City Lit Pro: business skills for photography

Course Dates: 08/12/20 - 15/12/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this course you will learn key business skills, from finance to marketing, to help you establish your own successful photographic practice.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

For most emerging photographers the reality of earning a living means learning vital business skills. This course covers key topics to help you establish your professional photographic practice, including finance and copyright, marketing including having your own web portfolio.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Cashflow, tax & finance
- Copyright, contracts & legal
- Marketing inc web portfolios.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Describe the fundamentals of image copyright
- Identify basic marketing strategy and how branding relates to marketing
- Understand the importance of cashflow
- Understand your legal obligation to UK taxation as a self employed person.
- Know how to begin successfully marketing your business.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels but those new to the business of photography.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught via lectures and visual aids. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in the Photography department.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You do not need to bring anything other than a notepad and pen (or laptop).
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The City lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses.
You can download a PDF of all the Photography courses on offer, view a calendar and see a virtual tour at: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Photography, search on the web site or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VY402

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 08 Dec - 15 Dec '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £159.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.