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Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Photography Business books.

1. Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition (2017)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListThe photography industry is advancing and changing more—and more quickly—than ever. Right along with changes in camera technology, photographers are witnessing shifts in the business landscape that can be a challenge to understand and navigate, whether they’re just beginning their business or growing it after 25 years of shooting.Best Business Practices for Photographers, 3rd Edition, is an updated and expanded version of John Harrington’s bestselling books on the topic. For the first time, Harrington brings together both Best Business Practices for Photographers and More Best Business Practices for…
Author(s): John Harrington

2. 123 Launch It: How to Start a Photography Business When You Have No Money, No Time, and No Energy. (2019)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListA gentle, encouraging guide to starting a photography business. Written for multitasking moms who have a lot going on in their lives but whose dream of starting a photography business just won’t die. This step-by-step guide will show you how to make that dream a reality!Filled with proven strategies to help you:* find time, energy and money to start your business* define your dream and business plan* develop your skills and talent* build your portfolio* set up your business* launch your business* and more! #53,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Photography (Books) #7 in Professional Photography (Books)…
Author(s): Angela Goodhart

3. The 2019 Guide to Pricing Your Photography (2018)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListTake the anxiety and drudgery out of pricing your photography and stop losing money!The 2019 Guide to Pricing Your Photography will help you determine what your cost of doing business is, give you tips on how to negotiate fees, and give you current market prices for twenty (20) different types of professional photography, including: Written by the popular photography educator, Anthony Morganti, who is known for his concise, no-nonsense, photography training, you’ll find this guide to follow Anthony’s no-frills, no-fluff, teaching philosophy. #58,778…
Author(s): Anthony Morganti

4. Start a Successful Photography Business in 34 Days: Actionable steps to plan a portrait or wedding photography business, develop a brand, launch a website, write a marketing plan & more. (2013)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListGet your portrait or wedding photography business started or totally revitalized and start earning a real income with photography. This book is written for the photographer who is new to the photography business or the photographer who has recently started a business and is struggling with booking clients or running their business successfully. Unlike other books on the business of photography, in this book you will learn while you take action. Above all, action is the most important piece of starting a business. This book will not teach you about…
Author(s): Amanda Stock

5. Freelance to Freedom: The Roadmap for Creating a Side Business to Achieve Financial, Time and Life Freedom (2018)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListVincent and his wife were stuck in dead end newspaper photography jobs, in debt, stressed, with a baby on the way while making $15 an hour. After winning the highest award in his field, Vincent was offered a 3 percent raise. He knew at that moment he needed a monumental change. One month away from their baby being born, Vincent and Elizabeth started a side photography business out of desperation. In less than four years, they grew their business to pay off all of their debt, including their home, and left their jobs for a life of freedom. With the world moving rapidly…
Author(s): Vincent Pugliese

6. An Essential Guide to the Business of Photography, 3rd Edition (2017)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListThinking of starting a photography business…Maybe you already have? This book will guide you through the essential information needed to start your business right, creating marketing materials from promotions to portfolios and websites that get you noticed, working through financial management that includes pricing, accounting and taxes and deal with the legal matters of contracts, copyright and other concerns of a professional photography business. If you want your photography business to be professional and be on the road to success, this book is a great place to start. Part 1 – Getting Started Part 2 – Getting Noticed…
Author(s): Judith Pishnery

7. The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone (2017)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListWhen photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups―best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you.In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay…
Author(s): Lindsay Adler

8. ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListAt last! The eagerly anticipated revised edition of the photographer’s “business bible” is here, fully updated with the last word on key business practices, industry standards, and resources. Up-to-the-minute coverage now includes digital asset management; metadata standards; the role of Internet, FTP, and e-mail technologies; the impact of media consolidation on assignment and stock photography; and much more. This indispensable guide covers the full range of business and legal questions that photographers might have, with comprehensive advice from the ASMP, the foremost…
Author(s): American Society of Media Photographers

9. Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More (2013)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListThe founder of PhotoMint, an educational and business resource for photographers, provides advice for creating your own photography business, explaining how to establish a brand, set policies and prices, and market your work so that your business will succeed. #190,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #707 in Photograpy Equipment & Techniques #176 in Photography (Books) #33 in Professional Photography (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Lara White

10. The Photographer’s MBA: Everything You Need to Know for Your Photography Business (2012)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListIf 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: At the end of each chapter, Sal offers a Next Steps…
Author(s): Sal Cincotta

11. Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making and Selling Images (2017)

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate ListPhotographers who do not understand their basic rights tend to approach legal issues with blissful ignorance, extreme caution, or reckless abandon. Foolish souls may cross the lines to obtain images, while overly cautious photographers may miss out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in fear of legal repercussions. In the end, each of these photographers suffers as a result of not understanding the legal issues associated with photography. In this book, intellectual property attorney and photographers-rights advocate Bert Krages spells out exactly what you need to know to protect yourself and your business when planning, shooting,…
Author(s): Krages Esq, Bert P.

Best Photography Business Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some photography business books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Photography: Basics, Business, and Best Practices

Author(s): Andrew Ludewig
Publisher: Andrew Ludewig, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1516803

Professional Photography - Tips To Make Your Business Pay

Author(s): Terry Hope
Publisher: Terry Hope, Year: 2014, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2095938

International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in the Creative Industries: Film, Video and Photography

Author(s): Robert DeFillippi, Patrik Wikström
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2122861

Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer's Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

Author(s): Lara White
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2013, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1040457

Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography

Author(s): Sandy Puc'
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2013, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1167049

Tucci and Usmani's The Business of Photography

Author(s): Damon Tucci, Rosena Usmani
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc., Year: 2010, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 417133

How to start a home-based photography business

Author(s): Kenn Oberrecht
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, Year: 2010, Size: 880 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1189166

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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