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Best Business Practices for Photographers


Title: Best Business Practices for Photographers
Author: John Harrington
Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (October 4, 2006)

This book should be on every professional photographer's book shelf. John Harrington is a professional photographer in Washington DC, and his credentials are impeccable. In this book, he presents wisdom, advice, anecdotes, and just plain good sense practices that will enhance your business regardless of your level of experience. His writing style is very easy to follow and comprehend, and he includes many real-life examples from his own business as evidence for the practices he advocates.

John discusses the financial realities of running a successful business, how to negotiate with clients, how to construct and negotiate contract terms and conditions, what rights grabbing language to be wary of, the importance of registering your work with the copyright office, how to deal with copyright infringers, how to research market prices, etiquette for dealing with clients, why and which professional organizations are good for you, and numerous other tips and practices that will enable you to be the consummate professional.

This book covers not only best practices for running a successful photography business, but it also includes advice on how to balance the demands of a professional photography career with the demands of a marriage, raising a family, and for maintaining one's own sanity. John also discusses professional vs amateur photography equipment, and why it is important to have the right tools for the job.

Rating: Must Have