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Beyond The Lens
The Book

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 is considered the 'gold standard' of best practice for the industry and is used by colleges/universities as part of their courses and widely used by photographers and commissioners.

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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.

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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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