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The Business of Photography

Operating a digital photography business is no small task. Our experts cover all the issues related to the business of photography from copyright issues to studio concerns, here.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Market Yourself

A custom photo book gives you a tool to show off a tailored collection of images in a package that makes an impact with a client

Market Yourself

Being a great photographer is no guarantee that you'll be a successful one. Talent is important, there's no doubt about that. But if you don't find effective ways to let your talent be known, you'll flounder. Today, it's promote or perish. You must market yourself.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Future Perfect - The Lab In The Digital Age

Once thought to be on the verge of a dodo-like extinction, labs have made a strong comeback as they gear up to serve photographers' digital needs

Future Perfect - The Lab In The Digital Age

In the extraordinary transition that has taken place as we evolve from film to digital, the lab, the mainstay of the photo community, is in the midst of a quiet revolution. While many businesses struggle to find their way, the leaders in the industry are interpreting the technology, advancing along with it, and staking out a clear path as they innovate services vital to the photographer in the digital era. It may be a quiet revolution, but that doesn't make it any less momentous.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Control Your Casting Call

The process of finding the perfect model is a matter of art , science and more than a little luck

Control Your Casting Call

Modeling agencies are crazy places. Someone, usually an agent, is always having some level of tantrum. Everywhere you look, there are stunning faces and provocative bodies. It can be intimidating if you're not used to it.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tax Time Tune-Up

Developing healthy accounting practices throughout the year will save you when tax season begins

Tax Time Tune-Up

In his 20-plus years as a professional photographer, Louis Lesko managed to avoid the most dreadful word of tax season: audit. That was until last year, when he received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that his 2005 taxes were getting a second look.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How To Work With Models

As photographers, we should pause and occasionally remind ourselves that the life of a model isn't all manicures and massages. They're among the hardest-working people in our business.

How To Work With Models

The symbiotic relationship between photographer and model is the rough equivalent of the relationship between ocean coral and their companion algae—take one away and the other will die. Forget the supermodels, those pampered darlings who end up on reality TV shows and bear little resemblance to the vast majority of models who end up working long hours for modest sums. Like any glamorous business, the reality of the modeling world as a whole is far more interesting than the glimpse most people catch on America's Next Top Model.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On The Set With Jill Greenberg

Digital Photo Pro went along for the ride on an all-digital Hollywood photo shoot.

On The Set With Jill Greenberg

What's it like on a Hollywood photo shoot? To find out, Digital Photo Pro recently spent a day with Jill Greenberg as she did a shoot for Fox Television. At the Quixote Studios in Hollywood, Greenberg and her staff set up for a day of shooting a steady stream of models who came through the spacious studio. The team consisted of Greenberg, her producer, three assistants, a team from Industrial Color, a DJ and a caterer. This was a moderately sized project by Hollywood standards, but for the photographer, the stakes were still high. After all, if you don't get the shot, you won't get the call next time.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Workshops For The Pros

Workshops aren't just for amateur enthusiasts. You can take your business to a new level by attending an intense, professionally oriented program.

Workshops For The Pros

Making the move to a fully digital workflow can be like trying to merge onto the information superhighway in a brown Dodge with a yellow door and white smoke pouring out the back. You sometimes feel like you're only seconds away from getting creamed by a semi with Digital Asset Management written in 10-foot letters on the side. To get turbocharged and start your trek to the fast lane, you need to get some high-horsepower help.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hustle & Flow - Self-Marketing Secrets

The art of getting a job and staying on a buyer's speed dial is as much about your photographic talent as it is about your self-promotional talent

Hustle & Flow - Self-Marketing Secrets

The compulsive urge to panic while waiting for a job should be recognized as a physical condition. Many times over the last 20 years, I've found myself on the edge of a complete breakdown, spending huge money on promo campaigns, e-mails and sourcebooks as I try to figure out the magic method for getting noticed by the people with the work. There were times when resources ran low and the whole effort seemed overwhelming. Then, out of the blue, often on the day that I was using the same coffee filter for the third time, a phone call.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Trademark Two-Step

Changes in the law could make it more necessary than ever for professional photographers to pay attention to what's in the frame before shooting

Trademark Two-Step

New legislation now winding its way through Congress may change the way photographers do business. Called the Trademark Dilution Revision Act, the bill has civil liberties and arts groups representing photographers, illustrators and other artists concerned that First Amendment protections now given to images showing famous corporate logos could be eliminated.

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