Photography Fireside is produced by Rosemary DaiRoss to bring authentic stories about the passion of business and photography to your ears. A community that takes on the responsibility of telling visual stories about the world around us. Photography Fireside chats aim to bring ideas to the table that support this community and its ideas, big and small.
Rosemary is a fine art portrait and commercial photographer from Seattle, WA—you can check out her work and about here: DaiRoss.com
New episodes are released every Monday morning at 10 am. The latest episode is always right below this announcement. To subscribe, find us on your favorite app: we are on multiple platforms, such as Spotify and ITunes. You can also follow Photography Fireside on Instagram.
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Episode 014 PART ONE GUEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER COURTNEY BOWLDEN
Courtney Bowlden has been in the wedding industry for over a decade. She is living in the PNW and travels internationally for her work. She's down to earth and shares so much great info as a seasoned pro., from data storage to posing and caring for your clients. We had such a great time chatting that I've split up these next few episodes into sections. If you love this weeks episode, DO NOT miss next week.
Episode 013 I NEED HELP/ Hiring Help
Hiring help is one thing, hiring the right help is everything. But first you need to get clear on what the job position is and what your expectations are.
Episode 012 HOW TO TALK ABOUT FILE SIZE WITH YOUR CLIENTS
Welcome to today's episode 012!! Talking file size with clients can be really challenging since it's not the job of the average client to understand how file size works. It's important for photographers to communicate the value and size of files in terms that clients feel good about. Just merely giving high-resolution files every time might be shooting yourself in the foot. In this episode, I go over some key ways to communicate along with giving some ideas on how you can re-frame what you offer in terms of file size.
Episode 011 Gear Debates Not Worth Having & What You're Worth
Welcome back to episode 011 in this episode I cover debating over gear, things worth talking about and things that are a waste of time. I also cover under pricing yourself and the stories we tell ourselves to justify decisions that will kill our businesses and likely our passion. Check out the new facebook page for photography fireside.
EPISODE 010 SHOOTING NUDES & DO I NEED A STUDIO SPACE
Welcome to episode 010!!! In this episode I briefly discuss the importance of professional behavior and preparation for shooting with nude models. It's a tough topic that needs to be talked about over and over. Next I talk about studio space. It's a a big topic especially in a time where the industry teaches the location method in order to avoid the high overhead of studio space. I bring up a lot of info on the things we can miss out on, things we don't think to justify when thinking of doing studio work.
EPISODE 009 RESPECTING THE PROCESS/ JAY MARTIN JR (THE DRIVE PROJECT PODCAST) CO-HOSTS THIS EPISODE TO HELP TELL PART OF MY STORY.
Jay Martin Jr has been such an inspiration for compelling stories of driven people, I am honored he came onto this episode today to help me tell pivotal parts of my journey as a photographer. We talk about hard decisions that nearly put me on the streets to big rewards that were unknown surprises along the way. If you take the time to listen, thank you for taking time for this story!
EPISODE 008 THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ FACING REALITY AND BREAKING ILLUSIONS FOR INVESTING TIME IN THE RIGHT PLACES
This is me to the point talking statistics. Which is not the common sell of successful ideas to photographers. I address the fantasy of "get rich quick" ideas that are sold to us and also a pretty big reality check on marketing to your demographic, finding stats for your demographic and cutting through bullshit that isn't going to work for you. At the tail end of the episode I address 7 rules for addressing free work. So if you are one of those folks drowning in giving free work, stay tuned to the end to adopt some of those tried and true rules for yourself.
Episode 007 Finding Grants & Getting in touch with your why
In this episode I have asked over 20 active artists to share their go to places to look for grants. I walk through exploring each of these websites to give an overview of the types of grants that are out there to support projects big and small. In the second half of the episode I share a short excerpt from a book I am working on Curate Your Life for Creativity. The excerpt is called Getting in Touch with your Why, which explores asking yourself questions about your own intentions to create.
Sponsorships: on for this episode
EPISODE 006 CONCEPTUAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER SUZANNE ROTHMEYER TELLS HER STORY
Suzanne Rothmeyer is a fine art conceptual photographer working here in Seattle and Northern/Western Washington. She creates stunning conceptual work that will make you pause. In this podcast we talk about the why and what it took to create several of her pieces along with where she is going next with big ideas. We discuss the long journey in a career of professional photography and the process of transitioning more artwork into that career. This episode is not to be missed!!
CHECK HER OUT: http://www.suzannerothmeyer.com/
Episode 005 Artist Lauren Boilini sheds some light on Artist Residency
I am a huge advocate for doing research outside of your own industry. Fine Art in particular is tough for photographers with very few resources on how to pursue work in that industry. That's why I am so thrilled that Lauren Boilini a celebrated painter has come in to take the time to share a wealth of knowledge on Artist Residency. Check out Lauren at https://laurenboilini.net
EPISODE 004 MANDI ASPLUND OF MANDI ANN PHOTOGRAPHY/AUTHOR OF CREATING A PURPOSE DRIVEN BUSINESS
Mandi Asplund shares the process of inspiration to write her book, Creating a Purpose Driven Business. It's a genuinely heartfelt and compelling story. Incredibly, she wrote her book in just six months — a true testament to her drive and purpose. You won't want to miss this episode. I walked away completely inspired by this woman and her vision for life and business. And yes, we both cried.
Episode 003 MARIKA MOFFITT OF DIRTIE DOG PHOTOGRAPHY
Marika Moffitt, a pet photographer, brings to us a story of getting in touch with her vision for non-profit work and tells us how she incorporates charities into her business plan. This episode is so special in regards to understanding how powerful shaping your business around your inner passions can be. Get ready to be wowed by this creative woman. You may have just seen Marika featured on Q13 for her work on her Camp project collaboration. She gets into the why and the how of that project here. She also discusses her choice product that really works with the body of work she provides for her clients.
Episode 002 Guest Host jay martin jr.
Jay Martin Jr. is known for his own podcast, The Drive Project. The Drive Project inspires you to grow through life's lessons of love, failure, and success! In this episode, Rosemary DaiRoss teams up with Jay to dig deep into what it takes to curate a life that can feed your creativity. Look for a companion episode where Rosemary digs deep into detail on how to start the process of weeding out what you don’t need, and planting seeds you do, so you can start growing a thriving vision for your creative projects.
Episode 001 Guest Andria Lindquist
Lover of life and people, Andria Lindquist has curated her gig with passion and heart. Andria is a kick-ass portrait and wedding photographer with over ten years under her belt. Andria is also giving back to the photography community with education and created The Wedding Bible. Listen to Andria’s story about how she fell in love with wedding portraiture and boudoir photography. She’s got some great tips on taking care of clients. A DO NOT MISS episode.
DaiRoss Studios is a sponsor of Photography Fireside. It is a workshare professional studio designed for professional photographers and businesses. It hosts some of our cities biggest commercial productions, from King 5 to ACT theater, Nordstrom, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Met, Zulily, Colormatics, Centurylink, Seattle Times, Pike Place Market and more.