The Business of Photography
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Looking to grow a meaningful photography business?

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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Meet Chris Burkard
Chris takes you on a driving tour of his old studio spaces to share the evolution of his career and team.
Introduction to Starting a Photography Business
Chris goes over the foundations of what it takes to start a photography business and what will be covered in this workshop.
Hiring Your First Employee as a Photography Entrepreneur
Expanding and hiring a team can take your business to the next level. Chris goes over how he built his team, the first steps you can take, and when it might be the right time to expand.
Building A Team to Expand & Grow Photography Business
Chris explains how his team helps him operate on a level far higher than what he'd be able to achieve as a solo-operator. He goes through the different roles, how he found his team, and how he manages.
How to Make Money as A Photographer
Diversifying your revenue streams can support in recession proofing your business. Chris provides in an-depth look into 6 different streams of revenue.
Describing the Roles of Photography Agents & Reps and When to Get One
Agents & Reps can increase productivity, revenue, and streamline communication with your clients. Chris goes over what each one does, when it's time to get one, and how to get find the right fit.
Working with Photography Producers & Why They’re Important
Chris interviews his longtime friend and producer to get a behind the scenes look at how a photographer works with their producer.
When Photographers Should Get an Agent
Chris goes over when it becomes essential to have an agent: when you are leaving money on the table. Chris shares a story where he left hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table because he didn't know how to negotiate.
Knowing Your Value as a Professional Photographer
Getting what your worth is important for your career. Chris gives insights and tips to gauge how much to charge for projects, and how to increase your rates over time.
11 Episodes
For The Rising Professional
4+ Hours of Content
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