This Spring …
Take a Vacation to San Diego and Return Home a Money-Making Photographer
The Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop
San Diego, CA | April 7-9, 2017
If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your passion for photography into a lifestyle …
If you long for the freedom to set your own hours … travel whenever you please … wake up every morning LOVING what you do …
… and make a good income while you’re at it, then join us in sunny San Diego, this April 7-9, for the best, most efficient, most fun way to start living the photographer’s life.
Join our experts in person there, and in just three days, I guarantee: You'll not only have a wonderful time … but you'll come away with the skills you need to make your images stand out to magazines, newspapers, online stock agencies, and photo buyers around the world. You’ll even walk away with some of the photos you need to get started, right there in your hands.
If you can take pictures like these …
You could easily …
- Travel to places you’ve only dreamed of … and let your photo royalties foot the bill
- Turn a hard drive full of images gathering dust on your computer into spare cash
- See your photos on the cover or inside pages of a glossy magazine
- Earn a couple hundred to a few thousand dollars for your vacation and hometown photographs
- Build a steady stream of passive income from your photographs that will pay your bills or fund your retirement
Essentially, you’ll walk in with your notebook and a camera. And walk out with everything you need to turn your trips into paychecks.
You Can Do This!
Even if you’ve only ever taken
snapshots of family and friends …
You’ll be surprised how easy and flexible it can be to turn photography into a rewarding income ... once you know a few tricks of the trade.
If you’re looking for a full-time gig, you can treat it that way. Or this can easily be something you do on the side – on weekends or only when you travel.
All Sorts of Images Sell.
It’s Not about Taking Pretty Pictures. It’s about Taking Images Photo Buyers Need. And in San Diego, You’ll See How.
While Betty Santoyo was caring for some farm animals, she pulled out her camera and started clicking.
“Kind of hard taking photos of chickens while they are on the run, but this turned out great! The owner bought a CD of photos from me for $100.”
Before Terry Robinson attended one of our live workshops a few years ago, he had sold a handful of images to family and friends for $25 to $50.
But when he got home, he immediately put to use the secrets and tricks he picked up at the event. In his spare time, he set up a photo shoot in his hometown (you don’t necessarily have to travel beyond your backyard to make this work) …
… and he made $275 on his first set of images.
Today, he “works” only part-time. When he wants extra spending money, he breaks out the camera and knows he can make $500-$1,000 in a single weekend.
He told us last year that his camera put an extra $10,000 into his bank account that year. And he’s not alone.
Patrick S. in Colorado isn’t a professional photographer either – though he always took photos on vacation and, like most parents, lots of pictures of his kids. One day, out at a nearby park with the family, he had his camera in tow and started taking a few shots … shots he then sold to an airline in-flight magazine.
He was hooked. Everyplace is a destination for somebody, after all … and these photos were designed to entice vacationers to come to his hometown. The best part? The first collection of shots he sold earned him $450. And then he did it again to the tune of $800. And then again for $1,300!
And you’ve heard me talk about Danny Warren before.
Danny is now the proud father of two beautiful children. He has a full-time job as an information technology specialist. Photography is just a hobby for Danny. And since time isn’t something he has a lot of (along with sleep), Danny’s grateful that his income is coming from something he’s doing anyway – taking pictures.
His photos are in an online stock agency where they sell without any extra work on his part. It’s a passive income (enough to pay the mortgage on his new house) whether he’s outside taking more pictures, inside changing diapers, or hard at work as an information technology specialist.
Not one of these folks had any formal training as a photographer. They simply learned a few tricks behind creating a good photograph and who to sell it to … and next thing you know, they’d turned a fun photo hobby into a viable income stream. An income they can take with them anywhere in the world – whether they do it full-time, part-time, or even just on vacation.
Discover how fun and easy it can be to
turn your photos into cash …
from anywhere in the world
This spring in San Diego, with our experts by your side, you’ll see how you can turn your spare time into money-making time – and have fun doing it. Even if all you’ve ever done is take vacation snapshots and pictures at family holiday time.
It doesn’t take any special equipment. Or years of experience. In fact, if you can snap simple photographs like these, you can do it …
Join us at The Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop and you’ll:
- Discover the single, easy, lucrative secret to selling your images online. You don't do ANY marketing. They sell themselves 24 hours a day, even while you sleep. And they can be photos of anything from your houseplant to the Eiffel Tower.
- Find out how to gain "instant global reach" with your photos – with the simple push of a button. With this trick, you put your photos online once and sell them in half a dozen different marketplaces – automatically. You instantly expand your buyer base and gain the potential to pocket double, triple, even four or five times as much on any given photo … with essentially no extra work.
- Get the fast, simple formula to attract more buyers, almost magnetically. It’s all in how you describe your images. We'll hand you the "keywording tool" that works like magic. It’s fast. It’s easy. And it’s automatic.
- Find out how to sell simple travel photographs to magazines and newspapers. You decide where you want to go – the Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming, skiing in Utah, shopping in Paris – and we’ll show you how to turn pictures from your trip into money in your pocket.
