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High School Senior Photography

with Sal Cincotta

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  •   02 Getting Started in Senior Photography


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About The Class

build and grow your high school senior photography business.

Join Sal Cincotta for his "take no prisoner" approach to the business of high school senior photography. In this photography business course, Sal digs into marketing plans, business plans, pricing, and packaging. Sal also shows how to create an ambassador program so that your kids are talking about you and advocating your business in their schools.

This business course also includes a series of live in-studio and on-location photo fashion shoots, showing you how to capture the most of-the-moment trends, poses, and backgrounds. Sal also covers why high school senior photography is at the core of every successful photography business. Seniors become brides and brides become long-term family clients.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Senior Photography

  2. 02

    Getting Started in Senior Photography

  3. 03

    Dealing with Competition

  4. 04

    The Ambassador Program

  5. 05


  6. 06

    Marketing to Seniors

  7. 07

    Shooting Seniors

  8. 08

    Selling Workflow

  9. 09

    12 Month Plan

  10. 10

    Your Business Plan

  11. 11

    SWOT Analysis

  12. 12

    Packaging and Pricing

  13. 13

    Preparing for a Photoshoot

  14. 14

    Selecting Outfits

  15. 15

    Picking Outfits with the Senior

  16. 16

    Lighting Setup

  17. 17

    Shoot: Red Backdrop

  18. 18

    Shoot: Red Backdrop Q&A

  19. 19

    Shoot: Clam Shell and Ring Light

  20. 20

    Morning Session Q&A

  21. 21

    Shoot: Garage Door, Shade

  22. 22

    Shoot: Alley

  23. 23

    Shoot: Rooftop, Flash in the Direct Sun

  24. 24


  25. 25

    Sal's Photoshop Edits

  26. 26

    Lightroom Workflow and Q&A

  27. 27

    After the Shoot

  28. 28

    Selling Your Work

  29. 29

    Live Sales Session

  30. 30

    Sales Session Q&A

  31. 31

    Pricing Your Work

  32. 32

    Pricing Your Work Q&A


Meet Your Expert

Sal Cincotta

Sal is an award winning photographer, author, and wppi platform speaker.Sal is one of the most sought after business consultants in our industry, helping studios and photographers take their businesses to the next level.In 2007, gross sales were less than ... read more

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97% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2012

    I have been shooting seniors now for 6 years. I have to say this is the best course I have ever had online! My head is still spinning trying to process it all. (luckily I gave in and bought the course :) I was going to be printing my marketing magazine for my seniors this week. After the first day of this series, I completely changed my pricing structure and felt so much better about how it would work for me! That is what is amazing about this series. It has incredible amounts of information that the newest photographer to the seasoned photographer can take and use in the business. I watched all three, took notes like crazy; watched again and still could not get all the info I wanted on paper. So I did the logical thing. I bought it! I was so impressed with the down-to-earth style of teaching that Sal and Taylor use and how open they were to sharing so many helpful aspects of how they do business. I really wanted to buy another backdrop, but I truly believe my $99 for this series will reap way more benefit for my business. Thanks so much Sal and Taylor! Now... to go redo that marketing info. :)

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2012

    This course is amazing. Sal offers a truly comprehensive path toward success in a step-by-step way that leaves nothing out. You can tell he's very secure in his success and his skills and, therefore, can truly share his knowledge. This workshop is great for amateurs and experienced alike. And, unlike many other presenters, Sal doesn't spend exorbitant amounts of time bemoaning the existence of "shoot and burners" ... instead, he inspired even them to raise their game - benefiting the industry overall. Nice. You must buy this workshop.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2012

    Sal is an amazing businessman. Not only is he straight forward and honest in his approach, but he cares about the direction that the photography industry is headed in and he really wants photographers to succeed. Every time I see him speak, he completely reignites that passion I have for the business side of photography and gets me excited to put the information he shares to use. Great tips on marketing, shooting, interacting with clients, editing and selling!

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