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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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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: Kristen Jensen Discusses the Process of Branding

    Mind Your Own Business: Kristen Jensen Discusses the Process of Branding

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with photographer Kristen Jensen as she discusses the process and impact of growing your business brand! Get ready to be inspired!
    We discuss: How Kristen got her start in the industry The importance of and how to define branding Maintaining your brand through the pandemic Challenges faced over the last year The benefits of a well-done personal marketing video for your about page The importance of networking and relationship building How to stand out in your community The role of charitable work in her business The importance of professionalism today Advice for photographers to revive their business during this pandemic You can find Kristen at: KristenJensen.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
    See differently: InFocus Interview Show with Joel Grimes

    See differently: InFocus Interview Show with Joel Grimes

    This week we sit down with photographer Joel Grimes. We learn about getting your career started, dealing with rejection, and the need to reinvent yourself. He also shares his unique approach to lighting and composition.

    • 50 min
    Beyond Technique: Frederick Van Johnson shares how to "fireproof" your business

    Beyond Technique: Frederick Van Johnson shares how to "fireproof" your business

    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 photographer and host Frederick van Johnson!
    Check out Platypod.com the world's most compact tripod for photographers! We discuss: How Frederick got his unique start in photography The concept of "fireproofing" your photography business The role of mental and physical health in your life and business during the pandemic The role of building and maintaining relationships Diversifying your skillset His struggles in last year with pandemic Advice for photographers during this time in history You can find Frederick at: ThisWeekInPhoto.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: Clay Blackmore discusses sowing seeds and building relationships

    Mind Your Own Business: Clay Blackmore discusses sowing seeds and building relationships

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with photographer Clay Blackmore as he discusses sowing seeds and building relationships. Get ready to be inspired!
    We discuss: How Clay got his start in the industry How to build relationships with other businesses Adding motion to still images to better serve your clients The role of storytelling in photography How Clay is keeping in touch with clients and building relationships during these unique times Advice for photographers just starting out You can find Clay at: ClayBlackmore.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!

    • 40 min
    Unlock Your Creativity: InFocus Interview Show with Nicole S. Young

    Unlock Your Creativity: InFocus Interview Show with Nicole S. Young

    In this week's episode, Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington sits down with educator and photographer Nicole S. Young.  They tackle advice on composition, talk about essential gear, and strategies for traveling with non-photographers.

    • 34 min
    Beyond Technique: Bryan Caporicci discusses the importance of new revenue streams, transparency, and more!

    Beyond Technique: Bryan Caporicci discusses the importance of new revenue streams, transparency, and more!

    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 photographer and owner of SproutStudio, Bryan Caporicci about how to keep your business alive during the pandemic, and beyond!
    Check out Platypod.com We discuss: Bryan's unusual start to the photography industry Why we should be diversifying our revenue streams right now The importance of keeping in touch with your clients during the pandemic building your skillset during this downtime The role of relationship building in every photography business The importance of being transparent and empathetic Advice for photographers just starting out You can find Bryan at: GetSproutStudio.com @bcaporicci on Clubhouse @getsproutstudio on Instagram 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.
    Share This Podcast! Please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 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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