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The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business Second Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1582975726
ISBN-10: 1582975728
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About the Author

A photographer, author and teacher, Vik Orenstein has owned and operated Kidcapers Portraits and Tiny Acorn Portrait Studio for twenty years. She has shot for such commercial clients as Nikon, Pentax, Microsoft, and 3M. She teaches the art of photography online at betterphoto.com. Her Websites include: vikorensteinphotography.com, www.vikskidcapers.com, and www.omgphotography.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; Second Edition edition (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582975728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582975726
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #755,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By GS on June 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book took a long time to read, since it was exceptionally boring. Not to mention the constant typos and spelling errors all over the place (was this book even proof-read before press?? Sheesh! I eventually lost count.). The book doesn't really tell you how to start a business. All it really is a book full of the author's own photos along with countless interviews with other established photogs (mostly if not all Minneapolis-based) and some of their own photos. I read it all the way thru, hoping to find some insight on how to start my own business, but it never came. Just general things about the business itself and how people got in the photog business, and the authors own stories about hers. It seems to be more geared toward owning a studio since the author has 2 studios herself.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 24, 2010
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I'm in the process of starting my own business but I didn't know where to start. This book has given me direction. I recommend it to anyone starting a photography business that simply needs to know "How do I do this?" The interviews are great because you see how others started but also how opinions differ between photographers/business owners.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By William Isaac on January 18, 2011
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Great book to inspire that inner business in yourself! Most of the book is first hand stories about how to start a photography business by photographers around the U.S. Great read and really motivates you while also teaching you from those who have had the previous "uh oh" experiences!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KP on June 1, 2011
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I happen to be the business mind in our studio, but knew little about photography when I started. This book had many little tidbits which helped me. It would really be helpful to photographers who are not business minded and want to know how to make a great start to making their photography a full-blown business. If you have a business degree and are looking to get into photography this is NOT the book for you. If you are an amature photographer looking to go Pro, a definite read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Jackson on February 16, 2012
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I enjoyed this book however I think that it needed more information, especially when it comes to pricing products. I felt that the book needed more in that area. Overall it is a good read. I do think this book has great information and has enough to get started structuring your own business. So I would say for a starter guide, it's good. It answers questions that I hadn't thought of.
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By Sara Burrage on June 24, 2013
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This is a great book if you're in the stages of deciding whether or not to become a professional photographer. The author explains both the pros and cons of beginning your own business and what to expect along the way. Orenstein provides helpful tips and techniques without leaving a single detail out. You will be fully prepared to jump right in the business world of photography after reading this book!
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By Createv1 on September 8, 2011
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I love this book! It was filled with useful information that was easy to understand. I enjoyed the different point of views from multiple professional photographer's in a variety of markets. A very nice resource!
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By Mao Vang on March 4, 2013
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Excellent book for photographers for all demographics! Recommended to all fellow friends/photographers who is looking for a little money on the side and starting a business...
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