In this episode I’m talking with Tony Taafe, an Englishman in Arizona. Tony shares his story of starting his successful headshot business in Scottsdale, AZ and Los Angeles, CA after starting his photography career in photo journalism. Besides running successful photography studios, he’s also the Founder of Headshotbooker.com
Today’s guest is Tony Taafe.
Tony arrived in Los Angeles, CA from Liverpool in the UK in 2010, with $1300 in his pocket and the offer of a work visa which never materialized. A journalism visa and a tenacious knack for making the best of any situation led him to a career in photography. First as a photojournalist, and then as one of the most in demand Corporate and Commercial headshot photographers in the US and beyond.
Tony’s background includes working closely with luxury brands Bentley and Audi. This experience helped him introduce the headshot photography industry to his unique method, which encompasses client experience, and the business side of headshot photography. Tony’s method changed the way headshot photographers across the world run their businesses and importantly, offered a blueprint to deliver an excellent experience to their clients.
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Maurice Jager talks to photographers and entrepreneurs about personal branding as a photographer and through photography.
The podcast covers real stories and experiences from industry leaders, seasoned and up and coming photographers.
Maurice is the author of the book ‘Personal branding for photographers‘. His approach to building his photography business made him become one of the most sought after headshot– and portrait photographers, a public speaker for both photographers and entrepreneurs and sponsored by leading brands in the photography industry.
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