The Church Photographers Podcast

The Church Photographers Podcast

By ChurchPhotographers.com
Weekly church photography chats to inspire and equip. Delivered for free, straight to the camera you carry around in your pocket. Hosted by Rob Laughter and Connor Strickland.

The Church Photographers Podcast is designed to help church photography team leaders — and the volunteers who serve on those teams — become better at their craft.
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Ep. 06: Managing Your Personal Image Library
In this episode: what do I do with all of these images? If you have photos stashed on SD cards, thumb drives, hard drives, and who knows where else, this episode is for you. We’re going to cover strategies for organizing your PERSONAL photo library and how to  get those images under control.
27:59
March 24, 2020
Ep 05 - The Art of the Side Hustle
In this episode: we detail the art of the side hustle — how you can leverage your creative passion and talents and earn a little bread on the side. Whether you want to pick up some new gear, give back to your church, or have some extra spending cash for a rainy day, we’ll show you how to use the gear you already have to make it happen.
59:54
March 17, 2020
Ep. 04: Instagram Strategies for Photographers
In this episode: Ever wonder how to become Insta famous? Well, so have we. So if you crack that nut, let us know. But we do have some high-impact tips for being more engaging, influential, and consistent in your Instagram game.
47:20
March 3, 2020
Ep. 03: How to Capture "The Moment” in Your Church Services
On this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast: listener Derek asks, “How do I help my photographers capture the moment?” Join our Facebook community, Church Photographer Nation, at https://churchphotographers.com/nation/
36:45
February 18, 2020
Ep. 02: The Definitive Guide to Managing Your Church Photo Library
In this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast, we answer a common listener question: how do I manage my photo library? We’ll walk through all of the options, give you our top picks, and give you some strategies for keeping your library tidy so you can find the images you’re looking for when you need them. Get 15% off of a new Smugmug subscription at https://church photographers.com/perks
33:19
February 11, 2020
Season 2 Kickoff: What's New with Church Photographers?
In this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast, we’re back with Season Two! We will cover what’s on tap for this season of the podcast, plus some other cool things we have in the works.  Join our Facebook Community Get tutorials, photo tips, and gear reviews on our YouTube channel Get inspired on Instagram
29:23
February 6, 2020
From the Vault: How to Grow Your Photography Team
The Church Photographers Team is taking a couple of weeks off to recuperate from the Christmas season, enjoy some time with our families, and prepare some incredible new content for you to enjoy in the New Year. 
But we didn’t want to leave you high and dry with nothing to listen to, so we’ve dug deep down in the vault to bring you a couple of our most popular episodes from 2019. This week, we throw back to one of our first episodes where we cover the essential systems that you need to lead a church photography team.
28:18
December 31, 2019
From the Vault: Jeremy Poland
The Church Photographers Team is taking a couple of weeks off to recuperate from the Christmas season, enjoy some time with our families, and prepare some incredible new content for you to enjoy in the New Year. 
But we didn’t want to leave you high and dry with nothing to listen to, so we’ve dug deep down in the vault to bring you a couple of our most popular episodes from 2019. 
This week, we’re bringing back our interview with our friend, Jeremy Poland. Jeremy is an incredible photographer, and incredible leader, and an incredible teacher. You’re going to get a lot out of our conversation about both the technical aspects of photography, but also how to get yourself in the zone when you’re out on a shoot.
28:33
December 24, 2019
Episode 13: TCPP Christmas Extravaganza
Ho, ho, ho! In this episode, it was late in the evening and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for the church communications director because it's almost Christmas and who needs sleep anyway? In this episode — EVERYTHING YOU NEED to run a photography team for your Christmas services so you can get back to planning everything else you have to do. Volunteer signups, shot lists, photo booths. We cover it all.
48:37
December 10, 2019
Episode 12: Ways to Help Your Volunteers Feel Appreciated
In this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast — how do you help your volunteers feel appreciated? We'll explore X ways — from the simple to the elaborate— that you can keep your volunteers happy, fulfilled, and engaged.
22:48
December 3, 2019
Episode 11: How Much Does My Gear Actually Matter?
In this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast: how much of a difference does my gear make? Do I need a top-end camera to capture solid images? Or can I use the gear I have?
32:46
November 26, 2019
Episode 10: The Church Photographers Holiday Gear Guide (2019 Edition)
