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  • By Robert L Stanton
    Oct 27, 2013
    For anybody considering starting a business doing photo montage work, This book is the ultimate resource for your successful entrepreneurial marketing endeavors. Mr Chessher provides information on just about every aspect of the photo montage business as one could think, and more. I have learned far more valuable information from his personal experiences, and his expertise in this field, as written in this book, than from years of research and even a few college courses. From the equipment to buy, to forms and samples, this book covers it all. I am so very thankful Mr. Chessher took the time to share this information with the rest of us. Thank you.
  • By Denis Vaillancourt
    Oct 28, 2012
    'Make Money Marketing & Producing Photo Montages: The Complete Guide' is packed with so much good information that I just finished reading it from cover to cover for the second time since I got it last week! Not only is it well written in a conversational way but it covers every aspect of the business from beginning to end, with some good anecdotes here and there to emphasize some of the points and pitfalls. For producing professional quality photo montages this is absolutely the definitive guide filled with tips, tricks, guidelines, business forms, and overall sound knowledge from 'in the trenches'. I'm a 'semi-experienced' amateur montage producer, in that I've created at least 100 montages to date, but never for money, so I'm in the process of launching a business to 'go pro' now. I discovered Earl's guide while doing some internet research and I feel confident that I can now make my way in the marketplace as a professional producer of 'great, fast, and affordable' montages and... More > get paid for my efforts too!< Less
  • By Alan Naumann
    Jul 15, 2012
    Mark Twain's famous quote, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated," can also be applied to Photo Montages. It is common wisdom that the Photo Montage is "dead;" yet, from my experience, and the experience of Earl Chessher, I would have to say nothing can be further from the truth! This book is not an obituary; rather, it is a reminder that one of the services we as videographers should be offering is professionally produced photo montages. This book is a valuable resource for the beginning videographer who has myriads of questions to the seasoned videographer who needs to be reminded about the basics of the video business that perhaps have been prematurely abandoned. The book is written in a folksy, storytelling way, giving many examples and stories to back up the points presented. Earl begins by dispelling the myth that consumers will not pay you to do their montages. He points out that the keys to having a successful "photo-video montage... More > production business are QUALITY, FAST DELIVERY and AFFORDABLE PRODUCTS - and ... great personal service." Earl then makes a strong case as to why clients, such as funeral homes and churches, really need to use our services. Perhaps the most practical part of the book is where he takes the reader through the steps necessary to produce a high quality, professional photo montage in a relatively short amount of time. He also reminds us of the importance of not using labels - but, rather, printing directly on the disc; the use of the internet in promoting your business; making decisions as to location and personal for your business; and many other practical considerations in order to be efficient and profitable. Included in the book are many forms that will help the client communicate their vision; and forms that will keep you organized in fulfilling their wishes. He also includes several Appendixes at the end that give practical advice on everything from where to find supplies to getting the best deals on equipment. I believe this book has value for every videographer - even if they don't plan on making photo montages a central part of their service. The tips and tricks shared in the book can be transferred to many areas of video production and therefore should prove invaluable. The book sells for $79.95 and can be ordered from Lulu Press. $79.95 might seem high for a book of 292 pages - but let me remind you that this is really an investment that will pay for itself on the very first job.< Less
  • By Art White
    Mar 30, 2012
    This is a great book! Well written and easy to follow. What makes the book so good is that it truly is a GUIDE. It doesn't matter if you have never made a photo to video montage or if you are like me and make them for a living, you are going to get something out of this book. Earl Chesser is not bashful. He's not afraid to tell you what works and what doesn't because he has been doing these things for a long time. If you haven't done a montage before, you will follow right along. If you have, you will find a bunch of things to make your life easier! I didn't read the whole book...didn't have to. (It's HUGE by the way!) Earl describes his chapters perfectly so you can pick and choose if you like. You can start anywhere in the book and you won't get lost. The only flaw in this book is he should have written it years earlier. Then, I would not have purchased some of my unnecessary equipment; just the basics is all you need as Earl Chesser lists in the book. I have worked WAY too hard on... More > photo montages in the past. I got my hands on the best reference manual I could find...Make Money Marketing & Producing Photo Montages: The Complete Guide.< Less
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First Edition
Earl Chessher
March 24, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.37 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
7.44 wide x 9.68 tall
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