Episode 193: How to Keep Your Client’s Images Safe – Dawn Richardson

Images Safe - Dawn Richardson

Do you constantly fear that you’ll lose images because you don’t have a backup system in place?

In episode 193 of the Bokeh Podcast, Dawn Richardson of Dawn Elizabeth Studios explains the importance of taking extra steps to guarantee the safety of your client’s images. Listen in as Dawn shares every step in the workflow of her backup system so you never have to worry about losing files.

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. Outsource in personal and business.
2. Stack your days with similar tasks and use an online calendar to stay available.

Brand Position: Capturing joyful moments of couples ready to party and celebrate their day.

The Gear Bag: Canon 5D Mark IV with 70-200mm or Canon 85mm 1.4 IS

Creating a System to Keep Your Files Safe:
1. Start in your camera: Utilize both card slots in your camera for backup, have a backup camera ready to go if one stops working, and do not reformat cards until your client gallery is delivered.
2. Download your images as soon as possible.
3. Backup your images on a second hard drive and a cloud drive.

Links
instagram.com/dawnelizabethstudios
dawnelizabethstudios.com
Dawn’s Backup Blog: bit.ly/bp-DESbackup
Rising Tide Society: bit.ly/bp-rts
Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover: bit.ly/bp-tmm
Photomechanic: bit.ly/bp-pm
Backblaze: backblaze.com
Lacie Rugged Harddrives: bit.ly/bp-lacie

Episode 192: 3 Elements of Good Commercial Portraiture – Lynsey Weatherspoon

Commercial Portraiture

Are you looking to break into commercial and editorial photography, but unsure of how to capture truly authentic images of your clients for publication?

In episode 192 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lynsey Weatherspoon breaks down 3 important elements of her commercial portrait sessions that enable her to capture beautiful images that show the true personality of her subject.

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: Making an effort to rest and spend time building relationships.

Book Recommendation: Black Women Photographers – bit.ly/bp-bwp

The Lesson: You’re going to have a year where nothing happens.

Advice: Connect with photographers who are where you want to be.

Brand Position: Commercial portraits that tell a story.

The Gear Bag:
Canon 5D Mk IV with 24-70mm f2.8
Canon 5D Mk III with 70-200mm

3 Elements of Good Commercial Portraiture:
1. Psychology
2. Lighting
3. Research

Breakdown of Psychology:
1. Be vulnerable with your clients.
2. Care about your clients so they’ll relax.
3. Warm your clients up by talking them through the session so they’ll be natural with you.

Breakdown of Lighting:
1. Simple is best with soft lighting. (Interfit S1 with Boom)
2. Focus on the personality of the client.
3. “Let the person shine… not the lighting!”

Breakdown of Research:
1. Look for photos of the client you’ll be shooting so you don’t recreate photos that have already been taken. This allows you to use your own creative eye to create.
2. Look for articles about the client so you’ll have something to talk about or have a direction in which you’ll take the shoot.
3. Get what the client wants and what you want for your portfolio.

Links:
lynseyweatherspoon.com
instagram.com/lnweatherspoon
facebook.com/lnweatherspoon
photokina.com
interfitphoto.com
Photek Softlighter: bit.ly/bp-photek

Episode 190: How to Save Time in Your Daily Workflow – Nicole Hoffman

Save Time

Do you find yourself spending most of your time working on administrative tasks in your photography business when you’d rather be capturing more photos of your clients?

In episode 190 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nicole Hoffman, Head of Customer Service for Táve, discusses the benefits of using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to create templates and workflows that will allow you to spend less time on the back end of your photography business. Listen in as she shares how Táve can help keep you organized, and save you time so you can get back to doing the things you love.

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: Calendar all of your work, but block out time too.

Brand Position: Creating a experience that guides her clients through their whole wedding day which stands out

Favorite Book: Crushing It by Gary V

The Gear Bag: 85mm 1.4

How to Save Time in Your Daily Workflow:
1. Set up a good calendar system + Tave integrates with outside calendar systems.
2. Create workflows for your business.
3. Create templates for everything.

Links:
nicoleklym.com
Fantastical App: bit.ly/bp-fantastical
Gettingthingsdone.com
instagram.com/nklymphoto
facebook.com/nicoleklymphoto
Tave.com – Use code BOKEH for 20% your first year!

Episode 188: How to Stay Relevant – Bobbi Brinkman

Relevant

Are you continuing to evolve with changes over time in your photography business? Whether it’s new marketing platforms, technology, or business education, it’s important to remain relevant.

In episode 188 of the Bokeh Podcast, Bobbi Brinkman shares how after 37 years in her photography business, she still shoots around 50 weddings a year! Listen in as she discusses the importance of remaining true to your passion, even as business evolves.

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.

The Gear Bag: Fuji XT2 & XT3

Links:
bobbibrinkmanphotography.com
instagram.com/bobbibrinkmanphotography
Episode 146: bit.ly/bp-146
Showit.co
Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson: bit.ly/bp-stevejobs
Untethered Soul by Michael Singer: bit.ly/bp-untethered
Godox.com
Adoroma.com
Eneloop
Youngnuousa.net