Portrait Session: The Photography Podcast for Portrait Photographers

Portrait Session: The Photography Podcast for Portrait Photographers

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The Photography Podcast for Portrait Photographers
Senior Portraiture - Making Your Client Experience a Top Priority
Nov 21 • 55 min
This is episode 6, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Makenzie Hollar to discuss her incredible approach to senior rep programs and the challenges of…
Headshot Photography - Finding Creativity Within Restrictions S02 Ep - 05
Oct 23 • 58 min
This is episode 5, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Rafal Wegiel to discuss unique and artistic approaches to headshot photography. Website:…
Newborn Photography: A Specialty for Serious Business Owners
Oct 9 • 61 min
In episode 4 of our season discussing various specialties in portrait photography, Erica and Connor sit down with Sharon McMahon, a total boss and dominating force in the world of newborn portraiture. Even listeners who think they are not interested in…
Fashion Photography: A Practice in Teamwork S02 Ep - 03
Sep 18 • 74 min
This is episode 3, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Jonny Edward to discuss his experiences as a fashion photographer. Then, on sticking points, Connor…
Wedding Photography: The Portrait Photographer’s Marathon
Sep 11 • 75 min
This is episode 2, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Seth from Seth and Beth Photography to discuss specializing in wedding photography as a career.…
Let’s Talk About Specialties in Portrait Photography - Season 2 Episode 1
Sep 4 • 46 min
Erica and Connor take an overview of the subject they are talking about throughout the second season of Portrait Session: The different specialties in portrait photography. This is just an overview of all the different types of photography a person…
Season 1 Wrap Up - Listener Q&A’s About the Season - S01 Ep12
Aug 14 • 58 min
Erica and Connor spend the entirety of todays episode answering listener’s additional questions that have come up throughout this season as well as tying up other loose ends from the season. We are both sincerely so thankful for all of the love and…
Managing Life as You Transition to Your Job as a Photographer - S01 Ep11
Aug 7 • 68 min
In todays episode Erica and Connor give you tips for managing life as you transition into your job as a portrait photographer. Then, on sticking points, Connor sits down with Frank Gallagher to discuss techniques for bringing out a person’s authentic…
Additional Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business - S01 Ep 10
Jul 31 • 64 min
In todays episode we talk about additional marketing strategies to help you grow your business. Then, on sticking points, Connor sits down with Pete Lagregor to discuss ways he can convert traffic coming to his website into actual bookings. Developing…
SEO and Building an Organic Web Presence for Your Business - S01 Ep09
Jul 23 • 70 min
In todays episode we talk about building an organic web presence to allow people to find your business on the web without you having to pay for advertising. This can be done through the channels of social media, google business/pages, and strengthened…
Branding and Displaying Your Work - S01 Ep08
Jul 17 • 79 min
In todays episode Erica and Connor talk about displaying your portfolio and tips for building the visual elements of your brand. Then, on sticking points, I sit down with Michael Pugh to give him some thoughts on intentional improvement as he learns more…
Tailoring Your Ideal Client Experience - S01 Ep 07
Jul 10 • 66 min
In this episode Erica and Connor discuss different considerations to make as you think through the way you would like your ideal client to move through their interactions with your business. This can range from being a high end full service photographer,…
Setting Prices For Your Business - S01 Ep 06
Jul 3 • 58 min
In this Episode, Erica and Connor discuss the considerations to make when setting your prices for your business to allow for it to be sustainable over the long term. This is a very important consideration to make as you establish your business to ensure…
Portfolio Building and Culling the Right Way - S01 Ep05
Jun 26 • 52 min
In this episode, Erica and Connor discuss the best practices for putting together and curating a strong and effective portfolio that will help you put your best foot forward. Then on Sticking Points, Connor sits down with Aaron Taylor to discuss the ways…
Banking, Bookkeeping, and Accounting for your Photo Business - S01 Ep 04
Jun 19 • 71 min
Erica and Connor discuss the things to consider in getting your business set up with a bank account and give our recommendations for things like bookkeeping software, business lines of credit, credit cards, and accounting. Then, on Sticking Points, Connor…
Going Legit - Establishing Your Business as a Legal Entity - S01 Ep 03
Jun 12 • 58 min
Erica and Connor Discuss how to go about getting your business established as a legal entity with the state and federal government. Then on Sticking Points, Connor sits down with Nick Skog to talk about how he can bring order to the tasks he has to take…
Deciding What Kind of Portrait Business You Want - S 01 Ep 02
Jun 5 • 51 min
Erica and Connor discuss the factors that go into deciding what kind of portrait business you want to start and explain the importance of bringing focus to your business. There are many ways to take pictures of people for money, but what ways do you want…
The Steps You Should Take to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business
May 28 • 69 min
​​​​​​​In this Episode, Erica and Connor Discuss The changes coming to the podcast’s format before having a conversation concerning the overall steps a person interested in taking their portrait photography hobby and turning it in to a business.
Takeaways From the Create Photography Retreat (LIVE) - EP 108
Mar 26 • 29 min
In this episode, Erica and Connor discuss various takeaways they have from their time teaching at the Create Photography Retreat.
