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Going Pro with Portrait Photography: How to Turn Your Photography Hobby into a Job

Sean Dalton, Lifestyle Photographer

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14 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Class Introduction

    • Establishing a Portfolio

    • Class Project

    • Entire Portrait Process

    • Attributes of a good portrait photographer

    • Finding your First Client

    • Gear

    • Pricing

    • Before the Shoot

    • Shooting

    • Sending Proofs to Clients

    • Editing

    • After the Shoot

    • Closing Thoughts

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About This Class

Always dreamed of turning your photography hobby into a job? It's easier than you think. Travel to Thailand with iconic Instagrammer Sean Dalton as he takes you through everything you need to know in order to start making money as a professional photographer.

Within 6 months of shooting his first portrait for $60, Sean was making a over $4000 per month in portrait sales. In this 90 minute straightforward and practical course, Sean shares all of his secrets of success, speaking about topics such as:

  • Finding your first paid client
  • Planning your shoot 
  • Identifying shooting locations
  • Best gear for portrait photography
  • How to shoot and edit a professional portrait
  • and so much more.

Whether you're an aspiring freelance photographer or simply a hobbyist that enjoys shooting portraits, this class tackles everything you need to know about becoming a professional photographer. Learn directly from pro photographer Sean Dalton, and gain direct behind the scenes access to a professional photo shoot. 


COURSE RESOURCES (Mentioned in course)

Subscribe to Sean on YouTube

Check out Sean's Instagram

Visit Sean's website.

Check out Sean's other Skillshare Classes

Questions about the project or not sure where to start? Contact Sean directly at [email protected] or on Instagram at @seandalt.

72 of 72 students recommendSee All

Thank you so much, Sean, for such a thorough, interesting and inspiring course! Looking forward to see new courses from you! Good luck with everything! :)
Katrin SiSka

Writer, youtuber & photographer

This is an excellent course that sticks to the topic. Even if each chapter is quite brief, the key components are there. If you would like to see my progress, check out one of my Instagram accounts: Business: Personal:
Great class! Highly recommend!





Sean Dalton

Lifestyle Photographer

Thailand based Sean Dalton is a professional lifestyle, fashion, and portrait photographer who strives to capture the true essence of a scene through his camera. Originally from San Francisco California, Sean has used his photography skills to tell the story of hundreds of people and places across the world.

Sean has established himself as a popular Instagrammer in recent years, and also manages a popular photography blog that appeals to those interested in travel, lifestyle, and fashi...

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