AFSer Journey

Hi AFS’rs!

To help you get started with your membership program we have a Photographer Road Map for you. 

  1. Click below to start your Program.
  2. Save what you’re working on as a Favorite.  See Favorites in your Dashboard.
  3. If you have any questions, please email us at support@sullivanjphotography.com

Learning Stage

If you can check off each of the items below you’re ready for the Portfolio Stage.

You understand how to use your fstop, shutter speed, and ISO to make a good exposure.

You know what a wide, mid and telephoto lens will do to your photograph.

You understand the rules of composition.

If you broke a rule do you know why it made your composition strong.

You know how to make an image with natural light.

You understand how the camera works when it comes to a variety of light in the frame.

You work with a program to process your work.

You take a RAW image and make basic changes to improve your story in your photograph.

You understand the basic tools in the develop module in Lightroom or the software you’re using to develop your work.

Portfolio Stage

If you can check off each of the items below you’re ready for the Business Artistic Stage.

You have a strong portfolio of at least 15 – 20 images. Your creative project is a must here!

You have a strong following who like your work. Remember, 1000 true followers are much better than a huge following that’s just numbers.

You connected with people on your favorite social platform sharing your portfolio work.

You have a basic website to share your portfolio. 1 page for portfolio 1 page for contact information.

You have a basic email signup form on you website so you can connect with people who love your work.

**** OPTIONAL Post-Processing with layers & masks.  Selectively processing your work.

Business / Artistic Stage

If you can check off each of the items below you’re ready for the Pushing Your Comfort Stage.

You have a plan for your work? You’ve completed a basic business plan for the year.

You’re selling work to your Ideal Customer Avatar, examples: editors, art buyers, homeowners, other business websites or have your work shown in galleries? Please don’t limit your customers to this list.

You’ve connected with people on your favorite social platform sharing your portfolio work.

You have a basic website to share your portfolio.

You have a contact form for you website. Not required but suggested: You have an email sign up form to connect with people once a month.

NOTE *** ARTISTIC STAGE: You have no desire to sell or show your work. You create for self improvement.

Artistic requirement: You have 1 complete portfolio that tells a story with at least 20 images.

Pushing Your Comfort Zone Stage

You’re board and ready for a change. You’ll feel this when your ready to complete this stage.

Creation Goals:

Working on a new portfolio by trying new ways to photograph and/or post-processing.

You have a new portfolio of creative work of at least 20 images in this portfolio.

You have new mediums to your work.

Business Goals:

Make a particular amount in your business

Work with other businesses

Teaching

Making videos

No ideas is crazy… if you’re the first in what you do, even better!

Growing Stage

You’re bored and ready for a change? You’ll feel this when your ready to complete this stage.

You have hired an assistant to help you because you’re overwhelmed and need help.

You have completed a strategic campaigns to attract new clients with email, webinars, social media, etc…

You have pixels to hone in on ICA’s for your ads.

Your website is functioned for SEO and you use this to help with your campaigns.

You’ve hired people/companies to help you with the tasks you don’t like to do and/or you’re not strong at.

You’ve increased your prices to help the business function better for the client.