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Welcome to The Bokeh Podcast, where we help photographers build sustainable businesses!Host Nathan Holritz and his guests will help you build your brand, focus your marketing efforts, refine your workflows, and dial in y
Latest Episode9/17/2020

#422: Leave No Trace - Maddie Mae

Have you considered the impacts your business leaves on the environment? From where you're shooting to how you're sharing about it, you have more influence than you may think!In episode 422 of the Bokeh Podcast, Maddie Mae joins us to discuss how the Leave No Trace movement focuses on teaching the best practices we can follow to both enjoy and protect the outdoors simultaneously. Listen in as she shares seven important principles to consider in order to leave no trace and help create a positive impact on the land you're visiting while photographing your clients.Bonus: Make sure you check out her course, How to Leave No Trace, to learn more about ensuring your business is taking care of our world!The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Customer Experience: The difference between your client’s expectations vs what you deliver. (2:16)Marketing Miopia (5:02)Outsourcing/Delegation: What are the core competencies that have to be done by me? (7:16)The Passion Behind Leave No Trace (18:57)Awareness in the Environment (27:06)What is Leave No Trace? (36:55)7 Principles to Leave No Trace (55:19)1. Plan and prepare2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces3. Disposing of waste properly4. Leave what you find5. Minimize campfire impacts6. Respect wildlife7. Be considerate of othersLinksadventureinstead.cominstagram.com/adventureinsteadAdventureinstead.com/academyinstagram.com/adventureinsteadacademyFacebook Group: facebook.com/groups/weddingsandwanderlustEpisode 315The Access FundPaige Griffith
9/15/2020

#421: How Shooting Film Saved Me Time - KC Lostetter

Did you know that pivoting to film photography can actually help you be more efficient with the time you spend in your business?In episode 421 of the Bokeh Podcast, KC Lostetter shares how making the switch to film allowed her to be more intentional while shooting, set up efficient workflows in her business, and spend less time editing. Listen in as she explains her process with shooting film from start to finish!The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Brand Position: Family film photographer for the adventurous, playful, and wild in Hawaii. (1:54)Technique for Time: Mom Day Mondays and setting aside time for work. (13:16)Delegation: Automation, templates, and getting premium scans for film. (18:10)Book Recommendations: (20:14)The 4 Hour Work Week - bit.ly/bp-4hrThe Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-DiscoveryThe Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality TypesThe Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Bebokehpodcast.com/397Time Saving Factor in Shooting Film (35:55)IntentionalityShip Off Film for ScansReceive Digital File of ScanCull, Crop, and StraightenSend to ClientCommunicating with Labs (47:58)Links:kclostetter.cominstagram.com/kclostetterFree Film Guide
9/10/2020

#420: My Approach to Engagement Sessions - Courtney Bowlden

It's important to make your couples feel comfortable during their engagements session, but could you be doing more to better serve them?In episode 420 of the Bokeh Podcast, Courtney Bowlden joins us to discuss the importance of communication, connection, and preparation with your clients as you approach their session. Listen is as she shares her process before, during, and after sessions that leaves her clients excited for their images!The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. (1:57)Customer Experience: I’m there for clients before, during, and after. (3:42)Technique for Time: Block out vacation time. (10:57)Delegation: Writing for emails, newsletters, and blogging.Book Recommendations: (22:3)You are a Badass by Jen Sincero - bit.ly/bp-badassYou are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero - bit.ly/bp-bamoneyBuilding Connections and Relationships (31:33)Outfit Recommendations (33:04)Shooting Sessions (37:11)Sunseeker AppThe Gear Bag: (40:40)Canon 5d Mark IV35 mm50 mm85 mm24-70 mm70-200 mmPosing in Engagement Sessions (49:52)Delivery Process (55:39)Linkscourtneybowlden.cominstagram.com/courtneybowldenthefindlab.com
9/8/2020

#419: Pivoting to Personal Branding Photography - Mandy Liz

Have you found a love for personal brand photography, but aren't sure how to make the pivot in your business?In episode 419 of the Bokeh Podcast, Mandy Liz joins us to discuss the differences in wedding photography and personal brand photography. Listen in as she highlights the changes you'll need to make in your business in order to better serve your personal brand clients and their businesses.The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Based in: Nashville, TN (1:52)Brand Position: On a mission to empower and encourage women through photography in their current season. (4:28)Customer Experience: Underpromise and overdeliver. Show that you care about their needs. (9:08)Delegation/Outsourcing: Copywriting, wedding editing, virtual assistant, and client gifts.(12:09)Technique for Time: Schedule your days off. (17:22)Inspiration: Marketing focused content, outside of the photo industry. (19:07)Book Recommendations: (20:07)Building a Storybrand - bit.ly/storybrandThe Go GiverCommercial vs. Brand Photography (27:10)Wedding Clients vs. Brand Client (28:56)1. Commercial Agreements, Releases, & Usage Rights2. Pricing, Packages, & Selling for Commercial vs. Personal Use3. Photo Credit, Editing, Etc. Aren’t Required.Shot Lists for Brand Photography (37:55)Creating Themes for Your Clients (41:02)LinksFacebookInstagramLinkedin. Mandy walzThe Dream HotelBlue Indigo Creations in AZ (gift giving)Grant’s Commercial Photography Episode
9/3/2020

