39 episodes

The photography podcast for those who'd rather be behind the lens than behind a desk. In pursuing professional photography excellence, have you wondered about optimizing your photo workflows to save precious time and resources in your photography business? Welcome to Workflows, a podcast designed for photographers to be your guiding star in your professional journey. Listen today for insights into photography business growth, automation, innovation, and creativity.

Our host, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a seasoned photographer, battles dyslexia, color blindness, introversion, and anxiety by harnessing the power of structured workflows in his life and photography business. His story epitomizes the transformative potential of efficient workflows in personal and professional challenges within the photography business.

Workflows is presented by Imagen, an AI-based post-production company for photographers. The Workflows podcast aims to simplify the life of professional photographers. Imagen is committed to enriching the conversation around effective workflows and automation, recognizing their crucial role in the success of any photography business.

The Workflows podcast presents many narratives, practical strategies, automation, and innovative tools to revolutionize photographers' operations. Our engaging content derives from professionals' experiences who've battled industry hurdles in their photography businesses and emerged victorious.

So, leave your camera aside, plug in your headphones, and allow Workflows to guide photographers like you toward an optimized, profitable photography business through inspiring stories and insightful strategies.

Additionally, we welcome photographers to the Imagen Community, an active platform to share photo stories, and ideas, and provide mutual support. By joining, you gain access to unique resources, expert guidance, and a community familiar with your challenges in running a photography business.

Don't let valuable time and resources go to waste. Tune in to Workflows today and embark on your journey towards a streamlined, thriving photography business with automation techniques.

Transform your photo dreams into reality with Workflows and Imagen, your partners in achieving excellence in your photography business.

Picture eliminating post-production hassles in photography today! Visit workflowspodcast.com and explore our innovative backup, photo selection (photo culling), and editing solutions to unleash your creative potential within the photography business.

For photographers who'd rather be out making photos than stuck at a desk: this podcast's for you.

The show will provide answers to questions like:

- What are the critical elements of a successful photographer's workflow in a photography business?
- How can photographers ensure their photography business workflow, including photo editing, is efficient?
- What types of software can help automate and streamline workflow for photographers and photography businesses?
- What are the benefits of having a consistent photography workflow in a photography business?
- How can photographers use post-processing techniques to improve their photo workflow in a photography business?
- What tips can photographers use to organize their photography business workflow with automation?
- How do you manage your workflow in a photography business to ensure clients receive their pictures on time?
- What processes are essential to improve the efficiency and automation of your photography business workflow?
- How do you manage client communication for a smooth photography business workflow?
- How important is using software to automate tasks in managing your photography business workflow, including picture editing?
- How do you ensure the quality and consistency of your photographs in your photography business?

Workflows - Photography Podcast Imagen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 53 Ratings

The photography podcast for those who'd rather be behind the lens than behind a desk. In pursuing professional photography excellence, have you wondered about optimizing your photo workflows to save precious time and resources in your photography business? Welcome to Workflows, a podcast designed for photographers to be your guiding star in your professional journey. Listen today for insights into photography business growth, automation, innovation, and creativity.

Our host, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a seasoned photographer, battles dyslexia, color blindness, introversion, and anxiety by harnessing the power of structured workflows in his life and photography business. His story epitomizes the transformative potential of efficient workflows in personal and professional challenges within the photography business.

Workflows is presented by Imagen, an AI-based post-production company for photographers. The Workflows podcast aims to simplify the life of professional photographers. Imagen is committed to enriching the conversation around effective workflows and automation, recognizing their crucial role in the success of any photography business.

The Workflows podcast presents many narratives, practical strategies, automation, and innovative tools to revolutionize photographers' operations. Our engaging content derives from professionals' experiences who've battled industry hurdles in their photography businesses and emerged victorious.

So, leave your camera aside, plug in your headphones, and allow Workflows to guide photographers like you toward an optimized, profitable photography business through inspiring stories and insightful strategies.

Additionally, we welcome photographers to the Imagen Community, an active platform to share photo stories, and ideas, and provide mutual support. By joining, you gain access to unique resources, expert guidance, and a community familiar with your challenges in running a photography business.

Don't let valuable time and resources go to waste. Tune in to Workflows today and embark on your journey towards a streamlined, thriving photography business with automation techniques.

