Event photographer: Start your own photography business fast
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Event photographer: Start your own photography business fast

Guide to starting up your own successful event photography business from scratch with minimal business experience
3.7 (46 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
12,852 students enrolled
Created by Sergey Kasimov
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Become a successful event photographer
  • Know how to market yourself
  • Create a low cost website
  • Learn how to pick the right gear
  • Create iPhoto album for a client
  • Do basic iPhoto editing
  • Pick the right lens
  • how to make money with stock photography
  • photo editing for photographers
  • learn to use advance photo editing features in iPhoto
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  • You can take notes in the side menu of the course
  • iPhoto for mac for the bonus section helpful not required


Includes how to create a website to sell your images step by step creation guide. If you are looking to learn how to take pictures this course is not for you. Focus of this course is gear selection, how to build a website and how to market yourself as a photographer.

In this course I will teach you how to become a successful event photographer, including all the basic knowledge need to set up this business at the minimum required expense without compromising quality of your work.

Photography can be very expensive profession requiring huge upfront cost but it does not have to be this course teaches you what you need to get started as a photographer a degree is not required neither is expensive gear.

The equipment given here is recommended stuff that will help you get the job done that should last you for the long term as well. Keep in mind anything less won't be professional enough and no one will take you seriously.

This course also includes a bonus on how to use iPhoto application to edit your pictures and make them looks professional as well as tutorial on how to make money selling your pictures to stock photography agencies.

This is an ongoing photography course: Once you buy this course you will have access to any new material that I add to the course and as always you get lifetime access once purchased on your laptop or mobile makes a great gift as well.

Class is geared toward mostly beginners to those starting out and wanting to learn more about how to fast track your journey from an amateur to a professional.

This course is a training guide that will help you in your journey. In this course we will how you get started to everything you need to know to take off as a successful photographer best of all no advanced degree is needed. This is all the knowledge you wish you knew before you took your first photography job.

The knowledge that you will learn in this class will pay off the price of this course a few times over. I will teach you what took me years to learn and how to market yourself as a photographer. Large focus would be how to self market yourself at low or nearly no cost to you.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • How to set up a beautiful but inexpensive website
  • Essential equipment needed to set up your business
  • Common mistakes made and how to avoid them
  • Ways to get clients at low or bare-bones budget
  • How to sell your pictures on stock photography
  • How to find a cheap or low cost assistant
  • Create a wedding album and edit pictures
  • Using iPhoto on a mac tips and tricks


If you are serious about photography and making money in this business you have to buy the required equipment. Many courses fail to teach you what exactly the equipment you need to get started and what is the minimum requirement that you actually need to be able to get the job done. This course is designed for newbies who know how to take pictures most of this course focuses on essential gear, how to create a website and marketing yourself.

You do not have to get all the equipment right away you buy it as you save up money, I do not recommend you take out a loan or just using a credit card to pay for it its much better to save your money then pay for it in full. Some equipment might seem expensive but for photography purposes its not and anything cheaper just won't give you the quality you need to pass as a professional no matter how good your skills are.

Selected lectures will give you external links to recommended equipment or other stuff I mentioned in case you do want to purchase it for yourself. Also note I am heavily biased when it comes to Canon most photographers choose a brand they like and use it I happen to like Canon so most of my recommendations are Canon gear. If you want to know other brand equipment I recommend feel free to ask me.

Not all equipment is the same and if you want better quality you need to pay for it. This course gives you all your options you definitely can save a lot of money by buying the stuff that is suggested if you buy it used or if its white label none USA warranty. The rest of the course then focuses what you need to do to build your business, how to market yourself, create a website and then how to edit your pictures using iPhoto.

Who is the target audience?
  • Newbies who want to learn how to just start your photo business
  • Photographers who want to transform your hobby to a successful business
  • You should NOT take this course if you are already a professional photographer
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to edit pictures on a macintosh
  • If you are looking to learn how to take pictures this course is not for you
  • Focus of this course is gear selection, how to build a website and how to market yourself as a photographer.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Why enroll in this course
1 Lecture 01:23
About me
2 Lectures 10:33
Choosing equipment
4 Lectures 15:29
Equipment overview

Choosing a brand that works for you for the long term

Choosing a brand

More must have equipment

Vital equipment
Selecting a backpack
1 Lecture 06:08

No serious photographer should be without this essential piece of equipment

Preview 06:08
Selecting a Lens
1 Lecture 02:36

Always pick the best lens you can buy clients pay for quality

Professional Lens

What is the best lens for event photographers?

Best lens for event photography?
1 question
Picking a Camera
3 Lectures 14:49
Budget Cameras

My favorite all purpose pocket camera

Test your knowledge on this tricky subject

What is the best Camera brand?
1 question
DSLR Camera Basics
2 Lectures 11:25
Why get a digital single reflex camera (DSLR)

DSLR for newbies
Marketing yourself & Make money fast
2 Lectures 08:16

The business of photography how you become successful using a simple model that works

Secret to success

Creating business cards that impress your clients are essential

Business cards

What is the best place to market yourself?

Marketing yourself
1 question
Make a website: sell your images
2 Lectures 07:19
Creating your own website

Save $100 upgrading your website with this simple trick

Masking domain with GoDaddy!
Make money with stock photography
1 Lecture 06:43
Stock photography secrets
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