The Beginner Photography Podcast
About this podcast
The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by wedding photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews professional photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your photography skills faster!
About this podcast
The Beginner Photography Podcast is a free weekly podcast hosted by wedding photographer Raymond Hatfield who interviews professional photographers of all genres who share what they wish they knew when they got started so you can grow your photography skills faster!
The Beginner Photography Podcast
Magda Stolte: Constant Search for Creativity - Community Spotlight
Magda Stolte is a New Jersey based photographer who has been shooting every day since 2018 and has been a pillar of strength and encouragement in the Beginner Photography Podcast Community since joining. The images that she captures of her life and children are intentional and inspiring and Magda shares exactly what makes her photos so dreamy. Resources: Follow Magda on Instagram Check out LensBaby and get 10% off with Magdas code “WSTOLTE” Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group! Free Lightroom Presets!
BPP 255: Anna Harvingston - Playing Safe in a Risky Scene: Hulu's Exposure Photography Competition Contestant
Anna Harvingston is an Erie PA based documentary family photographer and contestant on Hulu’s photography competition show “Exposure”. Today we talk about her experience on the show, the challenges she faced shooting ONLY on a phone, and how her photography has already evolved since being on the show. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Anna got started in photography How Anna was picked as one of eight photographers for Hulu’s photography competition show, Exposure The most challenging part of the show's challenges How Anna was able to capture incredible photos with just a cell phone How to trust yourself in a high-stress situation How to critique your own images to capture better photos Resources: Erie PA Family Documentary Photographer Anna Harvingston’s website Find Anna on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community Free Lightroom Presets!
BPP 254: Matt McGee - Underwater Fashion Photography
Matt McGee is a Nashville Tennesee based Underwater Fashion Photographer. Matt works with models underwater to create beautiful dreamlike and ethereal images. Today Matt talks about the challenges of working with models underwater, how to create a vision for your image, and easy ways you can dip your toes in and get started. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Matt got started in underwater photography What Matt struggled with most when he started shooting underwater The process of working with models underwater safely How to keep your equipment safe underwater How to light a scene with strobes while shooting underwater or in a pool How to get started without making a major investment One big mistake Matt made while shooting underwater that destroyed his camera Resources: Underwater Fashion Photographer Matt McGee’s website Find Matt on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 253: Capture Perfect Summer Memories
Summer is here and that means there’s an abundance of memories to capture and save. Today I’m going to share the 4 elements to capturing better summer memories to remember for years to come without being hyper-focused on the camera. The 4 Elements of Capturing Better Summer Memories #1 Prepare: Theres a fine line between capturing everything and being present in the summertime activities. That means you’re going to miss some photos and you have to be ok with that! Make summer time photos a game. Give your self a rule like Only one camera and one lens for the whole summer. #2 Capture: Focus on just two photography elements this summer to skyrocket the quality of your photography. Composition and Action. Focusing on these two aspects of photography will force you to think quickly during the fast-paced summertime activities. #3 Edit: The majority of the photos we take are in the 3-4 months that are summer, so you need to have a system to organize your images so they don’t get lost. I choose to orginize my family photos by year and month. That way I don’t have a million folders called “Kids at the Park”. Next, you want to spend your summertime enjoying the summer and not stuck behind a computer editing. Download my 52 Free Lightroom presets today to speed up your editing and unlock the full potential of your summertime images. www.FreePhotographyPresets.com #4 Share: What good are summertime memories if you cant share them with family, friends, and your future self. Do yourself a favor and have your photos printed at your local big box store or make a summertime book within Lightroom and have it printed by Blurb. Resources: Download your FREE 52 Lightroom Presets Now Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 252: Ramzi Mansour - Uncover Authentic Beauty
Ramzi Mansour is a Cape Town South Africa-based Portrait and Fashion photographer with a strong focus on the classic look of black and white portraits. Today Ramzi talks about uncovering the true beauty within your subject to capture an image you’ll be able to connect with for a lifetime. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Ramzi got started in photography The struggles of learning photography self-taught and mistake Ramzi made Ramzis biggest photographic inspiration The simplicity of Ramzi’s compositions and photographs Why Ramzi shoots primarily in Black and white and the challenges over shooting in color How Ramzi is making a difference and giving back with his photography Resources: Cape Town Fashion Photographer Ramzi Mansour’s website Follow Ramzi on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community Download my FREE Lightroom Presets!
