Season 1

Jan. 28, 2022

My favorite rule of lighting

EP 57: Whether we are aware of it or not, we often abide by conventional wisdom for lighting. A softbox is used for portraits, …

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Dec. 31, 2021

Why every freelancer needs a business credit card

💯 💯 💯 "In order to manage your business with as much ease as possible, you need to be practiced in a broader concept of finance, …

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Dec. 24, 2021

What should you major in to be a photographer?

💯 💯 💯 "learn how to write an article, learn how to interview people learn how to be an editor, and determine what the publication…

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Dec. 17, 2021

3 Ways to thank your clients at the end of the year

💯💯💯"Visualize how seriously some photographers prioritize their relationships, you should take that part of the process and apply…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Is it time to raise your rates?

💯 💯 💯 "As a freelancer, no one else is going to willingly increase your rates. The only person that has the power to do that is y…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Relocating a freelancing business

💯 💯 💯 "When your costs go up and your client work goes down, you want to do the best that you can to maximize your time efficienc…

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Nov. 26, 2021

Choosing gratitude over entitlement

💯 💯 💯 "gratitude, truth be told is not innate. It isn't something that you're born with, it's a learned behavior. And I think tha…

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Nov. 19, 2021

How to make the most out of living with your parents

💯 💯 💯 "If you're living rent free, you have this rare opportunity to kill off debt so much faster than the average working profes…

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Nov. 12, 2021

When is the right time to quit?

💯💯💯 "Is your photography improving? Is your understanding of backend business getting more advanced? Are you working well with pe…

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Nov. 5, 2021

5 Areas of your business to spend fearlessly on

💯 💯 💯 "We as a community are really way too quick to spend 1000s and 1000s of dollars on equipment and not a penny on marketing."

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Oct. 29, 2021

Should I track my mileage?

💯 💯 💯 "Don't overpay in taxes. Keep what is yours. Learn how deductions can help reduce your taxable income, it is one of the mos…

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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 …

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Oct. 15, 2021

What is self-employment tax?

💯 💯 💯 "you're not just an employee, but the business owner as well. So naturally, you're going to be responsible for 100% of your…

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Oct. 8, 2021

What is your credit score telling you?

💯 💯 💯 "a credit score is a numerical measurement of risk that a borrower poses to a lender, basically, it's an indication of how …

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Oct. 1, 2021

10 Reasons to start your podcast

💯 💯 💯 "There are over 1 billion Instagram accounts, there are over 600 million blogs, and over 37 million YouTube channels, all o…

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Sept. 24, 2021

Should you set up an emergency fund?

💯 💯 💯 "By splitting your money so that your emergency fund is on its own, you allow the ability for that fund to stay disciplined…

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Sept. 17, 2021

Stop waiting for experience

💯💯💯"Just because you play a lot of golf doesn't mean you're inherently good at it. If experience truly equated to success, then e…

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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 bene…

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Sept. 3, 2021

How to deal with client push-back

💯 💯 💯 "having a mentality of seeking out Win Win scenarios puts you in a great position to build empathy with your lead and come …

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Aug. 27, 2021

What makes you a professional besides making great pictures?

💯 💯 💯 "Good professionals study their business, they research their business, they get feedback on it, they test strategies, rete…

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Aug. 20, 2021

How to support your non-entrepreneurial spouse

💯💯💯 "My obligation is to be straight with my partner. This is how you develop trust. If you hold things back from your partner, a…

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Aug. 13, 2021

The importance of client retention

💯 💯 💯 "If they can advise me on how to do my job just a little bit better, than they will naturally feel a little bit more open t…

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Aug. 6, 2021

7 Travel tips for photographers

💯 💯 💯 "your client is trusting you so much that they'd rather fly you out instead of hiring someone local. So by understanding ho…

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July 30, 2021

The lawful way to email marketing

💯 💯 💯 "If you currently participate in any email marketing in the United States, or plan on it down the road, you need to be awar…

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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 yo…

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July 16, 2021

The benefits of professional minimalism

💯 💯 💯 "If you reduce your physical clutter, you can manufacture more space. If you reduce your professional clutter, you can manu…

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July 9, 2021

How to network as an introvert

💯 💯 💯 "Every time I've gone into a setting, thinking about connection, I've come away with a richer experience, I've been able to…

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July 2, 2021

Can you succeed without an Instagram presence?

💯 💯 💯 "To me succeeding at any type of social media comes down to three basic principles, value, engagement, and consistency. If …

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June 25, 2021

Using debt to start your business

💯 💯 💯 "I want you to define what makes something affordable for your business so that you can make decisions that are based on ac…

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June 18, 2021

What is your bio page communicating to potential clients?

💯💯💯 "The overarching principle that I subscribe to is that your bio your about page, it shouldn't just be about you, it should ac…

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June 11, 2021

When does your hobby become a business?

💯 💯 💯 "So the IRS states that your hobby turns into a business, when you start trying to earn money. a legitimate business has th…

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June 4, 2021

The Entrepreneur, the Manager, and the Technician

💯 💯 💯 "There is a fundamental misconception people face when starting their own business, one that is actually so pervasive and f…

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May 28, 2021

7 Practices to get paid faster

💯 💯 💯 If you're going to be a professional freelancer, you will encounter jobs that are going to require you to front production…

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May 21, 2021

How to identify cash flow killers

💯 💯 💯 "It actually makes the most sense to start visualizing the word profit as an accounting term, as opposed to actual money. I…

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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 o…

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May 7, 2021

How to kickstart your career with no experience

💯💯💯 "If you never learn anything about creative fees, intellectual property licensing or amending contracts for the rest of time,…

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April 30, 2021

How to generate leads through a client list

💯💯💯 "Having that list of clients you'd like to work with gives you a visual frame of reference from where you are currently, to …

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April 23, 2021

How paying yourself first can grow your savings

💯💯💯 "If our entire retirement and economic freedom is left up to our decision making and our self-discipline, only, then we will …

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April 16, 2021

My evolving battle with depression

💯💯💯 "If we're going to talk about the aspects that encompass what it means to be a creative entrepreneur, then part of that is ta…

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April 9, 2021

What you need to know about commercial and editorial photography

💯💯💯 "Commercial and editorial photography is determined by its use, not by its process and not by its publication. It doesn't ma…

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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…

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March 26, 2021

3 Signs You're Pricing Like an Employee

💯💯💯 "If you are frustrated with how low you're pricing yourself, start here, start presenting yourself as an intellectual proper…

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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 a…

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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 aver…

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March 5, 2021

Kyle Zedaker: The Road to the Superbowl

💯💯💯 “I need to shout out my whole team, like our whole team; the Bucs photo team, the creative team, the behind the scenes stuff,…

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Feb. 26, 2021

3 decisions that will leave your business vulnerable

💯💯💯 "What makes great artists great isn't always unteachable genius. It's simply the habitual nature of being proactive."

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Feb. 19, 2021

Tri Nguyen: How to create demand for your work

💯💯💯 “You’ve got to be proactive. Instagram is great, but you can't just post nice photos and expect people to just come flocking …

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Feb. 12, 2021

Brandon Magnus: Facing Imposter Syndrome

💯💯💯 "I feel like right now, more than ever, with this pandemic, people are having a hard time feeling like they know where they b…

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Feb. 5, 2021

Kelly Aoki: Building comfort with your family and senior clients

💯💯💯 “Getting to know the clients is one of the more important things just because they feel like you're invested in them. I think…

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Jan. 29, 2021

What you might be missing in your estimates

💯💯💯 "If this is your first point of communication with a potential client, make it a good impression. Be detailed, be brief, be…

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