Chester Simpson: Learning the Photography Business from Jim Marshall

HTBARP 59 Chester Simpson: Learning the Photography Business from Jim Marshall

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Welcome to a new episode of the HTBARP Podcast.

Today’s guest is Rock N Roll Photographer Chester Simpson. Chester learned all the secrets of the photography business from legends such as Ansel Adams and Jim Marshall who took him under their wings. Both told him that he should always help other photographers which is an approach I really relate to. 

In this interview, we’ll talk about Chesters experiences and stories from his last 38 years. However, the main focus in this episode is the part of our industry where almost everyone is struggling with: the business side of concert photography.  Chester will share his approaches when it comes down to selling your photos, work with bands as well as we’ll go deep into specific pricing for band shoots.

I hope this episode shares a little light into this complex topic because every job is different, every band has a different budget and it’s understandable it’s best to have a helping hand that can guide you into the right direction. In the interview, Chester also mentions a software called fotoQuote®. It’s the industry standard Pricing Guide for freelance photographers, helping you determine and negotiate a fair price for your photography. Pricing for over 360 stock photo categories and over 70 assignment types. This is the only tool, I know of which includes accurate pricing and I am using it by myself. Go to: htbarp.com/sellyourwork and you’ll find more info about it. There are different packages, but FotoQuote or FotoBiz will be your best option.  

In this Episode, You’ll learn

  • the secrets of the photography business from legends such as Ansel Adams and Jim Marshall
  • about his approaches when it comes down to selling your photos
  • about specific pricing for band shoots

Chesters’ Favourites

Follow Chester Simpson

Website: chestersimpson and newfineartprints

Instagram: @chestersimpson

Facebook: RockNRollPhotosbyChesterSimpson

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