How to Photograph: From Passion to Profit (by Walid Azami)

How to Photograph: From Passion to Profit (by Walid Azami)

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Learn photography, the business of photography and how to make money from your craft. This station is hosted by Walid Azami who has photographed the likes of Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ricky Martin, and brands​ like Volkswagen, HP computers, ​and Target. #Photography Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
5 Things I did to Photograph Jennifer Lopez (and other Celebs)
Dec 13 • 25 min
This is a very helpful podcast that will help you get a solid start to 2019 and beyond. To read the full article click here” howtophotograph.net/photo-advice/jennifer-lopez To start your photography career the right way and the healthy way, click here…
Trust the universe, her plan is better than yours! (Photographing LP)
Dec 10 • 9 min
I’m starting to break down my photo shoots and giving behind the scenes and insight to how they were created or something interesting about them. The intention is that you are inspired or that you learn something which will help your career. The first…
How can my photographs stand out?
Dec 6 • 9 min
Supercharge your career by learning the steps I took to start my career. It’s important to consider a course from photographers who have already accomplished what you wish to achieve yourself! My 12-Week course takes you through every step necessary to…
82: Know your Value, Charge your value!
Dec 5 • 14 min
This episode is about understanding your value and the transformation that you bring to the client’s life. I mainly focus on event photographers but this can help photographers of all genres. https://howtophotograph.net/start-a-photography-business/ Read…
81: IG Models vs Agency Models (Part 7)
Dec 2 • 14 min
https://howtophotograph.net/start-a-photography-business/ Start your photography business the right way, save time and earn sooner. This is not just a course but a true mentorship wrapped up into a course. It’s a 12 Week Program that you can also take at…
80: How to Contact the Modeling Agency for Your Shoot (Part 6)
Nov 27 • 16 min
How do you contact the modeling agency so that you can have a successful and elevating shoot? What if you are a new photographer? What if you are an established one? Listen here and then do your thing! Also if you want to save time and start your…
79: The Fashion Photo Shoot Mood Board (Part 5)
Nov 24 • 8 min
The mood board is vital for a successful photo shoot and it will save your much hassle during a shoot and after for the post-production. If you’re looking for a way to build a strong mood board, this will give you great guidance. Are you interested in…
78: How to Hire your Photography Team & more (Part 4)
Nov 16 • 22 min
This is the 4th part of building your fashion photography portfolio series. The book originally made it to #1 on the digital photography sales charts and fashion photography sales charts at #1 also! Over the next few podcasts, we will break the book down…
77: Build your Fashion Photography Portfolio (Part 3) FREE WORK?!
Nov 14 • 13 min
This is the 3rd part of building your fashion photography portfolio series. The book originally made it to #1 on the digital photography sales charts and fashion photography sales charts at #1 also! Over the next few podcasts, we will break the book down…
76: Build your Fashion Photography Portfolio (Part 2)
Nov 10 • 14 min
This is the second part of building your fashion photography portfolio series. The book originally made it to #1 on the digital photography sales charts and fashion photography sales charts at #1 also! Over the next few podcasts, we will break the book…
75: Build Your Fashion Photography Portfolio (Part 1)
Nov 7 • 9 min
Coming up in the next series of podcasts, I am taking my number 1 book on Amazon for all of Digital Photography and Fashion Photography. I am offering them as a part of this podcast at no cost to you. Each episode goes into the book and gives you the…
74: Photographers Make it Easy for them to Hire You!
Nov 5 • 8 min
Photographers make it simple. If you put yourself in their shoes, getting hired is easy and profitable. Check out this podcast. It does say a few bad words but the content is helpful. Also to read more about this and see the full youtube video please…
73: Jack of all trades NO MORE!
Nov 3 • 20 min
Jack of all trades NO MORE! this podcast has some background noise. Very sorry about that! But be patient cause the info is very useful. https://howtophotograph.net/learn/book-more-photography-clients-with-one-trick Become a supporter of this podcast:…
72: Photographers Respect Your Value
Oct 30 • 5 min
Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful! www.facebook.com/groups/129178604367978/ Subscribe on Youtube for tons of awesome footage www.youtube.com/WalidAzamiTV Join my mailing list howtophotograph.net/subscribe-photograph-guide/ (I hire from…
71: Change your Words, Make more Money!
