The Snappening - Wedding Photography Podcast

The Snappening - Wedding Photography Podcast

www.thesnappening.net
Join wedding photographers Greg and Thom for a weekly conversation about cats, music, obscure Simpsons quotes, cameras, and of course… their ongoing experiences in wedding photography.


69: Album talk! Smart Albums do a really dumb thing!
Aug 6 • 57 min
Album talk!
68: Lite Snap - The Sony A7rIV, what’s it like for weddings?
Aug 1 • 19 min
How does the Sony A7rIV stack up for Wedding Photographers?
67: Where have all the clients goooooone…?
Jul 25 • 55 min
Is everyone super quiet at the moment?
66: Lite Snap - How to target a specific market?
Jul 16 • 20 min
How to target a specific market?
65: Nikon & Canon mirrorless: only losers use dual card slots :P
Jul 9 • 51 min
Nikon & Canon mirrorless: only losers use dual card slots :P
64: Greg drunkenly plays the Italian wedding band’s drum kit at 2am
Jun 26 • 55 min
Greg drunkenly plays the Italian wedding band’s drum kit at 2am
63: Do you take photos of guests? Also, how do you gracefully leave a wedding?
Apr 16 • 52 min
Do you take photos of guests? Also, how do you gracefully leave a wedding?
62: Location Scouting - We love/hate it…
Apr 3 • 48 min
Location scouting
61: Greg goes hiking, Thom tests his site speed, and couples who don’t want much photo time
Mar 28 • 47 min
Episode 61: Greg goes hiking, Thom tests his site speed, and couples who don’t want much photo time
60: Wedding ratings, watermarks and logos / branding
Mar 8 • 52 min
Episode 60: Wedding ratings, watermarks and logos / branding
59: That time Greg fell asleep at a wedding…
Feb 28 • 43 min
Episode 59: That time Greg fell asleep at a wedding…
58: How to manage unhappy customers…
Feb 21 • 49 min
How to manage unhappy customers…
57: Client galleries, Samyang lenses, and Greg’s new Mac Mini
Feb 4 • 52 min
Episode 57 - Client galleries, Samyang lenses, and Greg’s new Mac Mini
56: Speed up your Lightroom workflow
Jan 13 • 53 min
Speed up your Lightroom workflow
55: How to set up the perfect first look
Dec 23, 2018 • 51 min
Episode 55: How to set up the perfect first look
54: Back button focus, b&w conversion requests, and why YOU should wear a hat to weddings
Dec 13, 2018 • 53 min
Back button focus, b&w conversion requests, and why YOU should wear a hat to weddings
53: Five things we wish we’d known when we started shooting weddings
Dec 3, 2018 • 67 min
Five things we wish we’d known when we started shooting weddings
52: Instagram vs Reality - are we deceiving our future couples with our instagram feed?
Nov 20, 2018 • 47 min
Instagram vs Reality - are we deceiving our future couples with our instagram feed?
51: Questions about Sony cameras, wedding fatigue and silent shutters
Nov 15, 2018 • 58 min
Questions about Sony cameras, wedding fatigue and silent shutters
50: Lightroom presets and photoshop ethics: how far is too far?
Oct 24, 2018 • 59 min
Lightroom presets and photoshop ethics: how far is too far?
49: Sony Lens Advice for Weddings
Oct 9, 2018 • 64 min
Sony Lens Advice for Weddings
48: Dual card slots… not a gimmick! And our Studio Ninja workflows.
Sep 21, 2018 • 48 min
Dual card slots… not a gimmick! And our Studio Ninja workflows.
47: Give these tips to your couples to make their weddings run smoother (and to make your job so much easier)
Aug 13, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 47 - Tips for your couples to help their weddings run smoother (and for your job to be easier)
46: Should other vendors expect to pay for your images? And we go on a massive rant about styled shoots
Jul 24, 2018 • 51 min
Episode 46 - Should other vendors expect to pay for your images? And we go on a massive rant about styled shoots
45: Back from holiday!
Jul 18, 2018 • 54 min
Episode 45 - Moon Virgins
44: Do you need a second shooter?
May 16, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 44: Do you need a second shooter?
43: Is it ok to outsource your editing? IT SURE IS!
May 10, 2018 • 50 min
Episode 43: Is it ok to outsource your editing? IT SURE IS!
42: Mirrorless talk and we both have new flashes!
Apr 30, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 42: Mirrorless talk and we both have new flashes!
41: An in-depth chat about the Sony A7III
Apr 10, 2018 • 52 min
An in-depth chat about the Sony A7III
40: Are we switching to Sony…?
Mar 22, 2018 • 50 min
Are we switching to Sony…?
39: Thom gets a knife pulled on him while flying his new drone…!
Feb 18, 2018 • 57 min
Thom gets a knife pulled on him while flying his new drone…!
