clients leave about his photos. Gavin is also the founder of CloudSpot the Client photo gallery and delivery system that has quickly won over my heart. Today we are going to be talking about how to deliver a world-class client experience with your photography! In This Episode You'll Learn:
  • How Gavin started his wedding photography business
  • Why Gavin loves shooting weddings
  • How many weddings Gavin has shot
  • The simple thing many new photographers overlook that is costing them success
  • The importance of focusing on the client experience
  • How to ensure your photos are unique and personal for each client
  • What makes CloudSpot different from other client gallery systems
  • A unique way some photographers are using CloudSpot
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  • How to communicate your talent, value, and experience to a potential client
  • What exactly sets apart the photographers that thrive from the ones who struggle
  • Gavins wedding shot list
  • How to increase your profits after the wedding is over
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Oct 28 2019

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Rank #16: 085: Jordan Younce - Getting Started with Real Estate Photography

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Jordan Younce is a Real Estate photography out of North Carolina and host of the Road to Full Time Podcast. Today he shares so much on the world of Real Estate photography, how to get started, how to make money, and what to shoot.  In This Episode, You'll Learn: How Jordan got into Real Estate photography The passion Jordan finds in Real Estate photography What Jordan looks for when he shows up to a new house to photograph Where Jordan Learned Real Estate Photography How Jordan used the internet to book his first real estate photography gig How you can get started in real estate photography What gear you need to start shooting Real Estate photography The most important lesson Jordan learned while shooting Why real estate photographers have such a hard time getting started out The power of curiosity What Jordan did on a family beach vacation that grew his real estate photography How to work with real estate agents How to get inspiration in real estate photography How you can build your real estate photography portfolio for cheap! Resources: Jordans Website Road to Full Time Podcast Jordans Facebook Jordans Instagram Temba Camera Bags Temba Solstice 20L Website - Get it on Amazon! The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group Mike Kelley Canon t7i Canon wide angle lens for crop sensor cameras Canon 6D Canon 17-40mm Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Feb 05 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: BPP 105: Jenny Stein - Family, Life, Photography

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Today's guest will be a familiar voice to a lot of you. She's the host of the Family Photographer podcast. Another podcast focused less on the gear and technicals and more on the legacy and power of storytelling through the photos you take. In this interview, we talk about so much more than photography like the importance your photos have on your children and being self-aware enough to live the life you want to through photography. I'm excited to talk with Jenny Stein.

 

In This Episode You'll Learn:
  • How Jenny got her start in photography early
  • What was the hardest part about photography to learn for her
  • How starting to shoot in manual set Jenny up for success
  • How a daily photo project really pushed Jenny creatively 
  • How looking at your past photos can grow your skills
  • How to take photos of kids that are not your own
  • How to share your photos with your family
  • What advice Jenny would give to eager new photographers
  • Why taking your camera out for the first time at your child's birthday is a terrible idea
  • How to stop worrying about your camera, and focus more on getting the shot
Resources: Memorable Quotes:
  • Look at your photos everyday, and you will grow
  • Take time practicing photography before an important event like a birthday
  • Give yourself time. 
  • Work on your thing, don't worry about what others think
  • An expensive lens won't change the essence of what you do as a photographer
  • The camera doesnt matter as much as you think, but you need something
  • Find something to do with your photography that takes you out of your self

Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com

Jul 09 2018

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Rank #18: 068: Where To Invest Your Money In The Right Photography Gear!

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In this episode of the podcast Destination Wedding Photographer Matt Druin and I talk about where we wasted our money on gear when we started out, where we wish we would have invested our money, and tips that will help you buy right so you dont have to buy twice! Consider becoming a patron of the show on Patreon and you'll get exclusives and tutorials that no one else gets!  https://www.patreon.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast   Check out more at www.BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Have A Question? Reach out to us on social Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BeginnerPhotographyPodcast.com Instagram: www.Instagtam.com/BeginnerPhotoPodcast Or Email us at: BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com  

Sep 04 2017

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Rank #19: BPP 170: Vincent Pugliese - The Only Marketing Strategy You'll Ever Need

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Vincent Pugliese is a photographer and business coach with more than 25 years of photography experience with both Sports and Weddings. He has built his business without spending any money on advertising or facebook ads. He shares how he did it with the only marketing strategy you’ll ever need to be successful.

