- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: David & Charles (28 April 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0715319612
- ISBN-13: 978-0715319611
- Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.6 x 2.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,554,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Money from Photography: In Every Conceivable Way Hardcover – 28 Apr 2006
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About the Author
Steve Bavister has worked for many years on photography magazines; he is currently the editor of The Photographer, a leading publication for professional photographers. He is the author of many books, including 35mm Photography: The Complete Guide published by David & Charles. He lives in Wansford, London.
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There are parts of the book that could do with some more specific information, for example the author mentions that some markets can earn you "a useful income" instead of actually quantifying it. There is also mention of stock photography websites being useful to make money from, however the author hasn't included an appendix of useful sites which would have been useful.
Overall, the book helps bring together different ideas, but after reading it you still need to do plenty of research to find out more. A list of useful addresses, contacts and recommended websites at the back of the book would have helped as would a more specific tone. It's almost as if the author wants to write a book sharing information so he can make money, but he doesn't want to give too much away in case he ends up with more competition in the photography market!
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Embarrassingly, the issue 57 of this year's (2007) Digital Camera magazine in its cover section titled "Make cash with your camera" (authored by the very articulate, no-nonsense freelancer and book author Lee Frost) provides more useful info than this book (e.g., the article includes a list of stock agencies that accept submissions from amateur freelancers, with requirements of size and image type, as well as website addresses, etc. for each).
To make things worse, the author cannot decide if the book is to be on how to sell what you have, or how to generate it in the first place (e.g., a very general chapter on what lenses to use for wedding photography and similar sections on beginning technique are out of place here).
My recommendation: save yourself the time and trouble. Get the back issue of Digital Camera, and you'll learn more.