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Are You Ready to Go Pro?
Stella Kramer
with Stella Kramer
Are you ready to go pro? Join Stella Kramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, as she shares what it takes from the perspective of the people who hire and work with photograph... READ MORE
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lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 43min
published: 2017
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Are You Ready to Go Pro?
with Stella Kramer
Are you ready to go pro? Join Stella Kramer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor, as she shares what it takes from the perspective of the people who hire and work with photographers. In this class you’ll learn the importance of your communication materials, how and where to get started, where to find opportunities, how to start connecting with prospective clients, and what steps you should be taking. You can get to where you want to be with your photography if you follow your own passion, make the commitment to yourself, and make a plan that you can act on. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Are You Ready to Go Pro? (free course preview)
Join Stella as she introduces the class and begins the discussion around what it takes to go pro.
12min, 27sec
lesson 2: Next Steps
After making a commitment to yourself and creating a plan, you are ready to take the next steps in the path to becoming a professional photographer.
7min, 28sec
lesson 3: Your Website
You need to have a professional website, as it is the first place prospective clients will go.
10min, 7sec
lesson 4: Begin Where You Are
Are you going to shoot locally or internationally? Consider starting where you are now, and see where that takes you.
6min, 58sec
lesson 5: Set Goals
Make your journey doable by breaking it out into pieces, and take it one step at a time according to your plan.
5min, 2sec
lesson 6: Gallery Shows
A gallery show is a good place to start building an audience, in addition to selling online.
11min, 7sec
lesson 7: Online Opportunities
There are a wealth of online photography resources that you need to discover and investigate.
8min, 39sec
lesson 8: Portfolio Reviews
One of the best ways to meet curators, art buyers, and photo editors is through portfolio reviews attached to photography festivals.
11min, 53sec
lesson 9: Social Media
Everyone is on social media, so you need to find an outlet that feels good to you and you can commit to using on a regular basis.
11min, 22sec
lesson 10: Promotional Materials
Beyond social media and a website, you should consider other promotional materials.
10min, 32sec
lesson 11: Finding Potential Clients
You have to let people know you are looking for clients, and be ready to approach them at all times.
6min, 53sec
lesson 12: Conclusion
Stella wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you take action on going pro.
37 sec
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meet  Stella Kramer
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photo Editor & Portfolio Consultant
Stella is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative strategist. She works with photographers to strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites reflecting their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals. Beginning her career as a photo editor, Stella worked for such major publications as The New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and Brill’s Content.
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