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The PhotoTellers Photography podcast connects you to WHO and WHAT you need to know to prosper as a Photographer. Host Bill Ramsey.
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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

The PhotoTellers Photography podcast connects you to WHO and WHAT you need to know to prosper as a Photographer. Host Bill Ramsey.
PHOTOGRAPHY | PHOTOS | PHOTOGRAPHERS | PHOTOTELLERS

    Photographer: Here's What You Don't Know About Video & Email Strategy

    Photographer: Here's What You Don't Know About Video & Email Strategy

    Photographer: Have you ever wished that you could connect to clients faster, more personally, and with more depth? Do you find yourself frequently answering the same questions? Do you find yourself frequently answering the same questions? Are you often writing the same email again and again? Nate Grahek of Sticky has four words for you: Video and Email Sequencing. Today's episode of The PhotoTellers answers what you may not know about video and email strategy. What else do Nate and I discuss?
    Whiskey, including a wager over a bottle of Angel's Envy How to respond to pricing requests. Bill & Nate argue about posting prices online. Using email sequencing--why it's more effective than the email newsletter. Use the power of intrigue to get your emails opened. Using automation to make an amazing first impression (even if you're asleep). How to use video messaging--and how you can transform your emails! Do you need pro equipment to create videos? What is Sticky, and how does it help your clients spread the word about you? Nate mentions 2 video services to help you (and me) record quick, simple videos. Click the links below:
    useloom.com
    Soapbox by Wistia
    As the conversation concludes, you'll learn more about Nate's company Sticky. If you'd like an app that helps clients show off your work, or you need help with emails that are written SPECIFICALLY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, stay tuned through the end.
    Nate promised a link for a free trial for listeners of the show. Wanna look under the hood?
    CLICK HERE.
    And finally--do you have questions for Nate? Send him and email: nate@stickyalbums.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How is Conner Fuller Adding $80,000 to his Photography Business?

    How is Conner Fuller Adding $80,000 to his Photography Business?

     
    Photographer Connor Fuller's portrait business is growing. 2018 was his best year ever, and 2019 is looking to be substantially better. As many Photographers (especially Photographers of HS Seniors) are lamenting the lack of business, why is Conner enjoying his best years ever? How is he doing it? If you're interested, today's episode of The PhotoTellers podcast is for you.
    As Connor and I meander through this conversation, you'll hear about:
    How he recovered from losing half of his sales, and how he regained the trust of angry clients Last year's sale after tax: $204,000. This year's goal before tax: $300,000. How will he get there? His church's motto: "Create an irresistible environment." How is he doing that in his studio? The #1 tool he's using to grow his business. How to effectively use Facebook ads How he uses giveaways to grow his business His most effective video ever Do you need top-of-the-line gear for video? Our discussion about the impact of square videos. CLICK HERE to learn more. Connor's final word to Photographers: It's more than making money--let's elevate the communities we're in Find Connor's WEBSITE HERE, or see him on FACEBOOK HERE.

    • 47 min
    How To Critique Photography with Luke Edmonson

    How To Critique Photography with Luke Edmonson

    Is it possible to more effectively critique your own photography? Can you learn to genuinely appreciate work that you genuinely don't like? Can a few guidelines help you better understand your own--and others'--work? Luke Edmonson, today's guest on The PhotoTellers seems to think so.
    My conversation with Luke divides into two sections. We first discuss the process for evaluating our own photography--how do we "get out of our own way?" We then transition to judging the work of other photographers, and Luke's call for help. If you have been, or want to be, a judge of a formal photographic competition, the second section is for you.
    Along the way, Luke and I explore:
    Other than photography--Luke's coolest job "All opinions have value, but not all opinions are equally valuable, because not all opinions are equally informed." The concept of "enlightened cherishing" What is Luke's process for evaluating an image--and how can we apply it to our own work? Impact,and then the Universal impact of a work How does the Photographer control the context of how his/her work is viewed? How do we learn to appreciate work that we don't like? Why enter print competition? Luke's opinion of character traits for an ineffective judge/for an awesome judge Luke concludes our conversation with an interesting discussion of FEAR. How can we transition our fear into a fear of missing out? Check the last few minutes to hear more.
    I mention the course I'm attending with Luke and his father David Edmonson: January 28-30, 2019. Interested in this event, or maybe the next one? LEARN MORE HERE.
    Find out what's happening at WPPI by clicking HERE.
    Learn about the WPPI awards competition HERE.
    And as Luke referenced, you can find WPPI on their Facebook page, and also the Judges Pool & Training.

