Episode 286: How to Photograph Bloggers & Influencers – Audrie Dollins

Photograph Bloggers & Influencers

Have you scrolled the Instagram accounts of your favorite bloggers or social media influencers and wondered how you could collaborate with them on their images?

In episode 286 of the Bokeh Podcast, Audrie Dollins shares her approach to creating beautiful imagery and content as a blogger photographer. Listen in as she shares the characteristics, the marketing strategies, and the processes that you’ll need to become a photographer for bloggers and influencers.

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: A Photographer who curates imagery for clients to accelerate their products, brands, & businesses.

Advice for Photographers: Focus on what you want to do and have to offer. Educate yourself, but don’t compare yourself. (16:59)

Technique for Time: Create a schedule for consistency. (19:22)

The Gear Bag: Flash Bender and stun gun. (23:26)

Book Recommendation: (27:43)
Light is the New Black – bit.ly/bp-lightnewblack
Girl Wash Your Face – bit.ly/bp-washface

Characteristics of a Good Blogger Photographer: (35:59)
1. Work Ethic
2. Lighting
3. Listen and Collaborate

Marketing to Bloggers & Influencers: (44:18)
1. Online Presence: Website & Social Media
2. Networking in Your Hustle

The Process:
1. Connect with the client to understand the story they’re telling.
2. The client preps everything prior to arrival (ie. Food, products, etc)
3. Photograph 1-2 hours per session.

Revenue Streams in Blogger Photography: (51:36)
1. Session Fees
2. Third Party Licensing Fees

Benefits to Being a Blogger Photographer: (55:58)
1. Getting your weekends back.
2. Meeting and connecting with other entrepreneurs, then helping their business grow.

Links:
audriedollins.com
Instagram.com/audriedollins
Positioning – bit.ly/bp-positioning
Dembflashproducts.com

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.

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.

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 224: How to Become a Brand Photographer – Erica & Jon Hayes

Brand Photographer

Have you considered serving other businesses and brands by offering brand photography as a service?

In episode 224 of the Bokeh Podcast, Erica and Jon Hayes share the role that brand photography can play in creating a visual representation of your client’s brand. Listen in as they discuss the key elements of great brand 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: Wake up early for coffee and quiet time, then plan out the day based on priority.

Book Recommendations: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Advice for Photographers: Don’t jump off your business too soon.

Brand Position: We partner with commercial and personal brands to plan, style and intentionally create compelling imagery.

The Gear Bag:
Erica – Canon 5d Mark III with 50mm 1.2
Jon – 70-200mm
Both – 100mm Macro Lens

Key Elements of Good Brand Photography:
1. Focus on the product or service that they are trying to sell and don’t distract from it.
2. Less is more.
3. Focus on the colors.
4. Adapt your style to serve your client’s brand well.

Links
ericaandjon.com
instagram.com/ericaandjon