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Whether you want to become the worlds best swimsuit photographer or just want to take better pictures of the kids at halloween we help you improve your photography by becoming better with your camera.

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Whether you want to become the worlds best swimsuit photographer or just want to take better pictures of the kids at halloween we help you improve your photography by becoming better with your camera.

    BPP 183: Hope Taylor - Perfecting The Senior Photography Experience

    BPP 183: Hope Taylor - Perfecting The Senior Photography Experience

    Hope Taylor is a Charleston SC senior portrait photographer who has build quite a following with her signature look and client experience. Today I’m looking forward to talking about client experience, posing and attracting clients!
     
    In This Episode You'll Learn: What is Senior Photography
    How hope got into photographing seniors
    What Hope struggled with most behind the camera
    Posing tips to help self-conscious teens feel comfortable and confident
    How to manage your fall schedule when everyone wants photos
    How Hope delivers her photos to her clients
    How Hope makes her photos social ready to post
    What gear Hope brings to a session
    Premium Members Also Learn: How to market to seniors
    Handling the Senior and Parent Relationship
    How to speak to a senior as an ideal client
    And the Legalities of photographing and posing photos of minors online
    What to do if a client doesn’t tag you in their photos they upload.
    Resources: Charleston SC Senior Photographer Hope Taylor’s website
    Hope Taylor’s Instagram
    Hope Taylor’s Facebook
    Download Hope’s Senior Portrait Questionaire

    • 44 min
    BPP 182: Martin Moore - Following Your Passion and Landing Your Dream Job

    BPP 182: Martin Moore - Following Your Passion and Landing Your Dream Job

    Martin Moore is a commercial product photographer for KOSS Headphones from Milwaukee Wisconsin who after 20 years as a mechanic left his job to become a full-time staff photographer. Today we’re going to chat about leaving your job and following your passion.
    In This Episode You'll Learn: The unconventional start Martin got in photography
    What it was about photography that got Martin so excited while working as a mechanic
    Where Martin learned photography
    How Martin booked and shot his first wedding
    What about the technical side of photography is most challenging
    How a commercial product photographer gets ready for a shoot
    What its like working and shooting for a large company
    How much gear Martin uses and his most used piece of equipment during a shoot
    What Matin heard being taught as gospel to beginners but in practice is’’t as important
    Premium Members Also Learn: What you need to be valuable in today’s workforce as a photographer
    The pros and cons of being a staff photographer vs a freelance photographer
    How to get the attention of a company you want to work for
    Why building a personal brand is so important even when working as an employee
    Resources: Martin Moore Photography
    Martin Moore on Instagram
    Martin Moore on Youtube
    Martin Moore on Twitter

    • 53 min
    BPP 181: 3 Biggest Photography Lessons to Learn and Grow in 2020

    BPP 181: 3 Biggest Photography Lessons to Learn and Grow in 2020

    To be a photographer is to grow. Photography is as much a technical skill as it is a creative escape yet we fall hard in the trap of how much gear matters and how important certain aspects of photography are that we get lost and have a hard time finding out own path which leads to losing the creativity. Today I break down the 3 biggest lessons you need to learn in 2020 to grow as a photographer.
    Lesson 1: The Gear Does Not Matter When building the fundamentals it does not matter if you use a $25 camera or a $2500 camera. Your results will look the same. I would argue that the more you limit yourself when getting started the stronger the photographer you will be later on. You can see examples of my iPhone 3G camera photos below. Use what you have to Make more.
    Lesson 2: There Is No Competition Competition seems everywhere. Coke v. Pepsi - AT&T v. Verizon - Ferrari v. Lamborghini. Sure each of these companies offer the same thing but they are all unique in the way they do it. There are a million other photographers out there, but some stand out, why? Because they are different, they don’t keep up with everyone else, they follow their passions and explore their creativity to create unique pieces. Don’t worry about others, do what feels right to you.
    Lesson 3: You Don’t Have To Be An Expert to Start



    An expert is someone with the knowledge and know how to create something in just about any situation. That knowledge and know how comes from experience. You don’t gain experience unless you actually do something, practice. You have more access to gear with whats in your pocket than ANYONE just 20 years ago. Make what you have work to gain the experience and grow into the photographer you want to be.
     

    • 28 min
    BPP 180: Top 10 Interviews of 2019 and Your Biggest Take Aways!

