May 12, 2023

Owen Main: What golf teaches us about life and business

EP 117: Golf is an amazing opportunity to network and connect with people. It's also a great place to learn valuable life lessons. My guest is Owen Main, a Southern California photographer who has built a successful 6-figu...

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April 21, 2023

Christian Brim: Why no business owner should do their own taxes

EP 115: Did you know that accounting is an important part of your business? Of course, you did! The problem is many of us are not fully equipped to handle those duties while also trying to be the very best …

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March 24, 2023

My WPPI portfolio review with Miguel Quiles

EP 112: Miquel Quiles is a Sony Artisan of Imagery portrait photographer and digital creator, and in this episode, he's looking at my book and helping me navigate my next moves in wedding photography. If you've never had a ...

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March 17, 2023

Phylicia Willis: How to set up your first styled wedding shoot

EP 111: If you're getting into wedding photography, doing a styled shoot may be very beneficial for networking with vendors and developing your own portfolio. As someone who hasn't shot a styled wedding shoot before, I went...

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March 10, 2023

5-minute brand strategy with Kaleigh Wiese

EP 110: What is brand strategy? How do you craft it? And most importantly, how do we ensure our ideal clients are experiencing our brand in a consistent fashion that aligns with our vision? I'm here at WPPI23 in Las …

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Feb. 10, 2023

Dan MacMedan: The behind the scenes of a 5-minute celebrity portrait

EP 106: What is life like as an editorial photographer for a major news publication? Today I am sitting down with photographer, Dan MacMedan, to talk about his many years shooting for USA Today and his journey in freelance...

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Feb. 3, 2023

What is your favorite tax write off?

EP 105: If you ever want a fun question to ask other business owners, try asking them what their favorite tax write-off is. In this episode, I got to ask that question to a number of successful creatives at the …

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Jan. 27, 2023

What is the hardest lesson you've ever learned?

EP 104: Have you ever asked a business owner "what is the best lesson you've ever learned?" It's a great question, and today I'm at the Noobie Photographer's conference asking entrepreneurs a slight variation of that questio...

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Jan. 20, 2023

What is the best investment you've ever made?

EP 103: I am here at the Noobie Photographer's Conference in Chattanooga, Tennesee, picking the brains of professional photographers and business owners on what the best investment has been for them in their careers. Oftent...

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Jan. 13, 2023

What is the biggest waste of time, that startup creatives tend to ove…

EP 102: We're out on location! I am wrapping up here at the Noobie Photographer's conference here in Chattanooga Tennesee, talking to successful business owners and creatives about art, life, and business. In the quiet mom...

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Jan. 6, 2023

Nicolas Bates: How personal projects create growth outside of just co…

EP 101: Today's guest is Nicolas Bates; an outstanding portrait and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss how he developed his own style and aesthetic through countless projects and iterati...

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July 8, 2022

Jacob Basheer Anton: An introspection into male modeling

EP 79: As visual creatives, it's important to grasp the responsibilities and roles of your creative team for optimizing your projects as best you can. As human beings, it's even more important to have empathy for the people ...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Matt Brown: 10 things every photographer should know

💯 💯 💯 "It's not about the gear at all in any way. No one's gonna hire you because you had a 600, no one's gonna hire you because you have a phase one, but both those you can rent, …

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Sept. 10, 2021

Todd Bigelow: Licensing for Life

💯 💯 💯 ""As a freelancer, I don't get the guarantee of work. I don't get company gear, I don't get a 401k, I don't get health benefits. So what do I get? I get the copyright to my work. …

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July 23, 2021

Christina Peters: Establishing a marketing mindset

💯 💯 💯 "I don't believe that 'fake it till you make it' thing. I don't believe in that. You do have to believe in your work and yourself. But for those starting out with a marketing plan, you've got …

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