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Professional development seminar: Going pro 2
"How to break into and help yourself succeed in professional photography"

This seminar is for anyone thinking of starting a photography business or doing business in the photography field full time or part time.
This is part of a series of professional development seminars and workshops that I am putting on in 2011.
This particular seminar, "Going pro 2" is a much more advanced and refined version of my 2010 seminar, going step by step through everything you need to know in order to help you either make money with photography as a part time business all the way to how to succeed as a full time photographer.
This is a no-holds barred, energetic presentation with a huge amount of lighting setups and example photos as well as diagrams and tips and tricks galore!

A photo from one of the lighting workshops I taught in 2010 which included over 55 participants:

-Event: Seminar: "Going pro 2"
Saturday, February 12, 2011
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre

Due to the high cost of the venue and the recording to DVD if you sign up early you get special pricing. Also you qualify for special pricing if you are a contributing member of the WPC (
For pricing please see the registration form below.

This seminar is for:
-Photographers who are just starting out part time, full time or who are about to take paid photo shoots
-People thinking about starting a studio at home, part time or professionally
-Anyone who wants information on how to value and price their work locally for any type of photography
-People who want to learn and understand how promote themselves and how to deal with clients
-Anyone wanting to learn about what it takes to work and succeed as a full time photographer
-Anyone who wants to learn more about the ins and outs and daily goings on of professional photography

Workshop overview:
1) The business of photography
2) Pricing/Usage
3) Getting clients/Promoting yourself
4) Gear
5) Vision/Inspiration (specific shoots explained)
6) Technique & exposure (example photos and lighting setups)
7) Critique of submitted images
8) Q&A
*Schedule subject to change

What you will learn:

-How to start a photography business (name registration, making forms ie invoices/release forms etc., keeping track of all of your invoicing and finances, insurance on gear etc.)
-What gear you do and don't need
-How to light and expose for almost any type of photography
-How to value and price all types of photography (everything from weddings to portraits to products to events and more) as well as how to rights manage your photos
-The logistics of a photo shoot
-How to deal with clients
-How to get clients, promote yourself and your business including advertising
-This session will be FILLED with tips and tricks of the trade which will be invaluable to someone already into the field or just starting out

How to register:
-Please download, fill out and send in the following form (which is in PDF format)
It contains all the information on registration pricing as well as where to send a cheque if you want to save money and sign up early.
It also contains more information on how to submit images for the critique session and more.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

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