If the sound of hoofbeats and shutters snapping gets your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing, you're in the perfect place to feed your passion for western photography with the Cowgirls with Cameras.
The One About Black and White Images and How to Make Yours Better
36:46In this episode, join Cara, Phyllis, and Kim as they dive into the world of black and white photography. This trio of photographers shares their top considerations for crafting images that transcend the spectrum of light and shadow, transforming simple moments into striking monochromatic masterpieces. From mastering the art of contrast and texture to understanding the emotional depth that black and white imagery can convey, this episode is packed with practical advice and personal insights. Whether you're looking to refine your technique or seeking inspiration to see beyond color, this discussion will guide you through the elegant complexity of black and white imagery, ensuring your next shot is not just a picture, but a statement.
The One About Finding Your Photography Community
43:09The Power of Community in PhotographyIn this episode of Cowgirls with Cameras, join co-hosts Kim, Cara, and Phyliss as they dive into the role of community in the journey of a photographer. Reflecting on their own experiences, they share how finding their "people" was a cornerstone in their growth and success. From the serendipitous way they found each other to the countless benefits of being part of a like-minded community, this episode is a treasure trove of insights and inspirations. Whether you're a budding photographer or a seasoned professional, tune in to discover why building your photography community is more than just networking – it's about creating lasting connections, learning, and growing together in this beautiful art form. Join us for an episode that celebrates the spirit of camaraderie and the magic that happens when photographers come together.
The One Where We Help You Answer All the Questions
1:10:26You're getting the questions and we've got your answers!Welcome to Episode 37 of the Cowgirls with Cameras podcast! This week, join our hosts - Kim, Phyllis, and Cara - as they tackle the most common and sometimes head-scratching questions photographers face on a daily basis and share their go-to responses , giving you a toolkit to adapt and make your own.
The One With Carien Schippers Of The Equine Photographers Network
37:24Welcome to another exciting episode of the "Cowgirls with Cameras" podcast! On this episode, your favorite hosts, Kim, Cara, and Phyllis, saddle up for an insightful conversation with the renowned Carien Schippers of the Equine Photographers Network (EPNet).Dive deep with us as we explore the origins of EPNet, understanding why Carien felt the need to create this unique platform over 23 years ago. We'll discuss the significant changes and evolutions within the network and where it's headed in the future.In a field often marked by solitary pursuits, we'll discuss the shift from working in isolation to embracing collaboration. Carien shares her insights on the joy and empowerment stemming from in-person events, highlighting how these gatherings can spark creativity and drive in equine photography.No discussion with Carien would be complete without touching upon the power of networking and community. Learn how these elements are not just buzzwords but the backbone of thriving in the equine photography arena.Lastly, we'll venture into the future, discussing the changes in technology and their impact on photography. We'll ponder over the future markets for young photographers and the challenges and opportunities presented by tech advancements and AI.So, gsettle in with your favorite beverage, and join us for this enlightening episode that promises to inspire, inform, and maybe even make you chuckle a bit. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a budding equine photographer, there's something in this episode for everyone! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!
The One Where They Avoid Photography Business Failure
32:43Photography Business Blunders: Our Pivotal ShiftIn this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the heart of our photography business mistakes and the pivotal moments that reshaped our paths. Join us as we discuss:1. Pricing and Self-Value: We kick off by confronting the elephant in the room - not charging enough due to our own limiting beliefs. Discover how we overcame these hurdles by understanding the true value of our work and expertise.2. Marketing Missteps: Next, we unpack the lessons learned from neglecting key marketing strategies, particularly networking and follow-up. We share our journey from confusion to clarity in marketing our unique services.3. Breaking the Mold: Hear about our struggle with conforming to industry norms, especially in equine/equestrian photography, and how it led to dissatisfaction and ineffectiveness. Our pivot? Designing a business model that caters to our clients while fitting seamlessly into our lives.4. Client Process Perfection: Learn about the transformation in our client organization methods. We discuss creating a consistent, clear flow that ensures every client knows exactly what to expect, resulting in glowing testimonials.5. Finally, Phyllis shares her story - not so much a mistake but a major pivot. Realizing that portrait work and sales didn't align with her aspirations, Phyllis embraced a business model that supported her love for travel and her lifestyle goals.This episode is a must-listen for every photography entrepreneur aiming to align their business with their personal goals and aspirations. Tune in for an honest, insightful, and transformational journey through our photography business missteps and the pivotal changes that led us to success.
