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Photography download research guide

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Need to find information on the photography biz? Try these resources first.

Search Terms
Library Resources Online
In and Around Brooklyn

Terms to use when searching

Try using these when you search Google, the library catalog or look for magazine articles on the topic:
  • commercial photography
  • photography business
  • photo business
  • professional photography

Books In the Library

When you look for books on photography, check out the 770.232 and 770.688 sections on the library's shelves first.

Some specific titles are:

Big Bucks Selling Your Photography
Cliff Hollenbeck
770.688 H

How to Start a Home-Based Photography Business
Kenn Oberrecht
770.68 O

Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business
Vik Orenstein
770.68 O

Selling Photography
Roger Antrobus
770.688 A

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer
Tad Crawford
770.232 C

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Magazines to read to learn about photography include:
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Library Resources Online: Find Magazine Articles and More

You can connect to these from your home or office. You will need your BPL library card. (The barcode on the back is your password.)
  • ABI Inform Research

  • Business Source Premier
    Each of these links you to articles from hundreds of magazines. Use the terms listed above to search by keyword.
  • Associations Unlimited
    Connect with an association to learn about news and trends and to meet others who can help you in your new biz. Start your association search with the term "photography."
  • Business and Company Resource Center
    Find articles from magazines or get a snapshot of your business by using the term "photography" as the "Industry Description."
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In and around Brooklyn

Try these schools with classes in photography. Most have programs for teens.

International Center for Photography

New York Institute of Photography

Pratt Institute

School of Visual Arts

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There are lots of websites on the photography business. Some are for associations. Even if you don't join, the sites are a good source of information.

American Society of Media Photographers
Provides great business resources for freelance photographers.

Check out the courses and online newsletters with tips to improve your techniques.

NPPA's Independent Photographers Toolkit
From the National Press Photographer Association, this guide covers the cost of doing business, pricing info, forms and more.

The online magazine for new photographers. Provides product and contest news. Check out the "Resources" section for guides in getting started.

Professional Photographers of America
Major association with lots of educational and networking benefits for members. Click on the section for photographers.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook
Describes the work, education requirements, employment outlook and earnings of photographers.