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Online Photography Course
Making Money with Your Photography

Become a better photographer today!

Join 's Course: Making Money with Your PhotographyWhether you lean toward photographing weddings, stock photography, nature, portraits and people, or any other subject, you can take the mystery out of earning a full or part time income with your photographs. If you have ever dreamed of quitting your day job to become a full-time professional photographer, this online course is for you. Jim Zuckerman has been marketing his work for 30 years, and he has been successful in many diverse markets.
Key Features

  1. Presenting Your Work to the Marketplace
  2. Foolproof Way of Getting Published in Magazines
  3. Getting Accepted Into A Stock Agency
  4. Making Money in Art Fairs
  5. Self-Publishing
  6. Self-Critiques
  7. Making Money in Art Galleries
  8. Making Money in the Calendar Market

  • Are your photos marketable?
  • If so, to which markets?
  • If not, how can they be improved?

What You Get

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  Benefits:
You get direct feedback on your photos from world-acclaimed, professional photographers. You can learn photography in this way from anywhere in the world.  
 
 
  • Learn at your pace, with structure.
  • Be guided by a real pro instructor.
  • Get your photos critiqued every week.
  • Join students from around the world.
  • Go far beyond any book or DVD.
  • Make great pictures, again and again!

Instructor

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Photography Instructor: Jim  Zuckerman Jim Zuckerman
Few people are able to spend most of their time pursuing their passion in life. I'm one of them, and I feel blessed to have had a love affair with photography since I began taking pictures.

In 1970, I decided to abort my intended career as a doctor in favor of photography and have never regretted it. Photography has enriched my life more than I can tell you. My career has taken me to over 60 countries, and I've seen and photographed wondrous things.

I specialize in wildlife and nature, international travel, and digital effects. In addition, I also shoot nudes, photo- and electron microscopy, children, and other subjects that stimulate my visual or emotional sensibilities.

For 25 years, I shot a medium format camera, specifically the Mamiya RZ 67, for its superior quality. When I would lecture, Iíd project the large, glass mounted transparencies, and it was really an incredible experience to see the brilliant color saturation and resolution of these slides. However, I went digital in 2004 because the technology finally equaled or surpassed medium format. I now shoot the Canon 1Ds Mark II digital camera with a variety of lenses.

I am the author of 12 books on photography. My work is sold in 30 countries around the world, and my images have appeared on scores of magazine and book covers, calendars, posters, national ads, trade ads, brochures, and corporate promotions.

For many years I've led photography tours to exotic places. These include Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Burma, Greece, The Czech Republic and Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, and Peru.

A Couple of Photos by the Instructor


© Jim Zuckerman 

© Jim Zuckerman 

A Couple of Student Photos

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View photos by previous students. You can make pictures like this too!

Kerry  Halasz
© Kerry Halasz
Kerry  Halasz
© Kerry Halasz

Course Outline

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Lesson 1: Presenting Your Work to the Marketplace
Assignment: Select four photos based on a theme that would comprise a portion of your portfolio. Tell me what the subject of your portfolio is. For your fifth uploaded photo, design a portfolio page either in Photoshop or by hand. The page can have a single image on it or more than one.

Lesson 2: Foolproof Way of Getting Published in Magazines
Assignment: Upload five pictures that represent a single theme that a magazine might be interested in publishing. Don't show me five shots of your cat or of your kids. They have to be photos that illustrate a marketable theme to any kind of special interest or general interest magazine.

Lesson 3: Getting Accepted Into A Stock Agency
Assignment: Upload photos that you would submit to a stock agency. Keep in mind space for copy, color impact, mood, creative shooting angles, unusual subjects, and conceptual imagery.

Lesson 4: Making Money in Art Fairs
Assignment: Submit pictures that you think would sell well in art fairs. Consider coloration , graphic design, the subject matter, and broad appeal.

Lesson 5: Self-Publishing
Assignment: Design some sample products. It can be a note card, calendar page, book cover, poster, photo clock, or something else. Use the type tool in Photoshop to place type into the layout. I will comment on both the photography as well as the sample design.

Lesson 6: Self-Critiques
Assignment: Each photo you upload for this assignment should have your own brief critique written under it. If you think an image is good, say so. If you think it's great, don't be shy. If, in retrospect, the picture is boring, that's OK too. The purpose of this exercise is to have you honestly assess your own work so you can be more successful when you submit work to photo buyers.

Lesson 7: Making Money in Art Galleries
Assignment: Upload images representing a fine art collection around a single theme. I will give you feedback based on the images themselves as well as whether or not I think a gallery would be interested.

