You want to be a Professional Photographer?
WHY SHOOT FOR ANOTHER STUDIO FOR 10.00 -15.00 PER HOUR
When you can make 300.00 - 3000.00+ per hour shooting for yourself!
Because you currently lack the skills, and hope to learn on the job?
We can help.
|Your Skill Level?|
|The problem the public faces today is "anyone with a camera can call themselves a professional photographer" which has flooded the market with low-caliber so called pro-photographers. The good news is only a tiny fraction of today's "professionals" can do decent work. And a small fraction of them - produce great work. This is bad for the marketplace because many people get burned by spending money on photography they're unhappy with... but is great for us skilled photographers, since we will find it easier to stand out from the horde of "people with camera's who take on pro level jobs".. which gains us the "best clientele". |
|Oh yeah! - though many fail, (due to lack of training) or just make a few dollars a week to supplement their income as a sideline. Skilled portrait photographers typically make anywhere from 300.00 - to - 3000.00+ PER HOUR. YES - "Per Hour". More than many Doctors, more than most attorneys... How can this be you ask? I worked for another studio, after 2 years with them a cousin asked if I could do their engagement photographs to give me the business and to save them some money. I was working for $5.00 per hour at the time. (back in the late 70's). I spent 20 minutes photographing the couple - and ended up with a print order of a bit over $400.00. It was a REAL EYE OPENER! The costs of producing the prints is miniscule... About $20 - $30.00 on a $400.00 dollar order, allowing me to clear near $400.00 for 20 minutes work. I used nothing more than a camera and natural light outdoors! I thought... if I did two of these jobs in an hour... that would be 800.00 per hour. More than I currently made in 2 weeks! Needless to day a few weeks later I started my own studio, and today have a net worth of over 2 million. (just taking pictures in the summer-fall and relaxing in the winter and spring!)|
It's not rocket science... its ART! Tell me more? A small print order of a baby session averages around $300.00. A senior portrait order is more typically $800.00. A family group which takes about 30 minutes for a skilled photographer to do, usually produces a 2000.00 - 3000.00+ order. You do the math... TWO family groups in an hour can produce around 4000.00 - 6000.00+ for an hours worth of work. How about only 2 family groups a week... how would you like to work 1 hour a week to make 4000.00+ per week! How would you like to photograph 8 seniors a day and make (at only 600.00 per order (small order) that's still 4,800.00 for a 8 hour days work. Out of that you'll clear over 4,000.00 NET for the day! ( 4,000.00 x 5 works days in a week - 20,000.00 a week, 80,000.00 a month). Yes - I've done it for decades. The only drawback is that it is seasonal. Allowing you to work only 3-4 months at year. But I love the break.
What's the secret? There are a lot of photographers out there and most don't make this kind of money. The secret is QUALITY! A picture isn't worth much, but ART can command serious money. What you make depends on YOUR SKILL AT FLATTERING YOUR CLIENTS. The better your posing, lighting and composition building... the more our clients will be willing to spend. It's pretty logical... will you pay 40.00 for a picture that is terrible of you? I wouldn't. Now will you spend 400.00 on a portrait that makes you look fantastic? I would, the people that can afford $400.00 for a portrait will, especially if it is of a loved one, child or family. There are a lot of people who want a large wall portrait above their fireplace of their family... and don't hesitate to spend $1500.00-3000.00 to acquire the wall portrait and smaller prints for their kids and other members of the family. Our costs in the printing of a 1500-3000 order is only about $275.00. After all our clients aren't buying the paper prints, but the "art" you created as an artist of fine portraiture. Quality photographers are rare and this is why we can command such great money.
How can I become SKILLED enough to make a GREAT LIVING in Portrait Photography?
|Ah - There lies the problem (until now). It was extremely difficult. Colleges don't teach "real world fine portrait photography". After all, if you could make 1000.00+ per hour shooting portraiture, would you want to teach others for only 25-35.00 per hour as a professor? Heck no, this is why there aren't any top rated photographers teaching in the College environment. 30 years ago I attended College for two semesters and found it to be a total waste of my time and money for the career I wanted. Certainly for an occupation that requires a degree it is mandatory... but for photography, it won't help you. The only way to learn the skills before now, was to land an apprenticeship position working for next to nothing in hopes of learning the skills needed several years. This is what I did back in 1976, just out of high school. I had many years of experience already under my belt as an enthusiastic hobbyist in photography. These opportunities were few and far between and today are even harder to find. Plus you could only become as skilled as the person you're working for... and most photographers as I stated above, aren't very skilled! Even if you work with a top pro, they'll want to keep secrets to themselves and won't share everything... because they don't want you to become their competition.|
So looking for a photographic job? Or a Career you can start in your home?
|Ultimately this is it. You can look in the news paper for a job working for a studio to gain experience... you might pick up some tips and tricks from a ordinary photographer. More often then not, they'll have you sign a non-compete contract to stop you from starting your own studio after they've taught you the basics. So why spend weeks, hours, months looking for an apprentice position when there is something better right now!
PortraNET.com is here - and is available to teach you this wonderful career in your SPARE TIME, and AT YOUR OWN PACE. And at a price that is far less than a year of College classes for generic photography, that will really gain you nothing more than advancement in your photo hobby skills. You've made it this far - Now click below to REGISTER FOR FREE onto PortraNET.com to learn more. Click the information headings in the top menu once you enter PortraNET.com to read more about our service and how to enroll. There are two FREE areas you can read and look through... even talk to the current and past student body.
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