Learn how to make your photography skills pay with this enlightening, engrossing, no-nonsense guide to professional shooting in the real world.
This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer.
Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, Demetrius Fordham shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, forge strong relationships with clients, and lay the foundations of your own successful career.
Illustrated throughout with Demetrius' own duotone photography, dramatically typeset to appeal to visual thinkers, and presented in an appealing handbook format, this is the book that will launch the careers of the next generation of photographers.
"What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School" by Demetrius Fordham is an essential read!
Demetrius Fordham is an award-winning portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, California. His portrait series Transparent (2017) and Ageless Beauty (2016) were covered widely in the media and featured in international photo exhibits.
In addition to portraiture, he has shot editorials for W Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal and Schon Magazine, and has worked with commercial clients such as Steve Madden, The American Heart Association and The Gerald J. Friedman Foundation. He is the author of two other books by Ilex Press: What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School (2015) and If You're Bored With Your Camera, Read This Book (2017).