In this session we are quite excited to welcome Stephanie Rausser of Stephanie Rausser Photography to the show. Stephanie’s love for photography began quite early in life with her mom’s infectious love of it. Now, when I say ‘love’ I mean ‘love’, as that is exactly what comes through so clearly in her images. Due to the nature of her father’s work, her family moved around a lot when she was young. Keeping a certain distance from the other kids, she didn’t really engage. Rather she simply observed the way other kids/adults lived their lives; which has definitely influenced the way she sees and shoots. She has an amazing ‘observer’s sense’ about her. If you haven’t seen her work we suggest you pop over to her portfolio before you even get started with today’s TogTools Podcast session with Stephanie. Look at her work. Look at the light in her portraits. But then take a moment and gaze over a full page of her portraits; the images are full of light, life, and love.
Now as smitten kitten’s as we are with her work, that isn’t why we asked her on the show. No sireebob (wow that’s a word! I totally expected spellcheck to laugh at me). We are keenly interested in her business acumen; and more specifically how others might glean some strategic tips for their photography businesses.
We learned about Stephanie Rausser in the September/October issue of Click Magazine. We both we instantly taken with her work. After poking around and diving deeper into her business, we had to have her on.
More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:
Make your subjects as comfortable as possible, eat with them, talk with them. Just be curious. Be interested in people’s lives.
Take the time to understand who you subjects are
How she came to really find her brand and style
How to work with celebrities when you don’t have as much creative license.
How to recover from seriously jacking up a shoot
How to rock an editorial shoot!
How to create an effective team for an editorial shoot so that you can truly deliver the goods
Why marketing matters so much in the beginning of your editorial career
The how and why of ‘feeding the beast’
How to stay sharp in your creativity
And so much more…
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