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Photographers at Work: Essential Business and Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial, Design, and Advertising by Martin Evening

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1. Getting Started

Choosing a Career as a Photographer

This book is about what it’s like to work as a photographer for editorial, PR, and advertising clients. You won’t find many advertisements for this kind of work, and few qualifications are required other than creative talent and a willingness to work extremely hard against all the odds. Over the last year I have spoken with quite a number of photographers about their particular specialist skills and what advice they would give today to someone wanting to be a photographer. Clearly there’s still some pessimism about the state of the photography industry, and all acknowledge how difficult it is right now for established photographers and newcomers alike. Even so, few photographers would choose ...

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