Check out our Hair of the Dog Podcast Top 10 episodes for 2021!
Turns out, returning guest Charlotte Reeves and I have a *lot* of thoughts when it comes to camera gear! Join our lively conversation and get the lowdown on the latest gear options, plus stories about scammers, soggy dogs and my enormous man-hands.
Award-winning dog photographer Jessica McGovern is no stranger to depression and self-doubt. Our conversation in this episode is remarkably funny, given the topic at hand. Jessica has some deep wisdom and actionable strategies to share.
Travis Patenaude’s “why” is as clear and powerful as that of any pet photographer I’ve met. This week, Travis shares not only what motivates his pet photography work, but also how he went from absolute beginner to masterful artist.
In this episode, Elevate and Academy coach Kim Hartz joins me to demystify what is, for many photographers, an intimidating topic. We share the 3 simple steps to using a speedlight or strobe outdoors, discuss modifiers and mental blocks, and—we hope—leave you excited to start playing with off-camera flash.
This week my guest is J. Nichole Smith (Nic, for short) who specializes in what she calls “whyfinding.” Drawing on her past experience as both a pet photographer and retail brand co-founder, along with lessons from a marketing master's degree, Nic helps entrepreneurs uncover their true purpose and transform their gifts into successful brands—in both the pet space and beyond.
In this episode, I'm flying solo, taking you through the various steps of a successful sales process. Think of it like this: You need to plant the seed, water and tend the seed, harvest the fruit and—bonus!—make yummy preserves to enjoy down the road.
In this episode, I share one of my favorite business analogies: When you only offer digital files to your photography clients, it's like a baker selling a wedding cake but telling the harried couple to go ice it themselves. Even if you're handy with a Wilton buttercream, you'll get something out of my conversation with Eugene Nagaweicki of nPhoto professional print lab. Together we talk about the whys, whats and hows of moving from digitals-only to a product-based photography business.
In this episode, Dorie Howell of In-Person Sales Mastermind joins me to talk about tackling fear, doubt, discomfort and indecision—the four horsemen that, if left unchecked, can stomp unceremoniously all over your business.
Alex Vita of Foreground Web has been building websites exclusively for photographers for the past 13 years. And in that time, he's seen a lot of change. But the one constant—something that's about to get even more important with Google's upcoming algorithm change—is the need to write for actual human beings, not an army of bots.
In this episode, Alex joins me to talk about the common website and SEO mistakes photographers make, and how YOU can avoid them.
Photographer Michael Puck feels deeply indebted to the dog who saved his life. And his ambitious pay-it-forward plans, combined with decades of experience as a “people scientist,” have led to a dramatically different—but wildly successful—pet photography business model. What's more, he's inviting you, dear listener, to try it out for yourself.
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- ICYMI: January 2022 Monthly HOD Podcast Roundup - February 5, 2022
- What Pet Photographers Who are Crushing it All Have in Common - January 20, 2022
- Why We Do What We Do And Why Our Pet Photography Business is a Long Game - January 13, 2022