Author: Lawrence Chan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Teaching photographers how to use social media to grow their businesses With the rapid rise of both digital photography and social media, amateur photographers can now turn what was once a hobby into a thriving business. Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr offer loads of exciting marketing opportunities. This practical guide from a well-respected professional photographer shows you how to take advantage of social media to grow a profitable photography business. If you've been wondering which social media sites to use, how to use them, how often to use them, and more, this book is for you. Guides you through how to market your photography business on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and other social media sites Shows you how to translate your use of social media into increased profits Helps you answer such questions as "Which sites should I use?" and "How do I get started?" Provides invaluable testimonials from top photographers discussing their social media business success stories Guides you through inspiring brand evangelists through social media Teaches important survival tips for your social media program In addition to the powerful strategies, interviews were conducted with thought leaders in the photo industry -- Kenny Kim, Zach and Jody Gray, Jerry Ghionis, Becker, Jasmine Star, Catherine Hall, and Grace Ormonde -- to provide you with all-star tips and tricks. Whether you're just starting a professional photography business or are a seasoned pro looking for good advice on using social media to promote yourself, Social Media Marketing for Digital Photographers is the book you need.
"The Linked Photographer's Guide to Online Marketing and Social Networking" is a complete resource for photographers looking to improve their business through social media. This book provides a step-by-step process for getting a photographer's business online, and acts as a reference guide for the variety of online marketing options on the web. This one-of-a-kind guide is the key to making social media work for the photographer to improve their business!
Author: Maria Piscopo
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Veteran photographer’s rep Maria Piscopo turns theory into practical, easy-to-understand advice about building a marketing plan that incorporates self-promotion, advertising, direct marketing, public relations, and the Internet. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date coverage of social media and website development, and includes thirty-seven interviews with top photographers. Readers will learn how to: Create a business plan Identify a marketing message Find reps and agents Hire a marketing coordinator Deal with ethical issues Work with commercial and consumer clients Plan a budget Create an effective portfolio Write press releases The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion contains unique information to help professional and aspiring photographers build satisfying, lucrative careers. 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.
Author: Mark Galer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Looking to take your photography to the next level? Need guidance on the basics, from choosing cameras to perfecting capture, managing files, editing images and developing a creative, critical eye? Packed with quality images to inspire and enthuse, Digital Photography: Essential Skills takes a refreshingly practical, focused approach to cover exactly what you need to know develop a creative, competent style and a seamless photography workflow. As a working photographer and teaching lecturer, Mark Galer is the perfect guide to take you through the skills and knowledge needed to take fantastic images. Now updated to cover file management and editing in Lightroom, Adobe's popular workflow software, for a stream-lined process from capture to output.
Make Money Doing What You Love The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, Second Edition is an all-in-one resource full of practical advice to successfully start or maintain your business. Experienced photographer, studio owner, and photography teacher Vik Orenstein provides you with the skills you need for every aspect of your photography career. Whether you're just starting out, are looking to revamp an existing business, or have been in the business for years, find out how to make the most of every photo you take. In this revised edition, you'll learn how to: Harness the power of digital photography Target your audience through online marketing Find your niche (or shift to a new one) Craft a solid business plan Network professionally with other photographers Showcase and price your work Get support from accountants and lawyers Create a strategic path for your business at every stage And more! Orenstein and other photographers from a variety of specialties give you firsthand insight into the many facets of this evolving field. In addition to more than 100 color photos, you'll find the know-how and encouragement you need to successfully build your portfolio and your career.
Author: Lara White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Give your photography business an edge with these professional insights There are already more than 150,000 professional photographers in the U.S., according to Department of Labor statistics, and thousands of serious amateurs are continually seeking to become established. Whether yours is a new or long-standing photography business, you have plenty of competition. Lara White has collected the best advice from her popular photography business website, Photomint.com, into this guide for your reference. She covers establishing your brand, defining policies, setting prices, creating a marketing plan, networking, and a great deal more. Photography is a rapidly growing industry, placing both established and beginning photographers in tough competition for business Author Lara White runs a popular website teaching successful business strategies to photographers; this book collects and organizes valuable information to help newcomers get started and existing businesses grow Covers business fundamentals including establishing a brand, defining studio policies, setting pricing, creating a marketing plan, understanding your audience, networking, and effective social media marketing Provides proven tips for building a successful photography business Photography Business Secrets is packed with advice that can help your photography business succeed and thrive, even in today's economy.
