Top business lessons learned with Jim Graham

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives!

This month we chat with photographer photographer Jim Graham. In our discussion, Jim discusses the top lessons he’s learned over the years, as well as the importance relationship-building has been in his career.

He also shares thoughts on what his next photo venture will be, as well as helpful advice for photographers just starting out. Get ready to be inspired!

Jim was named Southern Photographer of the Year and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His work has been recognized in Communication Arts Photo Annual and was named in Photo District News’ Article, “50 States Fifty Photographers.” He was second in The Gannett Chain in Color Photography and won Society of Professional Journalist’s Best News Photograph of the Year.

His work was often lauded by the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and was recognized regionally and nationally by the NPPA.

You can check out Jim’s portfolio on his website.

About your hosts

Skip Cohen is president and founder of, founder of Marketing Essentials International and past president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. He’s been an active participant in the professional side of photography since joining Hasselblad USA in 1987 as president.  He has co-authored six books on photography and actively supports dozens of projects each year involving photographic education.

Chamira Young loves helping fellow photographers improve their businesses via the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast. You can also find her photography portfolio at and her art at She will readily admit it: She’s an art nerd and photographer with an obsession for creativity and productivity!