Episode 474: How to Get Your Joy Back – Lesleann Brackney

How to Get Your Joy Back

Are you trying to be a superhero business owner, yet feeling, and even acting, more like a villain when trying to handle it all yourself?

In episode 474 of The Bokeh Podcast, Lesleann Brackney highlights how she utilizes industry experts to support her business so that she can have more time to focus on what she enjoys most as a business owner. Listen in for strategies that you can implement to help you find joy in your work.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: Atlanta-based wedding and portrait photographer who positions herself as “your bridesmaid with a camera” (3:17)

Creating a Great Customer Experience (8:45)

Time Management: Outsourcing and Delegation (15:25)

What does Lesleann delegate? (20:58)
1. Editing
2. Social Media Management
3. Blog Writing
4. Copywriting for ads
5. Website Design
6. Brand Development

Motivation for delegating (23:55)

Factoring in cost for delegation (31:34)

Previous Bokeh Episodes focused on finance:
Episode 153 with Michael Klipper
Episode 372 with Matt Odom
Episode 384 with Tanya Hirschy

Presumed challenges of outsourcing: (33:33)
1. Concern of losing the “artist voice”
2. It has to be all or nothing

Benefits of Outsourcing: (41:32)
1. Time back for yourself
2. Bringing in experts to your business
3. Ability to focus on the parts of the business that you enjoy

Links:
brackneyphoto.co
Instagram.com/brackneyphoto
Honeybook.com

Episode 362: Workflow Wednesday: How to Edit Dark Skin Tones – Ty Pentecost, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich

dark skin tones

Are you properly exposing your photos and editing for accurate skin tones?

In episode 362 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ty Pentecost joins our hosts to demonstrate how to edit dark skin tones. Listen in as Ty walks us through editing the following scenarios: greenery in the background, indoor, and harsh lighting.

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 2:00PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit.

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.

Connect:
typentecostphotography.com
instagram.com/typentecost
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
@hayleegaffin
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast

Watch the Facebook Live Video Here:

Example 1: Greenery
dark skin tones with greenery in background
1. Started with cropping
2. Applied Mastin Lab’s Fuji 400 Preset
3. Pulled down contrast
4. Adjusted exposure
5. Brightened the orange luminance slider

Example 2: Indoor
editing dark skin tones indoors

1. Applied Mastin Lab’s Fuji Push Preset
2. Adjusted exposure
3. Pulled down contrast
4. Increased whites
5. Increased magenta in tint slider to remove green

Example 3: Harsh Light
editing dark skin tones in harsh light

1. When posing, placed the subjects in front of their shadow
2. Apply Fuji Push preset
3. Adjust exposure
4. Pull down contrast

Links
typentecostphotography.com
instagram.com/typentecost
Some Good News with John Krazinski
Workflow Wednesday
mastinlabs.com

Episode 299: Practical Steps to Evolving Your Editing Style – Nick Brimmer

Editing Style

Are you ready to redefine your editing style, but get easily distracted by the variety of inspiration you see from other photographers?

In episode 299 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nick Brimmer shares five practical steps to  evolve your editing style and how to approach social media scrolling to avoid self-doubt. Plus, Nick and Nathan chat about their personal journeys with fitness and health.

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: Authentic, beautiful wedding photography with exceptional service to leave you glowing about your day. (5:47)

“People don’t remember your product as much as they remember how they feel about your product.” (12:30)

Advice for Photographers: You cannot manage what you do not measure. (23:04)

Understanding Your Numbers: Calculate your base level of income required to succeed. (25:33)

Technique for Time: Focus and eliminate distractions. (28:05)

Book Recommendation: (32:02)
Consistent Cashflow by Tom Palzawicz – bit.ly/bp-consistentcashflow
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport – bit.ly/bp-sogoodtheycantignore

The Gear Bag: Fractal Prisms – getfractals.com (35:24)

Fitness Book Recommendation: Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews  – bit.ly/bp-biggerleanerstronger (37:06)

My Fitness Pal App (49:19)

The Impact of Instagram Scrolling (51:16)
1. Surface Level Thought – I’m mad that this person is better than me; I feel bad about myself.
2. Deeper Thought – Is it the photographer’s fault that you feel bad?

Owning Your Responsibility: (52:33)
1. Take a step back and consider why you feel the way you feel/
2. Understand the insecurity in yourself.
3. Find a way to improve yourself.

Defining Editing Style: A consistent set of preferred editing choices across a portfolio that reflects an artist’s unique preference or style. (59:38)

“The consistency of your editing is always in the opacity of your blacks.” (1:02:35)

Influential Photographers to Nick: (1:07:10)
Jordan Daniels
Olivia Strohm

Evolving Your Editing Style:
1. Don’t take other people’s work personally.
2. Pull images you love and create a portfolio of images in dropbox.
3. Review the images and try matching the editing style.
4. Create the time to develop skills that you desire to have.
5. Show up to everything prepared with creative direction.

Links:
nickbrimmerphotography.com
instagram.com/nick.brimmer/
Heck Ya Photo Camp by bensasso.com
SnapSeed.online

Episode 253: The Significance of Consistency – Denise Karis

Consisteny-Denise-Karis

Is your editing style inconsistent? While exploring your creativity can be empowering, you could be hurting your overall client experience!

In episode 253 of the Bokeh Podcast, Denise Karis discusses the importance of creating a consistent look in your editing, and how it plays a role in how your clients perceive your brand. Listen in as she shares three ways to create a consistent editing style that won’t diminish your artistic freedom.

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: Try to make your time count for double whenever you can. (Ex. When her son needed attention, but she needed to edit, she taught her son photoshop.) (5:19)

Book Recommendation: You’re a Badass by Jen Sincero –bit.ly/bp-badass (8:28)

Advice for Photographers: Don’t wait for permission from anyone. (18:55)

Brand Position: A wedding photographer that encourages you to have and to hold (your photos through prints and products). (21:28)

One-Week Post-Wedding Gifts:
25 Prints from the Wedding to the Couple (24:35)
3-5 Prints to the Parents of the Couple (26:06)

The Gear Bag: A bag of medication and Shout wipes.

The Importance of Consistency:
Consistency is important to set expectations for your clients. Imagine going to Starbucks and expecting your favorite drink to taste like you enjoy, yet the barista decides to make the drink based on their mood.

How to Produce Consistent Patterns In Your Work:
1. Pick a signature image that represents your style and builds your portfolio based on that image.
2. Put into words what you love about your work.
3. Allow other people to be different without it affecting your style.

Links:
denisekaris.com
instagram.com/denisekaris
denisekaris.com/photographers
denisekaris.com/blog
denisekaris.com/day-5-why-consistency-is-important-in-photography
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Lightroom
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