BPP 251: Rachel Greiman - Everyone Loves Tacos And Margs
Rachel Greiman is a Denver based documentary family photographer and copywriter for photographers. Over the years Rachel has helped hundreds of photographers to craft words on their websites that stand out rather than blend in. Today Rachel shares some tips for family photography and copywriting for photographers. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Rachel got started in photography The hardest part about photography for Rachel to learn when new Why Rachel focuses on Family Documentary Photography How Rachel got her start in creative copywriting and some common mistakes photographers make with the words on their website Premium Members Also Learn: All the things wrong with the words on my own website and simple fixes that sound way more me. Why Focusing on SEO might not be the best strategy for your homepage How to layout the navigation on your website to guide visitors on the right journey Resources: Photography Copywriter Rachel Greiman’s website Rachel’s Copywriting for Photographers DIY Guide : Get 15% off with promocode “Beginner15” Rachel on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
Quincy Worthington A Cell Phone Photo of a Rhino : Community Spotlight
Quincy Worthington is a Munster Indiana-based photographer who has become a staple in the Beginner Photography Podcast community for his quick wit and helpful advice. Still new on his own photography journey Quincy share how hes able to learn and adjust quickly to take better photos. Resources: Quincy’s Website Find Quincy on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group! Free Lightroom Presets!
BPP 250: Gina and Angie - Revealing the Narrative
Angie Rose and Gina Brocker are Boston Massachusetts-based Wedding Photographers with an eye for the moment. Having shot hundreds of weddings they know first hand what it takes to capture beautiful moments and how to create a space for moments to happen in front of the camera. In today’s interview they share just how they are able to reveal the narrative of a wedding day. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Gina and Angie first got started in photography and what struggles they faced in the beginning Why Gina didn’t even consider shooting weddings for the first few years into her photography journey What has changed the most about their photography since they got started The importance of storytelling in your images Why Story trumps perfection How to ensure you’re in the right place at the right time so you don’t miss the moment. Premium Members Also Learn: What Angie and Gina are doing today to market their businesses A great SEO strategy when it comes to blogging which will not only save you hours putting together but rank you higher in google. The Importance of a mission statement for your business and how to build one for yourself Resources: Angie and Gina’s Documentary Wedding Photography Course, Revealing the Narrative Revealing the Narrative on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 249: Dina Goldstein - Channeling your Voice Into Photography
Dina Goldstein began her career 30 years ago as a photojournalist, evolving from a documentary and editorial photographer into an independent artist focusing on large-scale productions of narrative photography tableaux. Goldstein’s work has been the subject of academic essays and dissertations and has been covered extensively in media around the globe. Goldstein continues to independently produce works and show internationally at commercial and public galleries, art centers, festivals, biennales and museums. In This Episode You'll Learn: When Dina knew photography was going to be an important part of her life What Dina struggled with most when starting out in photography Why Dina left photojournalism Where Dina got the idea for her staged project “Fallen Princesses” How Dina comes up with concepts for her different photo projects The struggle of choosing how to create which images for her various photo projects. Resources: Narrative Photographer Dina Goldstein’s website Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 248: Why Beginners Take The Best Photos
This week I talk about how having a beginner’s mindset will set you up best for success and continued growth in your photography journey. I break down 4 tips that will help you stay as much of a beginner as long as possible. Tip 1: Do the Opposite Go against what you’ve been told to try something new. Use a wide angle lens and get close to your subject or use a telephoto lens and get really far away so your subject is small in the frame. Tip 2: Do what others won’t, to take photos like others can’t. Last year I interviewed Shane Balkowitch photographers using an almost 200-year-old method to capture images. He doesn’t do it because it’s easy and because so few shoot wet plates he has quickly made quite a name for himself. Tip 3: Change Your Rythm When you start to feel bored of your photos like you’re taking the same photo over and over again producing the same images, change up your style and allow yourself complete creative freedom in your editing. I use many of the 52 Free Lightroom Presets we offer to go crazy on an image just to see different possibilities. Tip 4: Share your Photos Being open and sharing your image may feel scary but it’s the best way to learn and grow from others who have come before you to get valuable feedback. Resources: Download our 52 Free Lightroom Presets Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 247: Steven Wallace - Why The Film Vs Digital Debate Is Useless
