Episode 400: Let’s Address Racism – Saori & DeVante Terrell

let's address racism

Conversations around racism can be feel uncomfortable, because we’re not used to having them. Let’s talk about it.

In episode 400 of the Bokeh Podcast, Saori & DeVante Terrell of Spirit of Revelry join us to have an open conversation about how we can dismantle racism in the photography industry. In this conversation they open up about their experience and share ways to promote inclusivity in your business through styled shoots, client outreach, and adjusting your editing style.

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.

About Saori & DeVante (2:44)

Mating in Captivity by Ester (7:09)
Website: estherperel.com
Ted Talk
Ester’s Podcast – estherperel.com/podcast

Brand Position: Traveling wedding photographers for the wild, drunk in love. (9:32)

Customer Experience: Establish a genuine connection from the beginning. (11:07)

Technique for Time/Relaxing: Invest in a weighted blanket and be conscious of putting phones down and spend time with each other. (16:19)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Graphic Design & Branding (19:19)

Inspiration: Everyday life. (21:17)

Book Recommendations: (24:11)
You are a Badass at Making Money – bit.ly/bp-bamoney
Think and Grow Rich – bit.ly/bp-thinkgrowrich

How to Dismantle Racism in the Photography Industry

Reaching out to BIPOC + Promoting Inclusivity:

 

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Understanding and Compassion (40:53)

Creating Inclusion in Styled Shoots (44:04)

BIPOC (48:26)

Editing Melanated Skin: (50:11)

 

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Links
spiritofrevelry.com
instagram.com/spiritofrevelry
Episode 362 w/ Ty Pentecost: bokehpodcast.com/362

Episode 398: How to Move Toward Racial Equity in the Photo Industry – Chip Dizard

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many in our industry speaking out against racial injustice and committing to do better. So what can you do next?

In episode 398 of the Bokeh Podcast, our friend Chip Dizard joins us to discuss how we can ensure that this movement toward racial equity isn’t just a short-term trend, but has a lasting impact on the photography industry and our society as a whole. Listen in as he shares resources, having a gracious heart, and supporting photographers of color.

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.


Based in: Baltimore (1:46)

Brand Positions: (2:07)
chipdizardweddings.com – Live stream your wedding.
chipdizard.com – Helping Creatives Thrive in Business, Marketing, & Photography

Customer Experience: Underpromise & overdeliver. (9:01)

Technique for Time: Outsourcing and having a team. (14:11)

Inspiration: Instrumental Music (9:20)

Book Recommendations: Atomic Habits – bit.ly/bp-atomichabits (21:48)

Processing Recent Events (24:40)

Anti-Racism Books: (30:27)
White Fragility – bit.ly/bp-whitefragility
The New Jim Crow – bit.ly/bp-newjimcrow

White Privilege (31:21)

Giving Grace (37:01)

Change in the Photography Industry (42: 22)

Uplifting Photographers of Color (44:36)

Links 
chipdizard.com/diversity
Tomayia Colvin – tomayiacolvineducation.com
Todd Watson’s Showit United Talk: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA4JJjZjtpo/
Showit.co
risingtidesociety.com
thephotocookout.com
Time Magazine Article

Where to Donate:
Associated Black Charities – http://www.abc-md.org/
National Urban League – https://nul.org/

Check out Chip’s Episode on Facebook Ads:
Facebook Ads with Chip Dizard

Episode 395: Encouraging Inclusion in the Photography Industry (Part 2) – George Mitchell

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In light of the death of George Floyd and the events surrounding this tragedy, we felt it was important to continue our recent conversation with George Mitchell about inclusion in the photography industry.

In episode 395 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan and George discuss the significance of appropriate language when discussing race-related issues, the importance of not just talking about but doing something to encourage change in our culture, and specific steps that photographers can take to encourage progress.

At the Bokeh Podcast, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive space on our platform for the voices of all photographers. We’ll continue to do our part in fighting to end racism and encourage inclusion and equality.

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.

Building Comfortable Conversations (1:54)

Processing Recent Events (3:51)

Allyship:
Listen and self reflection. (8:04)

Be Aware of Triggers (11:35)

Knowing When to Speak Up, Ask, and Listen (14:22)

Memorandums of Understandings: Actionable items that organizations are planning to take to help right the wrongs. (15:28)

Starting Conversations and Getting Involved (19:40)

Tangibly Show Support for the POC Community (26:58)
1. Reflect on your day to day dealings
– Is your organization diverse?
– Is there equity or true inclusion there?
2. Take actionable steps for change in your business (write it down).
3. Get involved in minority led organizations.
4. Diversify your portfolio.

Links
gmitchellphoto.com
instagram.com/GMitchellPhoto

Check out part one of my conversation with George in episode 378:

inclusion

Have you considered the impact you could have on the photography industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion?

In episode 378 of the Bokeh Podcast, George Mitchell joins us to discuss how the photography industry as a whole can take steps towards providing more inclusion for all people, and how you can take those practices and apply them to your own business. If you’re ready to help our industry become more inclusive, this episode is for you!

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.

Head to bokehpodcast.com/378 to see the full show notes from this episode.

Episode 378: Encouraging Inclusion in the Photography Industry – George Mitchell

inclusion

Have you considered the impact you could have on the photography industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion?

In episode 378 of the Bokeh Podcast, George Mitchell joins us to discuss how the photography industry as a whole can take steps towards providing more inclusion for all people, and how you can take those practices and apply them to your own business. If you’re ready to help our industry become more inclusive, this episode is for you!

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: Food, Beverage, and People (5:52)

Standing Out: Developing a unique style for your niche. (7:09)

Customer Experience: Flexibility, Timely Communication, (10:58)

Technique for Time: Take personal time and vacations to decompress. (16:32)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Handing off color correction, composite, and retouching that takes up time. (20:19)

Inspiration: Liquor stores, grocery stores, Pier One, Crate & Barrel, online shops, etc. (24:14)

 

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Book and Content Recommendations: (28:24)
Bokehpodcast.com
photographyspark.com
proedu.com
Planet Money by NPR – npr.org/sections/money
theknot.com
Business Wars – bit.ly/bp-businesswars
Road to Certification – bit.ly/bp-roadtocertification
Food Styling

Diversity in the Current State of the Photography Industry (33:21)

Inclusion in the Photography Industry (44:58)

Three Ways to Improve Inclusion:
1. Pull in more representation in demographics for your brand or conference.
2. Connect with people outside of your inner circle.
3. Reach outside of the “normal” talent pool.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Kesha Lambert – keshalambert.com
Kimberly Lee – kimberlyleephotography.com

Links
gmitchellphoto.com
instagram.com/GMitchellPhoto
Kesha’s Episode – bit.ly/bp-272
Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers – welovephotographers.com