How to Be a Commercial Photographer
- 19.5 hours on-demand video
- 1 article
- 43 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Become a master of photographic lighting
- Ability to photograph people and portraits
- Ability to photograph products
- Ability to photograph architecture and industrial sites
- Ability to market your photography business
- Ability to effectively estimate assignments and stock photo sales
- Basic understanding of the camera and equipment
- Basic understanding of photography fundamentals
- Basic understanding of Photoshop or similar
- You need a camera, a lens, a computer, and ideally lighting equipment
*****OVER 30+ HOURS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAINING***
COURSE UPDATES: February 2018 new videos.
Commercial photography can be a lucrative business! It's true; photography rates can run $1000, $2000, and even $5000 per day plus expenses. A career in commercial photography can be pretty exciting while you are photographing an annual report, company brochure, travel essay, an advertisement, or traveling the globe on assignment. Is this your idea of the dream job!
Can you photograph food for a restaurant menu or a company CEO for an annual report? Do you know how to 'style' a shoe to photograph? What price should you charge for a stock photo usage?
In this course you will learn:
- How to photograph people, places, and products
- How to master strobe lighting
- How to set up your business
- How to be a creative and in-demand photographer
Learn about clients, portfolios, and marketing
- How to find clients
- How to create and present your portfolio
- How to market your business
- How to price for profit
Should you go to college or learn online?
While many general college programs teach basic through advanced photography skills, it can it takes years and cost a fortune. There are private professional schools to teach you How to Become a Professional Photographer and they have great programs but have you checked out the costs at those schools? One 10 month program in Massachusetts is over $25,000. Another very good school in Southern California does not even publish their tuition, but it is almost $100,000. Can you afford that?
This is the most complete online training in commercial photography!
That’s a bold statement isn’t it? This Commercial Photography Program is designed to meet the demands photographers experience in today’s markets, but what makes this program uniquely different is that the majority of photo examples used in the program are from real photo shoots, on real assignments, and photographed for real clients.
We did not just go into a studio and video tape where to put lights for all examples. Instead, we show you the photo taken in the studio or on location for a client. We show you in many cases why we chose the angle we used, where lights were placed, and any technical challenges we faced and how they were solved.
This course covers everything a commercial photographer might photograph:
- Product Photography
- Corporate and Industrial
- Fashion and Beauty
- Food and Beverage
and some Photoshop as well.
'This is not a simple photography class. It is career training!'
Professional Photography was created as an in-depth, accelerated, and intensive program to meet the needs of aspiring pros who wish to work in today's business? It is a demanding business requiring a precise set of skills and knowledge of creative and technical processes is designed to take beginning photographers from novices to pros resulting in a portfolio to show art directors.
Photography is a business!
You will also learn how to budget for your business and studio, create marketing materials, design a portfolio, determine your photography rates, bid on jobs, price stock photography, find clients, seek a stock photo agency, and a lot more.
All you need is a dSLR camera, tripod, a few lights (see downloadable PDF on recommendations) and the passion to get started. Simply watch the intro video for examples of what is covered.
Who’s the Instructor?
There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?
I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980’s and have worked every day since. I have photographed for Fortune 500 companies, been published in countless magazines (you’ve probably heard of), and photographed Hollywood actors, pro athletes, politicians, hotels, well known products, real estate, and more people, places, and things, than I can recall.
I have taught photo workshops across the USA and Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. I love to teach and want to insure you succeed and love photography like I do. You can trust me to teach you photography!
You get full unlimited access to this course forever including all future video lectures.!
And in case you did not know, Udemy has an unconditional 30 day money-back guarantee and it is not your standard guarantee, it's my promise to you that you will have the needed information to succeed in outdoor photography.
HAPPY STUDENTS SAY:
Charlie, I would like to thank you for sharing your expertise with me throughout this course. When I finish a photo shoot or finish retouching a photo in Photoshop, I am amazed at how much I have learned. A year ago I could not have imagined that I would have experienced so much.
I asked my friend Sarah to model for me to practice my lighting. The gym she goes to, saw the pictures and asked me to shoot one for an ad, which is a before and after shot of Sarah. If I hadn't taken this course, I would have never had this opportunity! Thanks Charlie! Karen B. (Canada)
Charlie, Thanks for your support, this was a great course! Being really honest, it's my biggest dream to open my own studio. Now, I have to still learn, but I'm looking for possibilities for doing it. Mostly I'm interested in creating shots of people or models. Once more, thanks for your course.
Ivana K. (Czech Republic)
- Any person with the passion to be a professional photographer
- Anybody looking to make part time or full time income
- Any photographer already with a part time business wanting to expand
- Any photographer looking to branch out into higher paying markets
See samples of this exciting and in-depth professional photographer training program.
This photo session was for a family in another town that I was asked to shoot. I used another photographers studio and he had a 'cove' or 'cyc' as it is often called. The family wanted to be shot on a backgorund and this video shows the setup and then teh vairety of poses and images cpatured.