Steven’s Wallace is a Banff and destination wedding photographer with a passion for film photography. Today we talk about Steven’s love of film, why the film vs digital debate is garbage, and great tips for new photographer looking to get started in film photography. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Steven got into photography What Steven struggled with most in the beginning and how he overcame it How Steven started shooting weddings Why the film vs digital debate is useless Stevens film photography workflow How Steven edits film and digital photos together to create a cohesive look Where to develop your own film Some great beginner cameras and films to start with Resources: Banff Wedding Photographer Steven Wallace’s website Read why Steven loves shooting film Studioc41 Podcast Steven Wallace on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 246: Miguel Quiles - Making It Look Simple
Miquel Quiles is a portrait and beauty photographer, educator, and Sony Artisan. Miquel has a unique style of both photography and education. Miquel can break down complex photography topics into easy-to-understand bite-sized chunks that anyone can learn from. Today Miguel and I talk about the struggles of being a photographer and how to slow down and make it simple. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Miguel got started in photography What was the most difficult part of photography to learn when getting started and how he overcame it Being a sony artisan vs gear doesn’t matter How Miguel’s images have transformed since getting started in photography One piece of gear Miguel thought he needed but never uses. Premium Members Also Learn: How to know when Working for Exposure is worth it What is a forward agreement and what it can do to grow your business The #1 way new photographers sabotage their sales and what to do instead Resources: Beauty and Portrait photographer Miquel Quiles’ website Find Miquel On Youtube Join me for a LIVE webinar with Phillip and Elieen Blume on how you can maximize your mini sessions. Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
Jim Sinicki: Community Spotlight - Do Good Things
Jim Sinicki is a Milwaukee WI based family and senior portrait photographer. After more than 2 years in the Beginner Photography Podcast Community, Jim has carved out his own space for sharing and helping others. In this interview, Jim and I talk about how he got stared, why he loves photography so much, and how his work has changed in a short amount of time. Resources: Jim’s photography website Find Jim’s photography on Facebook Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group!
BPP 245: Phillip Blume - Build your Portfolio with Minis
Phillip and Eileen Blume have spoken on the photography world’s biggest stages about helping photographers earn a living with their camera. After a rocky start in photography that almost bankrupted them, they discovered how powerful the mini session could be when just starting out and even in an established photography business. Today Phillip shares what they did for his business and what it can do for yours too! In This Episode You'll Learn: How Phillip went from high school English teacher to one of the worlds most respected photography educators Why Phillip and Eileen transitioned to minis after shooting weddings for years Why mini sessions are so good for new photographers looking to grow their portfolio How to shoot with intention and get the poses you need How to find the balance between posed and candid shots Premium Members Also Learn: How to build trust to grow your business faster How to increase profits AND make happier clients Why sending a gallery link will kill sales and excitement Resources: Download the Maximizing Mini Session eBook Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 244: Scott Strazzante - Long Term Photo Projects
Scott Strazzate is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist with more than 30 years of experience shooting for publications like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. Scotts Book “Common Ground” is a 2 decades-long exploration of a piece of land that transitioned from Homestead Farm to Sprawling Suburbs. Today we talk about the long-term project, what to look out for, and ideas for you to start your own long-term project. Key Takeaways: Scott narrates his experience starting in photography, from his interest in childhood till he took up photography as a full-time job, rather than staying in the family business. Not having to face criticism in the early stages of his career was an advantage in a way, as Scott notes it may have discouraged him from pressing forward. On the other hand, less knowledgeable people appreciating his work kept him going. Studying the photography of other professionals also played a major role in keeping him motivated and inspired. The brightest spot of an image is usually where your eye goes first, and you can learn to control in a split second, how to compose an image that is pleasing to look at. Scott describes the importance of focusing on creating images after gaining in-depth knowledge about your gear, rather than always trying to get new gear hoping to become a better photographer. Having to overcome the fear of interacting with people became paramount, as this was a challenge that came with expanding from sports photography. Scott narrates in detail, events leading up to his "Common Ground" photography project, with no initial plan to create it, as well as the emotion and serendipity surrounding the project. He notes that to date, it is the major work he is known for, and was a personal project rather than a product of affiliation with any paper. I tell photographers that if they want to do a book that people would enjoy, they should take photographs of one block or storefronts, make prints of these, and put them away for years, when these come out later, they will be greatly appreciated. Repetition is something that I always look for in photography, I think it's fascinating, and a good way to make a compelling image. If you can have one of something, two is better. Three acts in