The Art and Life of Robert Frank
Hardcover ISBN: 0306823365
Describes the cross-country family trip by photographer and friend to bohemians and beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, that led him to take 27,000 photos, of which 83 ended up in his best-known work, The Americans. 20,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1620408007
An assistant to America's most famous photographer traces his life and career from his early years in San Francisco, his relationship with the Native Americans of Yosemite, and the influences on his photography and painting of western landscapes.
Paperback ISBN: 0821226827
An intimate portrait of the legendary photographer captures the life of Ansel Adams through his correspondence with Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Jimmy Carter, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, and other notables, in a new edition of the acclaimed study, featuring a foreword by Wallace Stegner. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Art and Business of High School Senior Portrait Photography
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1608955745
A profitable, efficient senior portrait studio is made possible with the help of the invaluable information in this book. Whether revving up a slow studio, branching into the teen and senior market, or capitalizing on building a profitable studio from the bottom up, photographers will find all the how-to details in this updated edition. Pricing strategies to ensure the business can stay afloat even during slow times, how to craft successful marketing and advertising campaigns to get clients in the door, and the latest surefire ways for using social networking to reach clients are just some of the provided tips that help get a studio noticed. Far more than a business book, it also includes suggestions on creating images that appeal to this age group, posing basics for seated and standing portraits, and hints for how to handle perceived flaws using corrective posing and lighting techniques that make every subject look his or her very best. The postcapture aspects of the business are then addressed, covering product selection, workflow, proofing, ordering, and techniques for turning teens and seniors into repeat clients. This updated edition features all-new images and captions, updated information on technical tools, and plenty of new ideas for maximizing the excitement level during a clients’ portrait session.
The Art of Selling Portrait Photography
In-person Sales Techniques to Maximize Customer Satisfaction and Profits
Paperback ISBN: 1682032329
Photographers who provide digital files instead of professionally finished prints and albums are not just missing out on income, they are limiting the ways they can serve their clients and giving up control of the quality of the finished product. This has a ripple effects that can negatively affect the long-term viability of the business. As Christie Mumm shows in this book, failing to sell prints and albumsand to do so effectivelyresults in clients who save a few dollars but are, overall, less satisfied with the quality of the experience they received. Conversely, clients who are treated to a great in-person sales session and then receive high-end custom products almost always become repeat customers and are far more likely to talk to their friends and family about their experience. Armed with the practical, no-nonsense techniques Mumm sets out, photographers will find it easy to develop a product line and begin hosting fun, engaging in-person sales sessions.
Hardcover ISBN: 0812994434
An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over the course of six richly productive decades he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for, first, Harper’s Bazaar, then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable faces across America. As a personality, Avedon outdazzled many of his glamorous subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: He ruthlessly curated and controlled his own image, yet remained, despite all his exposure, one of the most guarded and private of celebrities. No one knew him better than Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner andclosest confidante. In Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio itself—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson trace Avedon’s life from his birth to his death in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while doing a shoot in Texas for The New Yorker, whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992. The book also contains often startlingly candid reminiscences of Avedon by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, Isabella Rossellini, and Claude Picasso, among dozens of others. Something Personal is an authoritative, page-turning read about a compelling life creatively lived, by a man who for more than half a century helped shape American fashion, art, and culture. And not unlike Avedon’s own defining portraits, the book delivers the person beneath the surface, in all his touching humanity.
A Life in Photography
Hardcover ISBN: 0393292789
A portrait of the iconic 20th-century American photographer, documentary modernist, author and inventor traces her rebellious coming-of-age in Ohio, early artistic ventures in Paris and long-term relationship with critic Elizabeth McCausland, offering particular coverage of Abbott's 1930s "Changing New York" series and her documentation of the 1950s space race.