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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.
This book needs to be completely revised for today's market and reality. It is filled with anecdotes that do not apply in today's world. Oddly, the author focuses way too much on problems: from getting audited by the IRS (call your accountant), to dealing with delinquent clients (call a Collection Agency), ... He portraits a very hostile world where everything needs to be in writing... (which is actually good advice btw, hence the 2 stars). I think it's great that the author is honest and shares his struggles... But the ENTIRE book has this negative, very rigid undertone.
Here's the catch: while I agree that it's vital to know what to do when things turn bad, starting a career with this sole focus might not be such a good idea... It's incomplete, and frankly very uninspiring.
But unfortunately that's not all–here I'm just stating personal preferences as a reader.
Here's the real problem... the book is lacking in "business best practices" that actually matter in today's world:
- nothing on social media
- nothing on marketing
- nothing on promotional strategies
- nothing on website creation
- nothing about personal branding
- nothing about understanding the culture of your specific market
- nothing on how to approach a new client
- nothing on self-generated projects
- nothing on success stories of today's photographers sharing insights on the way they work
These elements are obviously vital, and the author avoid them altogether.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's great in general reference terms. However, it's more described for really high end photography and not much for the more average photographer who is starting a new business... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jesus A.
Exactly as described.
Perfect for both the semi-professional photographer wanting to up their game and even a great guide for those just wanting to start out in the business.
Great book for aspiring photographers who need a bit of a reality check when it comes to the business vs art ratio. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan
Every photographer who makes a living with a camera needs this book on the desk. Highly recommend.Published 6 months ago by Tom Sperduto