Episode 15: I Wish I Knew: The Value of Relationships – Ashley Freehan
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Episode 15: I Wish I Knew: The Value of Relationships – Ashley Freehan

Are you feeling isolated? Do you lack the support you need to grow your business, while also desiring to add value to the lives and businesses of those around you? Have you been struggling to create genuine connections and relationships with others in your community?

In Episode 15 of The Noobie Podcast, Ashley Freehan shares her journey toward creating and cultivating deep relationships with others in the photography industry. Tune in as we chat about ways that you can apply the value that building relationships can bring to your business, including being open to connection with other photographers, getting connected with local complimentary vendors, and more!

Episode 14: I Wish I Knew: It’s Good to Be Uncomfortable – Brittany Ford
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Episode 14: I Wish I Knew: It’s Good to Be Uncomfortable – Brittany Ford

Do you find that you’re hesitant to go into situations that feel uncomfortable, leading to slow growth in your business? Does facing fear and discomfort seem daunting?

In Episode 14 of The Noobie Podcast, Brittany Ford dives into ways that photographers can learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Tune in as we chat about what it means to step into uncomfortable situations and environments – whether it’s learning to go with the flow, charging what you’re worth, or investing in your business. There are so many avenues you can take, little by little, that will offer opportunities for growth to occur!

Episode 13: I Wish I Knew: How to Create Buzz – Chris Evans
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Episode 13: I Wish I Knew: How to Create Buzz – Chris Evans

Are you looking for ways to generate interest in your business, both from clients and other industry professionals? Are you unsure of how to convert that interest into bookings?

In Episode 13 of The Noobie Podcast, Chris Evans discusses how buzz (or brand awareness) can be created when starting, and ultimately growing, a photography business. Tune in as we chat about the importance of creating content that has a unique-to-you-angle, as well as being intentional about the value that you bring to the working relationships with other professionals.

Episode 12: I Wish I Knew: How to Share Photos – Morgan Taylor
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Episode 12: I Wish I Knew: How to Share Photos – Morgan Taylor

If you recently started your photography business, you may be considering the best way to share images with your clients. Do you send an email with attachments? A Dropbox link? An online gallery?

In Episode 12 of The Noobie Podcast, Morgan Taylor shares his journey through image sharing, from burned discs and thumb drives to Dropbox and online galleries. Image sharing has certainly come a long way in the last decade and there are many different ways to go about it! Tune in as we chat about how online galleries offer a way to visually reflect your brand, with a wide range of tools built in to help you market yourself and your business!

Episode 11: I Wish I Knew: How to Edit Properly – Tom Russo
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Episode 11: I Wish I Knew: How to Edit Properly – Tom Russo

When it comes to editing, it’s easy to feel out of your element when there are so many parts to consider. Is your style light and airy, dark and moody, bright and clean? Are you personally editing the images or are you outsourcing? What is a good edit?

In Episode 11 of The Noobie Podcast, Tom Russo offers practical advice on how to approach editing. While this topic runs deep and wide, there are foundational elements that can be applied in your business from the beginning! Tune in as we discuss the most important elements of a proper edit, from preset usage and practicing how you edit to getting critiques and researching photographers with styles that you love.

Episode 10: I Wish I Knew: How to Get Out of Auto Mode – Kellee Clarke
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Episode 10: I Wish I Knew: How to Get Out of Auto Mode – Kellee Clarke

Have you purchased your first camera and found yourself reliant on the automatic settings? Are you wanting to make the switch to manual, so that you’re fully in control of the images that you create?

In Episode 10 of The Noobie Podcast, Kellee Clarke shares the journey she made from her default use of the automatic camera settings to taking the steps to learn how to shoot manually. Tune in as we chat about how you can use the auto camera settings as a starting point, how educating yourself plays a huge role in your comfort levels, and how, at the end of the day, you just have to go for it!

Episode 9: I Wish I Knew: How Long It Takes to Become Established – Scott Choucino
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Episode 9: I Wish I Knew: How Long It Takes to Become Established – Scott Choucino

Do you struggle with knowing what steps to take when you’re just starting out, so that the work you are doing every day is aligning with your long term goals?

In Episode 9 of The Noobie Podcast, Scott Choucino helps us unpack what being an established photographer means and what that can look like at different stages of your photography career. Tune in as we discuss the importance of patience, showing up and doing the hard work, and finding opportunities to continue developing your skill sets.

Episode 8: I Wish I Knew: This Is An Endurance Race – Kim Kovacik
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Episode 8: I Wish I Knew: This Is An Endurance Race – Kim Kovacik

Does running your business feel disjointed and chaotic, when you thought it would be more of a linear process? Do you have systems in place to keep you going for the long run?

In Episode 8 of The Noobie Podcast, Kim Kovacik shines a light on the idea that running a business, whether freelance artistry or a freelance business, is an endurance race – not a sprint. While the hope may be for an uphill climb to the top, the reality is that there will be rocky lows and amazing highs, but each experience is a part of the journey. Tune in as we chat about being your own cheerleader and inspiration, how to stay encouraged when you’re feeling down, and how to protect your boundaries to maintain balance in your life.

Episode 7: I Wish I Knew: How to Minimize Overwhelm – Kalla Ramberg
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Episode 7: I Wish I Knew: How to Minimize Overwhelm – Kalla Ramberg

Have you recently started a photography business and feel as if you’ve been thrown into the fire? Are you reacting to the stress and overwhelm as it happens, instead of recognizing when and where you tend to get overwhelmed and being proactive about managing it?

In Episode 7 of The Noobie Podcast, Kalla Ramberg opens up about her personal experience with overwhelm as her photography business quickly gained steam in the last couple of years. While there can be an external pressure to hustle and do whatever it takes to make your goals a reality, there is something to be said for stepping back and reassessing the situation and your needs. Tune in as we chat about finding a mentor, how to recognize areas that you may struggle in, and how you can outsource or delegate tasks before you reach overwhelm.

Episode 6: I Wish I Knew: My Self-Worth – Tracy Jones
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Episode 6: I Wish I Knew: My Self-Worth – Tracy Jones

Have you struggled with self-worth when it comes to being true to yourself as a photography business owner? Are you consuming more than creating? Do you lack support and crave connection with fellow creatives?

In Episode 6 of The Noobie Podcast, Tracy Jones speaks on the topic of self-worth. As photographers and small business owners, what we do is personal – meaning that bits and pieces of who we are become tied into the art that we create and the services that we provide. Tune in as we chat about the concept of self-worth, knowing who you are and what you have to offer, and ways that you can implement the significance of self-worth into your business!