Best Business Practices for Photographers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR

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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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