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Brian Evans Photography

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DATA / Cal State Fullerton graduate, Brian Evans, spoke to current Digital Arts Technology Academy students on Jan. 5, 2010. This is his presentation.

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Brian Evans Photography

  1. 1. Brian Evans Photography
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Participated in DATA program </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded Purchase Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Cal State Fullerton </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Influences <ul><li>Atiba Jefferson </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony Weller </li></ul><ul><li>Nigel Parry </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Members </li></ul>
  4. 4. Work at CCHS
  5. 10. Work Beyond CCHS
  6. 14. Why am I here? <ul><li>Share my experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Offer tips for pursuing a career in photography </li></ul>
  7. 15. High School <ul><li>It’s never too early to start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a sponge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin making contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work to build portfolio </li></ul></ul>
  8. 16. College <ul><li>Continue experimenting </li></ul><ul><li>Continue making contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Expand portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your unique style </li></ul>
  9. 17. College Cont. <ul><li>Don’t limit yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Photography industry is changing </li></ul><ul><li>Business knowledge is key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul>
  10. 18. Starting Out <ul><li>Making contacts is #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your unique style </li></ul><ul><li>Take what you can get </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t get taken advantage of </li></ul>
  11. 19. Starting Out <ul><li>Become familiar with norms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect your work and yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides clarity </li></ul></ul>
  12. 20. What to Expect <ul><li>It’s a long process </li></ul><ul><li>Get used to hearing “no” </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t get discouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up the phone </li></ul><ul><li>It only takes one client </li></ul>
  13. 21. American Society of Media Photographers <ul><li>Professional Business Practices in Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul>
  14. 22. My Work <ul><li>http://www.brianevansphotographs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/43812969@N00/ </li></ul>

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