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Getting Published and Turning Pro

How to Create Salable Images and License Your Outdoor Photography to Publications and Businesses

Photographer on location receiving one-on-one improving their composition tips© Michael DeYoung

Would you like to get paid to have your work published in national media? Are you thinking about changing careers and turning pro? Michael is here to help.

This introductory intensive program includes 7 one-hour live interactive video sessions over a 30 day period that includes Keynote presentations and valuable evaluation and constructive critique of homework and assignments. Michael will customize and tailor this series to your specific interests and goals. If you remain mindful that there is no “easy button” or “fast track” to success Michael is here to get you on the right path to becoming a successful professional outdoor photographer and/or seeing more of your work published.

There are many resources available about how to sell your outdoor photos professionally to other businesses from reputable sources in the form of books, videos and blogs. But even today, nothing replaces live, interactive learning as the BEST WAY to learn a multi faceted skill set such as turning your photography into a business. If you are serious about turning pro, even part time, live learning with mentorship and accountability will get you there the fastest.

Michael taught the Business of Outdoor Photography at Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Pro Studies Program for 7 years and a similar week-long Going Pro workshop for Arizona Highways Photoscapes for 3 years. He is now offering a private mentoring package via zoom sessions on how to get your work published and get paid for the use of your outdoor photography. (See Michael’s bio)


FEE: $575 includes 7 sessions, assignment critiques, portfolio development, and more

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Here is what you will learn:

Session 1: Getting started: Initial portfolio review, helping you define your personal style and strengths and where you best fit in the market. customizing goals for your sessions.

Session 2: Understanding the markets that published photographers’ work: editorial, corporate and advertising. What makes marketable images and how to create more of them.

Session 3: Working with photo editors, making proposals and submissions.

Session 4: Determine and learn the value of your work: pricing and negotiating for different markets

Session 5: Establishing a business presence: websites, marketing and promotion.

Session 6: Best practices, workflow and business.

Session 7: Working with photo editors, making proposals and submissions.


Complete the form below to sign up for the one-on-one, live interactive video sessions. Once we receive the form, we will contact you within 48 hours to set up the dates for each session based upon both parties availability and then will then send you a link to pay for the course.



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