The Real Business of Photography

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Photography - 217 pages
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This honest, tell-all guide is written by one of the best-known players of the media photography business. Drawing from decades of experience as a working photographer and industry leader, the author defies popular business myths and trend-driven behavior by providing a fresh, common-sense approach to running a photography business. The essentials of running a photography business are covered-from setting a strategic vision to managing finances.

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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About the author (2004)

Richard Weisgrau, a professional photographer, operated one of Philadelphia s largest commercial photography studios for over fifteen years. He then served as executive director of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers). He has negotiated within a continuum from the small services contract to major industry agreements and political deals. He has taught the subject nationwide and has published numerous books on the business side of photography, including The Real Business of Photography, The Photographer s Guide to Negotiating, and Licensing Photography. He lives in Narbeth, Pennsylvania.

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