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Learn how to earn more money shooting for small businesses and brands

Do you love photography, and want to shoot for small brands?

Do you feel confused about what to charge?

Do you want to start pitching to businesses in your community but you don't know how to get started?

If so, you’re not alone.

Commercial photography, even for small businesses, can be confusing and overwhelming. 

Most photographers who are just getting started in commercial photography don’t know how to price their services, create a solid commercial workflow, or communicate with small brands.

We got you

The Commercial Photography for Small Businesses and Brands Course

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build and run a successful commercial photography business shooting for small businesses and brands. (Except for the creating photos part. That part’s on you.)

What you’ll learn

$200k commercial photo shoot bid article

Learn how to

Price your services

  • price for profit
  • estimate simple shoots
  • bid complex shoots
  • maximize revenue
  • simplify pricing
  • get help from pros
commercial photography marketing

Learn how to

Market your business

  • identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • approach clients in your community
  • what you need on your website
  • get your first commercial client
  • develop a marketing plan
  • get referrals
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Learn how to

Communicate with clients

  • learn scripts for communicating with small biz clients
  • walk clients through your (pre-laid-out) process
  • what to ask on a discovery call
  • how to negotiate (using scripts)
  • the A-Z process of working with small biz clients
  • how to graduate from small biz work to bigger companies

WHAT’S INCLUDED

10 Elements

Informative guides, real-world estimates, small biz proposal, client guide and more

Templates

Model releases for adults and minors and commercial photography contract template

Lifetime access

Download and learn as needed, on your own time and at your own pace

Reviews

‘(This course) was EXACTLY what I was looking for to help me understand pricing and the process for which I needed to hold my clients to. I feel so much more confident with my understanding of commercial photography but also I’m feeling so much better about my business.

I would really really really recommend it if you work with small businesses or entrepreneurs. I truly am glad I invested in it!’

-Jessie W. 

‘…within 2 weeks of my (small biz) commercial services launch, I’ve made 4 bookings and the enquiries keep coming.

Don’t hesitate to buy this course, especially if you are starting out in the commercial world.

It’s a confidence booster and will save you hours of time trying to sort out all of the details on your own!’

-Heather M.

Peek Inside

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Deeper dive

What you will learn

The basics of commercial photography, how to get started, learn what businesses to pitch, how to price your services, what to stay with clients, how to negotiate, how to create packages and maximize revenue, and how to graduate to shooting for bigger businesses in the Commercial Photography for Small Businesses Guide

What to put in a commercial photography proposal that converts small business clients from browsers to buyers in the Small Business Proposal + Estimate + Agreement 

How to create an estimating process from start to finish, how to share that process with and educate clients, and how to present yourself as a professional from your first response to a new inquiry in the First Time Clients Guide 

The many different fees, expenses and inclusions that go into estimates for commercial photo shoots for small brands in the three real world small biz commercial photography estimates 

All the details behind the real world estimates, including project descriptions, client expectations and needs, photo inclusions, and reasons why the photographer did or didn’t land the job, in the Estimate Descriptions & Details guide

What to put in your commercial photography legal terms, how to set expectations with clients that can be enforced legally, and where to put the terms and how to put together an estimate in the sample Commercial Photography Agreement / Terms of Use

About your instructor

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Jamie Piper is a longtime commercial photographer and owner of Jamie Piper Photography, based in San Diego California.

Deets:

  • 2003: first commercial photo shoot
  • 2008: first commercial photo shoot for global brand
  • locations: completed comissioned shoots in 18 U.S. cities
  • type: shoots lifestyle and studio for brands of all sizes
  • niche: animals with people, and kids
  • clients include: Purina, Colgate, Pedigree, Merck, J.M. Smucker Co.,  The Honest Kitchen, FoodScience

Jamie has been one of the top commercial animal photographers in the industry for over a decade and is sought by global brands for her engaging, authentic style. Most of her shoots are of pets with people. Fun? Yes. Challenging? Definitely.

 

Teaching experience

Jamie has been teaching, mentoring and consulting photographers since 2007, and loves helping photographers avoid the many stresses and hassles she has experienced during her commercial photography career.

Will you be her next student?

