Episode 321: Laying a Foundation for a Healthy Business – Jamie Findlay

Healthy Business

Have you considered how much time you’re wasting on unnecessary work in your photography business?

In episode 321 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jamie Findlay shares how facing burnout prompted her to re-evaluate her daily workflow and reset her priorities. Listen in as she shares how the changes she made in her routine, along with her advice for creating a healthy foundation for 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: Evolve is a community based company focused on education.

Advice for Photographers: You don’t have to stand on your island and die alone. (8:16)

Book Recommendations: (12:39)
The Science of Getting Rich – bit.ly/bp-sciencegettingrich
tonyrobbins.com
sethgodin.com
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – bit.ly/bp-bigmagic
How to Win Friends & Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends

The Gear Bag: Digestive Enzymes (14:57)

Additional Health Resources:
(14:57)
The Inventor
Wellness FX – wellnessfx.com

The Importance of Laying a Foundation (22:00)

Systems & Art in Business (23:52)

Jamie’s Experience with Burnout (24:54)

What Drives Jamie (27:49)

Determining Priorities (30:46)

Workflow Changes to Avoid Burnout: (34:12)
Block out time to take care of you.
Automate and build out the work you do on a consistent basis.
Create a monthly calendar to plan out your work.

Advice for Laying a Foundation: Don’t overthink it and make it simple. (45:50)

Links:
jamiefindlayphotography.com
instagram.com/jamiefindlayphotography
instagram.com/thelandlockedmermaid
evolveworkshops.org
instagram.com/evolveworkshops
Honeybook – share.honeybook.com/jamiefindlay

Episode 299: Practical Steps to Evolving Your Editing Style – Nick Brimmer

Editing Style

Are you ready to redefine your editing style, but get easily distracted by the variety of inspiration you see from other photographers?

In episode 299 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nick Brimmer shares five practical steps to  evolve your editing style and how to approach social media scrolling to avoid self-doubt. Plus, Nick and Nathan chat about their personal journeys with fitness and health.

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: Authentic, beautiful wedding photography with exceptional service to leave you glowing about your day. (5:47)

“People don’t remember your product as much as they remember how they feel about your product.” (12:30)

Advice for Photographers: You cannot manage what you do not measure. (23:04)

Understanding Your Numbers: Calculate your base level of income required to succeed. (25:33)

Technique for Time: Focus and eliminate distractions. (28:05)

Book Recommendation: (32:02)
Consistent Cashflow by Tom Palzawicz – bit.ly/bp-consistentcashflow
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport – bit.ly/bp-sogoodtheycantignore

The Gear Bag: Fractal Prisms – getfractals.com (35:24)

Fitness Book Recommendation: Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews  – bit.ly/bp-biggerleanerstronger (37:06)

My Fitness Pal App (49:19)

The Impact of Instagram Scrolling (51:16)
1. Surface Level Thought – I’m mad that this person is better than me; I feel bad about myself.
2. Deeper Thought – Is it the photographer’s fault that you feel bad?

Owning Your Responsibility: (52:33)
1. Take a step back and consider why you feel the way you feel/
2. Understand the insecurity in yourself.
3. Find a way to improve yourself.

Defining Editing Style: A consistent set of preferred editing choices across a portfolio that reflects an artist’s unique preference or style. (59:38)

“The consistency of your editing is always in the opacity of your blacks.” (1:02:35)

Influential Photographers to Nick: (1:07:10)
Jordan Daniels
Olivia Strohm

Evolving Your Editing Style:
1. Don’t take other people’s work personally.
2. Pull images you love and create a portfolio of images in dropbox.
3. Review the images and try matching the editing style.
4. Create the time to develop skills that you desire to have.
5. Show up to everything prepared with creative direction.

Links:
nickbrimmerphotography.com
instagram.com/nick.brimmer/
Heck Ya Photo Camp by bensasso.com
SnapSeed.online

Episode 298: How to Create a Multi-Faceted Life – Janioris Diaz Rodriguez

multi-faceted life

Are you struggling to find balance as an entrepreneur, due to your involvement in multiple roles?

In episode 298 of the Bokeh Podcast, Janioris Diaz Rodriguez describes what it takes to create a multi-faceted life and manage it all. Listen in as she shares how she manages a full-time job, creating music, capturing portraits, encouraging others through speaking engagements, and so much more—while loving every second of it.

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.

Based in: Del Tona, FL (2:11)

Brand Position: Help people preserve their stories through photography as both a masterpiece and a work in progress. (3:37)

Advice for Photographers: Learn from every person; everyone knows something you don’t know. (13:50)

Technique for Time: Having an accountability partner. (19:51)

Content Recommendations: (2:55)
Podcasts: bokehpodcast.com, goaldiggerpodcast.com, shepodcasts.com, Cultivate Your Life – bit.ly/bp-cultivateyourlife
Books: A Million Little Ways by Emily P Freeman – bit.ly/bp-millionlittleways and the Bible

The Gear Bag: Hair ties and Sunpack Lens Pen – bit.ly/bp-sunpaklenspen (26:23)

Get to Know Janioris (31:07)

Considerations for Making Choices on Your Commitments: (39:44)
1. What is your personality type and does the task fit it? You need self-awareness for what projects do for you.
2. What are your priorities or value-set? Check out Powersheets by Laura Casey
3. What season of life are you in?

How to Add Variety to Your Life: (43:59)

The 3 A’s: (45:40)
1. Ability
2. Affinity
3. Affirmation

“Find a hobby that makes you money, one that keeps you fit, and one that promotes your creativity.”

Links:
janioris.com
instagram.com/janiorisdr
facebook.com/JaniorisPhotography
Powersheets by Laura Casey – bit.ly/bp-powersheets

Episode 284: Adjusting Your Business Model with Life Changes – Torrey Fox

Life Changes with Torrey Fox

Have you ever faced big life changes that require a shift in your business model?

In episode 284 of the Bokeh Podcast, Torrey Fox joins us to discuss the major changes in her personal life over the last year, and how that effected the amount of time she could put into her business. Listen in as she provides techniques for working more efficiently with less time available!

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: Telling the story of clients through timeless images. (6:08)

Advise for Photographers: Show the work that you want to be shooting. (9:16)

Book Recommendation: Rich Dad, Poor Dad (12:54)

The Gear Bag: Fanny Pack (Hershle) and Holsters (15:08)

Technique for Time After Big Life Changes: (18:30)
Scheduling uninterrupted time to work.
Stop watching Instagram stories.
Be pickier about the jobs she accepts.
Raise prices to work less.
Shooting film to attract a higher end client and spend less time editing.

Raising Prices for Less Work: (38:46)
Determine how much you want to work and how much you want to make.

Links:
torreyfoxphotography.com
instagram.com/torreyfox
facebook.com/torreyfoxphotography
Episode 60 – http://bit.ly/bp-60