Allworth Book: The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr

Allworth Book: The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr

Allworth Book: The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr

B&H # ALTAABOP MFR # 9781581157598

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Allworth 9781581157598 overview

  • 1Description

Professional photographer and former ASMP president, Susan Carr, outlines what you need to know to become a successful professional photographer in her book, The Art and Business of Photography. Published by Allworth Press, this informative guide is both honest and enlightening, covering numerous topics and concerns that affect working photographers on a daily basis. As co-owner of carrcialdella, a well-respected photography studio in Chicago, Carr knows what it takes to not only survive as a photographer, but how to thrive.

In addition to discussing the balance between artist and business person, the basics of copyright, and pricing skills, Carr delves into other fundamental topics, including, how to balance your personal creativity and desires with those of your client. Sample photographs and essays by top photographers, advice on finding future prospects, and a look back at the history of the profession and the current state of the industry are all additional topics that ensure this will be more than another photo book on your shelf, but rather, a true resource.

About the Author
Susan Carr is a Chicago-based photographer and has been in the business for over twenty years. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of ASMP, Carr has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Carr organized and managed the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business 2 conferences that toured nationwide and currently serves as education director at ASMP. Carr is the editor of the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008), published by Allworth Press
Table of Contents


Part I - Art and Commerce

Chapter 1: Art
The passion to pursue photography is shared by many; pushing that drive to an art is less common. This introductory chapter looks at this distinction and its importance to the contemporary working photographer

Chapter 2: Commerce
A fast paced review of the history of photography through the lens of commerce and career profiles of Sean Kernan, Richard Kelly and Susan Carr. By looking at how various photographers have made a living, the critical connection of the independent artist and a method for monetizing artistic skills is revealed

Chapter 3: Arriving at a Peaceful Coalescence
Photographers need to separate client and personal work in order to successfully find genuine artistic expression. This chapter discusses how by integrating personal work into a business, both are strengthened

Part II - A Realistic Look at the Industry

Chapter 4: Where are the Clients?
This realistic look at the state of our industry concisely explains photography's dramatic and rapid change by highlighting the shifts in how advertising and media markets function. This look at the recent past provides insights for future solutions

Chapter 5: The Importance and Burden of Copyright
This chapter covers the basics of copyright law including a brief history and the importance of registration. The current "copyright war" is discussed with options and ideas for the role of independent working artists in this debate

Chapter 6: Licensing in the New Economy
Licensing remains a critical part of any independent working artist's career. This chapter provides a clear understanding of what it means to license visual works and provides practical tools for determining fees and prices

Chapter 7: Future Prospects
Major changes in the business of photography are outlined. Eleven photographers are profiled revealing how they are growing sustainable businesses in the new economy

Part III - The Well Rounded Photographer

A selection of images by Sean Kernan, Richard Kelly and Susan Carr are shown in combination with their artist statements about these particular projects

Chapter 8: The New Professional Photographer
The well rounded photographer is defined as exhibiting excellence in business, craft and creativity. The combination is the key to success for today's photographer

Chapter 9: Business
An outline of business musts: copyright, licensing, releases, pricing, business management, marketing and sales. Each category is discussed in detail and a list of resources is provided

Chapter 10: Craft
This chapter articulates what craft is to the photographer and its critical connection to making art and building a successful business. The experiences of various photographers are shared and a resource listing for improving craft is provided

Chapter 11: Creativity
Fostering creativity: mindful time, persistence, and openness. This chapter outlines each of these steps and provides a list of resources to help

Chapter 12: Conclusion
Redefining the role of the photographer


Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Allworth 9781581157598 specs

Subject Photography books and tutorials
Author Susan Carr
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 256
Dimensions 6 x 9" / 15.2 x 22.8cm
ISBN Number ISBN: 978-1-58115-759-8
Publisher Allworth Press
Date Published February 2011
Packaging Infowruerfyfsr
Package Weight 0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6"

Allworth 9781581157598 reviews

Be the first to review this item

Allworth 9781581157598 Q&A

Allworth 9781581157598 accessories

See any errors on this page? Let us know.