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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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The Business of Photography

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Breathe life into your 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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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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Got my stoke back!
Lars Jockumsen
Awesome! It made me rethink the stuff I am doing. Pulled the stuff out which is good for my situation and trying to get it included in my everyday business. Where to put energy and where not. Cause I recognized that I wanna do all by myself which doesn't work out at the end. So to speak, don't be good at something u don't wanna do! Killer fact! Thanks a lot Chris and his team to put this very intimate video out. I really appreciate it!! Heaps of love to u! Cheers.
Great Practical Advice on How to Start a Photography Business
Gordon Armour
Chris does a great job of blending his personal journey & real work experience & informs you how you can begin your own business. This also helps to picture real expectations and the work it's going to take the get there. He also talks about money, finance, and income - which I'm so thankful for!!! Definitely a class I will watch & rewatch throughout my early career.
The Business of Photography
Tawyna Wagner
I've been following Chris for quite some time now, and was thrilled when I saw this course become available. He shares his journey with a straightforward honesty that makes it easy to relate to. One of the things that draws me to his work is the intimate relationship he develops with the landscapes he is photographing. His passion for his work is practically tangible and it is powerfully motivating. As a single mother who still has a couple years til my children are adults, I focus more on portraits, since it makes for a flexible schedule. There are so many aspects of this course that I have been able to apply to the business of portraiture, as well as working towards what I eventually want to focus on, and that is what I appreciate most about this course. It's applicable all across the board and hits so many details that many other offerings on 'the business of photography' don't touch. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a business out of photography, no matter what you're shooting. I also recommend this course for anyone who has the desire to turn any passion into a career, as Chris conveys a truly encouraging work ethic and dedication. Many thanks to Wildist for making this available, and to Chris for putting such an effort into creating this course.
Got my stoke back!
Lars Jockumsen
Awesome! It made me rethink the stuff I am doing. Pulled the stuff out which is good for my situation and trying to get it included in my everyday business. Where to put energy and where not. Cause I recognized that I wanna do all by myself which doesn't work out at the end. So to speak, don't be good at something u don't wanna do! Killer fact! Thanks a lot Chris and his team to put this very intimate video out. I really appreciate it!! Heaps of love to u! Cheers.
Great Practical Advice on How to Start a Photography Business
Gordon Armour
Chris does a great job of blending his personal journey & real work experience & informs you how you can begin your own business. This also helps to picture real expectations and the work it's going to take the get there. He also talks about money, finance, and income - which I'm so thankful for!!! Definitely a class I will watch & rewatch throughout my early career.
The Business of Photography
Tawyna Wagner
I've been following Chris for quite some time now, and was thrilled when I saw this course become available. He shares his journey with a straightforward honesty that makes it easy to relate to. One of the things that draws me to his work is the intimate relationship he develops with the landscapes he is photographing. His passion for his work is practically tangible and it is powerfully motivating. As a single mother who still has a couple years til my children are adults, I focus more on portraits, since it makes for a flexible schedule. There are so many aspects of this course that I have been able to apply to the business of portraiture, as well as working towards what I eventually want to focus on, and that is what I appreciate most about this course. It's applicable all across the board and hits so many details that many other offerings on 'the business of photography' don't touch. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a business out of photography, no matter what you're shooting. I also recommend this course for anyone who has the desire to turn any passion into a career, as Chris conveys a truly encouraging work ethic and dedication. Many thanks to Wildist for making this available, and to Chris for putting such an effort into creating this course.
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

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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