Oct 26 • 13 min
Photographers check the words that you use. Words change how others perceive you. How they perceive you is how they value you. How they value you is how much they think you’re worth paying. BOOM. Get your money! This is a small portion of my upcoming…
70: photography is a growing occupation
Oct 24 • 8 min
I recorded this podcast in the car, please forgive any outside noises. It’s important that the tiger furs realize the field is growing, the money is shifting and so you must shift your services also. Pay attention to this podcast and I hope that it…
69: Photographers with less Style, Earn More!
Oct 22 • 15 min
For a discount on upcoming “30 days to a photo business” class, sign up here! https://howtophotograph.net/subscribe-photograph-guide/ See the video that will go deeper into detail about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZ_Tb_mh0Y&t Become a supporter…
68: Buy a Used Digital Camera (Christmas Shopping)
Oct 19 • 7 min
https://howtophotograph.net/learn/usedcamera-buyingguide Sign up early for the course - howtophotograph.net/subscribe-photograph-guide/ You will regret it if you miss first tier pricing! Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful!…
67: 2019 Wish List for Photographers
Oct 17 • 9 min
sign up early for the course - https://howtophotograph.net/subscribe-photograph-guide/ You will regret it if you miss first tier pricing! Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful! www.facebook.com/groups/129178604367978/ Subscribe on Youtube…
66: They’re not Paying your Bills
Oct 15 • 8 min
As a reminder my friends, they’re not paying your bills. They’re not waking up in your body every day. Follow your gut. Listen to more… By the way, if you sign up for my newsletter I’ll make sure you get a reserved rate for my upcoming classes on making…
65: Photography Masterclass! (First Access)
Oct 12 • 10 min
Listen listen! If you’re on this podcast, this is your chance to reserve your price. Sign up here… https://howtophotograph.net/subscribe-photograph-guide/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
64: How to Build a Photography Business (Listen to this!)
Oct 10 • 14 min
If you are interested in starting a photography business, THIS is a must-listen episode. Please bookmark it! To read more about this in a blog post, see the Youtube video about it and get the free infographic visit here…
63: Build a Long Career with these 3 Questions for each Client!
Oct 9 • 13 min
If you’re a fan of the following podcast, please subscribe to the newsletter below. That’s the only place you’ll get up to 50% off my future course that will teach you every single step to getting started in photography, and get paid for it!…
62: Shoot with Intention (or Perish)
Oct 7 • 7 min
I photographed world famous swimsuit model Sierra Skye, and then I almost didn’t release any of the images. Why? I wanted to make sure my intentions were clear and that I did not contribute to the “rape culture” of women. This is a personal podcast - and…
61: Websites like Unsplash…
Oct 5 • 10 min
I’m going on a negative rant today. I use bad words. Listen in private and remember that people will respect you based on the boundaries you lay out. If you want to upload images to websites like Unsplash, listen to this. Unsplash are not the bad guys. We…
60: Photography School Announcement! BIG!!!
Oct 2 • 7 min
2019, top of the year I am opening my own online video courses for photographers to learn EVERY SINGLE STEP necessary to opening and operating a successful photography business. Each month’s lesson gets you ready for the next month. Lessons are released…
59: 3 Ways to Tag a Photographer on Instagram
Sep 27 • 10 min
Read more about that here howtophotograph.net/photo-advice/should-the-photographer-pay-the-model Watch video Directly here www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3vSMqyD-qU Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful! www.facebook.com/groups/129178604367978/…
58: Relax! Give Yourself a Break! Enjoy the Process
Sep 20 • 5 min
First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I think this is so good. howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks these are the books that I wish was around when I started! Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful!…
57: The Model Wants the Photographer to Pay!
