Vancouver Photo Workshops is proud to bring you this unique 1 day Seminar with Photography Business Consultant Corwin Hiebert.

Marketing a photography business is tough, especially in a saturated market. If you're serios about making money as a photographer you have to dig deep into your entrepreneurial soul, discover new opportunities and prospects, leveraging only marketing tools and tactics that fit your brand and budget.

A clear and compelling marketing approach will make ‘living the dream’ a lot more fun and rewarding. Whether you’re looking for an injection of new ideas or you need to formulate an actionable marketing plan, this workshop and consulting package will help you cut through the noise, and the crap, and put a strategy in place. This 1-day intensive, and the bonus consulting sessions, will guide you through the action steps necessary to get the clarity and momentum you need to successfully promote your photography business.


The consulting session and workshop will be conducted by Corwin Hiebert, photography business consultant, founder of Taendem Agency Inc., and creator of the Business Action Planner Toolkit for Photographers. Corwin works with talent such as world-renowned photographer, publisher, and best-selling author David duChemin, and he is the author of Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] (Peachpit Press, 2013).


One (1) private consulting session (Skype) is included with registration. This 1-hour, post-workshop session with Corwin Hiebert will take place upon mutual availability prior to May 1, 2017.


The retail price of this workshop, including the private consulting session, is CAD $390. The early-bird rate is only CAD $325 - save 16% if you purchase your seat before 11:59 PM (PST) on February 28, 2017.

Tickets are available exclusively through Vancouver Photo Workshops.


This seminar will be held at the following location:

YWCA Hotel
733 Beatty St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4

Parking is available underground (below the YWCA Hotel). There is another parkade located close by at the Vancouver Public Library. The closest skytrain station is Stadium / Chinatown.

Participants can brown-bag lunch, or grab food at a local eatery. Several coffee shops are within short walking disstance of the seminar location in downtown Vancouver.

About Corwin Hiebert:

The sessions will be presented by Corwin Hiebert, photography business consultant, founder of Taendem Agency Inc., and creator of the Business Action Planner Toolkit for Photographers.

Corwin works with talent such as world-renowned photographer, publisher, and best-selling author David duChemin, and he is the author of Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid](Peachpit Press, 2013).

This boot camp is produced by Marc Koegel / Vancouver Photo Workshops


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Doors open

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Session 1 – Making Sense of the Market

Every industry, niche, or genre of photographic work is in flux right as the barrier to entry continues to fall (increased competition) and professional talent is more accessible and affordable than ever. This initial session will introduce the key concepts of a healthy, long-game marketing approach in light of current market activity, as well as some preliminary discussion regarding industry trends drawn from Corwin's agency work.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Session 1 – Establishing Your Marketing Make-up

Every photographer has their own unique value proposition—it's why clients come to you (and it's especially why they come back)—but, that distinctness is lost when ones' marketing looks and smells like everyone else's. After some serious naval gazing regarding your previous marketing challenges, we'll dive into what's going to work for you moving forward. This session will outline how to define your unique marketing approach and how to choose which sales drivers and promotional methods align with your brand, personality, photographic style, and types of offerings.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Session 2 - Attracting Your Target Audience

It's useless to try and stand out in the crowd of "everyone is a photographer"—your marketing efforts need to be laser-focused on specific types of buyers in order to create the kind of opportunities that produce the sales you need. This session will take photographers step-by-step through the actions necessary to grow, attract, and manage their professional network and ultimately leverage their marketing methods without having to 'push' their talent on so-called prospects.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Session 3 — Developing Your Marketing Toolkit (Hands-on)

There are a millions ways to promote a photography business but you can only employ a select few tactics and tools in order to get the job done effectively, on-brand, and with your creative spirit in tact. This hands-on, working session will guide a photographer through the process of developing a holistic marketing strategy by creating a vision-driven approach to each method. Some individual work and small group discussion will take place.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Session 4 – Creating Your Marketing Calendar (Hands-on)

So much time and money can be wasted on promotional actives which produce little-to-no new business. This practical session will help you create a manageable and repeatable 3-month marketing calendar that you can use immediately to help you attract clients. Some individual work and small group discussion will take place.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Session 5 – Your Next Steps

That’s a wrap but we won’t send you off into the world without a frank discussion about your next steps and how to ensure you have the accountability and discipline in place to keep yourself on track (no matter what shiny new toy your favourite camera company releases next week).


Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • A maximum of twenty (20) registrants will be permitted.
  • A minimum of ten (10) registrants is required by February 28. If that minimum is not reached, the event will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued.

  • Registration is only available online via; tickets must be paid in full prior to the event. If the event is full, please register for the waitlist, as an additional workshop may be added with sufficient demand.

  • Workshop registrations are non-refundable, but they are transferable (which means someone else can take your spot if you are unable to attend; if you require assistance with this, we’ll do what we can to help).
  • Please bring a laptop or tablet.

  • This is a camera-free day… leave your shinny picture-making toys at home. 


Corwin's workshops are jam packed with useful insights. The idea of 'pull' rather than 'push' marketing and sales is big one that I'm not hearing anywhere else. Tons of info on cloud based systems and how to leverage your marketing efforts. I'd go again but I'd bring a rain coat because he fire-hosed me with so much great stuff! Sign up, you won't regret it. - Ian Bell

This was a very valuable experience for me. Corwin's presentation of the material was excellent - timing, spontaneity, graphics and humour! - all added to the professionalism of the day. I appreciated the small group size and the numerous chances to chat with the other photographers. - Sandy Bell

“Corwin’s affable manner and humour, combined with his expertise in working with creatives, makes his workshops really enjoyable. All the attendees were at different stages of development with their photography business, but Corwin present the material in a way that was applicable to everyone, and each person’s situation was treated equally. We were all “real” photographers, regardless of how much money we made.”  –  Liisa Hannus

“Starting a photography business is overwhelming. The workshop gave me clarity. It allowed me to organize the chaos in my head and transformed concerns into step by step actions. Meeting other like minded people and hearing about their story was also of high value. I really recommend the experience!”Anita Bonnarens

“This was a fantastic session. I attended in the summer and that was awesome, too, but I found two days to be better in terms of breaking everything down and digesting the information and coming up with next steps. Thank you so much for a great experience all around–including lunch. Always very important ;)”Darina Kopcok

“After years in the industry consistent learning remains an important part of my approach, and Corwin’s workshop offered me a critical look at needed changes as I continue. I plan to use what I learned in the workshop as a road map in moving forward in my career.”Rob Shaer




This workshop is intended for photographers with some prior experience in RAW processing and workflow.


Maximum 20 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your questions, a tablet and/or laptop computer,

We Provide:

Event as described above.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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This workshop is taught by the following instructor: Corwin Hiebert

Workshop Dates Time Seminar Location: Instructor Registration
Saturday March 11, 2017 9am - 5pm YWCA Hotel Downtown733 Beatty Steet Corwin Hiebert Click Here to Register!