YOUR ROADMAP TO CREATING AND SELLING INSPIRED IMAGES ONLINE

Being a photographer is NOT for the faint of heart

At any time, being a creative and a business owner can be challenging: working with demanding clients, the hunt for your next contract, the financial risks, the long hours… 

But with the the new Covid-19 reality, photographers can’t rely on traditional contracts to keep their businesses afloat. Now more than ever, we have to get creative to find new sources of income.

Selling images online is a game-changer

As an artist myself, I discovered that these problems could be solved with Stock Photography. Learning to create and sell inspired images online can help you:

Earn consistent passive income

Build a solid professional portfolio

Control over your free time

Take control of your artistic vision

Choose who you work with

Unlock your photography skills

#truthbomb about Stock Photography

There is such a thing as non-crappy Stock Photography

Let me guess, you are imagining “thumbs up” and “woman laughing with salad”? Think again! Next Level Stock Photography will teach you how to create inspired Stock Photography that is:

Based on today’s trends so you can be proud of the images you produce

 Fits your own artistic strengths so you can feel confident growing your portfolio

Feels authentic and reflects your own values. I DID create that with my own business!

You can make real money from Stock Photography

Take it from me, I’ve gone from struggling artist to passive income machine. Since learning about Stock Photography and building my online portfolio I’ve:

Earned over 130 000$US from Stock Photography

 My best selling image has earned over 5000$US

 Been semi-retired for 2.5 years at 38 years old

 Traveled all over the world with my camera (Bali, South Africa, Europe…)

And so can you with

Your a to z guide to creating and selling inspired images online

Here is what you’ll learn:

How to choose and monetize the images you already have on your hard drives

Understand the Stock Photography market so you can produce images that are creative and sell online

What type of Stock photography will best fit your niche so you can produce images you actually love

Time-saving strategies to send you images to Stock agencies so you can spend more time on the fun aspects of photography

Since getting started 11 months ago, I’ve made 3785$

I had started to visit forums, Skillshare and Youtube but to be honest I haven’t found those communities to be very useful. Julie is a very honest, open person and wants to help other people but not a lot of people are like that. That kind of attitude got me super motivated and looking at Julie’s portfolio and experience, these were all motivating factors to get started.

Having Julie’s advice on what and how to shoot, my content has been selling reaaally well. In the first month I got only a few sales but it was very exciting and I was super happy! Since getting started 11 months ago, I’ve made 3785$ and I’ve  earned 700$ in the last month alone. Since I got started my sales just increased and increased every month and my numbers are still going up!

Jonathan Erasmus

South Africa

won’t be available at this price again!

100$ discount

479$ 379$

Who is this course for?

This course will be most valuable to you if:

You already are a photographer

You may have formal training or you’re a self-taught and passionate photographer. Either way, you probably already have hard drives full of images ready to make you money! To best enjoy this course, you should already have some experience as a photographer: this course isn’t intended to teach you how to use your camera or the basics of exposure, but we will cover some color-correcting and retouching skill specific to Stock Photography. 

Your business fluctuates through the year

If you have busy months followed by quiet ones, this course is ideal for you. You’ll learn how to use Stock Photography as a complement to your existing business so you can focus on your clients when needed and then create your own projects that will bring income all year long when you have free time. 

You are looking for better, higher paying clients

By following this course, you will build a strong professional photography portfolio. Create a collection of images that will get you the clients you want to work with. Take it from me: When I send potential clients to my photography website I don’t get bargained down anymore!

You feel yourself getting tired of the self-employed life

If you’ve chosen to be a freelance photographer, then you’ve chosen the life of an artist and that can be a struggle. But there is a way to make things easier for yourself. Before hitting burn out or considering going back to your 9 to 5, please give this course a try!! It will bring back the stability of income you’ve been missing.

What you’ll get in Next Level Stock Photography:

10 Modules taking you from the basics to advanced notions in no time

Actionable video content showing you step by step how to license your photography

Workbook for every chapter so you can track and plan for success

Lifetime access to the course and all future upgrades

The Curriculum:

— Content available on May 18th —

Module 1

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS

This is not your Uncle Bob’s Stock Photography
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An Intro to non-cheesy Stock Photography

Your key to understanding and producing inspired images without cheesy smiles and thumbs up.

