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For those who want to make the transition into the world of vocational photography—staying true to your craft and vision, while fusing that craft with commerce VisionMongers is a great place to begin your journey. With a voice equally realistic and encouraging, photographer David duChemin discusses the experiences he’s had, the lessons he’s learned, and the practices he’s adopted in his own winding journey to becoming a successful working photographer.

When it comes to this personal, honest combination of craft and commerce, there is no single path to success. Everyone’s goals are different, as is everyone’s definition of success. As such, VisionMongers does not prescribe a one size-fits-all program. Instead, duChemin candidly shares ideas, wisdom, and inspiration to introduce you to, and help you navigate, the many aspects of transforming your passion into your vocation. He addresses everything from the anxiety-riddled question “Am I good enough?” to the basics—and beyond—of marketing, business, and finance, as well as the core assumption that your product is great and your craft is always improving.

Along the way, duChemin features the stories of nine other photographers—including Chase Jarvis, Gavin Gough, and Zack Arias—whose paths, while unique, have all shared a commitment and passion for bringing their own vision to market. With VisionMongers, you’ll learn what paths have been taken—what has worked for these photographers—and you’ll be equipped to begin the process of forging your own.

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More like a sketchbook of ideas and wisdom than it is a system to get rich quick on photography, "VisionMongers" takes a look at the changing landscape of professional photography and the various journeys that can be taken to get there.

Synopsis:

VisionMongers: Making a Life and Living in Photography is a book for any photographer who's ever felt compelled to combine their craft with the world of commerce and make the transition to becoming a vocational photographer. More like a sketchbook of ideas and wisdom than it is a system to get rich quick on photography, VisionMongers takes a look at the changing landscape of professional photography and the various journeys that can be taken to get there. Driven by passion and vision, and guided by his own unlikely journey to becoming a full-time photographer, David duChemin leads you through his own thinking and experiences, as well as those of others, as he discusses aspects of the craft of photography as well as the business of it, touching on everything from branding to contracts, from logos to blogging.

The book is peppered with inspirational and real-world case studies from photographers from various disciplines, including: Chase Jarvis, Kevin Clark, Gavin Gough, Zack Arias, Karl Grobl, and Dave Delnea.

Illustrated by these stories of other photographers, VisionMongers covers the practical aspects about what it takes to turn photography into a career, such as knowing your market, discovering your brand, finding a mentor, listening to your critics, and more.

As encouraging as it is realistic, VisionMongers is about making a life and a living in photography.

About the Author

David duChemin has been creating compelling stories with a camera in hand for over twenty years. An impassioned travel and humanitarian photographer, David has shot on five continents for assignments and projects covering places as diverse as Paris, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Nepal, and Mongolia. David's portfolio can be found online at www.pixelatedimage.com.

Table of Contents

chapter one Foundations

My Story

Driven by Vision

Sustained by Passion

The Lines Are Blurring

The Rules Are Changing

VISIONMONGERS: Chris+Lynn

chapter two Work, Work, Work

It’s Hard

The First Question

The Benefits of Hobby

Know Thyself.  .  .  .  .  .

Know Your Market

Know Your Craft

10% Show, 90% Biz . 45

Get Rich Quick! (But Do It Elsewhere)

VISIONMONGER: Kevin Clark

Make a Plan, Stan

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Find a Mentor

Love Your Fans, but Listen to Your Critics

Join a Gang

Fake It Till You Make It

Get to Work

Too Busy Chopping Wood

You Need Help

Your First Assignment

VISIONMONGER: Darwin Wiggett

chapter three Sounding Your Barbaric Yawp

What Can I Sell You?

How Can I Serve You?

The Four Pillars

Branding Isn’t ( Just) for Cattle

Perception Is Reality

Photographer?

Make Them Love You

More Conversations, More Opportunities

VISIONMONGER: Grace Chon

Word of Mouth

He Said, She Said

You Need a Logo

Hey, Cool Card!

VISIONMONGER: Dave Delnea

Marketing 2.0

VISIONMONGER: Gavin Gough

Making Contact

VISIONMONGER: Karl Grobl

Go Where They Ain’t

Three (Bad?) Metaphors about Competition

chapter four Business and Finance

Contracts

Sponsorships

It’s Not My Job, Man

Scope Creep

Finances: How Not to Be a Moron

VISIONMONGER: Zack Arias

You Are Not Wal-Mart

Negotiations and Love Songs

Take Me, I’m Yours

Dig More Streams

Insurance

VISIONMONGER: Chase Jarvis

chapter five It’s a Brave New World

Appendix

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321670205
Author:
Duchemin, David
Publisher:
New Riders Publishing
Subject:
Techniques - Digital
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Voices That Matter
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.08 x 8 x 0.619 in 762 gr

Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photography Business
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Geometry » Geometry and Trigonometry

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"Synopsis" by , More like a sketchbook of ideas and wisdom than it is a system to get rich quick on photography, "VisionMongers" takes a look at the changing landscape of professional photography and the various journeys that can be taken to get there.
"Synopsis" by , VisionMongers: Making a Life and Living in Photography is a book for any photographer who's ever felt compelled to combine their craft with the world of commerce and make the transition to becoming a vocational photographer. More like a sketchbook of ideas and wisdom than it is a system to get rich quick on photography, VisionMongers takes a look at the changing landscape of professional photography and the various journeys that can be taken to get there. Driven by passion and vision, and guided by his own unlikely journey to becoming a full-time photographer, David duChemin leads you through his own thinking and experiences, as well as those of others, as he discusses aspects of the craft of photography as well as the business of it, touching on everything from branding to contracts, from logos to blogging.

The book is peppered with inspirational and real-world case studies from photographers from various disciplines, including: Chase Jarvis, Kevin Clark, Gavin Gough, Zack Arias, Karl Grobl, and Dave Delnea.

Illustrated by these stories of other photographers, VisionMongers covers the practical aspects about what it takes to turn photography into a career, such as knowing your market, discovering your brand, finding a mentor, listening to your critics, and more.

As encouraging as it is realistic, VisionMongers is about making a life and a living in photography.

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