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029 Dennis Jones: Reinvention

How Dennis keeps life continually rewarding and fun by taking on new challenges

Renaissance Man, Dennis Jones, is an artist, speaker, photographer, musician, author, and professional traveler. Our rich conversation delves into how to live the authentic life.

In this episode, Luci and Dennis discuss:

  • How Dennis found success after the recession and gained valuable experience  towards his goals
  • Tips for becoming a great architectural photographer
  • Travel photography as a business

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep your self open to whatever might unfold for you
  • It is all about light- enhance the lighting that is already there
  • Move in a direction towards your passion; reinvention takes action

“What makes a good photographer is that we are able to see patterns, and to find meaning in patterns that most people just don’t see.” —  Dennis Jones

Connect with Dennis Jones:

Instagram: dreamcatcherimaging

Facebook: dennis.jones

Website: dreamcatcherimaging.com

Book: Land-Turks-Journeying-through-Hospitality

YouTube: DennisJones

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching/

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

028 Luci Dumas: Resistance, When Easy Things Feel Hard To Do

Are you like me? Are there a million great ideas to help you grow your business, and simple tasks on your “To Do” list that you struggle with completing or even starting?

This is called “Resistance”, everyone experiences it and it can be conquered day by day.

In this episode, Luci discusses:

  • How personal resistance to daily tasks is the enemy of success.
  • What resistance looks like in its many iterations.
  • The value in working with a coach to move through fear and resistance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Personal resistance is a natural part of being a professional artist.
  • Diligently working through a list of defined tasks can set you free.
  • Delegate or hire out time sucking tasks that don’t generate the most money.

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” Steven Pressfield

References:

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

Ted Talk “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over” – Mel Robbins

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching/

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

027 Arthur Rainville: Feed the Artist in You and Grow Your Business

Welcome to a very special episode of The Profitable Photographer. My guest Arthur Levi Rainville is one of my favorite, most heart centered humans ever and I know you are going to be so touched inspired by what he has to share.

He has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being displayed in museums on three continents; he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive, artists of our time.”

In this episode, Luci and Arthur discuss:

  • Definition of what a portrait should be
  • What it takes to be a professional photography
  • Inspiring creativity

Key Takeaways:

  • A photographer records, but a portraitist reveals
  • You need a visual, marketable, professional style that sets you apart
  • It is ok to imitate the greats, but also think outside the box- try something new for you to offer and make your own style

“Time is the best creative tool you will ever have.” —  Arthur Rainville

Connect with Arthur Rainville:

Email: rainphoto@aol.com

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching/

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

026 Erin Bonilla: Using Art Shows to Have Unlimited Qualified Leads

I am excited to introduce the amazing (honestly…ask anyone who knows her) Erin Bonilla. She is wife of a military officer, the mother of 4 young children, and a PPA Certified Professional Photographer. Her business photographing pets has grossed over half a million since specializing less than three years. 

In this episode, Luci and Erin discuss:

  • Using art shows and a drawing to grow your business
  • How to make your booth inviting
  • Finding the courage to take risks

Key Takeaways:

  • The more art you expose yourself to, the more your creativity grows
  • Being consistent in your booth design is key- they should know your design anywhere
  • Persistence is the key to success

“What I do when I feel like I don’t want to keep going is I just show up. That’s it. I just keep showing up.” —  Erin Bonilla

Connect with Erin Bonilla:

Facebook: EBonillaPhoto

Website: bonillapetstudio.com

Pinterest: bonillapetphotography

Instagram: bonillapetstudio

Phone: (757) 912-5862

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching/

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

025 Jennifer Yan: SEO Marketing/speaking to enhance your visibility

Jennifer Yan is a marketing queen. Using creative problem solving and strategic marketing she helps business owners use media and influencers to rank higher in search engines and reach billions of potential leads worldwide.

In this episode, Luci and Jennifer Yan discuss:

  • Choosing the right marketing for your business
  • Finding clients with SEO
  • Networking

Key Takeaways:

  • To truly get to your ideal client you need to get specific about that client
  • When dealing with disagreements with clients, try to be genuinely apologetic and empathetic
  • Friendship marketing can create long term relationships and share clients

“When you have a whole network of people supporting you, you are not the only one marketing and selling your business.” —  Jennifer Yan

GIFT….Jennifer is offering you a free 30 minute SEO audit of their website. Book directly at: https://calendly.com/jen-90

Connect with Jennifer Yan:

Twitter: seo_symbiosis

Facebook: seosymbiosis1

Website: seosymbiosis.com

LinkedIn: seo-symbiosis

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuciDumasCoaching/

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

024 Kimberly Buccheri and Bud Thorpe: High-End Photography

Create the Luxury Experience

Kimberly Bucchiari and Bud Thorpe are full time dog and pet photographers based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.  They create carefully crafted wall art for their clients while providing them a carefully orchestrated customer experience.   

