SFPP 11: How To Outsource Your Photography Editing With ShootDotEdit

SFPP 11: How To Outsource Your Photography Editing With ShootDotEdit

Do you ever look at the sheer volume of photos that need to be edited after a wedding and cringe?

For a long time that was me.

Editing was taking up all of my time and I was left with no time to actually GROW my business.

Something had to change.

I resisted outsourcing my photo editing for a long time because I thought I would be losing creative control of my photos and that this is what my clients were paying me for.

When I finally let go and handed my images over to an editor it was one of the best business decisions I ever made.

That's why I brought Jared Bauman on the SFP podcast today.

Jared Bauman is a Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, one of the most well known post processing partners for wedding professionals. Some of the biggest names in the photography industry trust ShootDotEdit with their images and Jared is one of the premiere experts on photography outsourcing.

Prior to ShootDotEdit, Jared was a professional photographer and ran a successful customer focused photography studio based out of his hometown, San Diego California.

We'll be discussing the pros and cons of outsourcing your editing as well as other tips to save time so you can do more meaningful work.

SFPP 10: How To Protect Your Photography Business With The Law Tog

SFPP 10: How To Protect Your Photography Business With The Law Tog

Legal protection is NOT one of the more sexy topics to cover like attracting customers or maximizing profits, but it's one of the most critical.

That's why I brought Rachel Brenke on the show today.

Better known as The Law Tog, Rachel is the foremost leader in helping photographers protect their businesses.

She's been featured on CreativeLive, WPPI, PPA, and just about every other major publication not only because she is a expert in her field – but also because she's able to take a dry subject (like the law) and make it easy to understand and approachable.

In this episode Rachel provides a fantastic overview of what you should be doing to protect your business as well as a ton of other actionable advice.

SFPP 09: Becoming CEO Of Your Photography Business With Heidi Thompson

SFPP 09: Becoming CEO Of Your Photography Business With Heidi Thompson

One of my favorite quotes is

“What got you here won't get you there.”

In order to take your business to the next level you need to change your strategies as well as your mindset.

You need to go from being a photographer, to being the CEO of a photography company.

It's a small change, but an important one.

But what exactly does being the CEO of your photography business mean?

Well that's what I invited Heidi Thompson from Evolve Your Wedding Business to talk about on the podcast today.

Heidi helps wedding professionals grow their businesses and is a self proclaimed “marketing geek” who's been featured on The Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, Sprouting Photographer, and about a dozen other high profile outlets.

SFPP 08: How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs And Build Confidence With Jordan Harbinger

SFPP 08: How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs And Build Confidence With Jordan Harbinger

One of the biggest areas I think photographers can get value from is learning more about social dynamics, or how people interact with other people.

This is especially important because we provide a service.

We deal with people every day.

When we meet with clients and we’re not only selling our services, but we’re selling ourselves.

That’s why in this episode of the SFP podcast I'll be interviewing Jordan Harbinger from the Art of Charm.

Jordan is an expert in social dynamics and he co-founded one of the top ranked podcasts in iTunes that teaches people how to improve their life and business through social skills.

His podcast has been downloaded millions of times and he’s met, interviewed, and coached some of the most successful people on the planet.

Today we’re going to talk to him about overcoming limiting beliefs, how to build confidence in your work, how to quickly establish rapport with potential clients and tons more awesome stuff.

SFPP 07: 20 Simple Tips To Take Control And Get Better Shots On The Wedding Day

SFPP 07: 20 Simple Tips To Take Control And Get Better Shots On The Wedding Day

One of the largest struggles I hear from photographers is that they're not happy with the quality of their work.

When I probe further and ask why they're unhappy with their images they say things like…

“The venue was dark and ugly”

or

“The wedding party arrived late and I only had 15 minutes, if I had more time I could have created the kind of images I know I'm capable of”

I hate to be blunt, but these people need some tough love.

It's your responsibility to deliver.

There are no excuses.

You need to control the wedding day so that you have what you need to produce beautiful artwork for your clients.

That's why in today's podcast episode, I'm running through 20 tips and strategies I've learned over the past 5 years on how to take charge of the wedding day so that you can capture those jaw dropping shots.