Steve Kozak
M. Photog., CR., CPP

The Secrets To Success When Turning Pro

Steve Kozak

Course Number: 25

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Merely owning a camera does not make one a photographer any more than owning a pencil makes one a poet. A successful career in professional photography is built upon a foundation of lighting, posing and sound business practices. Simply put, Steve Kozak teaches photographers how to become successful!



What would it mean to you and your family if you could get your photography business operating at a high level of success? If you are new to professional photography, or if you are considering portrait or wedding photography as a career, then this class is where it all begins. If you have been in business for a while but you are finding it hard to make it all work, do not miss this class! If you are self-taught, chances are good that you really don’t know what it is you don’t know. This class will open your eyes, heart and mind to building your career by design rather than by default.


Steve has helped countless numbers of photographers turn their passion into a profession and their photography into profits. With this class, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and a unique insight into creating images at a professional level and how to price and sell your work so that you can keep on doing what you love.


Steve will have you looking at your career from three aspects: The Fundamentals, The Business and The Art of Photography. This course covers:


  • Creating Portraits Using Natural Light
  • Seeing and Measuring Light
  • Fundamentals of Flash Photography
  • Studio Lighting Made Simple
  • The Basics of Posing And Composition
  • Getting Your Business Off the Ground
  • Marketing Professional Photography
  • Finding Clients
  • Developing Pricing Strategies for Profit


If you desire to stop “taking pictures” and start “creating images”, then don’t miss this packed week. It will forever change the way you look at the craft of professional photography.


Steve Kozak is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Steve has earned the “Master of Photography” and the “Craftsman” degrees from PPA, and is PPA Certified. His work has also appeared in the prestigious “Loan Collection”. Professional recognition of his work includes the Masterpiece Award from Fuji Film USA.


Steve currently serves on the PPA Board of Directors and as the 2016 President of TPPA. He is also a PPA qualified instructor for PPA Certification prep classes.


Steve has recorded over a dozen videos for the PPA EDU program. These videos include classes on the fundamentals of photography, manual flash photography, exposure, opening a new studio as well as videos for CPP study preparation.


He has taught 15 years at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography and 12 years at Imaging USA. He has also taught at the Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography and Image Explorations near Victoria, British Columbia. He has written for Texas Professional Photographer and The Professional Photographer magazines.


Steve’s articles have been published in The Professional Photographer and Texas Professional Photographer magazines. His informative and inspiring programs make him a popular instructor on the speaking circuit.



To learn more, visit “The Secret to Success When Turning Pro” class website.


Check out Steve’s Class promotion spot on YouTube.


Steve Kozak
Grand Prairie, TX

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Hear Steve’s interview about becoming a professional photographer with Bill Ramsey, host of Intrepid Photography radio show.


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Check out Steve’s Class promotion spot on YouTube.