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Photos That Sell: The Art of Successful Freelance Photography Hardcover – 22 Feb 2001
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Written by Lee Frost who has considerable commercial experience, the book takes you through the various markets available to photographers. If you were to combine this book with a copy of the BFP Freelance Photographers Market Handbook you could very quickly find a home for your images.
The first part of the book concentrates on these markets, and mainly on the picture library market, bound to be attractive to newcomers. It includes how to make an approach, what terms you should be looking for etc. Also included is a section on Digital and creating your own web site. It stops short of telling you actually how to construct your site...
The next section discusses the various subjects (such as portraiture, landscapes, stock imagery etc.) that sell to the market. It includes numerous examples from Lees own archive, and shows you how many times they have sold and how much they have earned. This gives you a good indication of what a good picture can do for you.
These examples of Lee's best sellers can prove quite eye opening. Photographs that he did not expect to find a market for, or took with no particular market in mind have done surprisingly well.
This book will certainly inspire you to take different pictures than your typical holiday snaps, and should help you find some return on investment.
This book would require substantial updating before I could recommend it.
For me, one of the most interesting points that this book makes is that you don't always need the most fantastic, medium format photographic equipment to produce saleable images -- you simply need to select the market appropriate to the equipment that you have, and adapt your style to suit. With this in mind, any photographer with a business mind should be able to generate an income to some degree.
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I received the book I ordered, but it was in terrible condition. All the pages were stuck together, strange stains and marks were on the book, and lots of tears on the page. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2013 by Matthew
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