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Professional Practices for Profit

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Professional Practices
 
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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. 

Topics Covered

  • 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
  • Insurance
  • Portfolio development
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Social media presence and SEO
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Pricing
  • Professional organizations

Audience

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.

Objective

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

Tim Babiak is a full-time professional photographer and a long-time instructor at Precision Camera. Tim serves on the board of directors 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. Tim is a PPA Photographic Craftsman (recognized for photographic instruction) and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and serves as a PPA CPP Liaison. Tim has taught hundreds of people locally as well as internationally various aspects of photography and post-production.  

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund for standard classes. If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You may reschedule a class only if notice is given before the start time of the class. 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.

Minimum Enrollment
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.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.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.

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