- Come away with the know-how to create photos you can sell the very next day. Try your hand at travel photography and spend a half-day out and about “on assignment” while you explore the neighborhoods and culture of San Diego. You’ll learn exactly what it takes to create saleable images and how to sell them—a system you can replicate on your own when you return home.
- Get real-time feedback on your photos in our group review sessions. You’ll quickly see from our team of professional photographers and photo editors exactly what makes a photograph a good one – and how you can turn your photo into a great one. You’ll find out why those glossy magazine photos always look so stunning, and how you can tweak yours to have the same effect.
- Find out how your hometown, your pets, your kids, your vacations, even the weather in your hometown can all be photo goldmines. And discover how (even in your spare time) you can take $200 – $700 photographs right in your own back yard …
- Discover what real-life photo-buyers want from beginner photographers like you. Skip the “guessing game” of what buyers want, save time, and find out exactly how to succeed from the get-go.
Plus, there’s another very exciting opportunity in the cards for you this spring …
It’s an opportunity to cash in on all the benefits of selling pictures from your vacations for income – the money, the on-the-house travel perks, hotel upgrades, free meals, and more.
Without a big upgrade in equipment.
And without the hassle of sending photos to an editor, uploading them to a stock agency, or otherwise selling them online.
VIDEO is nearly as big a game-changer in the photo world as the Internet was.
It’s transforming the industry … creating a great opportunity for travelers willing to document their experiences in exchange for complimentary travel and a second income.
And, this April in San Diego, you’ll see exactly how it’s done.
Hawaii, Paris, Belize– You decide where you want to go and fund it using that tiny little video button on the top of your camera, iPad, or smartphone.
You don’t need a special video-recorder. You don’t need a bunch of video-editing software. Nor do you need a crew of people to help you.
What’s more, in some ways, videos are even easier to sell than still photographs.
The competition is much less. The barrier for entry is much lower. And the market is HUGE.
This is what you’ll explore in San Diego – a whole new opportunity for you to earn cash from your travels … or start locally with videos of local hotels, businesses, or your community.
Tom Reissmann, the author of Travel Videos for Profit (who you’ll meet in San Diego), has spent the last four years on a permanent working vacation, shooting videos like the ones you’ll learn to create.
This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, he’ll tell you. But it IS a “travel like a millionaire, fast” plan. And if you can learn how to do it right, it can be quite lucrative. (Tom makes a cool $80,000-$90,000 a year on top of his complimentary travel.)
Here’s what Tom told me about
shooting travel videos …
I have been a travel videographer for about four years now, and I have gone on safaris in Africa, climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the Atlas Mountains, done yoga in Italy, walked in the Andalucian Mountains in Spain, sailed the Ionian Sea, stayed on mythical Ithaca, visited the pyramids in Egypt, and skippered down the Nile.
I have stayed in eco-resorts on Fraser Island, gone on 4WD camping trips in Tasmania, ridden in a helicopter, gone ballooning and swimming with dolphins, and had countless other incredible experiences that I will never forget.
I have gone on so many vacations that it would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars had I paid for them myself, but instead I got paid to go and do what I love to do, which is to film. I have literally been on vacation for the last four years.
Join us in San Diego this April 7-9 and learn how to profit from your photographs and VIDEO!
And that’s not all …
Practical Lessons from a Pro Travel Writer, too …
In addition to learning how to add video to your photographer’s tool-belt, we've integrated something else very special — and useful — into this program.
Expert travel writer, editor, and former food critic Kyle Wagner will show you how easy it is to parlay your new photo skills into a story you can sell for twice the pay.
It's true that if you can learn to write short travel articles to accompany your photos, it can help you sell more, and earn more … and land even more perks and paid assignments. And it's also true that you don't need lots of experience or a journalism degree to write the kind of articles that can complement your photos.
You’ll discover how to put together an article-photo package that will have editors knocking at your door.
Of course, all of that is just a small sampling of the kind of real-world insights this program delivers …
“This workshop changed my life -- or at least the direction it was going in. My biggest fear was dying before I actually had a chance to live. You gave me hope, confidence and skills all at the same time. I've been to Ireland, Washington D.C. and just last month, Fiji, thanks to these events. I'm, of course, doing all the "hard" work of taking photos. But you opened my eyes to the possibilities and I'm forever grateful.”
-- Theresa St John
"I never thought I'd be a photographer. I was actually more interested in writing than I was photography. Now look, my last print just sold for $1,500 and I'm having so much fun with it. I keep telling everyone: Just try it. You'll never know if you like it unless you try it."
-- Wayne Hoover
Get Paid to Have FUN!
If you’d like to set your own hours … travel when you please … wake up every morning loving what you do, then you absolutely have to join us at this year’s event.
You’re not alone. And the folks who have joined us in the past will tell you they’re happier, healthier, and more successful because they did.
There’s something very rewarding about seeing your photos in a magazine. Something very cool about walking into Bed Bath & Beyond or another department store and seeing your photo in a picture frame on the shelf.
