Episode 421: How Shooting Film Saved Me Time – KC Lostetter

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Did you know that pivoting to film photography can actually help you be more efficient with the time you spend in your business?

In episode 421 of the Bokeh Podcast, KC Lostetter shares how making the switch to film allowed her to be more intentional while shooting, set up efficient workflows in her business, and spend less time editing. Listen in as she explains her process with shooting film from start to finish!

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: Family film photographer for the adventurous, playful, and wild in Hawaii. (1:54)

Technique for Time: Mom Day Mondays and setting aside time for work. (13:16)

Delegation: Automation, templates, and getting premium scans for film. (18:10)

Book Recommendations: (20:14)
The 4 Hour Work Week – bit.ly/bp-4hr
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
The Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be
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Time Saving Factor in Shooting Film (35:55)
Intentionality
Ship Off Film for Scans
Receive Digital File of Scan
Cull, Crop, and Straighten
Send to Client

Communicating with Labs (47:58)

Links:
kclostetter.com
instagram.com/kclostetter
Free Film Guide

Episode 394: How Shooting Film Can Improve Profitability – Kiamarie Stone

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Do you have a love for shooting on film, but need to find a way to incorporate it into your services while maintaining profitability?

In episode 394 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kiamarie Stone joins us to share how she’s increased her revenue by adding film to her packages. Listen in as she highlights how you can incorporate film into your business, while educating your clients on what it means to hire a hybrid photographer on their wedding day.

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.

Personal Connection and Good Energy (1:21)

Continuing to Book During COVID-19 (9:14)

Brand Position (11:41)

Customer Experience: Bring more of yourself into the business and make your customers feel heard, loved, and welcomed. (17:20)

Technique for Time: If you can give it to somebody else, give it to somebody else. – Vanessa Joy | Outsource everything. (23:04)

Inspiration: Gary V, Tony Robbins, Chip & Joanna Gaines (28:50)

Book Recommendations: (32:38)
Instagram Secrets by Jeremy McGilvrey – bit.ly/bp-igsecrets
Digital Wedding Photography; Capturing Beautiful Memories by Glenn Johnson – bit.ly/bp-digitalweddingphoto

Adding Film to Your Packages (35:08)

Being More Profitable with Film (36:25)

Film Equipment: (41:41)
Pentax 645 N2
Nikon F100
Fuji 400H (film)
50mm 1.8 Lens

Incorporating Film Into Your Business (46:24)
– Set up or attend a styled shoot.
– Show off galleries of hybrid weddings and educate your clients.
– Offer to shoot film at another wedding to set up a portfolio.

Photo Vision Experience (49:23)

Links
kssphotos.com
instagram.com/kiamariestone
facebook.com/kssphotos
photovisionprints.com


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Episode 257: How to Incorporate Film Into Weddings – Heather Anderson

Film in Weddings with Heather Anderson

Have you considered how incorporating film into your wedding photography can drastically improve your client experience and allow you to better connect with your couples?

In episode 257 of the Bokeh Podcast, Heather Anderson reveals how offering both film and digital photography not only sets her apart in her market, but has also helped her slow down to be in the moment with her clients. Listen in as she shares how to incorporate film photography into your business, the advantages of shooting on film, and her own post-production workflow for film after weddings.

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: Offering film and digital photography services. (01:54)

Advice for Photographers: Be of service to everyone. (9:34)

Meditation Resources: (15:01)
The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Card Deck – bit.ly/bp-wildunknown
headspace.com
4-7-8 Technique

Book Recommendations: A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose – bit.ly/bp-newearth (16:57)

Podcast Recommendations: Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Sundays – bit.ly/bp-oprahsupersoul (17:39)

The Gear Bag: Three Pocket Apron – bit.ly/bp-workapron (18:46)

Heather’s Website Quote: “I specialize in film photography, I love the feeling and aesthetic a film image provokes. Film has pushed me creatively to become a more thoughtful and artful photographer. Shooting in film really forces me to slow down and conceptualize the image before clicking the shutter. This allows me to offer my clients artful and timeless imagery of their wedding day.” (21:15)

Advantages of Working with Film:
1. It’ll slow you down so you’ll notice if their hand looks awkward, the flowers are off, when rings are crooked, etc.
2. When you slow down, it allows you to be in the moment.
3. You take the time to conceptualize the shot you’re about to take.

How do you avoid missing shots when you slow down for film? (26:05)
Hire a second shooter that shoots digital and will be capturing the moments in between and guarantee that you don’t miss the shots.

The Film Gear: (26:57)
Medium Format: Mamiya 645 – bit.ly/bp-mamiya654
35mm: Canon Rebel – bit.ly/bp-canonrebel
Film: Kodak Portra 160 – bit.ly/bp-portra160

Film Tip: Pick your film based on your environment and your couple. (29:53)

Matching Your Images for Hybrid Shooting: c1ick.com

Wedding Film Workflow: (32:57)
1. Mail the film off via FedEx for developing.
2. Note the film has arrived at the lab and the date that the film will be ready.
3. Receive images via WeTransfer.
4. Add to Lightroom, cull, and film match the digitals.
5. Blog the wedding.
6. Upload to online gallery for client delivery.

Average Turn-Around Time: 4-6 weeks

How to Incorporate Film Into Weddings: (35:37)
1. Start shooting film and learning how to use the film.
2. Take a workshop to learn more about the process.
3. Shoot for fun with family & friends.
4. Plan styled shoots and personal projects to get familiar with it.
5. Start using film in your sessions without advertising or charging for it.

Heather’s Lab: thefindlab.com (43:35)

Links:
heatherandersonphoto.com
instagram.com/heatherandersonphotography
facebook.com/heatherandersonphotography
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer – bit.ly/bp-untethered
Unfold App – bit.ly/bp-unfold
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