Episode 263: A Technical Approach to Your Photographic Style – Rhea Whitney

Photographic Style

Are you looking to dive deep into defining your photographic style? Sometimes we have to go back to the basics of photography!

In episode 263 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rhea Whitney shares the technical aspects of how she approached developing her photographic style. Listen in as she provides an overview of what’s in her gear bag, her go-to camera settings, and her overall vision for her 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.

Serving: DC, Maryland, & Virginia + Houston, Austin, & Dallas

Brand Position: Capturing portraits & weddings for the chic and modern creative & couple.

Advice for Photographers: Invest in education. (24:39)

Book Recommendations: (31:08)
The Rise of the Youpreneur – bit.ly/bp-youpreneur
Secrets of the Six-Figure Woman – bit.ly/bp-6figwoman

The Gear Bag: Prism & Imagination (34:10)

Equipment: (46:07)
Nikon D750 – bit.ly/bp-nikond750
50mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon50
85mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon85
35mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon35
24-70mm 2.8 – bit.ly/bp-nikon24-70
Macro 60mm 2.8 – bit.ly/bp-nikon60
70-200mm – bit.ly/bp-nikon70-200
Godox Flashpoints – bit.ly/bp-godoxflashpoints
Godox AD200 Strobe – bit.ly/bp-godox-ad200

Episode 262: How to Be a Successful Part-Time Photographer – Seanna Leaf

Part-Time Photographer - Seanna Leaf

Are you feeling inadequate as a part-time photographer, due to the overwhelming thoughts that you’re not successful until you go full-time?

In episode 262 of the Bokeh Podcast, Seanna Leaf shares how she has found success in her business as a part-time photographer. Listen in as she explains how you should be the only person to determine what success looks like for your photography business, and how to define that success yourself.

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: Focusing on authentic and emotion-filled moments at weddings and between couples. (1:58)

Advice for Photographers: (6:02)
Try every kind of photography to find what you love.
Make meaningful connections in the industry.

Technique for Time: Create lists to stay organized. (9:57)
Google Lists – bit.ly/bp-googlelists
Todoist.com

Content Recommendations: (13:27)
Bokeh Podcast
The Photography Together Podcast by Kyle Yates
The Listening by Kayla Tene
The Business of Photography by Sprout Studio
Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher

The Gear Bag: Prisms (16:52)

“Lately I have been doing a lot of reflection on my life as a Social Worker and a photographer and realizing that at this point in my life I actually don’t want to be a full time photographer & that’s OKAY! I feel like we are always bombarded with the thoughts that if your not full-time your not ‘successful’ and I put that in quotes because truly we need to all determine what success looks like for ourselves.” – Seanna Leaf

Defining Your Own Success: (30:12)
1. Look inward, not outward.
2. Separate your goals into small and big goals, then celebrate them!

Links:
seannaleafphotography.com
instagram.com/seannaleafphotography
Allie Siarto – How to Sell WITHOUT IPS Episode – bit.ly/bp-249
nathan@photographersedit.com
Getting Things Done – bit.ly/bp-gettingthingsdone

Episode 261: Hacking Instagram for Better Engagement – Devin Robinson

Instagram Engagement - Devin Robinson

Have you attempted to grow your Instagram following, but want to ensure you  genuinely engage with potential followers?

In episode 261 of the Bokeh Podcast, Devin Robinson shares his secret to streamlining authentic engagement on Instagram. Listen in as he shares how you can start growing your Instagram following today!

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: Bold & Intimate Wedding Photographers Dedicated to Capturing Images that Evoke Emotion (5:46)

Advice for Photographers: Prioritize your life. (14:05)

Technique for Time: Outsourcing to get your time back. (19:43)

Book Recommendations: Launch – bit.ly/bp-launch (25:49)

Streamline Authentic Instagram Engagement: (35:22)
1. Follow new accounts as often as possible.
2. Unfollow inactive users.
3. Search for big events in your area on Instagram and follow people that look like your target bride.
4. Begin engaging with those accounts, using keyboard shortcuts.

Creating Keyboard Shortcuts: Setting > General > Keyboard > Text Replacements (40:58)

Links:
anchorandveilphotography.com
instagram.com/anchorandveil
Anchorededucation.co
education.anchorandveilphotography.com
9forty4.com
nathan@photographersedit.com
kreativsummit.com– January 27-29, 2020 in Orlando FL
Reawaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins – bit.ly/bp-reawaken
The Anchored Podcast – anchorandveilphotography.com/anchored-podcast

Episode 260: Capturing Your Ideal Client – Shauna & Jordon Cooney

Ideal Client - Shauna & Jordon Cooney

Is your photography business growing, while you’re struggling to attract your ideal clients?

In episode 260 of the Bokeh Podcast, Shauna and Jordon Cooney walk through how they evaluated their existing clients, determined the type of client they wanted to attract, and created a plan to attract them long-term.

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: Help to create marriages that last. (2:29)

Advice for Photographers: Don’t be afraid to invest in education and continue learning. (10:26)

Book Recommendations: (14:37)
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman – bit.ly/bp-5love
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – bit.ly/bp-powerofhabit
Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt – bit.ly/bp-bestyearever
Start by John Ackuff – bit.ly/bp-startja
Mastering Fear by Brandon Webb – bit.ly/bp-masteringfear

Time Technique: (18:08)
Utilize a digital calendar.
Chunking tasks for every day of the week.

The Gear Bag: Deodorant (and Old Spice Bear Glove), Sweat Rag, and Step Stool (28:46)

What is an Ideal Client? Someone who sets your soul on fire, who trusts you, and makes your job enjoyable. (32:17)

The Secret to Success: Hustle (41:04)

Steps to Determine Your Ideal Client: (42:57)
1. Determine Your Why
2. Determine the value you want to bring to your client.
3. Do an ideal client brain dump by categorizing them into the most profitable clients, the most referring clients, and the repeat clients.
4. Determine what traits these clients share.
5. Create your ideal client profile.

Your Ideal Client Profile: (56:16)
Age Range
How did they meet their partner?
This or That interests: Coffee or Tea? Wine or Craft Beer?

Links:
shaunaandjordon.com
instagram.com/shaunaandjordon