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Be a Freelancer, Not a Lone Ranger
Grow your photography CAREER in the context of COMMUNITY.
You're tired of being talked to.
Your photography business will grow as you share your experiences with peers and ask questions of photographers you trust. Fast track your career by connecting with working photographers that have skin in the game.
that make a difference
You're looking for industry advice.
Your photography career will thrive when you get professional feedback on your business-building efforts. You're steering a moving ship; cut through the murky waters of the marketplace by having access to expertise when you need it!
that make money
You're feeling stuck and kinda pissed off.
Your photography will attract clients when you inject fresh, creative work into your portfolio. Get ideas and real-time feedback on your visual work, marketing tactics, and sales efforts from photographers who know their stuff.
You started this journey full of kittens and rainbows.
Things changed. Get back some of that pixie dust.
*No fairies or unicorns were harmed in the making of this community.
Get Private Access to Working Pros
Photographers need each other. Let's thrive together.
CONNECT any time
A resource that fits your life.
Connect with photographers in real time, whenever it's convenient for you. Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, you can jump into a conversation day or night.
USE any device
Pro advice at your fingertips.
Collaborate with photographers using your computer, tablet, or phone via an encrypted platform application. Pro-d shouldn't be limited to a Web browser.
GROW your network
A platform to expand your world.
Build your professional community by engaging with photographers from around the world. Break free from industry inbreeding and the pitfalls of market bias.
Ask an Industry Leader Anything
Our AMA roster is packed with working pros and industry experts at the top of their game.
Here are some of the guest members you'll have direct access to during live AMA events.
World + Humanitarian
David duChemin is a renowned humanitarian assignment and travel photographer, best-selling author, accidental founder of Craft & Vision, and international workshop leader. His nomadic and adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. See his work and words at davidduchemin.com.
Portrait + Headshot
Peter Hurley is a premier portrait and headshot photographer with studios in New York City and Los Angeles. He is known for the genuine expressions he captures in his actors headshots and executive portraits. Peter is a total pro and a fantastic educator. Learn more at headshotcrew.com.
Portrait + Editorial
Adam is an award-winning freelance portrait, editorial and lifestyle photographer working throughout the West Coast of North America, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. To learn more about his craft, see his work, and go behind the scenes, visit his portfolio site adamblasberg.com.
Humanitarian + iPhone
Austin is a travel photographer & ideator, constantly on-the-move creating content for today’s best brands. He also founded WELD, a workspace + community for creative pros and he dreamt up the world-renowned Shot on iPhone campaign. You can see his work at austinmann.com.
Commercial + Lifestyle
Dave Delnea is a commercial photographer primarily serving the resort industry with lifestyle images of people and places. His clients include Ritz Carlton, Trump Development, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, and Johnson & Johnson. His work can be seen at davedelnea.com.
Blogging + Productivity
Christine is a blogger of 16 years and coined the name WordPress. As a former web consultant and professional photographer, she is a trusted expert in blogging and building an online business. Visit her at christinetremoulet.com.
Adventure + Outdoor
This UK-born, Whistler-based mountain man left a career in Aerospace Engineering and is now a successful photographer. His clients include major brands such as Apple, Nike, Oakley and Red Bull. Learn more at shuttermuse.com.
Facebook + Affiliate Advertising
Dave is the publisher of CLARITY magazine and the owner of PhotographyBB. His secret sauce is a proprietary blend of expert marketer and digital handyman. He’s also a pixel-twisting, Photoshop action-making maniac at photographybb.com.
Cut the Crap. Get the Advice You Need.
Stop hunting the web for training resources that miss the mark.
Cut to the chase and ask a question or join a conversation in a topic-driven channel.
Be bold. Share bodies of work for peer critique.
Find out how peers are winning clients.
Improve your web content and SEO.
Go old school and talk about tangible collateral.
Discuss online marketing tools, tactics and pitfalls.
Share the love. Ask for—or offer—paid help.
Talk money and take the pain out of client pricing.
Keep your nails and your hair. Get help with your bookkeeping stuffs.
Get feedback and ideas about your positioning and design.
Bonus Resources for Photographers
COLAB cranks it all the way to... 11.
by Corwin Hiebert.
At the beginning of a work week, you need more than a strong cup of coffee (or two, or three); you need a pat on the back, a kick in the butt, a crazy idea, some comforting business advice, or an exciting marketing idea. Or just a good laugh. Corwin's good for d.) All of the above.
within 72 hours of a live event.
Ask Me Anything events are live chat discussions not to be missed, but if you can't participate—because you're working or whatever—you won't miss out. After each event, we'll provide members a downloadable PDF highlighting the best of the best.
packed with training and tools.
Members share digital products (like eBooks, tutorials, worksheets, and software) with their peers because they're cool and/or they're hoping for some feedback. COLAB is a fantastic place to distribute and enjoy the freshest photo industry business/marketing resources.
The #1 Resource for Photographers
COLAB is powered by SLACK—the best communication platform on the web.
What Photographers Are Saying
Good things. Great things.
COLAB feels like the community I’ve been looking for to give me the push I need to make decisions and stick with my plan of action. I feel very lucky to be a part of this and hope I’ve also got a lot to add!
— Ros O'Gorman, Music + Portrait Photographer
I've been confused as to whom and what to believe about the business part of what I do. COLAB Community has become my #1 business resource, which I've been hoping to find for many years.
— Cliff Etzel, Photographer + Multimedia Storyteller
Invest in Your Professional Development
If you're looking for something free, join a Facebook group or do another Google search.
Get started right away.
Within seconds of signing up for your free 14-day trial, you’ll be invited into the private COLAB Community Slack team... no delays, no gatekeepers.
Start or join a conversation instantly.
You'll have access to every channel, so you can jump right into a discussion, or ask a question, and get the advice you need—it's all at your fingertips.
Learn how to Slack.
If you’re new to the Slack environment, don’t worry; our Welcome Kit includes a fast-track guide so you can learn on the fly. SLACK is easy to use and you'll love it... trust us.
Cancel your membership any time. If you cancel during your 14-day trial you won't spend a dime. At the conclusion of your trial period your first monthly payment will be applied to your credit card.
WILL RE-OPEN JANUARY 2018
Memberships are only available a few times a year.
We'll send you a private invite for next time the community is open to new members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions you might be asking.
I DON'T HAVE MONEY.
Why is it so expensive?
Value is in the eye of the beholder. You're spending money on things that are important to you. We spend real time—and real money—making sure this community is an invaluable resource for working photographers who want help with their business-building, money-making efforts. We believe that this kind of access is worth the price of an Adobe CC subscription. Give the risk-free trial a shot - you'll love it!
I LOVE NETWORKING.
Is there free parking?
This is a digital community only—we do not host events or facilitate meetups. Real-time access to working photographers from around the world is a truly awesome thing and we believe this community's strength comes from the willingness of members to ask questions, leave encouraging comments, and/or provide candid and insightful remarks right from their digital devices.
I'M NOT SURE ABOUT IT.
Who has joined so far?
Okay so... this could be a bit awkward but... we can't tell you that. We publicly promote our Ask Me Anything (AMA) partners, but our members haven't given us permission to release their names or information (and we won't ask, unless they willfully provide a testimonial). If you want to ensure a familiar face, ask one of your friends to join at the same time.
I NEED ANSWERS NOW!
Is this like a help desk?
No. This isn't a 24/7 support hotline. However, at any given time there could be dozens or hundreds of active members. This is a user-driven community so, depending on timing or subject matter, it may take a bit of time for your peers to respond. Most AMA events will be midday (PDT) and the COLAB founders will be active a few times a week.