40 episodes

At The Noobie Photographer Podcast, we are simplifying photography and photography business for new photographers in their first three years of business! Join us for this short-form podcast - all episodes are 20 minutes or less - designed to make it easy for you to learn how to capture a beautiful image, start your photography business, and guide that business to success! Hosted by Nathan Holritz, wedding and portrait photographer of over 10 years.

The Noobie Photographer Podcast Nathan Holritz

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At The Noobie Photographer Podcast, we are simplifying photography and photography business for new photographers in their first three years of business! Join us for this short-form podcast - all episodes are 20 minutes or less - designed to make it easy for you to learn how to capture a beautiful image, start your photography business, and guide that business to success! Hosted by Nathan Holritz, wedding and portrait photographer of over 10 years.

    #40: An Introduction to Elopement Photography - McKenzie Bigliazzi

    #40: An Introduction to Elopement Photography - McKenzie Bigliazzi

    Elopement photography has exploded in the last few years, and photographer McKenzie Bigliazzi has been at the center of that movement! Listen in to this episode to hear McKenzie's advice on how to get a strong start as an elopement photographer this season!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on the Apple Podcast app, follow on Spotify,  join the  YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!



    Show Notes:

    McKenzie's Introduction (2:52)

    What led to McKenzie's desire to help the "non-traditional" wedding couples? (4:25)

    How does McKenzie draw her ideal couple in? (5:13)

    How does elopement photography compare to traditional photography? (6:10)

    What principles drive a successful elopement photography business? (7:57)
    1. Stay client-focused
    2. Be honest about what you're capable of providing
    3. Stay organized
    4. Stay open-minded
    5. Practice your craft



    Links:

    https://instagram.com/mckenzie_bigliazzi
    https://mckenziebigliazzi.com
    https://dubsado.com
    https://www.tiktok.com/@coloradoelopementphoto

    • 20 min
    #39: How to Build a Stronger Brand on Your Personality - Lisa Aihara

    #39: How to Build a Stronger Brand on Your Personality - Lisa Aihara

    It’s absolutely vital to have a clear and distinct brand position to build your photography business as quickly as possible, but how do you make sure to maintain as much of your personality in the brand as possible? Listen in to this conversation with brand specialist, Lisa Aihara, to learn how!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on the Apple Podcast app, follow on Spotify,  join the  YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!


    Show Notes:

    What does it mean to infuse personality into your branding? (2:52)

    What is the balance between bringing your personality into your brand and ensuring that your value proposition doesn't get lost? (4:39)

    What is the practical way for photographers to share the more personal side of themselves in their brand? (9:18)

    3 ideas for ways that photographers can infuse their personality into their brand (10:24)
    1. Have a great brand photo of yourself
    2. Choose colors that represent your brand
    3. Include fun details about yourself

    How should photographers pick which personal details to include in their branding? (14:30)



    Links:
    https://bokehpodcast.com
    https://instagram.com/ellettestudio
    https://ellettestudio.com
    Freebie from Lisa: ellettestudio.com/podcast

    • 21 min
    #38: Brand Position Consultation - Joshua Navarro

    #38: Brand Position Consultation - Joshua Navarro

    In order to most effectively stand out amongst your competition, you need to be clear about your company's unique brand position in the marketplace. Join me for a conversation with photographer Joshua Navarro to learn how to establish your unique brand position!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on the Apple Podcast app, follow on Spotify,  join the  YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!



    Show Notes:

    (0:00) Welcome

    (3:30) What are the main reasons that Joshua wanted to get into photography? 

    (6:16) What is Joshua's marketplace?

    (8:55) What type of photographic services does Joshua offer?

    (11:06) What percentage of Joshua's work is studio work vs live events? 

    (14:58) What is unique about Joshua's photographic style that sets him apart from other photographers in the same genre?

    (18:48) What is Joshua's goal with his photography business? 

    (21:05) Benefits of a clear, distinct brand position 

    (26:56) 6 steps to establishing a clear and distinct brand position 

    (44:30) Analysis of Joshua's marketplace and competition 



    Links:

    https://instagram.com/jnentertainment_15

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #37: I Wish I Knew: The Value of My Business is not Determined by Critics - Britney Smith

    #37: I Wish I Knew: The Value of My Business is not Determined by Critics - Britney Smith

    It's easy - especially as new photography business owners - to let ourselves get sucked into critiques coming from the outside. Photographer Britney Smith is on the Noobie Podcast to talk about how to step beyond those negative voices and create the business we want!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on the Apple Podcast app, follow on Spotify,  join the  YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!

    Show Notes:

    Welcome (0:00)

    Britney's Introduction (2:50)

    What big idea did Britney wish she'd known when she started her photography business? (4:00)

    Did Britney face a lot of criticism when she first started her business? (4:50)

    3 big ideas that Britney implemented in order to set up her business in her way vs what critics were saying: (6:58)
    1. Stay focused on the intentions of your business
    2. Match the price with the value you're giving to clients
    3. Create brand awareness/brand clarity

    What is the balance between awareness of the marketplace (what others are doing) and keeping focused on the intentions you have for your business? (9:56)

    How does adding value for our clients relate to ignoring outside critiques? (13:36)

    How does creating brand awareness help with blocking out critics? (17:10)


    Links:
    https://noobieconference.com
    https://glamlabstudio.com
    https://instagram.com/theglamlabphotography

    • 19 min
    #36: I Wish I Knew: Mini Sessions Can Grow My Family Portrait Business - Danielle Blewitt

    #36: I Wish I Knew: Mini Sessions Can Grow My Family Portrait Business - Danielle Blewitt

    Are you looking for ways to grow your photography business without having to work many additional hours each month? Danielle Blewitt is here to share how offering mini sessions can not only add to your client list, but significantly grow your business overall - without having to sacrifice your coveted time!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on the Apple Podcast app, follow on Spotify, join the YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!


    Show Notes:

    What is the big idea that Danielle wishes she'd known when she started her family photography business? (1:57)

    Danielle's Introduction (4:28)

    What was the turning point in Danielle's business where she recognized the need for mini sessions? (5:34)

    How can photographers implement mini sessions in their businesses? (12:42)
    1. Market, market, market!!
    2. Don't "skimp" on the client experience
    3. Have a detailed plan/schedule for the actual day
    4. Learn to outsource and create systems to manage the workload


    Links:
    https://danielleblewittphotography.com
    https://instagram.com/danielleblewittphotography
    https://photographersedit.com
    https://instagram.com/photogsedit
    https://danielleblewittphotography.com/mini-session-guide/

    • 36 min
    #35: I Wish I Knew: How to Stand Out - Nathan Holritz

    #35: I Wish I Knew: How to Stand Out - Nathan Holritz

    Starting a new photography business is hard enough, but things get even more complicated when we realize we're competing against so many photographers for potential clients' attention. Nathan Holritz is on the show today to ease your fears and share one of the most effective tools that will allow you to stand out in your marketplace so that you can book clients more easily!

    The Noobie Podcast is brought to you by Cheezoo: Photography is for everyone!  You can subscribe to the Noobie podcast on theApple Podcast app, follow onSpotify, join the YouTube subscriber list, or listen on your favorite podcast app!


    Show Notes:

    What is Brand Position? (8:19)

    5 Steps to Standing Out in Your Marketplace
    1. Establish a Big Picture View (10:06)
    2. Study Your Market (15:33)
    3. Choose Your Position (19:32)
    4. Refine Your Messaging (24:50)
    5. Share Your Position Prominently (29:10)
    6. Match the Experience with the Message (31:42)


    Links:
    https://noobieconference.com
    https://bokehpodcast.com

    • 36 min

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