Lesson 8: Making Money in the Calendar Market
Assignment: Upload photos that you think would appeal to the calendar market. They don't have to represent a theme, although they can. I will critique any photo on any subject. Just make sure they are horizontal and they can be cropped to a square should a company want to do that.

Review: Voting on Best Work


© Jim Zuckerman 

© Jim Zuckerman 

Requirements

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  • An insatiable desire to make money as a photographer
  • Any type of equipment, although point-and-shoot cameras will limit your ability to take total control over your image.

FAQ

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Is this course intended only for beginning, intermediate, or advanced photographers?
This course is designed for photographers who are intermediate or advanced. Beginning photographers can also take the course and benefit from the marketing ideas, but they will first have to hone their photography skills before they try to sell their work.  

What kind of equipment will I need to complete the photo assignments?
Students can use any type of equipment for this course. Obviously, point and shoot cameras limit one's ability to be in total control over one's image making, but even those can satisfy the assignments.  


© Jim Zuckerman 

© Jim Zuckerman 

Do I have to be online at any specific time?
No, you do not need to be online at any specific time. The lessons are sent to your email and you are also provided the Campus Square - where you interact with your classmates and instructor. This is also where you upload your photos to be critiqued by your instructor. The instructors are very punctual and respond quickly.

Will I have access to the instructor to ask questions during the photo course?
Absolutely! Students can ask questions in the special Q&A forum set up in the course's Campus Square, or can ask the instructor via email.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We are confident that you will fully enjoy our courses. All the same, for our 8-week classes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent out. If for any reason, you are not satisfied and let us know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent, you will be promptly refunded.

For our 4-week courses, we offer a 100% money back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent out from BetterPhoto. If for any reason you are not satisfied and you let the ordering department know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent, you will be refunded within 7 days. After the second lesson has been sent out, no refunds will be given.

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Jacques Mcgregor
member since: 10/5/2010
This course was outstanding. After completing this course I feel so much more prepared to open my own photography business. Thank you for the challenging assignments and the honest yet constructive feedback Jim!

- 1/17/2012 10:16:51 AM


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BetterPhoto Member Sheila Faryna
Sheila Faryna
member since: 9/18/2007
This was my first course with Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the course material very informative and at times thought provoking. Jim provided solid basics of making money with photography and I look forward to continuing to learn as well as using some of his techniques going forward

- 3/15/2010 7:16:32 AM


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BetterPhoto Member Maria Coulson
Maria Coulson
member since: 1/10/2006
This was my fourth class with Jim. He is an outstanding teacher who cares about his students. The class was full of useful information; it was organized and well presented. The assignments made you think about all the ways we can make money with our photos, and as always Jimís critiques were succinct and to the point. Whether we make money or not, is up to us, Jim certainly gave us lots of ideas.

- 3/11/2010 2:19:38 PM


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BetterPhoto Member Joseph D. Sage
Joseph D. Sage
member since: 12/20/2007
Jim Zuckerman is an amazing photographer who, through his passion for photography, provides outstanding instruction. I have enjoyed taking a few of Jim's courses and I look forward to continue to taking them in the future. You can't go wrong with his instruction in, "Making Money with Your Photography." One thing that people have to keep in mind is that Jim will show you basics; however, no one can teach the desire and dedication that makes success. Therefore, what Jim teaches can provide an endless variation of results pending on what you put into this course. I learned a lot and I know that over time the lessons that I've learned in this course will provide me with a lot of success in the future.

- 11/30/2009 7:22:09 AM


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BetterPhoto Member Thomas Eriksson
Thomas Eriksson
member since: 3/1/2008
Itís my 4th course with Jim and I think the course is going to help me sell pictures. The course covers the basics and helps you to focus on what you shall do next. You can continue taking other courses and get a deeper understanding in one of the arias he cover in this course.
No course can do your job for you and you must practice, practice and practice. I think this courses help me to do that.
Of course I think the course can be improved with more material and a book list

- 6/11/2009 11:04:29 AM


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"I can't say enough about the quality of the instruction by Jim Zuckerman and the quality of this site, BetterPhoto... This course with Jim has accomplished what I had hoped it would and that is providing me with a clearer path to where I should be heading... It has really been a pleasure being one of Jim's students (for the second time)." -Ronald Zincone 

"Jim is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable, very helpful and devotes more than his fair share of time to our questions and concerns and photos. I was very impressed." -Michele Wassell 

"WOW! This was one great class! Of course, Jim is a fantastic teacher. His critiques were... always helpful for the student. Those critiques of my work have already improved my skills and vision, and his advice on how to start making money will be invaluable." -Chip Coscia 

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