Start Your Photography Business: A Photography Course
What you'll learn
- You will learn everything you need to start a successful photography business
- You will learn best practices for each step of a photography gig - from booking the client to final delivery
- You will learn business basics such as registering a business name, getting a business license and tax ID, and choosing a structure
- You will learn how to set prices, what equipment you need and how to find your first clients
- You will learn how to create a website and portfolio that gets you more clients
- You will learn how to expand your online presence with Instagram, Facebook, Google, Yelp and more
- You will learn how to set up a proper business with accounting, insurance and tax tips
- You should already have a basic understanding of photography (this is not a course that will teach you how to become a photographer).
- You should be ready to put in enough time and effort to grow your own business (this is not easy and will take time)
- You do not need any business experience, we'll show you everything you need to get started
You want to make money with your photography, right?
This is the perfect course to help you launch your own photography business, and we're so glad that you're here.
We've created a complete blueprint to every aspect of running a successful business, and it's all here in this course. From the business side of things like registration, licenses and taxes to the marketing side of things like getting your first clients, creating a website and setting prices, you'll learn it all with this course.
Once you enroll, you'll get access to a downloadable workbook that includes action items, helpful tips and resources. Using the workbook together with the courses video lectures and case studies should make it easier than ever to get your business up and running.
You'll have your business up and running in no time!
What do we cover in this course?
Kinds of photography businesses
Choosing your business name & structure
Business registration, tax IDs, licenses and bank accounts
Building a business website
Setting your prices
Designing a portfolio that sells
Equipment you need to get started
How to get your first paying clients
Getting listed on Google Maps and search results
Expanding your online presence with modern marketing techniques
Tips for every step of a paid photography shoot
Scaling your business
and so much more!
Our goal is that by the end of this course, you'll have a photography business of your own. If there's anything we can do to make this course better for you, just let us know. As instructors we will continue to update this course with any latest skills or practices that will benefit you.
Our happiness guarantee...
We have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so if you aren't happy with your purchase, we will refund your course - no questions asked!
We can't wait to see you in the course!
Enroll now, and we'll help you start a photography business of your own!
Phil & Will
Who this course is for:
- Photographers who want to make money with their skills
- Wedding Photographers
- Portrait & Headshot Photographers
- Food & Product Photographers
- Journalistic Photographers
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My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
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Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
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Will Carnahan grew up in Southern California. After spending every hour he could in the darkroom at Highschool playing with film, Will went on to earn a B.A. from The University of California Riverside in Film and Visual culture. At UCR he became a staff photographer for the schools newspaper, covering sporting events, concerts, and local news. In late 2006 Will and his friend Ryan started a photography company focusing on weddings, events, and their love for photography.
In 2007 Will continued on to Loyola Marymount University, earning an M.F.A. in Film and Telivision Production. While still shooting headshots, weddings, and events on the side, he focused on Cinematography. The years between 2007-2010 were an exciting time for film makers as it saw the first heavy transition from emulsion to digital. Having a base education in film exposure and a practical education in digital media allowed Will to excel as a cinematographer while in grad school. He went on to earn LMUs Panavision Cinematography award in 2008 and 2010.
Graduating in 2010, Will started freelancing as a Cinematographer, camera operator, and photographer. With heavy expirence in 16mm and 35mm film will transitioned into 4k cinema and up using REDs, Arri systems, and other cameras to take on Hollywood. The first few years of freelance saw Will shooting Music videos, short films, 2nd unit features, commercials, and web content.
Late in 2011 Will got a job shooting a web commercial for Disney Interactive. Since then he has been shooting consistently for Disney, shooting commercials for the parks and resorts as well as Disney channel, ESPN, and the Muppets.
Will Call Cinematic was established in 2013 as Will and his business partner and friend built a Production company to accommodate their freelance work along with some notable corporate clients. Through Will Call Will and Sam direct and produce video content for companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Diesel films and Nike, Whitney Eve Clothing, PredPol, and many others. With Sam and Will being cinematographers, Will Call gives them a hub for equipment rentals, music video production, and photography.
Today Will continues to freelance as a cinematographer and photographer, shooting and directing mostly commercial content and weddings.