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Photography Magazines and the Business of Photography

Through an increasing interest in photography, I've started to read a number of magazines and periodicals devoted to either photographic technique or technologies. In the same way, as I've developed our website and built my own little storefront with my best images, I have also become more interested in the business of photography; there are a number of books that go over the basics of how to build a photography business. I am passing these lists on in case any of these publications might be interesting to you -- or as gifts to the photographer that you know. And, if these might be of interest, check out our list of related photography books.


Magazines and Periodicals

I'm sure that there are other good magazines out there. This sampling is a pretty good set covering the gamut from enthusiast to artistic -- and all with articles that I, at least, think are interesting.

Outdoor Photographer

Popular Photography & Imaging



Camera Arts

Nature Photographer


Outdoor Photography

Black And White Photography

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these publications.

Check them out;
they're worth it.


The Business of Photography

Based in part on the viewer's requests for information on our pictures, I've recently made some of my photographs available through this website. I built my storefront myself but I wish that I had taken advantage of reading at least one of these books before completing the first design of my virtual gallery. Next time...

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment & Stock Prices by Michael Heron and David MacTavish

The Professional Photographer's Guide to Shooting & Selling Nature & Wildlife Photos by Jim Zuckerman

The Photographer's Market Guide to Photo Submission and Portfolio Formats by Michael Willins

John Shaw's Business of Nature Photography: A Professional's Guide to Marketing and Managing a Successful Nature Photography Business by John Shaw

SellPhotos.Com: Your Guide to Establishing a Successful Stock Photography Business on the Internet by Rohn Engh

2003 Photographer's Market: 2,000+ Places to Sell Your Photography by Donna Poehner

Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos: How to Sell Your Pictures to a World of Markets a Mailbox Away  by Rohn Engh

How to Start a Home-Based Photography Business, 4th Edition by Kenn Oberrecht

The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion by Maria Piscopo

Business and Legal Forms for Photographers by Tad Crawford

Shooting & Selling Your Photos: The Complete Guide to Making Money With Your Photography by Jim Zuckerman


For other book lists on photography, check out these pages on our website:SIN/B00009951A/ref=nosim/theragens" target="new">Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK)

Outdoor Photographer Magazine (US) Other Book Guides
- 2006 Books of the Month
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- B&W Magazine 2006 Books of the Month
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- 2005 Holiday Book Guide
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- Shutterbug 2005 Holiday Guide
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