The Business of Photography


The Business of Photography


Class Description

“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.


a Creativelive Student

Passion, personal, inspiring! Nigel, thanks for amazing class and a lot of great advices.

Angela Brown

Mr. Barker is his best when interacting with models and sharing his inspirational tips for extracting emotion from his subjects. When he is 'raw.' I'm now a fan!

Stefan Legacy

Nigel is an excellent teacher! Gets straight to the point, very thorough with his teaching and his explanations. On the business side he talks about his own successes and failures and gives you examples of how to create marketing opportunities for yourself. On the photoshoot side he explains all his setups, why he executes things a certain way, his interactions with his subjects and the photographs he's trying to create. Probably one of the best CL courses I've watched!