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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 • 89 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: New Year, New Plans!

    Mind Your Own Business: New Year, New Plans!

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. "Growth only happens outside your comfort zone" We discuss: The theme for 2021 is diversity in your specialty Diversity in your skillset Video and storytelling Clean up your website - bio and galleries Direct mail personal letter to all your clients Community involvement Keeping your website images fresh Online education Make yourself different from your competitors Polishing your online presence and looking good on camera for online meeting Your blog - More people are online than at any time in history - your blog has the potential to help you grow Be helpful Alliances/partnerships with other artists Use the phone - talk to people Special offers and promotions Considering new gear you need to grow Get outside! https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/mind-your-own-business-tom-curley-discusses-sowing-the-seeds-for-an-amazing-2021
    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
    Beyond Technique: Monica Royal Discusses Macro and Fine Art Photography

    Beyond Technique: Monica Royal Discusses Macro and Fine Art Photography

    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 Monica Royal about her business and how she's planning for 2021!
    Check out Platypod's Black Friday Specials! We discuss: How Monica got started in the photography industry Why it's so important to face fear and put yourself out there How she views the concepts of "trends" in the industry How she is utilizing down time with the current economy Key skills for improving macro and close up photography How Monica uses her Platypod for her business Events coming up in 2021 Advice for photographers just starting out Check out Monica's work featured on SkipCohenUniversity.com here Monica can be found at: MonicaRoyal.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: Tom Curley discusses sowing the seeds for an amazing 2021

    Mind Your Own Business: Tom Curley discusses sowing the seeds for an amazing 2021

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with photographer Tom Curley about the importance (and excitement!) of making plans for the future, as well as how he is currently sowing the seeds for his future success. Get ready to be inspired!
    We discuss: How Tom got his start in the photography industry Challenges photographers are facing today How he has had to pivot in the photography industry over the years The importance of diversity in your skillset His new direction with travel photography The importance of understanding cultures as you travel How he is sowing seeds and planning for the future Advice for photographers just starting out His upcoming Silk Road Tours in 2021 You can find Tom at: Tom-Curley.com Instagram: @tcurley1 Learn more about his Silkroadtours2020 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!

    • 38 min
    Beyond Technique: JB Sallee shares how he is staying productive and planning for the future

    Beyond Technique: JB Sallee shares how he is staying productive and planning for the future

    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 JB Sallee about how he's staying productive during 2020 and planning for the future!
    Check out Platypod's Black Friday Specials! We discuss: How JB got started in the photography industry How he is sustaining his business given the challenges of 2020 How he is maintaining relationships with his clients How he is staying productive and planning for the future Skills many photographers struggle with The importance of education How he has used Platypod in his photography work Advice for photographers and the importance of having a business mentor His upcoming campfire workshop at CampfireWorkshops.com JB can be found at: SalleePhotography.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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    • 31 min
    Mind Your Own Business: Jerry and Melissa Ghionis Discuss How They Grow Their Business

    Mind Your Own Business: Jerry and Melissa Ghionis Discuss How They Grow Their Business

    Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with Jerry and Melissa Ghionis, the dynamic duo behind Jerry Ghionis Photography. You don't want to miss this!
    We discuss: How they got started individual, and as a team How they are dealing with challenges of 2020 The advantages of working as a duo and each finding their own "sweet spot", role-wise Growing together as a couple Current projects they're working on that has them excited Why it's so important to fall in love with the process of growing your business Advice for photographers just starting out Jerry and Melissa can be found at JerryGhionisPhotography.com Check out their free webinar at JerryGhionis.com/webinar  
    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.
    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!

    • 47 min
    Beyond Technique: Levi Sim Discusses Relationship Building and Being Helpful

    Beyond Technique: Levi Sim Discusses Relationship Building and Being Helpful

    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 Levi Sim about how relationship building and being helpful has moved his photography forward.
    Check out Platypod's new Ultra Commercial Twin Pack! We discuss: How Levi got started in his photography career The importance of being helpful and having a thick skin as you build your photography business The other elements of running a business besides taking photos What's a typical day for Levi looks like How Levi is using Platypod's Ultra Twin Pack The most important lessons Levi has learned over his career The role of relationship building Advice for photographers just getting started Levi can be found at:  LeviSim.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.
    Share This Podcast! Please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via iTunes.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

89 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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