How to Make Money and Give Up Your Day Job

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Many photographers reach an inevitable point in their journey behind the lens where they wonder what it would be like to take photos for a living and leave the other job behind. But, that leap to full-time outdoor photography can be a scary one. Whether or not we’ll make it to the other side – or fall right back again – is not just a matter of taking great photos; there is a whole world of business, marketing and administration to think about.

So, how do you make the leap?

Join Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka and John Marriott for an all-day seminar exploring their experiences as full-time, professional photographers, and learn as they pass on their hard-earned wisdom in the areas of marketing, building a personal brand, back-end administration, contracts, social media and more! This all-day seminar in Banff is catered towards all genres and levels of photography.

In partnership with Crowfoot Media.


1932631_10155078078265007_5196325123972598844_o1DAVE BROSHA //
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.


Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.

John is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide by National GeographicBBC WildlifeCanadian Geographic, McLean’s, and Reader’s Digest. He is a contributing editor Outdoor Photography Canada magazine and the host of the popular web series EXPOSED with John E. Marriott. He has also produced five coffee table books and one guidebook, including three Canadian bestsellers: Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park (2007), Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies: A Glimpse at Life on the Wild Side (2008), and The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper & Beyond (2009).  He just recently released The Pipestones: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family.  John is the owner/operator of Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours, featuring wildlife photo adventures, workshops, and expeditions to out-of-the-way Canadian locales.

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A full schedule will be provided to participants prior to the event.

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What’s Included:

  • Full-day presentation from Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka and John E. Marriott
  • Lunch and Snacks

What’s Not Included:

  • Park Pass
  • Transportation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation

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Photography Level – ALL: This seminar is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.

Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable).

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