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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer

Here is a virtual treasury of advice, insight, and guidance for every freelance photographer! The step-by-step advice covers the multitude of concerns facing aspiring and beginning freelance photographers—from compiling a portfolio and promoting your work to winning the first client and running a healthy, profitable business. Esteemed attorney and writer Tad Crawford has teamed up with expert photography writer Chuck Delaney—and more than a dozen of the photo industry’s leading experts—to provide comprehensive guidance, including:

Photographic careers and the skills they require
How to shop for equipment and studio locations
Clients, websites, portfolios, and self-promotion
Studio management, insurance, and safety
Negotiating contracts, pricing, and model and property releases
Copyright law and protecting your work
Avoiding libel, trespass, and litigation
Accounting, record keeping, and taxes

For anyone looking to earn money with their photography, Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer crucial marketing, business, and legal know-how for every step of the process.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Tad Crawford, author of Legal Guide for the Visual Artist (Allworth Press, Fifth Edition, September 2010), has served as general counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, lobbied on the state and federal level for artists’ rights, and taught art law at the School of Visual Arts. The publisher for Allworth Press, he lives in New York City.

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