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The Business of Photography
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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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Our newest workshop is designed to breathe life into your photography career. Chris Burkard teaches how to build a team, work with agents and producers, and how to raise your prices so you can actually make a living. We can't wait to it share with you!

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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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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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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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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!
Mixed feelings
Сергей Токарев
A lot of nostalgia. I understand that this is part of a person's path, but I wanted to hear more practical points. But there were also inspiring parts about a personal project, I really liked it. Mixed feelings from the course, especially working with an agent and hiring employees.
Amazing Workshop
Kyle Cordova
Great insight. Loved it all around
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!
Mixed feelings
Сергей Токарев
A lot of nostalgia. I understand that this is part of a person's path, but I wanted to hear more practical points. But there were also inspiring parts about a personal project, I really liked it. Mixed feelings from the course, especially working with an agent and hiring employees.
Amazing Workshop
Kyle Cordova
Great insight. Loved it all around
Learn From The Best
Nate Dodge
I'm a 25 year old photographer and filmmaker and have been in the industry for a couple years running my own media business. There are times every single week when I realize I don't have a clue what the hell I'm doing. Fake it till you make it! But just listening to Chris's experiences and advice as someone who has been in the industry much longer than I have is seriously invaluable information! This was a great investment in myself and if you're hesitant on dropping the cash for this workshop, don't be!
Always Gives *Almost* Enough Detail
Joshua Wilson
Although I'm a huge fan of Chris Burkard's work, I must say this workshop was unfortunately very disappointing - especially given the premium price that is charged. While each episode is quite long, it seems to fall into the trap of saying a lot while saying very little of substance. It's great to hear his story, but also feels as though the picture he offers is a very general "top-level view" through friendly conversation, as opposed to offering more concrete action steps by deflecting specific guidance with words like "you need to figure out what's right for you." I bought it because I don't even really have a good benchmark for "what's right for me." Unfortunately, whenever opportunities rise for Chris to offer a baseline for what we can start looking for, those moments fall through. This course absolutely does offer value - it's not a 1-star workshop by any means. However, if you're trying to decide where to invest $300, spend it on Finn Beales' Storytelling workshop, Alex's Adventure Photography Pro workshop, or Andrew Kearns' workshop on brands. There are MUCH better places to start or continue your investments though Wildist's courses.
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.

Exclusive To This Workshop

  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • 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.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

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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