a photo story: A beginning, a middle, and an end. When doing a photo story you want this: a cat climbs up a tree, someone shakes the tree, the cat gets out of the tree. Scott describes a major challenge with photojournalism being having to leave people's lives when the story is over especially because you may not be able to continue to just hang around, even if they would want you to. Resources: Scott Strazzante’s website Scott’s Prints for sale Scott Strazzante on Instagram Scott Strazzante on Twitter Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community Standout Quotes: "I learned that the brightest spot of an image is usually where your eye goes first" - [Scott] "I don't like getting a new camera because I think the key for anyone as a photographer is you have to learn your camera well enough that you forget it... and just concentrate on making images" - [Scott] "So it's like time really has a way of improving old photographs" - [Scott] "Follow your own voice, follow what interests you because if it excites you, it will excite other people... but you have to be very organized with it" - [Scott] "That's the struggle sometimes too, you get so used to your surroundings that they don't seem interesting anymore, and that has been something that's been a challenge with the pandemic" - [Scott] "I think turning the camera on your family is the easiest place to start" - [Scott] "I can always go make a good photograph but it's going to take something that happens out of my control to elevate it to a great photograph" - [Scott] "There's two types of photography, there's Taking photographs and Making photographs" - [Scott]
BPP 243: How to Get to Know Your Camera
In this episode of the podcast I break down the top 3 ways you can get to know your camera better to be best prepared for them the moment arises. In This Episode You'll Learn: Read the Manual - Learn things you never knew your camera was capable of! Spend a few hours with the camera shooting - Get to know the tool you use to capture the world and blur the line between visualization and capture! Ask WHY you feel limited - When you know the limitations of your camera you know how to best use your camera. Resources: Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
BPP 242: Vanessa Joy - Crying at the Kitchen Table to Canon Explorer of Light
Vanessa Joy is an award-winning wedding photographer with more than 20 years in business. In 2020 she was named one of Canons Explorers of Light. An exclusive position reserved for photographers who have dedicated their lives to the craft. Today she talks about how she almost chose a different career path and what it was that brought her back to photography. Episode Timeline: Vanessa describes her early interest in photography, and when she knew that photography was going to play a big role in her life. Vanessa shares personal shots from her early days in photography. What influenced your preference for portraits in photography? About Vanessa's plans to move to Texas. Vanessa was announced as one of Canon's Explorers of Light. Is there anything Vanessa thinks new photographers should know? Premium Members Also Learn: The marketing efforts that have worked for Vanessa in New York over the past 20 years What marketing efforts Vanessa is using now to build authority when she moves to Texas Key Takeaways: The passion had always been there for photography, the realization that it would be a full-time career much later. Highlighting the benefits of her photography career, Vanessa talks about the love for it and the freedom to plan her schedule. Vanessa describes the drive behind her preference for portraits. In a lot of ways, I think I enjoyed photographing people in how I felt, so photographing people is a little bit of photographing them but a lot of expressing who I am. Combining two styles of portrait photography, one where every aspect of the picture is controlled with one where things are allowed to be more natural is possible, and do not have to be mutually exclusive. When you first start in photography it is understandably necessary to try many styles and then hone in on a particular one, but as you get better in that aspect, you get bored and have enough control of your craft to try other things and expand your photography interests while maintaining your brand. Discussing Vanessa's move to Texas, she noted some key differences regarding the technique in her photography. Asides from her technical know-how with the camera, another point Vanessa attributes her Explorers of Light announcement to, was her ability to find simple uses for the camera for the average person, knowing that the company would need that kind of market to make sales on a large scale. To new photographers: Gear doesn't matter, and should not stop you from being a great photographer, and as gear gets more expensive it's good if there's a particular reason. Just keep going at it, you have to love photography for the work itself because that's the thing that's your daily life, not the results. Resources: Austin Texas Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy’s Website Vanessa Joys Website for photographers Vanessa Joy on Youtube Vanessa Joy on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Community
Eung Ju Kim: Community Spotlight - Beauty in the Chaos
