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Allworth Book: Starting Your Career As a Freelance Photographer

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Allworth Book: Starting Your Career As a Freelance Photographer


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  • By Tad Crawford

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If you're looking to turn your passion into a fulltime job, then Starting Your Career As a Freelance Photographer, by Tad Crawford is a must-have read. Published by Allworth Press, this guide is more than essential reading; it will be a reference you return to time and time again over your career. Crawford covers everything from getting started to getting paid, protecting yourself legally, marketing your photography, and where to turn when you need help. In addition, the book includes information on leases, contracts, and more. If you haven't discovered it yet, you'll learn that being a successful photographer also means being a good businessman or woman.

Table of Contents

Part I. Getting Started

1. Careers in Photography, by Chuck DeLaney
2. The Value of a Photographic Education, by Bill Kennedy
3. The Benefits of Apprenticeship, by John Kieffer
4. Photography: A Many-Faceted Field, by Susan McCartney
5. Equipment for the Freelance Photographer, by Chuck DeLaney

Part II. Building and Protecting Your Business

6. Your Business Plan
7. Location and Leases
8. The Going Concern
9. Digital Photo Studio Management 101, by Sam Merrell
10. Insurance Protection, by Arie Kopelman
11. Health and Environmental Safety in Photography, by Monona Rossol

Part III. Marketing Your Photography

12. Markets, Promotion, and Clients, by Maria Piscopo
13. Building and Presenting Your Portfolio, by Maria Piscopo
14. The Web Site as Marketing Tool, by John Kieffer

Part IV. Negotiating Contracts and Prices

15. Negotiating Contracts, by Richard Weisgrau
16. Contract Forms
17. Pricing Photography, by Michal Heron and David McTavish

Part V. Photography and the Law

18. Copyright, by Tad Crawford and Laura Stevens
19. Taxes
20. Invasion of Privacy and Releases
21. Beyond Privacy
22. Settling Disputes and Finding Attorneys


Appendix A: American Society of Media Photographers Code of Ethics

Appendix B: Organizations for Photographers

Selected Bibliography


Subject Photography books and tutorials
Author Tad Crawford
Edition 1st edition
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 256
ISBN Number ISBN: 978-1-58115-280-7
Publisher Allworth Press
Date Published September 2003
Dimensions 6.75 x 10" / 17.1 x 25.4cm
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