243: Luci Dumas – Tame your Fears and Unfold More Joy in your Business

243: Luci Dumas – Tame your Fears and Unfold More Joy in your Business

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune

Okay, gang…this episode is on the topic of Fear and how we can not let it hold us back from our greatness. As a solo episode, I dive into the topic and take a look at why we need to “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway” (which is the name of my favorite book by the way on the subject)

I share with you some of my journey, starting with a core thought that I used to have all the time is that I would end up losing everything and becoming a ‘bag lady”…and how I changed that thought and am able to take big risks with confidence.

I look at what we are afraid of and how most times it is one of these things:

  • Loss
  • Someone else’s reaction, like judgment or disappointment
  • Physical consequence/ pain
  • Embarrassment 
  • Self Criticism

And I share a tool where you can do a deep dive into your fears and get to the heart of it, and take the power away from it. I discuss the benefits of taking risks like hiring a coach, opening a studio, buying equipment, and how whatever we do will have benefits from it even if it doesn’t go the way we hope.

So…don’t let fear sabotage your success! Take the risks! You are going to be fine, always.

To connect about coaching or any other question feel free to

Email or message me on Facebook.

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218: Luci Dumas – 7 Steps To Attract Ideal Clients – Steps 3 and 4 / Finding and Drawing Photography Clients to You

218: Luci Dumas – 7 Steps To Attract Ideal Clients – Steps 3 and 4 / Finding and Drawing Photography Clients to You

Say it isn’t so! This week officially marks the halfway point of my new miniseries, 7 Step Ideal Client Attraction Guide for Photographers! For the last few weeks, and going forward every other week until we’ve covered all 7 steps, I’ve been taking a deeper look at the free guide on my website, 7 Step Ideal Client Attraction Guide for Photographers, and breaking each step out into its own little mini podcast episode to help you figure out who your ideal client is. 

This week I’m diving into not just the next one, but the next TWO steps of the 7 Step Ideal Client Attraction Guide for Photographers. Step Three, “Where Are They?” and Step Four, “Pull Them To You” help us take a deeper dive into figuring out who our ideal clients are, where we can find them, and what the first steps should be once we do find them. 

Too excited to see what’s next to wait for the next episode of the mini-series to drop or want to review what we’ve already covered? Get the full guide by visiting my website, https://lucidumascoaching.com/freegift/ to get your own copy of my guide. 

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217: Arthur Rainville and Toni Marie – Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?

217: Arthur Rainville and Toni Marie – Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?

It seems like everyone is suddenly talking about AI, both as a new tool and a threat to humanity (or at least creatives). I have dabbled in ChatGPT and watched a few Photoshop Beta tutorials and see where both can be helpful in my world. This is why I was so excited to have a conversation with two soulful artists, who happen to be photographers, about how we can both use artificial intelligence in photography businesses and rise above any “competition” from the robots.

217 - Arthur Rainville and Toni Marie - Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence? Profitable Photographer with Luci Dumas

I am so happy to bring you a conversation today with one of my very favorite humans in the whole world, and his equally talented sidekick. My friend, Arthur Rainville has been creating stunning photographs wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere, and romanticism for over 50 years. He’s been displayed in museums on 3 continents and has earned the title of “the poet laureate of photography.”

Arthur’s sidekick is the lovely Toni Marie. She’s had a photography business in Iowa since 1982 – the same year I started my business too! Toni Marie is a fine art photographer who also does volume photography. She is a PPA Master Craftsman, and master Artist, has earned way too many awards to list, and loves to share her passion for photography and art with fellow artists.

Give this insightful episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast a listen as Arthur, Toni, and I discuss: 

– if artificial intelligence has a role in a photography business

-the impact AI could have on your photography business

-the importance of authentic connections with your clients

-the one thing AII will never be able to replace

Interested in learning more from Arthur and Toni Marie? You’re in luck! They’re hosting an Epiphany Retreat Workshops across the country, starting with one in Atlanta and on Zoom from August 12-14! Next up is Southern California Sept 9 and 10. To register, visit this link: Epiphanyphotoretreat.com 

You can also connect with Arthur by email at rainfoto@aol.com

and with Toni Marie at phototmj@aol.com.

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180: Deevo – The Value of Stories for Marketing Photography

180: Deevo – The Value of Stories for Marketing Photography

This week on The Profitable Photographer Podcast, we welcome guest Deevo to share his insight on the value of storytelling in your photography business marketing!

(Read till the end to grab his free gift!)

Starting off with a camera at 12 years old, Deevo has always had the spirit of an entrepreneur. Today, he leads a full life as a Thought-Leader, Photographer, Videographer, Blogger, serial entrepreneur, single father, and Strategy Consultant and Speaker. WOWZA! 

180: Deevo - The Value of Stories for Marketing Photography

He is an expert in creating digital architecture that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs market their services. And that is what he’s here to talk about today! 

Digital Architecture? YES! 

Deevo says the most effective way to communicate your brand is by intentionally structuring a story for your audience. 

Storytelling is the epicenter of humanity. It is the common ground between strangers. If we can tap into storytelling, we can connect directly with our audience.

How can your photography business use storytelling on social media?

  • Be clear on your purpose and develop a strategy around it
  • Pick one channel
  • Plan it all in advance and schedule your posts!
  • Have aesthetic appeal
  • Be consistent

So, what’s your story? Listen to the episode now! 

And look out for Deevo’s retreat coming at ya next summer!

Connect with Deevo at:

@Fusionphotog on Instagram

Fusionphotographystudio.com

Check out his podcast “A Little Impolite Podcast” 

And listen to his keynote speech by clicking here.

DON’T FORGET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD from Deevo “All of the Tools You Need for a Healthy Relationship with Social Media.”

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179: Luci Dumas – Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune

Okay, gang…this episode is on the topic of Fear and how we can not let it hold us back from our greatness. As a solo episode, I dive into the topic and take a look at why we need to “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway” (which is the name of my favorite book by the way on the subject)

I share with you some of my journey, starting with a core thought that I used to have all the time is that I would end up losing everything and becoming a ‘bag lady”…and how I changed that thought and am able to take big risks with confidence.

I look at what we are afraid of and how most times it is one of these things:

  • Loss
  • Someone else’s reaction, like judgment or disappointment
  • Physical consequence/ pain
  • Embarrassment 
  • Self Criticism

And I share a tool where you can do a deep dive into your fears and get to the heart of it, and take the power away from it. I discuss the benefits of taking risks like hiring a coach, opening a studio, buying equipment, and how whatever we do will have benefits from it even if it doesn’t go the way we hope.

So…don’t let fear sabotage your success! Take the risks! You are going to be fine, always.

To connect about coaching or any other question feel free to

Email or message me on Facebook.

Photography Business Coach Luci Dumas’ Programs and Contact Info: