15 Business practice

This chapter aims to provide an introduction to some important aspects of photographic business practice. An attraction for many people when choosing to work in photography is the degree of freedom and fexibility offered by self-employment; however, a certain degree of skill and knowledge is necessary to make a successful living from working in this way. There is not a guaranteed regular income, protection in terms of employment law, paid annual leave, sick leave and other employment benefits which are part of employment within an organization. At certain times in your career, you may be employed as a staff photographer, or you may do both that and work as a fireelancer, combining part-time work for an organization with your ...

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