 

In This Episode You'll Learn:
  • How Vinny got the opportunity to photograph the Stanley Cup Championship

  • What makes building a personal network better than running facebook ads

  • Why there is so much push back on in person networking

  • The simplest way to so appreciation to someone who has given you value

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  • How Vinny moved to a new state and booked a high ticket wedding the first day they moved

  • How to build relationships with venues

  • and a step by step process for who to reach out to and what to say when growing your personal network

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Oct 21 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: BPP 128: What to Work on this Winter to be a Better Photographer by Spring

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The overarching theme this month is obviously winter. The extra time we have from not shooting out in 4 feet of snow. Now maybe you are out shooting in 4ft of snow. That’s awesome and you’re stronger than me for sure.

But if you’re not shooting in 4ft of snow (like me) I don’t want you to get lazy or think that you cant do anything photography related for a whole season.

If you have been listening for the past 2 weeks you will know that winter is an opportunity. And I want to help you take advantage of it!

So I made a little list of things you should take care of this winter to better set yourself up for success this in 2019.

1: Your Social Media

I know, I can hear the collective groans from you all.

But it's not as in YOU HAVE TO DO IT to be a photographer. if photography is just a hobby and you don’t share your photos you don’t have to have a FB or instagram but there are a lot of photographers out there listening right now who use both, and they do it poorly. This tip is for them.

I remember when I first made my FB and insta I didn’t post a lot. I thought I could I only post new content. I could never post the same photo twice. That’s just not the case. There are no instagram cops who will close your account if you post the same photo twice. Dont do it in a row of course but if you post the same photo once a month, no one will care as they will have forgot about it from the last time you posted it.

Most photographers also forget that Social media is suppose to be social. It’s not an online classified ad. Too many photographers go on and just post sales and promotions.

No one wants to ONLY be sold to. Make social media social. Tell the story of how you took a photo. Why you love shooting what you do. Ask questions. Have polls. A or B? That sort of stuff. Entertain your audience.

Your photos don’t speak a thousand words and they don’t need to. People are so use to aimless scrolling, give them a reason to stop. Give them a reason to interact with your posts.

the life of a photo is like 6 mins on instagram. You should be posting your work a minimum of once a day. “But I don’t have time for that!”

I get it social is addicting and time consuming. I cant tell you how many times Ive needed to get on FB or Instagram to check something specific like an ad and then 20 mins later forgot why I was on there. That’s why I schedule out all of my social media. So that I don’t fall behind getting lost watching everyones stories and what not. And I can also strategically curate my brand through my captions.

I use a program called Planoy which lets me schedule out my instagram posts for a whole month for free. It’s integral to sharing my message without getting too distracted and start scrolling.

And if you have a Facebook business page you have the ability schedule your posts built it!

2: Organization

Next thing to work on is Organization. This can be so much more than just the photos on your computer which are everywhere and in random folders names "Untitled Folder 7" But lets talk about photos first.

Use a dedicated hard drive just for work files. A 1tb hard drive can be purchased for $50.

Having a fresh slate makes it easier to organize. I Have a folder called RHP for my business, then inside is folders for business or photo, in photos is engagements, weddings, portraits, and personal. Then in each of those folders its broken down by year, then in each year is a list of the clients I photographed, then inside that are folders for Raw, Selected (The photos I want to edit), and Edited the completed photos.

So if Im looking for a specific engagement photo I could go RHP/Photos/Engagement/2014/Chris and Sally/Edited/ Chris and Sally Engagements 125.jpg

Next place to get organized is your client management if you shoot portraits. Things like keeping track of where they are in the booking process, how they heard about you, when you want to follow up. There are tons of tools out there for track the client process. I use 17 hats which Im happy with especially for the price compared to other CRMs but in all honesty, you could track a clients process for free using a tool like Trello.