I’m telling you …
I’ve literally stood next to a photo of me on the shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond, taken by professional stock photographer Shelly Perry whom you’ll meet in San Diego, and just waited for someone to pass by so I could point out that it’s me inside the picture frame.
And my grandmother is as proud as punch, too. She found a picture of me at Walgreens in Florida while shopping with a friend. “That’s my granddaughter,” she told her friend. And together they bought every frame on the shelf!
What if that were your photo?
“I just have to share this. Prior to attending my first photography workshop, I did not know what ISO or Fstop were. I am therefore thrilled every time one of my stock photos shows up somewhere cool. A few months ago one was shown on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, and today one showed up on a syndicated column that appeared in all online Sun media newspapers across Canada.”
-- Workshop attendee Amy Muschik
Jump-Start Your Successful
Lucy Brown dreamed of being a travel photographer and writer before she attended this same workshop that’s coming up in San Diego. But she always thought it was too competitive and way beyond her experience and capabilities. She was an English teacher, she told herself. Not a photographer.
But after attending The Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop, Lucy said …
“Other than offering me invaluable advice and tips, it opened my eyes to the fact that with motivation and perseverance the inexperienced could also break into the industry. Now I’ve had a number of articles and photos published in International Living’s magazine and on their website – and gotten paid for them, too."
“As well as the obvious financial benefits, it’s extremely rewarding to see my photos and writing in print.
“I’ve also become much more observant. Now I walk around looking at the world with the eyes of a photographer and writer (whether I’m at home or traveling), picking up leaflets and rarely leaving home without my camera. I feel like I have a purpose wherever I go, always looking for a story to tell with photos and words and delving much deeper into the local culture than I would have before.
“Although I’m only just breaking into the industry, I’ve never been happier, working on my own schedule and earning money doing what I love. My income doesn’t support me yet, but it certainly helps toward paying for some of my trips and it makes living in Guatemala (or anywhere!) and traveling a much more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.” – Lucy B.
And Lucy’s not the only one to get her start this way. In fact, over the years we’ve shared the secrets to success with thousands of readers just like you. Ginger S. is a good example …
No Experience Needed
"Lots of good information and the workshops were appropriate for beginners. I was afraid I would be overwhelmed but I was not. The Great Escape Publishing folks are terrific – very approachable and helpful."
– Kathleen Preston
“I needed this. This is a workshop for people who know they want to make money with photography but don’t know where to begin. The team of presenters not only show you how to get started but also give you the confidence to start taking the first steps.”
– Joan Lyons
Ginger had been working for years in the green-energy industry, spending her days in an exciting but high-stress environment. Then one day, that environment went away entirely – her employer folded up shop and, just like that, she was out of work.
Being a grandmother, Ginger didn’t have any interest in moving to a new city and leaving her family behind. But she did have an interest in photography. She also had a camera gathering dust on a shelf.
And that’s when she turned to us.
We showed Ginger how easy and fulfilling it really can be to earn money by taking pictures. She started out snapping shots of everything from the dog park to the way her tea glistened in the morning light at her favorite breakfast spot. Today, Ginger is working full-time on a contract to provide a 2,000-image portfolio to an international stock agency. And she couldn’t be happier.
“I felt that I got every penny’s worth from this. You guys thought of everything. Very impressive!”
– Karen Ballard
“The value is excellent. I can’t imagine a better way to jump-start a career, such sincere, energetic, qualified, and friendly lecturers, along with presentations by real-world regular people with inspiring and attainable success stories.”
– Vera Bojnel
Ordinary Folks, Extraordinary Successes.
This Workshop Really Works!
Join us in San Diego this spring, and you’ll learn not just everything you need to get started … but everything you need to set yourself up for a photographer’s lifetime of freedom, adventure, and profits …
But don’t just take my word for it. Folks who have already used the tricks and secrets taught in our programs in the past are enjoying tremendous success … You’ll meet some of these folks in person this spring.
Meanwhile, here’s what previous attendees have to say …
Our Speakers Earn Rave Reviews
“This is truly the best workshop I have ever attended! The speakers, the energy, the attendees, the GEP staff made it fun, educational, engaging – and did I mention fun? I learned so much and met people I will remain friends with.” - Lisa Bennet
“It’s just amazing how much knowledge you have passed on in such a short time, I really feel this workshop has given me the tools to “renovate” my life and what I do for a living" – Rolando Munari
“I picked up a lot of really good information that I will be able to actually use … and right away!” – Dore Terada
“Kristen really stood out to me because of her determination and persistence. I just love her personality! Very down to earth.” – Carline Bon-Ami
“What I like most about this workshop is the confidence I’m leaving with! And the tools to reach my goals...also the opportunity to share fears, ideas and knowledge with other attendees.” – Patty Goodin
“Shelly’s relaxed style and the amount of technical expertise in all aspects of working with microstock photography was such a blessing! I felt she gave us so much – the real inside story – and how to succeed. She’s organized and takes the intimidation out of considering pursuing a dream like this.” – Roni Java
“You can’t beat Great Publishing for the best presentations. You get a full view of the entire fields of photography and travel writing with terrific presenters and a great staff helping you every step of the way.” – Kathleen Pacheco
“I feel these are the best workshops for photography, as you really get all the info needed to actually go out and start whatever kind of photo business you want. Nothing is off limits, or “insider secrets,” and each presenter is so open and honest. Also, there is always plenty of food and drinks.” – Lynn Michels
“Lots of bang for the buck. Excellent instructors, well designed programs …” – Diane Simpson
Harrison Lee told us he’s now earned more than $3,000 selling photos with his travel articles.