Sep 17 • 5 min
In this podcast, you are going to learn how to deal with models that want to be paid, by you the photographer, and I’m going to show you a workaround to that. You will learn a few tips to handle this situation and come out winning! The Instagram model…
56: Photographers LEARN TO WALK AWAY! Here’s how
Sep 11 • 5 min
In this latest podcast, I go into 3 red flags potentially bad clients show, and how you can recognize them. This may or may not be from a personal experience in the past couple of weeks…allegedly. How do you know when a new client may take advantage of…
55: A Note for All Photographers
Sep 4 • 7 min
First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I think this is so good. howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks these are the books that I wish was around when I started! Join my​ Private Facebook Group here: it’s so helpful!…
54: Photographers You NEED Community!
Aug 28 • 8 min
If this podcast taught you a few things, please consider sharing with your community. It’s important we all climb up together and learn from each other! First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I think this is so good.…
53: How to Market your Photography Business with Color
Aug 23 • 18 min
Read more below on how color will help your business in photography https://howtophotograph.net/learn/marketing-for-photography-business First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I think this is so good. howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks…
52: Budget Photo Shoots (with Expensive Results!)
Aug 14 • 10 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbbX3qQhnRo&t= If this podcast taught you a few things, please consider sharing with your community. It’s important we all climb up together and learn from each other! First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I…
Episode 51: New Photographers Learn How to Charge Customers
Aug 12 • 20 min
If this podcast taught you a few things, please consider sharing with your community. It’s important we all climb up together and learn from each other! https://howtophotograph.net/photo-advice/photographer-working-for-free First of all, this is a GREAT…
Episode 50: Your Competition Works for Free?
Aug 10 • 13 min
howtophotograph.net/photoshoot-bts/how-to-plan-ad-campaign First of all, this is a GREAT thing! Listen to why I think this is so good. howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks these are the books that I wish was around when I started! Join my​ Private…
Episode 49: Mood Boards That Get You Hired!
Aug 8 • 10 min
I break down my entire pitch, mood board and how we ran a photo shoot for The Bouquet Bar upon their big launch! THIS PODCAST WILL SAVE YOU A COUPLE YEARS OF TROUBLE. Forward it to a loved on or bookmark it!…
Episode 48: Photography Tips from a Model!
Jul 31 • 5 min
If you have been wanting to work with models, this is a good one for you! A Wilhelmina model speaks to photographers about what makes them feel comfortable on set, shooting instructions, and how to contact them!…
Episode 47: Photographs You NEED Boundaries to Succeed!
Jul 30 • 12 min
Photographers here is how you can gain the respect of your friends and family members. Draw boundaries… and In this podcast, I got a little more into detail about that! Also, see the links below to gain more photography tips. First of all this is a GREAT…
Episode 46: Quick tips on underwater Photography!
Jul 27 • 7 min
If you’re looking for quick tips on how you can get the best photographs for your underwater photography, check out this podcast. If you want more tips click the link below! https://howtophotograph.net/learn/iphone-underwater-photography?rq=underwater…
Episode 45: How to Hire Your Team (What to Look For!)
Jul 24 • 10 min
How do you hire your team so that your shoot is positive, productive and everyone wins? This podcast discuss my thoughts on hiring your assistant, glam team and wardrobe team. What do you look for? What should you avoid?…
Episode 44: When Client says, “We Found a Cheaper Option”
Jul 22 • 18 min
First of all this is a GREAT thing! Listen why I think this is so good. howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks Join by Private Facebook Group here: www.facebook.com/groups/129178604367978/ Subscribe on Youtube for tons of awesome footage…
Episode 43: How Do I Select a Model?
Jul 17 • 10 min
How do I select tomorrow for an upcoming photo shoot? What are the things I look for? And this podcast I go over three of my favorites and if you click the link below, you can see the entire list! See more tips here:…
Episode 42: Client said What to Me?!?
