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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: 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
    Beyond Technique: Ali Furtwangler shares the impact of giving back to grieving families

    Beyond Technique: Ali Furtwangler shares the impact of giving back to grieving families

    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 Ali Furtwangler from NowILayMeDowntoSleep.org (NILMDTS) about the massive impact photographers are having with grieving families via their organization.

    Check out Platypod.com, the world's most compact tripod for photographers!
    We discuss:
    Ali's journey that brought her to photography The importance of giving back to grieving families The massive impact of becoming a NILMDTS photographer The benefits of joining NILMDTS, as opposed to trying to do it on your own The myths of dealing with grieving families Recruiter volunteer month coming up in September How to get involved with NowILayMeDowntoSleep.org
     
    Apply for FREE at:
    NowILayMeDowntoSleep.org/apply-Skip (Use the promo code SKIP)
     

    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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    • 39 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Andrew Michaels shares how he’s building his business

    Mind Your Own Business: Andrew Michaels shares how he’s building his business

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with Chicago-based portrait photographer Andrew Michaels about building his business during these challenging times. Get ready to be inspired!
    We discuss:
    How Andrew got started in his photography career Putting his dream on hold due to the pandemic The importance of special projects and giving back to the community His guest post about his special project "Familiar Faces" on SkipCohenUniversity.com Networking and the benefits of the ClickCon conference How he's built his photography business over time Advice for photographers just starting out
    You can find Andrew at:
    StateStreetPhotoStudio.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!

    • 41 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Kevin Gilligan discusses gaining momentum for your photo business

    Mind Your Own Business: Kevin Gilligan discusses gaining momentum for your photo business

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with landscape and portrait photographer Kevin Gilligan about gaining momentum for your photography business. Get ready to be inspired!

    We discuss:
    How Kevin got started in his photography career How he balances careers with his day job How to be purposeful and efficient as you build your business Why you shouldn't be afraid to fail The role and importance of education The importance of being diverse in your skillset The nuts and bolts of doing your own art exhibition The role of relationship building Any advice for photographers just starting out

    You can find Kevin at:
    Photosbykag.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!

    • 37 min
    Beyond Technique: Aaron Van discusses food photography and telling "craveable" stories

    Beyond Technique: Aaron Van discusses food photography and telling "craveable" stories

    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 commercial advertising photographer Aaron Van! He is a food, beverage, liquid and product specialist, and shares wonderful tips for those who want to break into the industry and hone their skills.
    Check out Platypod.com, the world's most compact tripod for photographers!
    We discuss:
    Aaron's journey into food photography The role of relationship building in his business What makes an image "crave-able" The difference between a food photographer vs someone who takes pictures of food His Kelby One class and how it can benefit food photographers How Platypod plays a role in his photography Advice for photographers just starting out

    You can find Aaron at:
    AaronVan.com Instagram.com/aaronvanphoto

    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!
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    • 41 min
    Mind Your Own Business: PPA CEO David Trust discusses staying proactive and positive for your business

    Mind Your Own Business: PPA CEO David Trust discusses staying proactive and positive for your business

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with PPA CEO David Trust about staying proactive and positive with your photography business. Get ready to be inspired!

    How David entered the photography industry Leadership opportunities out there right now The importance of relationship building The biggest challenges artists are facing right now The importance of having the right mindset for your business despite the recent challenges Proactive actions photographers can take for their business What's coming up for ImagingUSA Advice for photographers just starting out right now
    You can find David at:
    PPA.com - Professional Photographers of America PPA on Facebook
    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!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
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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