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Maria Piscopo Feb 01, 2005 Published: Feb 04, 2005 0 comments

Whether you have been in business two years or 20, it can still be discomforting and difficult to discuss pricing if you don't know what to say and when to say it. Getting paid what you want is all about what you do and say at the beginning of a client relationship. It is very hard to try and change later. To get paid what you want you will need a clear and concrete...

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Maria Piscopo Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Whether you are just starting
your photography career or ready to give it a boost, consider working
with nonprofit organizations. It is the best opportunity for creative
and cost effective self-promotion you can findtod...

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Maria Piscopo Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

Thanks to reader Robin Gaines for the inspiration for this column. To approach her question, we talked to several photographers about their solutions, including those who work in the wedding and portrait, nature, and high-end commercial world of photography.

New York City-based photo industry consultant Gaines wrote, "I am desperately trying to find a way to...

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Maria Piscopo Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

As most professional photographers
have discovered, the business of stock photography has changed. It is
not just the photos left over from an assignment. It is not just old
photos sitting in a file drawer. It is apower...

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Maria Piscopo Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

Today's photographers
often find their greatest business challenge is keeping up with new
technology. How do you keep track of new digital equipment and software?
How do you know what is right for you?
...

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Maria Piscopo Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

To answer some current technical questions on the digital aspects of the business side of stock photography, we talked to three industry veterans: Rohn Engh of PhotoSource International (www.photosource.com), Rick Rappaport, owner of Rick Rappaport Photography (

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Maria Piscopo Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

One of the pioneers in the
business of digital technology is J.W. Burkey. He operates an eight-person
studio out of Dallas, Texas, and now works with his wife, Cathy, who
has worked as an art buyer and a stock photoedit...

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Maria Piscopo Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2002, Robin Hill, All Rights Reserved

From the start, everything about this photographer's success story fascinated me. First, Robin Hill was born in Nottingham, England (home of the legendary Robin Hood), and moved from England to Miami, Florida. Talk...

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Maria Piscopo May 01, 2004 0 comments

I know this is a big topic
to cover in a column so we will turn to Jim Pickerell for help. With
40 years photography experience including over 25 years in the stock
industry, Pickerell is a widely published author andin...

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Maria Piscopo Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Most photographers think
that selling their work is all about images--but that is not the
case, especially in today's commercial photography marketplace.
But if you are not selling images, what is theclient...