Photography is a tough business to be in. The advent of cellphone cameras has meant the demise of staff photographers on many publications or even the demise of the actual publications.
Most often, photography jobs are contract or freelance, paid by the job or image, or not paid at all. The business owner who might need a few pictures for publicity doesn’t understand why these cost hundreds of dollars. Often they wonder if the photographer should be paying them, for the opportunity to publish the work and be noticed. Continue reading “The Business Side of Photography – My First Year as a Photographer”