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Episode 300 of the Photography Business Xposed podcast was always going to be about you, the listener. I wanted a chance to make an episode dedicated to you and what you might have picked up and implemented as a result of listening to the interviews you have.

I put the call out to all listeners but as expected, it was the Premium members who got behind the idea of this episode – it's also the premium members who have made the podcast possible from day one, almost 6 years ago!

In reality, as much as I love every listener of the podcast, it's the members I'm paying tribute to with this milestone of an episode.

I've said from day one that the PBX podcast is only entertainment unless you are implementing at least some of what you hear from so many incredibly generous guests. The recordings that make up this episode are proof to me and every listener, that your photography business can improve and move forward at a faster rate if you're one of the dedicated business owners who are able to take away the gems they hear shared and utilise them in their own businesses.

A big thanks to you for listening, for your continued support and for all the ups, downs, wins and losses you've shared with me since kicking this thing off. One thing is for sure, there wouldn't be a PBX Podcast if it wasn't for you!

© Melanie McNiven

A big thanks to our contributors for this episode:

Ottawa pet photographer, Beth Alexander

Salzburg Portrait Photographer, Siegrid Cain

McLaren Vale Family Photographer, Deb Elton

Les Hanna who shoots Orlando, Florida wedding photography

Melbourne lifestyle photographer specialising in newborn home sessions, Katrina Ferguson

Atlanta wedding photographer, Chris Cottrell

Family photographer in Edinburgh, Armands Sprogis

Harlow wedding photographer, Lindsey Robertson

Wedding and portrait photographer in Charente France, Richard Montgomery

Guatemala Wedding Photographer, Jose Lara Bayer

Belfast, Newborn Photoshoot specialist, Dermot Murphy

John Wright who shoots, Moberly Senior Photography

Chris Gillett who shoots professional headshots in Houston

Dog Photographer in Southeast Wisconsin, Jan Bezzo

Ballarat newborn photographer, Justine Locandro

Tracy Wicklund who shoots Parrish family portrait photography

Laurie Brown who shoots Personal branding photographer in Calgary

All round nice guy, Fab Cocchiano from Miami Florida

Atlanta portrait photographer, Mike Glatzer

San Antonio wedding photographer, Anthony Guana

Orlando wedding photographer, Lazzat Olarti

Central Coast newborn photographer, Katy Allen

Mervyn Reid-Nelson who shoots, London Boudoir and Body Confidence Photography

Manly Wedding Photographer, Dean Richter

Newborn photographer Melbourne, Elle Goss

© Mervyn Reid-Nelson

What’s on Offer for Premium Members

If you’re a premium member, you'll receive an email with details for an upcoming video training session on sequencing your ads to a retargeted Facebook audience. This is the missing link so many members have requested after the recent webinar on, How To Dominate Your Local Area with Facebook Ads.

If you’re on the fence about becoming a premium member, join with the $1 trial today and get access to the FULL interviews each week, get access to an amazing back catalogue of interviews and ALL future interviews delivered automatically to your phone or tablet.

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. – Alfred Eisenstaedt

Plus special member-only interviews.

You'll also receive access to the members-only Secret Facebook Group where you can connect with other Premium Members and interview guests to help, support and motivate you to take ideas you hear in each episode and put them into action. There are also FB live video tutorials, role-play interviews and special live interviews happening in the group.

You will not find more friendly, more motivated, caring and sharing photographers online.

Only photograph what you love. – Tim Walker

And that's not all… you get members only training, Facebook live sessions with special guests and more.

In addition to everything above, you'll get access to and instructions on forming or joining a MasterMind Group with other premium members. These groups are super motivating, make you accountable and build friendships with other pro photographers with similar motives to you – to build a more successful photography business.

© Damian Blacklock

What is your big takeaway?

Following this interview, I’d love to know if you're taking anything away from what the PBX members shared. Is there something you heard that excited or motivated you to the point where you thought, yeah, I'm going to do that! If so, let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what your takeaways were, what you plan to implement in your business as a result of what you heard in today's episode.

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. – Andy Warhol

© Deb Elton

iTunes Reviews and Shout-outs

Each week I check for any new iTunes reviews and it's always a buzz to receive these… for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, it's confirmation that I'm on the right track with the interviews and that they really are helping you improve your photography business. That's awesome!

Secondly, iTunes is the biggest search engine when it comes to podcasts and it's your reviews and ratings that help other photographers find PhotoBizX. More listeners mean more interviews and ultimately a better show.

If you have left a review in the past, thank you!

If you haven't and you'd like to, head to and you can leave some honest feedback and a rating which will help both me and the show and I'll be sure to thank you on the show and add a link to your website or blog if you let me know the URL of your website and your name.

Alternatively, if you've left a review for PhotoBizX and are looking for more backlinks to help your SEO, leave a review for the new Photography Xperiment Podcast and email me your keywords or keyword phrase and where you'd like me to link to.

Another great way to get a backlink to your site is to send a video testimonial. It doesn't need to be fancy and your phone will be perfect. Click record and tell me how PhotoBizX has made a difference to you and your photography business.

© Laurie Brown

Big thanks to the photographers who supplied the images for the show notes

Deb Elton who shoots McLaren Vale family photography

Portland Family Photographer, Damian Blacklock

Calgary professional photographer, Laurie Brown

Mervyn Reid-Nelon who shoots London Boudoir and Body Confidence Photography

Noosa photographer, Melanie McNiven

London photographer, Emily Chow

© Emily Chow

Thank you!

Thanks again for listening and big thanks to each contributor who made this episode possible – I really do appreciate you taking the time and making the effort to record something.

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies. – Diane Arbus

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions about this episode, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post, and if you liked the episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post!

That’s it for me this week, hope everything is going well for you in life and business!

Thanks and speak soon