Massive Q&A with Jim Harmer [PS 22]

Jim Harmer guest hosts the Portrait Session Podcast with Nick Page & Darin Mellor. We are all missing Erica Kay, but Jim does his best to fill her big shoes by answering listener questions. The three help you ward off scammers, reject a client in a professional way, & offer tips on light fast moving stage performers.

What's in this episode:

  • Tips for declining to work with a client even if you are not booked on the date requested.
  • Is it better to jump into Portrait Photography with both feet; or is it better to build a foundation first?
  • How to avoid being the target of a scam as you see your photography business grow.
  • Best tips for lighting & freezing the action of ballet dancers.
  • Darin argues why business cards are still an important resource for photographers.
  • Nick reviews the YN-568EX II Flash & its use case for dramatic lighting setups.
  • Jim discusses the pros and cons of a Think Tank Retrospective messenger bag he has tested.

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