Portrait Session: The photography podcast for portrait photographers

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Portrait session is the flash and portrait photography show for enthusiast and professional photographers who want to learn flash, lighting, posing, the business of photography, and more. Staffed with three full-time professional photographers, you'll learn the ins and outs of portrait photography--straight from the pros.

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Website
https://improvephotography.com/category/session/
Description
Portrait Session is the premiere podcast for portrait and flash photographers who want to learn lighting, posing, post-processing, and more!
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-05 06:44
last episode published
2018-11-21 15:00
publication frequency
11.74 days
Contributors
Improve Photography with hosts Erica Kay, Connor Hibbs, Nick Page author  
Improve Photography with hosts Erica Kay, Connor Hibbs, Nick Page owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
73
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Categories
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Senior Portraiture - Making Your Client Experience a Top Priority

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 ...
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Headshot Photography - Finding Creativity within Restrictions S02 Ep - 05

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: https://...
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Newborn Photography: A Specialty for Serious Business Owners

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...
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We're Sorry We Won't Have An Episode This Week

A message from Connor:Hey guys! Between an absolutely hectic month with work, and the fact that I am out of town filming some educational content in Ireland this week. As such, I just had no way of getting around to editing an episode of the show this ...
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Fashion Photography: A Practice in Teamwork S02 Ep - 03

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, Conn...
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Wedding Photography: The Portrait Photographer's Marathon

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.W...
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Let's Talk About Specialties in Portrait Photography - Season 2 Episode 1

Let's Talk About Specialties in Portrait PhotographyErica 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 ...
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Season 1 Wrap Up - Listener Q&A's About the Season - S01 - Ep12

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 sup...
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Managing Life as You Transition to Your Job as a Photographer - S01 Ep11

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 p...
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Additional Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business - S01 Ep 10

 In todays episode we talk about additional marketing strategies to help you grow your business. Then, on sticking points, I sit down with Pete Lagregor to discuss ways he can convert traffic coming to his website into actual bookings.  Step 9 Developi...
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SEO and Building an Organic Web Presence for Your Business - S01 Ep09

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 ...
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Branding and Displaying Your Work - S01 Ep08

Branding and Displaying Your Work - S01 Ep08In todays episode erica and I 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 i...
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Tailoring Your Ideal Client Experience - S01 Ep 07

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 photographe...
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Setting Prices For Your Business - S01 Ep 06

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 ensur...
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Portfolio Building and Culling the Right Way - S01 Ep05

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 way...
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Banking, Bookkeeping, and Accounting for your Photo Business - S01 Ep 04

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, Con...
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Going Legit - Establishing Your Business as a Legal Entity - S01 Ep 03

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 tak...
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Deciding What Kind of Portrait Business You Want - S 01 Ep 02

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 wa...
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The Steps You Should Take to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

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. General steps...
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Takeaways From the Create Photography Retreat (LIVE) - EP 108

In this episode, Erica and Connor discuss various takeaways they have from their time teaching at the Create Photography Retreat.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Portraits in 30 Days - EP 107

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 stu...
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GOALS! - EP 106

Erica and Connor reflect on their 2017 goals and share their goals for 2018.Erica 2017 ReflectionsTaking time for myself, not overbooking - success!Creating epic multiple exposures - failure!Book 5 weddings at my highest collection - success!Connor 201...
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Facebook Q&A - EP 105

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 ...
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Real Talk - Strobe & Speedlight Modifiers - EP 104

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
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Pre-Production Tips for Styled Shoots - EP 103

Erica & Connor talk about their recent experiences producing styled shoots and major campaigns, and share their tips for successful shoots. Erica’s most recent productionHanga55 unique photos and videosProduction manager and photographerConnor’s mo...
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Using Video as a Form of Marketing - EP 102

Erica and Connor talk with Michael Sasser about the value of adding video as a marketing tool. Michael Sasser is owner of Boudoir by Sasser, a popular boudoir photography company based in Los Angeles. He has been a professional photographer for 10 year...
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Advice to Our Younger Photography Selves - EP 101