Kim Bechthold turned her photos into an extra $993 when she put them into an online stock agency. And now that she’s moved overseas to Costa Rica, her photos continue to sell even though she’s stopped uploading more to her portfolio.
Sue Wright came to one of our very first events and made over $1,500 in sales of a single photograph she took at the workshop within three months of her return home.
Rick Jordan sold his photos to a softball magazine for upwards of $1,200.
Lisa Norrgard sold at least 20 canvas prints within months, with prices ranging from $225 to $375 each.
Caroline Maryan entered five of her photos in an exhibition for emerging artists in Seoul, South Korea where she lived at the time. Three of them sold. Two for $500 each and $600 for the third.
Leslie Ehrin sold hers to a textbook for nearly $30,000. (Note: Not everyone can expect this. Wow!)
Jim Mitchell got $600 for his images in a magazine spread.
Valerie Leroyer sold hers to the city hall for $200.
Helena Long received $240 for a 12-photo series in a magazine.
Colleen Bessell earned $3,000 this summer selling her photos as cards and matted prints at a local art market.
Sue Henderson sold one photo three times for a total of $900.
Steve Collender got into stock photography when he lost his job at the airlines after 9-11. “If I earn enough to pay the electric bill,” he thought, “I’d be happy with that.” But soon his photo royalties paid not just the electric bill but also the phone and gas bill. Then they were enough to pay the car payment and eventually the mortgage.
Tim Napp photographed his cat for Friskies Cat Food and the Carnation Company and won $5,000 and a trip to Los Angeles, CA.
Ralph Brannan gets $300 and a lot of free stuff (like B&B stays and meal tickets) for his photos.
Mary Alice Murphy gets $100 for each 8x10 art photo she sells.
Beverly Shook puts her nature and still life prints in calendars and has made almost $1,000 so far.
Susie Carey also sells her photos as greeting cards.
Diane Watson was invited to exhibit her work in a local gallery for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She received $300 for one photo and $150 to $200 for others.
Stories like these continue to roll in – from around the country and around the world. People selling their photos in lots of different ways … working when and where suits them … and getting paid for what they love to do already …
And now we’d like to add your story, too.
This Is Our BIGGEST (and ONLY) Ultimate Photography Event of 2017! At No Other Time Will All These Experts Gather Together in One Place.
This April in San Diego, you’ll get real “boots on the ground” advice from experts who are making it happen themselves. They’re all approachable and generous with their time and expertise. They firmly believe that anybody – armed with the right secrets and a commitment to use them – can turn his or her photos into cash.
You’ll hear from …
Shelly Perry, from Portland, Oregon, specializes in stock photography. Her images have been seen all over the globe on music CD covers, books, magazines, catalogs, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Two thirds of our photography success stories are thanks to Shelly. Now she’s back by popular demand…
Shelly earns more money in online stock agencies with a small portfolio than others earn with their very large collections of images, Shelly will tell you her secret for getting the most bang for your buck and why you should avoid wasting your time on images that won’t sell.
Daniel Nahabedian is a freelance travel and cultural photographer. In 2008, Daniel bought his first camera and within one year became a full-time photographer. Currently living in Granada, Spain, Daniel speaks five languages and has lived all over the world including France and Thailand. His work has appeared in Travel+Escape, AsiaRooms, Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic website, Matador Network and more.
In San Diego, he'll talk about his journey from no-income photographer to travel photographer and show you how to do the same. If you aren’t sure you have what it takes to really make a go of photography … Daniel has been there and knows exactly the advice and skills you need to pick up. He’s also known for his amazing way of creating magic with light—and he’ll take to the main stage to teach you how to do the same this year.
Bonnie Caton is the creator of the Breakfast Stock Club. She started as a writer wanting to take photos to accompany her travel articles but today she sells more photos than she does articles. And because she was in your shoes just three years ago, she knows exactly what kinds of lessons you need – how to be a scaredy-cat photographer and still make a sale … how to understand light and your camera … the easiest way to learn it all in a single weekend … and more.
She’s got a secret for pulling in $500 a day (or more) from your photography—and she’ll show you how she’s used that secret to earn $10,000 from photography in the last 12 months, in addition to her full-time job here at Great Escape Publishing!
