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Don Giannatti's Guide to Professional Photography is aimed at you achieving creative and financial success through your photography.
The book is a mixture of Don's own tips and techniques, and 'meeting' other professional photographers that have made it big. Basically, this consists of a page of that photographer's best works. It is sandwiched in between two pages of one of Don's own chapters, breaking up the text and adding a bit of variety.
Gionnatti covers everything from getting and more importantly keeping clients, to the technical side of the business. He reveals that staying organised is key, and f course, making sure all your equipment is working and ready to go before a shoot.
Pictures in the book are well captioned, and explain how the shot came to be as well as what was used to create it and why, making the book a good insight into how different pictures and effects are formed.
Gionnatti goes through working for different clients, and how you need to adapt your work to please each one. For example, a model client is going to want something completely different to an advertising company.
The book covers a very broad range of ideas and comes together nicely to make a guide to professional photography, an despite parts of the book being a little random, like the meet the photographer pages randomly shoved in between pages, this book will make at least an interesting read for someone wanting to get some hints and tips on being a professional photographer.