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The Business of Photography
11 Episodes
4+ Hours of Content
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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The Business of Photography

Chris Burkard

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Chris Burkard

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Breathe life into your photography business.

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.

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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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A New Type of Workshop
  • 01
    Stay focused and on track
    Creating a film takes time - this new method allows you to focus in
  • 02
    Complete your assignments
    Each assignment is designed so you can create a better film
  • 03
    Encourage one another
    Share ideas, critiques, and conversation with other students in the course
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Workshop Episodes

29:40

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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?!

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
  • 11 Episodes
  • 4+ Hours of Content
  • 11 Episodes
  • 4+ Hours of Content
  • For The Rising Professional

$299 

$211 
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Workshop Episodes

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Fundamentals & Pre-Production
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?!

Part 02
Production
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Editing
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Insightful and Motivating
Tyler White
It was truly great to hear some real life experiences from someone you look up to. I feel like I have an understanding of the industry I previously thought I knew but now know was way off. if you are looking to take your photographic journey seriously this is a fantastic look into the world of the working, traveling, successful creative.

Tyler White

September 28, 2021

Insightful and Motivating

It was truly great to hear some real life experiences from someone you look up to. I feel like I have an understanding of the industry I previously thought I knew but now know was way off. if you are looking to take your photographic journey seriously this is a fantastic look into the world of the working, traveling, successful creative.

Tyler White

September 28, 2021

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Insightful and Motivating
Tyler White
It was truly great to hear some real life experiences from someone you look up to. I feel like I have an understanding of the industry I previously thought I knew but now know was way off. if you are looking to take your photographic journey seriously this is a fantastic look into the world of the working, traveling, successful creative.
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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