Starting Up

Business in Photography
Starting Up: Everything you need to know

This course will teach you......
  • How to make your business dream into a reality
  • How to structure your business start up
  • What equipment you really need to buy and more importantly what you don't need!
  • What market you intend to target
  • How to attract customers, network, network & network!
  • How to set up your website and maintain it
  • How to plan and orchestrate a shoot
  • A full days shoot including environmental (outside) and studio to show you how to get those wow portraits
  • How to develop your own photographic style and promote it
  • How to take images that will sell
  • How to create a fantastic customer experience
  • How to create a digital workflow using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • How to get perfect customer aftercare and the importance of "Word of Mouth"
  • How to manage the sales process "Previews"
  • What products to sell

Course Overview:
So you've decided that you are finally going to start up on your own and take that leap of faith into professional photography. This course is designed to give you valuable information that will make that transition a little smoother. We will teach you how to turn your love of photography into a real business and if you already are a professional photographer this course will just give you the push that you needed to take your business to the next level! We will take you through a series of steps over the 2 days, everything from building your brand, marketing and digital workflow, as well as a portrait shoot that you can use for your portfolio. Your course tutor will be Andy Brown, who has built a chain of sucessful studios and "has been there, done that". with many years experience of running studios both from home and from commercial premises he can guide you through whatever challenges you face in acheiving your dream.