Episode 314: Documentary Family Photography – Leslie Kershaw

documentary family photography

Are you looking to capture family portraits in a raw and impactful way that highlights their everyday lives?

In episode 314 of the Bokeh Podcast, Leslie Kershaw gives us a look at her interpretation of documentary family photography. Listen in as she discusses capturing real moments that contribute to a family’s history and legacy.

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.

 

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Brand Position: Capture the soul of everyday family life. (07:05)

Advice for Photographers: To not get stuck in fear. (11:39)

Technique for Time: Develop habits and stick to what works. (23:24)
Atomic Habits – bit.ly/bp-atomichabits
Science of Habits – bit.ly/bp-scienceofhabit

Book Recommendations: (30:27)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – bit.ly/bigmagic
The Artist’s Way – bit.ly/bp-artistsway

Leslie’s Style (32:45)

Black & White Photography (37:14)

Driving Ideas to Leslie’s Documentary Style: (41:49)
1. Mindfulness
2. Intentionality
3. Creativity
4. Mastery

Contribution to Family History (50:40)

Links:
lesliekershaw.com
instagram.com/lesliekershaw
instagram.com/lesliekershawphoto/
Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand

Episode 313: My Biggest Mistakes – Lindsay Collette

mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake in your business that left you feeling defeated or helpless?

In episode 313 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lindsay Collette opens up about the biggest mistakes she’s made in her business and the steps she took to correct them. Listen in as she shares practical advice on learning from and moving on from the mistakes you make in your business.

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: To timelessly and artistically preserve every wedding, portrait session, and lifestyle session with fresh eyes, an open heart, and a little bit of cheek. I believe in the beauty and power of the in-betweens, the differentiating moments that bind your story together. (2:34)

Advice for Photographers: Stay in the race. (10:41)

Time Technique: Stop when you’re tired. (19:04)

Content Recommendations: (23:16)
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations – supersoul.tv
OSSC – Father Richard Rohr – bit.ly/bp-ossc-richardrohr
OSSC – Iyanla Vanzant – bit.ly/bp-ossc-iyanlavanzant
False Power of Ego with Oprah Winfrey – bit.ly/bp-ossc-falsepowerego
The Four Agreements – bit.ly/bp-fouragreements
The Law of Attraction by Ester Hicks – bit.ly/bp-lawattraction
Jim Carrey’s Commencement Speech – bit.ly/bp-jimcarrey-commencement

The Gear Bag: Ice Packs & Playlists (36:30)

My Biggest Mistakes: (39:27)
Not going for it and doing what you want to do.
Comparing myself to others.
Not listening to what my clients were telling me about what they love.
Not taking care of your health.

Quotes mentioned in this Episode:
Kenny Clapp – there is no failure, just learning experience.
“You can fail doing what you don’t want to do so you may as well take a chance an do what you love.” – Jim Carrey
‘Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.” – Jim Carrey

Links:
lindsaycollette.com
instagram.com/lindsay_collette/
Making a Choice by Gary Vaynerchuck – bit.ly/bp-garyvchoice
Vickie Black’s Episode – bit.ly/bp-288

Episode 312: Taking Your Next Risk – Jennifer Garcia

Risk

Is there a goal that you’re afraid to chase because it requires a bit of risk in your business?

In episode 312 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jennifer Garcia opens up about how risks can sometimes be rewarding when you face them with a plan. Listen in as Jennifer shares how she decided to take a risk by opening her own photography studio!

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: Inspiring confidence in her sessions, while building a brand on experience and design. (2:43)

Advice for Photographers: Realize talent is not enough. (7:24)

Time Technique: Working out every morning. (11:52)

Book Recommendation: (17:55)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Book – bit.ly/bp-bigmagic
Audible – bit.ly/bp-bigmagicaudible
Relentless by Tim Grover – bit.ly/bp-relentless

The Gear Bag: iPhone for Instagram Stories (22:54)

 

Risk: Making a move that leaves you with the potential to fail. (35:55)

Jennifer’s Big Risk: Opening a natural light photography studio in an area where no one had opened one. (40:39)

Why Jennifer Took the Risk: (43:00)
She wanted a challenge.
She craved change.

Jennifer’s Hesitations: (45:25)
Not finding the right space, but once she found a space that she could see working, she just knew this was the space. Finances and time also were a factor in deciding what spaces were worth the risk.

Being a Calculated Risk-Taker (48:35)

Two Factors To Move Beyond Risk & Take Action (54:10)
1. Don’t force things to happen.
2. Always move forward and take steps in the direction you want to go.

Links:
jencyk.com
instagram.com/jencykphotography

Episode 311: Breaking Into Entertainment Photography – Nathan Armstrong

entertainment photography

Have you dreamt of photographing your favorite musicians at awards shows, concerts, and events?

In episode 311 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Armstrong walks us through his journey to becoming an entertainment photographer, and what that role entails. Listen in as he shares the elements of good entertainment photography, providing real-time content, and how you can break into the industry.

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: Speed, Trust, and Relentless Consistency for the Entertainment Industry. (4:12)

Time Technique: Block Scheduling and Adding a Block for Smaller Tasks (21:52)

Content Recommendation: (28:46)
Bobbycast – bit.ly/bp-bobbycast
Dave Ramsey – daveramsey.com/show
Passion City Church DC – bit.ly/bp-passionchurchdc

The Gear Bag: Jason Cases (33:03)

Entertainment Photography: Capturing the people and elements and events that define our culture. (36:15)

How Nathan Got Started in Entertainment Photography (41:52)

Breaking into Entertainment Photography: Find a local publication that needs a photographer for events; they can request press passes for that event from the venue or artist. (43:50)

Elements of Good Entertainment Photography: (47:59)
1. Understand the existing lighting in a venue and use equipment that can handle low light scenarios.
2. Access and trust (beyond the photo pit and soundboard).
3. Know the artist and their popular songs.

Building Relationships at the Shows: (55:44)
1. Connect with the tour managers.
2. Be kind to the security guards.

Links:
nathanarmstrong.com
instagram.com/nathanarmstrong
nlaweddings.com
instagram.com/NLAWeddings
Chris J Evans Episode bit.ly/bp-289
instagram.com/901music