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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be recommended reading for all Photography students and recent graduates!, 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... Would I recommend it to 'professional' photographers: I am not sure about this yet and may have to come back to the question once I have spent more time with the book. It would definitely be of interest to those self-taught start-ups in the 'domestic photography' market - so to all of those who are thinking of going into business shooting weddings or baby pictures: grab a copy now. Overall, it's a good read. Would I have bought it had I seen a copy in a bookshop first? Yes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone trying to make a living in photography, 26 Oct. 2014
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MR Nathan Gallagher (London, London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for enthusiasts thinking pro, students and graduates, 31 Mar. 2015
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend, 18 Aug. 2014
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Mr. Nigel P. Baker (suffolk,uk) - See all my reviews
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In amongst the pessimistic views of the future of professional photography comes Grant Scotts book providing a breath of fresh air. Not being a digital native it supplied me wwith a healthy dose of reality too. Would highly recommended it to any aspiring or practicing pro.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book!, 31 July 2014
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This book does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to read and thought provoking it explains what I have been doing wrong and gives the advice I need to put the wrongs right! Can't recommend this book highly enough whether you are a newbie like me or a seasoned pro looking to work out where to go next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. Worth every penny, 1 Aug. 2014
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Arrived today and haven't been able to put down. Really informative into the world of Pro Photography
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