Andrew Hellmich

About Andrew Hellmich

Andrew Hellmich is the owner and principal photographer of Impact Images - the leading wedding and portrait studio of the Central Coast. A frequent blogger and podcaster on all things weddings. Andrew has written an eBook/wedding guide for brides looking for hints, tips and advice to have the best wedding day possible.

5 Parts of your Photography Business To Easily Outsource

Photographers often feel swamped by the demands of running their own business - with not enough time to actually focus on photography. Being a photographer can involve more paper pushing than shutter pressing, so it may come as a relief that many of the boring-but-necessary stuff can be easily outsourced. From a financial perspective, if you’d make more money from an extra hour photographing that you’d lose by paying someone to take on the admin, it can be a no-brainer [...]

By | 2017-03-24T21:30:05+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

211: Courtney Holmes – Shooting Lifestyle Video and Stills in Your Photography Business for Profit

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Courtney Holmes of www.courtneyholmes.com.au is a visual story teller who shoots both stills and video clips for her lifestyle portrait clients - visual story telling at its finest. Take one look at her work and I think you'll agree. In this interview, Courtney shares the ins and outs of her business and exactly how you can introduce video to your stills photography to create more profit in your business and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T09:41:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

210: Karen Sperling – Creating Art from Photography and Generating Big Sales

Karen Sperling of www.artistrymag.com is a Los Angeles based portrait photographer and artist. In this interview, Karen shares her thoughts and ideas on what has become a big dollar industry in the USA and I'm guessing, soon to be world wide. I'm talking about the conversion of a photograph to a digital or "real" painting using both software and traditional art practices including paints, canvas, brushes, varnishes, oils etc. Karen is creating art from photography and photographers are generating BIG sales as [...]

By | 2017-03-17T10:02:34+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

TPX18: Paul and Kate Atkins – The Real Fine Art Photography Printers

Today we're swinging away from the usual and instead of talking to a photographer, we are lucky enough to have both Paul and Kate of Atkins of Atkins Pro Lab with us. The Atkins photography lab is celebrating their 80 year anniversary which makes them Australia's oldest professional photo lab, run by a third generation husband and wife team. Atkins is also the only lab in the world printing on handmade cotton rag sheets, something they developed with [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:18:25+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Xperiments|0 Comments

209: Kate Densmore – Day In The Life Photography Today

Premium Members, click here to access this interview in the premium area. Kate Densmore of katedensmore.com is a Day In The Life photographer, author and teacher. In this interview, Kate shares her complete process for what is becoming a popular genre of photography (amongst photographers so far) and being described as Day In the Life photography. From finding clients and having them find you to shooting, sales, products and marketing plus a whole lot more. She's currently based in The Grand Canyon [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:36:37+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Taking the Leap To Full Time Photographer with Israel Baldago

Plenty of questions, comments, ideas and requests for help or advice come in via email and messenger from listeners and they often require detailed replies. I usually hear the replies are helpful which got me thinking about how to share this information more freely and make it accessible to any photographer in a similar position to the question asker. One thing I have found is most issues photographers face are not solely unique. So... to kick things off in the first of [...]

By | 2017-02-27T10:01:54+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

208: Milton Gan – The Business and Art of Wedding Albums

Milton Gan of miltongan.com is a Sydney based wedding photographer who works alongside his wife Amy in their business. When you check Milton's website, you'll immediately see he's passionate about wedding albums and how important they are to his clients. You'll also notice they are included in all of his collections. In this interview, Milton shares his views on the business and art of wedding albums. It’s my belief that it’s our responsibility as wedding photographers to offer albums. Even if [...]

By | 2017-02-22T06:34:33+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Podcast|2 Comments

207: Brian Bossany – Smile if You Want More Wedding Photography Bookings

Brian Bossany of brianbossany.com was a bit of a mystery to me before this interview. I always do some research to get a better idea of who I'm talking to and what direction to take from the start for each podcast episode. I could see he's married with three young children. He shoots weddings and engagements. Seems to always be sporting a cracking big, happy smile and is super busy with wedding photography bookings and enquiries. Surely you need more than a smile [...]

By | 2017-02-17T11:50:16+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

TPX17: Craig George – Giving Up on Digital and Moving to Film for Wedding Photography

Craig George of www.craig-george.com was interviewed for episode 140 of PhotoBizX podcast in one of the most downloaded episodes where he shared how he rose from nothing to a fully booked destination wedding photographer in one year! Last month, I saw a social media post from Craig that he is giving up on digital photography and moving to film. This goes for all future bookings and any existing bookings who want him to shoot film for their wedding. He's [...]

By | 2017-02-08T14:05:23+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Xperiments|1 Comment

How To Create a Facebook Ad inside the Ads Manager for the FB AD Challenge

Since interviewing photography business coach, Bernie Griffiths, when he delivered the Facebook Ad challenge to PhotoBizX listeners, it's become one of the most used and successful strategies to book portrait, engagement, pet Questionnaire family photography sessions. Although Bernie covered exactly how to structure your ad, we didn't really delve into how to create your ad inside Facebook. Sure, boosting a post is one way (and it's becoming better), the advantages of creating your ad inside the Ads Manager or with the Power [...]

By | 2017-02-09T16:38:27+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments