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Start Your Own Photography Business: Studio, Freelance, Gallery, Events (StartUp Series) Kindle Edition

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Charlene Davis is an internationally published writer specializing in business, e-commerce, spirituality, parenting, and food. Publications include:

- Start Your Own Clothing Store (3rd Edition/2010; 2nd Edition/2007)
- Start Your Own Senior Services Business (2nd Edition, 2010)
- Design and Launch an Online Travel Business in One Week (2009)
- Start Your Own Photography Business (2007)
- How to Sell Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories on eBay (2006)
- Make BIG Profits on eBay (co-authored with Jacquelyn Lynn, 2005)
- Start Your Own Senior Services Business (1st Edition 2005, co-authored with Jacquelyn Lynn);
(Note: all published by Entrepreneur Press)

In addition, she has written numerous articles, columns, newsletters, and web content on a variety of topics such as green living, marketing strategies, artisans, travel, career development, and online auctions. Some of these feature articles have been published in Entrepreneur, Gift Shop, and Her Magazine, and at Entrepreneur.com, WashingtonPost.com, MSNBC.com, and ArtisanBusinesses.org. Please visit her website (www.thewriteessentials.com) for more information and to see her portfolio.

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113 of 117 people found the following review helpful By PlanetJoe on January 18, 2009
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I cant believe people actually gave this garbage 5 stars. makes me wonder if its friends and family of the author.
This is an insult to the reader. unless you don't know that you have to get business cards and a phone for your business.
The author tells how to "build your dream team" in 12 lines !
here are a few segments from this retarded book; (by the way they are not edited or cut. these are the actual segments:
*Modem- This goes along with the computer because modems provide essential access to the internet. invest in the fastest cable modem or DSL that your budget will allow to accommodate the size and volume of images you will be transmitting.
*Shelving- Most business owners will tell you that having shelves installed on the walls of your office or studio is essential to keeping inventory and supplies organized and within easy reach. you can also purchase storage shelves on wheels or shelving unit that comes as one large piece of furniture.

If that is valuable information for someone who is ready to "Start your own photography business" than you are in real trouble.
I cant remember ever discussing with "most business owners" on shelving for my business.
I cant imagine someone about to start a business (especially photography) and not knowing they need a modem or internet access.

I actually read the whole book. it was the curiosity of looking at an accident.
I have never felt so insulted and frustrated when reading a book.
Save your money. don't touch this joke!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By bluemischief on September 17, 2009
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Unless you are very young, very dumb, or you have NEVER read a photography or buisness book - this is a waste or time and money. I gleened nothing from it. Thank god I got it from the library!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matt Osborne on February 19, 2009
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I found this book to be a little too basic, by not going into enough detail. I prefer a more thought provoking approach.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stacy on August 18, 2010
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Waste of time and money. I you are already seriously considering photography as a career you probably already know all the stuff in this book. It pretty much just concentrates on the differnent fields of photography such as commercial, child, family, stock...etc. I am betting that if you want a career in photography you already know what you like to take pictures of! RIGHT???
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Halpern on February 1, 2008
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"Start Your Own Photography Business" lets you know whether you are ready to turn a photography hobby into a photography career. The book assumes that you already have the talent and technical know-how to do the job, and prepares you for the business side of opening and running a photography business. It covers all the basics you need to know to get started.

I have read other business books from Charlene Davis, and like the others, this one is well-researched and written in the same friendly, helpful style. Highly recommended for those wondering if they could make money from taking pictures on a part-time or full-time basis.

Leslie Halpern, author of Reel Romance: The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies and Dreams on Film: The Cinematic Struggle Between Art and Science.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Stimpel on February 23, 2009
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This book has been helpful in planning on expanding my freelance photography business. It provides some very good basic info, I would like to have some more specific information. Especially for a part-time, home operated photography business.
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This item contains good information, however there is a newer revised version of the book. Wish I would have bought that one instead. The revised edition has about 100 more pages than this book.
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