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17 EPISODES TEACHING YOU:

• How to pitch a brand and build decks

• How to plan ahead to execute  on inspiration

• How to approach the shoot / directing models

• A new way to think about post production workflow

• And all of Andrew’s wisdom nuggets along the way

What you'll
learn:
How to become a better negotiator
Tactics to find motivation
Pushing past self imposed limitations
In-depth exploration of goal setting
Exercises to map backwards from the destination
Daily routines and systems for success
Bonus: A Free Printable Book with Exercises
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Outline
Ep.
1
My Story
Ep.
2
Workshop Overview
Ep.
3
My Gear
Ep.
4
Pitching A Client
Ep.
5
Pre-Pro Planning
Ep.
6
Scouting A Location
Ep.
7
In The Field: Shooting Story Shots
Ep.
8
Tips for Talking to Models
Ep.
9
In the Field: Shooting Product Photos
Ep.
10
In the Field: Sunset Shots
Ep.
11
Editing Pt. 1
Ep.
12
Editing Pt. 2
Ep.
13
Editing Pt. 3
Ep.
14
VSCO Editing
Ep.
15
My Book & Expanding Photography
Ep.
16
Wisdom Nuggets & Knowledge Bombs
Ep.
17
Andrew & Alex Talk Creativity
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Shooting for Brands

Andrew Kearns

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Kearn’s shifted his career as a barista to a professional photographer and in a few short years landed work with Apple, Landrover, and TOMS. In this workshop, he teaches you how to master the steps to pitch, secure and execute commercial shoots.

