Episode 179: How to Capitalize on Opportunity for your Photography Business – Allison Hopkins

Opportunity - Allison Hopkins

Are you missing out on big opportunities to grow your business with new or existing clients?

In episode 179 of the Bokeh Podcast, Allison Hopkins discusses the importance of looking at every opportunity and deciding how you can grow from it. Listen in as she shares ways you can better serve your existing clients, evaluate and utilize your strengths, and capitalize on opportunities in your business.

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.

Time Technique:
1. Schedule your time.
2. Get massages ones a week.

Brand Position: A Cleveland based wedding and lifestyle photographer focused on unscripted, artful moments.

The Gear Bag: 85mm 1.4 & Nikon D850

Principals To Taking Advantage of Opportunities:
1. Serve your clients first.
2. Manage your down time to learn. Ex: Listen to podcasts while commuting.
3. What are you strengths outside of being photographer?
4. Continue to grow the connections you have made.

Links:
Allisonhopkins.com
instagram.com/allisonhopkinsphotography
Expensify.com
Quickbooks.com
Tim Terris with Jason Freed: tim.blog/2018/07/23/jason-fried/
Time Ferriss – 4 Hour Work Week: bit.ly/bp-4hr

Episode 177: The Development of a Film Photographer – Braedon Flynn

Film Photographer - Braedon Flynn

Has the art of film photography been lost in an age of digital formats?

In episode 177 of the Bokeh Podcast, Braedon Flynn reveals the reason he primarily shoots with film. Listen as he shares about his passion behind film photography and his success in running multiple businesses. If you’ve been wanting to add film to your photography business, 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.

Mentioned in this Episode:
garyvaynerchuk.com
erickelley.com

Links:
braedonphotography.com/
instagram.com/braedonflynn/
twitter.com/braedonflynn
bit.ly/youtube-braedon
filmsupply.club
thephotoreport.com/
theartistreport.com/
The Automatic Customer: bit.ly/bp-autocustomer
The Alchemist: bit.ly/bp-alchemist
Rolleiflex

Episode 175: How to Overcome Procrastination – Tallan Paul

Procrastination - Tallan Paul

Being self-employed comes with so much freedom, but do you find it easier to procrastinate as a result?

In episode 175 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tallan Paul shares three principles that will enable you to get more work done. Listen as he outlines a plan to establish your goals and achieve them successfully, without procrastinating.

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.

Time Technique: Schedule everything in Google Calendar

The Lesson: Failure is always around the corner. If you don’t prepare for anything, it could ruin everything.

The Gear Bag: Pro Clip by Peak Design: bit.ly/bp-proclip

How to Get Things Done:
1. Analyze your personality type and understand why you do the things you do.
2. Set goals & plan for them.
3. Set “anti-goals” for where you don’t want to be.

Creating a Plan for Success:
1. Write out the steps to achieving your goal.
2. Schedule out time to complete those steps, along with time for fun activities.

Movies Mentioned:
The Revenant
The Samurai
To the Wonder
Pride & Prejudice

Links
tallanpaul.com
ReAwaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins: bit.ly/bp-reawaken

Episode 173: How to Think Differently About Posing Couples – Cassandra Zetta

Couples - Cassandra Zetta

Are you interested in welcoming every couple into your business, but struggle with how to approach posing?

In episode 173 of the Bokeh Podcast, Cassandra Zetta provides possible posing concepts that focus less on gender roles, and more on providing a unique experience – customized to every single couple you photograph. Listen in as she walks through a simple yet practical guide for posing couples!

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.

Time Technique: Setting up boundaries with off days and work hours.

The Lesson: Money Management – Save money and pay yourself first.

The Gear Bag: Canon 135mm 2.8

Concepts to Consider:
1. Drop your understanding of gender roles and just focus on the couple.
2. Provide open ended instruction rather than assigning each person to pose. This allows the couple to assign their placement based on what feels right for their relationship.
3. Guide the couple in poses that are relatable; similar to things they would do at home like snuggling up to watch a movie.
4. Use reciprocity to ensure both couples are receiving the same amount of affection during your shoot.
5. As you go to pose a couple, ask yourself, “If I reversed the position of each partner, does this pose still work?” If no, consider a different pose.

Links
cassandrazetta.com
The Untethered Soul: bit.ly/bp-untethered
Bobbi Brinkman: bit.ly/bp-bobbi