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Some of the most respected business owners and artists in photography are our guests. We are creating building blocks to help you develop a stronger foundation for your business and marketing skill sets, and sometimes even for your life! Download our newest feature, "PhotoShelter’s Beyond Technique" on the third Wednesday of each month. This new podcast features innovative ideas that will help you build a stronger business. "The Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Airing on the second Friday of the month each episode involves a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist. Our other monthly podcast, The InFocus Interview show never slows down with ideas and guests to help you have your best year yet!

Stay tuned to Photofocus.com for help with all your photography questions, inspiration, how-to’s along with lots more great podcasts. Thank you for listening.

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    • 3.7 • 91 Ratings

Some of the most respected business owners and artists in photography are our guests. We are creating building blocks to help you develop a stronger foundation for your business and marketing skill sets, and sometimes even for your life! Download our newest feature, "PhotoShelter’s Beyond Technique" on the third Wednesday of each month. This new podcast features innovative ideas that will help you build a stronger business. "The Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Airing on the second Friday of the month each episode involves a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist. Our other monthly podcast, The InFocus Interview show never slows down with ideas and guests to help you have your best year yet!

Stay tuned to Photofocus.com for help with all your photography questions, inspiration, how-to’s along with lots more great podcasts. Thank you for listening.

    Mind Your Own Business: Joe McNally shares stories from the field and how he uses the new Nikon Z 9

    Mind Your Own Business: Joe McNally shares stories from the field and how he uses the new Nikon Z 9

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with photographer, author, director and storyteller Joe McNally. Get ready to be inspired!
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    We discuss:
    How Joe got started in the photograph industry Things he during his down time during the pandemic We discuss the new Nikon Z 9, the pro-level mirrorless camera, real-time autofocus tracking and speed  The Nikon Z 9's autofocus enhancements and enhanced video capabilities How he uses it out in the field, including his article discussing it His new book, the Real Deal, he wrote during the pandemic. Any advice for photographers just starting out

    You can find Joe McNally at:
    JoeMcNally.com
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

    Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share this episode with your friends. You can also listen on iTunes; we’d love it if you could post a review!

    • 36 min
    Beyond Technique: Art Wolfe discusses his business, his travels, and his latest book

    Beyond Technique: Art Wolfe discusses his business, his travels, and his latest book

    Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level, brought to you by Platypod, Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Today we chat with renowned photographer Art Wolfe’s as he celebrates his 70th birthday with the publication of his 124th book, Night on Earth!

    Check out Platypod.com, the world's most compact tripod for photographers!

    We discuss:
    How Art got started in the industry The impact the pandemic has had on his photography career Photographers and artists he drew inspiration from The backstory behind his new book, Night on Earth, available on his website and Amazon The discipline it takes to consistently write books The role of relationship building when traveling Advice for photographers just starting out
    Art Wolfe can be found at:
    ArtWolfe.com

    Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

    Have suggestions on future topics you want us to cover? Email us:
    Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line BEYOND TECHNIQUE IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

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    • 38 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Myron Fields discusses the power of printed portraits and leaving a legacy

    Mind Your Own Business: Myron Fields discusses the power of printed portraits and leaving a legacy

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with portrait photographer Myron Fields. Get ready to be inspired! This episode is also a sneak peak into our Mind Your Own Business LIVE Imaging USA program in January 2021!
    We discuss:
    How Myron got started in the photography industry The importance of printed portraits over digital files How printed portraits can leave a powerful legacy Things he did to survive during the pandemic The importance of serving your clients Soft sell educational style of your website (educating the client) Advice for photographers just starting out
    You can find Myron at:
    Mfieldsphotography.com
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

    Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share this episode with your friends. You can also listen on iTunes; we’d love it if you could post a review!

    • 35 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Allison Tyler Jones shares how to fully serve your clients

    Mind Your Own Business: Allison Tyler Jones shares how to fully serve your clients

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with Arizona-based portrait and commercial photographer Allison Tyler Jones. Get ready to be inspired!
    We discuss:
    How Allison got her start as a photographer What she did during the pandemic and survived The importance of developing your brand as a photographer Allison's program "The rework" , and how it's helping portrait photographers uniquely brand and confidently price their best work Why Allison's business focuses on being full service The importance of being uniquely YOU in your photography business Advice for photographers just starting out
    You can find Allison at:
    Atjphoto.com Atjphoto.com/photographers
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

    Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share this episode with your friends. You can also listen on iTunes; we’d love it if you could post a review!

    • 37 min
    Beyond Technique: The Road to Seasonality and Profitability

    Beyond Technique: The Road to Seasonality and Profitability

    Welcome to Beyond Technique, the podcast that empowers photographers to bring their businesses to the next level, brought to you by Platypod, Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Today we chat about how to make the most out of the road to seasonality as we move into the fourth quarter for your photography business. We cover some great ideas about how to move your business forward, so be ready to take notes!

    Check out Platypod.com, the world's most compact tripod for photographers!
    We discuss:
    Why now more than ever, your clients have a renewed sense of family, and how family portraits play a role Why you should stay in touch with your past clients The importance of being involved in your community How photographer Steven Gotz created coloring books for his clients with young children in order to lift their spirits. How a "portrait party" can be a great way to get your name out in the community. The importance of building a community calendar. The importance of your blog. How partnerships can revolutionize your business.
    Be sure to let us know if you have any thoughts or questions in the comments section. We do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

    Have suggestions on future topics you want us to cover? Email us:
    Skip Cohen: skip@mei500.com Chamira Young: chamira@photofocus.com 
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line BEYOND TECHNIQUE IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

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    • 33 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses building relationships

    Mind Your Own Business: Food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses building relationships

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with New York based food photographer Andrew Scrivani about the food photography industry. Get ready to be inspired!

    We discuss:
    How Andrew got his unusual start in food photography The role of relationship building in his career Some of the biggest challenges he's faced in the food photography industry as it changes The role social media plays in building your business today The discipline it takes to right a book, and how he marketed it Why it's crucial to be easy to work with Exciting projects he's working on Any advice for photographers just starting out
    You can find Andrew at:
    AndrewScrivani.com His profile on SpeakEasy.com
    You can be the next guest on our podcast
    Do you have an idea for a topic or want to hear from your favorite photographer or influencer in our industry? Send an email to skip@mei500.com or chamira@photofocus.com, with the subject line MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS IDEA. Then write a brief description of your topic or idea. If you are recommending someone, please include their name, contact information and state if you would like to be a guest host.

    Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to share this episode with your friends. You can also listen on iTunes; we’d love it if you could post a review!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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91 Ratings

91 Ratings

EricBirder ,

Generally very good

I listen specifically to the Mirrorless Show and only to the others occassionally. I find the discussion a good way to keep abreast of mirrorless news, and I'm interested in the opinions of the hosts about the cameras they've tried. I am a bird photographer like Scott Bourne, so I am especially interested in his comments on that topic. There is virtually no fluff, and the ads are very quick. It's a good value for the time I spend listening. Mr. Bourne holds his opinions strongly and isn't afraid to speak his mind. I know this can bother others, but I'm interested in a frank opinion. Of course, I don't have to agree with it, and he's not asking me to. I don't think he presents his opinions in an arrogant or condecending mannor. Mr. Marco (sorry, can't recall his last night right now) is a little more easy going, but he too has valuable insights I appreciate.

Bslippy ,

Straight to an ad

Not a minute in and they’re talking sponsor content snuck in as commentary. And the host needs a pop filter or better mic technique.

swimsterx ,

I haven’t listened to it yet.

I will tonight.

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