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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press (22 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041571754X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415717540
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grant Scott became a professional photographer in 2000 after working for fifteen years as an art director of photography books and magazines such as Elle and Tatler in the UK. His images and photographic narratives bring together his experience working with some of the greatest photographers of the last century such as William Klein, Don McCullin, Sylvia Plachy, Corrinne Day, Jean Loup Sieff, Steve Pyke, David Bailey and Herb Ritts with his graphic and journalistic talents.

He has edited Professional Photographer, Photography Monthly, and Turning Pro magazines in the UK and is now a freelance photographer, a senior lecturer on Editorial and Advertising Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, and the founder and curator/editor of The United Nations of Photography. He has been a jury member on the World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards as well as a judge of numerous international photographic competitions. As a photographer he has worked for a broad range of international clients including Vogue, Instyle, Glamour, Bang & Olufson, Young & Rubicam, John Lewis, IKEA and Sony Ericsson amongst others.

He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his first monograph of photography, At Home with the Makers of Style, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2006.

His work is held in the permanent collections of the MOMA, New York, Tate, London, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The British Library.

You can read more of Grant's writing at www.unitednationsofphotography.com and watch his Pro Photo Tips: For Students short films on Youtube.

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About the Author

Grant Scott became a professional photographer in 2000 after working for fifteen years as an art director of photography books and magazines. His images and photographic narratives bring together his experience working with some of the greatest photographers of the last century with his graphic and journalistic talents. He has edited Professional Photographer, Photography Monthly, and Turning Pro magazines in the UK and is now a freelance creative director, a senior lecturer for Editorial and Advertising Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, and the founder and curator/editor of The United Nations of Photography. His first monograph of photography, At Home with the Makers of Style, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2006.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs D M Fotheringham on 5 Aug. 2014
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The book arrived this afternoon and so far I have read a couple of chapters closely and grazed within the others. As someone who in their 40s decided to give up a steady and responsible job to go and study Photography and is now trying to navigate the packed 'professional' world, I can say categorically that the book is a useful read. Whilst it doesn't offer an indepth study of any of the areas covered, the writer, Grant Scott speaks to the reader in a no-nonsense and practical way. There are lists of tips to help would-be professional photographers work out the basics in regards to operating within 'The New Global Landscape' and whilst much is common sense for those of us of a certain age who grew up in a pre-digital world, I am convinced that there is a whole generation of younger photographers who just won't know the simplest things and will find the book invaluable. Scott speaks directly to the reader: this is no dry academic tone - he engages with you and makes you think. What is also great is that he highlights the work of some British photographers who whilst not winning major prizes yet, are working with integrity and vision: he presents those readers engaged with personal projects excellent role models that have the power to inspire. He focuses on 'the new', choosing to omit some famous names and whilst certain readers might question this decision, it makes perfect sense to me. Finally, who would I recommend the book to? Based on a first 'reading', I would say that any one about to begin an undergraduate or postgraduate photography course this Autumn (or returning to their studies) should grab a copy. I'd also suggest that parents of would be photographers might like to read it...Read more ›
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I have to agree with the other reviewers here: this book is a must for anyone who is already working as a photographer or who wants to.

I'm just coming up on my second year anniversary in business as a commercial & editorial photographer. I read this book at the start of 2015 and it has been a regular reference ever since.

Grant Scott is a highly experienced industry pro and the book contains an honest, forthright and experienced appraisal of where the industry is at in the early 21st century and as such (for me anyway) a necessary awareness/sense check of the reality of working in it. There is some tough stuff in it that we can't shy away from but, ultimately, it is a forward looking book that offers positive reflection and practical advice on what photographers ought to be considering to further their practice and business - the final chapter alone is worth the asking price IMO.

The book helped me build a working plan for 2015, some of which I have successfully adhered to, some of which hasn't happened yet (namely moving image work and developing personal projects) because I'm happy to say that I'm currently busier and have billed for more business this year than at any time in the (albeit short) life of my business to date. I partly put that down to the fact that this book helped me to clarify my place in the industry so far, as well as helping me see where my weaknesses lay in order to start addressing them.

I agree with one of the other reviewers when they say this book ought to be top of any student/photographer reading list. I would go so far as to say that if you gave anyone in the industry (or thinking about joining it in some way) this book alongside Q&A by Zack Arias that's all they'd need to move ahead.
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As an individual who has worked as a professional photographer for the last 15 years, in all sorts of areas and for everything from editorial to advertising, I can confidentially say that this book knows exactly what it's talking about.

Easy to read and insightful I bought a digital copy for myself and a physical copy for a neigbour's kid who was considering a degree course in photography.

I would go as far to say that this should be at the top of the reading list for all students considering a career in photography.

If you're in the industry already and think it might be useful to read things from an art buyer's / photo editors perspective (and why wouldn't you?) then this is also the book for you.

The democratizing digital photography age has lead to a huge influx of photographers in the market. Many of whom put their passion ahead of their thoughts of persistence and also haven't had the advantage of assisting their way into the industry. This book can help fill in a lot of the blanks that are usually addressed by the traditional assisting/apprentice approach.

Sorry if this is a scattergun review. The short version is:

Want to have a better chance of being a successful professional photographer? Read this.
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The book reads easily, like a good novel (one evening is enough to read it all, making notes), yet unlike it, it is packed with useful information and practical advice. Among others, the author discusses such questions as current commercial market for different kinds of photography, lists concrete contacts (brands, companies, positions), shares DOs and DON’Ts in different sections of the book, gives clues on how to contact professionals in the business, how to approach jobs, how to make your images saleable, discusses the importance of print and social media marketing, moving image and personal projects.

The author shares his knowledge and experience in an accessible and non-patronizing way. Illustrative comparisons to vinyl, CD, MPEG or landscape and city buildings can appeal to many readers, and the images make the book even more user-friendly. Author’s passion for photography and willingness to constantly develop his skills is evident on every page.

Overall, it is a very useful handbook worth investing in for enthusiast photographers thinking of going professional, photography students and graduates preparing to or just launching their career.
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