Become a photographer

A step-by-step guide to becoming a photographer

in-demand digital skills

With social media fueling a constant need for fresh content, demand for photography skills is growing every day.

Whether you want to specialise in food photography, product photography, fashion & lifestyle, portraits or anything else - you'll have plenty of options to choose from.

work from anywhere

One of the best things about photography is the freedom to set your own schedule, work from anywhere and decide exactly how you want to structure your business.

All you need is a camera & a laptop, and we'll teach you everything you need to know to build a business on your terms that fits around your goals and lifestyle.

find the right course for you...

We have a mix of digital & in-person courses to fit whatever stage of your journey.

To try photography for the first time

Photography in a Weekend is our self-paced mini-course, to walk you step-by-step through the basics of photography (no previous experience required).

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8-week zero-to-hero program

Our immersive digital bootcamp teaches you everything you need to know to take incredible photos and start a thriving photography business.

Photography Digital Bootcamp

Our advanced business accelerators

For those who have completed the digital bootcamp or have some previous photography experience, and want to take their skills & portfolio to the next level, grow their business and start landing their dream clients.

Photography Bali Bootcamp Business of Photography Digital Bootcamp

our recommended path to becoming a photographer.

Start with the digital bootcamp and then once you've launched your business and started landing clients, join the Bali bootcamp & ongoing business mastermind. It's our most immersive and hands-on pathway to take you from little to no previous experience to becoming a professional photographer, and running your own booked-out photography business from anywhere in the world.

Combining the best parts of online learning, one-on-one mentor feedback, a 10-day in-person bootcamp and ongoing coaching... this program will change your life.

step-by-step pathway to a thriving photography career.

Complete the full program in as little as 6 months, or start the digital bootcamp first and join the Bali intensive when you're ready.

8-week digital bootcamp

So much more than an online-course, our digital bootcamp includes over 105+ easy-to-understand video tutorials, practical activities and step-by-step projects that you can build for your own portfolio, including specialties like food & product photography, portraits & lifestyle. Our mentors will be available every step of the way to provide on-demand support and feedback on your work, so that you have all the one-on-one support you need to thrive.

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10-day Bali bootcamp

Take everything you've learnt in the digital bootcamp (or your existing experience) and expand on it with 10 incredible days of immersive learning, shooting & editing campaigns with our mentors standing side-by-side to give you feedback. You'll master advanced techniques in food, product, lifestyle & travel photography setting up systems and processes to streamline your workflow and grow your business.

From the moment you arrive at our Bali campus, all of your needs will be taken care of with chef-prepared meals, daily yoga and an incredible environment so that you can focus on the one thing you came here to do - learn. And with a 1-to-4 mentor ratio, you'll get the hands-on attention you need to take your business to the next level.

learn more about the Bali bootcamp or for an online option, join the business of photography bootcamp

6+ month mastermind program

At this stage you've mastered the skills, you've built your portfolio and you've put together all the templates and resources you need (from pricing & pitch templates to invoices & contracts) it's time to launch your business. In our three-month coaching program you'll have access to a team of experienced mentors guiding you and holding you accountable as you land your first client projects, refine your niche and build a thriving remote business.

6-months included with our Business of Web Dev bootcamp 12-months included with our Bali bootcamp

a sneak peak

of what you'll experience during our 6-month photography intensive program.

105+ video tutorials

You receive lifetime access to our digital bootcamp which contains 105+ in-depth, easy to understand lessons that go beyond theoretical knowledge and walk you step-by-step through projects and examples.

Hands-on mentor support

From the day you join the program, you'll have access to on-demand mentor support throughout the digital bootcamp, Bali bootcamp and ongoing coaching program. With years of industry experience, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

our campus in Bali

For the Bali bootcamp, our beautiful pool villa in Canggu, Bali will be your home away from home. Set in lush tropical gardens, with a huge air-conditioned classroom, swimming pool and lots of cosy little areas to soak in everything you're learning. We take you away from the stress and distractions of everyday life, to the most ideal learning environment possible.

10-days of practical workshops

The Bali bootcamp is a chance to take your skills to the next level with styled scenes & practical projects. Our mentors will be standing side-by-side as you plan, shoot, edit and build your business giving you actionable feedback. These are the kind of advanced projects that will help you stand out from the crowd and land your dream clients.

Portfolio-building photoshoots

We've created the kind of photoshoots most beginners dream of being part of, coordinating everything from the beautiful studio setups with professional lighting for product photography, epic destinations around Bali for travel photography, and even models, HMUA, & stylists for a fashion shoot. You'll finish the bootcamp with a portfolio that would have taken you months to create on your own.

all your needs taken care of

One of the core philosophies of our program is that when we put the needs of our students above all else, something amazing happens - you learn really fast. So from the moment you touch down, our team will be taking care of every single need, with nourishing chef-prepared meals, afternoon smoothies, daily yoga and more.

build your business

Beyond accelerating your skills, this program is all about building your business - tailoring your services, prices, packages and workflow to fit your goals and your lifestyle. From how to attract your dream clients, to how to create sustainable ongoing revenue and make client communication a dream, the last two days of the Bali bootcamp are all about getting one-on-one support to build and scale your business.

coaching to help you succeed

When the bootcamp ends it's time to start the 3-month coaching program where we'll help you set achievable goals, prioritize your time, land your first clients and start growing your business. You've got the skills, the portfolio and the the confidence, this is where it all comes together and you build your dream business.

a community like no other

Imagine being surrounded by a community of people who are all driven to get the most out of life, to wake up every day doing something they love and having a positive impact while they do it. Having this tribe of people who have your back and are cheering you along every step of the way is one of the incredible parts of joining IOC.

dates & details

8-Week Digital Bootcamp: 6 Jul - 30 Aug 2024

10-Day Bali Bootcamp: Feb 2025

what's included

8-week digital bootcamp (bonus worth $2250)

  • 105+ Video Lessons
  • Practical activities & assignments
  • Personal mentor feedback & support
  • Editable professional templates
  • Weekly Live Q&A
  • Private IOC Community
  • Lifetime access to all course materials

10-day Bali bootcamp

  • 10 nights accommodation at our private villa
  • 10 days of practical workshops
  • All meals by our in-house chef team
  • Daily yoga & mindfulness meditation
  • All excursions & activities
  • Return airport transfer

3-month coaching program

  • Monthly group coaching calls
  • On-demand live chat & text support
  • Direct feedback on your portfolio & strategy
  • Support with client pitches & business growth
  • A private community with weekly prompts

tuition fees

Program Fee: $6250 USD

Waitlist: $5750 (save $500)

You can choose to pay upfront (and receive the $500 early bird discount), or secure your spot with a $750 deposit and then pay for the tuition in interest free installments (and receive a $500 earlybird discount)

For a limited time, if you have attended one of our digital bootcamps, you can receive credit for the tuition paid.

Book a call with a course advisor for more details.

application process

Previous attendance in our digital bootcamp, or equivalent relevant experience is a prerequisite for this advanced program. Enroll in a Bali bootcamp before the 1st September and receive the digital bootcamp for free.

Enrollments for this program are capped at 16 students only, so places typically fill up quickly and we encourage you to apply early.

get on the waitlist

get on the waitlist

Only 16 spots available in our Bali bootcamp - join the waitlist to be the first to know when it's open for enrollment, get all the details about the course as they are released & access the early bird pricing.