Ep 69: DIY Brand Photography for Your Podcast - with Krista Campbell from She Calls Her Shots Podcast

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Podcasting: Podcasting Tips for How to Start and Run a Podcast

08-02-2024 • 11 mins

Are you feeling inspired to get branded photos for your podcast; but want to go the DIY route?

In this podcast episode, I talk to Krista Campbell from She Calls Her Shots podcast about the importance of good lighting and composition in creating branded photographs. Krista suggests going outside for the best light and using the back camera on your phone for higher-quality photos. She also recommends using an app like Sunseeker to determine the position of the sun on cloudy days.

Krista shares photography tips on taking brand images of ourselves, emphasizing the importance of keeping it simple and focusing on how you want to feel in the photos. She suggests incorporating your brand's identity and values into the images or, if you're just starting off, focus on building connection and trust.

We discuss podcasting tips and tricks for creating podcast artwork, including the importance of lighting and composition, finding a suitable background, and using editing apps.

Highlights:

  • Importance of good lighting for brand photography
  • Going outside for the best natural light
  • Using the back camera on your phone for higher-quality photos
  • Avoiding harsh sunlight or bright light behind you
  • Using an app like Sunseeker to determine the position of the sun on cloudy days
  • Tips for taking brand images of yourself, including keeping it simple and focusing on how you want to feel
  • Incorporating your brand identity and values into the images
  • Building connection and trust through brand photography
  • Tips for creating podcast artwork, including lighting, composition, and finding a suitable background
  • Best editing apps for podcast artwork

Timestamps:

  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:00:37] Amazing Review for the Podcast
  • [00:01:06] Tips for DIY Brand Photography
  • [00:07:20] Tips for Taking Brand Images of Yourself
  • [00:08:22] Tips for Creating Amazing Podcast Artwork with Krista
  • [00:11:12] Building a Business with Ease and Flow


Guest bio:

  • Krista Marie is a photographer, podcast host and business coach for women creatives & small business owners. She is the host of the She Calls Her Shots Podcast, a show dedicated to creative business owners. She helps them in creating a mindset focused around success & implementing the simple, effective strategies they need to grow a sustainable, thriving business! She spent 12+ years building a photography business from the ground up, relocating from Florida to California, while also working a full-time job. She built up her photography brand to include weddings, engagement sessions, personal branding sessions, and more.
  • Website: https://heykristamarie.com/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heykristamarie
  • She Calls Her Shots Podcast: Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-calls-her-shots/id1530321171


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