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New edition of Beyond The Lens available now

24 April 2014

We’re delighted to announce the release of the new issue of Beyond The Lens.

Beyond the Lens is recognised as 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.

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

The Law and the Photographer
This 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
This section 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.

The appendix includes three 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.

Beyond the Lens is available to buy from the AOP website - - the cost is just £10 for members or £30 for non-members.

We have moved!

6 March 2014


We have now officially moved and are currently unpacking at our new offices within the Holborn Studios. 

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