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Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Allie Siarto: Photographer and Photography Educator

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Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Allie Siarto: Photographer and Photography Educator

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Stories and career inspiration from professional photographers

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Episode 83: Replay: Creating a Profitable Photography Business with Justin and Mary Marantz - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

I interviewed Justin and Mary Marantz years ago, but their words are still just as relevant and inspirational today. Recommended Reading for Photographers: * How to Win Friends and Influence Peopleby Dale Carnegie * The E-Myth Revisitedby Michael Gerber * The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen Covey * Simple Abundanceby Sarah Ban Breathnach (more geared toward women) * Your Best Life Nowby Joel Osteen Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up to get bonus guides, freebies, discounts and goodies below: First Name Email Address

23 MIN2017 DEC 28
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Episode 83: Replay: Creating a Profitable Photography Business with Justin and Mary Marantz - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 82: Replay: Goal Setting for the New Year with Molly Mahar - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

This episode originally aired on the podcast last spring, but I’m bringing it back this week because this is the perfect time to reflect, reset and start setting goals and planning for 2018. I’m currently going through Molly’s Holiday Council—spending my evenings sipping egg nog on my big couch with my little red notebook scribbling down ideas and pinning all the things. A few topics from today’s show: Inner conflict, feeling unfulfilled, making giant leaps and learning to adult Gaining clarity for your dreams and your goals How to set goals that will actually make you happy Jealousy, comparison and defining “success” Getting away from the expectations of others Related Links: * TheJoy Equation Course From Stratejoy (running live from May 6 – June 19, 2017) * The Holiday Council from Stratejoy (running every December) * Gretchen Rubin:What Kind of Person Are You? The Four Rubin Tendencies Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others ...

29 MIN2017 DEC 21
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Episode 82: Replay: Goal Setting for the New Year with Molly Mahar - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 58: Let’s Kick Back and Relax! - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

I’m taking this whole week off to sail with my family and enjoy my time outside in the great state of Michigan for my favorite holiday week. I’ll be back next week with the final part of my three part series on how to take photos like a high end photographer. We’ll be talking about how to discover your personal style and deliver it consistently to clients. Until then, if you’re looking for a little business inspiration, be sure to check out my free video series, 3 Key Steps to a Six Figure Wedding Photography Business, and feel free to submit any questions that you want to see answered on the podcast through my contact form. Enjoy your week!

1 MIN2017 JUL 5
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Episode 58: Let’s Kick Back and Relax! - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 57: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 2: What Photography Gear Do I Use? - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Click the image below to getmy free download with thefull breakout of the exact gear that I use as a professional portrait and wedding photographer: We’re on week two of my three part series, How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer. Here’s what we’re covering over the course of three weeks: * Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera * Part 2 (Today): What Photography Gear Do I Use? * Part 3: Developing a Consistent Style as a Photographer Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up below: First Name Email Address

27 MIN2017 JUN 28
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Episode 57: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 2: What Photography Gear Do I Use? - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 56: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Photo season is in full swing here in Michigan, and after quite a few questions about how to take better photos, I’ve decided to jump into a three part series about how to take photos like a high end photographer. Here’s what we’ll cover: Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera Part 2: What’s In My Camera Bag? Part 3: Developing a Consistent Style as a Photographer Be sure to subscribe in iTunesand sign up for e-mail notifications so you don’t miss a thing. Related Resources: * ExpoDisc (this is an affiliate link—if you’ve found this episode helpful, you can use this link when you buy your Expo Disc as a little way of saying thanks) Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episode...

