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Photogivity

By Anthony Gauna
Hi, I’m Anthony. This is my podcast where I help photographers become better at their photography, productivity, and business. I love sharing what I’ve learned and am still learning throughout my journey as a full-time wedding photographer. Whether you’re just getting started in photography or you’re a full-time photographer, you’ll discover tips about marketing, pricing, business, productivity, working from home, editing, workflows, client management, and work/life balance. Enjoy the show!
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30: Doing A Productivity Retreat
In this episode, I talk about my experience doing my first productivity retreat where I rented out an AirBnB to work without distraction. I also talk about my theme/goal for the new year and how minimalism is playing a part in every aspect of my life. Thanks for listening! FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
20:51
December 20, 2019
Make Extra Money After An Engagement Session
In this episode, I briefly talk about why there's been a bit of a hiatus from the podcast, my battle with my mental health and feeling like I must put out episodes, how and why I plan on bringing back my YouTube channel but deleting  my previous one, and talk about the one idea I came up with recently to try and make extra money after engagement sessions. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED: Minted Photographer Program Fundy Pic-Time FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS: Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to ask me questions and to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
22:03
December 5, 2019
Bonus: Pushing Through The Ups & Downs
This is just a bonus episode and a break away from my usual format. I mainly just wanted to share something I wrote about my past and struggles of trying to prove myself to people when doing something I was and am passionate about. I though perhaps you might get something out of this. Overall, I just wanted to share about how important it is to surround yourself with encouraging and supportive people in your life when pursuing something you're passionate about. WEDDING WORKFLOW COURSE Get on the waitlist for my very first course on my entire workflow for weddings. Click here to sign up for early bird discount! FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
08:40
November 18, 2019
My Experience with Outsourcing Editing
In this episode, I wanted to give you some reassurance that outsourcing your editing isn’t that bad. I used to be scared, but once I tried it out, it changed my perspective. If you’re stressed out about how much editing you have to catch up with or you just hate editing in general, give this episode a listen. You’ll learn the process I went through to get my wedding edits outsourced. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED My #1 Tip For Consistent Looking Edits PhotoBizX Podcast Image Salon Email Your Episode Ideas Here FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
16:59
October 14, 2019
My #1 Tip For Consistent Looking Edits
In this episode, I talk about the number thing I’ve purchased to help keep my editing consistent looking between different camera bodies. I know this is a struggle I hear about a lot. I especiallly see it a ton in Honeybook forums where people post “Looking for a second shooter that’s Canon only”. I solve that issue this this week’s episode. I even give you a bonus tip that will also help speed up your editing. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED DVLOP Fer Juaristi Sam Hurd Nessa K Adobe Camera Matching Profiles My Photography Website Simply Breezy Email Your Episode Ideas Here FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
28:26
October 7, 2019
How I Conduct Meetings With Wedding Clients
In this week’s episode, I talk layout exactly how I conduct meetings with new wedding clients. I break down my history of doing them and how it’s evolved throughout time. I also dive into my specific tools I use and even questions I ask. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Calendly (how clients book meetings) Zoom (for video chats) Ben Hartley/Six Figure Photography FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
17:18
September 30, 2019
How To Price Your Photography
In this week’s episode, I talk about an easy way to price yourself accordingly. This can be for photographers that are either full-time or part-time. I go over my simple process to add up all your personal and business expenses and break it down to possibly a number that might freak you out. Overall, I talk about having confidence and why being transparent with client will help you. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Why I Left The Knot Táve (client management ) Sitegroud (website hosting) Pic-Time (online gallery) Catch (automatic savings for taxes) FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
14:27
September 24, 2019
Why I Don’t Recommend The Knot
In this episode, I talk about my long journey of being with The Knot for 7 years and how terrible I was treated when finally deciding to end my contract with them. I lay out my thoughts on where I think things are going, why I believe new photographers should be pricing themselves accordingly, and overall how upset this entire process made me. I was not prepared to be threatened to be sent to debt collections because of their wrongdoing, but that’s happened. It’s a long episode, but if you love drama and want to save thousands of dollars a year, you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Episode 13 - The Knot vs Wedding Wire Episode 7 - Let’s Talk SEO FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
29:29
September 16, 2019
How To Find Your Style