Trello is an application you can use on your phone or computer that lets you create Boards, in our case "Portrait clients" and then in that board you have cards.

In our case each client would have their own card. In their card you can make a checklist.Respond to email with price-list, set up a meeting, send invoice, sign contract, send welcome gift, email style guide, email day before session check in info, shoot session, back up session on 3 hard drives, import into lightroom, cull photos, edit photos, export photos, upload gallery, send client their gallery, send email for a review, send follow up questionnaire, send thank you card 1 month later, send happy anniversary card 1 year later.

At any point you can see where you are in the client process. You can even assign due dates so you dont forget! again that tool is called Trello. I use and love it. It’s free, check it out.

3: Service Your Gear

Next thing to take care of is service your gear. You take your car in for a tuneup, you need to take your camera gear in for a tune up too.

Since you wont be shooting as much here in the winter its a perfect time to send in your gear to get serviced. Canon, nikon, fuji, and sony all have programs to do just that. You just google "Canon camera service and repair" and youll find it! Its like $100 or so and your camera will come back as good as new. Honestly. It’s amazing.

4: EDUCATE YOURSELF!

Lastly is you need a plan to Educate yourself!

One of my favorite ways to do that is meet with other local photographers. Thats something I going to be doing this winter for sure. Getting together with other photographers lets you meet and network with other creatives who live close to you but also lets you learn new things! I can't tell you how many smalllll tips I have learned from other photographers that I never would have found online, or even knew what to look for.

It does not have to be a big deal. if there is a photographer who work you like local to you, just ask to take them out for a coffee. No pressure, you just thought it would be fun to chat with another photographer in these slow months. They might say no, don't take it personally for some its just a bad time. Plus you can always join the online community of the BPP

You got into photography because you want to take beautiful photos and that will be a lifelong journey. You don't just get to a point where you take beautiful photos and you stop, you keep going.

Some of the worlds best photographers still attend regular photography workshops that cost thousands of dollars. Luckily because of the internet there is a ton of great info online that you can benefit from. I made a list of the 23 photography YouTube channels you should be following which you can find in the show notes for todays episode or if you google it, and that's a great start.

If you want to learn more in-depth on a single topic though, I personally love to use creative live.

If you don’t know, creative live is like a live online workshop. They have quite a bit on offer for photographers.

Some of their most popular courses are "The Fundamentals of photography" Conquering crappy light "Lightroom CC the complete guide" and pricing and sales for photographers. Full disclosure, I am an affiliate for creative live meaning if you make a purchase through one of my links I will receive a commission. But I believe in them 100% and I hope you know I would never recommend to you something I don't believe in. Their courses are also taught by experts like Sue Bryce, Lindsay Adler, and even our own past guest Vanessa Joy!

And the best part is, ITS free to watch it live! They play a course a day online which you can watch for free! And of course they have a whole back catalog of courses which you can purchase as well.

For 2019 I'm making it a goal to continue my education by purchasing 1 course a month and diving in deep to really grow my skills as a photographer and more efficiently run a business.

Last year I bought a course called the personal MBA, and even though it’s a video course, I could listen to it while driving.

I would highly recommend you sign up for creative live. It’s free to be a member and they send promo codes to your email all the time making their paid courses even cheaper.

Sign Up For A Free Creative Live Membership Now!

There are hundreds if not thousands of course on creative live which can be daunting to pick one to get started for sure. So if you have any questions or want a recommendation let me know! Just ask. Shoot me an email at BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com Tell me what you shoot or what you want to learn and I will hand pick a recommendation for you!

I know with these tips you can make the most out of the winter season and come out in spring a better photographer for it!

So email me now for a Creative live recommendation at BeginnerPhotographyPodcast@gmail.com and you can become a better photographer today!

Until next week stay safe and I love you all!

Dec 24 2018

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