Photo Happy Hour

Photo Happy Hour

An irreverent and relevant chat about anything and everything professional photography related...and more! Loose, casual, and fun, your hosts Carl Caylor, Dan Frievalt, and Michael Mowbray tip back their favorite drinks and discuss photography. Insightful, sometimes intelligent, and always entertaining.... Show More

Episodes

March 2, 2021 68 min

Join us for a special interview episode where we chat with our good friend and great photographer, Kira Derryberry.  Kira is based in Tallahassee, Florida, where she photographs a range of family and corporate clients in her thriving photography studio. We cover a wide array of topics, from several unique ideas for corporate photography to her platform program at the recent ImagingUSA conference, as well as the benefits of having a...

Share
Mark as Played
February 10, 2021 64 min

What's your favorite photographic product? Want to know what our are? We could just list them here, but where's the fun in that? In this episode we talk about our favorite products, where we get them from (or how we make them), and also how we sell them. Lots of great info!

Along the way we get a little sidetracked when Carl talks about "69ing" an image (he meant 86ing it -- look it up). Dan can't remember if he&...

Share
Mark as Played
January 25, 2021 60 min

Got a serious case of FOMO? Maybe it's because you missed out on the best virtual conference we have seen to date: ImagingUSA at Home, put on by PPA. It was so good that it even had our own Dan Frievalt as a speaker, our own Carl Caylor as an instructor for the image competition class, and our own Michael Mowbray manning the virtual booth for MoLight. What more could you ask for? In this episode we chat about what went well, wh...

Share
Mark as Played
January 15, 2021 74 min

We want to start off the New Year right with a positive episode full of love, fluffiness and good cheer. What better topic than sharing the photographers we stalk, er, follow and admire. Show these folks some love and check out their amazing work. We mention a ton of people...here are just a few, but be sure to listen to the episode to get the deets on everyone we mention.

  • Kathy Wierda, Erica Lane Harvey, George Mitchell, Tara Rudy,...
  • Share
    Mark as Played
    December 31, 2020 66 min

    Goodbye and good riddance to 2020...amiright?  Actually, not all was bad in 2020, so this week we take a look back at some of the interesting stuff that happened this year. And of course we go off on several fun tangents. Along the way we talk about cooking, Michael discovers that he is snooty about grilled cheese, Carl tries to pinch zoom a magazine, and Dan drops a ton of movie quotes.

    Here's how to make a Naughty Rudolph.

    Her...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    December 14, 2020 51 min

    It's December, boys and girls, and you know what that means? Time to get totally nogged and do some important year ends tasks for your business. And take some time to relax. But really, do these other things, too. This week we give our tips for things that you should be looking at or doing before January 1 slides on in.

    Along the way, Dan confesses why he's been extra naughty this year. Michael talks about nogging. And Carl ...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    December 4, 2020 64 min

    This episode is chock full of holiday cheer! And by the sound of it, the guys are chock full of cheer as well. ;)  Do you hear what I hear? True believers will hear the gentle tinkle of lots of great ideas for stuffing your stocking. Plus we share some valuable knowledge with you like...

    What should you do when a sommelier hands you a cork? And...
    What makes bourbon "bourbon"?

    Link to our sponsor: TCPPA
    Link to Dan's SU Ins...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    So you'd like to learn a little bit about how print competition works? You came to the right place. This week we pull back the curtain on print competition and give you some insight from the judges' points of view. Hang onto your butts as we take a deep dive into the depths of print competition.

    This week you'll also hear the Legend of the Bar Squeeze.  Pop culture references include Titanic, Indiana Jones and the Last ...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    I can sense as you listen to this at 2a.m. that you might be a little tired of staying up late editing and retouching your photos. Never fear, good photo citizen. There can be hope and a bright light at the end of the tunnel (check for trains first, just to be safe). If you haven't tried outsourcing, don't walk, run your fingers over your keyboard and go to the magic world of Rebooku at www.rebooku.com. All three of us outs...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    October 27, 2020 52 min

