Stephen H. Moore
"You round 'em up, I'll shoot 'em."
Photoshop and Lightroom:
The essential tools for photographers are Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Adobe now offers these programs to photographers for $ 9.95 per month (not an introductory price) and includes:
• Photoshop Creative Cloud
• Lightroom 5
• 20 GB of online storage
• Behance ProSite
• Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
• Ongoing upgrades and updates
BEST Photoshop training can be obtained by joining Kelbyone.com, which
offers exclusive access to the world’s best instructors, thousands of
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Click on the image above to join or check out a free trial.
Kelbyone publishes Photoshop User Magazine, hosts Photoshop World, the twice-yearly ultimate venue for Photoshop and Lightroom training from the industry’s top instructors in photography, lighting and design and hosts Adobe-sponsored live training seminars at cities throughout the United States. You can find the seminars at this link:
American Photographic Artists:
organization started out as the Advertising Photographers of America and
changed to become more inclusive. As a member, you can rub elbows with
some of the top photographers in the world. Of all of the money I spent
to become a photographer, this was one of the best expenditures.
APA has branches all over. I was a member of the Atlanta branch
and was glad that I joined. The
forums are a source of some of the best advice you can get in
American Society of Media Photographers:
The ASMP is a national organization, which focuses on media photography, and is a great source of information about working in that field. The ASMP Pro Advice forum on Yahoo Groups provide a wealth of information from top photographers.
ASMP Pro Advice:
B & H Photo:
One of the largest photo stores in the world (I hope to someday make my pilgrimage there), which serves customers worldwide on their highly rated web site. Their expert staff can help you with any aspect of photo, video and professional audio equipment.
KEH has the world’s largest inventory of previously owned photographic equipment and also sells new equipment. Located in Atlanta, their expert staff helps professionals and amateurs buy and sell the right photographic at fair prices.
Professional Photographic Resources:
PPR (based in Atlanta, Georgia) rents and sells traditional and digital professional and commercial photo equipment and supplies and is the most complete photographic rental house in the southeast. It is a great place to rent photo equipment, so that you can try it before you buy it.
Pricing Photography The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices by Michael Heron and David MacTavish
Written by successful freelance photographers, this classic trade reference tool provides photographers with a wealth of time-tested information on everything from estimating prices, identifying pricing factors, and negotiating fair deals. Topics discussed include practical information on the economics of photography, cutting-edge negotiation techniques, pricing guidance for photography buyers, how to structure prices to fit any type of market and usage, how to define prices in a way that guarantees long-term profitability, and the specifics of pricing electronic media. A must-have addition to every photographer’s bookshelf.
Business and Legal Forms for Photographers by Tad Crawford
Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition contains 34 forms for photographers, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide professionals to the best deal. Included are contracts for wedding, portrait, and assignment photography; publishing, collaboration, and licensing contracts; property and model releases; assignment estimate/confirmation/invoice; delivery memo; stock photography invoice; stock agency agreement; permission form; copyright registration and transfer forms; nondisclosure agreement; license of rights; license of electronic rights; trademark application; employment application and agreement; and more. Included is a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of each form. New to this edition are forms for leases, subleases, and lease assignments, plus an update to cover changes in copyright registration.