In this week’s episode, I talk about ways to find your style. I discuss taking inspiration while not imitating, finding things you like to build upon, and overall how important it is to be true to yourself. Trends come and go, but your views and perspectives are a part of you and you should embrace them. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Enneagram Ben Sasso Lennon & Claypool Primus Everything is a Remix FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
19:33
September 9, 2019
22: Why I Keep Distracting Apps On My Phone
In this week’s episode, I discuss why I go against most of the productivity advice out there. I talk about why you shouldn’t let most productivity advice make you feel guilty for having distracting apps on your phone. I also talk about Back to the Future and DayQuil. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Blog Post About Keeping Distracting Apps On My Phone Deep Work Pocket Adobe Lightroom FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
22:55
September 2, 2019
21: How I Deliver Digital Files
In this episode, I talk about how I deliver digital files to both my wedding and portrait clients. I talk about the gallery system I use and why I prefer it above anything else out there. Yes… I go against the previous gallery system I used to recommend. I also cover the download settings I allow clients and guests. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Pic-Time Smart Slides Pic-Time & Smart Slides Integration FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
13:57
August 26, 2019
20: How Many Photos I Give A Client
In this episode, I share my thought process behind how many photos I give clients for weddings and sessions. I talk about how I shoot on a wedding day and on a session. I also go over how I explain to clients how many photos to expect to prevent complaints. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Catch App Episode 17: Catch App Review FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
11:21
August 19, 2019
19: How I Approach A Couple’s Shoot
This week’s episode question was asked on Instagram by Tom Aizenberg Photo. You’ll learn why I’m always trying to improve but still can’t remember poses. I also discuss why I view my style of photography more like snapshots. I go over my process on the day of an engagement shoot and talk about how I spend a lot of time with couples to help build trust. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Tom Aizenberg FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
17:05
August 12, 2019
18: How To Deal With Unhappy Clients
This week’s episode question was asked on Instagram by @captureandbrandit. You’ll learn about why I take things going wrong as a learning experience and take full responsibility. I share a few of my experiences and how I was able to take them as a learning experience so that I can help stop that incident from happening in the future. Overall, communicating as much as possible and educating clients is important to me and that's what I discuss in this episode. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Capture and Brand It Calendly Táve Cardhop- The contacts app you'll actually want to use. FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
16:43
August 5, 2019
17: How To Easily Save For Taxes (Catch App Review)
In this episode, I discuss a new, free app and service I’m using to help make sure I’m saving for taxes. It helps watch for new money hitting my bank account and notifies me how much to set aside. It’s a total game changer. Full discloser, I was not paid by the company. I just genuinely like and use this service and wanted to share it with you. However, since recording the episode, I did sign up for a referral link. I don’t know if I get any kick back for referring you since it is a free service, but I just wanted to be transparent. I hope you find Catch beneficial. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Catch App 1Password FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS Download my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: Follow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUP: Join the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
13:41
July 29, 2019
16: Why You Should Keep All Your RAW Files
In this episode, I share my crazy idea of re-editing years of work and why I believe you should keep all your Raw files. Thanks for listening! FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETSDownload my Free AGP Lightroom Presets to help give you a starting point on your editing.  FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAMFollow Me On Instagram to stay connected to what I’m up to and see more of my photography. JOIN THE PODCAST FACEBOOK GROUPJoin the Photogivity Facebook Group to connect with other listeners and like-minded photographers.
12:11
July 23, 2019
15: How I Handle Group Photos At Weddings
In this episode, I talk about a few updates behind the scenes and also share my at home productivity hack to get a lot done in one day. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: YouTube Channel Resources Page ShootProof Táve The Pomodoro Technique Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. You can also support the show and keep it ad-free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
27:03
May 31, 2019
14: How I Shoot Indoors
It had been way too long since I recorded an episode. So, I decided to record an impromptu episode talking about how I shoot indoors at weddings. Hope you get something out of this.  Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group.
15:18
April 26, 2019
13: The Knot vs. Wedding Wire
In this episode, I talk about my experiences with The Knot and Wedding Wire. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group.
12:31
March 1, 2019
Bonus: Quick Announcement! (It's not bad.)
