176: Arthur Rainville – Creative Inspiration and Your “Why” for Photographers

Now to introduce someone very special to The Profitable Photographer! AND HE JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE COMING TO CALIFORNIA IN NOVEMBER!!  Check out the details for registering for his workshops at the bottom of these show notes!

Once upon a time, our host Luci spent a week with our guest at a time when she was lacking vision and motivation. It changed her life to see his passion for helping his students become more inspired, more creative, and more in love with life. 

When he lectures, there isn’t a dry eye in the house–THAT is how INSPIRATIONAL our guest, Arthur Levi Rainville, is to the photography community!

176: Arthur Rainville - Creative Inspiration and Your "Why" for Photographers

Arthur is an award-winning Master Photographer who has been creating stunning photographs wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism for over 50 years. 

With his life’s work displayed in museums on three continents, he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive artists of our time.” A true artiste. 

Aligning with our values of mentorship here at The Profitable Photographer, Arthur has taught portraiture professionally for 50 years, inspiring image-makers to look inward to “Art and Heart” as they face their blank canvas. And THAT is what he’s here to chat with us about today–how to look inward for inspiration!

Here’s just a taste of his tips on getting inspired:

  1. Make meaningful  and caring connections
  2. Get still
  3. Be in the moment
  5. Look out for his upcoming book KenZen – the Art of Reflective Creating


Register for his workshops here:

Nov. 8 in California’s Wine Country

Contact: Karna Roa 707-328-4905

Nov. 10 in Orange County

Contact: Duane Murphy 714-863-2126

If there is anything we learned from Arthur (and we learned a lot!) it’s that success in your business comes from a foundation of personal fulfillment. 

So grab your headphones and GET INSPIRED by this episode of The Profitable Photographer Podcast!

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175: Nathan Holritz – Outsourcing Our Photography Editing

“If only there were more hours in a day…” Today’s guest, Nathan Holritz, is tellin’ ya how to get your valuable time back! 

The Profitable Photographer is so happy to have Nathan, a veteran Photographer turned Photo-editing Professional! 

Nathan has a true entrepreneurial mind: He’s constantly creating, looking for opportunities to expand, and collaborating with others. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nathan is the Founder and CEO at, and the Host of the Bokeh Podcast and the Noobie Podcast. 

But that’s not all! Nathan also teaches photographers about:

  • Brand Positioning 
  • Workflow 
  • Outsourcing 

When it comes to optimizing your photography business, Nathan says outsourcing is the way to go! Here are his tips on outsourcing your editing: 

  • Know what you want before you seek help
  • Communicate! Words aren’t enough. Show them your before and after. 
  • Give up control. (It’s hard, I know!)

When we have more time, we have more opportunity: 

  • to form deeper client relationships
  • to focus on the parts of our photography business we love most
  • or to not work at all!
175: Nathan Holritz - Outsourcing Our Photography Editing

So get your time back and listen now! 



Contact Nathan and let him know you heard this episode of The Profitable Photographer podcast! And don’t miss the Nov 2022 episode on his show where he interview me.

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053: Sean Brown-Overcome Fear to Pursue Your Dreams

This week, Luci speaks with Sean Brown, a high school senior photographer who never thought he would be a photographer. After going to college with the intention of becoming a cardiologist, Sean decided to take a leap and pursue his dreams of working in photography, and he hasn’t looked back. To date, Sean has been named as one of the Top 100 High School Senior Photographers in the nation by Senior Style Guide Magazine and has been asked to speak at conferences around the country about his business endeavors.

In this episode, Sean shares how to overcome fears and pursue your dreams all while becoming successful in your new industry.

Topics Include:

-How to leave the safety of your stable job to pursue a more fulfilling career in photography

-Key tips on how to raise your prices as your experience in photography grows

-Why specializing in a particular market will help you to grow faster and become well known

-The importance of branding and how to introduce yourself to your brand

-How to break into the senior photography market

-What current high school seniors are looking for in a photography session

-The power of social media and how to use it to grow your business organically

-Why betting on yourself to win is the best thing you can do for yourself and your customers

Thanks to Sean, Luci’s listeners can receive a “How to Grow Your Business” starter kit where you can learn how start the photography business you’ve always dreamed of owning:

Just go to and click on the classes tab for more info and to sign up.

-Luci is starting a small mastermind group called “Your Highest Profit Year” to help YOU hit the ground running and take positive action now and in the future. Contact Luci at for more info or to schedule a quick call

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