#99 - 5 Professional Replies to Client requests for RAW Files without losing their trust
My Food Lens
by Dyutima Jha
2w ago
This week on the podcast, I’m sharing 5 reasons why you shouldn’t share RAW files with a client and how to communicate it professionally.  I share 5 critical aspects of RAW file sharing that clients may not be aware of, and maybe you too. Even if you do, you may not be bringing it up with the client thinking it’s not important or they probably already know. But more often than not, clients who request RAW files do so out of ignorance. A bit of education and sensitivity to their requirements is all it takes to easily cruise through this tough conversation... as long as we know what to sa ..read more
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#98 - How to build a six-figure food photography business with Sam Adler - part 2
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by Dyutima Jha
3w ago
In this week’s podcast, we continue our conversation with Sam Adler, a food photographer, Saveur Blog Award winner, and food blogger about what it takes to become a 6-figure food photographer.  Sam already has a 6-figure food photography and blogging business. She also has 3 kids, and is aiming to make a million dollars in revenue next year.  Being able to justify our rates, watch out for pricing mistakes, learn to negotiate, and find legitimate resources for industry standards are essential for building a robust, secure business.  Sam shares how to find high-paying clients, i ..read more
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#97 - How to build a six-figure food photography business with Sam Adler - part 1
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by Dyutima Jha
1M ago
When we see others finding a level of success that looks too far-fetched, we begin to believe that it is not possible for us.  Instead, when we take the success of others as proof that it is indeed possible & tell ourselves that if others have achieved it, then it must be doable, we begin to make way for more joy, success, and money than we imagined… Because then we set a new limit for ourselves and start working towards it. Don’t miss out on opportunities, understand where to work hard & where to work smart, and tap into a revenue stream you may have been ignoring.  I invi ..read more
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#96 - How to attract success without working more hours with Megan Porta - part 2
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by Dyutima Jha
1M ago
In this week’s podcast episode, we continue our conversation with Megan Porta, an OG food blogger and the founder of the Eat Blog Talk podcast. We talk about habits and thoughts essential to attract success as a Creative.  Megan helps entrepreneurs break through their limiting beliefs and achieve breakthrough results in their creative careers.  She shares unexpected ways to increase productivity, how to come out of your comfort zone to discover your full potential, how to get more results by working less, and tools and resources to avoid triggers and comparisons that bring negativit ..read more
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#95 - How to attract success without working more hours with Megan Porta - part 1
My Food Lens
by Dyutima Jha
2M ago
If you’ve been working hard and not finding the success you desire, you might be missing the same piece of the puzzle as I was.  We love learning about creativity and photography. We tend to invest our time and money in them thinking that getting better at those skills will pave the path for our success. And when someone tells us that we actually can attract success without working so hard, by just making small changes in our habits and behaviors, we tend to overlook that advice until we hit a roadblock.  At that point when we hit rock bottom, it strikes that the only way to spring ..read more
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#94 - How to partner with brands for sponsored content with M. Aimee Tan - Part 2
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by Dyutima Jha
2M ago
This week on the podcast we continue our conversation with M. Aimee Tan,  a professional food and beverage photographer, food stylist, creative director, recipe developer, and content creator based in Canada, who reveals everything you need to know about creating sponsored posts for brands. Aimee works with local, and global clientele as well as PR & marketing agencies. In this episode, she discusses how to price your services, deal with brands that offer free products, tips to tap into retainer clients, differentiate yourself while pitching to brands, and much more.  Given th ..read more
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#93 - 4 reasons why a food photography business may not be the right fit for you
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by Dyutima Jha
2M ago
In this week’s podcast, I’m sharing 4 practical reasons why pursuing food photography as a business may not be the right career choice for you. As someone who advocates turning your passion into your profession, I had a tough time creating this episode, but it was important to share the 4 main areas you need to keep an eye on if you want to start or grow your business. If you’re facing frustration, burnout, or self-doubt, this episode might tell you which areas of your business need attention. Our passion for photography is not enough to create a successful business. Several technical and emo ..read more
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#92 - How to partner with brands for sponsored content with M. Aimee Tan - part 1
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by Dyutima Jha
3M ago
This week on the podcast, M. Aimee Tan,  a professional food and beverage photographer, food stylist, creative director, recipe developer, and content creator based in Canada, reveals everything you need to know about creating sponsored posts for brands. Aimee works with local, and global clientele as well as PR & marketing agencies. In this episode, she discusses how to get started with brand partnerships for social media content, how to pitch, the eligibility to approach brands, ways to position your value and offer a range of services under the realm of sponsored posts, and whethe ..read more
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#91 - How to create captivating food videos and monetize your content with Eva Kosmas Flores - Part 2​
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by Dyutima Jha
3M ago
Most photographers start a full-time or part-time business with passion and enthusiasm. But over time, when the rubber hits the road, they begin to run out of steam because they hit a roadblock -  How to grow the business and make more $$ every month? How to scale the business, a natural progression? Where to go from here, what’s next? Staying in business, any business, not just photography, is a challenge. Building a sustainable business requires us to stay on top of market demands, continuously reinvent ourselves, and get smart about how we run the business so we don’t burn out. One o ..read more
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#90 - 5 quick tips to improve the lighting in your food photography
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by Dyutima Jha
3M ago
This week on the podcast, I’ve 5 quick tips to improve the lighting in your food photography. There is always so much to learn about light. Small, subtle changes can completely change the feel of a photo. It can take a photo from realistic to artistic, with never-ending options.  Flatlay photography, adding movement to photos, or a creative way to learn about lighting - this week’s tips will immediately tell you what might be missing or can be improved in your photos. It is the reminder we all need every once in a while to stay on top of our lighting game.  The truth is that a simple ..read more
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