Make Money With Your Digital Photography

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Learn the big picture about the various genres and details about making money and handling the business aspects of digital photography

Digital photography has exploded over the last 10 years putting extremely powerful technology into the hands of just about anyone with the interest or desire to shoot photographs. Costly barriers including equipment, film, and dark rooms once prohibited amateurs from diving into the art. Thanks to new powerful and affordable technology, today’s hobbyists are producing professional work, and many of them are asking, “How can I make money at this?” Erin Manning, professional photographer and successful entrepreneur, is pulling back the curtain to reveal what it takes to develop a photography hobby into a part-time business in her new book, Make Money with your Digital Photography (Wiley; May 2011; 9780470474310; $29.99). Using personal stories and practical ideas, readers will learn the big picture about the various genres and details about making money and handling the business aspects of digital photography.

Building a successful business takes more than passion and photographic talent. Erin Manning knows how, and she shares her expertise in this nuts-and-bolts guide. Manning tells readers, “Whether you're a beginning photographer with a new dSLR or a more advanced enthusiast with a collection of beautiful images, this book is designed to provide an overview on how to assess opportunities.” From equipment essentials and marketing the business, to countless tips to help improve the product, readers get top advice from Manning and a select group of knowledgeable and experienced photographers and contributors who have been successful in their work. Make Money with your Digital Photography also includes coverage of:

  •     Finding customers for your business and following up on paid opportunities
  •     Exploring specialties, including wedding photography, photographing children's sports, and taking family portraits
  •     Developing a business plan, registering a name, copyrighting work, setting prices, and managing cash flow

For anyone that has considered turning their digital photography hobby into a money-making venture, Make Money with your Digital Photography is the resource that will save readers both time and money getting there. The information and guidance inside this book can help anyone in starting out as a part-time professional photographer.

About the Author

Erin Manning is a professional photographer, educator, media personality, and natural entrepreneur. She helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical language into everyday words and by facilitating learning with a clear, friendly teaching style. She specializes in lifestyle imagery for clients such as AT&T, Bank of America, Disney, various lifestyle magazines, healthcare organizations and individuals.

In addition to Make Money With Your Digital Photography, Erin is also the author of Portrait and Candid Photography Photo Workshop, published by John Wiley & Sons.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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