The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Erik Valind By Erik Valind and Mia McCormick

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Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Erik Valind, a commercial photographer based in Florida, to discuss the ins and outs of being a professional photographer! Erik and Mia touch on topics ranging from how to get started in the photography business to how to stay connected to clients and fellow photographers.

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Getting started in photography is the hurdle all photographers have to get over, and there is no single path to getting there.
Finding ways to connect with businesses and clients that mesh with your own personal areas of interest will help you carve out your own niche. Staying connected to potential clients and fellow photographers will help generate new leads.
Photographers love to talk about gear and discover new tools, but most working pros have their old standbys in their kit that they go to every time.
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Erik Valind


Erik Valind is a Top Pro Photographer who specializes in the creation of compelling commercial work and energetic lifestyle imagery. People are the center of his photography and also serve as his inspiration. Having grown up on the brilliant beaches of the sunshine state, Erik developed an early appreciation for the transformative ene...

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Mia McCormick works as a resident video technology expert for KelbyOne and B&H Photo. She's a KelbyOne Instructor with courses ranging from basic camera operation to capturing outstanding video on your DSLR. Mia also conducts a series of business and inspirational interviews providing insights from some of the world's leading photog...

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  1. Profile photo of Richard Garrow Richard Garrow

    Thanks for this! It was very interesting to see how a young photographer starts out, he has come a long way in a short time. I enjoy the series very much, thanks! I would recommend it to anyone starting out. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Mark Mark

    This is a great course. I really like Erik’s style and energetic approach. If I was a prospective client I’d want to work with this guy. The course is short but very insightful. He covers practical ideas to help you better operate your photography business. ASMP, contracts, client negotiations, fees, and more that you can easily take advantage of to help you be a better business person. A condensed photographers survival guide. Just need to bottle and sell his enthusiasm. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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