The camera money workshop
Hey friends, Jeremy here. I’ve wanted to teach this class for a couple of years now because I think it’s the quickest route for any photographer at any level to get money into their bank account with a camera. I recently wanted to see if I could breakdown the day rate of what I was making as a commercial photographer and see if I could make the same day rate offering portraits to the public. My plan worked better than I ever could have imagined. I created a workflow that anyone can copy and succeed with. Typically when I teach, I get a little nervous because I worry that people won’t think they got their money’s worth. Not this time. This will be the most helpful content I’ve ever offered. The reason this will work for beginners, intermediate and advanced is because the only two factors that change based on your experience is the price that you charge your clients and the amount of time you offer for your sessions. So here’s a more detailed (but still partial) look at what I’ll be covering:
• How to math out the money you need to make and thus the price you need to charge
• The scheduling software I use and how I use it
• File-naming and organization
• How it implements into my squarespace website (and why Squarespace is my preferred web company)
• How it connects and syncs with my iCloud iCal calendars
• My quick editing flow in Capture One Pro (same process can be used in Lightroom)
• Shooting tethered to laptop and why it’s the best choice for this process
• Dropbox usage and synchronization
• Model release forms and whether you need them or not
• The email templates I send for quick delivery
(my clients can receive their edited images by the moment they walk out the door)
• Backing up your work and my process for archiving my work
• Please note: This workshop is NOT creative.
No lighting, color editing, photoshop or basically anything creative will be taught.
This is strictly a workflow class to get you money as efficiently as possible.
This also isn’t a branding, marketing or social media workshop.
The calendar below isn’t very intuitive but if you click on the bolded date below, the rest is pretty self-explanatory on how to pay and book your workshop slot.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
9am - Noon: Teaching
Noon-1pm: Lunch Break
I’m not exactly sure when we’ll wrap but it will be between 3 and 4pm. Give me grace if we wrap early or go a little late.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER IS THIS FOR?
This is for ANY kind of portrait photographer or any photographer looking to book portrait sessions. That covers musician shoots, senior portraits, babies, families, friends, boudoir, dude-oir, corporate headshots, headshots of any kind, bridal shoots, etc. etc.
The workflow also applies to beginners, intermediate and advanced. The only differentiating factor is the price you want to charge at your level and the amount of time you offer in your sessions (I’ll explain more in person). This process will help the high schooler with their first camera all the way up to the pro who has shot for decades.
WILL THIS WORKSHOP BE ONLINE LATER?
Yes, at some point. But it won’t be as thorough or detailed because of time constraints. I’ll be able to cover a lot more material in person.
WHERE DOES THE WORKSHOP TAKE PLACE?
The workshop will take place in my studio in Franklin, Tennessee.
You’ll get specific directions once you book your session.
WHAT DO I BRING?
I recommend bringing whatever you like taking notes on: pen and paper, iPad, laptop, whatever works best for you.
You do NOT need to bring a camera. We will not be shooting whatsoever.
WHAT DO WE DO FOR LUNCH?
I’m going to give everyone an hour break for lunch. We have the following places to eat inside the same building my workshop is being held. So everything below is just a few steps away.
Franklin Juice Company
Funk Seoul Brother
Music City Seafood
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Five Daughters Bakery