Joanie Simon is a Phoenix-based professional food photographer, blogger, and educator with an awesome pixie do and an abiding love of potatoes!
Joanie Simon teaches people about food photography through her online platform The Bite Shot, which includes a rapidly growing YouTube channel and a Facebook community. She shares lessons from her kitchen studio, along with wild and crazy glimpses of life with two little boys and her college sweetheart on their “Ranchito” in Arizona.
Among her greatest joys in life is coaching people through the growing pains of learning food photography and seeing them create images they’re eager to share with the world.
Joanie left a high-stress job in technology sales to pursue her creative passions in food and photography and can’t wait to help others do the same.
Joanie Simon Show Notes
The Bite Shot
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What did you do before you started blogging?
What did you go to school for?
Were you the type of person who went to the restaurants and sold them the NCR’s or whatever you call them now?
You have two different websites, can you explain each one?
I know you have two Youtube channels, can you explain the difference between the two and why you are focusing on the bite shot?
Taking it from what you learned in your first Youtube channel, what are three things not to do?
What is your best practice for SEO on your videos?
What do you think is the money making possibilities on Youtube? How would you make money on Youtube?
In the time that you started your blog, Joanie Simon . com, how come you chose your name?
You have had a few cameras, what have you had?
Which is your favorite?
Can you talk about calibrating lenses?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What can’t you live without in your kitchen?
Is there any advice you could give to bloggers that are either new or doing it for a few years?
Another great one, Elaine! I just love her energy! You’ve just gotta show up, she said! Love it!
She is great Beth! Thanks so much for your comment!!
Great show Elaine. Some good hints on videos which is exactly what I need…..I must have started at the right time because I don’t know what I am doing yet
Thanks Laura!! I appreciate your comment!
Jas @ All that's Jas
Great questions, Lainey! Joanie is just so darn lovable!
Thanks Jas!! She really is, and fun to talk to!