There is nothing more desirable for a lead shooter than to have a second shooter who doesn't need to be told what to do! This course will empower second shooters to think ahead, confidently know what needs to be done and allow the main shooter to focus on what only they can do! Already a second? This course will show you how to use your second shooting experience truly as a stepping stone to the next level of being a pro.
- want to become a 2nd shooter but have no experience
- already a 2nd but not sure you're doing it right?
- looking to hire a 2nd shooter & have no idea how to train them?
- Wanting to empower your partner to work with you?
- love capturing weddings but don't want to be a lead shooter?
- a portrait photographer but wanting to get into weddings?
- wanting to make unforgettable first impressions in the wedding industry
-The 2nd Shooter Mindset
-Getting Started Basics
-Marketing and Pricing
-Gear Prep (cameras, cards, hard drives, flashes, etc)
-What do you wear?
-Taking "Prep" to the Next Level
-Arrival and Details
-First Look and Bridal Party
-Ceremony and Family Formals
-Portraits and Cocktail Hour
-Reception and Same Day Slideshow
-After the Wedding Day
What is the secret to breaking into the wedding industry?
If I want to work for myself as a wedding photographer, where do I begin?
Am I "good enough" to be a second shooter for a professional photographer?
How can I be a second shooter that actually gets remembered post-wedding?
What exactly is the role of a second shooter and how do I know what is expected of me?
After helping over 25,000 photographers around the world, we have realized that at some point at the beginning of their journey into wedding photography, they have all wondered these same things. The problem in the past has been that there are so few resources that actually show what a fantastic second shooter experience should look like. Up until now, it's been hard to learn the ropes and gain knowledge from experienced second shooters because most second shooters become lead shooters and they don't take the time to create resources for this VITAL but under-represented role. Today, that changes. We created this course as a way to empower photographers to launch into their wedding photography career with confidence, knowledge and exposure to real-world application! This course will allow you show up confident and prepared as a second shooter no matter the circumstances!
If you have ever wondered, "How can I be marketing my own business while second shooting?"... you may run into a struggle between serving and self-promotion. This course will empower you to find the appropriate balance of making an unforgettable impression while fully focusing on serving the main shooter. Marketing happens in way you don't expect! You have to learn to serve strategically!
There is nothing more desirable for a lead shooter than to have a second shooter that doesn't need to be told what to do! It's so refreshing! This course will empower second shooters to think ahead, confidently know what needs to be done and allow the main shooter to focus on what only they can do!
You can second shoot and just come home with a few images for your portfolio or you can come home fully empowered to do this job on your own. Second shooting shouldn't be viewed as just a way to "shoot something" when you're not booked. It's an incredible opportunity for impact, growth and challenge. This course will show you how to truly use your second shooting experience as a stepping stone to the next level of being a pro.
- 3+ Hours of in-studio teaching content from Michael
- 14 Lessons covering from getting started to pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding
-7 page Downloadable Second Shooter marketing Guide
-30+ Workbook pages reinforcing the tips and training from each lesson
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