Episode 247: How to Create a Compelling Headshot – Ben Marcum

compelling-headshot-ben-marcum

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 237: Romantic Couples’ Portraits with an Edge – Heather Jackson

Romantic Couples' Portraits

Are you ready to take your portraits to the next level by offering an edgy, intimate, and creative style of portraiture?

In episode 237 of the Bokeh Podcast, Heather Jackson walks us through the thought process of offering romantic sessions that encourage couples to feel comfortable in little to no clothing. Listen in as she shares how you can attract the clients that are interested in these sessions, and make your clients feel comfortable enough to get undressed in front of the camera.

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: Understand Quality over Quantity

Staying Present: Limit Your Internet Usage

Book Recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends

Advice for Photographers: Believe in yourself and the final goal/dream.

The Gear Bag:
Sigma 50
Canon 70-200
Canon 35
Canon 24-70
Canon Flashes
Waterhousing
Wonderboom – bit.ly/bp-wonderboom

Inspiration:
indiaearl.com
Chuyphotos.com
Laurkenkendall.com

How to Get Your Couples Comfortable:
1. Bond over food or drink.
2. Loosen up with music.
3. Read into the couple and their personality to determine what they’re up for.
4. Keep the conversation going and continuously check in on them.

Links:
instagram.com/jackson.takes.photos
jacksontakesphotos.com
badfishsup.com

Episode 218: Workflow Wednesday: How to Pose Your Boudoir Clients – Traci Miller

Boudoir Client Experience

Are you creating a comfortable and inviting environment for your boudoir clients to experience?

In episode 218 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Traci Miller of Indium Boudoir discuss the importance of making your client feel natural in a very intimate setting! Listen in as Traci shares her full client experience from start to finish, and highlights some of her go-to poses for boudoir photography!

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 2:00PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit

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.

Connect:
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
nathan@photographersedit.com
@hayleegaffin
haylee@photographersedit.com
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
indiumboudoir.com
instagram.com/indiumboudoir

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

Create a Relaxing Environment:
1. Tour the studio to give an idea of where they’ll be.
2. Offer wine or water for comfort.
3. Create casual conversation with them during hair and makeup.
4. Play music they enjoy the whole time.

Key Principals for Posing:
1. Encourage them to arch their back consistently.
2. Have them keep their lips apart during poses.
3. Ensure your lighting is flattering their figure and highlighting features.

Link:
Ore Adesena Episode: bit.ly/bp-200
Photomechanic: camerabits.com

 

Episode 173: How to Think Differently About Posing Couples – Cassandra Zetta

Couples - Cassandra Zetta

Are you interested in welcoming every couple into your business, but struggle with how to approach posing?

In episode 173 of the Bokeh Podcast, Cassandra Zetta provides possible posing concepts that focus less on gender roles, and more on providing a unique experience – customized to every single couple you photograph. Listen in as she walks through a simple yet practical guide for posing couples!

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.

Time Technique: Setting up boundaries with off days and work hours.

The Lesson: Money Management – Save money and pay yourself first.

The Gear Bag: Canon 135mm 2.8

Concepts to Consider:
1. Drop your understanding of gender roles and just focus on the couple.
2. Provide open ended instruction rather than assigning each person to pose. This allows the couple to assign their placement based on what feels right for their relationship.
3. Guide the couple in poses that are relatable; similar to things they would do at home like snuggling up to watch a movie.
4. Use reciprocity to ensure both couples are receiving the same amount of affection during your shoot.
5. As you go to pose a couple, ask yourself, “If I reversed the position of each partner, does this pose still work?” If no, consider a different pose.

Links
cassandrazetta.com
The Untethered Soul: bit.ly/bp-untethered
Bobbi Brinkman: bit.ly/bp-bobbi