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Isaac Johnston teaches how to remove the barriers to working as a full time creator. Known for his resourceful spirit and signature style, he covers tactics and strategies for how to go from a hobby creator to a full time freelancer. If you have been waiting for the right moment to start, this course provides the steps to go from your day job to your dream career.
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Editing for consistency
Equipment and gear walkthrough
Technical shot lists for the automotive industry
Key components of pre-production
How to build your brand
Field technique's for shooting cars
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Outline
Ep.
1
Meet Isaac Johnston
Ep.
2
Problems Becoming A Fulltime Freelancer
Ep.
3
The Tools I Use To Create
Ep.
4
How To Know If Your Hobby Should Be Your Profession
Ep.
5
Showing Your Work Daily
Ep.
6
Getting Support
Ep.
7
Handling Fear of Failure
Ep.
8
Creating Your Own Unique Value
Ep.
9
My Work Flow
Ep.
10
How I Approach A Brand
Ep.
11
How To Build A Proposal
Ep.
12
3 Strategies on Increasing Exposure
Ep.
13
How To Meet Artists You Love
Ep.
14
How To Find Ideas
Ep.
15
My Techniques To Shoot Photos
Ep.
16
My Strategies To Make Better Stories
Ep.
17
Writing Videos for the Internet
Ep.
18
How To Be Comfortable In Front Of The Camera
Ep.
19
Final Thoughts & A Note On Obsession
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Isaac Johnston teaches how to remove the barriers to working as a full time creator. Known for his resourceful spirit and signature style, he covers tactics and strategies for how to go from a hobby creator to a full time freelancer. If you have been waiting for the right moment to start, this course provides the steps to go from your day job to your dream career.

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How to Become a Freelance Photographer
Isaac Johnston teaches how to remove the barriers to working as a full time creator. Known for his resourceful spirit and signature style, he covers tactics and strategies for how to go from a hobby creator to a full time freelancer. If you have been waiting for the right moment to start, this course provides the steps to go from your day job to your dream career.
19 Episodes
Proven Strategies
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19 Episodes filmed in Whitefish, Montana

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What You'll Learn

  • How to solve for the problems that “prevent” photographers from going freelance
  • Developing an audience outside of social media
  • Gear – what matters and what doesn’t to get started
  • How to deal with the mental game of being a professional creator
  • Shaping stories through photo and video
  • How to build a creative community

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Isaac Johnston
Isaac grew up on a farm near Glacier National Park in Montana and from a young age worked as a stock hand and guide in the Great Bear Wilderness. He didn’t know at the time that his life was different, just that he loved the excitement of showing people the wild spaces of the world.
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Inspirational
Matthew Franklin
Isaac is such an encouraging and joyful voice and personality. He was very encouraging while also providing real, helpful resources and tactics to help someone like me hopefully take my passion a step up toward making it a career. Thank you!
Makes you want to go for it!
Roy Mosterd
A practical yet valuable workshop
Drew Silvers
"How to Become a Freelance Photographer" was my first photography workshop. There were key takeaways throughout the entire course. Isaac did a great job of expanding on simple concepts that easily get overlooked. He created tangible tips and tricks for his audience to expand upon. THANK YOU for sharing your priceless insight into the world of freelancing. I can't wait to test out your "Pitch Deck Kit" with my future clients!
Inspirational
Matthew Franklin
Isaac is such an encouraging and joyful voice and personality. He was very encouraging while also providing real, helpful resources and tactics to help someone like me hopefully take my passion a step up toward making it a career. Thank you!
Makes you want to go for it!
Roy Mosterd
A practical yet valuable workshop
Drew Silvers
"How to Become a Freelance Photographer" was my first photography workshop. There were key takeaways throughout the entire course. Isaac did a great job of expanding on simple concepts that easily get overlooked. He created tangible tips and tricks for his audience to expand upon. THANK YOU for sharing your priceless insight into the world of freelancing. I can't wait to test out your "Pitch Deck Kit" with my future clients!
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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Workshop Curriculum

3:54

1

Meet Isaac Johnston

Meet Isaac: a full-time freelance photographer who specializes in adventure photography. He quit his job a couple years ago to pursue his dream, and hasn't looked back since.

2:45

2

Problems Becoming A Fulltime Freelancer

It's important to know some of the problems you'll face as a fulltime freelancer: income, scheduling, self-doubt. Isaac covers some of the problems he faced to give you a realistic expectation of what you can expect.

21:29

3

The Tools I Use To Create

Choosing gear that you can use forever. Which drone to buy? Which lens to use? Isaac looks for the gear that gets our of his way so he can focus on one thing: creating.

5:10

4

How To Know If Your Hobby Should Be Your Profession

It's important to think about whether or not your hobby should become your profession, and if you have reached that point. Isaac lays out a couple steps to help you decide if you are ready to become a full-time freelancer.

2:55

5

Showing Your Work Daily

Showing your work daily is an immensely helpful routine in the creative process. It helps craft your own story, improve your craft, and strengthens your sharing muscle.

3:05

6

Getting Support

Becoming a full-time freelancer is not an easy process. So it's imperative that you build a network of support around you: family, friends, loved ones. Isaac shares how the people surrounding him made it possible for him to make the jump to freelance.

3:08

7

Handling Fear of Failure

The fear of failure is very real, but also something you can avoid. Mindset is incredibly important as you make this journey, and Isaac lays out steps to help you keep a positive mindset as you achieve your dreams.

8:39

8

Creating Your Own Unique Value

Every creator has something unique to bring to the table. When approaching brands or clients, you need to know what your unique value is so you can harness it and win the job.

19:24

9

My Work Flow

Backing up, organizing files, getting ready to edit. It's a boring part of the photography process but it's crucial to master if you want to become a professional.

7:10

10

How I Approach A Brand

To pursue a freelance career you’ll need to be able to get work. Isaac shares his approach to finding new clients and getting brands to work with him.

8:46

11

How To Build A Proposal

Once you've been talking with a brand, it's time to send them your proposal. A good proposal can make you stand out and secure the job. Isaac shows you a real-world example of a proposal he uses.

5:01

12

3 Strategies on Increasing Exposure

You don't need to have a huge social following to increase your exposure. Treat social media like its social. This is where a friendly approach meets strategic planning. Isaac shares his tips on giving your work more exposure in ways outside of follower counts.

6:19

13

How To Meet Artists You Love

Meeting other creatives is one of the best parts of the job for Isaac. He shares his philosophy about reaching out to other creatives on the internet in non-creepy ways.

7:54

14

How To Find Ideas

Creative blocks can be very real. But Isaac has created a tried-and-true method to coming up with ideas for photo shoots.

5:44

15

My Techniques To Shoot Photos

Join Isaac in the field as he shoots a spec job for motorcycle gloves.

8:48

16

My Strategies To Make Better Stories

Story is king. In this day and age it's ever so important to be able to tell a story well. Isaac shares his tips on how to make better stories. Hint: do more interesting thigns!

7:56

17

Writing Videos for the Internet

Crafting a video to tell a story is no easy feat. Isaac shares some of the things he learned along the way learning how to make YouTube videos.

6:08

18

How To Be Comfortable In Front Of The Camera

Being comfortable on-camera is an invaluable skill in todays culture. Isaac shows you some of his tips to acting comfortable and natural on camera, and how he makes his Instagram stories look so professional.

1:54

19

Final Thoughts & A Note On Obsession

Isaac recaps his final notes from the workshop and shares a few tidbits on obsession.

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