Professional Practices for Profit
Learn the basics of the business of photography. This two-class series will cover key topics to get you started on the path to making money with your photography and is geared toward intermediate and above skill levels for all types of photography including portraiture, weddings, landscapes, travel, macro food, product and the fine arts.
- Developing a business plan
- Understanding your target market and competition
- Industry benchmarks
- Transitioning into photography – full-time vs. part-time
- Accounting and bookkeeping
- Preparing price proposals, contracts and invoices
- IT considerations
- Income, expenses and profit
- Business structure – sole proprietorship vs. LLP
- Income and sales taxes
- Portfolio development
- Copyright and intellectual property
- Social media presence and SEO
- Professional organizations
This class is targeted for intermediate to advanced photographers who have learned to make good photos and are looking to move into making some money with their photography.
This workshop serves as an introduction to a great deal of information for those considering starting a photography business. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of the questions they’ll need to answer, the issues they’ll need to resolve and direction for the resources they’ll need to pursue to be successful.
Schedule and Format
This two-class series consists of two three-hour classes with one 15 minute break midway through each class. The class is formatted as a slide-based presentation with discussion and lots of Q&A and student participation. This class will not involve student shooting.
About the Instructor
The instructor for this class is Austin photographer Tim Babiak. Tim is a full-time photographer and a long-time instructor at PCU. He serves as Chairman of the Austin Professional Photographers Association and is a two-time recipient of the Photographer of the Year award from the Austin Professional Photographers Association. Tim is also a two-time Bronze Medalist in PPA’s International Print Competition.
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and PCU Weekend. See below for more information.
If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled once, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email email@example.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.
12 Month Special Financing* Available
On purchases of $299 or more. In-store only with your Synchrony card.
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