Category Archives: Business

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist, by Cay Lang, is a good and important book for anyone who’s serious about a career in art. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look at the broad field of art and art careers. (I tried to keep the list short at my Squidoo page about Art Careers. It’s still overwhelming.) You need a starting point. One of my… Read More »

Art Model’s Handbook

The Art Model’s Handbook, by Andrew Cahner is one of those books I look at and exclaim, “Why didn’t anyone write a book like this before..?” If you use artist’s models in your studio, work as an artist’s model, or have ever thought of working as an artist’s model*… you need to own a copy of this book. Yes, I usually say, “Read this book at your public library first,… Read More »

Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles

Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles by Steve Meltzer is a one of the most important books for any artist or crafter. We’ve all read webpages, magazine articles, or chapters in books that provide valuable photo tips. However, few of those articles provide enough information–especially about digital photography–for professionals in arts and crafts. If you need photographs of your art or crafts for a juried show or competition, the quality of… Read More »