20+

Years shooting for commercial clients

500+

Commercial photography Course Students

$150k+

Annual photography & licensing revenue

Reviews

‘I feel intimidated by the thought of working with a big client, so I decided to buy this course instead (of the ad course). It’s perfect for my business needs for now.

(This course) is exactly what I needed and is going to help so much when it comes to approaching businesses in my town.’

-Melissa 

‘….There is so much information provided so I’m now setting the task to get through it all and start approaching businesses I know I can help, but ensure I get paid appropriately.’

-Jo L.

FAQ

Who is this course for?

The course was designed for established professional photographers of any genre who are new (or newish) to commercial photography and want to start providing photography services to small brands.

It was created with the assumption that the photographer already has an established business and is looking to add commercial photography to their services.

What kind of commercial photography is this course about?

The course is all about commercial photography for small businesses, including retail stores, entrepreneurs, product manufacturers, start-ups, restaurants, consumer services and more.

The course focuses on the business side of photography as opposed to the shooting and editing side.

If you want to do photography for businesses in your community (and beyond!), this course is for you.

What's the difference between this course and the Business of Commercial Advertising Photography Course?

The course is all about commercial photography for small businesses, including retail stores, entrepreneurs, product manufacturers, start-ups, restaurants, consumer services and more.

The Business of Commercial Advertising Photography course contains all of the content in this small biz course, and also a ton more information and resources that are relevant to shooting for mid-sized brands, ad agencies and national and global brands.

If you know you want to stick with shooting for small businesses for the duration of your commercial photography career, this small business course will be perfect for you.

If you want to be able to say “yes!” to opportunities to shoot for bigger businesses, be prepared when they reach out to you, and also learn how to target them, the Business of Commercial Advertising Photography course will be a better match for your needs.

What does the course NOT include?

The course does not include any of the following:

  • information on photography, lighting, editing or retouching how-to’s (‘how to take pictures’, ‘how to use lighting’, ‘how to edit photos’, etc)
  • information on editorial/magazine photography
  • information on selling images as stock through stock agencies (with the exception of pricing usage licenses)
  • information on working as an hourly or salaried employee photographer for a company
  • information on ‘influencer’ photography (e.g. selling space and photography on your social media accounts)

 

Is this printed books?

No, the course contains a wide variety of downloadable guides and documents that will be available for immediate download after you purchase it.

 

How do I download the files after I purchase them?

After you complete your purchase, provided you check the ‘create account’ box during checkout and don’t choose to check out as a guest, you will be automatically forwarded to a thank you page where you will see a bright blue link to your zip file download.

The thank you page also contains information on how to access your account in the future.

If you prefer to wait to download the file, you may return to your account at any time after purchase, visit the downloads tab, and click on the file name in the ‘downloads’ column. (The file is a zip file). The download link will not expire.

If you choose to check out as a guest, you can download your purchase from your order confirmation email.

You can set up an account later using the same email address you placed your order with. You just need to click the change password link on the login page and you’ll be good to go.

Can I use some of the documents in my business?

Yes.

The following documents were designed for you to use in the course of your business in a client-facing capacity:

  • model releases
  • commercial photography agreement
  • first-time clients guide (if placing on a private web page or sending to a client)
Does the course contain information specific to architectural or product photography?

Not specifically, no. However, the same business rules apply if the photos will be used commercially to advertise/market a product or service.

Whether you are taking pictures of plates of food at a local restaurant, or photographing a display at a children’s clothing store, you’ll learn what you need to successfully work with small biz clients in this course.

If you still think this course doesn’t fit the bill, please reach out and let us know what you need.

Is follow-up support and consulting included in the price of the course?

Personalized consultation isn’t included in the course.

You can get support from peers in the free Facebook group.

The guides are also loaded with links to additional (free and paid) resources for commercial photography that you should find very helpful.

What if I change my mind after I download everything? Can I get a refund?

Because the products are digital and available immediately after purchase, all sales are final and refunds won’t be granted for any reason after you have purchased and downloaded the  product.

If you don’t see the information you need in order to make a decision and you still have questions before purchasing, please reach out to us.

If I have a problem with purchasing or downloading, what do I do?

