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Welcome to The Photo Diaries Podcast. I’m your host Grace Costa, a commercial photographer of over 2 decades, a photo-based artist, & photography mentor. This podcast opens up a secret diary about the world of the photography industry. We’ll bring you inspiring interviews with industry professionals in the world of business & creativity, as well as stories, and tips to help propel you through your photography journey- whether you're just starting out, or a seasoned pro. Thanks for joining me today, now, let’s open the latest diary!

The Photo Diaries Podcast Grace Costa

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Welcome to The Photo Diaries Podcast. I’m your host Grace Costa, a commercial photographer of over 2 decades, a photo-based artist, & photography mentor. This podcast opens up a secret diary about the world of the photography industry. We’ll bring you inspiring interviews with industry professionals in the world of business & creativity, as well as stories, and tips to help propel you through your photography journey- whether you're just starting out, or a seasoned pro. Thanks for joining me today, now, let’s open the latest diary!

    S1 E4 - Optimising your website with Jess Panozzo, Feel Good Creative

    S1 E4 - Optimising your website with Jess Panozzo, Feel Good Creative

    In this episode we chat with Jess Panozzo, website designer and developer extraordinaire, of Feel Good Creative.
    We cover so much! Including:
    What to prioritise on your landing pageHow to manage various service offeringsWhat your bio should cover verses what to put in your ‘About me’ pageDrawing out what sets you apart from your competitionReflecting your authentic self on your siteAutomation workflows to feed into your client management system/client relationship management (CRM) tools like DubsadoImage optimisation for desktop and mobileSEO and accessibilitySpecs for your web developerCan you have too many pagesShould you include a bio video on your siteGoogle Business ProfileSquarespace and Shopify

    Links
    Feel Good Creative website - https://feelgoodcreative.com.auFeel Good Creative Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/feelgoodcreative.au/Feel Good Creative Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/feelgoodcreative.auJess on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-panozzo-496958207Dubsado, Client Management - https://www.dubsado.com/Google Business Profile - https://www.google.com/intl/en_au/business/

    Until next time friends!
    Grace x


    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 47 min
    S1 E5 - My editing process

    S1 E5 - My editing process

    In this episode I give you an inside road to my professional editing process - ensuring you deliver only the best to your clients!
    I'll step you through Adobe Lightroom - the industry standard - and I’ll touch on Adobe Photoshop too.
    We’ll cover:
    Maximising your efficiency using import optionsFolder naming conventions How to cull or pick and rejectBulk deleting rejected content to maximise your hard drive storageBatch editing using features like the healing brush and clone toolHow to easily export your images into Photoshop for some next level editing loveMetadata - what the heck is it?My Top 10 culling challenge to only deliver the VERY bestExporting covering my personal settings in file naming, resolution and colour spaceSharing content with your client

    Until next time friends!
    Grace x


    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 16 min
    S1 E1 - Tips to declutter your digital files

    S1 E1 - Tips to declutter your digital files

    In this episode I’m going to set you up for success for the new year - decluttering your digital files. And ensuring to avoid the dreaded ‘scratch disc full’ message for as long as possible!
    Here’s a summary of what we cover:
    - Your desktop 
    ---> Trash bin
    ---> Refreshing your wallpaper
    - Mobile phone
    - Hard Drive
    ---> Health check
    ---> Network Attached Storage (NAS)
    - Adobe Lightroom
    ---> Identity plates
    - Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud storage


    Links
    Western Digital NAS https://www.westerndigital.com/en-au/products/network-attached-storageWestern Digital My Cloud Home https://www.westerndigital.com/en-au/products/cloud-storage/wd-my-cloud-home#WDBVXC0020HWT-SESNCreating customised identity plates https://helpx.adobe.com/au/lightroom-classic/help/personalizing-identity-plates-module-buttons.html
    Until next time friends!
    Grace x


    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 17 min
    S1 E3 - 7 reasons you should be entering photo competitions

    S1 E3 - 7 reasons you should be entering photo competitions

    In this episode I give you seven undeniably good reasons why you should be entering photo comps.
    Tune in to hear why the below reasons will make you a better photographer:
    1. Great practice
    2. Building your portfolio
    --->We also touch on tapping into photography project based Facebook groups and collaborating with another photographer as an accountability buddy
    3. Finishing your work to a high standard
    --->Printing your images for presentation and learning about papers.
    4. Build your credibility in the industry and as an artist
    --->Sharing details of your awards and wins to your website, LinkedIn, Facebook etc
    5. For your CV
    --->Great if you ever want to exhibit as an artist
    --->Plus the publicity that can come with being a finalist
    6. Build professional practices, without client pressures and on your terms
    7. Compete against yourself - set personal goals
    And technically not one of my 7 reasons, but you can win money, and other amazing prizes!


    Photography Competitions
    HeadOn Photo Awards - https://headon.org.au/Moran Prize - https://moranarts.org.au/moran-prizes/National Photographic Portrait Prize - https://www.portrait.gov.au/nppp-details.phpAustralian Photography Awards - https://www.australianphotographyawards.com.au/Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture - https://gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/prizes-awards/olive-cotton-awardThe Epson Pano Awards - https://thepanoawards.com/She Shoots Film - https://www.sheshootsfilm.photography/Sony world photography awards - https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awardsAustralian Photographic Awards - https://australianphotographicprize.com.au/Life Framer -  https://www.life-framer.com/competitions/Bowness Prize https://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize

    Until next time friends!
    Grace x



    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 18 min
    S1 E2 - How to shoot an event like a pro

    S1 E2 - How to shoot an event like a pro

    In this episode, I take you through all the tips on how to shoot an event like a pro!
    I cover shooting weddings - how to blend into the background and not to be a noisy, distracting racket!
    We talk about conferences and what to get from your client to ensure you deliver what they want, and how to make sure you’re not delivering bland content.
    Then we move onto social events, awards nights and building your confidence to get the shot.
    All the things you want to ask a pro about events but too shy to ask!
    Until next time friends!


    Grace x


    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 18 min
    BONUS - About me - Grace Costa

    BONUS - About me - Grace Costa

    Hi friends!
    Before we get into unloading all of my photography secrets in the Photo Diaries Podcast, I thought you might like to know a bit more about me. 
    As you’ll learn, I have over two decades of experience in the photography industry an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Photography and a lot of knowledge and passion to share. At this point in my career, I want to focus on giving back and hope it leads to inspiring others. A podcast is the perfect platform for me to do all those things.
    I really hope you enjoy The Photo Diaries and please hit me up with any questions you might have. I know it can be challenging to navigate the photography world but I’m totally an open book and want you to feel like you can ask me anything.
    Until next time friends!
    Grace x


    Connect with Grace:
    https://www.gracecosta.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.facebook.com/gracecostaphotographer/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-costa-829b2837/

    • 5 min

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