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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 38

Licensing and Managing Your Work

So, you’ve preserved your rights to exploit your images beyond the original assignment. Perhaps you’ve got a large library of analog images that have been gathering dust and depreciating. Determining the best outlet for your images is crucial to having your images seen by photo buyers so they can generate revenue.

Nowadays, there are a number of solutions. Prior to the Internet and digital files, most photographers delivered their images to one (or a select few) agents. The physical distribution of these images was time consuming and costly. Further, to make the most out of your stock, the images had to be originals or high-quality duplicates in order to make the sale. Now, the wide variety of domestic ...

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