Technology is weird sometimes but never fear, we will help you out and get you taken care of!

Just drop us an email.

I never received my order email with the download link

Did you check your spam folder?

Some of our customers’ orders end up there due to the highly aggressive nature of email spam filers these days.

Check there first.

Are you using an external email address through a Gmail account?

If using an external email address through gmail you may also need to go into your gmail account settings, click on ‘accounts & import’ and click ‘check mail now’ to the right of the account you had the order sent to.

It can take an hour or more for Gmail to retrieve external emails if you don’t do that.

If you still don’t see your order email drop us a line and we’ll get you taken care of.

How to buy

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Commercial Photography for Small Businesses and Brands Course

(5 customer reviews)

$129.00

 

NEW IN 2023.

The Commercial Photography for Small Businesses and Brands Course is your source for detailed, comprehensive information on shooting for small businesses and brands.

This product is also included in full in the Business of Commercial Photography Course, which contains all the courses in the shop.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE HERE

This is a digital product that will be available for immediate download after purchase.

Description

SEE FULL COURSE DETAILS HERE.

Notice: The Image Crafters is not a law firm or an attorney, and nothing in this product constitutes legal advice. The documents in this course are for your business reference and should be reviewed by your attorney before use. By purchasing this course you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

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5 reviews for Commercial Photography for Small Businesses and Brands Course

  1. Heather M.

    I had been trying for months to piece together all of the details required to provide commercial services to prospective pet businesses in my city (pet photography is my niche) as it was evident there was clearly a need. Then Jamie’s guides came along and wow! All of the information in this guide that specifically addresses smaller businesses, from detailed pricing samples, the intricacies of licensing and usage, as well as how to build ongoing relationships with these businesses is absolutely invaluable and worth every penny. Within 2 weeks of my commercial services launch, I’ve made 4 bookings and the enquiries keep coming. Don’t hesitate to buy this guide, especially if you are starting out in the commercial world. It’s a confidence booster and will save you hours of time trying to sort out all of the details on your own!

  2. Holly C.

    I loved that Jamie takes the mysterious and confusing world of commercial photography for small businesses and dissects it bit by bit. I walked away with a much better understanding of, not only the commercial animal photography industry (my niche), but also of the worth of my work. I am able to intelligently talk with prospective clients about how I can help them with my images. Jamie’s courses are one of the best investments I’ve made in my education.

  3. Jo L.

    I have so much to learn about commercial photography as I want to start working with other local pet-related businesses but really had no idea on even where to start, so this information is very valuable to me. There is so much information provided so I’m now setting the task to get through it all and start approaching businesses I know I can help, but ensure I get paid appropriately.

  4. Jessie W.

    Most of my past photography work was in portraiture so as I continued venturing into commercial photography I felt somewhat lost…especially when it came to understanding pricing and licensing images. When I came across the opportunity to purchase the Big Commercial Photography Bundle on sale from Jamie, I jumped on it. I started with the Big Commercial Photography Guide and then onto the Small Business Guide because most of my clients are entrepreneurs or small business. EVERYTHING CLICKED (no pun intended). That guide was EXACTLY what I was looking for to help me understand pricing and the process for which I needed to hold my clients to. I feel so much more confident with my understanding of commercial photography but also I’m feeling so much better about my business. I would really really really recommend it if you work with small businesses or entrepreneurs. I truly am glad I invested in it!

  5. Melissa

    I was going to buy the biggest bundle, but I feel intimidated by the thought of working with a big client, so I decided to buy this one instead. It’s perfect for my business needs for now. It’s exactly what I needed and is going to help so much when it comes to approaching businesses in my town.

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Reviews

‘I loved that Jamie takes the mysterious and confusing world of commercial photography for small businesses and dissects it bit by bit. I walked away with a much better understanding of, not only my niche, but also of the worth of my work.

I am able to intelligently talk with prospective clients about how I can help them with my images.

Jamie’s courses are one of the best investments I’ve made in my education.’

-Holly C.

Start booking more clients and making more money TODAY

Buy the Commercial Photography for Small Businesses Course and learn how to feel confident in your pricing, lock down your workflow and client processes, build your portfolio, and create images that you and your clients both love.

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