Jul 14 • 10 min
What one client said to me during a shoot left a major impact and I wanted to discuss it with you on being better photographers that run a very successful studio! howtophotograph.net/portfolio-review/ (hire Walid)…
Episode 41: The “Could You just…” Dilemma
Jul 10 • 26 min
Managing client expectations is one of the hardest parts of having a creative business. We photographers and other creatives struggle with this aspect, and on this podcast I touch on 3 big points that can help you manage client expectations better. And…
Episode 40: Cheap Lighting Hack!
Jul 6 • 9 min
Read about the Luci light (MPOWERD) that I used for a photo shoot, see the photographs and see the camera settings. howtophotograph.net/learn/affordable-lighting-hacks howtophotograph.net/portfolio-review/ (hire Walid)…
Episode 39: Machines Taking Over Photography Jobs?
Jul 5 • 15 min
Couple bad words in this one! Machines are popping up in the market that geared at E-commerce websites to replace their in-house​ photographer. While this is a great concept, it cannot and will not replace the real photographer. I’ve given you 5 ways to…
Episode 38: Portfolio Reviews (Mini Review vs. Full Review)
Jul 3 • 9 min
What is a portfolio review and how can it help you build a stronger career in photography? https://howtophotograph.net/portfolio-review/ (hire Walid) https://howtophotograph.net/news/-photographer-portfolio-review (see portfolio review)…
Episode 37: BONUS Fashion Photography Tips
Jun 29 • 10 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my eBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Episode 36: Photo Shoot Tips! (Part 5 of 5)
Jun 27 • 12 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my eBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Episode 35: Contacting the modeling agency (Part 4 of 5)
Jun 27 • 17 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my eBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Episode 34: The Fashion Photography Mood Board (Part 3 of 5)
Jun 26 • 11 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my eBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Episode 33: Fashion Test Shoots are IMPORTANT! (Part 2 of 5)
Jun 26 • 9 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my eBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Getting Started with Fashion Photography (Part 1 of 5)
Jun 25 • 9 min
If you’ve wanted to start in fashion photography but have no idea how to begin or where to begin, this is the episode for you! I am recording 5 episodes this week, where I take you through my EBook and teach you the important steps to getting into fashion…
Meetup.com will get your more photo clients than FB Ads!
Jun 24 • 18 min
If you’re wondering how to book more clients and not spend a ton of money into Facebook ads, I have the perfect solution for you. We’re going after QUALITY instead of quantity and with this easy trick, you can triple your business. This is something I…
IGTV for Photographers
Jun 21 • 7 min
Instagram just released IGTV, Instagram TV. Here three reasons why love it and click the link for the other reasons and to watch the video on this https://howtophotograph.net/news/igtv-photographers Become a supporter of this podcast:…
How to relax your model before the photo shoot
May 21 • 10 min
https://howtophotograph.net/learn/making-model-feel-comfortable Click this link to learn even more tips on how to relax your model and get the most out of them for your photo shoot, it’s about empowering each other and not about ego anymore. Become a…
How to start your fashion photography career
May 16 • 3 min
https://howtophotograph.net/photography-ebooks/ Get the books for free today!!! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Turning gloomy skies into a positive
May 13 • 4 min
This podcast will teach you how to make a negative into a positive and come out looking like a superstar and professional photographer Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Lie to your client!
May 9 • 5 min
In this episode I show you how a quick lie can give you a beautiful set of pictures, listen and learn! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
11 steps to photographing a new model
May 7 • 2 min
https://youtu.be/dfl3qnEjHKE Click this link and it will take you directly to the YouTube video. This is one video you cannot afford to miss, it works on brand new models and advance models. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
2 Choices: Be authentic you or replica of them
May 6 • 5 min
Speaking from personal experience I speak about how you can be yourself and when, instead of being a second rate version of them. Follow on IG @HowtoPhotograph !! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
11 important steps to photographing a new model
May 4 • 5 min
Click the link to see the YouTube video for the rest of the steps, and watch me on set as I work with a brand new model. https://howtophotograph.net/learn/11-important-steps-to-photographing-a-new-model or https://youtu.be/dfl3qnEjHKE Become a supporter…
Referral tips for wedding photographers
May 3 • 5 min
Follow on Instagram @HowtoPhotograph and @Walid.Azami - this podcast is about marketing tips for wedding photographers. I will tell you three great tricks to making the most of referrals which are the best type of clientele you could ask for Become a…
The all-mighty scrim!
