About Photographers Black Book

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Photographers Black Book was started by a commercial photographer in Seattle who recognized a need for a better tool to connect photography industry professionals across the US and around the world. Having heard many photographers asking the same types of questions – such as “Who is a good assistant in Phoenix?” Or “Where can I rent equipment in Austin?” “Who provides a good insurance policy for my equipment when I’m traveling?” “Where can I advertise that I rent out my studio?” – it became clear that many photographers were duplicating steps in finding and keeping track of good photography industry resources. It was nearly impossible to find a good, current list of photography assistants in a town and anyone who has tried to use a search engine to find a hair and makeup artist, wardrobe stylist or food stylist has surely come away frustrated with the lack of good information. There were other directories on the internet but most lacked good search tools or a comprehensive list of professionals -- or both!

Photographers Black Book strives to provide the best resource for finding photography industry professionals. It is a tool for photography professionals to use to network with each other as well as for outside businesses to use to find resources for their visual needs.

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