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Best Business Practices for Photographers / Edition 1
     

Best Business Practices for Photographers / Edition 1

by John Harrington
 

ISBN-10: 1598633155

ISBN-13: 9781598633153

Pub. Date: 10/04/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

  • Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition, is a complete and comprehensive guide for photographers starting, maintaining, and growing their business in order to achieve financial success and personal satisfaction.
  • John Harrington covers all the key points of the business of professional photography, and he provides today’s best

Overview

  • Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition, is a complete and comprehensive guide for photographers starting, maintaining, and growing their business in order to achieve financial success and personal satisfaction.
  • John Harrington covers all the key points of the business of professional photography, and he provides today’s best practices that you need to know.
  • Whether you’re just starting a photography business, or you’re a veteran shooter looking to improve your finances, Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition, is for you.
  • Harrington’s Best Business Practices books have long been recognized throughout the industry as the go-to resource for photographers, and this new, complete 3rd Edition is your key to a successful career in photography.
  • Achieve personal satisfaction and financial success from starting, maintaining, and growing your business with the advice in John Harrington’s Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598633153
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/04/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. PART I NUTS AND BOLTS OF YOUR BUSINESS. 1 You Are a Business--Now Lets Get to Work! . 2 Professional Equipment for Professional Photographers . 3 Planning and Logistics: Why a Thirty-Minute Shoot Can Take Three Days to Plan . PART II FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL CONSIDERATIONS . 4 Working with Assistants, Employees, and Contractors: The Pitfalls and Benefits . 5 Pricing Your Work to Stay in Business. 6 Overhead: Why What You Charge a Client Must Be More Than You Paid for It . 7 Whos Paying Your Salary and 401K? . 8 Insurance: Why Its Not Just Health-Related, and How You Should Protect Yourself. 9 Accounting: How We Do It Ourselves and What We Turn Over to an Accountant . PART III LEGAL ISSUES. 10 Contracts for Editorial Clients . 11 Contracts for Corporate and Commercial Clients. 12 Contracts for Weddings and Rites of Passage. 13 Negotiations: Signing Up or Saying No . 14 Protecting Your Work: How and Why . 15 The Realities of an Infringement: Copyrights and Federal Court . 16 Handling a Breach of Contract: Small Claims and Civil Court . 17 Resolving Slow- and Non-Paying Clients. 18 Letters, Letters, Letters: Writing Like a Professional Can Solve Many Problems . 19 Attorneys: When You Need Them, Theyre Your Best Friend (or at Least Your. Advocate). PART IV STORAGE AND ARCHIVING. 20 Office and On-Location Systems: Redundancy and Security Beget Peace of Mind. 21 Digital and Analog Asset Management: Leveraging Your Images to Their Maximum Potential . 22 Stock Solutions: Charting Your Own Course without the Need for a "Big Fish" Agency . PART V THE HUMAN ASPECT. 23 Care and Feeding of Clients (Hint: Its Not about Starbucks and a Fast-Food Burger) . 24 Education, an Ongoing and Critical Practice: Dont Rest on Your Laurels . 25 Striking a Balance between Photography and Family: How What You Love to Do Can Coexist with Your Spouse, Children, Parents, and Siblings if You Just Think a Little about It . 26 Charity, Community, and Your Colleagues: Giving Back is Good Karma. Index.

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