The Business of Photography

ART 802.21

For those seeking to have their work published, this short course draws from decades of experience in the profession to advise on the myriad of business decisions that await you as an independent photographer.

In Person
Starting at $330.00
As few as 2 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Topics include client development, copyright, licensing models, rate structure, negotiation tactics, distribution platforms, legal and tax issues, and more
  • Explore many real life scenarios with practical and timely examples
  • Gain the best possible understanding of the business side of photography

About this course:

Geared toward photographers with an interest in producing images for various media outlets, as well as for those with an interest in working with nonprofit and corporate clients, this workshop provides practical advice and information on the business of photography. Topics discussed include: the rapidly evolving marketplace for editorial; nonprofit and corporate photography; client development and agency representation; website and platform options; understanding copyright; general business practices, such as the use of home offices, taxes, assistants and insurance; creating a strong, professional social media presence; rate and term negotiations; and licensing standards. Presented as a classroom discussion using real-life experience and scenarios. Students leave the workshop with a sound understanding of the significant business matters they will face on a daily basis as a professional photographer.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Todd Bigelow
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 12, 2024
Sat Jul 13, 2024
9:00AM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Sat Jul 20, 2024
9:00AM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203

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