Author: Jennifer Young
Publisher: Quarry Books
Release Date: 2014-06-15
No matter how you choose to share your picturesâ??whether through Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, or bloggingâ??having great images is an essential way to connect with people worldwide and get noticed on the social media scene. Picture Perfect Social Media gives you the skills you need to stand out, proving you don't need a professional stylist or photographer to create and share stunning images. Picture Perfect Social Media is a guide to the craft of photography, designed to help improve your images no matter what your choice of subjectâ??from culinary adventures in your kitchen, to that once-in-a-lifetime trek through the Andes or your passion for fashion and designâ??regardless of what equipment you have at your disposal, whether a smartphone or a DSLR. Packed full of essential, practical advice as well as stunning visual inspiration, Picture Perfect Social Media is the perfect resource for any social media savant looking to improve his or her photography skills and share visually exciting images. What's more, it also features valuable advice form prominent, international lifestyle bloggers, giving you a helpful insight into their working methods as well as plenty of tips from the pros.
UPDATED: 2017 Edition of the SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING WORKBOOK! NEW for 2017 - Videos - follow Jason step-by-step in companion video trainings. These make it easier than ever to master the mystery of social media marketing Extensive Worksheets - downloadable PDFs walk you thru step-by-step how to research, set up, and optimize your social media profiles PLUS how to create a strategic posting strategy. Social Media Marketing Explained - an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide for small business owners and marketers. Covers the Main Networks - Facebook marketing, Twitter marketing... YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest plus bonus chapter on Yelp / Google Local and review marketing. A best-selling social media marketing book from a best-selling author on Internet marketing: Jason McDonald Social media is big - really big. Facebook has over 1 billion users, and LinkedIn has over 350 million. Today's customers go online to review sites like Yelp and Google+ to check out businesses before they engage. Whether it's on Twitter, on Instagram, on YouTube, or even Pinterest, your customers are "on" social media and they are talking about businesses, products, and services just like yours. Small businesses and large businesses alike can leverage social media for amazing free marketing opportunities. If you know how... you can market on social media effectively. But do you know how? Or are you confused, befuddled, lost, or just spinning your wheels while your competitors blast ahead on Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest, YouTube or Yelp? Enter the Social Media Marketing Workbook 2017, your step-by-step book / workbook / guide on how to market your business on social media. With up-to-date information for 2017 on how to market on all of the major social media platforms, the Social Media Marketing Workbook includes SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING - an easy explanation of what social media marketing really is, and how to "think" about social media marketing. PLATFORM MARKETING STEP-BY-STEP - an explanation of: Facebook Marketing - Facebook for Business LinkedIn Marketing - LinkedIn for Business Twitter Marketing - Twitter for Business YouTube Marketing - YouTube for Business Pinterest Marketing - Pinterest for Business Yelp / Local - Marketing via Yelp, Google+ and other local review sites Epilogue - the "new" kids on the block of Snapchat and Instagram POSTING STRATEGY - creating great content is the first step, and knowing how to post it is the second. The SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING WORKBOOK explains how to find other people's content to share and how to create your own content as well as how to OPTIMIZE and PROMOTE your social media efforts. FREE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TOOLS - as part of Jason's SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLBOOK, you get complete access to hundreds of FREE social media tools as well - a $29.99 value! INCREDIBLE WORKSHEETS AND VIDEOS - let Jason guide you step-by-step to success at social media. Social Media Marketing Worksheets This isn't a fancy book on social media marketing 2017. This isn't a pie-in-the-sky book. This is a practical hands-on book, with links not only to free tools but to step-by-step worksheets. By the end of the book, you'll have a social media marketing plan ready for your business AND specific plans for each medium that makes sense for you (e.g., Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, etc.). Got questions? Just Google Jason McDonald and send him an email - he's happy to help. Compare with: Social Media for Dummies, Social Media Marketing in a Day, Social Media Marketing for Dummies, The Art of Social Media (Guy Kawasaki), and Chaos Monkeys (Antonio Garcia Marquez).
Many photographers don't have the business and marketing knowledge required to successfully sell fine-art photographs. Briot offers practical, up-to-date, and field-tested marketing techniques from the viewpoint of a fine-art landscape photographer who earns a living from the sale of his fine-art prints.
Author: Edward C. Greenberg
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-02-11
If you license or publish images, this guide is as indispensable as your camera. It provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. The Copyright Zone, Second Edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and much more. Presented in a fun and easy to digest style, Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg, LLC help explain the need-to-know facts of the confusing world of legal jargon and technicalities through real world case studies, personal asides, and the clear writing style that has made their blog Thecopyrightzone.com and monthly column by the same name in Photoshop User magazine two industry favorites. The second edition of this well-reviewed text has almost doubled in size to ensure that every legal issue you need to know about as a photographer or artist is covered and enjoyable to learn!
