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From Fashion Design to Food Photography: Alanna O’Neill’s Inspiring Journey Ever feel like you can’t compete with other photographers because you don’t have the latest gear? Or maybe you’re stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfill you? Alanna O’Neill’s story might just be the inspiration you need. She went from fashion design in bustling New […]

052: Natural Light Magic in Food Photography with Alanna O’Neil

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Are You Afraid of Networking? Hey friends! Do you ever feel like networking is one of those scary, overwhelming tasks that just makes you want to hide under your bed? Trust me, I’ve been there. But what if I told you that networking doesn’t have to be this big, scary monster? We’re going to explore […]

051: The Courage to Connect: Transforming Networking into Authentic Relationships

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Celebrating 50 Episodes: A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Listeners Welcome to the 50th episode of The Savory Shot! 🎉 Can you believe it? Reaching 50 episodes is a huge milestone, and I’m your host, Mica McCook, a food photographer born and based in Austin, Texas. If you’re from the Lone Star State, come holla […]

050: Reaching 50 Episodes: A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Listeners

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Have you ever felt awkward talking about your own successes? Maybe you even feel a little bit icky, like you’re bragging too much. Trust me, you’re not alone! Today, we’re diving into self-promotion – a topic that makes many of us cringe. But guess what? It’s a crucial part of building a successful career, especially […]

049: Mastering the Art of Self-Promotion without Selling Out

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Helping Food Photographers Shine: Insights from Julie Skarwecki Ever feel like you’re shouting into the void when it comes to marketing your photography? You’re snapping stunning shots, but the world just isn’t noticing? You’re definitely not the only one facing this challenge, and guess what? Today, we’re diving deep into expert advice that will empower […]

048: Helping Food Photographers Shine

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Nobody is talking about how self-care is your secret weapon as a creative! Okay, listen up, friends – I believe taking care of yourself is the biggest superpower you’ll ever have! Sometimes, being creative is like a fun but crazy rollercoaster, right? We get so excited about our photography that we forget to take a […]

047: The Gifts of Imperfection: Creatives and Their Struggle with Self-Care

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Taking the Leap: Is Fear Holding You Back? Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions, stuck in a job that doesn’t light you up inside? That’s a feeling many of us know too well. It’s like being on a never-ending treadmill—moving but not going anywhere exciting. When you think about making […]

046: Finding Your Focus When Life Calls for a Scene Change

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Embracing Limitations: When Having Less Creates More We all have had that feeling of hitting a wall, whether it’s a lack of inspiration or a limited budget. However, while these limitations may seem like obstacles, they can also be a launchpad for creativity. In my journey as a food photographer, I’ve discovered that constraints, rather […]

045: Creativity From Constraints: When Having Less Creates More

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Is Passion Enough to Pivot? Have you ever found yourself questioning your path, wondering if there’s something more out there for you? Imagine finding yourself at such a crossroads, where the pursuit of a passion becomes the only way out of what feels like a difficult and dark place. This is Emilie Fosnocht’s journey into […]

044: Embracing Change: Emilie Fosnocht’s Journey into Food Styling

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Ever feel like you’re juggling a million things, trying to snap that perfect shot, but your setup is more makeshift than professional? Let’s get real: we’ve all been there, including me. My early days were all about making do with what I had, dreaming big with a small kit in hand. I remember using books […]

043: The Art of Starting Small in Food Photography

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