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Beyond The Lens
Overview

Published in England by the Association of Photographers (AOP), Beyond the Lens is the essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography.

Now in its fourth edition it has been likened to 'the bible for photographers and commissioners' and is used by colleges/universities as part of their courses and widely used by photographers and commissioners.

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The fully interactive Beyond The Lens iBook is now available to download via iTunes, for only £19.99

This book is available for download with iBook’s on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBook’s on your Mac or iOS device. 

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To buy the new edition 'Beyond the Lens' in conventional, printed form, delivered by normal mail, for a cost of £30 + P&P please click here.

AOP Members and AOP students are entitled to a special price of £10 + P&P for the printed book. Please ensure you are logged into the website to receive the member’s discount.

Recognised students can buy the printed book for £20 + P&P and Colleges/Universities can obtain further discounts on bulk purchases. If you believe you qualify for these discounts, please email btl@aophoto.co.uk

 This 4th edition of Beyond the Lens has a foreword by Terry O'Neill and is split into 3 parts:

  • The Law and the Photographer: covers copyright, moral rights, contract law, privacy, photographing children, late payment, legal remedies for copyright infringements and unpaid debts both in the UK and EU plus legislation that photographers need to be aware of. 
  • The Business End: with advice on tax, VAT, accounting, bookkeeping, insurance, limited companies, pensions, savings, investments and mortgages, dealing with income/career problems, standards and codes, social media, agents,  collecting societies and associations and unions.
  • Making a Living: is written by photographers and covers how to be a student, working as an assisting photographer, specific area of photography from their perspective - advertising, editorial, architectural, corporate and design, stock, digital and moving image, working overseas, and shooting on the streets.

An appendix includes 3 sets of photographers' terms and conditions for those based either in England & Wales, Scotland or Eire; model release form; template business forms and agents agreement.

For more information please email us at btl@aophoto.co.uk

Disclaimer 

This book is intended as a guide for those people involved in photography and it is not intended to take the place of legal advice. The authors, publisher and consultants can take no responsibility for the consequence of any reliance placed on its contents.

The editorial content of Part 3 ‘Making a Living’  (except Chapter 8 Standards and Codes for Assisting Photographers & Chapter 9 Negotiating Licences and Usage) does not necessarily reflect the attitude of the AOP Board or the membership.

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The NEW edition of Beyond the Lens is available to purchase now.

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If you have any questions, please email btl@aophoto.co.uk