How to bring together your interests in photography - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
1M ago
Join us on the latest episode of Focus & Flourish as we explore the art of blending diverse interests and genres in photography. Many in our industry feel constrained by the notion of mastering a singular niche, like food photography, and struggle to integrate other passions into their work. In this candid discussion, we share our personal experiences and strategies for incorporating varied interests seamlessly into both personal projects and client work. Discover how embracing versatility can enhance creativity and open doors to new opportunities. Whether you're drawn to landscapes, por ..read more
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Client Contracts - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
1M ago
In this episode, we delve into the important topic of establishing a robust contract for photography projects. Join us as we explore the components of a comprehensive contract, from setting clear terms on pricing and payment to outlining licensing rights and cancellation policies. Should you consider charging a retainer? What key details should your contract include, such as shoot logistics, deliverables, and post-processing expectations? Tune in as we break down the importance of contract clarity in safeguarding your business and fostering client relationships. Focus & Flourish is a podc ..read more
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Cultivating an abundant money mindset - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
1M ago
In this episode we discuss how to cultivate a positive and abundant money mindset. As freelancers and business owners, it’s essential to be mindful of your thoughts and their profound influence on your daily actions and energy levels. From understanding the significance of maintaining a 'financial cushion' to crafting a clear action plan with no room for doubt, we provide actionable strategies to propel your financial journey forward. Tune in to gain invaluable insights towards financial empowerment. Resources: ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind’ by T. Harv Eker Focus & Flourish is a podca ..read more
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Licensing and usage fees - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
Understanding copyright terms, usage rights and licensing fees in the photography and videography industry is essential, so if you’ve ever struggled to navigate this topic, then this is the episode for you! We talk about why you should never give away your copyright, how to explain licensing to clients and discuss various ways of negotiating usage rights with your clients. Resources: Getty Images Pricing Calculator AOP usage calculator for photographers Focus & Flourish is a podcast for food photographers who are looking to start, grow and scale their creative business.  If you'd ..read more
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Fee negotiation and money discussions - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
If you'd like to support our podcast, you can contribute by buying us a coffee through this link. Your support means a lot! ♥️ In this episode, we explore sales techniques for successful fee negotiations and share valuable insights from our experiences in negotiating fee discounts. Discover the significance of a well-prepared fee estimate and gain insights into our practices for creating them. Plus, learn effective strategies for handling discovery calls. Tune in for practical tips on navigating financial discussions with clients. Resources: Chris Do Podcast: https://thefutur.com/podcast 
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How to set your pricing - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
If you liked the episode, you can ⁠⁠⁠support us here⁠⁠⁠ ♥️ Setting your photography prices can be one of the most challenging tasks for your business. In this episode, we share our experiences in setting our service fees and provide insights into how to calculate prices. If you've ever wondered about how 'market rates' correlate with your fees, the best approach to calculating prices that leave you motivated, and how to communicate a fee increase to existing or returning clients, be sure to tune in to this podcast episode. Focus & Flourish is a podcast for food photographers who are looki ..read more
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Overcoming limiting beliefs - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
Have you ever felt that your own thoughts hold you back from success in your business? If so, join us in our discussion around limiting beliefs that we’ve experienced, such as imposter syndrome, and how we overcame them. Learn how you can reframe your perception of what’s happening in your business to create opportunities for growth and view obstacles as learning experiences. We also share how making connections with other creatives can be a powerful creative outlet as well as a way of forging new friendships. Resources we mention in this episode: 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert If you lik ..read more
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How do we pitch to new clients - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
If you liked the episode, you can ⁠⁠support us here⁠⁠ ♥️ Pitching to new clients is arguably one of the least enjoyable activities within your photography business. In this episode we share our opinions and experiences when it comes to cold pitching, how we’ve successfully pitched projects to new clients and when, if ever, is a good time to work for free. Plus, we touch on how to attract clients to you via your marketing strategy and online presence. Resources we mention in this episode: https://www.apollo.io https://hunter.io/search https://www.notion.so Focus & Flourish is a podcast fo ..read more
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Passion projects and your portfolio - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
Focus & Flourish is a podcast for food photographers who are looking to start, grow and scale their creative business. In this episode, we discuss the significance of your photography portfolio and how the work you showcase there impacts the clients you attract. We also dive into how passion projects can be productive creative outlets that can enhance your portfolio and have the potential to generate work opportunities, as well as develop your creative knowledge and skills. If you liked the episode, you can ⁠support us here⁠ ♥️ Marta's socials: ⁠https://foodsbymarta.com/⁠ ⁠Instagram⁠ ⁠Yo ..read more
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Diversifying income streams - Focus and Flourish
Focus and Flourish
by Marta Grabowska and Linda Hermans
5M ago
Focus & Flourish is a podcast for food photographers who are looking to start, grow and scale their creative business. In our debut episode, discover how you can build a successful and sustainable creative business by creating multiple streams of income. We discuss the importance of diversifying your revenue streams as a food photographer and dive into various ways to earn money in this industry, from working with brands, restaurants and editorials to producing digital products and educational content for others. If you liked the episode, you can support us here ♥️ Marta's socials: https ..read more
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