Practical, real-world advice for commercial photographersAt last, a down-to-earth, no-nonsense guide that provides guidance and tools for all levels of photographersfrom those just starting out to those who want to move to the next level. Turn to this book for ready-to-use guidance on navigating the ins and outs of the industry, including: Establishing a recognizable style that is all your own Creating a website and portfolio, including costs, selecting images, and working with a designer Building, buying, and using contact lists and databases; creating e-mail blasts and printed promotions; and person-to-person meetings with buyers Estimating, bidding, and negotiating your fee Doing the job: prep work, the actual shoot, post-production, and billing Understanding the stock photography businessThe book considers those uncomfortable What do I do? moments and presents tips from industry insiders, including how they make buying decisions. The Photographers Survival Guide is also a resource that lists portfolio makers, website builders, printers, and database services, as well as deadlines for important photography contests. An appendix explains usage terms the savvy photographer must understand. The accompanying CD contains 21 invaluable forms and templatesfor an annual budget, a database of contacts, estimate and invoice forms, releases, terms and conditions, and morethat photographers can download.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Photographer's Survival Guide