The One Where they Get All Goal Oriented
51:31In this episode of Cowgirls with Cameras, Kim, Cara and Phyllis are diving into the art of goal setting specifically tailored for photographers like you. Whether you're a seasoned pro capturing breathtaking landscapes or an equine photographer immortalizing the bond between equestrians and their horses, this episode is crafted to help you set meaningful and achievable goals.Looking Back to Leap Forward: We start by reflecting on the past year. What were your biggest achievements and learning experiences? We discuss the importance of analyzing past work, understanding growth areas, and celebrating successes, no matter how small. This retrospective look isn't just about reminiscing; it's about gathering insights to fuel your future projects.Setting SMART Goals: Next, we delve into the nitty-gritty of making SMART goals. You'll learn how to set goals that are not only ambitious but also attainable. Whether it's mastering a new photography technique, increasing your client base, or venturing into a new photography genre, we'll guide you on how to frame these goals SMARTly.Vision and Manifestation: Finally, we explore the power of vision and manifestation. How can visualizing your success and adopting a positive mindset lead to tangible results? We share tips on creating vision boards, using manifestation techniques, and maintaining a positive attitude to turn your photography dreams into reality.By the end of this episode, you'll be equipped with the tools and inspiration to set impactful goals for your equine photography journey. Tune in to transform your aspirations into actions!
The One Where They Announce Next Years Photography Events
53:54In this episode of "Cowgirls With Cameras," Kim, Phyllis, and Cara dive into discussions about their latest photography workshops, retreats and clinics and share their adventures on the road together. Hold onto your cowboy hats, folks, because they're also unveiling the much-anticipated lineup for the 2024 equine photography workshops!
The One Where You Get Your Photography Business Prepared For The Holidays EARLY
42:27The One Where You Get Your Photography Business Prepared For The Holidays EARLYOn this week's episode of Cowgirls with Cameras, Kim, Phyllis, and Cara spill the beans on how to whip your photography business into festive shape for the holiday season. Whether you're all about capturing those portrait-perfect moments or banking on the holiday gift-giving craze, this episode's a must-listen! Giddy up and tune in!
The One Where they Give You Three Tips To Make Your Photography Better Right Now
31:29Welcome to another exciting episode of the "Cowgirls with Cameras," the podcast that brings you all the tips and tricks you need to capture the beauty of equestrian moments through your lens. In this episode, we're diving headfirst into the world of equine photography with "Three Tips to Improve Your Equine Photography Right Now." No flowery filler here, just actionable advice to help you get those stunning shots:1. Get Comfortable with Giving Posing Direction/Prompts: We know, horses aren't the best listeners when it comes to striking a pose. But don't worry, we've got some fantastic tips on how to effectively communicate with your equestrian subjects. It's all about building that connection and getting the perfect shot.2. Move Your Feet: Sometimes, the best shot is just a few steps away. We'll share some stories and insights on why moving your feet can make all the difference. You'll learn how to find those unique angles and perspectives that truly showcase the beauty of the horse and rider.3. The Art of Cropping: Cropping isn't just about cutting out the unwanted bits; it's about enhancing the story in your photograph. We'll reveal the secrets of cropping like a pro, so you can make your photos pop and captivate your audience.So, join us in this episode as we give you three things you can do right now to improve your equine photography. No horsing around here – just practical advice that will have you snapping incredible shots in no time.