Where can you see stock and how to recognize it

I’ll take you behind the sceens so you can see where Stock photography really is used… you might be surprised: there is some major companies using Stock Photography.

Known photographers that sell images online

Stock Photography has many known contributors, you might be surprised by this list!

Types of content on Stock Agencies

Exclusivity? RF or RM? commercial or editorial? Not all Stock agencies are created equal. We will decide what are the best agencies for your type of photography and skill level.

Releases, who? what? how?

Obtaining legal documents for your images doesn’t have to be intimidating. Armed with email templates, documents and recommended apps, it CAN be easy!

Photography gear for any budget

Some gear matter, some doesn’t. Learn how to get started on a budget and what is worth investing on.

Module 2

THE BIG HARD DRIVE CLEANUP

Photographers are sitting on money!

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The process of reviewing your own images

As a photographer, you already have tons of images sitting on your hard drives or Dropbox. We’ll be going through them so you can send them to agencies and get started ASAP.

Filtering by gear quality

Stock agencies only accept high quality images so we’ll go through the technical requirement together.

INTERACTIVE QUIZ: Does this image have value?

This interactive quiz will let you evaluate your images and decide if they might be a valuable asset to your Stock Photography portfolio.

Editing your images for Stock agencies

Stock Photography agencies have surprisingly high standards. Learning the technical requirements will guarantee your success and make you a better photographer.

Module 3

3 AGENCIES IN 3 HOURS

 An “all done for you” guide to Stock Agencies

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Gathering all the required information

this checklist will get you started on the right foot so you can collect all the documents and images for your application process.

Behind the scene of the 3 biggest Stock agencies

Follow along as I take you through the process of applying as a Stock agency contributor.  

Setting up payments

Receiving passive income is great! This guide will get you set up so you can receive your royalties.

Next steps

Tax forms, setting your portfolio for success and navigating the contributor dashboard. Follow along as I take you through the legal requirements and benefits of becoming a contributor.

Bonus Module

SHOOTING AT HOME WITHOUT MODELS

Shooting Stock images in the Covid-19 crisis 

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Shooting the real people around you

Just because we can’t get together during quarantine, doesn’t mean we can’t shoot images. Learn the best practices to shooting with the people you know.

Shooting yourself remotly

Are you living by yourself? No problem! Learn how to create lifestyle photography using yourself as a model

Shooting still images with flair

Still are hot sellers if you know what and how to shoot them. Using only items you have at home or that are easy to find, we will create a trendy shoot for stock agencies

Timeless themes & Covid-19 concepts

Have you seen the news and media? It’s all about our new reality! Learn how to create timely content that will sell fast based on timeless or trendy topics

Module 4

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN YOUR NICHE AND STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Start with your strengths to grow your portfolio

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Working from your niche and your strenghts

Getting started with then end in mind will garantee your success, no matter what your niche is. This is a good one! 

Identifying where you want to go

With the freedom to shoot what you choose, you’ll learn to focus on your creative vision.

Trends in lifestyle and portrait photography

It’s true, people sell. If you already feel comfortable shooting with people, lifestyle photography might be a great choice.

Trends in stills and food photography

Learn to give objects a soul! With an eye for details, stills photographers can easily elevate their portfolio and find profitable niches.

Trends in travel and landscape photography

Got the travel bug? Great! with these tools, you’ll be equipped to shoot your next adventure like a pro. 

Trends in Art and concept photography

Let your imagination go wild. With increasing needs for creative content, we will use keywording as our tool to monetize your inspired images. 

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Module 5

THINKING LIKE A CLIENT

Marketing and media for photographers

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Moving from client work to commercial work

As a photographer, you know how to work with direct clients but how can you anticipate the demand of the Stock Photography market? by anticipating the needs of its clients!

Understanding marketing

Businesses need visual content to communicate with their clients. Stock images play a key role and content that has great mood, aesthetic appeal and message is always in demand.

