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Don't be a Starving Artist!

Art of Business: Work Your Art by Jen Cushman

Don’t be a Starving Artist: Work Your Art and Make a Living! The idea of being a starving artist may be romantic, but it’s not very fun if you’re the one doing the starving! The good news is you don’t have to live the cliché. In her article “Art of Business: Work...

Calculator Magic: Pricing Your Work by Vik Orenstein

How to Price Photography Whether you’re just starting out as a photographer or have owned your own photography business for years, it’s a good idea to reevaluate your photography prices every now and then. In her 2016 Photographer’s Market article “Calculator Magic: Pricing Your Work,” Vik Orenstein covers the ins and...

2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her 2016 Photographer’s Market article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik...

2016 Photographer's Market

Money Management for Photographers: New 2016 PM Articles & Interviews

Money Management for Photographers Love it or hate it, dealing with money is a key component of running a successful photography business. While your passion for shooting is why you became a photographer, competently handling your income and outgo allows you to keep doing what you love. If handling money isn’t...

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Art Books for Sale: the 40-Percent Off Coupon is Back!

Hey there, AMO fans. If you missed our Friends & Family 40-percent off sale a few weeks ago, you’re in luck—it’s back! For today only, you can get art books for sale at 40 percent off. The sale applies to nearly anything in the North Light Shop. This would be a...

2016 Photographer's Market

2016 Photographer’s Market Cover and Articles!

How to Manage Your Money The 2016 Photographer’s Market goes to the printer next week, and I realized I haven’t shared the cover or the article lineup yet! This year we have a great series of articles on how to manage your money, including everything from how to price photography to...

Captain Copyright

How to Copyright and Protect Your Artwork

How to Copyright Ever had the unpleasant surprise of finding someone copying your art without your permission? Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market contributor Lori McNee was justifiably angry when she discovered an artist copying her work and selling it on Facebook. Fortunately, she was able to get his page shut down...