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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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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 Chris Burkard
Ep.
2
Introduction to Starting a Photography Business
Ep.
3
Hiring Your First Employee as a Photography Entrepreneur
Ep.
4
Building A Team to Expand & Grow Photography Business
Ep.
5
How to Make Money as A Photographer
Ep.
6
Describing the Roles of Photography Agents & Reps and When to Get One
Ep.
7
Working with Photography Producers & Why They’re Important
Ep.
8
When Photographers Should Get an Agent
Ep.
9
Knowing Your Value as a Professional Photographer
Ep.
10
Personal Project: The Photographer's Guide to Sticking to Your Mission Statement
Ep.
11
Q&A's With Chris
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Chris Burkard

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Bestseller
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.
11 Episodes
4+ Hours of Content
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What You'll Learn

  • When to grow your business and how
  • How to find new work and diversify your revenue streams
  • Working with an agent, rep, or producer
  • Marketing strategies for the modern day photographer
  • How to recession-proof and pandemic-proof your business  
  • The benefits of creating personal projects

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Chris Burkard
Chris Burkard is an American photographer and artist, based in the California Central Coast region. He photographs landscape, lifestyle, surf, outdoor, and travel subjects. Burkard takes a photojournalistic approach to make editorial projects, using multiple media. He uses natural light to capture humanizing moments.
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From the Heart
Jake Burchmore
Wow!! Thank you so much for this valuable insight explained from truth and transparency. I appreciated every bit of information and storytelling aspects of this workshop. Very unique and lively! This workshop has left a positive imprint on me, while also forcing me to think critically on the business aspect of my own photography/filmmaking projects. I am so glad I took notes and I will continue referring back to them as I continue to grow and face inevitable challenges into the future.
Very valuable insight for future growth
Luis Carducci
I recommend this workshop for those photographers / filmmakers that are looking to get information about the behind the scenes of the business. This is not information about how to take pictures, but more about how to grow your business, and it's very good info.
The Kickstart I Needed
Dylan Leslie
I've already begun selling prints thanks to Chris's class. This class gives a certain insight that I know I will be checking back in on again and again. Couldn't recommend it enough for those who are just looking for that next level with their photography and how to get there.
So much incredible info.
Danny Skilton
It's insane how much knowledge is packed into this one workshop. Shoutout to Chris for making all this info available. I'm super excited to start locking down a game plan for the next few years regarding my photography business.
Gnar with Burkard
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!
The Kickstart I Needed
Dylan Leslie
I've already begun selling prints thanks to Chris's class. This class gives a certain insight that I know I will be checking back in on again and again. Couldn't recommend it enough for those who are just looking for that next level with their photography and how to get there.
From the Heart
Jake Burchmore
Wow!! Thank you so much for this valuable insight explained from truth and transparency. I appreciated every bit of information and storytelling aspects of this workshop. Very unique and lively! This workshop has left a positive imprint on me, while also forcing me to think critically on the business aspect of my own photography/filmmaking projects. I am so glad I took notes and I will continue referring back to them as I continue to grow and face inevitable challenges into the future.
Very valuable insight for future growth
Luis Carducci
I recommend this workshop for those photographers / filmmakers that are looking to get information about the behind the scenes of the business. This is not information about how to take pictures, but more about how to grow your business, and it's very good info.
I was expecting a bit more for my money
Brittany App
This is so hard. I really prefer not to leave negative reviews, but I after putting money down on this course, and watching it all the way though, I was disappointed. I've been a full-time professional photographer for almost 20 years. I love and respect Chris's work, and really admire him as a human being. He's a true inspiration. Because of all that, I hopped on this course right away, in hopes that there would be some valuable tools to add to my toolbox (especially during a time when my paid photography work has all-but-vanished due to the Pandemic). But the course felt quickly-put-together, a bit disorganized, repetitive, lacking in BTS-content, and I guess most importantly, I just didn't learn much. Perhaps the course would be better suited to brand new photographers. Perhaps I didn't understand that going into it. I apologize to Chris and his team for leaving a negative review, but the course, for me, felt like a poor investment of my money and time. I hope this feedback is helpful in some way. Sending love to you all out there.

Workshop Curriculum

29:40

1

Meet Chris Burkard

Chris takes you on a driving tour of his old studio spaces to share the evolution of his career and team.

3:49

2

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.

14:00

3

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.

34:39

4

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.

34:59

5

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.

22:55

6

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.

39:02

7

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.

16:40

8

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.

26:52

9

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.

25:50

10

Personal Project: The Photographer's Guide to Sticking to Your Mission Statement

The personal project can be a very useful tool to progressing your career. You need to capitalize on the good times to create them. Chris breaks down his favorite personal projects and how they've helped his career.

33:29

11

Q&A's With Chris

Chris answers your questions from social media and answers the biggest question left of the workshop: will he share Brea's bread recipe?!

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