Episode 434: How to Mix Strobe & Sunlight – Drae Brown

strobe & sunlight

Combining light sources can lead to extremely powerful images, but the technique requires a level of comfort and experience for proper execution!

I recently saw Drae Brown post a few images on Facebook of a stunning portrait session where he combined flash and a gorgeous sunrise to highlight his model. The image was so well-lit that I knew I needed to bring him on the show to share how he managed to capture these images.

Listen in to episode 434 of the Bokeh Podcast as we get to know Drae, and hear his approach to mixing strobe and sunlight!

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: Lighting, locations, and angles. (2:49)

 

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Client Experience: Be prepared for your clients. (11:00)

Finding What You Love (14:09)

Technique for Time (17:52)

Outsourcing/Delelgation (27:31)

Book Recommendation: (30:04)
Rich Dad, Poor Dad

bokehbookshelf.com

The Process for Creating (36:08)
– Create a Mood Board
– Collaborate with the Client on Outfits & Ideas
– Location Search

Reviewing Image 1 (47:36)

Reviewing Image 2 (49:15)

Developing Off Camera Lighting Skills (33:18)

Setting the Mood with High Speed Sync (50:08)

Reviewing Image 3 (50:43)

Reviewing Image 4 (51:55)

Camera Settings for Mixed Lighting (54:20)

Links
instagram.com/dbrown615_photography
draebrown.com
Tomayia Colvin Education Facebook Group
The Cookout

Episode 433: Managing a Chronic Illness as an Entrepreneur – Emilie Steinmann

chronic illness

As entrepreneurs, we know that running a business can be tough, but what happens when your health is a factor in how you run that business?

In episode 433 of the Bokeh Podcast, Emilie Steinmann joins us to share her experience in running a successful business while managing a chronic illness. Listen in as she shares three key ideas that will enable you to grow your business no matter what obstacles you may have to overcome.

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.

Japan & Japanese Language (00:53)

Brand Position: The only brand agency for photographers and wedding professionals that provides copywriting, brand design, and web design with conversion in mind. (9:15)

Customer Experience: Gift giving is great, but outlined workflows and processes are better! (12:08)

Technique for Time: (15:24)
1. Accept that there are busy seasons and slow seasons.
2. Set boundaries for yourself and turn your computer off on weekends.

Book Recommendation: (24:06)
Anything by Brene Brown,
Fix this Next – Mike Mecolowitz
Simon Sinek

bokehbookshelf.com

Challenges with Chronic Illness (26:45)

Developing Systems Within Business (32:47)

Big Ideas to Help Accomplish What You Want (41:25)
Self Compassion
Community Support

Link:
buoyantmarketing.com
instagram.com/buoyant.marketing
Website Audit Checklist: Buoyantmarketing.com/bokeh
Becomingbuoyant.com
The E-Myth Revisited
The Freelance CEO – Katelyn Magnuson
Becoming Buoyant
Rising Tide Society

Episode 432: SEO for Photographers – Corey Potter & Dylan Howell

seo for photographers

Are you taking the appropriate steps to ensure your website is optimized for search rankings?

In episode 432 of the Bokeh Podcast, Corey Potter and Dylan Howell of Fuel Your Photos join us to explain how search engine optimization works in favor of photographers. Listen in as they share tools and steps to optimize your website content for search engine optimization (SEO)!

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: Education & empowerment for photographers to take control of their SEO. (5:01)

Customer Experience: (6:49)
Let your customers know you care and that you’re invested in the results.

Book Recommendations: 4 Hour Work Week (13:50)

Local SEO (24:13)

Indexing with Google (29:22)

Google Search Console (29:58)

Questions to Ask Yourself (39:16)
– How can I make it fast and easy for people?
– How do I make sure that google’s crawlers and algorithms determine this is the solution to people’s problems?
– How do I make sure that people are going to click it?

Optimizing Your Site (44:03)
– Great Title
– Meta-description*
*Google is doing a decent job of pulling this on their own.

AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages (51:41)

Blogging & Content Creation for SEO (55:07)

Links
Fuel Your Photos FB group
fuelyourphotos.com
SEO for Photographers Podcast
Keywords Everywhere
Hotjar
VWO
Google Analytics
Showit

Episode 431: How to Generate Extra Income with Mini Sessions – Rebecca Rice

mini sessions

Have you set your mini sessions up to be as profitable as your regular sessions?

In episode 431 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rebecca Rice joins us to break down how she’s structured her mini sessions to allow her to successfully up-sell additional digitals after the session! Listen in as she shares four steps to successful mini sessions, along with how to approach your marketing strategy.

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 (1:44)

Client Experience: Preparation & Education (5:32)

Technique for Time: Set boundaries (8:53)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Editing & Virtual Assistant (12:37)

Finding a VA (14:24)

Book Recommendations: Traction by Gino Whickman (15:39)

Why Mini Sessions (20:24)

Pricing Structure for Mini Sessions: (22:40)
15 minutes
20 proofs
5 images included
$285

Upselling:
$65/image
Set of 3 $90
Full Gallery for $200

Steps to Market Your Minis
1. Give Yourself 6 Weeks to Advertise
2. Open up one date at a time.
3. Open Up to Your Email List
4. Go Public With It on Facebook and Ads

4 Keys to Successful Mini Sessions (35:03)
1. Setting Up the Right Structure (35:03)
2. Upsell Your Full Gallery (36:29)
3. Excellent Communication (38:45)
4. Automate Where You Can (42:09)

Links
rebeccaricephoto.com
instagram.com/rebeccaricephotography
rebeccaricephoto.com/freeclass
Amy & Jordan
Outsourcing with Love
Episode 331: Henry Chen
Shootproof.com
Dubsado.com