In this episode of the Church Photographers Podcast — the holidays are upon us, and gift giving season means new gear for you or a loved one — like your podcast cohosts. We're going to cover not only what gear to buy, but how to buy gear. Keep listening for the best gear and accessories to pick up this holiday season at any budget.
49:21
November 19, 2019
Episode 09: 15 Photography Team Workshop Ideas
In this episode, we've planned out an entire year of volunteer training events for you — 15 workshop ideas for equipping your church photography team. We'll give you all of the workshop ideas, along with topics to cover and tips for execution. To watch this episode via video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qHUdaFF1b0
34:50
November 14, 2019
Episode 08 - The Ultimate Weekend Service Shot List
On this week's episode, we discuss and provide you with the ultimate weekend service shot list! We highlight 9 areas to focus on, give you practical advice as well as pro tips, and so much more. Also, this is our first episode having video! So be sure to watch us on our YouTube channel!
40:56
November 5, 2019
Episode 07: When (and How) to Hire a Pro Photographer
On today's episode, we discuss when (and how) to hire a pro photographer. Hiring a pro can be one of the best investments you can make. A good photographer can get you enough content for six months or longer. But there are a lot of unknowns. Who do I hire? How do I find that person? How can I make sure they get the shots I need? And how much is it going to cost me?
30:21
October 29, 2019
Episode 06: Dave Adamson: Video Killed the Photography Star (Interview)
In this episode, we sit down with church photography legend Dave Adamson (@aussiedave) to talk about video for photographers — including why it might be time for you to add video to your skill set and how you can get started.
34:04
October 22, 2019
Episode 05 BONUS: Interview with Ben White: The "Christian Stock Photo Guy"
If you've been on the internet in the past five years, you've seen a photo of Ben White. Ben is a good friend of the show, a fantastic photographer, a pastor with a heart for the church, and also happens to be "that guy" that you see in Christian stock photos all over the web, from Babylon Bee to ABC News. In this special bonus episode, Rob sits down with Ben to talk about his experience with shooting stock, being featured in stock, and how churches can serve the kingdom by sharing their images.
29:35
October 17, 2019
Episode 05: Friends Don't Let Friends Use Stock Photos
In today’s episode, we make bold, indefensible statements and then try to back them up. Namely: Friends don’t let friends use stock photos. We make the case against using stock photography, then reluctantly concede that there will be times when it just can’t be avoided.
25:21
October 15, 2019
Episode 04: Interview with Jeremy Poland: How to Feel Comfortable Behind the Camera
In this episode, we sit down with my good friend and fantastic photographer Jeremy Poland to talk about all sorts of great tips for photographers, But the one thing in particular that I think you’re going to appreciate are Jeremy’s tips for helping you feel comfortable behind the camera.
27:54
October 8, 2019
Episode 03 Pt. 2: What do you wish you knew when you started photography?
Welcome back for part 2! Today, we pick back up where we left off last Tuesday! We discuss everything we wish we knew when we started out in photography to give you a jump start on your photography hobby or career. We cover the gear you need, how to maximize the gear you have, and other tips and tricks to shortcut your development.
21:21
October 1, 2019
Episode 03 Pt. 1: What do you wish you knew when you started photography?
Welcome back! On today’s episode, we fire up the time machine and revisit our early days as photographers. We discuss everything we wish we knew when we started out in photography to give you a jump start on your photography hobby or career. We cover the gear you need, how to maximize the gear you have, and other tips and tricks to shortcut your development.
40:08
September 24, 2019
Episode 02: The State of Church Photography Report
We have big news to share on the podcast today. After surveying 128 church photographers and painstakingly compiling data, coding responses, and then trying to figure out what it all means, we’re ready to release our State of Church Photography 2019 report. Get your copy of the State of Church Photography 2019 report here: http://churchphotographers.com/report/
30:47
September 14, 2019
Episode 01: How to Grow Your Volunteer Photography Team
Today on the podcast… You know it. I know it. One of the most challenging parts of leading a volunteer photography team is recruiting and on-boarding volunteers. We’re going to break down everything it takes to find talented photographers in your church and, more importantly, how to get them onto your team.
27:47
September 14, 2019
Episode 00: Introducing the Church Photographers Podcast
Today on the podcast: who are we? What are we doing here? What is even going on right now? We’re going to answer all of these questions and more if you keep listening.
13:59
September 13, 2019