Episode 297: How to Get Started in Apparel Photography – Vince Sirico

Apparel Photography

Are you passionate about apparel, fashion, and photography? Did you know you could merge them into a career?

In episode 297 of the Bokeh Podcast, Vince Sirico shares how his dream of becoming a shoe designer led him to falling in love with shoe photography. Listen in as he explains what photographing shoes for brands entails, along with how you can get started in apparel 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.

Brand Position: A photographer passionate about footwear and apparel. (3:18)

Advice for Photographers: Be incredibly patient. (9:50)

Technique for Time: Treat your job like a typical corporate workday and find a hobby that allows you to forget about your work day. (14:05)

Book/Content Recommendation: (16:51)
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight – bit.ly/bp-shoedog
This Is Not a T-Shirt by Bobby Hundreds – bit.ly/bp-notatshirt
How I Built This (AirBnB, WeWork, Starbucks, Southwest, & Toms Shoes) – bit.ly/bp-howibuiltthis

The Gear Bag: Fishing Wire (21:31)

Inspiration for Environmental Color Matching: trashhand.com & Tyler Mansor – instagram.com/arab_lincoln (24:02)

Location Scouting Processes (26:37)

 

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How to Get Started in Apparel Photography (36:44)
1. Don’t stray from your dreams and stay in your lane.
2. Build confidence from putting in the work and continue learning.
3. Pay it forward.

Links:
vincesirico.com
instagram.com/vincesirico
Kendrick Lamar Interview

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

compelling-headshot-ben-marcum

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