Kristen Bentz attended our workshop back in 2011 and picked up our experts’ advice on how to sell her photos locally. And by the time I met up with her in South Africa, she was the 2012 Monsoon Photographer of the Year. She’s young – early 30s – without a lick of proper photography training. But she loves storms. So every time bad weather is predicted in her area, she grabs the camera. And it’s really paid off. She knows exactly what it’s like to start off with no training or experience, she’s been where you are now, and she’s figured out how to turn pro.
What Kristen’s doing is completely replicable no matter where you live around the world. If you have a camera, Kristen will show you how she makes a profit taking pictures of storms that sell for upwards of $6,000. In addition, she’ll share her blueprint for earning your first $30,000 from your photos.
Tom Reissmann is the author of Travel Videos for Profit and an expert in creating and selling travel videos to both barter for free vacations and earn a nice profit. He sells his 30-second to 4-minute videos for anywhere between $200 and $4,000 apiece, and in San Diego you’ll see exactly how it’s done with a chance to try it yourself.
Once you learn to use that little video button on the top of your camera (or on the side of your smartphone or iPad), you can earn big and fund all sorts of great trips from Hawaii to the Galapagos and beyond.
And many more …
Our presenters will reveal “tricks of the trade” to take more saleable images. They’re all ready to generously share their wisdom, tips, and tricks both on the stage and in the halls, with anyone who asks.
There’s no doubt – getting paid to take pictures no matter where you are is a great lifestyle.
You’ll get the details on where to sell travel images, including stock photos, editorial, and fine art.
But they’ll also show you how to score free stuff and enjoy perks along the way – things like free stays and access to places only photographers are usually allowed.
There is no substitute for the hands-on experience you’ll gain from our team of professional photographers.
You’ll get …
- A full rundown of the latest photography tool that’s taking the world by storm – Video!
- A chance to practice both your photography and your video skills on the ground with our expert guides there to answer questions and make sure you’re on the right path.
- Marketing tips for selling your photos and videos to a dozen or more different markets including magazines, newspapers, websites, online stock agencies, local businesses, galleries, realtors, hotels and resorts, and more.
- Camera manipulation tricks to make your images appear sharper and more professional.
- Composition tips for removing power lines and unwanted clutter from your travel photographs.
- Details on how to get free stuff with your photos – hotel stays, museum tickets, park and show passes, free drinks, and more.
- Specifics on who to contact at magazines and newspapers to get your photos in front of the right person.
- Specifics on how to barter and sell travel videos for a profit.
- Details on selling your photos to local businesses as fine art. There’s a huge need for this and it’s easier than you might think!
- Real advice straight from an art designer, on what photo buyers want and NEED desperately, and how you can help.
- Easy to follow templates for creating short, simple travel articles to go with your photos…and increase your income.
And not only will you learn these tricks and secrets from the pros, you’ll get a chance to try them yourself, too.
After all, sitting behind a desk and learning how to do something is completely different from getting up and actually doing it. That’s why you’ll spend at least half a day with your camera in-hand practicing what you learn.
And you’ll get feedback on your work before you leave so there’s no guesswork.
You’ll know what it takes and you’ll have proof that you can do it. And you’ll leave with the beginning of a saleable photo portfolio in hand (plus all the know-how you need to reproduce saleable photos on your own when you get back home). That’s what this whole thing is about, really.
Feedback is the number one tool new photographers need to succeed. Good feedback on your images – from a pro that knows the system – can shave years off your learning curve and ultimately put you in a happier place.
And that’s why this year we are going to devote even more time to your photo reviews. You’ll get a whole new level of personal mentoring … one that would cost a small fortune were you to pay for it anywhere outside this workshop.
All you need to do is come with an interest in photography – no experience necessary, just a digital camera in hand – and in three days this spring, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know to turn photos and videos of your next vacation … your own hometown … and even your pets … into a fast, fun, easy income stream … for life.
In your spare time. Again, no experience necessary.
9 Reasons Why You Won’t Want to Miss this Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop
9. If you like taking pictures of your family or snapping vacation photos on your vacations, then you've got the basics to make it in this business. All you need to do is turn your interests and habits into income-earning tools. And that's exactly what our experts can show you how to do this April in San Diego.
8. Past attendees have said that they’d pay extra for more group review sessions because they learn so much just getting their own photos critiqued and watching the experts comment on their classmates photos too. But you don’t have to pay extra. This workshop includes extra group review sessions and more shooting time.
7. A glossy magazine photo can earn you anywhere from $200 to $1200 … if, that is, you know what photo editors are after. And that's just one of the important secrets you'll learn at this event.
6. You’ll discover even more fun and lucrative niches you may never have considered before. In San Diego a whole new world of opportunity will open up before you. If you’re looking for a new sideline career or a career change altogether, you won’t want to miss this event.
5. The Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop is NOT your standard-fare photo workshop. It’s true you'll spend some time listening to our seasoned pros divulge their secrets … but we've also arranged for you to put what you've learned into practice. You'll be shooting out and about in San Diego, getting the "in the trenches" experience you need. And then you’ll return to the classroom where you’ll learn how to sell the photos you just created. That's unlike anything else you'll find on offer.
