Charles Lewis

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M.Photog.Cr., A-ASP

Charles Lewis opened his portrait and wedding photography studio in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1972 after understudying with the great master photographer, Donald Jack, in Omaha, Nebraska.  He’s achieved the status of Master Photographer, and Photographic Craftsman through PPA, and has also been honored with the Charles “Bud” Hayes award, and the Bill Stockwell award—both for excellence in photographic education.

He's traveled around the world sharing his knowledge of photography, marketing, pricing & selling, including presented 30-city seminar tours where he has shared his discoveries of the best ways to make a great living in the portrait & wedding photography business. His exclusive "Charles Lewis Inner Circle" membership program is in its 14th year, and is full of photography money-making tools, tips and techniques, as well as a monthly audio CD and Newsletter which are sent out to all his members each month.

Charles's Courses

  • 4.5 Strategies you MUST Implement to be Successful in the Photography Business and make a KILLER Living!

    Instructors: Thomas Morelli, Charles Lewis, Todd Lewis
    What does it take to be successful and create a consistent living in the world of professional photography? Is producing award winning images enough to put money in your bank account each and every month? Which strategies are the most effective to get you & your studio over the “finish line” that demands respect in your community and earn the money you deserve? Bruce & Josh Hudson have a combined 45 years experience in running a successful photographic studio near Seattle WA. They will be sharing their top 4.5 strategies that will help you build your studio business into a profit making machine and give you a consistent pay check by maximizing your sales. Bruce & Josh will be pulling back the curtain and sharing; (1) who are your best clients and how to market to them effectively. (2)Once you have amazing clients what can you do to create a client for life and have them happily invest their hard earn money on your photography. This exclusive webinar is designed for both “newbies” that want to transform a part time business into a fulltime profession AND longtime studio owners that may need little “kick in the butt” to jumpstart a sluggish or failing business. Both Bruce & Josh have a passion for helping their fellow Photo Entrepreneur’s achieve the dreams of owning and operating a successful studio. Join them on ----- for this informative, content rich, and motivational presentation .
  • Creating a Marketing Calendar

    Instructors: Todd Lewis, Charles Lewis, Thomas Morelli
    The way you market yourself and your business to clients could make or break your success. But for many photographers, cracking the code to effective marketing is difficult. Knowing who to reach, what to say, where to position it, and how to do it is critical. Joined with the industry’s leading photography business educators, Charles Lewis, M.Photog. Cr., A-ASP and Thomas Morelli, as they reveal exactly how to create a full year’s photography marketing calendar, complete with all the details. They will also show examples of the marketing calendars that resemble successful photography businesses. It’s all about knowing exactly what marketing to do, each month, so you have a steady stream of clients throughout the entire year. Never wonder again what marketing to do, what really works, and when to do it. By the end of this online event, you will be able to create your own marketing calendar for the rest of 2016, and all of 2017!
  • How to Present Your Photography for Maximum Sales

    Instructors: Charles Lewis, Todd Lewis
    Webinar: In this class, Charles and Todd will show you methods for presenting your images that can explode your profits! You'll learn how to avoid mistakes in presenting images, simple changes that can be made in what you say to clients, and the Lewis's "studio secret weapon" that will make a huge difference in the money you make!
  • Photographer's Email Response System: How To Turn 84% Of All Emails You Get Asking What You Charge Into BOOKED SESSIONS

    Instructors: Charles Lewis, Todd Lewis
    Webinar: You get an email like this: "Hi. I'm looking for a photographer to take pictures of my family. How much do you cost?" And then you never hear back. Doesn't that drive you crazy? Join Charles and Todd Lewis for this live webinar to learn their email response system and ensure that this almost never happens again. You’ll learn how to respond to any email and turn them into booked sessions, almost like magic.
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