Exploring Photo Careers

January 19, 2022 - February 09, 2022

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

If you have not received login information by the start date, please email online@rmsp.com.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.


If you’re interested in turning your passion into a profession, this course is for you! The world of professional photography is much bigger than most people realize; we want to help you explore and understand the different directions you can pursue. We’ll also share some business and marketing tips to help you navigate the wilds of striking out on your own.

Topics include:
  • An overview of retail, commercial, and editorial photography
  • Business planning and startup
  • Branding and marketing
  • Finding and working with clients
  • Contracts and understanding critical terms
This course is taught in four sessions:
  • Intro & Overview
  • Retail Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography

No prerequisites; you don’t even have to own a camera!


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"So much great information. This was invaluable since it was coming from those in the field. Priceless."

"The instructors were great, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable to ask/reach out with questions."

"Learning about all the different business paths of photography opened my mind to the possibilities."

"I have a degree in photography and I was NEVER taught this in school."

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Wednesday, January 19: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, January 26: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, February 2: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time - Zoom session
  • Wednesday, February 9: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time - Zoom session
Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Online Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Online Courses, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

Tuition
$120
This course is past its starting date.

Instructors

INSTRUCTOR
Jessica Carter

Jessica Carter is all about balance: passion with practicality, simplicity with thoroughness, creativity with strategy. She even balanced a degree in business administration with one in public administration. Jessica has worked with small nonprofits, universities, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Through most of her career, she’s developed and managed programs for college students, adult learners, retirees, and alumni. (Speaking of alumni, she’s also a graduate of RMSP’s Summer Intensive.) Jessica is currently the Program Director at RMSP where she manages the Professional Intensive and Summer Intensive programs, balancing the big-picture curriculum with logistical details. She teaches business planning and management courses in Professional Intensive, and she loves bringing new ideas, helpful insights, and a boost of energy to aspiring entrepreneurs. Jessica’s love of teaching is second only to her love of nature; in addition to business courses, she also teaches wildlife, nature, and abstract photography.

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INSTRUCTOR
Quinn Hegwood

Quinn Hegwood is one of RMSP's core instructors, specializing in printing and social media. She enjoys photographing people in their natural habitat, primarily mothers and children, and she is on a constant search for light. Quinn is passionate about helping students to discover the artist within themselves.

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INSTRUCTOR
Jeff McLain

Jeff McLain is a photographer, videographer, digital technician, and location sound mixer. After his photography education, Jeff got his start as a freelance photo assistant in San Francisco working on editorial, catalog and advertising shoots. His skills in Photoshop and computing allowed him to help photographers bridge the gap between the film days and all-digital workflows, and he stood at the forefront of the advent of the career of the "Digital Technician."

He worked for many years as a digital technician for Pier 1 Imports, Pottery Barn, Logitech, and Crate & Barrel.

Jeff soon moved into shooting and has shot for Williams Sonoma, Mountain Living Magazine, Keen Shoes, Mountain Hardwear, Red Envelope, Robert Mondavi Wines, Mountain Living Magazine, and Cottage Journal Magazine... among others.

Jeff then moved laterally to video capture. Locally, he is the Director of Arrowroot Productions, LLC, a commercial videography business. His background as a multi-instrumental musician has also benefited his understanding of sound design and audio capture, which can be a technically challenging aspect of film-making. He is regularly called by filmmakers and television networks to record sound-for-video.

He has been a freelancer for over 20 years and takes a 'real-world' approach to his perspective of the photographic and video industry and the skills needed in today's market.

Jeff is a 2001 graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Montana. When not working on still or video projects, Jeff spends time with his wife, son, dog and cat in Missoula, Montana. He plays bluegrass dobro, banjo, guitar and harmonica to unwind.

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arrowrootproductions.com

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.