Eung Ju Kim (Sean) has become a staple in the Beginner Photography Podcast community since buying his camera in early 2018. Since then he has been sharing his work and it continues to develop and advance. His landscapes and beach scenes are simple and relaxing. Today we talk about what photography means to him and his plans to progress is photography in the future. Key Takeaways: Starting his photography career with nature sceneries was associated with hiking, which he did more often following a distressing break up with his girlfriend. Sean describes 'finding the beauty of what's there, either in an ugly chaotic scene or in my stage of sadness was the key to finding the true beauty of my journey. Looking back, Sean explains how with experience, he started being able to identify things he could have done differently in a picture and how to look out for such things. Sean explains the motivation behind intentionally creating images with huge surroundings, landscape and people by noting that when we focus on something bigger, our problems seem to be small. His Christian faith also played a role in this preference. Sean explains that he is bored with taking pictures of people, and is trying to figure out what he can add to it. The inspiration for Sean's photography is his Christian faith. For new photographers: Go to a library, read a bunch of books and even if it doesn't make sense, consume it, even if you don't practice it, over time things will start to click. Once things start to click, you will have more questions and you can go and read it again, then it will make sense, and you will gain mastery. Resources: Follow Sean On Instagram Flash in a Flash - Flash photography for beginners course Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group! Episode Timeline: [02:20] Introducing today's guest, Sean Kim as he narrates the events surrounding his entry into photography. [07:21] How did the relationship between your photography and nature sceneries come about? [14:10] Looking back, from a technical standpoint, when did you start to notice the things you were doing wrong. [17:04] What differences have you observed between street photography and photographing people after creating rapport. [23:34] How do you achieve the concept of comfort in an image that looks sad? [33:24] Sean discusses his editing method. [34:40] What are you currently struggling with, in photography? [39:05] About Sean's book on the year 2020. [41:09] What inspires you to take photos? [47:19] When it comes to the technical side of photography, what is it that you love? [48:38] Sean's advice for new photographers
BPP 241: James Patrick: Photographing 500 Magazine Covers
James Patrick is a Phoenix AZ-based commercial and fitness photographer. He has shot more than 500 magazine covers and today we break down what makes a cover photo unique and how to capture the concept. Episode Timeline: James narrates how he began his photography career. What was the main source of your photography education? How do you handle the concern that someone may take your photography style and compete with you after teaching them? What is the job description of a Fitness Photographer and how did you get into it? From a technical standpoint, what are you looking out for, that's going to make a photo stand out above the rest to be a cover shot? How do you come up with ideas for the photos that you need to capture? Starting out, was there a point where you had to just make do with your equipment because you didn't have the things you have today? Key Takeaways: Starting as a journalist, James had some misapprehension about photography as it did not seem very sustainable as a career choice, he was however open to different options while trying to figure out his passion. James describes how he learned by testing constantly and working as an assistant photographer, even though he already had his own jobs. Key principles gained as an assistant included photography techniques, project bidding, client communication, the general business process, and most especially how to work with subjects onset. There are two extremes of types of photographers, the overly technical ones who focus on measurements and precision when shooting, and the ones who rather feel their way creatively through their imagery. The latter appealed to him more, shifting his focus from taking great pictures which can easily be learned and done, to making images that work, and this became his brand Ask for help, the more you ask, eventually, people will start to give you help. A popular misconception James shared earlier on was that he had to be involved in many niches in photography to have enough jobs, ironically during the recession, he started to lose jobs because many clients would rather hire a niche specialist than a Jack of all trades. This nearly made him give up. Following the decision to be intentional about photography, questions that started to arise include: what work do I need to create? Who do I need to be working with? What images do I need to be in my portfolio? Who do I need to be working for? James describes the importance of overcoming his fears so he could call companies to find people that would be interested in his work. Addressing a common mindset that you need to recreate your portfolio before contacting companies about your photography, it is critical to understand that there is no perfect portfolio. You get better only when you show your work to someone and get feedback, without which you're just in your head and consumer behavior determines everything. Shooting a cover is a construct. What I do with a cover is a commercially viable image. This is an image that is going to help sell the magazine, more often than not it is focusing on all the distracting things that you're removing from the photo, to create a post that's going to jump off the page without being too distracting from the message. We get through the stuff that doesn't work so we can get the one thing that does work. It is important to get a sense of what the client is looking for in the kick-off meeting. Most times the gear doesn’t matter, when I look at upgrading gear, it's more so what can I do that I couldn't do before? In other cases, it may be client-focused, trying to meet a certain demand of the client that your current gear cannot meet. Resources: Jame’s Website Find James on Instagram Join The Beginner Photography Podcast Facebook Group!