4. There’s no other event like this … anywhere. And at these workshops, we make it our business to let you know exactly what editors, photo buyers, and stock agencies want. You can’t find this information on the street and it would likely take you years of trial-and-error to learn it for yourself. There IS no better way to get started.
3. Don't forget the money: You'll find out exactly what you need to do to make your photographs saleable in addition to all the sessions you’ll get on improving your photography from the start.
2. Three attendees will get their first photo paycheck at the event! That’s right. This year I’m creating a special photo challenge and I’m going to buy photographs from three attendees whose San Diego photos best fit my photo challenge! That means you could leave with an extra $100 in your pocket.
And the #1 reason why you should attend this event:
Because you can’t afford not to.
Leave on Vacation, Return Home
a Money-Making Photographer
We’re hosting this event in sunny San Diego, California. This southern California city boasts amazing year-round weather, miles of gorgeous white-sand beaches, and many attractions that draw visitors from across the globe.
San Diego has a lively art and culture scene, too. The famous Balboa Park has 15 museums, many art galleries, and lush gardens for you to explore.
Dine in your choice of the city’s 6,400 (and counting) eateries that make San Diego a renowned “foodie” city.
Sample the famous craft beers … taste donuts that are rumored to rival Portland’s famous donut shops … and sip on locally made coffee …
You can photograph your way through year-round farmer’s markets … and end your day with one of San Diego’s famous orange sunsets over the Pacific.
And you’ll enjoy it all in the company of like-minded people, keen to learn, seek out the best photo opportunities, meet new friends, and HAVE FUN!
We’ll be at the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley where we’ve arranged a special discounted rate for you of just $149/night plus tax.
We’ll pack a lot of fun and information in during the day, but after hours you’ll have time to hop on the trolley and explore San Diego’s many charming and historic neighborhoods like the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and La Jolla to name a few. Or simply relax over cocktails poolside, as the sun sets against a backdrop of palm trees.
The Smartest, Most Efficient Path
to a Whole New Money-Making Adventure
If you’re interested in finding a way to fund your travels with your photos … a way to earn an income from anywhere on the planet (or right there at home!) … and set yourself up for a lifetime of adventure … then don’t wait to do it.
Act now. This is our ONLY Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop in 2017.
And it’s the fastest, most efficient, and most cost-effective way there is for you to gain all the knowledge you need to make money from your photographs … for life. And our experts will be right by your side to help guide you as you get started.
If you’re ready to turn that dream into a reality, then I encourage you to join us in San Diego this April.
The admission to The Ultimate Money-Making Photo Workshop includes three days of intensive (but downright enjoyable, too!) class sessions geared to produce saleable photographs.
We’ll treat you to three cocktail parties and a lunch on us, as well. And throughout the program, you’ll discover …
- How you can ditch the 9- to- 5 grind … be your own boss … and work from anywhere in the world … from Paris to Belize with your new-found skills …
- Seven simple (but powerful) tricks that will instantly transform your photos from average snapshots to photographs you can sell to a variety of buyers …
- The tricks of the trade that photographers and videographers use to score VIP treatment, deep discounts, and even free vacations …
- The secrets the pros use to get their photos on billboards and in magazines …
- How to take advantage of local photo opportunities and fund your trips before leaving home …
- How past attendees have earned as much as $6,200 in a single weekend selling photos …
- How to successfully shoot and sell portraits for a second income you can tap into whenever you need an extra $500 …
- How to earn an upwards of $80,000 a year selling simple video clips from your camera or Smartphone …
- 17 places where you can quickly and easily sell your photographs today …
- Your exclusive blueprint to earn your first $30,000 from photography …
- Plus, how to start from scratch and earn back your workshop fee in 90 days or less …
- And lots, lots more …
Gain Camera Confidence Before the Workshop …
Plus, when you act now, you’ll get exclusive access to our pre-workshop “Camera Confident” coaching sessions. No matter what your current skill level we’ll make sure you’re ready to get the most out of your photographer’s weekend when you get to San Diego.
And the best part is, you don’t have to wait months to get started.
Before you even get on the plane to come out, we will take you by the hand (from the comfort of your own home) and get you up to speed on all the basics you need to get the most bang for your buck out of this event in California.
Light, composition, camera settings, simple but effective tricks … we’ll cover them all in your “Camera Confident” at-home training program.
This is just one of your fast-reply bonuses when you register today.
We’d usually charge up to $499 for a coaching series like this, but you can join WITHOUT CHARGE when you register for the 2017 Ultimate Money-Making Photo Event right now.
Make Money Doing What You Love …
“It is PRACTICAL!! And the content aimed at helping you make money at something you LOVE to do is great – whether fine art, stock, or magazine publications. There’s something for everyone.”
