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Langford's Advanced Photography, 8th Edition by Michael Langford, Efthimia Bilissi

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14 Professional photography

This chapter reviews photography as an occupation, starting with a discussion on how images are read. It looks broadly at the qualities you need for success in widely differing fields, and discusses markets for many kinds of professional photography, from art photography to scientific photography. Most of the types of photography outlined here are discussed further in greater organizational and technical detail in Chapter 12.

How photographs are read

If you are really going to progress as any kind of photographer, in addition to technical expertise you need a strong visual sense (something you develop as an individual). This should go beyond composition and picture structuring to include some understanding of

why people ...

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