BPP 240: Ellie McKinney - The Power Of Vulnerability
Ellie McKinney is a North Carolina based wedding photographer who in her first year full time earned six figures. She attributes much of her success to being open, vulnerable, and taking a stand for a cause she believes in. In this interview Ellie breaks down how she sees the world through her lens and the elements she sees and helping her achieve so much success. What You’ll Learn: Ellie describes how she got into photography. Looking back at old photos, what are the things you think you would do differently? Elements of an Ellie McKinney photo. How do you ensure that you're able to get the interactions that you're looking for between a couple? Why do you think you've made a quick rise and success both in photography and business? What are those actionable things that you did that you think skyrocketed your success? Ellie describes her transition into full-time photography. Ellie explains the different aspects of her marketing strategy in critical detail. When it comes to workflows and systems, where do you see other photographers struggle the most? How do you create a balance between knowing how much to say and what not to say with your posts? Key Take Aways With a background in retail and business, Ellie shares how she started her photography career having little to no prior experience in photography, but yet with sincere passion and confidence in her work. The most simple thing that you can do to make a photo more aesthetically pleasing, for the most part, is having a straight horizon line. Following an event where she had to struggle with overexposure, Ellie was elated to figure out that she had more control over the outcome of the picture, especially the lighting. Ellie describes her use of "Questionnaires" between couples to gain information about them and create the emotion, energy, and interaction between them which forms the basis for her images. Relentlessness and continually striving to be better describe the reasons for her quick rise to success. There was some intentionality to the marketing strategy employed, as awareness of her passion for wedding photography helped direct her marketing towards it. One of the biggest mistakes by photographers is not putting a 'Call to Action" in our bio on Instagram, so whether it's a paid ad, they can go straight to your website rather than stay longer on Instagram where they may easily get distracted from your content. Most photographers tend to play the 'Blame Game' rather than actively try to create solutions to their problems. For photographers who also want to be open: You will have backlash, but if what you're saying doesn't negatively impact anybody else then you're saying the right things and you should be pushing for it. Ellie's advice for new photographers: You're going to hear a lot of good things from a lot of people, and there is information overload so if something feels good and it excites you, try it. Seriously spend time focusing on what you're already good at instead of trying to be like other people. Stand out Quotes "The most simple thing that you can do to make a photo more aesthetically pleasing, for the most part, is having a straight horizon line" - [Ellie] "For me, it's always about the couple first" - [Ellie] "It's okay to want something quickly and it's okay to have that drive but you also have to be realistic about the actionable steps that you're taking" - [Ellie] "I used reviews as a way to get insight of what made me stand out" - [Ellie] "If it does not negatively impact anybody else then it's worth fighting for" - [Ellie] "You already have that talent within you, so read your reviews, see what people are saying over and over again about you and double down on those things instead of trying to mold yourself into something else" - [Ellie] Resources: North Carolina Wedding Photographer Ellie McKinney’s website Ellie McKinney on Instagram BPP Premium Membership. Join today and get access to the Facebook Ads Course for Photographers