Learn The Photography Business From A Pro
What you'll learn
- Learn firsthand the pros and cons of being a professional photographer in today's competitive world.
- Learn income sources for professional photographers and understand how one earns an income from photography. The answers may surprise you.
- Learn how to effectively market yourself and your photography - both online and offline.
- Learn the best way to build business relationships that will benefit you as a photographer.
- Learn how to set yourself apart from other photographers with a no nonsense approach to staying at the top of your game.
- Learn how to prepare yourself and your photography for success.
- Set your realistic goals so you are a part of the 15% of photographers who succeed and NOT the 85% who do not.
- Realise your potential as a photographer by defining your own unique photographic style.
- Be mentored by world-class photographer and best-selling author, Mark Paulda.
- None. No Pre-Requisites
- Open mind to learning what it means to be a professional photographer but also a better photographer.
Ready yourself for a rewarding photography career. Set yourself apart from fierce compettion - and I really do mean FIERCE.
The photography industry is one of the most challenging, difficult and competitive for start up businesses. The statistics prove it. Today, only 15% of photographers make it to the third year in business. 15% means that 85% of photographers give up their business within two years. The number is staggering.
So, you want to be a photographer and enter the business? I want you to succeed and be a part of the 15% who build a business that lasts. You must know now and understand completely, this is a business.
There are countless photographers today and the field continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In fact, almost everyone who owns a camera calls themselves a photographer. Don't let this discourage you or put you off.
You might feel as if you're in the wilderness - the middle of nowhere - without a clear path to success. This can be both scary and frustrating. You have the camera. You have the skills to create remarkable photographs. But now what?
Learn what it takes to not only be a professional but also market yourself and photography effectively. Challenges await you at every corner.
I've been a professional travel photographer for many many years. I know what works, what to avoid and who to avoid I will share this plus a whole lot more in a comprehensive, no nonsense way.
When just beginning, mentors are important though not always easy to come by in our fast paced world. Join this to the point discussion, participate in constructive exercises and ask many questions along the way. As your online mentor, I am here to help you gain an advantage over the competition and help you be a part of the successful 15%.
Know what it takes to be a professional photographer by the end of this course. Do what you love - photography. Follow your passion and be on your way to a rewarding career in photography.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone keen to earn an income from photography or any creative field.
- Any photographer want to be a professional photographer.
- Any photographer wanting a to the point discussion about the photography business. Nothing is ambiguous in this course.
- Anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a pro.
- If photography is only a hobby for you, this course might be interesting, though not entirely beneficial.
Mark Paulda is a curious minded Gentleman Wayfarer, and international travel photographer, who thrives on challenging everything he knows as a Westerner. Having two best-selling books on the market, Mark's publisher, TCU Press, calls him an author, though he is unsure about that title. "El Paso 120," Mark's latest book, was named one ot the Top Books of Texas for 2015, and he was a featured author at the Texas Book Festival. There are a few more books in the "pipeline," as they say in the publishing world.
That said, Paulda has flown well over a million miles around the world - mostly with his camera. He has walked over 120 miles with a Nomadic Berber Tribe in North Africa, co-hosted First Lady Laura Bush's visit to El Paso, was nominated for a Grammy for CD Cover Art (Recollections by Asia Featuring John Payne), discovered that Happiness is indeed a place in Bhutan, and is teaching a young Balinese man, Gede, the "art of photography" so Gede can tell the story of Bali from his perspective. Oh! And, London is one of Mark's most favourite cities (in addition to Venice). For more about Mark Paulda, and his great experiences around the world, please visit his blog - The Gentleman Wayfarer.