Apr 9 • 3 min
https://instagram.com/p/BhWr5FllbzN/ Find out why this is one of the most important tools any photographer should have Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Thank you photographers!!
Apr 5 • 5 min
It’s finally shifting, we are doing it together as one community! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
How to win every single time with your clients
Apr 3 • 5 min
By utilizing the simple tactic of the 5W’s, you are guaranteed to win every single time and impress your clientele. Follow me on Instagram at @howtophotograph Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Internet trolls, rodents of the online world
Mar 30 • 3 min
After “suffering” a few Internet trolls last night I had to revisit the notion that they are injured people and my work had an impact on them. Great listen for anyone who has dealt with cyber bully’s Become a supporter of this podcast:…
How to photograph for a fashion magazine
Mar 27 • 3 min
Click this link https://youtu.be/8vnd_n28ZA8 to hear me ask of the editor of men’s fashion post his opinion on how he hires photographers, what he looks for and how you could be the next photographer. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Buy THIS video shotgun mic!
Mar 20 • 3 min
https://youtu.be/jkQfDQwtWVw this video microphone is a game changer because it can do what the expensive ones can do for under $30. I am not getting paid for this endorsement. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
How we lit this photograph
Mar 11 • 2 min
Check it out! This is how I lit the scene for this new record cover! https://howtophotograph.net/learn/photography-lighting-settings Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
How I stay inspired.
Mar 9 • 4 min
My good friend Alex asked me how I stay inspired as a photographer and I surprise myself with the answer. This is how I stay inspired, and I would love for you to call into the station and tell me your method. My good friend alex asked me how I stay…
2X Your photography clientele!
Mar 6 • 5 min
https://youtu.be/MhmID0IvcNk double your photography bookings with this daily productivity worksheet that I use every single day. It’s a absolute necessity for all the photographers and other creatives! Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Do they want you to fail?
Mar 4 • 5 min
This is quite possibly one my favorite little tricks to find out if somebody is truly on my side or do they secretly love to hear about bad news in my life. I’m sharing this because I think other photographers in creative could benefit from pruning the…
Vero?! Vero!
Feb 28 • 5 min
https://howtophotograph.net/camera-reviews/vero This is a social media app you should join and support, here are 11 reasons why. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Should you trust them?
Feb 24 • 4 min
What do you do when somebody says, “trust me”. What do you think is the best answer? Should you give them your work or run away? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Don’t lie to the client
Feb 22 • 4 min
Many photographers are dishonest about their post production skills, and rely on the plug-ins and actions. See why this is important to avoid… Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Photographers: Stand Out!
Feb 20 • 2 min
For photographers wanting to stand out, follow these easy instructions and it is sure to happen. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
How to hire for your shoot
Feb 8 • 2 min
Two quick tips on hiring your model and crew Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
Recipe for success!
Feb 6 • 1 min
Daily advice for making your photography business stronger Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
My thoughts on UNSPLASH
Feb 4 • 5 min
My thoughts on the service, these are painting as you may or may not agree with. I invite you to make your own judgment. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
About me and this channel!
Feb 1 • 6 min
Take a minute to listen to why I’m doing this channel and why it’s important that you favorite it. My goal is to help upcoming photographers have the same success that I did by teaching them about the business of photography, Photo tips and tricks, and of…
Latest Camera to get a job?
Jan 31 • 4 min
Many people ask me if they need the latest and greatest in cameras and lighting gear to book jobs. Click this link for my YouTube channel to see that is absolutely a myth and to see which gear are use for a big national campaign…
Attend school for photography?
Jan 31 • 2 min
Drew from North Carolina asked if he should use military benefits to gain an education in photography, or is there a better method? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support
How to Photograph Intro
Jan 31 • 0 min
Ask me your questions about photography and the business of photography Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/walidazami/support