– Vera Bojnel
Save BIG during our Beat the Clock Sale
We could reasonably charge $2,000 to $3,000 dollars for an event of this caliber, not to mention the accessibility to the professional photographers on staff. And it would be worth every penny.
Just one publishable photograph might earn you that much, or more. But when you secure a seat during our Beat the Clock sale, you can take advantage of a BIG discount.
The full price of this event is $1,697. However, book now and you can take advantage of a $100 early-registration discount.
This means that if you register today, you'll only pay $1,597 to attend (money you can earn back with the sale of a few photos or videos).
As with all of our events, the earlier you register the better. If you want to attend the event in San Diego this April, reserve your seat NOW. The price only goes up from here, and as I mentioned before this is our ONLY Ultimate Photo Workshop of 2017.
(Note: Other discounts may apply. See the Registration Page below for details.)
Register Now, Pay Later
Plus, when you reserve your spot now, you can lock in your $100 discount with a small deposit of just $799 today.
When you do, you lock in the discounted workshop price and you split your fee into two easy payments. You can spread them out comfortably over the next two months … and still lock in your $100 early registration discount.
THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
- Three full days of info-packed sessions in the classroom, out in the field, and in photo review sessions
- Marketing advice from professional photographers like Shelly Perry, Bonnie Caton, Daniel Nahabedian, Kristen Bentz, Tom Reissmann, and others.
- Special cocktail parties each night where you’ll have a chance to meet and mingle with the experts and your fellow photographers.
- Hands-on photo- and video-shooting out and about in San Diego … no experience required.
- Small group photo review sessions where you’ll get feedback on your work from professionals in the field.
- Marketing advice about where and how to sell your photos for fun income.
- A special group lunch (on us!) on the last day of the workshop.
- Personal assistance throughout the program from our staff.
- Hot breakfast and coffee breaks daily.
- Lifetime access to workshop presentations from every class session, so that you can review what you learn in your favorite chair at home.
- Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share travel plans, meet one another before the event, and stay connected post-event ... (some attendees have said access to this group after the event is worth the entire cost of the workshop!)
- Pre-Event Guidance from Great Escape Publishing Staff including what to expect, what to pack for the weather, equipment list, and travel tips.
- and more …
And, when you register during this Beat the Clock Sale, you’ll also get:
- A FREE seat in our Camera Confident At-Home Training Program (a $499 value).
- A FREE copy of our How to Earn Back Your Workshop Fee in 90 Days or Less guide (a $39 value).
- A FREE copy of 17 Places Where You Can Quickly and Easily Sell Your Photographs (a $39 value).
- A $100 in savings – money you can put toward your airfare and accommodation…
- And you’ll enjoy the opportunity to earn an extra income doing something that’s really, really fun. I know quite a few people who would give their right arm for a dream job like being a photographer.
… but you must register before midnight Monday, March 20.
OUR ROCK-SOLID, TRIPLE GUARANTEE
Guarantee # 1— I guarantee that the Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop will provide you all the insider tools and secrets you need to get paid as a photographer. We’re focused on success in the real world, and we’ll walk you through what you need to do, step-by-simple-step.
Guarantee # 2— I guarantee we’ll deliver the how-to intelligence you need to start taking saleable photographs, sell them to magazines, newspapers, websites, and as fine art, and cash in on all the great perks of the photographer’s life. No prior experience necessary.
Guarantee # 3— I guarantee we’ll treat you fairly should you register and then find you need to cancel. Though all our workshops and expeditions are non-refundable before the event, when you give us at least 30 days’ notice of a cancellation, we will be happy to apply your payment toward a future workshop, minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received with less than 30 days’ notice may be subject to extra fees.
Whether you’re just picking up a camera for the first time, or you’re an accomplished photographer seeking ways to make more money from your photos, these three days in San Diego could, quite literally, change your life — as they already have for so many of our members who, today, are seeing their photos in print and are enjoying the freedom and flexibility that comes with the photographer’s life.
As one pleased first-time attendee put it …
“I got more than my money’s worth.”
“Every presenter was amazing! I feel I got way more than my money’s worth from this workshop. You packed into three days everything I ever wanted to know about the business side of photography and I learned so many wonderful new technical skills! I’ve had a wonderful time and loved every minute.
“Can’t thank you enough everyone at Great Escape Publishing! I thought it would be a great conference and it turned out to be even better – fabulous – and beyond what I was expecting.
“I’d recommend this workshop to others in a heartbeat! You offer so much, it’s all very well organized, and the depth and detail are impressive! I’ve been a published newspaper writer and photographer and public relations/media relations specialist for the last 27 years. You had so much to teach me about this whole other field and I’m terrifically glad I came.
“I loved your whole format. My first in-person experience with your organization. Each person was super helpful and responsive.”