Bud is a master of studio lighting also present The Master Lighting Course, an online studio lighting program and community for photographers of all levels.  

This conversation includes details on creating that luxury experience and also, the importance of being a darn good photographer.

In this episode, Luci, Kimberly and Bud discuss:

  • The high-end customer experience
  • Lighting tips
  • The importance of excellence in photography

Key Takeaways:

  • Mentorships are a valuable aspect of continuing education
  • Carefully craft the whole experience from beginning to end
  • Creating an imagine you love will translate to your client

“Confidence comes from competence.” —  Bud Thorpe

Connect with Kimberly and Bud:

Facebook: KimberlySarahPhotography/

Website: kimberlysarahphotography.com/

themasterlightingcourse.com/

Email:  kim@kimberlysarahphotography.com

 info@themasterlightingcourse.com

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: facebook.com/LuciDumasInsightTrainingForPhotographers

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

023 Thom Singer: Getting Great Leads

How to be a Profitable Photographer by attracting the right leads

Thom Singer is obsessed with getting people to take actions that lead to successHe loves to say “Potential Does NOT Equal Performance”. We have a great conversation about marketing and so much more.

In this episode, Luci and Thom discuss:

  • Network with the people that should be hiring you
  • Building your personal brand
  • Giving back

Key Takeaways:

  • Word of mouth is the most common tool people still use to find a reference, be proactive
  • Personality is a big part of keeping clients coming
  • Lead by example, refer other’s

“All opportunities in life come from people.” — Thom Singer

Connect with Thom Singer:

2018 TEDx Talk https://youtu.be/8sIL_4zOzG8

Twitter: thomsinger?lang=en

Facebook: ThomSingerSpeaker/

Website: thomsinger.com/

Email:  thom@thomsinger.com

Books: thomsinger.com/books/

Show: cool-things-entrepreneurs-do

Blog: http://thomsinger.blogspot.com/

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: facebook.com/LuciDumasInsightTrainingForPhotographers

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

022 Attila Adam: Commercial Photography Marketing Tips

Attila Adam is an award winning independent filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. While working in the commercial film production space for over a decade, he turned his passion of photography into a full time business.

I enjoyed our deep dive into the world of commercial photography because I know about portrait and wedding photography from experience, and love to learn new things. I hope you get lots of great ideas as well

In this episode, Luci and Attila Adam discuss:

  • Photography on a movie set
  • The value of personal projects
  • 4 Tips on growing your business

Key Takeaways:

  • It is a beautiful experience working with artists in different fields
  • Keeping adding to your resume all the time
  • Expose yourself to more art

“You want to become visible.” —  Attila Adam

Connect with Attila Adam: 
Twitter: attilaadam_ 
Facebook: aadamphoto/ 
Website: aadamphoto.com/contact 
Email:  attilaadamphoto@gmail.com   
Phone:  818) 378-7775

Connect with Luci Dumas: 
Twitter:   @lucidumas 
Facebook:   facebook.com/LuciDumasInsightTrainingForPhotographers 
Website:    http://www.lucidumascoaching.com 
Email:   luci@lucidumas.com  
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

021 Ten Ways to Ruin a Great Sale

Your are doing so many things right, right? So why aren’t you getting the results you want selling your photographs every time?

In this episode, Luci share her wisdom for 37 years in photography

  • The many ways to sabotage your business and your sales
  • How “Wooing” the client creates a positive outcome
  • Learning responses to objections

Key Takeaways:

  • The first impression is a lasting impression, reserve it for when you are with the client
  • Create an ideal environment for clients to view their photographs, set the stage
  • Don’t have “commission breath”. Stay focused on positively serving the client, not the money

“A great sale happens step by step, over time.” —  Luci Dumas

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Facebook: facebook.com/LuciDumasInsightTrainingForPhotographers

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email:   luci@lucidumas.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

020 Christina Peters: Food Photography - The Art and Business of a Delicious Business

Christina Peters is a highly sought after food photographer, educator, andcreated the first food photography membership site called The Food Photography Club. Her work is beyond amazing.In this episode, Luci and Christina discuss:

  • How to find your focus
  • The art and craft of food photography
  • Postcard marketing

Key Takeaways:

  • Working for other photographers teaches you both what to focus on and what not to do
  • Play around with different types of food and what techniques you like
  • Pay attention to what works, who responds to which postcard

“Prospecting takes the most time out of all of the marketing, but pays off.” —  Christina Peter

Connect with Christina Peters:Facebook: TheFoodPhotographyClub/

Website: https://foodphotographyblog.com/ https://www.foodphotographyclub.com/

Email: cp@foodphotographyclub.com

Special offer-$7 introductory membership for 2 weeks at http://www.foodphotographyclub.com/PPL

Connect with Luci Dumas:

Twitter: @lucidumas

Facebook: facebook.com/LuciDumasInsightTrainingForPhotographers

Website: http://www.lucidumascoaching.com

Email: luci@lucidumas.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luci-dumas

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