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

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Chapter 43

Education, an Ongoing and Critical Practice: Don’t Rest on Your Laurels

It might come as somewhat of a surprise to some, but the fact is, I am not a graduate of a prestigious photography school or program. I do, however, have a four-year degree from a really great university, and I am certainly proud of that accomplishment. Much of my lighting experience came through trial and error on staff for a magazine that hired me more for my ability to make the impossible possible than for my technical capabilities with a 4x5 or my knowledge of how to use a Wing Lynch rotary tube processor. Once on board, I made every waking hour a study in how to light. I did this by reading books, talking to friends who knew much more than I did, and testing ...

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