INTRODUCING HOW I SHOT THIS
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How I Shot This (HIST) is a platform that focuses on wedding photography education. It is founded and led by destination wedding photographers Melli & Shayne. Not only do they share their own images and insights with the photography community (all avalaible on the free plan), but also get a number of talented photographers (a mixture of free & premium content) from all over the world share everything that goes into creating an incredible image: the techniques, skills and secrets (well, no longer secrets at this point!).
HIST offers free education as well as an option to become a premium subscriber. Subscribing allows you to:
- gain access to all the content/insights
- support the platform
- support the photographers (they are all compensated for their work!)
MY WEDDING SEASON – THE PODCAST
INTERVIEW MAIN TAKEAWAYS
Melli & Shayne have been successful in building a destination wedding photography business in the past few years. Upon reflection (over a glass of wine) about they types of wedding photography education availabe and what it takes to create an incredible image, they realised that there is information missing beyond the types of equipments and settings photographers use on a photo shoot. They saw a need and importance of exploring other factors such as the: composition, focus, editing, lighting, story, and the direction from the photographer. Melli & Shayne realised that there is nothing out there that truly disects how an image is created and that is how How I Shot This (HIST) was born – first an Instagram account, then a website … and at one point in the future, they plan to develop an app.
It is important to not that the insights that they share is beneficial not only to new photographers, but also for seasoned professionals.
On HIST, you can find:
HIST focuses on being fair and transparent. From the very beginning, they ensured that it is not a plaform that just makes money from other people’s work (exposure doesn’t necessarily pay the bills). Therefore, they make it clear that they pay everyone that submits photos and/or blog posts to the platform. They have a Benefits & Deals section were people can list their products/services (e.g. presets).
“With the industry changing in the most beautiful way, you know, weddings are happening more adventurously, more bravely… I have seen, you know, disco weddings, there are weddings on the mountains and weddings in the desert, you know. It’s only growing in a creative way and I think taking advantage of that and using that chance to kind of push yourself and deliver really unique work is the way to go with it and not sit back and kind of think ‘no, I have done all that I need to do’.”– Shayne Thomas
Looking ahead, Melli & Shayne plan to incorporate more and more diverse generes of photography to the platform. e.g. landscape photography, portrait photography etc… We can certainly all learn from one another. I am excited to see all that is to come…
Example of a HIST Story: Valerie Fernandez
Valerie’s Photography Education Page: Salt & Shores for Photographers
Discount code (no kick-back for me) for Valerie’s course/guide: aidaxval
I am so grateful to Shayne for taking the time share so much valuable information with us.
Episode & show notes: EP 28. Shayne Thomas (How I Shot This) – Wedding Photography Education
YouTube/Videocast: How I Shot This
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HERE IS A LOOK AT THE WEBSITE
BUILD A THRIVING BRAND & BUSINESS
Welcome to “My Wedding Season – The Podcast” where I provide overwhelmed wedding photographers with the inspiration, tools and resources needed to build a thriving brand and business. I am your host, Aida Glowik, a European intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Germany.
This podcast is for wedding photographers who are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that come along with doing life, building a brand and running a business. On solo shows, I address various topics including, but not limited to: branding & marketing, organisation & productivity systems as well as income generating business strategies.
Guest interviews are centered around exploring their creative processes and insights regarding photography and/or business! Can’t wait for you to hear from so many talented and inspirational people from around the world!
A new episode drops every two weeks on Wednesdays!
Are you in? Get ready to take some notes…
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Tuscany Retreat for Wedding Photographers:
- Dates: Monday, October 30th – Thursday, November 2nd 2023
- Investment: €899 + 19%VAT (€799 + 19% VAT for giveaway participants)
- Included: workshop & group discussions, portfolio-building sessions with a model couple (@twinflamesNL), and personal branding portraits for each participant.
- Bonus: 1-hour 1:1 mentoring session via Zoom within 6 months after the retreat (valued at 300 Euros)
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Best of luck! Aida
My Wedding Season Planner is custom-designed to help overwhelmed wedding photographers who are feeling stressed out because they are struggling to stay organised, keep track of their client work and reach their goals.
This 2022 version of the planner is made available to you for FREE as a pdf download!
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PHOTOGRAPHER & PODCASTER
I specialise in European intimate weddings & elopements.
I provide overwhelmed wedding photographers with the inspiration, tools and resources needed to build a thriving brand and business.
FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that come along with building a wedding photography brand and running a business, you are not alone!
The good news is, there is no need to stay stuck any longer! I can help you gain clarity and assist you in creating an action plan to achieve your goal.