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A follow-up to the successful and acclaimed Best Business Practices for Photographers”, this updated and expanded edition serves as an even more comprehensive guide to achieving financial success and personal satisfaction in your business as a photographer. Included in this new edition are sections on licensing your work, making the career change from a staff photographer to a freelancer, surviving an IRS audit, and more. This book includes best practices in interacting with clients, negotiating contracts and licenses, and business operations. Best Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition: is the key to a successful career in photography.
Table of Contents
|You Are a Business Now Lets Get to Work!|
|Professional Equipment for Professional Photographers|
|Planning and Logistics: Why a Thirty-Minute Shoot Can Take Three Days to Plan|
|After Staff: Transitioning to Freelance|
|Working with Reps, Assistants, Employees, and Contractors: The Pitfalls and Benefits|
|Setting Your Photographer's Fee|
|Pricing Your Work to Stay in Business|
|Overhead: Why What Your Charge a Client Must Be More Than You Paid for It|
|Who's Paying Your Salary and 401(k)?|
|Insurance: Why It's Not Just Health-Related, and How You Should Protect Yourself|
|Accounting: How We Do It Ourselves and What We Turn Over to An Accountant|
|Insights into an IRS Audit|
|Contracts for Editorial Clients|
|Contracts for Corporate and Commerical Clients|
|Contracts for Weddings and Rites of Passage|
|Negotiations: Signing Up or Saying No|
|Protecting Your Work: How and Why|
|The Realities of an Infringement: Copyrights and Federal Court|
|Releases: Model, Property, and Others|
|Handling a Breach of Contract: Small Claims and Civil Court|
|Resolving Slow- and Non-Paying Clients|
|Letters, Letters, Letters: Writing Like a Professional Can Solve Many Problems|
|Attorneys: When You Need Them, They're Your Best Friend (or at Least Your Advocate)|
|Office and On-Location Systems: Redundancy and Security Beget Peace of Mind|
|Digital and Analog Asset Management: Leveraging Your Images to Their Maximum Potential|
|Licenssing Your Work|
|Stock Solutions: Charting Your Own Course Without the Need for a "Big Fish" Agency|
|Care and Feeding of Clients (Hint: It's Not About Starbucks and a Fast-Food Burger|
|Education, an Ongoing and Critical Practice: Don't Rest on Your Laurels|
|Striking a Balance Between Photography and Family: How What You Love to Do Can Coexist with your Loved Ones if You Just Think About It|
|Expanding into Other Areas of Creativity|
|Charity, Community, and Your Colleagues: Giving Back Is Good Karma|
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