20 MIN2017 JUN 21
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Episode 56: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 55: Overcoming Jealousy as Photographer - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Feelings of jealousy, comparison and inadequacy sometimes come with the job description as photographers and creative entrepreneurs. Today, I’m discussing those nagging feelings that no one wants to talk about and how you can overcome them in your own business and everyday life. Related Links: * The #GirlBoss on Instagram Vs. Real Female Entrepreneurs * Being Boss: Jealousy and Competition(these ladies talk about becoming friends with anyone who you’re feeling jealous of—I love this idea!) Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up below: First Name Email Address

11 MIN2017 JUN 14
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Episode 55: Overcoming Jealousy as Photographer - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 54: How to Incorporate Video Into Your Photography Business with Ethan Painter - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Ethan Painter, founder of Ethan Painter Photography +Films, is a local friend of mine and a huge part of our local photography community. In today’s podcast, we’re talking about how to start incorporating video into your business—both as a hybrid service to complement your photography and as a way to market yourself and stand out. Topics From Today’s Show: Why should I offer video in my photography business? Offering hybrid video and photography. Gear for hybrid video (should you buy new gear or work with what you have? Using video in social media (marketing your photography business with video). How to use Instagram Stories to market your photography business. Using video in paid advertising. Recommended Video Products (This list contains some affiliate links—if you’ve enjoyed listening to the podcast, consider ordering through the following links to support the show): Sony a7S II Sony Alpha a6500 Zoom H1 Recorder Rode Video Mic Matchstick Microphones DJI Phone Camera Gimbal ...

28 MIN2017 JUN 8
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Episode 54: How to Incorporate Video Into Your Photography Business with Ethan Painter - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 53: 3 Ways to Scale Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

In today’s solo show, I’m givingyou the rundown on the three main ways to scale your photography business. A few topics from today’s show: * Places to outsource in your photography business (and where to find great people) * Things to remember when hiring contractors * How to scale without hiring a team * How to get clients excited about art + keepsake products P.S. I’m totally calling myself out here for posting this episode out of order. I recorded it before publishing my Associate Team episode and my interview about selling more products with Swift Galleries founder, Chris Scott. You can listen to each of these episodes through the links below to hear more details about scaling through these methods. Related Episodes: * Q&A: Building an Associate Team * How Sara Wolfram Grew onelove Photography to a Team of 40 People * How to Start Selling More Products in Your Photography Business In the show, I mentioned my free guide to help you start building out wall art templates for yo...

18 MIN2017 MAY 31
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Episode 53: 3 Ways to Scale Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 52: Getting Brave About Money, Business and Fulfillment with Kristen Kalp - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

EI’ve been a big fan of Kristen Kalp’s work for years now—she’s a former photographer and a current writer and business coach. Her ebooks helped me find my own writing voice, her podcast has kept me company as I edit or work out, and her honesty always makes me smile. So we jumped on Skype to chat about money, boundaries,being true to yourself in business, working with people you really like and all things brave. Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. Related Links: * KristenKalp.com * Kristen’s Podcast, That’s What She Said Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign ...

30 MIN2017 MAY 24
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Episode 52: Getting Brave About Money, Business and Fulfillment with Kristen Kalp - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 51: How to Create Content to Attract Clients to Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Amanda and I know each other from our local Rising Tide Society TuesdaysTogether Group. She runs Rough Draft Solutions, where she creates content for small and mid-sized companies. We sat down together (in person!) to share ideas around how photographers can create better content to attract clients. A Few Topics From This Episode: * How to come up with content for marketing your small business when you’re feeling stuck * How to create a content calendar * How to find your business brand voice * How to mix personal withbusiness on social media * How to create an About page that shows who you are * How to use Instagram to research what you put on your website * How to repurpose content * How to post content across different social media platforms Related Links: * Rough Draft Solutions * @roughdraftsolutions(Instagram) * Rough Draft Solutions on Facebook Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. Your Turn to Share! I’ve s...

