How to Be a Commercial Photographer

with Aaron Nace, Gary Martin, Rob Grimm

How to Be a Commercial Photographer

Ready to break into the commercial photography business, but unsure of where to start? Rob Grimm and Gary Martin will help you navigate the ins and outs of the industry by delivering expert advice on an entire gamut of subjects –– from marketing, to shooting, to branding, and location scouting.

Rob and Gary’s 3-day workshop will be your personal guide to every single aspect of commercial photography. You'll learn how to set a budget, advertise your brand, and build your portfolio and client base. These two seasoned pros will also share invaluable technical tips on shooting and retouching.

This course is a one-stop shop for all the tools and skills needed to build a commercial photography portfolio and find your niche in the industry!

Instructor

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Aaron Nace

For over five years, Aaron Nace has been teaching photography and photo manipulation to millions of users across the world at every skill level. Initially a hobbyist while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina… more...
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Gary Martin

Gary grew up in Missouri spending weekdays in St. Louis and the weekends on a cattle ranch in southern Missouri riding horses and canoeing. One of the best day's of his life included jumping out of a plane, rafting off… more...
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Rob Grimm

I am a dynamic individual; a photographer, a father, a furniture designer, a husband, a yoga nut, a devoted friend, a soccer coach, a little brother and lover of a warm brownie straight from the oven. I’m a momma’s boy… more...
  • bonus material with purchase

      Example_Production_Book-RGG_Photo.pdf
      Photo_Assistant_Guide-RGG_PHOTO.pdf
  • bonus material with enrollment

      Digital Swag Bag.pdf
      Day 1 Presentation Slides.pdf
      Day 2 Presentation Slides.pdf
  • Day 1 (15 Videos)

    • Bonus Video with Enrollment: "Photo Shoot for Duratran Backplate
      09:13
      Bonus Video with Enrollment: "Photo Shoot for Duratran Backplate
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    • Day 1 Pre-Show
      08:48
      Day 1 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Introduction and Overview
      26:49
      9:00 am - Introduction and Overview
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    • 9:30 am - Roles in Commercial Photography
      33:43
      9:30 am - Roles in Commercial Photography
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    • 10:00 am - Breaking into Commercial Photography
      23:49
      10:00 am - Breaking into Commercial Photography
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    • 10:45 am - Establishing Your Brand
      16:42
      10:45 am - Establishing Your Brand
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    • 11:00 am - The Commercial Industry
      09:17
      11:00 am - The Commercial Industry
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    • 11:15 am - Anatomy of a Photo Shoot
      30:10
      11:15 am - Anatomy of a Photo Shoot
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    • 12:00 pm - Photo Rep Interview - Lesley Zahara
      24:25
      12:00 pm - Photo Rep Interview - Lesley Zahara
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    • 1:15 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Part 1
      29:17
      1:15 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Part 1
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    • 1:45 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Part 2
      36:58
      1:45 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Part 2
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    • 2:45 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Details
      23:54
      2:45 pm - Shoot: Hibiki Whisky Details
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    • 3:15 pm - Shoot: Glass and Fake Ice Part 1
      31:28
      3:15 pm - Shoot: Glass and Fake Ice Part 1
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    • 3:45 pm - Shoot: Glass and Fake Ice Part 2
      21:23
      3:45 pm - Shoot: Glass and Fake Ice Part 2
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    • Day 1 Wrap-Up
      08:16
      Day 1 Wrap-Up
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  • Day 2 (13 Videos)

    • Day 2 Pre-Show
      04:26
      Day 2 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Building your Portfolio
      27:42
      9:00 am - Building your Portfolio
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    • 9:30 am - Marketing
      15:40
      9:30 am - Marketing
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    • 9:45 am - Search Engine Optimization
      35:31
      9:45 am - Search Engine Optimization
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    • 10:45 am - Equipment Overview
      37:25
      10:45 am - Equipment Overview
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    • 11:30 am - Working with a Creative Director - w/ Pat Olds
      27:28
      11:30 am - Working with a Creative Director - w/ Pat Olds
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    • 12:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Ad
      36:30
      12:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Ad
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    • 1:15 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Diffusion Trick
      27:34
      1:15 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Diffusion Trick
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    • 1:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Star Flare
      22:10
      1:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Star Flare
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    • 2:30 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Icy Effect
      21:48
      2:30 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Icy Effect
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    • 3:15 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Reflecter Cards
      27:08
      3:15 pm - Shoot: Beer Bottle Reflecter Cards
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    • 3:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Glasses
      38:03
      3:45 pm - Shoot: Beer Glasses
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    • Day 2 Wrap-Up
      04:42
      Day 2 Wrap-Up
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  • Day 3 (13 Videos)

    • Day 3 Pre-Show
      09:58
      Day 3 Pre-Show
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    • 9:00 am - Retouching Meeting With Aaron Nace
      19:29
      9:00 am - Retouching Meeting With Aaron Nace
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    • 9:30 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Neck
      31:44
      9:30 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Neck
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    • 10:00 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Label & Sides
      30:30
      10:00 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Label & Sides
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    • 10:45 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Glass & Bottle
      32:30
      10:45 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Glass & Bottle
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    • 11:30 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Label and Adding Back Plate
      45:01
      11:30 am - Retouching Hibiki Bottle: Label and Adding Back Plate
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    • 1:00 am - Retouching Beer Ad: Meeting and Set Up
      34:43
      1:00 am - Retouching Beer Ad: Meeting and Set Up
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    • 1:30 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Adding Glasses
      17:41
      1:30 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Adding Glasses
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    • 2:00 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Beer Body
      26:48
      2:00 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Beer Body
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    • Thanks + Credits
      05:24
      Thanks + Credits
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    • 2:45 pm -  Retouching Beer Ad: Beer Glasses Finishing
      38:50
      2:45 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Beer Glasses Finishing
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    • 3:30 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Flares
      26:23
      3:30 pm - Retouching Beer Ad: Flares
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    • Day 3 Wrap-Up
      05:46
      Day 3 Wrap-Up
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