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 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