38: What to do when it all goes wrong…
Jan 23, 2018 • 52 min
What to do when it all goes wrong…
37: White balance… a love hate relationship
Jan 8, 2018 • 48 min
White balance… a love hate relationship
36: Clients that don’t like their images on Facebook
Dec 21, 2017 • 37 min
The answer for clients that don’t like Facebook
35: Our biggest website blunders
Dec 7, 2017 • 44 min
The biggest lessons we’ve learned when building our websites
34: Our best ‘non photographic’ wedding tools
Nov 30, 2017 • 44 min
Our best ‘non photographic’ wedding tools
33: Getting over a creative block
Nov 22, 2017 • 40 min
Getting over a creative block
32: We have a Facebook essential tip and Thom rediscovers midi controllers
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
Episode 32: We have a Facebook essential tip and Thom rediscovers midi controllers
31: Can a wedding photographer set the timing of the day?
Oct 16, 2017 • 39 min
Can a wedding photographer set the timing of the day?
30: How to ask a couple if they’re camera shy?
Oct 4, 2017 • 45 min
How to help self conscious couples?
29: Wedding expo feedback and Thom makes a Lightroom Midi Controller
Sep 8, 2017 • 43 min
Thom is finally back home in Aus, Greg is still in NZ. We chat about Subaru Outbacks, Thom’s new Yamaha speakers and some Lightroom shortcuts. Then Greg talks about how his wedding expo went and Thom shares his latest creation - a midi controller for L…
28: Preparing for a wedding expo and Studio Ninja tips
Aug 23, 2017 • 53 min
We get our hands dirty with some wedding expo prep discussion.
27: We’re back! Now how to prep for wedding season?
Aug 18, 2017 • 47 min
After a long hiatus we’re back in the Snap-seat and talking about how we prep for wedding season, as well as for weddings in general. You’re gonna hear about Type O Negative a bunch in this one so there’s that to look forward to as well! We …
26: Holiday catchup, camera setups and a little on SEO
Jul 5, 2017 • 44 min
So it turns out it’s super difficult to do podcasts when you’re traveling… but we managed to fit one in! A general catch up on what’s been going on. We talk about our successes and failures with our holiday gear selections and answer a letter about b…
25: Greg stormchasing and how to cull.
May 24, 2017 • 45 min
Hey - so apologies for the week break since the last podcast. Apparently when you’re on the other side of the world it isn’t easy to organise times to chat!!! But we finally made it work and now you can hear all about Greg’s stories from storm chasing!…
24: What happens when a client downgrades?
May 11, 2017 • 35 min
Hey guys! Our first podcast while on location - with Greg calling in from Austin, Texas. We’ve had some great letters recently and one by Brent Nasternak has got us thinking about what to do when a client downgrades their wedding package. Che…
23: Do you Photoshop? Or say No Way!?
May 6, 2017 • 49 min
So, you’ve shot a wedding and then you get the dreaded email - the bride is asking for photoshop work…. or you’re at the wedding and someone casually says “oh you can sort that out in Photoshop”. We go over our approaches to that whole minefield….
22: Our Lightroom Workflows - from Import to Export
Apr 27, 2017 • 54 min
We get pretty deep into our workflows for Lightroom; covering import, the cull, presets, previews and exports. It gets a little technical - but if you know Lightroom, you’ll like this one. Plus Thom references cats at least three times… It’s borderli…
21: Do you shoot with structure, or just wing it?
Apr 20, 2017 • 30 min
Yo yo… ok… we’re sorry… we admit this is possibly our most boring episode yet. But we do cover some interesting topics!!! Thom talks about how to contact couples and gently encourage them to use a timeline that helps us photographers, and Greg ta…
20: What makes a brand? Photos or personality?
Apr 13, 2017 • 53 min
Admittedly this episode is a little rambling… we start with the unnamed segment (which is going very well so far) then we crack into what makes a brand? Is it our photos or our personality - or a mix of both? Also - Greg nearly forgets that he had a …
19: How to gracefully leave a wedding.
Apr 5, 2017 • 44 min
In response to Marnie Hawson’s question, we chat about how to handle the end of a wedding when it’s time to go home and make sure you’re not there any longer than you need to be. Also - do you charge overtime? We talk about our principles in that area …
18: Just starting out in Wedding Photography? We have some advice!
Mar 29, 2017 • 56 min
Greg and Thom talk about ways new wedding photographers can get a platform in the market. From gear to SEO to software - we try and cover it all. We also chat about the gear we’re taking traveling later this year - apparently duffel bags ar…
17: Wedding fitness and what to do with an Uncle Bob?
Mar 22, 2017 • 53 min
Back to back weddings can take quite the toll on the body - how can we minimise this and prevent being “wungover”. Also - Uncle Bob’s are becoming more common and more annoying, Thom speaks of his latest experience and how he handled a snap…
16: Do you CRM? Thom tells us about Studio Ninja - and how spammy is your email?
