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Photography Education: Formal Photography Degree vs. Mentorship

With the cost of a formal education and attaining a photography degree skyrocketing, some photographers may choose to get training another way. While the educational landscape has changed a ton since I went to school, I still feel that “book learning” has value and offers you credibility. This is very true in the corporate...

We are breaking new ground in your education

In our continuing effort to lead the market in the education of fine art, design, and photography creators,  F+W Media has launched several new websites. I have been tasked with developing a plan for the photography section. While I have a ton of ideas, I want to reach out to all of you for...

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Marketing Tools for Fine Art Photographers by Kara Lane

Learning how to market yourself and drum up in interest in your work can be one of the more difficult aspects to a creative career. In this post, Kara Lane, author of From Photographer to Gallery Artist, discusses six marketing tools that will help you attract attention to your work. ~Noel   When you’re...

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Selling Without Begging: Tips for Selling Art by David C. Baker

Tips for Selling Art If you’re like most creatives, selling is probably your least favorite part of running your business. But selling doesn’t have to be painful, and it certainly doesn’t require begging. In his article “Selling Without Begging,” David C. Baker offers six tips for selling art without begging. You can read an...

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Art Lives On

“Art is an Active Force in Life.” * An original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Another inspiring fine art package came from Nadine LaFond. The outside label featured a sketch of a smiling flower ad the words “Art Lives.” Looking inside, I saw that LaFond’s business card and letterhead are also...

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Motivational Retreat: Affirm Your Success

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, written by Cindy Duesing. You’ve done your homework. You’ve studied to perfect your craft and researched different outlets where you can showcase your art. You’ve poured your soul into your work and sent it on its way, a tender ambassador of your inner self, out to...

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Promoting Your Work: Self-Promotion Tips for Artists and Designers

Artist Promotion Tips Whether you’re just starting your creative career or you’ve been at it for a while, promotion is an essential part of your art business plan. You can send a postcard, email or show your art in person, but you have to get your work “out there” to find potential buyers. In...

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The Creative Frontier of Kids’ Cartoons

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. When Kat Fair, head of recruitment at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, reviews the 60 or so portfolios she receives each week, she looks for unusual work, a variety of styles and original ideas. “We don’t have a house style here at Nickelodeon,” says Fair,...

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Illustrating for Children and Loving It!

*Excerpt from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market! Those among us who can honestly say, “I love my job” are indeed lucky. And while good fortune does play a part in the careers we end up with, hard work, education and research are involved, too. Illustrator Joy Allen learned this as she mustered up...

2015 Photographer's Market

Building a Photography Résumé by Deborah Secor

Photographer Résumé Tips Whether you’re revamping your photography website or putting in a bid on a new photography gig, it’s probably time to update your photographer résumé. You might even want to start over from scratch. If you’re just starting out or even if you have been shooting for a while, you want to...