Episode 247: How to Create a Compelling Headshot – Ben Marcum

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Are you creating headshots that truly capture the personality of your client?

In episode 247 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ben Marcum describes the importance of creating compelling headshots for your clients, and the unique elements that make a headshot stand out.

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Book Recommendation: (7:57)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: bit.ly/bp-notgivinganf
Think and Grow Rich: bit.ly/bp-thinkgrowrich
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
3 Simple Steps
Building a Storybrand:  bit.ly/bp-storybrand

Advice for Photographers: Get out and talk to people to get yourself seen. (12:56)

The Gear Bag: (17:45)
Nikon D850 w/ 70-200mm
Tethered with Capture One – youtube.com/watch?v=Vp2uq4UBLYI
Paul C Buff Alien Bees

Elements of a Compelling Headshot: (35:51)
1. Connection
2. Confidence

Links:
benmarcum.com
benmarcumportraits.com
instagram.com/benmarcumphoto
peterhurley.com
headshotcrew.com
The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshots – Peter Hurley: bit.ly/bp-Headshot
How to Win Friends and Influence People: bit.ly/bp-winfriends

Episode 245: The Practical Guide to Commercial Photography – Matt Odom

Guide to Commercial Photography - Matt Odom

Have you considered a career in commercial photography, but aren’t sure how to prepare for the change?

In episode 245 of the Bokeh Podcast, Matt Odom walks us through five concepts that commercial photographer require. Listen in as he highlights the importance of how efficiency and connection can help guide your success in commercial photography.

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: Set aside a day to do everything that is paper related. (2:27)

Staying Present: Find a way to stay relevant. (6:31)

Book Recommendations: Photography Q & A by Zach Arias – bit.ly/bp-photographyqa (9:43)

Advice for Photographers: Learn to hear the word no, because you will make mistakes. (15:26)

Brand Position: A commercial photographer who works efficiently. (18:20)

The Gear Bag: Godox AD600 (31:26)

5 Concepts to a Great Commercial Photographer: (42:06)
1. Patience for success
2. Learning every single day.
3. Shooting to practice.
4. Outgoing personality because you’ll be dealing with people daily.
5. Learn how to handle criticism.

Links:
mattodomphotography.com
instagram.com/mattodomphoto
facebook.com/mattodomphoto
Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk – bit.ly/bp-jab
Verbal Judo – bit.ly/bp-verbaljudo

Mentioned in this Episode:
garyvaynerchuk.com
joeyl.com
claycookphoto.com
sethhancock.com

Episode 237: Romantic Couples’ Portraits with an Edge – Heather Jackson

Romantic Couples' Portraits

Are you ready to take your portraits to the next level by offering an edgy, intimate, and creative style of portraiture?

In episode 237 of the Bokeh Podcast, Heather Jackson walks us through the thought process of offering romantic sessions that encourage couples to feel comfortable in little to no clothing. Listen in as she shares how you can attract the clients that are interested in these sessions, and make your clients feel comfortable enough to get undressed in front of the camera.

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: Understand Quality over Quantity

Staying Present: Limit Your Internet Usage

Book Recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends

Advice for Photographers: Believe in yourself and the final goal/dream.

The Gear Bag:
Sigma 50
Canon 70-200
Canon 35
Canon 24-70
Canon Flashes
Waterhousing
Wonderboom – bit.ly/bp-wonderboom

Inspiration:
indiaearl.com
Chuyphotos.com
Laurkenkendall.com

How to Get Your Couples Comfortable:
1. Bond over food or drink.
2. Loosen up with music.
3. Read into the couple and their personality to determine what they’re up for.
4. Keep the conversation going and continuously check in on them.

Links:
instagram.com/jackson.takes.photos
jacksontakesphotos.com
badfishsup.com

Episode 235: Creating Personalized Senior Portraits – Isaac Coffy

Creating Personalized Senior Portraits

Are you giving your high school seniors the opportunity to express who they are in their senior portraits?

In episode 235 of the Bokeh Podcast, Isaac Coffy of Coffy Creations discusses the importance of providing a creative space for seniors to feel comfortable being themselves. Listen in as he shares how he’s helping his male clients creatively tell their story through their senior portraits.

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Technique for Time: After having a heart attack in his early twenties, Isaac realized he needed to focus on what was important in his life, so he began to outsource.

Staying Present: Meditation

Book Recommendations: Never Split the Difference – bit.ly/bp-nstd

Advice for Photographers: Set goals that are attainable, but don’t have to be what everyone else’s are.

How to Connect With Your Market:
1. Focus on the market that you’re able to relate to.
2. Get creative with their session by asking what they’d love to be photographed with if no one ever saw the photos.
3. Create an environment that they feel comfortable in with music.

The Biggest Difference in Shooting Males vs. Females:
Posing

Marketing to Seniors:
1. Show seniors who you are by being on your social media.
2. Show your impactful and unique images in your marketing.
3. Do Instagram story takeovers during your sessions, because their friends could be watching it!

Links
coffycreations.com
instagram.com/coffycreations
fb.com/coffycreations
Boomeranggmail.com
Imagingusa.org
Photographersedit.com
The Untethered Soul: bit.ly/bp-untethered
fourhourworkweek.com
headspace.com
How to Win Friends and Influence People: bit.ly/bp-winfriends

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