Practical, real-world advice for commercial photographers At last, a down-to-earth, no-nonsense guide that provides guidance and tools for all levels of photographersafrom those just starting out to those who want to move to the next level. Turn to this book for ready-to-use guidance on navigating the ins and outs of the industry, including: ac Establishing a recognizable style that is all your own ac Creating a website and portfolio, including costs, selecting images, and working with a designer ac Building, buying, and using contact lists and databases; creating e-mail blasts and printed promotions; and person-to-person meetings with buyers ac Estimating, bidding, and negotiating your fee ac Doing the job: prep work, the actual shoot, post-production, and billing ac Understanding the stock photography business The book considers those uncomfortable qWhat do I do?q moments and presents tips from industry insiders, including how they make buying decisions. The Photographeras Survival Guide is also a resource that lists portfolio makers, website builders, printers, and database services, as well as deadlines for important photography contests. An appendix explains usage terms the savvy photographer must understand. The accompanying CD contains 21 invaluable forms and templatesafor an annual budget, a database of contacts, estimate and invoice forms, releases, terms and conditions, and moreathat photographers can download. From the Trade Paperback edition.We highly recommend Elysea#39;s book, Successful Self-Promotion for Photographers: Expose Yourself Propery (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications , 1004). Before you read anythingaeven The Photographera#39;: Survival Guidea you must readanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Photographer's Survival Guide|
|Author||:||Amanda Sosa Stone, Suzanne Sease|
|Publisher||:||Amphoto Books - 2011-05-24|