Transform your photo dreams into reality with Workflows and Imagen, your partners in achieving excellence in your photography business.

Picture eliminating post-production hassles in photography today! Visit workflowspodcast.com and explore our innovative backup, photo selection (photo culling), and editing solutions to unleash your creative potential within the photography business.

For photographers who'd rather be out making photos than stuck at a desk: this podcast's for you.

The show will provide answers to questions like:

- What are the critical elements of a successful photographer's workflow in a photography business?
- How can photographers ensure their photography business workflow, including photo editing, is efficient?
- What types of software can help automate and streamline workflow for photographers and photography businesses?
- What are the benefits of having a consistent photography workflow in a photography business?
- How can photographers use post-processing techniques to improve their photo workflow in a photography business?
- What tips can photographers use to organize their photography business workflow with automation?
- How do you manage your workflow in a photography business to ensure clients receive their pictures on time?
- What processes are essential to improve the efficiency and automation of your photography business workflow?
- How do you manage client communication for a smooth photography business workflow?
- How important is using software to automate tasks in managing your photography business workflow, including picture editing?
- How do you ensure the quality and consistency of your photographs in your photography business?

    How Heather Larkin Manages a Photography Business while Traveling

    How Heather Larkin Manages a Photography Business while Traveling

    In this episode of Workflows, Scott Wyden Kivowitz sits down with photographer Heather Larkin to uncover the secrets of keeping a photography business running smoothly while on the road.
    Heather Larkin is a Sigma America Ambassador and portrait photographer located in Athens, Georgia. Heather has been shooting professionally since 2003 and is internationally known for creating colorful, authentic images for clients around the world. Her business, Fairyography, has been featured on The Today Show, Sigma USA, Professional Photographer Magazine, Canon Cameras, Clickin Moms, Scary Mommy, Online Athens, Southern Distinction Magazine, and more.
    Why You Should Listen
    Learn how to keep your photography business running seamlessly while traveling, and understand the significance of carrying your entire business setup with you.Gain valuable insights into leveraging technology for workflow management and client communication, including the use of Calendly for scheduling and reminder texts for clients.Discover a clever system for managing memory cards while on the road, ensuring data security and organization.Get inspired by Heather's approach of maintaining consistency in work processes, whether at home or on the road and understand the importance of being adaptable and self-sufficient as a solo photographer.Tune in to the Workflows podcast to gain valuable insights into maintaining a photography business while on the road and leveraging technology for efficient workflow management.

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    • 9 min
    Navigating Entrepreneurship, Photography, and the Power of Community with Natalie Franke

    Navigating Entrepreneurship, Photography, and the Power of Community with Natalie Franke

    In this episode of Workflows, Scott Wyden Kivowitz is joined by Natalie Franke, Head of Community at Flodesk, photographer, and author, as they discuss the intersection of psychology, entrepreneurship, and photography.
    Natalie Franke is a mother, author, photographer, business founder, and speaker. Natalie has a keen passion for community building and a fascinating background in neuroscience. She is an advocate for small businesses and serves as the Head of Community at Flodesk, supporting thousands of independent business owners who are making a significant impact on the world. Her books, Built to Belong and Gutsy might change your life. For those searching for a true entrepreneurial champion, look no further than Natalie.
    Why You Should Listen
    Gain insights into the integration of psychology, entrepreneurship, and photography, and how these elements shape professional success.Discover the significance of embracing failure, reframing relationships with revenue streams, and building a supportive community in entrepreneurship.Explore the impact of technological advancements on creative passions and the need for community in navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.Learn about the importance of adaptable learning, staying current with industry trends, and building a supportive community in professional growth.Uncover strategies for overcoming loneliness and feeling isolated as an entrepreneur, emphasizing the need for internal work and welcoming community into one's space."The ROI of connection and community is significant professionally and personally."
    (00:00) - Introduction and Background of Natalie Frank
    (03:53) - Journey into Photography and Community Building
    (07:31) - The Impact of Psychology and Science
    (25:46) - Transitioning from HoneyBook to Flodesk
    (26:31) - Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation in Entrepreneurship
    (33:48) - Exploring New Creative Outlets and Future Aspirations
    Resources
    HoneyBookFlodeskGustsyBuilt to BelongAdapting AI and new technology into your businessTune in to the Workflows podcast with Natalie Franke to gain valuable insights into the intersection of psychology, entrepreneurship, and photography, and the impact of community in navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.