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 ...
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20.07.2017

Portrait Session – Moving to IP Feed

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Tips and Tricks for Posing Women - EP 100

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 curvesWork from the bottom up for a basic poseAngleFoot placemen...
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31.05.2017

Nightmare Clients (PS-99)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Connor and Erica Discuss Nightmare clients, The importance of studying painters, and answer questions Nightmare clients: Keep a lookout f...
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11.05.2017

Portrait Session (EP-98)

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The Biggest Mistakes Photographers Make - EP 98

Nick and Connor discuss common mistakes we see photographers make in their photography and post processing of portrait sessions. Common mistakes we commonly see include things such as placing their light way to far from their subjects, placing their li...
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Things to take care of before your busy season hits - EP 97

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. 
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18.04.2017

Portrait Session (EP-97)

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12.04.2017

Discussing White balance with Sandy Dorau (EP-96)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Connor and Sandy Discuss aspects of white balance and calibration White Balance is the point at which white appears true white. When your...
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Proper white balance and calibration - EP 96

Connor and Sandy discuss proper techniques and reasoning behind proper white balance and calibration.
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31.03.2017

Q&A Facebook Group (EP-95)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica and Connor discuss some of the questions that have been asked in the Portrait Session Facebook group recently. Martina Vaughn Villa...
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PS Facebook Group Q&A - EP 95

Episode 95:  Portrait Session Q&AErica and Connor discuss some of the questions that have been asked in the Portrait Session Facebook group recently.Martina Vaughn Villarreal  Hello friends, I got my first request to photograph a wedding out of sta...
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24.03.2017

Advertising on Facebook (EP-94)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica talks with Sarah Evans, the woman behind the course, Social Leads, to discuss the value of Facebook advertising and some best pract...
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Advertising on Facebook - EP 94

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.The value of advertising on social media, especially for portrait photographersCommon misco...
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18.03.2017

Live in Phoenix (EP-93)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica, Nick, and Connor sit down with Jeff Harmon in front of a live audience at the Improve Photography Retreat to answer questions abou...
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Live at the Improve Photography Retreat - EP 93

Erica, Connor, Nick, and Jeff answer questions from Portrait Sessions at the Improve Photography Retreat. They discuss the importance of a good accountant, best practices for taxes, and much more.
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25.02.2017

Shooting Headshots Like a Pro (PS EP-92)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Shooting Headshots Like a Pro Erica and Connor discuss various aspects of professional headshot photography. Preferred lighting set ups J...
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Shooting headshots like a pro - EP 92

Preferred lighting set upsJessica Charron I'd be curious how you determine the best light setup. Headshots are used for all different types of businesses and website. I don't think it's too tricky to figure out bright and airy or dark and dramatic. But...
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4.02.2017

Defining a style (EP-91)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What does it mean to have a style? Is it something you think of with every photo you take? How would you describe your style and what are...
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Defining your style - EP 91

What is a photography style?How do I identify my own style?How do I develop my own style?Where can I source inspiration for my style?What styles am I drawn to?
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27.01.2017

Listener Questions (EP-90)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. LIstener Questions: https://esteemcommercial.com/workshops/ Eryk B. Lugo What causes banding, and how can you deal with it in post or how...
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Connor tackles listener questions - EP 90

What is banding and how do I deal with it?What are best practices for lifestyle photos in low light situations?What educational resources do you recommend for advanced photographers?What are some other uses for your portrait lenses?What factors do you ...
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11.01.2017

Listener Q&A (PS EP-89)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. LIstener Questions: Katherine Callahan What should you REALLY focus on business wise when starting (First/Second Year in Business). Whats...
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29.12.2016

Lessons Learned from 2016 (PS EP-88)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Connor: Top 5: Always have a backup plan It is easy to say Yes to things. Learn when to say no. It is okay to not be in control of every ...
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