– Roni Java
And many attendees come back again and again…
“Each workshop is unique. Even speakers that have been at past workshops come with a new twist, or new way of looking at photography. The second time around, I actually knew what they were talking about, and I was more able to absorb all the information we were given so I could improve my skills.” – Elizabeth Coughlan
“I highly advise a second workshop to anyone. On first attendance, you get so much information and it's often hard to absorb it all then. Upon a second attendance, things that were a bit unclear now become clear. You are more familiar with your abilities. There is always new content and new presenters. A second attendance reinforces whatever didn't "catch" the first time! And it's always an enjoyable experience.” – Susan Peters
“Go! You always learn more, even if it's similar material presented by a different expert. Plus, you're more advanced and the stuff presented will make more sense or resonate with you more than the first time around. I found that at my second Ultimate photo workshop, I knew my camera better, had more confidence, and a better skill base, which made the new information more relative to me.” – Melanie Wood
This is an excellent opportunity to jump into the photographer’s lifestyle …
Whether you’re interested in adding photos to your travel articles … or you’re looking for a way to turn a “hobby” into an income-producing pastime … or you’re interested in, quite simply, learning and perfecting a skill that can provide you endless enjoyment, prestige, and fun …
… then I encourage you to join my colleagues and me April 7-9 in San Diego.
There’s no better time than right now to create an income stream through photography … and if you’re interested in video, too, then – now is the TIME to act.
Space is limited, and we won’t hold another Ultimate Money-Making Photography Event until 2018, so I encourage you to register now.
Director, Great Escape Publishing
P.S. I can tell you this program is worth every penny – and more – but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what a few more of our past attendees have to say …
“I absolutely would recommend this workshop. I’m still a novice, but attending a workshop is like a shot in the arm-I feel my learning curve has recently jumped a hurdle and feel I can go home satisfied that I’m moving and growing. – Laura Miyake
“One of the greatest things I’ve ever done for myself. I highly recommend it.” – April Thompson
“What I loved about this workshop – it was so practical, formulaic– and gave me a concrete realistic plan.” – Mary Pat Collins.
“This is the best workshop I’ve ever attended. It was very professional. Each speaker was outstanding, cared about each persona attending, [and] open to helping us at any time. Each speaker has been there, done that, and shared freely with us. I know that I CAN DO IT! Yeah!” – Jan Hammerlund
“Just great as always. I always learn something important to change the way I photograph. It motivates us to do things on our own and opens our eyes to possibilities available in the world.” – Scott Moses
“You were able to take a complex subject and break it into manageable parts that don’t send you into overload. Staff was amazingly helpful.” – Jane Jenkins
“It’s so hands on with simple learning techniques. Great people and all instructors are so nice. I didn’t realize I would love it so much and I can’t wait ‘till the next one!” – Pamela Stanley
“I learned a ton! I will need to go home and practice, practice, practice – but at least now I know what to practice doing!” – Sue Larson
“The workshop truly opened my creative side again. I wasn’t sure what to expect but thrilled with what I found.” – Megan Devonport
“I loved this workshop. Lots of excellent information, and easy to understand. And I can put it to use immediately! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Lyrae Perry
“I needed this. This is a workshop for people who know they want to make money with photography but don’t know where to begin. The team of presenters not only show you how to get started but also gives you the confidence to start taking the first steps.” – Joan Lyons
“I got exactly what I needed … I’m so glad I found the Great Escape Publishing community – it’s a terrific resource overall and I love the staff’s commitment to their customers.” – Linda Lee Kaye
“This was probably the best workshop I’ve ever attended. The speakers kept my interest throughout the program, even with the jet-lag & late nights. Thanks.” – M. Gibson
“The Ultimate Photographers Workshop was one of the best times I’ve had in a while. This was something I wasn’t sure about but I’m so happy I came. This was the perfect balance between learning and play for adults.” – Rona Faison
“Thank you for a great, well-put together, organized event. This was my first workshop, likely not my last.” – Eileen Hartman
“This will be one workshop you will never forget and will leave with way more knowledge and tools to use in your profession than you ever thought you would! It is so organized, fun and so worth getting to meet these instructors who are so willing and want to help you succeed in your journey! Go to the next one you can!” – Cheryl Carder Hall
Your Travel Details
This year’s workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
TRANSPORTATION & GROUND TRANSFERS
You are responsible for arranging transportation from the airport to the resort and back.
By Shuttle: Transportation to/from the airport to the DoubleTree is provided by Super Shuttle, Cloud 9 Shuttle, or other shuttle services for approximately $10-$15 per person.
By Taxi: The hotel is just a short 7-mile ride from San Diego International Airport. You can expect approximately a 20-minute ride by car (likely longer during rush hour). Cost will likely be around $25 plus tip. More if you hit traffic.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All our workshops and expeditions are non-refundable before the event. If, however, you are unable to attend – and you give us at least 30 days notice – we will be happy to apply your payment toward a future workshop, minus a $300 processing fee for overseas expeditions or a $50 processing fee for stateside Ultimate workshops. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice may be subject to extra fees.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: We strongly suggest you protect your investment by purchasing trip-cancellation insurance, and we would be happy to recommend a policy to you. I’ve written articles about travel insurance before – how to know when you need it and whether or not it’s a good deal – so I can send you those when you register.
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