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Best Business Practices for Photographers 1st Edition
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The author begins by reminding the professional photographer that he is in business. There is a brief discussion of equipment in which the author urges the readers to get the best equipment he or she can afford, and a warning that the professional had better consider the logistics of every job.
In another part Harrington discusses working with assistants, employees and contractors as well as pricing, including consideration of factors like retirement accounts and insurance. He discusses hiring accountants and lawyers. To me, the meat of the book is in the discussion of contracts. Besides furnishing the reader with samples of his own documents, he explains essential provisions. There are also chapters on infringement and enforcing contractual rights. There's a brief tour through archiving images, although the essence of Harrington's message is, read Peter Krogh's "The DAM Book", a point with which I heartily agree. The author also touches on the market for stock photographs.Read more ›
As a college professor, I require this book for all my upper level photo classes. It should be required reading for every student who wants to be a photographer. Harrington has provided a valuable insight at how to be successful in the business of photography.
I own the first edition, and couldn't wait for this new edition. When I got the second edition, I was pleased to see how much Harrington has added. Even if you own the first edition, you'll want this if you are making your living as a photographer or are even thinking about it.
Just as "The Rules" was correct in its rather annoying assumption that playing hard to get seems to get people wanting you more, Harrington's rules for photographers will make any professional photographer more attractive to his/her clients.
~ Richard Kelly, Photographer, Educator & President ASMP
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This is more for cooperate or wedding, not for your new portrait business start up. That's what I was looking for. Disappointed.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book i bought it for a class requirment but barely used it but its really great for people that are starting bussiness in photographyPublished 25 days ago by IrenePro
Rambling and vague. Many stories about how the author handled this or that situation, but if you're looking for an organized book on how to run a photography business, this isn't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book has a ton of brilliant insight in it, and if you're studio art degree didn't have much business for photographers to it, then this is a must have. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan Filgas
I use this book as a reference instead of a cover to cover read. Loaded with helpful information for anyone starting or expanding a photography business.Published 4 months ago by William Andreas
The Bible for commercial photographers. Every pro should read. There is now a revised version of this book in print.Published 5 months ago by Mark Davis