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(FLEX) The Business of Photography 3: Marketing to Launch

In this third 10 week course for aspiring professional photographers, students will decide how they will advertise for their business or services and begin to build these platforms and marketing materials.
Erika Hatfield - Next Level Photo Education
440 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Feb 5, 2023

Feb 5, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 (10 weeks)
Flexible Time
Taught by:
Erika Hatfield
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Class Experience

Students will spend 10 weeks planning how they will present their brands and use marketing to find clients. 
This course allows students to consider many different ways to connect with clients and get paid photography work. They will continue to work on photography skills weekly during the entire 4 course sequence. 
Before I began mentoring aspiring and working photographers, I ran a successful photography business in a small town in Pennsylvania. I made many mistakes along the way which helped me develop the training program that I use for mentoring and have adapted for teenagers here on Outschool. 
Students can expect to spend 1-3 hours each week working on their photography skills and making decisions for their business. Most of this time will be taking photos and organizing their thoughts on each topic as we proceed through the course. Some students may opt to purchase and read additional suggested texts. 
A camera that allows the student to change their aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required for this course. DSLR or mirrorless cameras are most common. Many students will be using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop at this point in their photography education. Students will develop a website in this course and can choose free or low investment paid options if they want a custom URL or more functionality.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All learners will receive feedback on all of their images throughout class. 
Grades can be provided for any students who need them - contact me for more information. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I will share some optional books students may choose to purchase for more information on branding and advertising but no textbook is required for this class. The book list will be available in the classroom when students register. 

Offered by

Erika Hatfield - Next Level Photo Education
Lives in the United States
We help beginner & experienced students get creative while learning photography with a working professional photographer!
440 total reviews
507 completed classes

About Us

Hello learners, families & schools! 

Next Level Photo Education is a family business providing interactive photography classes for children and teenagers here on Outschool. Our teachers are Erika and Jake Hatfield. Erika is currently teaching all... 
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