Episode 248: Going Pro Without Getting Overwhelmed – Kishia Saffold

Going Pro - Kishia Saffold

Are you preparing to turn your photography hobby into a professional business, yet worry about getting overwhelmed?

In episode 248 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kishia Saffold of Short Stuff Photography discusses the workflow, systems, and marketing tips you need to implement into your business to avoid that feeling of overwhelm!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Waking up at 4AM to go to the gym will keep you disciplined in all areas of your life. (2:33)

Book Recommendation: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill – bit.ly/bp-thinkrichgrow (11:20)

Advice for Photographers: Don’t buy everything you see on youtube. (15:33)

Brand Position: Making people who aren’t photogenic feel comfortable in front of the camera with professional makeup and quick turn-around times. (17:59)

The Gear Bag: Prism (22:05)

Proudest Moment: Voted Best Photographer in her area last year.

Systems for an Efficient Business: (29:54)
tailwindapp.com
dubsado.com
paypal.com
dropbox.com
zoom.us

Marketing Tips for Photographers: (38:07)
1. Consistently Posting on Social Media
2. Television
3. Networking Opportunities

Links:
Shortstuffphotography.com
fb.com/shortstuffphotography
instagram.com/shortstuffphoto
orangetheoryfitness.com

Episode 240: My First Year as a Full-Time Pro – Keith Layne

Full-Time Photographer

Are you ready to make your photography business a full-time career, yet unsure of what challenges you may face?

In episode 240 of the Bokeh Podcast, Keith Layne shares how he prepared to turn hide side-hustle into his primary source of income. Listen in as he describes the concerns you’ll need to address before going full-time in order to set yourself up for success.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Starts his day with meditation, but it’s a work in progress.

Book Recommendations:
Steve Harvey Jump – youtube.com/watch?v=kILVFRlUtT8
The E-Myth Revisited – bit.ly/bp-emyth
Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand

Advice for Photographers: I’m working to create a lifestyle that my family can enjoy, but if I’m not there to enjoy it, what’s it worth?

Brand Position: I help clients celebrate life, while strengthening they love and deepening the bonds with their loved ones.

Concerns Addressed Before Making the Move to Full Time:
1. Family
2. Finances
3. Brand

Mentioned in this episode:
Shaun Austin
Montana Dennis
Chad Diblasio
Tim Hussey

Links
keithlayne.com
instagram.com/keithlaynephotography
Tim Hussey’s Episode: bit.ly/bp-86
Shaun’s Episodes: bit.ly/bp-shaun
Chad Diblasio’s Episode: bit.ly/bp-7
Kiss Books: kiss.us

Episode 228: Snapshot: Building Your Portfolio – Elizabeth Burgi

Portfilio Building with Elizabeth Burgi

Are you a new photographer looking to build your portfolio, but struggling to grow it without any experience?

In episode 228 of the Bokeh Podcast, Elizabeth Burgi highlights the importance of portfolio building when you’re just starting out, and shares three attainable ways to gain experience.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: Creating a safe & friendly space to capture the best pictures of her clients.

Advice for Photographers: Be ok with rejection! Not every client is a good fit for you.

The Gear Bag: 50mm

Building Your Portfolio:
1. Reach out to photographers you admire and ask to shadow their 2nd shooter.
2. Create your own small-scale styled shoots.
3. Attend a styled shoot or workshop (after doing your research).

Links:
Elizabethburgi.com
instagram.com/elizabethburgiphotography

Episode 202: 3 Steps to Going Full-Time – Nick Church

Full-Time - Nick Church

Are you ready to take your side hustle to a full-time job, but aren’t sure what steps you need to take to get started?

In episode 202 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nick Church shares the most important steps to prepare for a successful transition to full-time photography. Listen in as he shares the importance of planning and how those plans can impact your business long-term.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Prioritize your task based on what will move your business forward.

Book Recommendations:
Productivity Ninja: bit.ly/bp-productivityninja

Advice for Photographers: When you turn photography into a business, the photography aspect of it falls down low on your list of things to do.

The Best Investment for Nick’s Business: Facebook Ads

3 Steps to Going Full-Time:
1. Make sure you’ll enjoy photography full-time and that running a business is what you want!
2. Develop an exit strategy!
3. Develop a financial plan that includes your projected income.

Links:
nickchurchphotography.co.uk
instagram.com/nickchurchphotography
Todoist.com
clubhouse.io
Getting Things Done by David Allen: bit.ly/bp-gettingthingsdone
omnigroup.com
garyvaynerchuk.com
lightbluesoftware.com