Mar 15, 2017 • 49 min
Thom has recently switched over to Studio Ninja (http://www.studioninjacrm.com) to handle all his inquiries, emails, bookings, pretty much everything… and he shares his experience using it and other CRM pro…
15: What to do when they don’t want images shared on Facebook?
Mar 8, 2017 • 47 min
We chat about our last weddings and how it’s been raining lots. We also offer some ways to get around clients that don’t want their wedding photos shared on Facebook. Then we chat about social media and our sources for lead generation. Check…
14: Helicopters at weddings… a how to guide
Mar 1, 2017 • 48 min
Tom is in NZ and Greg is about to leave for Aus. We talk about helicopters at weddings and how to make the most of these awesome experiences! Also - we start a new segment where we answer questions from listeners! This week, Mads asks us about posing c…
13: 3 Steps for Handling a Wet Weather Wedding and Greg’s Google Adwords Experience
Feb 22, 2017 • 50 min
Tom has a the wet wedding to end all wet weddings and gives his 3 tips for handling such an occasion. Greg shares his experience with a Google Adwords company. We chat about new Sigma lenses too! Check out Greg at
12: Dealing with client rejection and should you microadjust your lenses?
Feb 15, 2017 • 43 min
We talk about what to do when clients say things like “we’ve decided to go with someone else” - other than getting into the fetal position and sobbing. Then we look at the advantages of micro-adjustments - are they worth it? Mentioned in thi…
11: Hats, cars, weather and how to survive unstructured weddings
Feb 8, 2017 • 50 min
Yo Yo - so today we chat about Greg’s new hat, he’s just like Malibu Stacie. We chat about the weather in Sydney and other stuff we’re up to. We then get into what it’s like shooting at a wedding where there is a lack of structure and you’re instructed…
10: Backing up our workflow and is there life after wedding photography?
Jan 30, 2017 • 50 min
Can wedding photography go on forever? Or do we need to have a backup plan for that day when we’ve either had enough, or the market changes? And speaking of backups… how do you backup your photos? We discuss how we do ours. Check out Greg …
9: A lesson about car velets and how we shoot in hard light
Jan 20, 2017 • 45 min
Greg chews the fat about a disaster he had at his last wedding involving a car valet blunder. We get technical about shooting in harsh light and have a bit of a catch up after a New Years break.
8: Surviving a wedding drought and how to price yourself
Jan 2, 2017 • 45 min
Happy New Years everyone :D This week we start off the year talking about how we cope with a wedding drought. It seems there are some new ‘old school’ phones from Nokia in the works. Then we discuss how we priced our packages and how on earth a photogr…
7: Managing Multiple Lightroom Catalogues
Dec 25, 2016 • 37 min
It’s Christmas :D Join us as we talk about how great it is to not have to take photos right now and how smartphones are awesome when you don’t want to get your gear out. We also talk about a way of managing Lightroom catalogues on multiple machines and…
6: USB Flash Disks and Wedding Lenses
Dec 18, 2016 • 56 min
We chat about how good the holidays are and then discuss why we don’t send couples a physical USB drive any more. Thom throws a photographers’ ball for the local wedding photographers. Then we go over our lens selections and when we use what.
5: Red Panda
Dec 11, 2016 • 37 min
The guys talk about talking and the infamous Red Panda, about if home offices are the best options for wedding photographers and about organizing large groups at weddings. Shout out to: Johnny Spitz - www.johnnyspitz…
4: Those Little Unscripted Moments
Nov 30, 2016 • 47 min
We get on our high horses and have a good rant about weddings, celebrants and the first kiss. Greg talks about his experience shooting 2 weddings in 2 days in 2 countries. Tom talks about how summer weddings suck. Oh - and Greg gets a new computer! …
3: Dainty Treats
Nov 16, 2016 • 41 min
We talk about Greg’s dreams of drinking beer, Tom’s philosophy on helping couples with their planning, how our own weddings went and what we learned from them, our pricing guides and how we work them, and we talk about how we don’t talk about cars enou…
2: Many Hats
Nov 10, 2016 • 34 min
We focus on camera bags, camera travel gear and how we use our bags at weddings both when we drive and fly. Gear we talk about includes: Manfrotto Pro Roller Bag 70 Pelican 1514 Lowepro Flipside 400 Tenba Messenger DNA 13 WANDRD PRVKE Dakine Tr…
1: Dumpster Chic
Nov 4, 2016 • 30 min
We chat about Halloween lollies, Facebook and Instagram marketing and other general ramblings. Check out Greg at www.gregcampbell.photo and Thom at www.thomasstewart.com.au
Pilot
Oct 20, 2016 • 38 min
The Snappening is live! We get our pilot episode out of the blocks. We talk about how we met, how we became photographers and then spontaneously talk about shoes. Check out Greg at www.gregcampbell.photo and Thom…