32 MIN2017 MAY 17
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Episode 51: How to Create Content to Attract Clients to Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Latest Episodes

Episode 83: Replay: Creating a Profitable Photography Business with Justin and Mary Marantz - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

I interviewed Justin and Mary Marantz years ago, but their words are still just as relevant and inspirational today. Recommended Reading for Photographers: * How to Win Friends and Influence Peopleby Dale Carnegie * The E-Myth Revisitedby Michael Gerber * The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen Covey * Simple Abundanceby Sarah Ban Breathnach (more geared toward women) * Your Best Life Nowby Joel Osteen Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up to get bonus guides, freebies, discounts and goodies below: First Name Email Address

23 MIN2017 DEC 28
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Episode 83: Replay: Creating a Profitable Photography Business with Justin and Mary Marantz - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 82: Replay: Goal Setting for the New Year with Molly Mahar - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

This episode originally aired on the podcast last spring, but I’m bringing it back this week because this is the perfect time to reflect, reset and start setting goals and planning for 2018. I’m currently going through Molly’s Holiday Council—spending my evenings sipping egg nog on my big couch with my little red notebook scribbling down ideas and pinning all the things. A few topics from today’s show: Inner conflict, feeling unfulfilled, making giant leaps and learning to adult Gaining clarity for your dreams and your goals How to set goals that will actually make you happy Jealousy, comparison and defining “success” Getting away from the expectations of others Related Links: * TheJoy Equation Course From Stratejoy (running live from May 6 – June 19, 2017) * The Holiday Council from Stratejoy (running every December) * Gretchen Rubin:What Kind of Person Are You? The Four Rubin Tendencies Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others ...

29 MIN2017 DEC 21
Comments
Episode 82: Replay: Goal Setting for the New Year with Molly Mahar - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 58: Let’s Kick Back and Relax! - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

I’m taking this whole week off to sail with my family and enjoy my time outside in the great state of Michigan for my favorite holiday week. I’ll be back next week with the final part of my three part series on how to take photos like a high end photographer. We’ll be talking about how to discover your personal style and deliver it consistently to clients. Until then, if you’re looking for a little business inspiration, be sure to check out my free video series, 3 Key Steps to a Six Figure Wedding Photography Business, and feel free to submit any questions that you want to see answered on the podcast through my contact form. Enjoy your week!

1 MIN2017 JUL 5
Comments
Episode 58: Let’s Kick Back and Relax! - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 57: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 2: What Photography Gear Do I Use? - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Click the image below to getmy free download with thefull breakout of the exact gear that I use as a professional portrait and wedding photographer: We’re on week two of my three part series, How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer. Here’s what we’re covering over the course of three weeks: * Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera * Part 2 (Today): What Photography Gear Do I Use? * Part 3: Developing a Consistent Style as a Photographer Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up below: First Name Email Address

27 MIN2017 JUN 28
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Episode 57: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 2: What Photography Gear Do I Use? - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 56: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Photo season is in full swing here in Michigan, and after quite a few questions about how to take better photos, I’ve decided to jump into a three part series about how to take photos like a high end photographer. Here’s what we’ll cover: Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera Part 2: What’s In My Camera Bag? Part 3: Developing a Consistent Style as a Photographer Be sure to subscribe in iTunesand sign up for e-mail notifications so you don’t miss a thing. Related Resources: * ExpoDisc (this is an affiliate link—if you’ve found this episode helpful, you can use this link when you buy your Expo Disc as a little way of saying thanks) Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episode...

20 MIN2017 JUN 21
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Episode 56: How to Take Photos Like a High End Photographer – Part 1: The Number One Trick to Better Photos in Camera - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 55: Overcoming Jealousy as Photographer - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Feelings of jealousy, comparison and inadequacy sometimes come with the job description as photographers and creative entrepreneurs. Today, I’m discussing those nagging feelings that no one wants to talk about and how you can overcome them in your own business and everyday life. Related Links: * The #GirlBoss on Instagram Vs. Real Female Entrepreneurs * Being Boss: Jealousy and Competition(these ladies talk about becoming friends with anyone who you’re feeling jealous of—I love this idea!) Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign up below: First Name Email Address

