Episode 400: Let’s Address Racism – Saori & DeVante Terrell

let's address racism

Conversations around racism can be feel uncomfortable, because we’re not used to having them. Let’s talk about it.

In episode 400 of the Bokeh Podcast, Saori & DeVante Terrell of Spirit of Revelry join us to have an open conversation about how we can dismantle racism in the photography industry. In this conversation they open up about their experience and share ways to promote inclusivity in your business through styled shoots, client outreach, and adjusting your editing style.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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.

About Saori & DeVante (2:44)

Mating in Captivity by Ester (7:09)
Website: estherperel.com
Ted Talk
Ester’s Podcast – estherperel.com/podcast

Brand Position: Traveling wedding photographers for the wild, drunk in love. (9:32)

Customer Experience: Establish a genuine connection from the beginning. (11:07)

Technique for Time/Relaxing: Invest in a weighted blanket and be conscious of putting phones down and spend time with each other. (16:19)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Graphic Design & Branding (19:19)

Inspiration: Everyday life. (21:17)

Book Recommendations: (24:11)
You are a Badass at Making Money – bit.ly/bp-bamoney
Think and Grow Rich – bit.ly/bp-thinkgrowrich

How to Dismantle Racism in the Photography Industry

Reaching out to BIPOC + Promoting Inclusivity:

 

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Understanding and Compassion (40:53)

Creating Inclusion in Styled Shoots (44:04)

BIPOC (48:26)

Editing Melanated Skin: (50:11)

 

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Links
spiritofrevelry.com
instagram.com/spiritofrevelry
Episode 362 w/ Ty Pentecost: bokehpodcast.com/362

Episode 399: Book More Clients With Video on Your Phone – Lee Bradshaw

video on your phone

Did you know you don’t have to use professional gear to incorporate video into your business’ marketing efforts?

In episode 399 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lee Bradshaw of Simple Video School shares how you can start creating quality video content from your phone right now! Listen in as he describes 5 ways to grow your business using video, what to avoid when recording, and the type of content to create!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: Help people connect with their audience and make more sales using simple video from their phone. (2:06)

Customer Experience: Serve your clients well. (5:21)

Technique for Time: Create a time that is dedicated to you and rest. (16:01)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Copywriting and graphic design (25:14)

Book Recommendations: (34:57)
Building a Storybrand – bit.ly/bp-storybrand
Grace Over Grind by Shae Bynes – bit.ly/bp-graceovergrind

Why Videos? (38:54)

Why Phones? (43:54)

 

Platforms for Video: (50:50)
Introduction Video
Video Series on a Topic
Email Communication
Text Message Communication
Frequently Asked Questions Section

What to Avoid in Video: (56:11)
Being Fake
Rambling
Negative Talk

3 Ways to Grow Your Business Today Using Video From Your Phone (1:02:59)
1. Answer questions that people have.
2. Share stories of your clients or your life.
3. Share about your process and client experience.

Links
simplevideoschool.com
instagram.com/simplevideoschool
Scary Close – bit.ly/bp-scaryclose
Ad Zombies – adzombies.com
Rayedwards.com
BombBomb.com

Episode 398: How to Move Toward Racial Equity in the Photo Industry – Chip Dizard

racial equity

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many in our industry speaking out against racial injustice and committing to do better. So what can you do next?

In episode 398 of the Bokeh Podcast, our friend Chip Dizard joins us to discuss how we can ensure that this movement toward racial equity isn’t just a short-term trend, but has a lasting impact on the photography industry and our society as a whole. Listen in as he shares resources, having a gracious heart, and supporting photographers of color.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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.


Based in: Baltimore (1:46)

Brand Positions: (2:07)
chipdizardweddings.com – Live stream your wedding.
chipdizard.com – Helping Creatives Thrive in Business, Marketing, & Photography

Customer Experience: Underpromise & overdeliver. (9:01)

Technique for Time: Outsourcing and having a team. (14:11)

Inspiration: Instrumental Music (9:20)

Book Recommendations: Atomic Habits – bit.ly/bp-atomichabits (21:48)

Processing Recent Events (24:40)

Anti-Racism Books: (30:27)
White Fragility – bit.ly/bp-whitefragility
The New Jim Crow – bit.ly/bp-newjimcrow

White Privilege (31:21)

Giving Grace (37:01)

Change in the Photography Industry (42: 22)

Uplifting Photographers of Color (44:36)

Links 
chipdizard.com/diversity
Tomayia Colvin – tomayiacolvineducation.com
Todd Watson’s Showit United Talk: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA4JJjZjtpo/
Showit.co
risingtidesociety.com
thephotocookout.com
Time Magazine Article

Where to Donate:
Associated Black Charities – http://www.abc-md.org/
National Urban League – https://nul.org/

Check out Chip’s Episode on Facebook Ads:
Facebook Ads with Chip Dizard

Episode 397: You Aren’t Your Personality – Dr. Benjamin Hardy

personality

Are personality types or enneagram numbers limiting your growth or constricting you into a specific box or category?

In episode 397 of the Bokeh Podcast, Dr. Benjamin Hardy joins us to discuss a concept I’ve harped on for a while now—personality doesn’t define you. With Dr. Hardy’s education background, experience, research, and now published book, he’s joining us to contend the limiting belief that you are what your personality defines you as.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: (6:47)
Know what you want.
Be committed to it.
Create boundaries.
Hire the who to do the how.

“Intelligence is the ability to make finer distinctions.” – Robert Kiyosaki (20:55)

‘If you’re not embarrassed by who you were 12 months ago, you haven’t learned enough.” – Alain de Botton (21:11)

Motivation for Personality Isn’t Permanent (27:33)

Type Based Personality Tests Aren’t Scientific (30:48)

Selective Attention (35:29)

Move Outside of Your Limiting Box ()

Personality for Most People is a Coping Mechanism (55:40)

Grab a Copy of Benjamin’s Book:
personality

Resources:
Personality Isn’t Permanent
Who Not How (Dan Sullivan – Strategic Coach)
Time Management from the Inside Out – bit.ly/bp-timemanagement
The Body Keeps the Score – bit.ly/bp-bodykeepsscore

Links:
benjaminhardy.com
medium.com/@benjaminhardy
instagram.com/benjamin_hardy_phd