    • 52 min
    Boudoir Photographer Jen Rozenbaum on Business and Battling Cancer

    Boudoir Photographer Jen Rozenbaum on Business and Battling Cancer

    Imagine this: You're a successful Photographer, TEDx speaker, instructor, wife, and mother. Your career is exploding as you joyously create the portfolio life that you love. Then two words change your life: Breast Cancer. It's been just over 8 months since Jen Rozenbaum's diagnosis. She's been transparent about her ups and downs through the struggle, and she kindly joins The PhotoTellers to answer even more questions.
    THIS CONVERSATION IS FOR PEOPLE WHO:
    Want to learn about success in boudoir photography (yes, we talk business) Love Jen and want to hear more about her journey Are wondering what to say--and not say--to someone struggling with cancer If you missed the first conversation here with Jen, CLICK HERE.
    A few more teasers from this episode:
    "What is feminism?" "The pictures are secondary . . . the pictures are a souvenier." -Jenn One of the most memorable stories from her career. The difference between successful and non-successful boudoir photographers (it's not about skill). Her favorite resources: why musicians and chefs? Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure book Giving meaning to "disease" How to stop your own mental downhill spiral: "Flipping the script" 3 things not to say to someone who has cancer Her Wonder Woman photo: power of the vision photos give us See Jen and connect with her {and grab a free guide to her top 5 selling poses} by CLICKING HERE.
    My conversation with Bryan Peterson, author of one of Jen's favorite books HERE

    • 47 min
    Arthur Grace on 20 Years of Photographing Robin Williams

    Arthur Grace on 20 Years of Photographing Robin Williams

     

    Arthur Grace [photo by Bill Pierce]
    For nearly 20 years, Photographer Arthur Grace photographed Robin Williams. Initially Robin was an assignment, then a client, and then a friend. On today's episode of The PhotoTellers, you'll hear Arthur talk about his work with Robin, as well as a brief overview of his work with UPI, Time magazine, and Newsweek magazine. His has truly been a storied career!
    If you or a friend are a fan of Robin Williams, click the link below to grab Arthur's book! Therein you'll learn more about the professional and personal life of an icon, and see never-before published photos.



    *Disclosure: These are affiliate links. If you buy through these links, I will receive (at no extra cost to you) a commission.
    If you'd like to see more of Arthur's work, find his website HERE.

    • 56 min
    HELP! How Will You Improve The PhotoTellers Podcast?

    HELP! How Will You Improve The PhotoTellers Podcast?

    As 2017 draws to a close, I'm taking a few moments to talk about The PhotoTellers podcast. And I'm asking for your help.
    The PhotoTellers is changing. Changes are already in motion, but I still need your help! How would YOU like to see the show change? What would make it better? Who would you like to hear as a guest? What facets need to grow . . . and what needs to die? Your input is INVALUABLE to me!
    EMAIL ME with your thoughts.
    As the show ends, I share with you a few of my favorite resources. As promised, here are the links:

    BEYOND CRAFT: The Art of Photography by Luke & David Edmonson.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Block109 ,

Great podcast

Recently found Bills podcast and have really been enjoying it. Glad I found it after his break. Keep up the good work.

Matt Meiers ,

Great content, great guests!

Found this podcast a few weeks ago and am hooked!

Hbead ,

Bill loves the business of photography!

Bill Ramsey loves the professional photography industry and it shows when you listen to his interviews! This podcast is a great way to learn a little more about the people who are working hard to raise the bar of excellence in the photography world. I recommend!

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