March 10, 2023

5-minute brand strategy with Kaleigh Weise

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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May 14, 2021

Mick Orlosky: Why a good workflow is so important

💯 💯 💯 "If you want to be a very efficient ninja with your workflow, to do things as fast as possible like a sports photographer on Super Bowl Sunday, the key is kind of doing a little bit of …

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April 2, 2021

Alexis Cuarezma: Finding Your Vision

💯💯💯 “Leonardo da Vinci says that “color is the children of light”, which I found beautiful. You could assign any emotion that you wanted to color. There are no rules to say that red is powerful, or blue is this …

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March 19, 2021

James Patrick: How to get your work published

💯💯💯 “An imperfect portfolio that is pitched will be infinitely more successful than the perfect portfolio that's never shown to anyone" James Patrick

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March 12, 2021

Brad Smith: The Lens of a Photo Editor

💯💯💯 "I've worked in sports for years on some level or another. I've never hit a home run in my life so it's like, that's the average person. I love photography. I had no desire ever in my life to …

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