He has taught 18 years at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography and 14 years at Imaging USA.  He has also taught at the Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography, The East Coast School and Image Explorations near Victoria, British Columbia.  

Steve serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. 

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.

How can you tell if you are becoming the photographer you want to be if you don’t know where you are headed?  In this program, Steve Kozak shares his insights and experience in helping you to determine the direction of your business and defining your career.   By expanding upon sound principles of a 4-Wheel Drive business, Steve challenges the photographer to create a career that is built by default rather than by design. 

This class will help you:

Creating marketing excellence
Finding your marketing message
Pricing strategies for tough times
Creating a "sticky" business
Building Customer Loyalty
What Every Photographer Should Know
How You Can Help Your Clients Spend More

Layout a plan for building your business
Marketing your photography and finding new clients
Establishing a year-round marketing calendar
Writing effective ad copy
Determining a plan for career and personal growth


​​​​Winona School 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 and the Sunset Print Award from LexJet. 

Steve currently serves on the PPA Board of Directors and is 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.

Indianapolis, IN                           ​June 17 - 20, 2019

About the Instructor

Steve Kozak

The Road to Success Requires 4-Wheel Drive

Steve Kozak