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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Apprentice—er, Assistant—Newsletter

There's still only one best way to become a commercial photographer. It's a system that has been around for longer than photography has—since the Middle Ages, at least. You become an apprentice.

In photography, of course, it's called "assisting." Although I've heard there are full-time, permanent, top-level assistants in New York, Toronto, and Milan, most assistants are serving their time learning the business prior to striking out on their own.'s photo assistant newsletter has just cleared its database of non-functioning e-mail addresses. So if you're an assistant (or just interested in becoming one someday) and haven't gotten yours recently, or would like to sign up to receive it, head over there and update your info. It's free.



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