Nov 08 - 09 2014
Business of Photography Workshop

Business of Photography Workshop

Presented by California Center for Digital Arts at California Center for Digital Arts

This photo workshop was named by Photoshelter as one of fifty best photo workshops worldwide in 2014. The course is currently scheduled at the California Center for the Digital Arts in Orange County, CA for Nov 8-9, 2014.

Bio/Background on Founder/Instructor Todd Bigelow:

(The workshop has also been offered at UCLA, SDSU, Univ of Arizona, American Society of Media Photographers in Portland, Brooks Institute, UNLV, Otis College of Art/Design)

Workshop Details and Goals:

The course is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in working with editorial publications, non-profits, foundations and corporations. It provides practical advice and information on the business of photography derived from my two decades of shooting assignments for TIME, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, People, James Irvine Foundation, Costco, Target and many others. I present real experiences and scenarios as the basis for discussions regarding copyright, licensing for revenue, contracts, rate and term negotiations, client development, social media integration, portfolio presentations, legal & tax issues, agency representation, image workflow and more. Basically, the topics that freelancers face on a daily basis are addressed at length and from a practical, modern standpoint. It’s my goal that students leave the workshop with a sound understanding to successfully handle the significant business matters they will face on a daily basis as a professional freelance photographer.

Student testimonials, course topics, locations and registration links are provided on the workshop page.

Admission Info



Dates & Times

2014/11/08 - 2014/11/09

Additional time info:

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with breaks provided. Please bring a notebook, pen and/or computer to take notes on the material. Workshop support and student discounts are provided by Photoshelter, ThinkTank Photo, Roberts Camera, Camera Bits and Cradoc Software. Visit for more details and alternative date/locations.

Location Info

California Center for Digital Arts

590 W Central Ave. Suite A, Brea, CA 92821