About The Book
Raymond J. Klein began his career in high school. His interest in photography bloomed after finding his dad's Kodak folding camera. At 14 years of age, one of his photographs was published in the local newspaper, as a subject of interest to the readers of that publication, and earned $10.00. He continued his education in a 4-year service career in the USAF in a photography unit. Another photograph, during his service career, earned $175.00. A series of photographs, after his service duty, produced for one of the nation's aircraft manufacturers, propelled him into an almost forty-year national advertising photography career. He earned a Master of Photography Degree by 1976, with the Professional Photographers of America Inc. During this period, the “Billing Day Rate” ballooned to $1500.00. This book is involved with earnings capable in that industry. This activity continued until he retired. Continuing his photographic interest by joining a camera club, and art gallery, where he still enjoys sales of his artful, and dramatic photographs, and recently winning an important international contest in a magazine read around the world. The book discusses techniques and the trials and tribulations facing a commercial advertising photographer. He urges novice photographers to follow through with their own imaginative endeavors.