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    • 51 min
    It's Been Reel: Social Media Strategies for Photographers with Angela Shae

    It's Been Reel: Social Media Strategies for Photographers with Angela Shae

    In this electrifying episode of Workflows, Scott Wyden Kivowitz sits down with social media savant Angela Shae. They dissect the art of creating engaging Instagram reels that resonate with audiences and the power of behind-the-scenes content in photography.
    Angela Shae, founder of Social Templates Co. and former wedding photographer, shares her journey from photography burnout to empowering photographers to leverage social media. She brings her Instagram prowess to the table, discussing the potency of reels, the magic of concise yet powerful content, and why sometimes less is more on camera.
    Why You Should Listen
    Discover how Instagram's visual storytelling can transform your photography business.Learn simple tricks for producing compelling reels that captivate your audience instantly.Find out how to leverage behind-the-scenes content to forge emotional connections and win clients.Get expert advice for overcoming camera shyness and building your on-camera confidence.Unearth the power of collaboration and how it can extend your reach and engagement."Give them something beautiful to watch, and then give them the value in the caption - that's where the magic happens."
    (00:00) - Angela Shae
    (03:25) - The Importance of Video Content in Social Media Strategy
    (04:22) - The Power of Instagram Reels in Building Emotional Connections
    (07:13) - Behind the Scenes: Th e Value of Authenticity in Content Creation
    (10:07) - Overcoming the Fear of Being on Camera: Tips for Photographers
    (14:49) - The Art of Creating Engaging Instagram Reels
    (25:29) - Conclusion: The Power of Engagement and Collaboration in Social Media
    ResourcesScott's BTS/POV SetupSocial Templates CoManyChatReady to elevate your photography game with killer social media strategies? Join us on the Workflows podcast where Angela Shae maps out the path to online engagement and digital prowess.
    So, are you ready to revolutionize your photography business with the power of Instagram reels and authentic engagement? Tune in now to this dynamic episode of the Workflows podcast and start capturing not just photos, but the hearts of your audience today!

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    • 40 min
    Photography Insights with Carissa Woo: Optimizing Workflow Efficiency and Automation Tools

    Photography Insights with Carissa Woo: Optimizing Workflow Efficiency and Automation Tools

    Don't miss this captivating episode of Workflows as host Scott Wyden Kivowitz and guest Carissa Woo dive into the world of photography, AI, and the intricacies of running a successful photography business.
    Why You Should Listen
    Gain actionable tips for optimizing your photography workflow and utilizing automation tools.Discover the potential impact of AI-generated fake weddings on the photography industry.Learn about the benefits of Imagen's photography editing tool and the Smooth Skin feature.Explore the challenges and rewards of balancing multiple roles in the photography industry.Get inspired by Carissa Woo's insights into capturing genuine moments and managing personal privacy in a digital world.Joining host Scott Wyden Kivowitz on this episode is the talented wedding photographer, Carissa Woo. She stands out with her unique approach to wedding photography, combining a heartfelt connection with clients and an exceptional eye for detail. Her skill in using natural light brings out the best in every subject, while her focus on genuine moments captures the essence of each story. For us, as photographers, she's not just a colleague but a source of inspiration, and education, demonstrating the art of transforming wedding photos into narratives of light, emotion, and beauty. Carissa is also the host of the podcast, Get a Heck Yes, which we recommend you listening to.
    In this episode, Carissa Woo shares her experiences with time-saving photography tools like Imagen, and the business automation benefits of Nowsite. The discussion also covers the challenges and rewards of photography, the impact of AI in the industry, social media privacy, and managing a successful photography business.