Understanding the information machine

More than ever, we are surrounded by 24-7 information and Stock Photography is used in nearly all of it. Learning how to answer to the needs of the media will help you create content that sells continuously.

Values, human needs and symbols

To be able to create high-end and inspired images, you’ll learn how marketing uses Stock images.  You’ll learn how psychology is used my by businesses and media to promote their product and services.

Finding and shooting for trends

With a deeper understanding of the needs in the industry, learn where to find marketing and visual trends so you can start producing inspired content that sells.

Module 6

PLANNING YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

Prep work guarantees a successful photoshoot 

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Building a foundation

To get started you only need 3 things: a subject, a concept and a location.

The ideal first photoshoot

Do you know someone with a hobby? Yes, it CAN be that simple! 

Shooting for your business portfolio

As an artist, you will thrive if you use inspiration as a starting point. This section will help you build your dream creative portfolio.

Finding in profitable themes

The best photoshoots will combine creativity and earning potential so we will sprinkle some profit on that creativity.

Creating variety in your photoshoot

Part of a good Stock Portfolio is volume. Shooting a wide variety of images doesn’t have to be hard when you can layer these strategies on your next shoot.

Logistics and communications

Planning your location, models and props will let you breath easy when it’s time to step behind the camera. 

Planning more complex photoshoots

As you become more experienced, you will want to take on bigger challenges. I’ll share with you my best tips on contacting business locations, shooting with multiple models, and planning multiple concepts in a day.

Module 7

THE INS AND OUTS OF A PHOTOSHOOT 

Photoshoots without the overwhelm

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Some mindset tips for your photoshoot day

With a lot of plates spinning at the same time, your photoshoot will run smoothly if you have the right attitude.

Getting your gear ready

How to get your equipment ready for your big day to avoid mishaps and failiures.

Working with or without an assitant

On small shoots, you might be very comfortable by yourself but as the complexity grows, working with an assistant might be your best practice.

When and how to fill model releases

Model and property releases are crucial on a shoot so filling them early is crucial.

Communicating with models and your team

To get the most out of a lifestyle shoot, the mood is key. You’ll learn how to engage models and get authentic emotions from any situation.

Getting the best images

As a photographer, capturing interesting perspective is your goal. Learn how to transform a ordinary scene into a stunning image.

Wrapping up

Surely you are tired after a photoshoot but you’ll want o remember these best practices at the end of the day.

Module 8

POST PRODUCTION LIKE A PRO 

The finishing touch to perfect images

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Backing-up and organizing your files

Loosing files is a photographer’s nightmare. I’ll share with you my organizing system and best practices and chosen software for backing-up my files

Selecting the right images

You’ve work hard to produce your images so let’s select the optimal amount so you get many files accepted but don’t waste time on overly repetitive files.

Advanced color-correcting with CaptureOne

In the Big Hard Drive Cleanup, we covered basic color correcting in Lightroom. For this advanced lesson, I will take you behind the scenes into CaptureOne.

Advanced retouching techniques for Stock Photography

There’s a lot of magic going on behind Stock images. I’ll show you advanced techniques to change faces, replace out of focus areas for sharper ones and share my retouching action.

Module 9

SUBMITTING IMAGES TO STOCK AGENCIES

Building your Stock library for success

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Uploading strategies for consistency and acceptance

Sending all your images at once might mean that a lot will get rejected but a gradual uploading strategy will solve this problem and boost your contributor rating.

Using the right software to do it once

Time is precious so using the right software will allow you to prepare your images for multiple agencies at once.

Keywording, titles and descriptions

Without a strategy, keywording can be tedious. With a good cup of coffee and your favorite music going, we will get it done efficiently and painlessly with the Next Level Stock Photography formula.

Submitting images with releases

Adding releases to your images should be an extra step, not 15. 

Understanding common rejection reasons

Got a image rejected? We all get these. Some rejections are obvious but some others will leave you puzzled. Here’s what to expect and how to stay zen while facing rejections.

Module 10

GROWING AS AN ARTIST AND AS A STOCK CONTRIBUTOR

More creativity, ease and passive income

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Featuring your best images in a creative portfolio

Having a killer website will help you book better models and locations. More than that, having a curated portfolio will wow your next clients and kill endless price negotiations as they will see the value of your work in an instant.