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05:31
February 22, 2019
12: Productivity Tools I Use
In this episode, I talk about the type of productivity tools and software I think every photographer should be using if they're running a business. I also discuss which ones I use and why. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Piculiar Photo Website Piculiar Photo Instagram The Sweet Setup Client Management - Táve Email Apps - Spark& Newton Text Expander Calendly To Do List App - Things 3 Custom Lightroom Shortcuts - Pfixer Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad-free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
15:36
February 20, 2019
11: What I Shoot With On A Wedding Day & Why
In this episode, I talk about what gear I use on a wedding day and why. I go over which camera bodies I use, how many, which lenses I use, and speedlights. I also go over what I use to photograph getting ready photos, the ceremony, group photos, portraits of the couple, reception photos, dancing photos, and my not so traditional way of shooting sparkler exits. And lastly, I cover how I protect myself from losing memory cards and why you should too. If you're struggling with what gear to use on a wedding day, this episode is for you. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: The Good Place PhotoBiz Xposed Podcast Review Episode 09 - What Camera To Get When First Starting Out My Gear My Wedding Photography Website Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. Leave a comment or question over at: https://anthonygauna.com/11 TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad-free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
40:50
February 13, 2019
10: Why Being A Photographer Is Important
After recently hearing about the dad of one of my brides passing away just months after their wedding, I decided to talk about why it’s important being a photographer. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. Leave a comment here! TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad-free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
11:26
February 6, 2019
09: Which Camera Should I Buy If I'm Just Starting Out?
In this episode, I give my recommendations on what gear you should get if you're just starting out in photography. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad-free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
16:49
January 28, 2019
08: My Yearly Themes For 2019
In this episode, I discuss why I'm doing yearly themes this year instead of setting goals. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: S.M.A.R.T. Goals My New Lightroom Folder Structure How I’m Ditching Evernote Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
13:43
January 10, 2019
Bonus: Give Yourself Permission To Relax
This is a bonus episode. I'll be making random bonus episodes that are completely raw, unplanned, and are basically like audio diaries with what I've been thinking about. The audio quality of these shows are not up to par with my normal episodes. If that bothers you, please check out a normal episode instead of the bonus ones. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
10:49
September 20, 2018
07: Let's Talk SEO
This is one of my most requested episodes. I’m by no means an expert on SEO, but I did my best to break down everything I know and have learned about SEO. I go over, WordPress hosting, WordPress plugins, optimizing your images, your homepage, and blogging. It’s a lot to cover in this episode, so be sure to take notes and Google everything you need to know afterwards. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Siteground Yoast WP Super Cache Better WordPress Minify WP Performance Score Booster JPEG Mini TinyJPG.com Fuel Your Photos Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
55:21
September 13, 2018
06: My At Home Productivity Hack
In this episode, I talk about a few updates behind the scenes and also share my at home productivity hack to get a lot done in one day. Thanks for listening!' LINKS & RESOURCES: YouTube Channel Resources Page ShootProof Táve The Pomodoro Technique Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
19:47
September 12, 2018
05: My Editing Workflow
In this episode, I discuss my editing workflow from importing cards up until exporting edited images. If you need to take control of your editing workflow, this episode is for you! Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: PhotoMechanic Lightroom My Lightroom Presets JpegMini Backblaze Dropbox Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
17:54
August 21, 2018
04: What Type Of Business Name Should You Have?
In this week’s episode, I discuss the pros and cons of a business name and a personal business name. I also share my thoughts on getting started with a logo. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
16:23
August 7, 2018
03: How To Go From Hobbyist To Professional With These 7 Things
WARNING: You're going to need a pen and paper out to write a to do list. In this episode I discuss 7 things to consider when starting your photography business. I'm talking everything from registering your name to backups to client management. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: MileIQ Backblaze Dropbox Táve Gear Vault Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
22:39
August 1, 2018
02: My Journey To Becoming A Full-Time Wedding Photographer
In this episode I share with you my journey to becoming a photographer and taking the risk of becoming a full-time wedding photographer. I also give my 3 thoughts on how you can go full-time in your business. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
21:53
July 27, 2018
01 Pilot Episode: What is the Photogivity Podcast?
This is the very first episode of the Photogivity Podcast. It’s more of a trailer or pilot episode to explain what the podcast will be about and why I’m moving from YouTube to Podcasting. Thanks for listening! LINKS & RESOURCES: Free Lightroom Presets Join The Facebook Group Follow Me On Instagram TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Ask a question over in the Photogivity Facebook Group. TO SUPPORT THE SHOW: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  You can also support the show and keep it ad free by giving as little as $0.99 a month. Click here to show your support!
09:10
May 26, 2018