    (00:00) - Photography Insights with Carissa Woo: Optimizing Workflow Efficiency and Automation Tools
    (02:45) - Introduction and Embarrassing Photography Moments
    (04:32) - Challenges of Remembering Names During Shoots
    (05:37) - The Importance of B-Roll and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    (05:45) - What is one thing that you do for the photographic process that has saved you time?
    (05:56) - Adopting New Platforms and Techniques
    (08:59) - What is one thing that you do for the business that saves you time or money?
    (10:22) - Balancing Multiple Roles and Automating Business Processes
    (12:43) - The Art of Editing and Getting the Shot Right
    (12:49) - What is one thing that you do for editing that has saved you time?
    (15:25) - What is one thing that you do after a session that has increased business?
    (16:56) - Balancing Multiple Roles and Automating Business Processes
    (20:29) - The Impact of Fame on Privacy
    (21:56) - Privacy and Social Media Posting
    (23:17) - The Influence of Social Media on Personal Life
    (23:53) - The Impact of Meta on Instagram
    (24:21) - The Power of ManyChat
    (24:48) - The Importance of Workflow Tools
    (26:09) - Can you share an outlined breakdown of your workflow from lead to delivery?
    (28:45) - The Role of Text-Based Communication in Business
    (32:34) - The Future of AI in Photography
    (35:02) - How did Imagen impact your life?
    (37:02) - What does the future of AI in photography look like to you?
    (39:30) - Closing Remarks and Contact Information
    "AI in photography will not replace human connection but will make the photographer's job easier and potentially impact pricing and competition."Key Lessons
    1. Embracing automation can streamline photography businesses and save time.2. Utilizing AI-powered tools like Imagen can enhance photography editing workflows.3. Balancing social media presence with personal privacy is crucial for photographers.4. Ensuring proper lighting and capturing the best images in camera can minimize editing work.5. Using business management systems can aid in automating workflows and client communication.
    Resources 
    NowsiteCastmagic17hatsManychatDon't miss the opportunity to learn from Carissa's insights into wedding photography and business automation. Tune in to the episode now to enhance your photography workflow and

    • 42 min
    Photography in Public Spaces: Safety Precautions and Awareness for Photographers with Vanessa Joy

    Photography in Public Spaces: Safety Precautions and Awareness for Photographers with Vanessa Joy

    Discover the challenges and triumphs of photography as Vanessa Joy joins Scott Wyden Kivowitz to share her experiences and insights.
    Why You Should Listen
    Understand the importance of safety and awareness as a photographer when shooting in public spaces.Gain valuable insights into the impact of safety incidents on the photography industry.Get inspired to prioritize safety and awareness in your photography workflow.Learn about real-life experiences and practical tips for safety while shooting in public spaces.Explore the need for open discussions and awareness about safety concerns in the photography world.Photographer Vanessa Joy joins host Scott Wyden Kivowitz in a candid conversation about industry advancements, business strategies, and the importance of safety awareness for photographers. Vanessa Joy is a distinguished photographer with over 20 years of experience in capturing the essence of events, portraits, and marketing projects. Her remarkable work has graced publications like Yahoo! News, Grace Ormonde, and Style Me Pretty, and she's collaborated with renowned companies such as Bravo, Canon, and Hilton. Vanessa is a celebrated Canon Explorer of Light, an honor reserved for a handful of wedding photographers in the U.S., and an author with four books on photography and business. As a devoted mother and former Spanish teacher, she brings a unique, practical approach to her craft, impacting hundreds of thousands of photographers with engaging, educational content.
    Vanessa discusses the lack of graceful transitions in the photography industry, shares a harrowing experience of harassment during a photography shoot, and highlights the significance of building relationships in a new location. The conversation also delves into photography business strategies, safety precautions, and the need for open discussions about safety in the photography world.
    "I initially brushed off the rude and annoying behavior of young people during a photography session, aiming to keep the model safe and ease tension." - Vanessa Joy

    (00:00) - Photography in Public Spaces: Safety Precautions and Awareness for Photographers
    (03:03) - Introduction and Casual Conversation
    (04:35) - Discussing the Challenges of Being a Photographer
    (06:29) - Transitioning Business Locations and Building Relationships
    (09:11) - Adapting to Changes in the Photography Industry
    (11:14) - Dealing with Harassment During a Photoshoot
    Key Lessons1. The photography industry has experienced challenges in transitioning from film to digital and adapting to technological advancements like AI.2. Building relationships and creating a positive client experience are essential for a successful photography business.3. Safety precautions and awareness are important for photographers when photographing in public spaces.4. Addressing safety concerns openly and raising awareness within the photography community is essential for creating safe working environments.5. Despite challenges, maintaining professionalism and a strong support network can help photographers navigate the industry successfully.
    Please watch Vanessa's video so you have a complete understanding of the original story.
    Join the conversation about safety awareness and business strategies for photographers. Share your experiences and insights in the Imagen Community.

