Meet Courtney who is a Newborn Photographer from Massachusetts. She is sharing how she used the lesson plans for teaching photography in her newborn photography business to bring in additional income.
Cindy: Which curriculum did you start with and how did you use it?
Courtney: I used the regular DSLR camera photography curriculum a few years ago. And I've used that multiple times. It's awesome to have because it's done for you. It's great because I just keep the files on my computer and print out the pages. I mean, it's obviously stuff that we know, but it's just organized in a way that you can look over it before you start your class. It's something for the students to take away too, after you go over it in class.
Cindy: What location did you use for teaching photography classes?
Courtney: I taught one class outdoors and it was a hit. Once I got a studio, I taught the rest of my classes in the studio.
Cindy: How much did you charge for the photography classes?
Courtney: I charged $125, and then the recent ones that I did in studio were $175 per student.
Cindy: How many students did you have in each class?
Courtney: I limited it to six because I felt like I was able to give a little more one-on-one experience. You can definitely have more, but for me, I just felt like having two separate classes and have six in each class. I actually filled up each class every time.
Cindy: Did you do anything unique with your classes?
Courtney: I had different titles for the classes. For example, I had one called "Moms and Memories" I had bagels and stuff for them. I took some behind the scenes photos. I created a FB group for afterwards if they needed to ask questions or if they wanted to post photos.
Cindy: How long was the class?
Courtney: It was 2 hours.
Cindy: How did you find students? Did you email your current clients or did you run an ad on Facebook?
Courtney: I did both. I sent an email to my current clients. I did a little Facebook ad. I think I may have boosted it a little bit for engagement, but I had no problem filling up the class. I used the graphics that you give us, put my website, my name in there and just blasted an email.
Cindy: Tell me about your experience Teaching Smartphone Photography Online.
Courtney: I did offer the first class as a mini one. I said, okay, let me offer a mini one and I'll do that for free and then get feedback. It was awesome. I had so many emails of people who wanted the full photography class who heard about the mini class. So I'm already setting up another one.
Cindy: What platform did you use to teach the online photography class?
Courtney: I used zoom. Zoom so I could screen share. I didn't show my face at all for that, because I was mainly just sharing the slides that I was presenting to them.
Cindy: How long was the online class?
Courtney: I had content that went for about 30 to 40 minutes and then I left it open for questions. And again, I minimized it from the regular content that you provide because it was the mini course. I think offering them a little something got a lot of people engaged who want the full course. The full version is already in high demand, especially from the ones who took the mini class.
Cindy: Thank you Courtney for sharing your experience teaching photography!
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