Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. (Voices That Matter)

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9780321929501: Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. (Voices That Matter)

For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. Known for his photography, his teaching, and his ability to connect with photographers, Zack has long had an “open door” approach to discussing his career–the ups and the downs–and in so doing has provided a straightforward and candid look inside the industry. By consistently showing great work and offering helpful advice, he has built a large, loyal readership that looks to him for guidance in navigating the currents of a difficult and dynamic industry. Now, Zack finds yet another way to cut through the noise and offer truly valuable information to those struggling to make their way through the twists and turns of an ever-changing landscape.

In Photography Q&A, Zack answers over 100 questions that he fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. From how to “put yourself out there” and start to get jobs, to how to get paid for those jobs when the client is slow to cut the check–and everything in between– Photography Q&A answers many of the pressing questions that photographers are asking, but until now have not been addressed. The book also includes intermittent “Visual Intermission” sections–where Zack discusses  individual images that were milestones in his development as a photographer–as well as worksheets on topics such as pricing and costs that help photographers to “know their numbers.”

With all this material, and with insightful, honest answers that come straight from Zack’s experience as a photographer who has seen it all (or at least a lot of it), Photography Q&A is an essential resource for any photographer looking for the real answers to the real questions in the industry today.

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About the Author:

Zack Arias is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is widely known and well respected for his photography— portrait, music, editorial—as well as his highly trafficked blog (zackarias.com/blog) and popular workshops. Find him at zackarias.com.

Review:

"I heartily recommend this book for the aspiring or the fledgling professional photographer . . ."

"If you want to live the dream, get the book, read it and then get off your butt and do the work."

–The Phoblographer


"In an industry filled with hype and BS, Zack Arias rips down the velvet curtain and talks honesty about being a professional imagemaker in his outstanding Photography Q&A. If you hope to earn a paycheck with your camera, Photography Q&A is a must read."

–Syl Arena

pixsylated.com, author of Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites



"While this book may help improve your photography, I think it’s greater goal will be improving your quality of life as a photographer—  or at least the quality of your head space.  If you’re anything like I am— still grappling with crises of confidence, fighting and clawing through creative and practical ruts, or still occasionally convinced that ‘my photography/business will skyrocket if I can just buy THAT,’ then this book is for you."

–The Photo Brigade



"The book is a delight, and should be mandatory reading for every photographer, new or old. If you’re new to the art, it is like getting a cup of coffee with someone who has been in the business twenty years and is willing to tell you the honest truth. If you’re part of the photography old guard, it’s like meeting a colleague for a beer to compare war wounds. Either way it is well worth the price of admission."

–Totally Rad


"There are educational opportunities that don't require you to ever touch your camera, it requires you to listen, to think, to learn from the experience of others, and if that interests you, you can't do any better than  Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers."

—Weekly Photo Tips


"In the end, Photography Q & A is about how to pursue your dreams without all of the sugar coating that comes from many of the so called experts within the industry. It is about real world insights one question at a time."

"The book is very easy to read and totally full of such insight that it will be of benefit to both beginners as well as those who have been pursuing this career for decades. It is for that reason that it is the first book I have ever ranked as a must own."

–Blogcritics.org


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