5 Ways to Improve Your Portraits in 30 Days - EP 107
Feb 26 • 28 min
Erica & Connor share their best suggestions to help you improve your portraits in the next 30 days. Familiarize yourself with your gear. It is easy to get bogged down with GAS, but it is important to realize that the best gear you can use is the stuff you…
GOALS! - EP 106
Dec 27, 2017 • 38 min
Erica and Connor reflect on their 2017 goals and share their goals for 2018. Erica 2017 Reflections Taking time for myself, not overbooking - success! Creating epic multiple exposures - failure! Book 5 weddings at my highest collection - success! Connor…
Listener Q&A - EP 105
Nov 28, 2017 • 47 min
Erica & Connor answer questions from the Improve Photography Podcast Facebook group. Andrea De Anda Hi Erica, I’m moving from the Central Coast to the Bay area, What tips or advice would you give a wedding photographer like me to start/transfer my…
Real Talk - Strobe & Speedlight Modifiers - EP 104
Oct 24, 2017 • 36 min
Erica and Connor talk about their preferred light modifiers in a variety of photographic situations. What is your Overall favorite modifier and why? Do you have a specific brand you love? Favorite Modifier to go out on a location with?
Pre-Production Tips for Styled Shoots - EP 103
Sep 26, 2017 • 38 min
Erica & Connor talk about their recent experiences producing styled shoots and major campaigns, and share their tips for successful shoots. Erica’s most recent production Hanga 55 unique photos and videos Production manager and photographer Connor’s most…
Using Video as a Form of Marketing - EP 102
Aug 28, 2017 • 51 min
Erica and Connor talk with Michael Sasser about the value of adding video as a marketing tool along with his tips on how to do so to maximize its effects.
Advice to Our Younger Photography Selves - EP 101
Jul 24, 2017 • 39 min
Connor and Erica share their advice for new portrait photographers. Get out and shoot, but shoot with specific goals in mind. If it doesn’t look the way you want it out of camera, you’re not going to get it that way in Post. Look at other photographers…
Tips and Tricks for Posing Women - EP 100
Jun 26, 2017 • 42 min
Erica and Connor share their tips and tricks for posing women. For more in depth advice for posing women, be sure to check out Erica’s training video on Improve Photography Plus! Focus on curves Work from the bottom up for a basic pose Angle Foot…
The Biggest Mistakes Photographers Make - EP 98
May 10, 2017 • 32 min
Nick and Connor discuss common mistakes we see photographers make in their photography and post processing of portrait sessions.
Things to take care of before your busy season hits - EP 97
Apr 18, 2017 • 38 min
In this Episode Nick and Connor Discuss the tasks that a person should be taking care of in their slow season so they don’t end up causing problems for you in the middle of your busy season.
Proper white balance and calibration - EP 96
Apr 11, 2017 • 37 min
Connor and Sandy share experiences, tips, and advice for nailing white balance and calibration.
PS Facebook Group Q&A - EP 95
Mar 30, 2017 • 35 min
Erica and Connor take a look at some listener questions and discuss things like traveling for weddings, educational resources, and lighting.
Advertising on Facebook - EP 94
Mar 23, 2017 • 43 min
Erica talks with Sarah Evans, the woman behind the course, Social Leads, to discuss the value of Facebook advertising and some best practices associated with it.
Live at the Improve Photography Retreat - EP 93
Mar 17, 2017 • 35 min
Erica, Nick, and Connor sit down with Jeff Harmon in front of a live audience at the Improve Photography Retreat to answer questions about the art of photography business. They discuss tax practices, the value of an accountant, and more!
Shooting headshots like a pro - EP 92
Feb 24, 2017 • 34 min
Erica and Connor share their knowledge of headshot photography. They discuss lighting setups, types of headshots, and more.
Defining your style - EP 91
Feb 3, 2017 • 35 min
Erica and Connor talk about what it means to have a photography style and how to develop your own style.
Connor tackles listener questions - EP 90
Jan 26, 2017 • 42 min
Connor discusses banding, film photography, educational courses, focal lengths, and more.
Lessons learned from 2016 - EP 88
Dec 28, 2016 • 38 min
The Portrait Session trio shares their top 5 lessons from 2016 and creative and professional goals for 2017.
Growing your business - EP 86
Dec 7, 2016 • 27 min
Offering step & repeat photo booth services at corporate events is a great way to increase your revenue and book more jobs.
10 things to do to improve your portraits - EP 84
Nov 15, 2016 • 31 min
These are 10 easy things to improve your portraits and step up your photography game today.
Q&A with Connor & Nick - EP 83
Nov 7, 2016 • 36 min
Nick and Connor chat about off camera flash, how to backlight images, gels, and more.
Listener Q&A with Erica & Connor - EP 82
Oct 25, 2016 • 40 min
Erica and Connor discuss the Facebook algorithm, lenses, image delivery, and lighting.
Nick and Connor live in Maui - EP 81
Oct 18, 2016 • 15 min
Nick and Connor talk about their experiences and photography while on Maui.