Episode 7: Arden Prucha on the Importance of Mentorship

I first stumbled across Arden Prucha on a photography forum—I was particularly struck by her collaborative involvement with other photographers online and her amazing personal underwater maternity session with Amy Karp. In this interview, Arden tells the story of how she became a portrait and wedding photographer. She also discusses how second shooting with an experienced photographer and becoming involved with…

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Episode 6: Shari + Mike on Getting Past the Fear of Unknown

Photograph by Sarah Rhoads Shari and Mike from ShariLee Photography (now Shari + Mike) caught my eye a while back. This couple out of Vancouver consistently shows off deliciously beautiful photographs on their blog, and I liked them even more after sitting down to chat over Skype. In this interview, hear Shari and Mike talk about: Fear and risk taking (getting…

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Episode 5: Emma + Josh Photography on Starting Over & Fresh Marketing

Emma and Josh Smith from Emma Jane Photography (now Emma + Josh) gave one of the most honest and open interviews to date—from their new adventures in starting over in a new city (they recently moved from Seattle to Los Angeles) to the challenges of staying true to themselves and not budging on the value that they place on their services….

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Episode 4: Vue Photography on Creating a Business with Personality

There’s something about Genya and Wesleyann’s blog that just draws you in—from their fun bio photos to the warning that their blog contains “large doses of caffeine” (and don’t we all?), you can’t help but want to hang out with these two. Genya went to college for photography, but she never imagined that she’d become a wedding photographer. After spending…

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Episode 3: Amanda Wilcher on Getting Your Work Published and Shooting Abroad

Amanda Wilcher always had a creative spirit, so photography was a natural outlet for her creative expression. She started with personal projects to learn how to use the camera as an extension of creativity—she photographed friends first, which eventually led to her first wedding (and a first wedding story that rivals Dale Benfield’s). A few topics from today’s show: Being more than…

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Episode 1: Benjamin Derkin on Authentic Marketing

Benjamin Derkin of Derk’s Works Photography has been making money from photography for seven years and working as a full time photographer for three. He also teaches workshops for beginning photographers with the folks at Prize Winning Photography. A few topics from today’s show: Selling yourself authentically Making money through art Artistic value Creating business allies Focusing on people and relationships…

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