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Business of Studio Photography by Edward Lilley -
Portrait and wedding photographers will find scores of proven-effective
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and surefire strategies for every aspect of operating a photography studio: from
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with photo labs, and selling to the public. Here are scores of no-nonsense guidelines
for devising short- and long-term business plans, handling paperwork effectively,
conducting public relations and self-promotion programs, and more. Also included
is an all-new section on the use of digital photography as well as completely
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veteran photographer's rep reveals how to find more clients and make more money.
This newly revised third edition has been brought completely up-to-date to reflect
current photo market trends and the latest techniques for using the Internet.
The book explains how to build a marketing plan that incorporates self-promotion,
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researching and winning clients, negotiating rates, finding and working with reps,
computers, and the ethics of good business are just a few of the topics covered.
Piscopo's book is full of specific, practical
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Photography Your Way
by Chuck Delaney
Rich with seasoned advice and practical tools for conquering
fears behind the camera, this book is a motivational guide for anyone wanting
to advance in the world of photography as a career or hobby. Following a review
of basic equipment, training, and the digital revolution, the author outlines
career avenues and options; ways to trigger inspiration; current photography trends
and markets; grant information, creative business strategies, contests, clubs,
and professional associations; and business, legal, and
classic reference book for all photographers and artists
on Profit, by Tom Zimberoff
$35.00, 6 3/4 x 9 7/8;
416 pages Paperback
with CD-ROM (Mac and PC)
ISBN: 1-58115-059-8 Publication
A School of Profitability for Photographers - Innovative Business
Automation Expert Shares Key to Profitability with Entrepreneurial Media Photographers
a photography business with no fear-inspiring paper stacks and lost invoices,
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Written by a photographer and expert on business automation, this unique combination
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By using the Photography: Focus
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* implement the “best
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* ensure a timely return of
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a “virtual paper trail” that can be easily accessed at every stage
effective copyright licensing terms to all estimates, invoices, and confirmations
* carry out customized promotions in time-efficient, professional manner
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suggested reading list of Allworth Press titles.
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for more titles about The Business of Photography, Education and Promotion.
(American Society of Media Photographers)
Professional Business Practices in Photography
classic guide is the ultimate source on key business practices and industry standards
from the foremost authority in professional photography.
the authoritative source of information on business practices, standards, and
resources for professional photographers.
standard practices in stock and assignment photography to special one-time decisions
such as acquiring a digital workstation, this “business bible” provides
the latest answers to any legal or business question an aspiring or professional
photographer can ask.
With in-depth chapters, over two dozen industry
experts offer practical guidance on such topics as estimating prices, formalizing
agreements, using electronic technology, and much more. This completely updated
Seventh Edition also features dozens of ready-to-copy legal and business forms,
helpful checklists, and an extensive cross-media bibliography.
this book directly from Allworth Press for $28 plus shipping. (List price is $35.)
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and Legal Forms for Photographers
electronic rights, essential forms and negotiation tactics. Includes an estimate
form; confirmation of assignment, invoice; agency contract; releases and much
more. A CD-ROM w/electronic versions of each form is provided.
Paperback: 180 pages ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.53 x 10.78 x 8.34
* Publisher: Allworth Press; ; 3rd edition (January 2002)
* ISBN: 158115206X
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The Law (in
Plain English) for Photographers by: Leonard DuBoff
thorough discussion of the legal and business issues of everyday concern in professional
photography. Topics covered include: copyright, defamation and libel, censorship
and obscenity, business organization and taxes, working and living space, contracts
and remedies, agents, estate planning and more.
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Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 9.04
x 6.14 * Publisher: Allworth Press; ; Revised edition (May 2002) * ISBN: 1581152256
Photography by: Michael Heron & David MacTavish
essential resource for photographers, art directors, and graphic designers explains
how to price both assignment and stock photography and gives detailed pricing
carts for every use from a magazine ad to a mug. Revised and updated, it covers
pricing for electronic rights as well as new developments in business. (Also see
ASMP above, both a must to be well informed on the business of Photography)
x 8 1/2, 152 pages, Softcover
Photography - Purchase through Allworth
Press publisher and founder Tad Crawford is an author, attorney, and artists'
Born in New York City, Crawford grew up in the artists
colony of Woodstock, New York. Interested in writing both fiction and nonfiction,
he majored in economics at Tufts College and graduated from Columbia Law School
in February 1971. ("That explains the unusual amalgam of my activities," Crawford
says. "A lot of legal skills are crucial for helping the artist and for running
a publishing company. Of course, writing is an excellent background for publishing.
So it's come together very well.")
Crawford clerked for a judge of the
New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, then went to work for a
small general law firm in New York City while writing and teaching writing and
literature at the School of Visual Arts. Until he took the teaching assignment
at the School of Visual Arts and learned of the need for materials to help artists
understand their rights, he had not envisioned being an advocate of artists' rights.
"I found nothing in print to help artists deal with such legal matters as copyrights,
contracts, income taxes, the 'hobby loss'problem, estate planning, or even how
to get grants," recalls Crawford. And so, responding to what he saw as "an extreme
need," he wrote a book dealing with those and other relevant issues, titling it
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist and using it as a text for the "Law and the
Visual Artist" course that he taught at the School of Visual Arts. Published in
1977, Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is now in its fourth edition and has nearly
one hundred thousand copies in print. read