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The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, 2nd Edition by Vik Orenstein

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CHAPTER 7:

NETWORKING WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS

There are many reasons to join a community of photographers: to network, shoot the breeze, commiserate, compare notes, share technique, battle creative slumps and to establish and maintain industry standards, to name just a few.

REFERRALS

One of the biggest ways my colleagues and I help each other is by trading referrals. This is especially important now that many of us have become very specialized. For my portraits, I shoot only black-and-white film and offer only high-end archival pieces. I strictly do black- and-white, sepia or hand-painted portraits of kids, their families and their pets. No corporate head shots. No events.

A travel image by Jim Miotke.

Frequently I get calls from clients ...

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