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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 event photographers need to stand out and market themselves to attract their first 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. This course covers 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.

This course gives you the opportunity to try out event photography and see if it’s right for you. Upon completion, you’ll have all the tools you need to become a successful event photographer and create lasting memories for your clients, so get snapping!

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Prepping For The Event - Pt. 1

    • 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 - Pt. 2

    • 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!

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    Have you always loved photography? Are you always the one behind the lens at events, snapping photos of your loved ones? No matter your level of experience or skill, we can take that love of photography and teach you how to turn that into a satisfying and exciting career!

    Career path

    After this course, you could:

    • Start your event photography business
    • Explore a career in photography to see if it's the right fit for you
    • Take your photography business to the next level
    • Improve your photography skills

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    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 event photographers need to stand out and market themselves to attract their first 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. This course covers 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.

    This course gives you the opportunity to try out event photography and see if it’s right for you. Upon completion, you’ll have all the tools you need to become a successful event photographer and create lasting memories for your clients, so get snapping!

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Prepping For The Event - Pt. 1

      • 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 - Pt. 2

      • 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!

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      Have you always loved photography? Are you always the one behind the lens at events, snapping photos of your loved ones? No matter your level of experience or skill, we can take that love of photography and teach you how to turn that into a satisfying and exciting career!

      Career path

      After this course, you could:

      • Start your event photography business
      • Explore a career in photography to see if it's the right fit for you
      • Take your photography business to the next level
      • Improve your photography skills

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      8491 Students

      highlight

      Guarantee

      highlight

      Accredited

      highlight

      Accredited