Grow a Photography Business by Shooting Sports Photos

Learn how to develop your own photography business in this simple course.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

I take action shots of ordinary people in my community for both pleasure and profit and I want to show you how to do the same. I've taken thousands of sports photos for teams and individuals and in this course I will share with you what I've learned over the past several years.

Action shots can be one of the most difficult types of photography, but with the knowledge I share in this course you can learn to take great photos of moving subjects.

If you have never touched a DSLR before, don't be intimidated! An entire section of this course is dedicated to teaching you the basics of operating a DSLR. After covering the basics, I'll teach you how to take advantage of the DSLR's features to capture moving subjects in a way that impress your customers.

Maybe you are not interested in taking photos for profit…just ignore the tips on selling and everything else in this course still applies. If you do want to take sports photos to sell, I'll show you how. This course covers how to find customers, how to market your services, and how to develop a pricing strategy that will produce profits.

Enroll now and learn how to make money shooting sports photos in your spare time!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need to be willing to learn how to use a DSLR camera.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Operate a DSLR with confidence
  • Take clearly focused and interesting action shots
  • Find new customers and sell photos for a profit

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in taking great sports photos.
  • No prior photography experience is required. This course begins with the basics.
  • If you are looking for a course that will teach you how to use a phone or point and shoot camera to take action shots, this course is not for you.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the course
Overview of this course
Who should take this course?
Section 2: How To Sucessfuly Operate a DSLR Camera
What is a DSLR Camera?
The Camera I Use...It's Probably a Lot Cheaper Than You Think
Understanding the Camera Body
Understanding the Lens
What is Aperture?
2 questions

This quiz will help you review the important aspects of aperture for sports photography.

What is Shutter Speed?
2 questions

This quiz will help you refresh on the basics of shutter speeds.

What is ISO?
Do You Understand ISO?
3 questions
Section 3: How To Take Great Action Shots That Will Sell
How to Plan for a Photo That Will WOW Your Customers
Settings for Success, Part 1: Settings to Set and Forget
Settings for Success, Part 2: Shifting Settings
Taking A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
A Word About Safety
Section 4: How To Find Opportunities To Take Photos And Meet New Customers
Find Customers Through Freelancing
Find Customers Through Contracting
Section 5: How To Sell Your Photos For A Profit
Your Number One Selling Tool
Selling Digital FIles
How to Produce Professional Prints and Products
Pricing Strategies for Producing Profits

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Kevin Maples, Photographer, Instructor, Academic Scholar

I've been a serious student of photography for the past fourteen years. For a few years I was the team photographer for an American Football team. I also enjoy portrait photography and scenic landscapes.

I love teaching, so bringing my photography hobby together with my passion has been exciting for me. I hope to help you enjoy creating amazing images either for pleasure or for profit.

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