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The Business of Photography

via CreativeLive


“Think Big, Dream Bigger” - that’s the philosophy that internationally renowned photographer Nigel Barker has lived by his whole career. Join Nigel on CreativeLive as he shares how to make your dreams become reality.

Nigel will discuss his journey as a photographer and will teach through the moments that he learned from that ultimately led to his success. From developing your style, creating a brand, owning your confidence and going after and getting jobs, Nigel will help you become a successful photographer while still being yourself. In the class you’ll learn how to:

  • Create your brand by establishing who you are
  • Present yourself to the client so that they understand your style and abilities
  • Build a library of work for marketing your business
  • Use lighting to create emotion
  • Connect with your models and break the wall of posing

Be a fly on the wall as Nigel does a live shoot and shares his knowledge about equipment, environment, and how to work with models. And he’ll end the day with a live critique and discuss the best ways to use your images to present yourself to your clients and customers. By the end of this class, you’ll have the tools to set yourself up for success.


  • Class Introduction
  • The Early Years
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Risk & Reward
  • Developing Your Style
  • Creating Your Brand
  • Confidence
  • Personal Work
  • Marketing
  • Location Lighting Set Ups: Image Review
  • Side Lighting
  • Hollywood Lighting
  • Dancer Lighting
  • Editorial Lighting
  • Tunnel of Light
  • Back Light
  • Image Review
  • Creating a Series: Setting Intention
  • Connection
  • Provoking Reaction
  • Physical Contact with Your Model
  • Raw Series - Image Review
  • Image Critique

Taught by

Nigel Barker

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