The F-Stop Podcast
Saying Goodbye! // Episode 20

Saying Goodbye! // Episode 20

March 10, 2020

Today's episode is a bittersweet one, we have decided to no longer record and publish a podcast. It's for a good reason, we saw that the podcast was putting a strain on our friendship and we had to make a choice. 

We started this podcast because we are friends and wanted to grow together. Podcasts are hard, they take a lot of time, there is a lot of background work that has to be done. We set out to grow and that's what happened we got very busy and it was showing a strain on our friendship. 

Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with us, it was amazing. Though the podcast may no longer be a thing, we are still here and on the internet, if anyone has questions or needs advice feel free to email or DM us. 

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From Corporate Life to Creative Freedom!

From Corporate Life to Creative Freedom!

February 24, 2020

Taking the road trip of her life convinced Tammy to pursue a life long love affair and career with photography. Though she ended up loving people more than landscapes, her idea of mixing travel and photography has not changed. We talk with her about setting up and running two successful businesses one in New England and the other in Austin.

How she navigated from living in the corporate world to being a full-time solopreneur. What struggles and triumphs did she not see coming and how she overcame them. 

 

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Traveling For Your Photography Career // Episode 18

Traveling For Your Photography Career // Episode 18

February 10, 2020

It might not be everyone's dream, but it is ours: how do you travel the world and make money while doing it? 

Traveling for work can be a daunting task but we break it down into what tech you might need, how to find work/make connections, how to use the internet to your best advantage and a few our own experiences while traveling! 

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Keeper of time, master of SEO. Interview with Nikk Nguyen // Episode 17

Keeper of time, master of SEO. Interview with Nikk Nguyen // Episode 17

January 27, 2020

This episode, we talk with Nikk Nguyen, a wedding and elopement photographer (and Super 8 filmmaker), about his love of photography, how he mastered SEO, and his experience attending YouTube University. We dive into how photography helped him overcome a period of depression and how he is currently using film photography to fight burnout–including some practical recommendations like his favorite film and choice lab. He also shared with us his SEO process, his daily practices to maintain his Google ranking, and how he sees SEO as a lifestyle more than just another task. Join us as we sit down with Austin's highest-ranking wedding storyteller!  

 

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SEO: Barely the Basics // Episode 16

SEO: Barely the Basics // Episode 16

January 13, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the new year! We are starting in the deep end of the knowledge pool; it's all about SEO. We are very upfront that we don't know much, but we hope that what we do know will help you. 

SEO, What is it? What does it entail? This week we delve not that deeply into this topic. We're barely scratching the surface because there's so much information when it comes to SEO. We talk about how to optimize your website to work for your SEO instead of against it. Does Instagram or any social media help you with backlinks? Also, what are backlinks? 

 

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Scheming and Dreaming for the New Year Ahead // Episode 15

Scheming and Dreaming for the New Year Ahead // Episode 15

December 24, 2019

The end of the year is upon us and in addition to shopping for the holidays, it's also time to think about how the past year has been. In order to know what you're planning to do in 2020, you need to reflect on what you did in 2019. In this final episode of 2019, we discuss and reflect on what the past 12 months have been like for each us, what we'd like to do in 2020, and our goals for the podcast. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 

 

 

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Traveling the Road Less Traveled // 14

Traveling the Road Less Traveled // 14

December 9, 2019

From our very first year in school, we're taught that a college degree is the only way to be successful. But what if college is not the road you want to go down? What if you want to follow a different path?

Adeline, better known as Addie, Rock opted out of college and never looked back. Having learned photography and videography through internships during middle and high school, she decided to pursue photography right after graduating.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of trusting your gut, finding a support system, and believing in yourself despite what society tells you.

 

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Why Your Website Needs to Be More Than Just Pretty // 13

Why Your Website Needs to Be More Than Just Pretty // 13

November 25, 2019

We've all heard how important it is to have a website for your photography business. If you have a business and don’t have a website, you are losing out on great opportunities for your business.

But, traditionally a photography website consisted of a gallery of images, a small bio, and a contact form. Amanda Shuman of Carrylove Designs is here to tell you that you should be doing more with your website.

We sat down with Amanda and discussed why you should have a strategy when it comes to your website. Having a gallery of pretty pictures is not enough to convert a lead to a client. 

 

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The Difference Between Branding & Marketing // 12

The Difference Between Branding & Marketing // 12

November 12, 2019

Nobody taught us about marketing and branding in photography school. We picked up a few things over the years through trial and error, podcasts, books, and online courses, but we're still figuring it all out. 

Learning how to brand yourself is vital to marketing your photography business. We often confuse one for the other and at the end of the day, our heads are swimming with questions and more questions. Articles tell us that in order to find the right client and market to that client, you have to know what your brand is. What does that mean though?

In this episode, we discuss how we each developed our brands, resources that helped us along the way, and exciting news for next year.

 

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Finding The Balance Between Entrepreneurship and Motherhood // 11

Finding The Balance Between Entrepreneurship and Motherhood // 11

October 28, 2019

The key to owning a being a business owner is learning to balance. It all comes down to balance. When you're juggling many different priorities in your life, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. 

Our dear friend and fellow photographer, Jasmine Hazelton, is finding her balance. Starting a new part-time photography business, pursuing a nursing degree, and preparing for motherhood, Jasmine is learning how to do things on her own time and her terms.

 

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