Episodes
In Today's Episode of the podcast, you'll discover how embracing isolation and self-reflection can profoundly impact your photography. Fine art photographer Jason Matias shares insights on NFTs offering a new perspective on art in the digital age. The Big Ideas: Embrace Isolation for Growth - You'll learn the value of solitude for self-reflection and personal development in your photography journey.Leveraging NFTs for Art - Discover the potential of NFTs in expanding your art market and...
Published 04/18/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman about embracing the artistic journey of photography, where you'll learn to cultivate your creative eye and appreciate the process over the technical. The Big Ideas: Continuous Learning: Embrace lifelong learning to elevate your art. Studying others' works is as crucial as mastering your camera.Creative Experimentation: Forget strict rules. Prioritize creativity to make photos that stand out and...
Published 04/16/24
In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with Branding Photographer Abby Grace, and you'll discover how to infuse your photography with genuine storytelling, service, and strategy that will transform your brand photography from generic to truly compelling. The Big Ideas: Embrace the Power of Visual Storytelling: Elevate your brand photographs from mere snapshots to narrative-rich visuals that connect deeply with your audience.Service Over Shots: Begin your photography journey by serving...
Published 04/11/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with family and newborn photographer Sandra Coan about the transformative power of combining business acuity with creative mastery, and how dedication to learning can lead to your breakthrough in photography. The Big Ideas: Persistence Pays Off: Your early struggles can become valuable lessons. Each setback is a step toward your future success. Investing in Education Equates to Business Growth: Business and marketing knowledge are just as crucial as...
Published 04/09/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Wedding and Sports photographer Vinny Pugliese, who shares how to transform your photography passion into a prosperous career with patience and genuine connections. The Big Ideas: Embrace the Long Game: Remember, success comes from consistent effort over time, not overnight. Your patience will be rewarded.Lean into Rejection: Critiques aren't setbacks; they're opportunities for growth. Let feedback elevate your standards and your work.Build with...
Published 04/04/24
In today's episode of the Beginner Photography Podcast, I chat with photographer Scott Wyden Kivowitz about harnessing AI to revolutionize your photo editing, freeing up valuable time dive deeper into creativity and business growth. The Big Ideas: Embrace Change for Creative Freedom: AI tools like Imagen AI can automate the mundane, leaving you with more time for creativity.Learn from the Past, Leverage the Future: Understanding film's discipline enhances your appreciation, but AI's speed and...
Published 04/02/24
In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with Julie Christie about creating engaging content, especially for family photographers. We discuss the impact of connection content, building trust with the audience, and the value of authority content. You'll learn how to develop a photography brand with a personality, appeal to introverts in business, and strategically navigate the balance between connection and sales content in your marketing efforts. The Big Ideas: Connection Content: Share...
Published 03/28/24
In  today's episode of the podcast, I chat with family, wedding, and headshot photographer Rachael Boer, who shares how to turn your photography passion into a thriving business starts with networking, managing fear, and delivering an exceptional client experience. The Big Ideas Cultivate Passion into Profit: Your enthusiasm for photography can attract clients; let your passion shine through.Embrace the Butterflies: Feeling nervous signals you care about your work; use it to fuel your drive...
Published 03/26/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Documentary Wedding Photographer Ben Chrisman who shares his approach to capturing authentic moments at weddings. He talks about his transition from newsroom photographer to shooting weddings and you'll learn to approach photography creatively, understand the challenges faced during weddings, and forge lifelong relationships with clients. The Big Idea: Creativity comes from knowing what you like and subtracting what's unnecessary.Challenging...
Published 03/21/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with San Francisco Family Photographer David Enloe about how stepping away from social media and focusing on personalized marketing strategies can elevate your photography business. You might discover unconventional yet effective techniques to grow your client base and appreciate the art of photography. The Big Ideas: Embrace Unconventional Marketing: Discover alternative paths to client engagement without social media; pop-up studios can work...
Published 03/19/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I share how planning, practicing poses, and mastering camera settings can significantly boost your confidence behind the lens. Discover actionable strategies to transform your apprehension into assurance behind the lens. The Big Ideas Visualize Success: Picture perfect shots in your mind first to make them a reality with your camera. Envisioning leads to achieving.Feedback is Growth Fuel: Embrace critique from trusted peers and clients—it's your shortcut to...
Published 03/14/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with fine art photographer Brooke Shaden about unlocking your creative potential through symbolism, storytelling, and embracing artistic evolution to transform your photography journey. The Big Ideas: Vision Over Technique: Forge images from your vision; technical skills will follow. Empower your creativity to supersede technical constraints.Artistic Iteration: Learn by doing. Trial, error, and experimentation will refine your art. Fear not the...