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Kearn’s shifted his career as a barista to a professional photographer and in a few short years landed work with Apple, Landrover, and TOMS. In this workshop, he teaches you how to master the steps to pitch, secure and execute commercial shoots.
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Concrete Examples & Lots of Value
Romain Dancre
Really interesting workshop with a real experience and real photoshoot. We get to understand the whole process of Andrew and his way of thinking and acting and this is super interesting to learn about!
Stay focused - work hard!
Maika Lindsay
I hit pause at least a dozen times on every video because I wanted to take so many notes I was feeling that inspired. Andrew is one genuine authentic individual who makes your dreams feel within reach. Thank you for the push out the door that I needed (literally). Thanks Professor Kearns see you out there!!
Great photographer who knows his stuff
Alexandra Baker
I enjoyed this workshop and Andrew really seems to know what he's doing, particularly in regard to the lifestyle shoots and directing subjects. I would have loved more depth in each section however, it did feel a little too brief and just scratching the surface in places.
Concrete Examples & Lots of Value
Romain Dancre
Really interesting workshop with a real experience and real photoshoot. We get to understand the whole process of Andrew and his way of thinking and acting and this is super interesting to learn about!
Stay focused - work hard!
Maika Lindsay
I hit pause at least a dozen times on every video because I wanted to take so many notes I was feeling that inspired. Andrew is one genuine authentic individual who makes your dreams feel within reach. Thank you for the push out the door that I needed (literally). Thanks Professor Kearns see you out there!!
Comprehensive And Concise
Jack Joss
I work in the medium of Video mostly instead of photo, and I have started to shift towards shooting for brands. The classes in this course are AMAZING. Absolutely jam packed with helpful info that have left me feeling more prepared for success in my field. If you are thinking about working with brands, or already doing so; and you want to sharpen your skills TAKE THIS COURSE!
Great photographer who knows his stuff
Alexandra Baker
I enjoyed this workshop and Andrew really seems to know what he's doing, particularly in regard to the lifestyle shoots and directing subjects. I would have loved more depth in each section however, it did feel a little too brief and just scratching the surface in places.
So helpful!!
Jakob Wandel
This workshop was so wonderful. The depth Andrew goes into with this project is amazing. My work is 95% commercial/brand work and although I do it so often, there were so many things I was able to takeaway from this workshop! Time to pick the next one! :)
Highly Recommend
Jeani Brechbill
This is a great workshop that shows you beginning to end how to execute a shoot for a brand. I loved the examples of pitches to clients especially the portfolio PDFs he shares. It's great to receive so much valuable information from a super talented and down to earth photographer. Right now, especially, is the perfect time to educate yourself and be even more prepared for your next shoot!
Concrete Examples & Lots of Value
Romain Dancre
Really interesting workshop with a real experience and real photoshoot. We get to understand the whole process of Andrew and his way of thinking and acting and this is super interesting to learn about!
Stay focused - work hard!
Maika Lindsay
I hit pause at least a dozen times on every video because I wanted to take so many notes I was feeling that inspired. Andrew is one genuine authentic individual who makes your dreams feel within reach. Thank you for the push out the door that I needed (literally). Thanks Professor Kearns see you out there!!
Comprehensive And Concise
Jack Joss
I work in the medium of Video mostly instead of photo, and I have started to shift towards shooting for brands. The classes in this course are AMAZING. Absolutely jam packed with helpful info that have left me feeling more prepared for success in my field. If you are thinking about working with brands, or already doing so; and you want to sharpen your skills TAKE THIS COURSE!
Great photographer who knows his stuff
Alexandra Baker
I enjoyed this workshop and Andrew really seems to know what he's doing, particularly in regard to the lifestyle shoots and directing subjects. I would have loved more depth in each section however, it did feel a little too brief and just scratching the surface in places.
So helpful!!
Jakob Wandel
This workshop was so wonderful. The depth Andrew goes into with this project is amazing. My work is 95% commercial/brand work and although I do it so often, there were so many things I was able to takeaway from this workshop! Time to pick the next one! :)
Highly Recommend
Jeani Brechbill
This is a great workshop that shows you beginning to end how to execute a shoot for a brand. I loved the examples of pitches to clients especially the portfolio PDFs he shares. It's great to receive so much valuable information from a super talented and down to earth photographer. Right now, especially, is the perfect time to educate yourself and be even more prepared for your next shoot!
Great value!
Dale Boettcher
I pre-ordered Andrew’s workshop and it was fantastic. His break down on how he likes to pitch to clients was exactly the kind of guidance that I was looking for.
Just in Time
Marcos Rivas
This was my first workshop ever and I watched it hoping to invest in who I am as a photographer. I’ve loved photography for so long and I’ve gained a couple clients throughout the past years that have reached out to me, but I’ve never been sure how to reach out to the brands and clients I want to work with. This workshop was the confidence boost I needed to put me on the right path. Being able to get an inside look on how to pitch to clients, from somebody I would consider a professional photographer, really opened up my eyes to something I had never seen before. I loved the workshop and I couldn’t stop watching. Not only that, but the PDF really allowed me break it down and have a wider overview overall. This workshop showed up just in time as I’m ready to move forward into taking photography more seriously. I’m certain this workshop will follow me throughout my future and I know I can always come back to reflect on the knowledge and experience that was shared here.
Great inspiration
Andzelika Barzyk
What I loved about the story of Andrew is that he proved that you can become an extraordinary photographer without having university degree in Photography. You can learn a lot by yourself. And become a master. He really inspired me showing that in couple of years time he started to work for the world best known brands. The course is very interesting and I Ioved to learn the precise approach you need to pitch to brands.
A workshop with an important message
Eliot Adams
Although the workshop allowed me to learn countless skills in working with clients, and the best way to pitch brands, I found there was something even more valuable than that. Following Andrews work for quite sometime allowed me to know this workshop wasn’t going to just be some tips and tricks, but also something that teaches you important lessons that make the freelance world a little more bearable. Alongside the fascinating walkthrough of his workflow, I found that by the end of it I was questioning what my values and sources of inspiration were, and what they should be. I learnt a lot about the importance of who you are and what your about, which i discovered throughout the workshop and Andrew’s other work is potentially the key to making your best work, as well as making photo work sustainable whilst keeping true to yourself. Invaluable lessons and great value, thanks to the Wildist team for pulling this one out the bag.
The Keystone to the Next Step
Tim Hollister
A very relatable take on the realities of pitching and working with brands from one of the best. Andrew Kearns provides a raw and real guide on to how to best approach and work for those companies that matter to you. The program is separated into lessons or steps which makes it easy to revisit or go over something again at a time when you’re working on that particular thing in your own work. The Strohl Works style workshops are something we as freelance workers have been needing for a long time and here it is!
Great for everyone!
David Lobo
I’ve been following Andrew’s work for a few years now and watching his behind the scenes really helped me figure out how to properly work and contact with clients and models. Also, how to make the photo pop with the editing. 10/10 workshop!
Great for new photographers!
Melvin Castillo
Honestly it’s a great workshop for new photographers. His idea of a PDF to give to companies was my favorite part. The fact that he said to “show companies who you are besides telling them” is something I will use forever. The editing part was cool to see also. Overall great work putting this together! Highly recommend!!
Ready to buy the next one!
Joey Chacon
Really enjoyed the workshop. Was really debating on buying it since I had just come off a disappointing one from another company (won't say which) cause I'm still a fan of them regardless. Just won't be buying another lesson. Any who! I got a lot of information. This lesson can be used as a template for your own work moving forward! This is definitely worth the money!!
Really enjoyed the workshop
Noah Norenberg
Especially seeing how Andrew pitches to clients made the workshop worth it for me.
Talking to models
Benny Bystrom
I found that the talking-to-models module was very helpful. Especially hearing insight from both the model and Andrew.
Motivational and Valuable
Leningrad Sta Maria
Andrew's minimalistic approach in photography was refreshing to hear. One can be efficient and a master to their craft without needing x amount of gear. The workshop offers everything you need to be inspired and gives you the confidence to work in the field. Whether you are a beginner or professional in the field, what this workshop does not fail to demonstrate is VALUE. 100% you will take something away from this workshop. Thank you, Mr. Teakman
Practical and useful!
Josien Buijze
Finally, this workshop does not leave you with theoretic principles but actually provides you with practical to do's / to go about's if you want to grow further into a career of photography for brands.
Very helpful and inspiring workshop
Guzel Khosnullina
Thank you for making this amazing workshop.
Wonderful
Jacek Patora
Andrew's workshop is wonderfully done. Highly recommended for everyone wanting to start working with brands as a photographer. This workshop helped me create a strategy on how to reach out to brands and what to focus on.

