If you've been listening to the podcast for any length of time, you'll understand the value of producing video for your website or blog to help separate yourself from other local photographers. It's your chance to offer helpful and real advice to your potential clients and it's the number one way for clients to see and hear the real you and for you to start building a connection not as easily built with words on a page.
You also know it's much easier to rank for competitive keywords by using video if the search engines know exactly what your video content is about. For this to happen, you need the written words on your page and that's where transcribing your video plays a big role.
I've introduced a video and audio transcription service for photographers and specifically, listeners to the photography podcast to make this easy for you.
Select and Order Your Transcription Below
To have your video transcribed, choose the length of your video or audio by using the drop down menu and click on the “buy now” button.
Once you've made your purchase, you'll need to email a link to where your media is currently stored – YouTube, Vimeo, a Dropbox folder, your website or wherever else it may be.
Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can post your file on USB drive or disc to:
C/- Impact Images
12 Hampton Close
Terrigal NSW 2260
Don't know where to start?
If you're unsure where to start with your videos, what topics to cover or equipment you'll need (and it can be as basic as your smart phone) check out the following episodes of the podcast:
You'll also find a list of resources and where you can find what you'll need to get started with your videos on the resources page.
Video Intro's and Editing
If you're looking for an attractive video intro, I've found many that I have used at Fiverr.com and have been happy with them, actually amazed at what you can get for $5.00.
If you need your video editing done for you or don't know where to start, let me know via email and I may be able to have it done for you. Actually, I won't be doing it but my 14 year old son who does mine might be after some extra pocket money and be happy to take on the work.
What to do after you have your transcription
The first place to add your transcription is “behind” your video as captions where ever you have it hosted.
With YouTube, where I host my videos, there is an option to “add captions” with two more options – choose “transcribe and sync” then copy and paste your transcribed text file and click “sync” – it may take a few minutes to complete the process.
Once synced, you'll be able to click on the captions button when your video is playing to see your transcribed text appear at the bottom of the player during video playback.
You'll also want to use the transcribed text on your blog as well. I usually write a blog post under my video and add the transcribed text in a drop down box.
If you're a WordPress user, I've found the “Easy Spoiler” plugin to work fine for this and it can be found at http://www.dyerware.com/main/products/easy-spoiler.
For an example of what I'm doing and having great success with, have a look at: Video Tips for the Best Central Coast Wedding Photography