The Snappening - Wedding Photography Podcast

The Snappening - Wedding Photography Podcast

Join wedding photographers Greg and Thom for a weekly conversation about cats, music, obscure Simpsons quotes, cameras, and of course... their ongoing experiences in wedding photography.... Show More

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In this week's episode we chat about printed albums - because Smart Albums have just caused a few waves with their changes to pricing... Are there alternatives? Yep! We discuss the ones we use. Plus Thom has a dream, Greg fixes his chair and then froths about the new TOOL album!Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off a year's subscription! Look up... Read more

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On the lighter side of Snap today we chat about the Sony A7rIV - it's the newest a bestest camera out and it certainly brings some amazing features to the table - but how does it perform for wedding photographers?Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off a year's subscription! Look up Greg at www.gregcampbell.photo and Thom at www.thomasstewart.com.... Read more

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Hey awesome snappers :)Well - we have an honest talk this week about how dang quiet it's been lately! Bookings are low, inquiries are low... is it an industry thing or is it just the winter blues? Once we cheer ourselves up we also chat about aspect ratios, our worst wedding songs and some lens hood banter :)Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off ... Read more

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Welcome to our first Lite Snap! Every now and then we'll be Litesnapping, where we tackle one particular topic / piece of gear / question - maybe even interview someone!This week we answer Chong Lee's question about targeting a specific market and it turns out there are many factors that we implement!Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off a year's... Read more

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Hey Snappers! In this episode (we think it's one of our best), Thom has rectified his audio issues from last week. In celebration of this, and given that Nikon and Canon's mirrorless offerings don't have dual card slots, he attempts to convince Greg that professional photographers in fact only need to use one card slot anyway. You'll just have to listen to see how this debate goes...We also chat about leaving weddings part-way thro... Read more

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Hey Snappers! We are truly sorry that we haven't recorded any solid snappage over the last few months. Both Greg and Thom have both been traveling and it's been really hard to find some time to sit down and record from our various locations. But, we love all of you, so we've finally made it happen, and we promise we'll get back into a weekly recording schedule. Also, sorry Thom's audio isn't wonderful on this episode, and that his ... Read more

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Hi Snappers! We're back this week with two big topics. First we discuss our ideas on taking photos of guests... is it something you take time to do? Then we talk about leaving a wedding. How do we tell the client... "well... I'm going home". We also have Snapdowns about office lighting and blue-filter glasses.Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off... Read more

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Happy April Snappers! It's a rainy day in Aus today (you can even hear the rain through Thom's mic, sorry about that). Greg on the other hand is living the dream in NZ and is planning his own personal grazing table as a reward for shooting a triple header next year. In today's episode we chat about how many shots we deliver for a normal wedding; we chat about Godox flashes and Samsung T5 SSDs. We then dive deep into the concept of ... Read more

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SNAP SNAP. Hi there guys. It's kinda sorta nearing the end of our 'wedding season' here in Aus / NZ (although some might disagree with this), and Greg and Thom are feeling a little jaded - sorry for all the yawning. Today we chat about the Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM - Thom just picked it up. Then we delve into the speed of your website; how to check this speed and a few ways you can tweak it. Our main topic for today is what to do when you... Read more

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Happy autumn, snappers (well, at least down under)! Today, we get straight into some super meaty topics. We chat about public liability insurance, and staying safe with your couples. Thom explains the four factors which for him indicate how easy a wedding is to shoot. Greg brings up the issue of watermarks, and how to get traffic back to your site resulting from people sharing your work on social media without crediting you. We the... Read more

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Happy autumn, snappers (well, at least down under)! Today, we get straight into some super meaty topics. We chat about public liability insurance, and staying safe with your couples. Thom explains the four factors which for him indicate how easy a wedding is to shoot. Greg brings up the issue of watermarks, and how to get traffic back to your site resulting from people sharing your work on social media without crediting you. We the... Read more

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In today's episode, Greg tells us all about a recent 'incident' that occurred when instead of going into shoot bride prep, he decided to do something else instead... you'll just have to listen to get the entire story... We also talk about the new Sony 135 f/1.8 - it's damn sexy but it's also heavy and expensive. Greg has more info about his Mac mini journey; there's some white balance chatter, and our standard high-level Snappening... Read more

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In today's episode, Greg tells us all about a recent 'incident' that occurred when instead of going into shoot bride prep, he decided to do something else instead... you'll just have to listen to get the entire story... We also talk about the new Sony 135 f/1.8 - it's damn sexy but it's also heavy and expensive. Greg has more info about his Mac mini journey; there's some white balance chatter, and our standard high-level Snappening... Read more

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Hi Snappers, this week we chat about unhappy clients and the damage they can do to our brands. How do we make them happy and avoid an online fallout? Greg also sings the praises of his new Mac mini, Thom recommends a great podcast called The End of the World by Josh Clark, a groovy new 55mm lens and a few other great Snapdowns.Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappe... Read more

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Hi there Snappers! A few weeks ago we received a question regarding client galleries - which we use, which we love. In this episode we chat about the gallery system we use, and the pros and cons. Thom has a new plastic-fantastic Samyang 24mm lens that he plans on using while overseas (it's soooo small and light). We chat about a bunch of other small topics, primarly Greg's new Mac Mini that arrived just before we started recording.... Read more

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Snappy New Years listenersToday we get really technical about two specific things... Lightroom and the Mac. We talk about our photos workflows and how they can be optimised for speed, and also the new technology out there that we should all be quite excited about.Looking for an amazing CRM tool for photographers? Check out Studio Ninja and use the promo code thesnappening50 for 50% off a year's subscription! Look up Greg at www.gr... Read more

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Hello team! We sit down and have a chat about first looks. Thom's had some issues lately with one in particular so we work out the best way to set one up. On that topic - we also discuss whether we like first looks at all... are they Hot or Not? There's also the usual Snapdowns (do you like our new jingle?) and we answer a questions from Liam about gear selection when starting out.Don't forget to show us your sweet workstation pics... Read more

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Ahoy-hoy Snappers! Today's episode is an absolute gold mine of juicy wedding photography-related nuggets. Is back-button auto-focus still useful in this age of high-tech cameras with so many reliable AF points? How do you handle a client request to convert your b&w back to colour? How do you shoot a proposal? Thom has the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 and he does a quick mini-review of this brand new lens. Greg chats about why he uses t... Read more

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Happy December, snappers! The countdown to 2019 is on, and for this episode we look back to when we started our careers as wedding photographers. Specifically, we've each made a list of five things that we know now that would have made life back then when we started shooting weddings MUCH easier. We hope that, if you're in the first few years of business, you can take these things on board and your job will be that little bit easie... Read more

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Good afternoon snappers! In episode 52 we chat about a bunch of really interesting topics. Greg has some success using a Canon 135 on his Sony bodies with a cheap adaptor. Thom gets a new MacBook Pro (it's awesome). Our main topic for the episode is the idea that, by only posting a certain selection of our images on Instagram / other social media, we might be giving our future couples an incorrect idea of the shots they'll receive ... Read more

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