Romain Dancre

March 24, 2021

Concrete Examples & Lots of Value

Really interesting workshop with a real experience and real photoshoot. We get to understand the whole process of Andrew and his way of thinking and acting and this is super interesting to learn about!

Romain Dancre

March 24, 2021

Maika Lindsay

February 25, 2021

Stay focused - work hard!

I hit pause at least a dozen times on every video because I wanted to take so many notes I was feeling that inspired. Andrew is one genuine authentic individual who makes your dreams feel within reach. Thank you for the push out the door that I needed (literally). Thanks Professor Kearns see you out there!!

Maika Lindsay

February 25, 2021

Alexandra Baker

February 11, 2021

Great photographer who knows his stuff

I enjoyed this workshop and Andrew really seems to know what he's doing, particularly in regard to the lifestyle shoots and directing subjects. I would have loved more depth in each section however, it did feel a little too brief and just scratching the surface in places.

Alexandra Baker

February 11, 2021

Jack Joss

February 11, 2021

Comprehensive And Concise

I work in the medium of Video mostly instead of photo, and I have started to shift towards shooting for brands. The classes in this course are AMAZING. Absolutely jam packed with helpful info that have left me feeling more prepared for success in my field. If you are thinking about working with brands, or already doing so; and you want to sharpen your skills TAKE THIS COURSE!

Jack Joss

February 11, 2021

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  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
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  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

Workshop Episodes

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My Story

Meet Andrew Kearns and his story of perseverance that landed him photography projects with some of the world’s largest brands.

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Workshop Overview

Andrew walks you through each step of the workshop and how he will approach his commercial shoot with P’alante.

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My Gear

Andrew shares it all while he dissects his backpack, sling, and go-to gear he brings on a shoot.

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Pitching A Client

Learn how Andrew initiates conversation and packages his value, work, and ideas into a PDF for a brand. Watch him build out this approach firsthand for client, P’alante.

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Pre-Pro Planning

Learn Andrew's approach to scouting and planning an upcoming shoot.

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Scouting A Location

Join Andrew as he walks us through how he scouts a location for a shoot.

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In The Field: Shooting Story Shots

Watch Andrew get supporting narrative shots for our assignment.

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Tips for Talking to Models

Sonora, one of Andrew's models, shares a few invaluable tips on how to direct and talk with models.

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In the Field: Shooting Product Photos

Follow along as Andrew continues shooting the assignment, now focusing more on product shots.

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In the Field: Sunset Shots

We finish out the shoot building a fire at sunset on the beach.

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Editing Pt. 1

Learn the best keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom, ways to optimize your layout, and how Andrew uses Photo Mechanic before going into Lightroom.

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Editing Pt. 2

Andrew shares how he edits one of the hero product photos from the shot.

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Editing Pt. 3

Andrew demonstrates how to make a panorama, fill in area's you may have missed, and how he goes "all-in" on an image.

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VSCO Editing

Some photos don't need the full Lightroom & Photoshop treatment. Andrew shares his approach to quick & easy mobile editing.

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My Book & Expanding Photography

Andrew shares the process behind his new photo book, and the ways he likes to take photography outside the traditional borders.

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Wisdom Nuggets & Knowledge Bombs

Andrew shares some of his philosophies towards professional life, money management, and long-term creative sustainment.

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Andrew & Alex Talk Creativity

Andrew talks with Alex Strohl on the freelance life and how to take it to the next level.

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The Add On

Bonus episodes inspired by student feedback. New content designed for you to learn how to:

  • Plan a shoot and direct talent
  • Create a concept and build a mood board
  • Shoot in shifting light from daytime to blue hour
  • Navigate the new Lightroom Updates to the color correction panel
  • Stay organized with your files and exporting best practices

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Andrew Kearns
I want to break away from that & share what I’m about. I live in Washington, it’s probably raining as you read this, but if it’s not you can find me out in nature. If you don’t find me there, my b - I’m probably reading - I love reading (& writing).
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