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The Business of Photography
Tawyna Wagner
I've been following Chris for quite some time now, and was thrilled when I saw this course become available. He shares his journey with a straightforward honesty that makes it easy to relate to. One of the things that draws me to his work is the intimate relationship he develops with the landscapes he is photographing. His passion for his work is practically tangible and it is powerfully motivating. As a single mother who still has a couple years til my children are adults, I focus more on portraits, since it makes for a flexible schedule. There are so many aspects of this course that I have been able to apply to the business of portraiture, as well as working towards what I eventually want to focus on, and that is what I appreciate most about this course. It's applicable all across the board and hits so many details that many other offerings on 'the business of photography' don't touch. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a business out of photography, no matter what you're shooting. I also recommend this course for anyone who has the desire to turn any passion into a career, as Chris conveys a truly encouraging work ethic and dedication. Many thanks to Wildist for making this available, and to Chris for putting such an effort into creating this course.
Great intro to adventure photography
Alex Baker
Really like the format, would have loved a few more behind the scenes videos and start to finish processes from concept to delivery. Some of the sections felt a bit brief. But fabulous production value, and well thought through, everything well presented and easy to follow.
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Michael Odelberth
It was okey, but was hoping for more in depth tips and tricks form Aron about shooting and editing and less technical stuff.
Valuable knowledge from a professional
Zach Hand
The information given throughout this workshop was tremendously helpful. The best part about this specific one was how Isaac was so straight forward with his approach, with him even showing an exact conversation he had with a brand he was approaching. It’s easy enough for someone to say how to do something, but it’s much better for me personally to be able to see how someone went about doing so. This was exactly that. I saw his approach with a company, and I now can use similar tactics to approach companies that I would like to connect with. All in all great content, and lots learned! Would highly recommend this workshop.
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Chris Doyle
I really enjoyed hearing what Chris had to say. His story is one of hard work and commitment to craft. This course provided me with the insight I need to make strides within my own practice. Chris' easy going nature coupled with his passion for his work enables him to be an excellent educator from start to finish! I appreciate having the opportunity to lear from one of the best in the business!
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Best photo business workshop out there
Timothy Grenard
Honestly the amount of info Chris gives out in this workshop is huge and worth every penny. Production quality is 5-star as well, thank you!
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SO HELPFUL
Jessie Sears
This course was extremely valuable for me and it was exactly what I needed at this time in my life!
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Tawyna Wagner
I've been following Chris for quite some time now, and was thrilled when I saw this course become available. He shares his journey with a straightforward honesty that makes it easy to relate to. One of the things that draws me to his work is the intimate relationship he develops with the landscapes he is photographing. His passion for his work is practically tangible and it is powerfully motivating. As a single mother who still has a couple years til my children are adults, I focus more on portraits, since it makes for a flexible schedule. There are so many aspects of this course that I have been able to apply to the business of portraiture, as well as working towards what I eventually want to focus on, and that is what I appreciate most about this course. It's applicable all across the board and hits so many details that many other offerings on 'the business of photography' don't touch. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a business out of photography, no matter what you're shooting. I also recommend this course for anyone who has the desire to turn any passion into a career, as Chris conveys a truly encouraging work ethic and dedication. Many thanks to Wildist for making this available, and to Chris for putting such an effort into creating this course.

Adv Pro - Alex Baker

Alex Baker
Really like the format, would have loved a few more behind the scenes videos and start to finish processes from concept to delivery. Some of the sections felt a bit brief. But fabulous production value, and well thought through, everything well presented and easy to follow.

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The Essential Aerial Photography Workshop

Chris Burkard’s obsession with aerial photography has created defining moments in his body of work. In this workshop, learn the essential technical and creative knowledge needed to pursue the artistry of creating images from the air. This course covers in-depth research and planning, approach, essential pilot communication, gear management, and composition. All the necessary elements to make sure your flight investment provides you with opportunity to create work you are proud of.

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Adventure Photography Pro

This workshop is everything but ordinary. Alex shares actionable guidance from years of working as a professional photographer. Learn what it takes to make iconic work.

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The Business of Photography

Looking to grow a meaningful photography business? Join Chris Burkard as he shares over a decade of experience on where to invest your time and energy. Whether you are a curious hobbyist or skilled entrepreneur, this course provides actionable steps to breathe life into your photography business.

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The Wildlife Photography Workshop

Charly Savely is shifting the wildlife photography industry with her artful approach that creates a connection between the animal and the viewer. Her globally recognized style has landed her client work with FOUR PAWS International, REI, Burts Bees, Marmot, and a spot on the SONY Alpha Collective team.

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