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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 skillsets, and sometimes even for your life!

Join us each Thursday for a podcast that explores photography at its core!

The "Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Join Skip Cohen and Chamira Young as they talk with a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist.

The "Photofocus Roundtable" podcast, hosted by Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto as they dive into a specific topic for photographers.

Finally, the Photofocus "Q&A Show" seeks to answer your burning photography questions. Be sure to ask your questions at https://photofocus.com/questions/

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 • 90 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 skillsets, and sometimes even for your life!

Join us each Thursday for a podcast that explores photography at its core!

The "Mind Your Own Business" podcast is a collaborative effort between Photofocus and Skip Cohen University. Join Skip Cohen and Chamira Young as they talk with a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger more well-rounded business owner and artist.

The "Photofocus Roundtable" podcast, hosted by Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto as they dive into a specific topic for photographers.

Finally, the Photofocus "Q&A Show" seeks to answer your burning photography questions. Be sure to ask your questions at https://photofocus.com/questions/

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.

    Top business lessons learned with Jim Graham

    Top business lessons learned with Jim Graham

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives!

    This month we chat with photographer photographer Jim Graham. In our discussion, Jim discusses the top lessons he's learned over the years, as well as the importance relationship-building has been in his career. He also shares thoughts on what his next photo venture will be, as well as helpful advice for photographers just starting out. Get ready to be inspired!


    Jim was named Southern Photographer of the Year and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His work has been recognized in Communication Arts Photo Annual and was named in Photo District News’ Article, “50 States Fifty Photographers.” He was second in The Gannett Chain in Color Photography and won Society of Professional Journalist's Best News Photograph of the Year. His work was often lauded by the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and was recognized regionally and nationally by the NPPA.

    You can check out Jim's portfolio on his website.

    About your hosts
    Skip Cohen is president and founder of SkipCohenUniversity.com, founder of Marketing Essentials International and past president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. He's been an active participant in the professional side of photography since joining Hasselblad USA in 1987 as president.  He has co-authored six books on photography and actively supports dozens of projects each year involving photographic education.

    Chamira Young loves helping fellow photographers improve their businesses via the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast. You can also find her photography portfolio at ChamiraStudios.com and her art at ArtbyChamira.com. She will readily admit it: She’s an art nerd and photographer with an obsession for creativity and productivity!

    • 37 min
    Photofocus Q&A Show :: July 28, 2022

    Photofocus Q&A Show :: July 28, 2022

    In this episode of the Q&A Show, Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto answer questions about:
    Determining shutter speed for various situations What camera mode is best between Aperture/Shutter Priority? Editing tools; Presets, Profiles, and LUTs Thanks to our sponsors for this episode:
    Tamron. Check out the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first all-in-one zoom starting at an aperture of f/2.8, this revolutionary lens offers performance plus versatility.
    Photomatix, the leader in HDR photography, with version 7 coming soon!
    Shownotes:
    - Rob’s blurred pedestrian architecture example
    - Photofocus article about LUTs
    - Bracketing Exposure Value Calculator
    - Rob's new Youtube Channel

    • 49 min
    Grow Your Photo Business with Lori Nordstrom

    Grow Your Photo Business with Lori Nordstrom

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives!
    This month we chat with photographer Lori Nordstrom. In our discussion, Lori shares how she grew her business stronger than ever during the pandemic, and how she continues to grow it. She discusses great ways to stay in touch with your clients, why it's vital to understand your clients, and why we should all be serving our clients. Get ready to be inspired!

    Lori is a Certified Professional Photographer, an accredited Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, and is a member of Professional Photographers of America. She  began in photography like many do… photographing her kids! She loved shooting in black and white as often as she could, and soon began experimenting with different papers and mediums for hand-painting the black and white images. She fell in love with this style, and it's still something she's known for today, over 20 years later.

    You can check out portfolio her website here.

    About your hosts
    Skip Cohen is president and founder of SkipCohenUniversity.com, founder of Marketing Essentials International and past president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. He's been an active participant in the professional side of photography since joining Hasselblad USA in 1987 as president.  He has co-authored six books on photography and actively supports dozens of projects each year involving photographic education.

    Chamira Young loves helping fellow photographers improve their businesses via the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast. You can also find her photography portfolio at ChamiraStudios.com and her art at ArtbyChamira.com. She will readily admit it: She’s an art nerd and photographer with an obsession for creativity and productivity!

    • 42 min
    Roundtable: "Noon and night" with Bob Coates

    Roundtable: "Noon and night" with Bob Coates

    This month our panel talks about two shooting situations, one at high-noon, the other late at night.  Between those topics, we have some complaints and uneasy feelings about weird vs. weird in copyright battles.
    Thank you Photomatix for sponsoring; click the link to download and try for free.
    Link to Bob's Featured Article
    Other Links from the Show:
    https://www.photopills.com/articles/milky-way-photography-guide
    http://darkskyfinder.com
    https://www.rangefinderonline.com/news-features/industry-news/emily-ratajkowski-faces-lawsuit-after-sharing-photo-of-herself-again/
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/24/22399790/emily-ratajkowski-nft-christies-copyright-nightmare-richard-prince
    Feedback: photofocus.com/questions
    You can find your hosts here:
    Ron Pepper: ronpepper.com | Instagram
    Rob Moroto: robmoroto.com | patreon.com/robmoroto
    Pye Jirsa: slrlounge.com | Instagram
    Bob Coates: bcphotography.com | successful-photographer.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Photofocus Q&A Show :: June 30, 2022

    Photofocus Q&A Show :: June 30, 2022

    In this episode of the Q&A Show, Ron Pepper and Rob Moroto answer questions about:
    An international question about using an older camera for printing landscapes What do we recommend for print companies Using the editing software from the camera's manufacturer Exposure in tricky situations Raw, Raw, Raw! Plus, hear some bonus questions from a youngling!
    Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Tamron. Check out Tamron’s new 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Featuring improved close-up performance, faster autofocus speed and an exciting new lens design, this lens gives better image quality while retaining a compact, lightweight design. Plus, it has user-customizable functions thanks to Tamron Lens Utility.
    And thank you to Photomatix, the leader in HDR photography, with version 7 coming soon!

    • 1 hr
    Roundtable: "Total Access" with Angela Andrieux

    Roundtable: "Total Access" with Angela Andrieux

    This month our panel talks about their experiences and ideas around photography conferences, both in-person and virtual.  Then there is a discussion about editing, should we ever outsource editing/post-processing work?  In our featured discussion we get to ask questions about using Mylio to access all of our photos from any device.
    Thank you Photomatix for sponsoring; click the link to download and try for free.
    Link to Angela's Article
    Hazel's Virtual Creative Photography Conference
    Feedback: photofocus.com/questions
    You can find your hosts here:
    Ron Pepper: ronpepper.com | Instagram
    Rob Moroto: robmoroto.com | patreon.com/robmoroto
    Hazel Meredith: www.meredithimages.com | 
    Angela Andrieux: www.angelaandrieux.com | Instagram

    • 1 hr 8 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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