Through lectures, demonstrations, class discussions and guest speakers, this five-week class will provide the students with the knowledge needed to start their own photography business or to run your current business more efficiently. Instruction includes the differences between a Sole Proprietorship and a LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) business structure and which one is best for you. Learn about pricing your work, writing contracts to protect yourself from people who trample upon or outright steal your intellectual property or just disregard copyright laws. Learn when model releases are needed, plus how “sell up” and marketing your work to maximize profits. MPW will bring in guest speakers, each at the top of their profession to speak to our students; relevant to whatever kind of artistic business you plan to operate. This class is appropriate for the new photograph or the veteran who needs to brush up on the latest laws and business practices and business models.