Episode 340: The 4 Most Important Lessons for Photographers – Jason Groupp

What if you could sift through all the career advice being fed to you by all those industry experts, and distill it to 4 big ideas for a successful career?

In episode 340 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan chats with his long-time friend Jason Groupp about the 4 most important lessons he’s learned over the last 30+ years of being in the photography industry. Listen in as he shares his journey of being a photographer, making the shift to a corporate role in the industry, and now taking a leap of faith and pivoting into a new business.

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Show Notes

Brand Position: The city of St Louis portrait photographer with expertise in finding the best iconic locations for your family. (3:19)

Family Photos Made Easy (4:57)

Technique for Time: No eating until work is done for the morning—recognizing when you’re most productive and rewarding yourself for getting work done during that time. (10:10)

Apps mentioned: (19:20)
TaDa Notes App
Google Docs – docs.google.com

Content Recommendations: sethgodin.com, fizzle.co/show, buildingastorybrand.com/blog (20:45)

The Gear Bag: shootsac.com (23:34)

Jason’s Background (24:44)

Managing a Creative & Task Oriented Corporate Role (31:24)

The 4 Most Important Lessons for Photographers: (43:18)
1. Understand how important your job is.
2. Shoot for the moments.
3. Create a business plan every single year.
4. Surround yourself with community

Becoming an Educator in the Creative Industry (1:04:08)