Skill and Passion of Photography, is not enough.
After I left this program, I was inspired, I was excited…We became a profitable photography studio even if we’ve only been in business for 3 years…
… I really analyze if this is in line with what I want to do with my business… I’ll take a leap and go ahead and do it…
As a result, it changed the way I think about business and the way I think about photography.
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New to the industry of photography
I wanted to start the right way… I knew how to sell it but I wanted to sell it the right way. Did not want to play catch up later. So the business part of it, became a necessity for me. I would not be in business if I had not taken this class.Melissa Sewell, Florida, USA
Vancouver-born photographer, Brian K. Smith, began capturing the world as a 10-year-old with a simple point and shoot camera. It was not long after that he was drawn to more sophisticated 35mm cameras and the magic of the darkroom – a world soaked in amber light where life’s fleeting moments could be reproduced in black and white.
Immediately after high school graduation, Brian attended the Professional Photography Program at Langara College, providing a solid foundation for a life-long career behind the lens. The nine to five has Brian capturing the essence of public healthcare as a medical/corporate photographer for Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health, based out of the historic St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. He is responsible documenting medical & scientific procedures, operating room photography, studio portraits, publications, public relations, high definition video camera work, and video conferencing.
Brian has operated his own professional photography business since 1992, specializing in travel, humanitarian, portrait, event, and fine art photography. Using the varied geography and culture of the world as inspiration, Brian has travelled to more than 40 countries. Journeys through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Myanmar, the Mekong River, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia (Borneo), China, and more recently, Tibet, contribute to the eastern influences woven throughout his work. This has provided him with material to host over 30 fine art gallery shows of his photography. His work has been featured on the CBC, Rogers Television, Kodak Canada’s national magazine, and many other publications.
Brian is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and the Lower Mainland regional chair for the Professional Photographers of Canada-BC. He is a Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) with an accreditation in travel illustration, nature, and scenic photography. Brian’s awards include the 2008 Nikon Award Of Excellence (PPOC-BC) and Best Portrait of a Man 2010 (PPOC-BC). He is an Association Member and active volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Brian serves on the Creative Arts Advisory Board for Langara College.
Brian is also a writer, with numerous credits in print and digital magazines. He has been on assignment around the world, most frequently in Asia. Brian’s press card is with the British Columbia Association of Travel Writers (BCATW). Brian K. Smith, British Columbia, Canada
Master Photographer Emerit, member of the « Quebec Association of Professional Photographers » and Master of Photographic Arts and member of « Professional Photographers of Canada », Marc Bailey established his studio in Sherbrooke almost 30 years ago. He made himself known by the quality of his work, his contribution to the profession, and by the many awards he received in Quebec, Canada & in USA.
The quality of his works makes him one the most recognized photographers in the province of Quebec and one of the most decorated photographers in the country. He was named Photographer of the Year in Canada in 2007 and 2014 in the Portrait category by the Professional Photographers Association of Canada (PPOC).
Also he won the title of « Portrait Photographer of the Year » in Quebec in 2003, 2007 and 2014.
Marc Bailey’s exceptional experience and talent have earned him a call to lecture on his art at the provincial, national and international levels.
Marc Bailey has also been rewarded for his contribution to the advancement of photography in Quebec. In April 1997, Marc was honored to receive the “Provincial Citation P.P.O.C.” For services rendered to the profession. He has also taught photography at Champlain College for over ten years. Now individual classes are offered at the studio. Marc Bailey, Master of Photograph Arts, Maître Photographe Emerit, QC, Canada
The business of photography
…Business is not sexy, not exciting.
It’s not something that I would typically gravitate towards especially as a photographer. It’s not the artistic side of the brain; so that’s why I knew this is exactly what I needed because owning a photography studio, is 80% business, 20% photography. This is why I was interested in Andre’s program. Because it’s not necessarily what I want to take but this is what I need to take. And let me tell you, that attitude changed within the first hour…
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Anna and her team help businesses strengthen their brand through the use of professional photography. In addition to award winning professional photography, she provides her clients with educational consultations every step of the way. Her expert team consists of specialty photographers, assistants, makeup artists, graphic designers and printers all dedicated to highlighting your brand with a full service experience.Anna Beaudry, British Columbia, Canada
Need to learn more about your business in photography!
I was, I hate to say it, very, very ignorant about my business. I knew nothing about business.
When I left the class, I was excited. I was scared. A tiny way overwhelmed as I did not believe I could do it. I knew that I needed to do it and I learned the skills. But it was up to me to take it and put it into place…The results have been life changing. I’m certain I would not be in business today if I had not taken Andre’s class.Susan Black, Florida USA
I recently moved to The Junction after over 8 years in Oakville and 5 years before that in Burlington. I share my new home with two beautiful and very silly, furry friends. I have a studio here, however, most of my sessions are done on location. We have clients all over the province and can always make it work to capture your memories.
My formal education (arts degree from Western) was completed in 1998 with a focus on french literature. During my studies, I spent one year in the south of France, this time influenced my love of photography greatly. The perfect weather, and unbelievable scenery inspired me and I haven’t slowed down since. My education continues as this art form is ever changing. Attending seminars and workshops help to keep me excited and up to date with what is happening in the industry so that I can offer you the best. This helps me to be able to provide you with outstanding retouching and editing for your final images. People have told me that I have a gift because I tend to see the world through rose colored glasses. Through your portraits, I strive to share this gift with you by sharing this ability to see the beauty in everything. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to being a part of your and your families’ lives! Danielle Fried, Ontario, Canada
Claude Brazeau is a master photographer fourth bar living in the Ottawa / Gatineau area. He’s a national and international award winning photographer specializing in portrait, wedding and event photography and a proud member of PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America).Claude Brazeau, Ottawa, Canada