Published 03/12/24
In Todays Episode of the podcast I chat with family film photographer Rachel Larsen Weaver about her photographic journey, the value of perseverance, choosing to shoot on film, and the power of finding your own artistic vision in a raw and authentic style. Big Ideas: Embrace Your Unique Style: Your photographic journey may start with struggles, but embracing your own style can lead to a raw, authentic aesthetic that sets you apart.Value Perseverance: Through perseverance and continuous...
Published 03/07/24
In today's episode of the podcast, we explore how to build a captivating photography portfolio in the digital age, focusing on showcasing your best work, building a professional identity, and the transformative power of a well-curated portfolio. The Big Ideas: Showcase Your Best Work: Select images that distinctly reflect your talent and style. Focus on quality, impactful work that resonates with your niche. Regularly refresh your collection.Build a Professional Identity: Establish your...
Published 03/05/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photography Michael Rababy about curating images to create a compelling collection for his book California Love: A Visual Mixtape. He will walk you through honing your unique photographic voice, and questioning the impact of social media on your photography journey. You'll gain insight into creating meaningful art, developing a personal photographic voice, and navigating the complexities of the modern photography landscape. The Big...
Published 02/29/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with Brian Leahy, a successful high-end wedding photographer, who emphasizes the importance of building relationships with clients and industry professionals. We discuss the impact of AI, networking, and pivoting to a new photography niche. The Big Ideas: Importance of Building Rapport: You'll learn that knowing your clients and industry partners by name can significantly impact your success.Transitioning and Niche Specialization: Discover how...
Published 02/27/24
In Todays Episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to evolve your taste as a photographer. By defining, cultivating, and evolving your taste, you will gain clarity and confidence in your creative pursuits, setting yourself up for success. The Big Ideas Define Your Taste: Recognize that your initial inclination may not be what truly inspires you. Find photographers who resonate with you, and learn from their work.Cultivate Your Taste: Surround yourself intentionally with sources of inspiration...
Published 02/22/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Seth Miranda, Rachael Boer, and Carl Caylor who share their insights on getting out of creative ruts, capturing emotions, and overcoming technical perfectionism. You'll learn how to find inspiration, connect with clients, and balance technical proficiency with emotional impact in your work. The Big Ideas: Getting Out of Creative Ruts: Embrace new projects and perspectives to find inspiration and motivation.Connecting with Clients:...
Published 02/20/24
In Today's Episode of the podcast I chat with product photographer Kelly Lawson about her journey from healthcare to photography, navigating the struggles of being a beginner, and unlocking the potential of photography to revolutionize her career and creative passions. We cover practical approaches for securing your first client, marketing, pricing, and understanding the psychology of photography. The Big Ideas Unlocking Your First Client:  Begin by showcasing your product photography, tag...
Published 02/15/24
In today's episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Vanessa Joy, Daniel Norton, and Mary Fisk-Taylor at Imaging USA 2024 and  learn about their approach to staying creative in photography. You'll learn about cultivating genuine emotions in your photography, networking tips, and finding inspiration beyond the lens. The Big Ideas: Cultivate Genuine Emotions: Build connections and capture authentic emotions to create impactful and meaningful photographs.Networking Tips: Learn the value...
Published 02/13/24
In Todays Episode of the podcast, I chat with underwater conservation photographer, Karim Iliya. Today you'll learn how photography can be a catalyst for conservation and an advocate for environmental awareness. As you listen, prepare to be transformed by a new perspective on the power of your photography. The Big Ideas: Perspective: You'll learn that impactful photography goes beyond aesthetics, encouraging you to showcase the beauty and plight of nature and animals.Change: Embrace the...
Published 02/08/24
In Today's Episode of the podcast, I chat with photographers Taylor Jackson, Taylor Brumfield, and Cris Duncan at Imaging USA 2024 hosted in Louisville. In this lightning round style interview we discuss finding motivation, networking, balancing passion and patience, and the value of self-care and personal connections in photography. The Big Ideas: Balance Passion with Patience: Prioritize building your resume and portfolio over following your passion initially, and be patient in pursuing...
Published 02/06/24
In Today's Episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to capture the essence of winemaking through branding photography with Heather Daenitz. Discover how she focuses on storytelling, adapts to unexpected situations, and translates her passion into a successful photography business. The Big Ideas: Adapt to Unexpected Situations: Learn how to be flexible and creative when faced with unforeseen challenges during a photoshoot.Finding Your Niche: Understand the importance of identifying and...
Published 02/01/24
In today's episode of the podcast, you'll discover how to transform your photos from simple snapshots into compelling stories, learning the art of narrative photography and its power to add depth and emotion to your images. The Big Ideas: Storytelling Beyond the Frame: Understand that a photograph tells a part of a larger story, encouraging you to think beyond a single shot.Essential Story Elements: Learn to identify and capture key story elements - character, setting, conflict, and...
Published 01/30/24