Professional Photography: Managing Your Freelance Career

A course by Danny Bittencourt
Photographer and Writer. Cascais, Portugal.
Joined February 2020
, Photographer and Writer

Learn the secrets to profiting from your work and transform your passion into your profession

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (171)
  • 3899 students
Professional Photography: Managing Your Freelance Career

Learn the secrets to profiting from your work and transform your passion into your profession

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (171)
  • 3899 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 41m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Becoming a professional photographer requires a set of skills that go beyond artistic education. Photographer Danny Bittencourt has overcome her fair share of challenges in areas like administration, marketing, finances, and even legal matters. She has used all this knowledge to build a successful international career as a photographer and shares it all with you in this course, so you too can build your own successful freelance career.

Learn how to find your niche based on your own unique style of photography. . Danny teaches you how to manage your career, build a marketing strategy specific to your market, and develop a photo series that you can present to clients and share with the world.

In her first Domestika course, Danny shows you her tricks and techniques to create impactful self-portraits: Fine Art Self-Portrait Photography.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Self-management
  • U3
    U3. Tools
  • U4
    U4. Possible directions
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Danny Bittencourt and the milestones achieved during her fourteen years as a photographer. See how she overcame some hurdles along the way to eventually become her own boss and make a living from her art.

In the second unit, learn about Danny’s organization method, analyze a case study to better manage your time and production, and establish your goals to increase productivity.

Then, see how to create a commercial strategy in line with your objectives by publishing your work on Instagram, magazines, mailing lists, exhibitions, or content productions.

In the next step, Danny shows you how to produce a series of materials such as a resume, a contract, a certificate of authenticity, a professional web page, and social media profiles to promote your work effectively.

Finally, explore other areas for opportunity including grants, governmental cultural incentives, art galleries, competitions, and other alternatives.

What is this course's project?

Create a series of resources to present your work including a web page, a professional Instagram profile, a biography, a description of your work, and a catalog of your photographs ready to present to the art market.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For photographers seeking to perfect their career management skills, improve their productivity, and monetize their work.

What you need

To take this course, you will need an ongoing project, preferably independent or freelance work in any type of photography.


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Danny Bittencourt

A course by Danny Bittencourt

Photographer and Writer

Danny Bittencourt is a Brazilian visual poet who alternates between artistic production, education, and writing novels. She graduated in Photography, specializing in Visual Poetry, and has a Masters in Education with a major in Cultural Studies. Danny is devoted to sharing her research and experience, offering lectures, workshops, and courses, throughout Brazil, Argentina, and Portugal.

She is the author of the books Fotografia Fine Art by iPhoto Editora, Fotografía Híbrida, released independently, and A luz da janela, published by Chiado Books.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • Autonomy
    • Organization
    • Marketing
  • U3


    • Professional presentation
    • Disclosure
    • Text
    • Documents
  • U4

    Possible directions

    • Plastic images
    • Strong concepts
    • Direct customer
    • Alternative spaces
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Professional Photography: Managing Your Freelance Career

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Meet expert instructors

    Each instructor teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate as you about creativity.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

  • The course is 100% online, so once they are published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

  • The courses are divided into different units, each one includes lessons, informational texts, tasks and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You will also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the instructor and other students, and share your work and your course project, thus creating a community around the course itself.

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Professional Photography: Managing Your Freelance Career. A Photography, Video, Marketing, and Business course by Danny Bittencourt

Professional Photography: Managing Your Freelance Career

A course by Danny Bittencourt
Photographer and Writer. Cascais, Portugal.
Joined February 2020
  • 98% Positive reviews (171)
  • 3899 students