Archive for June, 2013

It Isn’t Me, It’s You

Posted: June 28th, 2013

[by Luke Copping] It has been said over and over again – the operative word in social media is SOCIAL But people still don’t seem to pick up on this idea, especially when conversations about business, marketing, and social media overlap. It seems that the first impulse is to start searching out tips and tricks, [...]

Social Media Everywhere… Where Do You Even Start?

Posted: June 27th, 2013

[By Kimberly Blom-Roemer] Everyone says you need to include social media…but where do you start? Which ones do you utilize? How often should you post? WHAT do you post? All good questions… and, no easy answers. Where to start? First, I would recommend researching other photographers inside and outside your market. What do they do? [...]

Stick to Your Core

Posted: June 26th, 2013

[by Rosh Sillars] Let’s say you have a little time on your hands. So, you look into a few new social media platforms. You test them out, look for interesting people to follow, and play with the functionality of the new site. It doesn’t take long to realize you have multiple accounts, each with its [...]

Keep Up To Date and In Front Of Clients

Posted: June 25th, 2013

[by Jim Cavanaugh] I have been deeply involved in social media for about three years. I use social media for two primary reasons. The first is a mix of personal and professional. I use it to keep connected to hundreds of people I have met through my association with ASMP. Not only do I see [...]

Social Media for Photographers

Posted: June 24th, 2013

Join us online this Wednesday for some candid insights into using Social Media to grow your business! Wednesday, June 26 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific / 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern Register today! Frederick Van Johnson, host of This Week in Photo (TWiP) and founder of MediaBytes, is a self-proclaimed “nerd who loves photography, marketing [...]

ASMP and CEPIC in Partnership at CEPIC 13

Posted: June 21st, 2013

[by Christina Vaughan] When I was elected President of CEPIC in 2009 in the East German city of Dresden, I was bowled away by the fascinating buildings and art treasures. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of [...]

Reaching New Audiences

Posted: June 20th, 2013

[by Benjamin Lowy] I recently completed a whirlwind trip to Barcelona to participate in the annual CEPIC Congress. In a nutshell it’s a meeting of all the organizations and companies that make income from the selling and buying of stock photography. The dominant conversations at the convention were less about the creation of unique photography [...]

Just These Three Things

Posted: June 19th, 2013

[by Richard Kelly] My aha moment happened just before the CEPIC  Photocentric Day  but it crystallized for me during the panel on compensation and attribution that Judy Herrmann moderated.  In many ways I have spent a good part of the past 6 years thinking about the disruption of the publishing / advertising / imaging industries that I [...]

Shaping the Future

Posted: June 18th, 2013

[by Judy Herrmann] We live in an increasingly visual global culture where more images are being used than ever before.  Huge amounts of money are still being generated by content but less and less of it is finding its way back to the people whose blood, sweat and hard earned cash went into producing that [...]

What’s ASMP doing in Barcelona?

Posted: June 17th, 2013

[by Eugene Mopsik] On Tuesday, June 11, ASMP partnered with CEPIC – the association for stock image distributors in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia to produce a day of photographer centered programing for their annual Congress. In an effort to learn more about the market for images out side of the US, ASMP first attended [...]

Your New Job

Posted: June 14th, 2013

[by Judy Herrmann] “You can no longer market to the anonymous masses. They’re not anonymous and they’re not masses.  You can only market to people who are willing participants.” ~Seth Godin Technology has given today’s audiences the ability to effortlessly bypass any communications that fail to engage them. As more platforms move towards delivering increasingly [...]

Responsive Web Design: A Primer

Posted: June 13th, 2013

[by Blake Discher] An important change in website design is happening now, right before our eyes.  Referred to as ‘Responsive Web Design’, it’s a website design approach that keeps an eye toward providing an optimal viewing experience across a range of devices ranging from desktop browsers to tablets to smartphones.  More specifically, it concerns itself [...]

R.I.P. Wayne Miller: Member of the Family of Man and the Family of ASMP.

Posted: June 12th, 2013

[by Carolyn Potts] On May 22nd, 2013 the world lost photographer, Wayne Miller,  talented contributor to The Family of Man, which was one of the most popular exhibitions in the history of photography. We also lost a member of the photography family we know as the ASMP. I learned a lot about Wayne Miller’s work [...]

My Dog is So Useful For Taking Pictures of Cats

Posted: June 11th, 2013

[by Barry Schwartz] My dog is so useful for taking pictures of cats.  I usually walk him without a leash, and when we’re out where there might be something interesting to take a picture of, I bring a camera.  That would be almost anywhere. My dog, Whiskey, is rather interested in cats, and they in [...]

Working Your Creative Muscle

Posted: June 10th, 2013

[by Selina Maitreya] I’ve spent most of the last year bringing photographers back to their creative roots. Why? Because with all the focus on marketing, sales, and the huge effort it takes to stay in business, Creatives are reporting in that they are NOT feeling very creative.  If your creativity is waning you’ve got a [...]

6 Books to Read this Summer

Posted: June 7th, 2013

[by Richard Kelly] I always have two or three books going. I like to have a little inspiration, a little intelligence and a little intrigue in my books at all times which is why I seem to have an open book, a dogeared magazine or a bookmarked blog on every surface in my studio.  Currently, [...]

Great Blogs for Summer and Beyond

Posted: June 6th, 2013

[by Luke Copping] I read a lot of blogs, some might say that I even have a small addiction to my RSS reader – and as that summer heat creeps in I find that I will regularly sneak away to hide out in cooler rooms of my house and really sink into some of my [...]

Summer Reading for Evolution and Enjoyment

Posted: June 5th, 2013

[by Selina Maitreya] A reader since I was 5 years old, and addicted ever since. Hopefully this lifelong habit will continue on…  Here are some of my recent reads,that I loved and found extremely worthwhile. Believing is Seeing Observations on The Mysteries of Photography by Errol Morris Award winning director Errol Morris examines selected documentary [...]

What You Can Learn On Your Summer Vacation (and beyond!)

Posted: June 4th, 2013

[By Colleen Wainwright] As a lifelong self-improvement junkie with more ambition than time to realize it, I was thrilled to get my advance reader copy of Josh Kaufman’s The First 20 Hours: The Toughest Part to Mastering Anything. At halfway through the book, I’d recommend it on the strength of the first three chapters alone. [...]

Summer Reading

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

[by Charles Gupton] Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath When most people have an important decision to make, it’s surprising to realize how few have a logical process to follow in making that decision. Even in the case of critical business matters, the final decisions are most often swayed by emotional bias based on the [...]