Hot photo apps come and go, but the practice of shooting and sharing is universal and is now a fundamental part of the way that we communicate with each other. Photos aren’t printed on paper anymore – they are shown on screens, and everywhere they are shown the viewer is invited to like or share. Social Photography will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and maybe even go viral. A must for anyone who takes their online profile seriously, it will show you how to give your photos a fresh look, it will give you hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, and it will let you share your life’s most exciting moments wider than ever before. The book tells you everything you need to join the social photography revolution. All of the techniques are fully illustrated with examples showing how to get the best results.
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2016-12-14
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. AN AMAZING NEW VERSION OF THE PHOTOSHOP BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES! Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine—and the best-selling photography techniques author in the world today—once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for photographers. This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT The photographer’s workflow in Photoshop has evolved greatly over time, and in this current version of book you’ll wind up doing a lot of your processing and editing in Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw feature (whether you shoot in RAW, JPEG or TIFF—it works for all three). That’s because for years now, Adobe has been adding most of Photoshop’s new features for photography directly into Camera Raw itself. Since today’s photography workflow in Photoshop is based around Camera Raw, about one third of this book is about mastering Camera Raw like a pro. Plus, you’ll learn: • The sharpening techniques the pros really use. • The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! • The most useful retouching techniques for photographers, and how to make “impossible” selections like wind-blown hair (it’s easy, once you know the secrets), and how to use Layers like a pro. • How to seamlessly remove distracting junk from your images. • How to stitch panoramas, how to process HDR for a realistic look, and tricks for pulling way more out of your images than you ever dreamed possible. • The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!). • A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof! Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, plus, each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with the images used in the book for download so you can follow right along. If you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”—the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work—then you’re holding the book that will do just that.
Author: Ekaterina Walter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Attention is the new commodity. Visual Storytelling is the new currency. Human brain processes visuals 60,000x faster than text. Web posts with visuals drive up to 180% more engagement than those without. Viewers spend 100% more time on web pages with videos. Filled with full-color images and thought-provoking examples from leading companies, The Power of Visual Storytelling explains how to grow your business and strengthen your brand by leveraging photos, videos, infographics, presentations, and other rich media. The book delivers a powerful road map for getting started, while inspiring new levels of creativity within organizations of all types and sizes. “This book is not only a complete overview of [visual storytelling] but, most importantly, the key to doing it right, a total Right Hook!” —Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times bestselling author of Crush It! and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook “A valuable guide to understanding how to develop powerful marketing programs using the art of visual storytelling.” —Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and former chief evangelist of Apple “The Power of Visual Storytelling is the new marketing bible!” —Nancy Bhagat, Vice President, Global Marketing Strategy and Campaigns, Intel “If a picture is worth a thousand words, The Power of Visual Storytelling is worth a million.” —Scott Monty, Global Digital & Multimedia Communications for Ford Motor Company
If you have finally taken the leap with your photography and gone into business–or if you are considering it–The Photographer’s MBA will prove a helpful guide in navigating the often confusing and occasionally frustrating territories of business, marketing, pricing, and contracts. Photographer Sal Cincotta, who runs a highly successful portrait, senior, and wedding photography business, deftly leads you through “the other 90%” of the job of a photographer. In this book, you will: Consider what kind of business entity is best suited for you, such as a sole proprietorship, S-Corp, or LLC Learn about the critical importance of both business plans and marketing plans, and how they will help you reach your short-term and long-term goals Understand branding’s elements and how to define your own brand so that you stand out from the crowd Assess your social media strategy to optimize your presence online, and learn about search engine optimization (SEO) to increase your findability Tackle costs, pricing, and contracts (including copyright and model releases) At the end of each chapter, Sal offers a Next Steps section, containing exercises that challenge you to actively implement the overall lessons in the book. By helping you create a solid plan, a strategy you can implement, and a vision for your business, The Photographer’s MBA gets you well on your way to creating and sustaining a photography business that will grow and succeed for years to come.
Author: Risto Sarvas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-02-09
From Snapshots to Social Media describes the history and future of domestic photography as mediated by technological change. Domestic photography refers to the culture of ordinary people capturing, sharing and using photographs, and is in a particular state of flux today as photos go digital. The book argues that this digital era is the third major chapter in the 170 year history of the area; following the portrait and Kodak eras of the past. History shows that despite huge changes in photographic technology and the way it has been sold, people continue to use photographs to improve memory, support communication and reinforce identity. The future will involve a shift in the balance of these core activities and a replacement of the family album with various multimedia archives for individuals, families and communities. This raises a number of issues that should be taken into account when designing new technologies and business services in this area, including: the ownership and privacy of content, multimedia standards, home ICT infrastructure, and younger and older users of images. The book is a must for designers and engineers of imaging technology and social media who want a better understanding of the history of domestic photography in order to shape its future. It will also be of value to students and researchers in science and technology studies and visual culture, as a fascinating case study of the evolving use of photographs and photographic technology in Western society.