Attending Hallmark and pursuing a career in photography had long been a dream of mine. I made a huge leap of faith, retiring from my career of 35 years in the retail industry to follow my dream. The program did not disappoint. Coming to Hallmark was the perfect decision at the perfect time in my life.
Without question, the best part of attending Hallmark is working with and learning from the renowned instructors. Each of the instructors is very giving with their photography and business life-lessons. They are all approachable and available. They are truly your partners in realizing your photography goals and dreams.
When asked about the Hallmark program I would say that every day is like a week. It is an exciting, fast-paced, challenging and rewarding 10 months.
Of course, as expected, you are taught the camera and lighting how-to’s. But Hallmark is so much more than that, you are taught how to pose and engage your models; how to retouch, edit and perfect the image in post production; how to write a business plan and resume; and how to create your brand and market it. Along the way life lessons in collaboration, teamwork , decision making, making connections, maximizing resources and public speaking are learned and reinforced.
At the end of the program you graduate from Hallmark with a toolbox filled with skills necessary to be successful and creative in the competitive field of photography.