WPPI 2020

Sample Clip of Nick Dantonio

Is this clip from Nick Dantonio’s class, he talks about what you need to make the jump to full-time photographer.

About Nick Dantonio

Nick Dantonio is a self-taught photographer who first started taking photos in 1998. Inspired by the famous Ansel Adams, he got his start in landscape photography. He shot his first wedding in 2007 and has since photographed over 150 weddings. In 2013 he made the jump from part-time to full-time wedding photographer and has grown his business since then.

Nick has a passion for teaching and a strong desire to see entrepreneurs succeed in the wedding industry. After years of learning how to develop the business side, Nick wants to help others reach their full potential and break through to the next level.

As a photographer, he enjoys bringing couples into the beautiful landscapes that he first started photographing over 20 years ago.

About the Class

Many photographers get their business off the ground, but that’s as far as it goes. They aren’t sure how to get to cruising altitude – a place where they can make a good living. They don’t know how to get to the next level. This is a very common situation for photographers. I want to help fill in the gaps and talk about what it takes to make a business succeed.

I would have a well thought-out class with points and sub-points in a power-point or, if possible, a ZUI (like Prezi) presentation.

I plan to answer questions like:
– I’m afraid of losing past clients by raising my prices, what should I do?
– Is full-time right for me?
– What should I have in place to make the jump to full-time?

Some of my points include:
– You have to be a great photographer. None of this matters if your work isn’t good. Always be improving your craft.
– Handle your business. The business side should be a well oiled machine.
– You have to take some risks and it doesn’t always work out. Be brave, but be prepared.
– Don’t get too bogged down by the business, and lose your passion and the reason you became a photographer in the first place. It’s okay to ask for help and even hire some areas out.

I plan to have presentation notes ready on my website at the time of my class, so that attendees will have all the notes and not be scrambling to keep up during the class.