Episode 30 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Your Brand Value w/ Anne Schmidt

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Anne is a Maine Wedding/Portrait photographer and also a good friend of mine.  Anne is the kind of photographer that I run this blog for – the working entrepreneur in the trenches getting their business established.  I think too often we focus on the people who stand on the mountain and claim to have it all figured out when the reality is that those of us who are making our living as creative entrepreneurs are always figuring it out as we go.  You never really “make it” – you’re always working to figure out how to get to the next level.

Anne and I discuss her process in photography, from being a college newspaper photographer to deciding to quit her part-time job and the realities of that decision.  Anne talks about the significance of being able to articulate her brand value proposition and what that understanding has done for her progress.

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Check out Anne’s photography at http://www.anneschmidtphotography.com/

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Episode 28 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast – Get your sh!t straight

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Neal Carpenter took me at my word.  I’ve posted on this blog, on Twitter and Facebook that I’m always interested in topic and guest suggestions for the podcast.  So last week Neal asked me a question on Twitter and today he’s on the podcast talking about the apprenticeship model and how photographers ought to build their businesses.  Also joining this episode is Heather Cook – Heather is a part of the Middle Georgia Photographer’s Group along with Neal that is putting on the “GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT” photo conference that I’ll be speaking at this July24-25.  You probably ought to travel down to Macon, Georgia this July and meet us all.

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We helped Heather change her business to better meet her needs and dramatically raise her prices.  If you’d like the same change for your own business check out the SEXY BUSINESS Workshop - now available Live and in your home through Google+

 

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Episode 23 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast w/ Jonathan Canlas

Before I say anything else I have to thank Paul Gero for setting this up.  Paul introduced me to Jonathan.  Jonathan has carved out a niche as a film advocate with the FILM IS NOT DEAD workshop and book series.  Now Jonathan has a business-related book to add to the empire.  Sounds like a prime time to talk business.

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  • Check out the new FIND Business Guide HERE
  • Dates for the Film Is Not Dead Workshop can be found HERE
  • Got some film to burn?  Get it developed at the FIND Lab

Also, if you have yet to read the personal post yesterday that I referenced in the podcast, please check out “Why I care about business”

As always we welcome your suggestions for future topics and guests.  Send any show ideas to [email protected].  Also, I am interested in playing around with the podcast format and we might do a Q&A episode soon or even produce an episode where one of you listeners can grill me with whatever questions you have.  So nominate yourself or send your questions to HERE.

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We did the WPPI thing last week and we’re very happy to be home.  We’ve got new SEXY BUSINESS Dates announced for Tucson (April 22-25), Atlanta (July 7-10) and Boston (November 3-6) later this year.  Check out the WORKSHOPS page for more information.

We’re doing some adjustments to the whole SEXY BUSINESS process so all further workshops will be for advanced business owners (a more beginner option will be introduced soon).  If you’re curious about whether the Advanced or Beginner option is right for you drop me a line at [email protected]

Episode 21 – The …a Man to Fish… Photography Business Podcast w/ Michelle Turner

If you are at all interested in working destination weddings then Michelle Turner ought to be on your radar.  She has been consistently booking international work for years and she has it down to a science.  Check out the episode below.

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Check out Michelle Turner Photography HERE

Michelle is an author of a few photography books, get them here:

Wedding Photography NOW!: A Fresh Approach to Shooting Modern Nuptials (A Lark Photography Book)

The Wedding Photography Field Guide: Capturing the perfect day with your digital SLR camera - Book Edition

 

Also – Michelle is teaching an online intensive off-camer flash course through ClickinMoms.  Click here to sign up - http://www.clickinmoms.com/cmu/archives/listing/lighting-101-one-light-ocf

As always we welcome your suggestions for future topics and guests.  Send any show ideas to [email protected].  Also, I am interested in playing around with the podcast format and we might do a Q&A episode soon or even produce an episode where one of you listeners can grill me with whatever questions you have.  So nominate yourself or send your questions to HERE.

 

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P.S. – The Boston SEXY BUSINESS Workshop sold out in 5 days.  We only have 1 spot left in our Las Vegas Workshop immediately prior to WPPI (March 7-10) - scratch that, Vegas is SOLD OUT!.  Still spots open in Chicago (april 21-24) - get the info and book your spot now!.

Episode 19 – AMTF Photography Business Podcast: Sensible Photographer with Richard Israel

Part two of our podcast interview with Richard Israel is live!  If you missed part 1 check it out here:

Episode 18 – AMTF Photography Business Podcast: Emerging from the Dark Ages with Richard Israel

Now dig in the rest of our conversation:

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Check out Richard on the web – North Carolina Portrait and Wedding Photographer Richard Israel

We have a bunch of podcast guests lined up, and we’re always looking for new topics and guest suggestions.  So please send your questions, comments and referrals my way.  Also, help the podcast grow by sharing it out – if you like it tell a friend and if you hate it tell and enemy.

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P.S. – The Boston SEXY BUSINESS Workshop sold out in 5 days.  We only have 1 spot left in our Las Vegas Workshop immediately prior to WPPI (March 7-10).  Still spots open in Chicago (april 21-24) - get the info and book your spot now!.