How to Succeed in Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant

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Allworth Press, 2007 - Photography - 225 pages
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After more than thirty years in photography, an industry veteran speaks out in How to Succeed in Commercial Photography. These essays provide photographers at every level with all the tools they need for a great career. Author Selina Maitreya offers proven tips for focusing on client needs; building a team from today’s marketing assistants, reps, and consultants; developing an online portfolio; self-promoting; and much more. Through up-close interviews, professional commercial photographers reveal the missteps they made in their work--and how others can avoid making the same mistakes. A special section explores how photographers can set goals, survive tough times, overcome creative blocks, and more. Anyone seeking a successful and well-balanced life as a commercial photographer needs a copy of this illuminating guide.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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It takes a lot more than a camera and talent to make a living as a professional photographer. The most successful photographers have developed, but their vision, values, and business plans. For those still developing or rethinking their strategies, a new resource is here to help. With How to Succeed in Commercial Photography, author Selina Maitreya offers the insights of her nearly 30 years as a leading consultant.

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