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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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4. Business Skills

The Essential Business Skills Every Photographer Needs to Know

Developing Good Production Skills

Anyone can take a good picture, but it’s the steps that precede the moment when you click the shutter that matter most and make the work of a professional photographer special. Imagine you came across a professional photo shoot in progress and you crept up next to the photographer to shoot a snap with your smartphone (I can guarantee the photographer would be pretty pissed off with you if you did). Could you actually call that your own photograph? Even without encroaching on someone else’s turf, we all have our moments of glory—like the time you wrote an impressive essay or hit a home run. But can you repeat those successes on ...

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