The Real Business of Photography

Author: Richard Weisgrau
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159889
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This honest, tell-all guide is written by one of the best-known players of the media photography business. Drawing from decades of experience as a working photographer and industry leader, the author defies popular business myths and trend-driven behavior by providing a fresh, common-sense approach to running a photography business. The essentials of running a photography business are covered-from setting a strategic vision to managing finances.

Photography Q A

Author: Zack Arias
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 013343463X
Format: PDF
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For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. Known for his photography, his teaching, and his ability to connect with photographers, Zack has long had an “open door” approach to discussing his career–the ups and the downs–and in so doing has provided a straightforward and candid look inside the industry. By consistently showing great work and offering helpful advice, he has built a large, loyal readership that looks to him for guidance in navigating the currents of a difficult and dynamic industry. Now, Zack finds yet another way to cut through the noise and offer truly valuable information to those struggling to make their way through the twists and turns of an ever-changing landscape. In Photography Q&A, Zack answers over 100 questions that he fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. From how to “put yourself out there” and start to get jobs, to how to get paid for those jobs when the client is slow to cut the check–and everything in between– Photography Q&A answers many of the pressing questions that photographers are asking, but until now have not been addressed. The book also includes intermittent “Visual Intermission” sections–where Zack discusses individual images that were milestones in his development as a photographer–as well as worksheets on topics such as pricing and costs that help photographers to “know their numbers.” With all this material, and with insightful, honest answers that come straight from Zack’s experience as a photographer who has seen it all (or at least a lot of it), Photography Q&A is an essential resource for any photographer looking for the real answers to the real questions in the industry today.

Real Sexy Photography

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Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1682030679
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dani Klein-Williams is renowned for her chic, flirty, and feminine boudoir portrait style and ability to showcase each woman’s best assets. In this book, Dani will help photographers focus on revealing a woman’s true essence. She explains not only how to deliver uniquely alluring photos, but also how to create a meaningful experience for every client. With an innate approachability and a bit of humor, Dani embraces the concept that every woman has a beauty all her own—one simply must know how to draw it out and capture it. This book offers guidance on all aspects of boudoir photography, including attracting your ideal clients, planning for the session, lighting and exposure strategies, flattering posing and creative composition, post-production, and sales. You’ll also discover tips for building rapport to ensure you are able to produce an array flattering, sensual images that she—and any anticipated portrait recipient — will truly cherish.

The Photographer s Guide to Negotiating

Author: Richard Weisgrau
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 1581154143
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Negotiating is a crucial skill for anyone running a business, but they don't teach this art in photography school. The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating gives specific tips for negotiating assignment deals, digital and electronic rights, stock photography sales, contracts, purchases, and more. Interviews with an art buyer, a photographer, and a photographer's rep give photographers extra insight-and maybe even the upper hand in many negotiations. Everyone negotiates in everyday life. This book shows photographers how to take those skills and successfully apply them to business deals.

Mastering the Business of Photography

Author: Tony Luna
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534006
Format: PDF, ePub
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Photography can be a competitive and unforgiving trade, however there are many strategies for professional success. This book is a resource for photographers of all kinds and demonstrates the many ways to manage a career in photography, while still “earning enough money to support yourself, a family, your interests, your aspirations, and your passion.” Mastering the Business of Photography offers insights into what happens when you’re not shooting—which is most of the time—and explains what you must do to further your career, make a living, and accomplish your personal goals. Topics include: • Organizing assignments from start to finish • Creating a plan and calculating risks • Building a standout portfolio • Anticipating financial matters • Working with clients • Self-promoting • Getting paid • Booking gigs • Negotiating a contract • And much more For freelance photographers and for those employed by agencies as well, this guide is full of practical advice for navigating the world of photo work, coming from an industry professional with over forty years of experience. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Real Photo Postcard Guide

Author: Robert Bogdan
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815608516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Real Photo Postcard Guide is an informative, comprehensive, and practical treatment of this wildly popular American phenomenon that dominated the United States photographic market during the first third of the twentieth century. Robert Bogdan and Todd Weseloh draw on extensive research and observation to address all aspects of the postcard from its history, origin, and cultural significance to practical matters like dating, purchasing, condition, and preservation. Illustrated with over 350 exceptional photo postcards taken from archives and private collections across the country, the scope of the Real Photo Postcard Guide spans technical considerations of production, characteristics of superior images, collecting categories, and methods of research for dating postcards and investigating their photographers. In a broader sense, the authors show how real photo postcards document the social history of America. From family outings and workplace awards to lynchings and natural disasters, every image captures a moment of American cultural history from the society that generated them. text and compelling photographic illustrations. Collectors, archivists, photographers, photo historians, social scientists, and anyone interested in the visual documentation of America will find the Real Photo Postcard Guide indispensable.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Author: Brian Smith
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0132867729
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this sexy, bold book, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Smith tells the stories behind the photos and lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life. Smith’s long list of famous and infamous subjects includes pro basketball players Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal; billionaires Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Donald Trump; tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams; actors Anne Hathaway, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Taye Diggs, Jane Krakowski, and William H. Macy; and many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a celebrity photo shoot in this gorgeous guide to making professional portraits. Smith has mastered how to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and on a celebrity’s schedule, which can sometimes be 15 minutes or less. Smith reveals his tips on connecting with people, finding the perfect location, telling a great story through portraiture, getting the ideal pose, capturing emotion and gestures, arranging unique group shots, and lighting the scene just right. You might not be photographing the rich and famous, but after reading Smith’s tell-all guide, you’ll know how to give everyone who makes their way in front of your camera the star treatment.

Real World Digital Photography

Author: Katrin Eismann
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321712900
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results. Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer. In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about: The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photography How digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photograph Fundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling images How to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable results Practical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and more How to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographs The essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you print Expanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group at flickr.com/groups/RealWorldDigitalPhotography.

Publishing Photography

Author: Richard Weisgrau
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581154573
Format: PDF, ePub
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The tools photographers need to get published Got pictures? Here’s the complete guide to getting those images published. Magazines, newspapers, books, posters, Web sites, greeting cards calendars, brochures, paper products, packaging, displays, print and Web ads, annual reports, CD-ROMs, and more—the market for photography is ever-expanding, and Publishing Photography reveals exactly how to sell into unexpected markets and improve a career with every publication. Advice on reuse clarifies this confusing area and provides money-making tips. Other topics covered include how to handle assignment and stock photography, approaches to full- and part-time work, and developing a relationship with clients, editors, art directors, and communication directors.Publishing Photographyhelps photographers from every background find sales and success in selling their work. • Packed with ideas for finding publishing opportunities on and off the beaten track • Money-making tips on reuse • Great for professionals and part-timers, too

How to Create a Successful Photography Business

Author: Elizabeth Etienne
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159730
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How to Create a Successful Photography Business is a comprehensive how-to manual, jam-packed with the secrets to creating a photography business that can generate a stable income. With the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on the photography business, the book addresses the taboo conflict of artist vs. moneymaker and attempts to demystify fantasy from reality. Etienne encourages photographers to define the subjects they would like to shoot and research the income earning potential of these subjects. Chapters are presented in chronological order, starting with ?ling the legal documents to establishing a real photo business and extending to client relations, marketing, prepping, and shooting. The book also includes templates for legal documents and an extensive reference section on photo-related products, support groups, and services.