    BPP 180: Top 10 Interviews of 2019 and Your Biggest Take Aways!

    2019 has been a fantastic year for the podcast. I learned a lot about photography through the interviews I had with photographers, and so did you!
    I took the top 10 most downloaded podcast interviews of 2019 and reached out to you the listeners for your biggest takeaways and shared them here in this 2019 wrap up episode.
    The top 10 most downloaded interviews of 2019, in numerical order, are Valerie Jardin Nick Church Andy Mumford Mark Hemmings Sara Blanco Marc Silber Chris Owens Dan Milnor Dave Maze Hannah Chia

    • 1 hr 26 min
    BPP 179: How To Use Your New Camera That You Got For The Holidays!

    BPP 179: How To Use Your New Camera That You Got For The Holidays!

    Congratulations on your new camera! You are about to embark on a long and fulfilling journey into the world of photography. You are full of hopes and momentum to start taking great photos and I am here to help you get there.
    But with all the buttons and dials on your camera, you may be feeling overwhelmed. So today I’m going to help you get started with your new camera!
    It all comes down to just 3 settings that will control every image you take.
    ISO
    Aperture
    and Shutter Speed.
    Today I break down what each one does and how you can use them to get the photos you dream of taking!
     
    Resources: 5 Essential Pieces of Photography Gear for Beginner Photographers

    • 24 min
    BPP 178: How to Set Photography Goals that Stick!

    BPP 178: How to Set Photography Goals that Stick!

    Setting goals can be a difficult task. Well, setting goals isn’t difficult but setting goals that stick is a difficult task. We know this because 83% of new years resolutions are broken by February. Therefore the problem to solve is how to set BETTER goals. Today I share my 9 steps process for setting photography goals that stick.
    Step 1: Realize you need to make a change You can only make change when you WANT to change.
    Step 2: Figure out WHERE you need to make a change Ask yourself “What feels broken” “What do I need help with” because where you feel the most pain you can make the most growth.
    Step 3: Set More Epic Goals Don’t set goals too crazy or too simple. “Book 60 weddings” when you have never shot a wedding is crazy. “Learn Photography” it too simple. Create a goal thats in between.
    Step 4: Write down your goals and make it seen When you physically write out your goals on paper you’re 43% more likely to achieve them. When you post them somewhere you see them every day you increase that chance exponentially. My goals are posted above my computer.
    Step 5: Make Baby steps Make baby steps that it will take to achieve your goals to keep the momentum going.
    Step 6: Make a challenge out of it When you turn your goals into a game you’re more likely to keep up with the baby steps. Write them down on a calendar and mark them off every day.
    Step 7: Check in with your goals Set a date on your calendar quarterly to check in with your goals, re assess, and plan for the next quarter for new goals.
    Step 8: Hang out with people who are also moving forward “You are the sum of the 5 people closest to you” When you spend more time with photographers doing great things, you will elevate your skills and desire to do great things. Nowhere is that more important than when you go from hobby photographer to making money with your camera. Surrounding yourself a group of others dedicated to growing their business and making money is the key to quick growth.
    Become a premium member and get access to the premium members facebook group to surround yourself with like-minded hungry photographers!  
    Step 9: Simulate what your life would look like after you hit your goals Achieving your goals both planning and motivation. Picturing your life after you achieve your goals will give you the motivation you need to keep going!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

Drumjunky78 ,

Great info, great pace

I’m only a few episodes in and am already enjoying a new perspective on my photography and gear. This podcast doesn’t rush through the specs and info but rather slows it down a little so us beginners can understand more clearly.

fraser n ,

Excellent and accessible

As a completely new photographer this podcast guided my early footsteps through the exposure triangle and I’m now enjoying the interviews and guidance on tech and technique. Also ended up on the fb group after acquiring my first serious camera and are looking forward to learning more. Raymond (and Callum in the early eps) do an excellent job keeping you engaged and entertained while helping to learn with their interest and enthusiasm in everything photo shining through every discussion.

GeoffMerc ,

Back to the basics to tackle the technical...

This podcast is a must for a newbie, excellent for a beginner and great refresher for very one else.

As a seasoned photographer I find this podcast a brilliant tool for not only expanding my thought process for mindful photography but also inspirational from the guests that frequent this podcast.

It’s so useful to see the mindset of other professional photographers.

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