#418: 4 Vital Principles for a Healthy Photography Business - Larry McGill

Have you found yourself revisiting the basics of what it takes to run a healthy photography business?In episode 418 of the Bokeh Podcast, Larry McGill of Obsidian Photography joins us to share how his experience in photography and the news industry has helped him develop a skillset for success. Listen in as he discusses the four vital principles that have made a positive impact in his business.The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Brand Position: Philadelphia and Mainline Headshots and Portraits that Sell Your PersonalityCustomer Service: (3:42)- Make your clients feel like you know what you’re doing.- Make your clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and through the whole process.Technique for Time: Learn to say no or I can’t do this. (11:23)Outsourcing/Delegation: Social media management. (13:58)Book Recommendations: The Millionaire Next Door (19:10)NBC Affiliates vs Owned by NBC (23:01)Working Remotely as a News Producer (24:41)4 Vital Principles for a Healthy Photography Business (25:53)1. Staying cool under pressure.2. Adapting on the fly.3. Paying attention to detail.4. Relating to other people.Linksobsidianphoto.cominstagram.com/MediotSavantinstagram.com/larry_mcgill_shoots
9/1/2020

#417: How to Create an Amazing Newborn Experience - Joanna Andres

Are you passionate about newborn photography, but aren't sure how to create a comfortable environment for the parents?In episode 417 of the Bokeh Podcast, Joanna Andres joins us to share how important it is for your newborn's parent's to easily develop trust in you. Listen in as she highlights ways you can create an environment for that trust to build quickly, so you can capture beautiful photos of their new baby.The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Brand Position: Columbus newborn and baby photography. (4:57)Expanded Brand Position: Specializing in newborn, children portrait photography by custom styling each unique session and provide clients with gorgeous heirloom prints, keepsake albums, and beautiful canvases for clients to hang on their wall and cherish for a lifetime.Delegation/Outsourcing: Hiring an assistant. (11:03)Inspiration: Through her children. (17:56)Book Recommendations: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (21:01)Getting Started in Newborns (25:11)IPS as an Experience4 Principals for Newborn Photography:1. Always call the client.2. Listen to what the client wants.3. Make your clients feel comfortable like they’re home.4. Develop trust, since you’re handling their newborn.LinksJoannaandresphotography.cominstagram.com/joannaandresphotographyfacebook.com/JoannaAndresPhotographyNetflix; Moving ArtBaby Shusher
8/27/2020

#416: What Medium Should I Print On? - Jaclynn Wilkinson

Are you ready to offer print products, but haven't researched the potential materials you can print on?In episode 416 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jaclynn Wilkinson of Love in Ink joins us to share a few considerations when choosing your print medium. Listen in as she describes some of the most popular mediums and how the printing process can impact your final product.The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you byPhotographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You're Photographing.You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow onSpotify, add to your playlist onStitcher,or listen onOvercast.Brand Position: Diverse wedding photography for Washington State. (1:54)Customer Experience: Response times. (4:25)Technique for Time: Plan for time off so you can have the full day off. (9:17)Delegation/Outsourcing: Editing (12:15)Inspiration: Other entrepreneurs and previous photographers. (16:52)Book Recommendations: Anything that brings awareness to the subconscious. ex. The Gene Keys (19:07)Love in Ink (22:48)How Editing Style Effects Printing (30:54)What kind of medium do you want to print on?How Mediums Effect Images: No print medium is created equal. (34:06)Metal - Best used for saturated prints with bold vivid colors. Durable aluminum for multiple display options as it’s easy to clean. (34:06)Dye-Sublimation on Metal - Ink goes from gas to solid on he metal.Acrylic - You can backlight acrylic. (37:12)Glossy vs Matte Prints(38:21)Glossy - The more glossy the paper, the more dynamic range it will support. Reflection can cause issues with displaying.Matte - Low contrast images with bright skies, pastel colors, and flat light. Forgiving of all kinds of “flaws.”Printer Profiles in Lightroom (45:02)Canvas - Great for a painted effect and fits in with a lot of home decor. (49:23)Linksjaclynnwilkinson.comloveinink.co/