Photography for Creative Small Business Owners

✨As a creative small business owner myself, I know you wear many hats, product developer, content creator, accountant, social media manager, client management, and of course photographer. It can be hard when you need to be a master of all but I am here to make your photographic journey simple and stress-free.

With this course, you will develop the key skills to take your photography to the next level and be able to show off your business with pride.✨

 

 

Photography for Creative Small Business Owners is a six-week course that includes:

 

📷 4 online modules you will watch on your own (and get lifelong access to even as I update and improve them),

 

📷 A weekly zoom class, where we will sit down and discuss the weekly content and assignments while drinking coffee

 

📷 You get invited to a private Facebook group where you can get instant feedback on your images, advice on how to set up shots, encouragement as well as get and share coffee ☕recommendations,

 

📷  Exclusive downloadable notes and cheat sheets for each module.

How long have you spent on your business? Building it from the ground up, pouring your heart and soul into it, and far too many mugs of coffee to bring your small business to life. 

 

Well, I can take the stress out of your photographic success!

Does this sound like you?

  • You are a small business owner who creates amazing products or provides amazing services?

  • You need to be generating images all the time of your products and your social media platforms?

  • But you don't know your aperture from shutter speed?

  • Your images never look the way you imagined?

  • Your products are WOW but your photographs MEH!?

Then this course is for you.

I will show you the exact settings you need for each type of shot you will be taking, how to take control of your camera or phone settings, show you the power of good composition, how to make your photos stand out among the throngs on social media platforms and provide lots of opportunities to try out your new knowledge so you can be sure by the end of this course you will have more success without the stress.

Why this course?

✨📷 This course is custom-designed with small business owners in mind. I am not turning you into professional photographers but instead giving you the exact skills you need to achieve your goal - have a positive online visual presence so you can run a successful small business. 

✨📷 Visuals directly impact your sales. We live in an ever-increasing visual world thanks to digital and social media developments. This means most people will only see your product/service via an image where before we would go into a shop, be able to touch, feel and appreciate the craft and skill of the product production. 

✨📷 Effective use of your valuable time. I know, as a small business owner myself how much time we spend on things we never trained in. For me, accounting is my Everest, but I know for a lot of folks out there, it is photography. How do they get the images to reflect the incredibleness of your product or service? By taking this course, of course!

So in summary, because this course is a focused course designed with you in mind. There is no fluff, no course filler, just focused lessons that will get you taking better pictures before you even finish the course.

So in summary, because this course is a focused course designed with you in mind. There is no fluff, no course filler, just focused lessons that will get you taking better pictures before you even finish the course.

Why me? 

I’ve been shooting for over 12 years, I have read all the books, done all the courses and I know what was worth the money, and what wasn’t. I want to give you the best of what I have learned from my own experience without wasted effort and time, in a community that will encourage and support you.

My previous students always praise my courses for their simple clear instructions, great troubleshooting examples, and fun practicals. I am so passionate that people find joy in their photographic process and people leave feeling confident with their camera. See their reviews here!

I am confident in my photographic skills. But I am also a small business owner and I know how much time, passion, and hard work I pour into my business. I know I am not alone in this. All small business owners are fuelled by passion and coffee but not all know how to best capture that in photographic form. 

Photography can be extremely complicated but also to be honest not so much. It is my mission to help small business owners realize that it doesn't take too much to go from completely overwhelmed to achieving amazing images that are converting to sales.⠀

If you're ready to start taking amazing pictures and feel confident while doing it, this is perfect for you.⁣⁣⁠

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Is this for you? You're still wondering?

You will get six weeks of course modules (4 modules over 6 weeks), assignments to help you turn your new knowledge into practical skills, and weekly check-in calls with me and your classmates.

The first 3 weeks will involve mastering the essential skills of taking photos:

Then once we have the basics covered, we will delve into Module 4, where we bring all your new knowledge and skills and put it to good use. This is the most exciting module for me because this is when you realize the images you want to be taking and your confidence really explodes.

We will spend 3 weeks on this module as we really go deep into the exact scenarios you will be facing, looking at different platforms and scenarios where you will be posting pictures. We will look at different styles of product photographs, behind-the-scenes photography as well as creative self-portraits and so much more. 

All the while, as we work through the modules, we will have a weekly check-in zoom, there will be a Facebook group to help support you through stumbling blocks and questions, as well as to submit pictures to get feedback. 

After 6 weeks you will see photograph can be a huge asset to your business and don't need to be a professional photographer to take advantage of it. 

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Module 1

Introduction to Exposure

Cover essential topics such as:

1. Aperture

2. Shutter Speed

3. ISO

4. How they interact

5. How to manage tricky lighting situations

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Module 2

Composition

Covers essential topics such as:

1. Composition Theory

2. Composition Rules

3. Composing a photo for social media

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Module 3

Technical Need to knows

Covers essential topics such as:

1. File types

2. Social media requirements

3. Equipment tips

4. Photo repurposing across platforms

Then once we have the basics covered, we will delve into Module 4, where we bring all your new knowledge and skills and put it to good use. This is the most exciting module for me because this is when you realize the images you want to be taking and your confidence really explodes.

We will spend 3 weeks on this module as we really go deep into the exact scenarios you will be facing, looking at different platforms and scenarios where you will be posting pictures. We will look at different styles of product photographs, behind-the-scenes photography as well as creative self-portraits and so much more. 

All the while, as we work through the modules, we will have a weekly check-in zoom, there will be a Facebook group to help support you through stumbling blocks and questions, as well as to submit pictures to get feeedback. 

After 6 weeks you will see photograph can be a huge asset to your business and don't need to be a professional photographer to take advantage of it. 

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Module 4

Products and Portraits

Covers essential topics such as:

1. Product lighting

2. Prop use

3. Flat lays

4. Behind the scene style self-portraits

5. Portraits

6. How to use images for different platforms

and so much more. This module will go on for 3 weeks and will ensure you have understood and turned the knowledge from the first three  weeks into skills.

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Accountability

Zoom Check-ins

Aside from giving the basic knowledge, you need, I want to provide a community of support and accountability.

How many times have you started something and either got distracted or got overwhelmed and you never finished?

Well, I have designed this course to stop that loop. As a class, we will move through the material together, check in with each other, and motivate each other to finish the course and get the Instagram stop scrolling worthy results.

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Community

Exclusive Facebook Group

Not only will we have the weekly zoom calls, where we will share coffee and discuss all things photography, but we will also have a private Facebook group.

Here you will share your photos from the assignments, can ask questions and get answers in real-time, and start to build up that community of photographers that will ensure success at this course and beyond!

Waiting List now open.

The course is currently closed for applications but the waitlist is open. To ensure I can help everyone effectively and provide sufficient attention to all who sign up, the spaces are limited and it will be a first-come, first-serve basis. So I do advise you to sign up for the waiting list.