Episode 149: How to Build a Photography Community – Latoya Dixon Smith

Are you longing to make connections and build relationships with other photographers in your community? Fulfilling that sense of belonging in any industry is invaluable.

In episode 149 of the Bokeh Podcast, Latoya Dixon Smith of the Queen Photographers shares how she grew her Facebook group of 30 women in South Carolina to an international collaborative of black women photographers around the globe. Listen as she provides 3 helpful tips to launching and maintaining a photography community.

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Show Notes

Time Technique: She hired a business coach to help her manage her time and know what was worth investing herself into. This coach helped her build a system that allows her to stay focused and accomplish her goals. Now, she sets aside time each day to journal and reflect.

Lesson Learned: It is hard to be transparent, but it will allow you to connect with your ideal clients.

The Gear Bag: Sigma Art 35mm lens

Helpful Tips to Launching a Photography Community:
1. You have to be selfless.
2. Regularly engage and show up.
3. Be flexible in how you’ll serve your community

Mentioned in this Episode:
Sierra Collins: sierracphotography.com
Brown Girl with a Camera – Ruby Melton
Latia Curtis Makeup Artist: latiacurtis.com
Anna of Urban Petals: urbanpetalsllc.com
Ola Kimble: olakimble.com
Catalyst Wedding Co: catalystwedco.com
Tomayia Colvin: tomayiacolvin.com
Catherine Ray – Evergreen Era Films: evergreenerafilms.com

Website: latoyadixon.com
Instagram: instagram.com/latoyadixonsmith/