Workshops and Events

How to not suck at the business of photography

a full day workshop in Phoenix, Arizona

Only $199!

YES! I want to earn more $$$!

Date: Saturday, January 13th
Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Ustudios 
734 W Polk
Phoenix, AZ 85007



Confidently transform your hobby income into full-time income

(even if you hate the idea of “selling”)


“How not to suck at the business of photography”

Is a unique workshop that…


Is designed to help you focus and implement changes quickly

No b.s. No unnecessary content. No pie-in-the-sky promises. No jargon to confuse you. No complicated concepts that overwhelm you.

Teaches you how to create results within 90 days

Learn the 80/20 you need to finally attract the clients you really wish you had and at the booking rates you really want.

Focuses on the “Nitty Gritty”

“How not to suck at the business of photography” is an implementation workshop. This means you will be guided step-by-step as we create a foundation specifically for you and your photography business.  I make it so simple that even “non-business” creatives will be able to confidently put these concepts into action.

If you’re a photographer wishing you could shoot full-time than you probably already know you need a strong business strategy if you’re going to break free from the “part-time” crowd.

Besides, I’m sure you already KNOW that having a strong business strategy and executing on it is the key difference that will allow you to share your talent with more people, be valued in the marketplace and truly be a profitable photographer.

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You spent countless hours improving your craft. You listened to the advice of friends and family who loved your work and announced to the world that you were now a photographer for hire!

You created all your social media pages. You even crafted a website that took you forever to get just right.

You joined all the local photography groups and excitedly joined in the conversations with your new peers.

You stressed and worried about your pricing guide. But you put it out there and clients started to hire you. Yes! You were thrilled! It felt so good being hired. You had made it.

But then a few months went by. Maybe a couple of years.

That thrill you felt after that first client has started to be replaced with the feeling of uncertainty. Your images are good. Heck, some are even great. You do all the things that everyone says you should. You post your work online. Your clients love you. You refer business to other photographers. Your logo is amazing. Everyone says they love you and you’ve got the social media comments to prove it.

But the rush of paying clients you anticipated isn’t happening.  You tell friends you work by referral mostly because that’s easier than admitting you want more.  You’re putting in full-time effort and earning part-time income. You’re stuck.


“How to not suck at the business of photography” is the first of its kind workshop for photographers in Phoenix that:

  • Treats photographers as entrepreneurs and gives them the tools that other successful entrepreneurs are using to build profitable businesses.
  • Shows you how to leverage your creative talent to give your business your own unique voice.
  • Quickly takes you from knowing nothing about business to creating a solid foundation.
  • Walks you step by step in creating all the boring business stuff you’ve never known how to do or have simply ignored so you can get back to the fun creative shooting we all love so much.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve seen other workshops online and for less. Why does this cost nearly $200?

You’re going to walk away with actionable steps that will help you multiply your current income and you’ll get them all for less than the price of a single photoshoot.

True, there are online courses you can buy for less. You may already own one… or three or five.  But this is an implementation workshop. Instead of just giving you the information and sending you off with a smile and a wave, I will walk you step by step in the creation and implementation of the top things you need to build a profitable business.


Shane, you’re a portrait photographer. Will this work for me if I’m a wedding, food, family, product, …etc etc photographer?

Absolutely it will work for you. The content in this workshop is relevant to you regardless of the genre of photography you shoot. There are simple strategies that all successful entrepreneurs employ in their businesses. We’ll identify what those are for each of you and you’ll spend the workshop crafting a solution that is tailored to you, your ideal clients and your income goals.

Is this a beginners course?

This course assumes you are already understand your camera and don’t completely suck at the technical side of being a photographer. No amount of business training will overcome bad images. If you don’t yet understand your camera than I’d suggest my other workshop, “A Complete Guide To Photography”. This will give you everything you need to gain confidence in your skills behind the camera and improve your photography in a single day.

Now this class IS for the beginning entrepreneur with no business experience and the seasoned photographer who hit their plateau because they are relying on charisma to gain clients.

Regardless of how little or how much business experience you have, you are taking this workshop because you haven’t fully implemented any solid strategy behind your photography business.

What is the return policy?

If you can’t earn the workshop fee back within 90 days by implementing the business strategies I will return your money to you and I’ll probably include an offer to buy your equipment from you.

Shane, I’m ready to build a successful photography business

Great! Click the link to register for the class and be prepared to stop sucking at the business of photography!

Who is this workshop for?

This in-depth workshop is for photographers who are sick and tired of struggling. It’s for photographers who are tired of spinning their wheels and wishing they were earning more income.  This is for photographers who are tired of advice from people who’ve never built a business. This is for photographers who want a plain, no nonsense guide to building a solid foundation for their photography business. 

What will you learn?
  • Are you tired of competing with all those other cheap photographers? Learn how to increase your pricing without losing clients.
  • Do you struggle with social media? Learn simple things to improve your results.
  • Do you wish you had an assistant? Learn when to hire your first assistant and how you should do it.
  • Do you take anything that comes your way? Learn how to stop hoping for business and attract the type of clients you want.
  • Can you remember the names, phone numbers and emails of everyone who expressed an interest in your photography? Learn how to create and manage your database to increase your profits.
  • Does your website create business for you or is it a glorified business card? Learn how to make your website profitable.
  • Are you struggling with SEO? Learn simple techniques to improve your rankings.
  • and more!
What’s included?
  • Lunch
  • Handouts
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One, Two and Three month business check up.
What are my requirements to participate?
  • A strong desire to learn the business of photography
  • A good attitude
  • A laptop or computer
About the instructor:

Shane Baker started photography in 2012. In 2013 he was named the Phoenix Photographer of the Year. In 2015 he began shooting as a full-time professional. He is the founder of the only team based group for Arizona photographers, models, makeup artists, stylist and designers and he is now the Director and Resident Photographer of Ustudios, a 10,000 square foot creative space in downtown Phoenix. 

Only $199!
YES! I want to earn more $$$!
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