    To paraphrase the great philosopher PeeWee Herman, as solo photographers we are loners, Dottie. Rebels. Because most of us work on our own, it's even more important that we reach out to connect with other weird folks like us. That's where the power of the photography community can help. There are many opportunities to connect and share with like-minded folks, and learn from what others have done to grow and improve. This we...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    This week we chat with senior photographer and business/sales guru Jenn Lewis from Clemmons, North Carolina. In between a lot of laughs and fun we layout some solid business and sales advice that could help you increase your sales immediately. We also hear about Jenn's self challenge for October: add on $25k in sales in 30 days -- and the answer isn't doing 500 $50 mini sessions. Along the way we chat about about the pros a...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Movies not only entertain us, they can also inspire us as photographers. After all, as a photographer you are the director, cinematographer, set designer, prop master, and more for your clients. So it only makes sense to look to the movies for inspiration on lighting, color grading, composition and framing, storytelling, and so on. There really is a lot we can learn from watching a great movie. This week we chat about movies that i...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Words can be fun. In fact, some of us use them everyday! In this episode we interview photography copywriter extraordinaire Kimberley Anderson. A veteran of the grueling wedding photography wars, Kimberley pivoted pre-Covid to focus on her other passion: crafting the right words for photographers. In this episode you will learn what should be in your bio (and what should NOT be -- I'm looking at you, coffee and yoga), and what ...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    It's hard to stay healthy when you're a photographer. From repetitive motion injuries, to bad backs and necks, to having to photograph weddings through sickness and pain, photography can definitely mess you up. In this episode we share some of our war stories and more importantly, wise tips for staying healthy. This week's random pop culture references include Muhammad Ali, monks in the middle ages, Ozzy Osbourne, and S...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    What gnu things are you trying in your photography business? After all, could there be any better time to mix things up and try some new stuff? This week the guys chat about the new things they are working on and trying out. Give it a listen and maybe you'll be inspired to try something new as well.

    Along the way we give you a few tips about the California wine country, share our current binge shows, and learn that the best cig...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    This may be the smartest episode we've done yet! Wise beyond his years, Dan McClanahan joins us to share his new commercial approach to senior photography. If you're not familiar with Dan's work, stop reading now and check it out. https://www.mcclanahanstudio.net/ Then come back and listen to this great interview. Thought provoking and hilarious throughout, you're going to want to listen and take notes. Topics we al...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    This is a magical episode where we took all of the random topics that didn't merit an entire episode and blended them all into one melange of tasty torpitude. Michael kicks things off with a rant about studio names and things go downhill (in a good way) from there. Carl laments that he thinks he's going blind from...lack of fishing, which prompts Dan to declare that he's "never been too drunk to drink". Along th...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    July 18, 2020 60 min

    Is it important to have a website for your photography business? Oh, most definitely. This week the guys discuss the why and how of photography websites, and why one cannot live on social media alone. Along the way Michael busts out a Gwen Stefani riff, Carl talks about wearing the same shirts all the time, and Dan "casually" mentions his pricing product at store.seniorsunlocked.com. This week's pop culture references i...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    July 9, 2020 61 min

    What marketing lessons can we learn from other businesses and industries? This episode is packed full of wisdomous ideas as we chat about what we can learn from a variety of sources such as McDonalds, spring break bars, luxury automobiles, Mexican beach vendors, fine dining restaurants, and of course, cavemen. Dan struggles early with the word "correlation". Michael and Dan both talk about how to look and sound busy when yo...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    This special episode features the audio pulled from our LIVE video podcast. Check out our Facebook group to watch the replay.

    What is your customer experience like? In this special episode, the guys share tips on how to improve the overall customer experience, which they all agree is the most important factor in contributing to customer happiness and satisfaction. Along the way Carl shows the real reason why Yeti's are hard to f...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Chat About Photo Happy Hour

    Advertise With Us

    Popular Podcasts

    True Crime Podcast Trailers
    The Breakfast Club
    The Breakfast Club
    The World's Most Dangerous Morning Show, The Breakfast Club, With DJ Envy, Angela Yee And Charlamagne Tha God!
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    You know what's long, tedious and boring? Surgery. You know what isn't? This new podcast! Join Scrubs co-stars and real-life best friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison for a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show, one episode at a time. Each week, these BFFs will discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favorite memories from filming. They’ll also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews.

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

      Connect

      © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.