Looking to grow a meaningful photography business? Whether you are a curious hobbyist or skilled entrepreneur, this course provides actionable steps to breathe life into your photography business.
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.
February 20, 2021
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.
January 27, 2021
January 19, 2021
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.
January 19, 2021
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.
December 16, 2020
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!
December 2, 2020
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.
November 25, 2020
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.
October 27, 2020
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.
September 24, 2020
November 10, 2020
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!
November 10, 2020
September 19, 2020
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.
September 19, 2020
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