Scott sits down with award-winning wedding photographer Michael Anthony to discuss time-saving techniques and workflow optimization in the photography business.Michael Anthony Photography is a Los Angeles-based Wedding Photography studio that was started in 2011 by Michael & Jennifer Loizzi. Their work is best known for its colorful, contemporary, cinematic style of portraiture.(00:00) - 030
(06:16) - What is one thing that you do for the photographic process that has saved you time?
(11:00) - What is one thing that you do for the business that saves you time or money?
(18:23) - What is one thing that you do for editing that has saved you time?
(22:43) - What is one thing that you do after a session that has increased business?
(29:31) - Can you share an outlined breakdown of your workflow from lead to delivery?
(33:54) - What does the future of AI in photography look like to you?
(38:59) - How did Imagen impact your life?
In the episode, Scott and Michael discuss various aspects of the photography process, from lighting techniques and outsourcing to the potential of AI in the industry. They share insights and personal experiences, offering valuable tips and resources for photographers looking to streamline their workflows and improve their businesses."Outsourcing and automating tasks in your photography business will not only save you time and money but also allow you to focus on what you do best – capturing beautiful moments." - Michael AnthonyReady to optimize your photography workflow for efficiency and creativity? Tune in to this episode of Workflows to discover time-saving techniques, automation tools, and the future of AI in the photography industry.Discussed in this episodeDiscussion of workflow for photography sessions, including engagement sessions, wedding shoots, reveal sessions, and album deliveryThe importance of marketing to previous clients and using ongoing promotionsOutsourcing and automation to maintain profitability and efficiency in the photography businessThe belief that AI will not replace wedding and family photographers but will make their jobs easierAdvances in autofocus algorithms and AI tools for retouchingAI's potential for analyzing leads and conversations to determine conversion rates and predict booking timelinesThe benefits of AI analytics and data for optimizing business operationsDiscussion of culling processes and the importance of removing oneself as a creative directorMichael's recommendation to automate the reveal process and schedulingThe benefits of automation in terms of saving time, reducing errors, and preventing the need for manual follow-upsThe importance of outsourcing and delegating tasks for work-life balance and preventing overwhelmMaking a list of tasks and prioritizing outsourcing based on personal preferencesHaving systems in place for handling situations where time off is neededProSelect and Lightroom for IPS and slideshowsMichael's use of off-camera lighting and controlling light with equipment like a three-foot Profoto Octa box, grids, and reflectorsFocusing on getting the final look in camera to save time in the editing processMichael's outsourcing of editing, training associate photographers, recruiting, and creating timelines
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