Analyzing results on Stock Agencies

With some sales under your belt, you might want to see what works and what doesn’t. There is a variety of tools (free and paid) that will help you do that.

Budgeting and knowing where to invest in your business

With passive income coming in, where do you invest first? here are my top recommendations.

Hiring a team and outsourcing tasks

Sometime not hiring help will cost you money. Learning where to invest first will clear your head and let you get back to what you want to do: shoot!

Next profitable niches

Hungry for more? There is plenty of other niches to explore as a Stock contributor.

14 days money-back guarantee

I truly believe that the Next Level Photography course is unlike no other. If you follow the methodology and don’t feel like Stock Photography can improve your business, simply provide proof of doing the assignments and get a full refund.

won’t be available at this price again!

100$ discount

479$ 379$

Got more Q's? I've got some A's!

But isn't Stock Photography all about "thumbs up" and cheesy smiles?

Said who? I won't be teaching you about your grandfather's Stock Photography here! Some Stock is cheesy, that's true but high-quality commercial images will always be in demand. The key is finding the right trends to get inspired and producing your own inspired images.

I'm not a professional photographer, is this course for me?

Yes and no. It doesn't matter if you are self-taught or have formal training; if you are a hobbyist photographer or a professional, this course can work for you. BUT! this course will not focus on learning how to use your camera or the basics of exposure. Together, we will cover topics that are specific to selling your images online instead of basic photography theory.

I'm not comfortable shooting with people, will this course work for me?

YES!

Now I won't lie, photos with people (aka lifestyle photography) sells really well BUT if it's not your jam I'll teach you how to shoot creative and profitable images without them.

One sidenote: you WILL have to challenge yourself as a photographr to create high quality images that buyers will want to buy. I'll teach you how but this also means that if you were hoping to make money just snapping around without putting in the work, this course probably won't work for you... #friendlytruthbomb

Why do I need a course? Can't I just figure it on my own?

There is some information out there but the reality is that most Stock Photographers are quite protective of their knowledge. For them, teaching their secrets means loosing some share of the market so the information available is pretty generic. When I got started, it took me over a year to get the knowledge I needed and a lot of it came from my own experience.

I am first and foremost an artist and a teacher. Earning passive income as an artist has changed my life and seeing other creatives struggle makes me really sad. That's why I created this course  🙂

Aren't royalties really small? Can it be worth it to pay for a course if it won't pay much?

Good question! there is 2 key elements to this answer: Firstly, royalties usually are small but somethimes they can be 10, 50 or 100$. Not too shabby, right?!

Secondly, what makes royalties so powerful is the volume. My best selling image has earned just under 5000$US and was downloaded 6600 times.  The average royaly is 0.75$ per download but think about it: when is the last time a client has paid you 5000$ for a single image?

And who is the teacher exactly?

I'm glad you asked! You can read my full bio on the ABOUT PAGE

I'm already so busy with my photography business, is this course worth my time?

If you are working too much you REALLY need this course! Think of it as an investment of your time.

Learning to create your own photoshoots will put you back in the driver's seat of your business. You'll build the portfolio YOU want, you'll earn consistent income and you'll finally be able to say NO to overly demanding or underpaying clients.

More than that, each chapter is structured into short, well organised video lessons. This way, you can go through as little or as much of the content as you choose, when you do get some free time.

When does the course start and end?

It starts now and ends never. As soon as you register, you'll get the full course available online. You will get lifetime access and all upgrades made to the course in the future.

How often is this course updated?

Things change in every industry and Stock Photography is no exception. This course will be updated every quarter to reflect the changes that happen in the market.

Is there any warranty to the course? What if it doesn't work for me?

I practice what I preach so I am 100% confident that you can start your Stock portfoilo in 30 days and start making a life changing side income from Stock Photography.

By choosing this course, you are also choosing to show up and do the work. If you follow the course and upload your images online but don't feel like Stock Photography is for you, I'll gladly give you your money back within 30 days.

Your roadmap to creating and selling inspired images online

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