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2012 Photographer's Market [Paperback]

Mary Burzlaff Bostic
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September 12, 2011 1440314195 978-1440314193 Thirty-fifth Edition

For more than three decades, photographers have trusted Photographer’s Market as a resource for helping them grow their businesses. Now Photographer’s Market has improved upon this history to provide a comprehensive and 100% up-to-date listing of every must-have market for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more.

In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified market listings, the 2012 Photographer’s Market includes:

  • A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistMarketOnline.com, (a $40 value!) where you can search listings, track your submissions, get the latest photography news and much more (Note: free subscription included with print version only)
  • Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need and how to submit both digital and film images
  • NEW! Special features on selling more photography in 2012, secrets to social media success, exploring new niches, bringing new life to an old business, generating referrals and managing your clients
  • NEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals including sports photographer Rick Wilson, fine art photographer Kathleen McFadden, wedding photographer Marissa Bowers and Harley-Davidson’s chief photographer Brad Chaney
  • NEW! Q&As with tips and advice from photo rep Norman Maslov and American Photographic Artists CEO Stephen Best
  • Markets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs as well as tips for maximizing art fair success

PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

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Product Details

  • Series: Photographer's Market
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; Thirty-fifth Edition edition (September 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440314195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440314193
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Burzlaff Bostic is the editor of Photographer's Market, Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market and ArtistsMarketOnline.com. She has seven years of experience editing and acquiring projects for North Light fine art and IMPACT Books and has worked on a variety of titles covering a broad range of art topics. She is a graduate of Georgetown College (B.A., English) and the University of Cincinnati (M.A., Art History) and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book on Every Photographer's Bookshelf November 10, 2011
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I have been a user of this and other "Market" books in this ongoing series and have always been very impressed. Apart from the detailed descriptions of where a photograper can sell or exhibit his or her work I find the helpful stories and advice in the front and located throughout the book nearly as helpful. Also useful and a "freebie" is the ArtistsMarketOnline feature accessible with a code under a scratch off on the very first page. If you don't get your money's worth out of this book in a year, then you just aren't working hard enough.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have. October 25, 2011
By msVruiz
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If you are any kind of serious photographer that wants to get your images out there in magazines or galleries, or anywhere, you must buy this book!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking to step up your game? October 22, 2011
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This is a fantastic book for anyone that is looking to step up their game and go from amateur to semi-pro or even useful for the everyday professional. From a long line of successful publications with a huge catalog of useful information and contacts, this is perfect for anyone who wants to reach out to real industry professionals and advance their hobby or career.

I found this book exceptionally useful. I was disappointed, however, that there were a few contacts not included in the book that I was hoping would have been listed. I realize it can't house every contact, but it would be nice to see a larger publication listing and have additional resources.

Overall, this is a great book and highly recommended to anyone wanting to develop a more professional relationship and image.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will take you as far as you want to go March 18, 2012
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I've enjoyed a previous edition of Photographer's Market and this 2012 version only gets better. Some of my own highlights are the pro photographer Q&A chapters, finding your niche, to the detailed publishers and companies accepting new photo art. These guys did their homework, this book essentially is a must-have for me. This book covers everything from starting a business, invoicing, photo rights, to sneak peaks at equipment some of the pros share in the book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gold Mine of Information May 29, 2012
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Well composed and certainly a wealth of information, this book should be in the hands of all who want to become pro photographers or just offset the cost of their gear.

It contains model and property release forms, info on copyrights, pay rates, contracts, running your business (large or small), secrets to social media success, managing your clients, and so much more. It also has articles and interviews with a pro sports photographer, fine art photographer, and a newbie wedding photographer who's doing well. Each article and interview contains nuggets of helpful information.

There's also a section that is brimming with information about available markets: This ALONE is worth the price of the book!

Information on photo buyers' pay scales, openness to photographers (newbies, hard to break into, closed to unsolicited submissions, etc.). These ratings will save you a LOT of time and frustration.

The section "How to Start Selling Your Work" gives you a lot to consider and helps you narrow your field of interest.

BOTTOM LINE: This book is all that you need to find buyers for your photos. Now, if you don't already have them, get a GOOD tripod and QUALITY lenses (more important for tack-sharp shots than the body of your camera) and develop an eye for composition and lighting. Then go make some money!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT February 12, 2012
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I'm not a professional photographer. I was just curious. Yet, I am finding listings in this book of photo buyers who might be interested in publishing some of my pictures. I've already submitted a CD of 50 photographs to "Dog Fancy Magazine." I'll probably go nuts if they publish even just one.

This book is a lot more than an organized listing of photo buyers and their individual requirements for submitting pictures. Included first (in each listing section) are short discussions of how to think separately about photos for books, magazines, etc. Also, the first part of the book contains short articles about various professional photographers and kinds of photographic business'. It's a good read.

Probably very useful for freelance photographers, I think this book would also be a good read if you're an amateur photographer thinking about going pro. It may polarize your thoughts one way or the other.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Selection May 31, 2012
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As an amateur photographer, I purchase this book every year for all the incredible information and updates. It has helped me on several ocassions to locate stock photographers who are interested in the same subject fields that I am, and how I can contact them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By James
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Unless you are a nephew of a publisher, this is probably a good place to start finding places to sell your photography. At the very least, you can find what photos editors are looking for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 2012 photographers market
I purchased a new copy of this book and received a new copy of this book , reads as the title
Published 5 months ago by Made up name because i CANT use the one i want to
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much
A lot of information, could use a larger print. It is logically laid out. Overwhelming as I'm just starting out.
Published 7 months ago by Carol
4.0 out of 5 stars purchased based on reviews...
I purchased this book for my 22yr old stepson for christmas who is trying to determine if photography is his "thing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by only4review
4.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
The book arrived within the designated time frame and packaged in an odd type of material. It was similar to vacuum packaged plastic and somewhat sticky. Read more
Published 11 months ago by April L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if this is 2012 the materials are all relevant for this year
I highly recommend this to all photographers. I have checked out the 2013 from the public lib and there are almost identical except for the authors of the articles in the book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kervy vincoy
5.0 out of 5 stars If You are Serious about Making Money with Your Camera, PM is a Must...
You'll make a living with your camera if you know where to sell your work!
This book tells you a hundred fold who might need your photographic skills and is willing to pay you... Read more
Published 12 months ago by William C Gucfa
5.0 out of 5 stars book is good, worthwhile for any photographer, even hobbyest
This is a good resource for any photographer, even if it is just a hobby. There are good hints about selling your work, and even if you dont follow it professionally it is fun to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lawrence J. Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars very professional
very helpful. Info on companies is great. Articles are informative. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Better to buy the 2013 edition.
Published 14 months ago by decrative photography
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessary item for Photographers
Every Photographer knows that this item is necessary in order to locate and know how to sell Photographs on the public market.
Published 15 months ago by steve y. leibowitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent client resource for commercial photographers
This is an excellent client research reference for working photographers. I've been using the yearly-release versions for decades. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jonathan J. Goell
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