The Business of Photography
with Nigel Barker
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01 Class Introduction12:46
22 Image Critique1:01:29
Class duration: 4h 42mSee all 22 lessons
About The Class
Establish Your Brand For Success
“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.
The Early Years24:31
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Risk & Reward08:11
Developing Your Style12:57
Creating Your Brand11:03
Location Lighting Set Ups: Image Review05:38
Tunnel of Light12:24
Creating a Series: Setting Intention07:19
Physical Contact with Your Model15:16
Raw Series - Image Review08:57
Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer who opened his New York studio in 1996. He served 18 seasons as photographer and judge on the hit TV show, America’s Next Top Model, which airs in over 150 countries, and hosted Oxygen Network’s modeling competition series, The Face, starring alongside Naomi Campbell. Barker’s latest hit show Top Photographer premiered to rave reviews and a second season is in the works. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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This is one of my favorite Creative Live classes so far. The storytelling and human interaction parts were my favorites! The ability for Nigel to get such amazing expressions in such a brief time shooting was amazing. Everything he demonstrated seemed almost effortless, and all without a shred of ego. Great class!
Nigel is a wonderfully engaging instructor. I like that he walks his students through his photoshoots. The set ups. How to interact with the models. Even though there are a couple of genres I'm most active in, I appreciate that Nigel says that you can have different photographic interests, so long as you brand yourself properly. I like taking photos of lots of things, although my outdoor photos generate the most interest. I highly recommend all of Nigel's classes.
Passion, personal, inspiring! Nigel, thanks for amazing class and a lot of great advices.
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