Want to take your photography hobby to the next level? Try event photography!
Imagine getting paid to attend events and parties with your camera in hand – well you can when you’re a special events photographer! Fund your passion and earn extra income doing something you love, while creating lasting memories for your clients.Did you know that freelance event photographers can expect to earn anywhere from $100 to $5,000 per shoot? The market demand for event photographers keeps growing, and people are eager to stage professional shoots for weddings, engagement parties, bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. Wedding photography in particular can be very lucrative, but you’ll need to stand out and market yourself to attract potential clients. When it comes to photographing an event, all you need is a camera, a lens, and a willingness to try - we’ll teach you the rest.
So how do you become an event photographer?
This course givesyou the opportunity to try out event photography and see if it’s right for you. We cover how to obtain your first client, how to prepare for an event, what to expect the day of, and the post-event tasks you’ll undertake. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have all the tools you need to become a successful event photographer, so get snapping!
What you'll learn"?
This course contains all of the event photography tips, tricks, techniques, and strategies you need to know to transition into a successful freelance career. Students will:
- Learn the ins and outs of event photography and how to stand out from the crowd
- Get to know equipment basics in plain English – no complicated tech-talk here
- Have the tools necessary to go out and shoot their first event
Module 1 – Finding Clients
- Marketing Your Services or How to stand out in a crowd
- Initial Client Meetings & Product Presentations- Secure your first client
- Determining Your Client’s Needs – Know what they really want
- Negotiating a Contract – Negotiate like a pro and create contracts that work
Module 2 - Prepping for the Event
- Making Sure You Have the Right Gear – Advice on buying the right equipment
- Cleaning, Troubleshooting & Organizing Gear–Take care of your gear
- Knowing Your Audience – What to expect from your audience before you even arrive
- Scouting Your Location – Check out the locale& eliminate time wasters on the day-of
- Preparing for Anything – Murphey’s law prevails, so be prepared for anything!
Module 3 - The Event Pt. 1
- Professional Conduct – Don’t even think about being late
- What to Expect – Shot lists, know what to do and when to do it
- Dealing with the Unexpected – Staying calm under stress
- Gear, Light and Lenses – The right settings before the perfect shot
Module 4 - The Event Pt. 2
- Tricks for Ensuring Flawless Interactions with Guests– Be friendly, blend in, and smile
- Getting The Best Out of Every Shot – Shots so good you’ll thank me
- Telling the Event’s Story – A beginning, middle & end
- Tips for Excelling at your Job – Event photography tips and tricks of the trade
Module 5 - After The Event
- Uploading Your Photos – Is that hourglass turning with excitement?
- Editing Your Images – Tweak those photos
- Delivery Methods – Websites, digital portfolios, and cloud transfers oh my!
- Offering related products – Photo albums and keepsake prints aren’t dead… yet
- Adding to Your Portfolio – Don’t keep your work a secret, share!
No previous experience is necessary.
Experienced: up to £35,000
Highly Experienced: £50,000
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