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    • 34 min
    Elevating Photography Experiences: Expert Insights with Jerry Ghionis

    Elevating Photography Experiences: Expert Insights with Jerry Ghionis

    In this episode of Workflows, Scott Wyden Kivowitz is joined by the esteemed photographer Jerry Ghionis, known for his mastery in wedding and portrait photography.
    Why You Should Listen
    Elevate your photography game with expert insights from renowned photographer Jerry Ghionis.Gain actionable tips for improving client experiences and increasing photography sales.Discover the impact of AI on the photography industry and storytelling through images.Get inspired to create memorable experiences and same-day slideshows at events.Uncover strategies for enhancing client relationships and prioritizing customer service.Jerry Ghionis is a proud Nikon Ambassador, and PDN Magazine named him one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world. He is WPPI's most awarded photographer and first Grand Master. Over three decades in the photography industry, he's known for his posing, lighting, storytelling, versatility, and ability in multiple genres.
    Jerry Ghionis takes listeners through his comprehensive approach to wedding photography, emphasizing the significance of thorough client communication, the emotional aspect of album sales, and the impact of AI on the industry. He provides valuable lessons on business strategy, photo workflow, and the importance of meaningful experiences in photography.
    "Being meaningful and providing great customer service can compensate for being a lesser photographer."

    (00:00) - Elevating Photography Experiences: Expert Insights with Jerry Ghionis
    (02:47) - Introduction and Initial Conversation
    (03:27) - Sharing a Personal Story: Learning from Mistakes
    (05:09) - Importance of Clear Communication with Clients
    (06:40) - What is one thing that you do for the photographic process that has saved you time?
    (07:53) - Efficiency in Photography: Going Slower to Save Time
    (08:44) - The Art of Posing and Capturing the Perfect Shot
    (13:46) - What is one thing that you do for the business that saves you time or money?
    (17:06) - What is one thing that you do for editing that has saved you time?
    (24:29) - What is one thing that you do after a session that has increased business?
    (32:49) - The Ideal Concert Experience: Beyonce at the Sphere
    (34:20) - Can you share an outlined breakdown of your workflow from lead to delivery?
    (34:38) - The Inquiry Process: Converting Emails into In-Person Meetings
    (36:21) - The Booking Process: Creating the Perfect Client
    (36:50) - The Wedding Day: Ensuring Everything Goes Smoothly
    (40:46) - Post-Wedding: Delivering the Final Product
    (44:12) - The Portrait Session: A Detailed Breakdown
    (49:30) - What does the future of AI in photography look like to you?
    Key Lessons
    Importance of thorough client communication and understanding expectations.Emotional impact in album sales and the significance of meaningful experiences in photography.Business strategy lessons, including delegation and effective client management.Impact of AI on the photography industry, emphasizing the need for authenticity and vulnerability in photography.The value of experiences over material possessions, drawing inspiration from live performances.Resources
    Icon International Photography AwardsWPPI - Wedding & Portrait Photographers InternationalTune in to the Workflows podcast to gain valuable insights into wedding photography, customer service, and the impact of AI in the industry.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

ForrestCarney ,

Smile, Say Perfect Podcast.

Workflow Photography Podcast starring Scott Wyden Kivowitz offers a refreshing take on the art and craft of photography. Scott’s expertise shines through in each episode, offering valuable insights into workflow optimization, creative processes, and industry trends. The podcast strikes a balance between technical know-how and artistic inspiration, making it a must-listen for both seasoned professionals and aspiring photographers. With engaging guests and practical tips, this podcast is a valuable resource for anyone looking to elevate their photography game.

Angela Shae ,

For photographers who want to simplify and streamline their business

This podcast is a goldmine for photographers! Each episode is full of little nuggets of wisdom and tidbits of information that are super helpful and relevant to photographers’ workflow. The conversations are relaxed and makes you feel like you’re in the room with the guests. If you’re a photographer and looking to save time within your business or your workflow, put systems in place and get more organized, this is a great resource!

Cwoo001 ,

Faves

Scott is a great host. As a veteran photographer, I'm learning so much about how to make my business more efficient.

Highly recommend this podcast to photographers.

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