11 MIN2017 JUN 14
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Episode 55: Overcoming Jealousy as Photographer - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 54: How to Incorporate Video Into Your Photography Business with Ethan Painter - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Ethan Painter, founder of Ethan Painter Photography +Films, is a local friend of mine and a huge part of our local photography community. In today’s podcast, we’re talking about how to start incorporating video into your business—both as a hybrid service to complement your photography and as a way to market yourself and stand out. Topics From Today’s Show: Why should I offer video in my photography business? Offering hybrid video and photography. Gear for hybrid video (should you buy new gear or work with what you have? Using video in social media (marketing your photography business with video). How to use Instagram Stories to market your photography business. Using video in paid advertising. Recommended Video Products (This list contains some affiliate links—if you’ve enjoyed listening to the podcast, consider ordering through the following links to support the show): Sony a7S II Sony Alpha a6500 Zoom H1 Recorder Rode Video Mic Matchstick Microphones DJI Phone Camera Gimbal ...

28 MIN2017 JUN 8
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Episode 54: How to Incorporate Video Into Your Photography Business with Ethan Painter - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 53: 3 Ways to Scale Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

In today’s solo show, I’m givingyou the rundown on the three main ways to scale your photography business. A few topics from today’s show: * Places to outsource in your photography business (and where to find great people) * Things to remember when hiring contractors * How to scale without hiring a team * How to get clients excited about art + keepsake products P.S. I’m totally calling myself out here for posting this episode out of order. I recorded it before publishing my Associate Team episode and my interview about selling more products with Swift Galleries founder, Chris Scott. You can listen to each of these episodes through the links below to hear more details about scaling through these methods. Related Episodes: * Q&A: Building an Associate Team * How Sara Wolfram Grew onelove Photography to a Team of 40 People * How to Start Selling More Products in Your Photography Business In the show, I mentioned my free guide to help you start building out wall art templates for yo...

18 MIN2017 MAY 31
Comments
Episode 53: 3 Ways to Scale Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 52: Getting Brave About Money, Business and Fulfillment with Kristen Kalp - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

EI’ve been a big fan of Kristen Kalp’s work for years now—she’s a former photographer and a current writer and business coach. Her ebooks helped me find my own writing voice, her podcast has kept me company as I edit or work out, and her honesty always makes me smile. So we jumped on Skype to chat about money, boundaries,being true to yourself in business, working with people you really like and all things brave. Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. Related Links: * KristenKalp.com * Kristen’s Podcast, That’s What She Said Your Turn to Share! I’ve set up a call-in line you to call in and have your comments included in future episodes. To share your feedback to this episode, photography questions or your own tips to be featured on the show, call my Google Voice number and record your message: (616) 522-2515 Never Miss an Episode To get future episodes and other goodies, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and sign ...

30 MIN2017 MAY 24
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Episode 52: Getting Brave About Money, Business and Fulfillment with Kristen Kalp - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Episode 51: How to Create Content to Attract Clients to Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers

Amanda and I know each other from our local Rising Tide Society TuesdaysTogether Group. She runs Rough Draft Solutions, where she creates content for small and mid-sized companies. We sat down together (in person!) to share ideas around how photographers can create better content to attract clients. A Few Topics From This Episode: * How to come up with content for marketing your small business when you’re feeling stuck * How to create a content calendar * How to find your business brand voice * How to mix personal withbusiness on social media * How to create an About page that shows who you are * How to use Instagram to research what you put on your website * How to repurpose content * How to post content across different social media platforms Related Links: * Rough Draft Solutions * @roughdraftsolutions(Instagram) * Rough Draft Solutions on Facebook Did you enjoy this episode? I would absolutely adore a review on iTunes to help others find the podcast. Your Turn to Share! I’ve s...

32 MIN2017 MAY 17
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Episode 51: How to Create Content to Attract Clients to Your Photography Business - Photo Field Notes Podcast: Career Advice for Photographers
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