The Photographer's Assistant

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Allworth Press, 2001 - Photography - 245 pages
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This resource introduces aspiring photographers to the art and skill of assisting top-notch photographers - an incomparable way to learn the field and ascend the career ladder to becoming a professional photographer. Revised and expanded to include information on multimedia and Internet developments in the field, the book offers technical tips on camera equipment, lighting, surface preparation, studio and location shooting, CD-ROM development, and selling stock photos online - all from the perspective of what the assistant needs to know. Seven top photographers give candid interviews in which they tell what skills and personal attributes they want in an assistant, how they choose assistants, what they pay, the biggest mistake an assistant ever made, when an assistant saved the day, and how well their assistants succeeded in making the transition to becoming professional photographers.

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These two offerings deal with the challenges and opportunities of earning income through professional photography, but each covers different areas. Kieffer, a knowledgeable and experienced ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

John Kieffer is a photographer and writer based in Boulder, Colorado. Most of his photography is done while on location, particularly in the wild, open spaces of the American West. His knowledge of assisting comes from his own experience as both an assistant and a photographer who has used assistants. nbsp;

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