Archive for October, 2015

Preparing for Risks

Posted: October 30th, 2015

[by Chris Winton-Stahle] For me, finding success as a photographer has required one calculated risk after another, year after year. It seems that the farther I go in the industry the greater the level of risk increases and the more seems to be on the line. While it’s true that greater risks often lead to [...]

Risk-Taking Tips For The Risk Averse

Posted: October 29th, 2015

[by Francis Zera] A goal without a plan is just a wish. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Business risk takes many forms, and each risk comes complete with an accompanying set of concerns. Do you finance the expensive new equipment you’ve been wanting, or wait and save up until you can pay cash? Do you try to [...]

Making the Move to Photography as Second Career

Posted: October 28th, 2015

[by Anthony Bianciella] Leaving a full-time career to become a professional photographer can be attractive and unnerving at the same time. Given the right set of circumstances, you can make it work. And everyone’s situation is a little different so you may need to plan ahead to ensure that you’re in the right position to [...]

Embrace a ‘No-Can-Do’ Attitude

Posted: October 27th, 2015

[by Pascal Depuhl] Why a “No-can-do attitude” may be the best thing ever Ahh, the “No-can-do” attitude. It’s your best friend, when it comes to being creative. “Nope, not gonna happen” is music to my ears. “No way! You’re crazy.” I’ll eat up that attitude all day long. “No! That’s a crazy idea.” Love it! [...]

A Feature Not A Bug

Posted: October 26th, 2015

[by Barry Schwartz] It took me a lot longer than I care to admit to understand that a lack of security is a necessary component of being an entrepreneur. Counterintuitively, actively taking risks is a requirement for a stable career. Championing risk is prescribed in books, magazines, conferences, movies, all over the culture at large, [...]

Taking Risks

Posted: October 26th, 2015

From deciding to enter this profession in the first place to differentiating yourself from your competition or flying in the face of doubt – or even criticism – to pursue your dreams, photography is an inherently risky profession.  This week, our contributors share their experiences, insights and stories about taking risks.

Copyright Small Claims & the Future of Copyright

Posted: October 23rd, 2015

The following on-demand recordings come from Separating Fact from Fiction: What Every Visual Artist Should Know About The Copyright Review Process,  a 6-part program featuring June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, intellectual property attorney Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP [...]

Mass Digitization

Posted: October 22nd, 2015

The following on-demand recording comes from Separating Fact from Fiction: What Every Visual Artist Should Know About The Copyright Review Process,  a 6-part program featuring June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, intellectual property attorney Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP [...]

Orphan Works

Posted: October 21st, 2015

The following on-demand recording comes from Separating Fact from Fiction: What Every Visual Artist Should Know About The Copyright Review Process,  a 6-part program featuring June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, intellectual property attorney Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP [...]

An Introduction to Copyright Reform

Posted: October 20th, 2015

The following on-demand recordings come from Separating Fact from Fiction: What Every Visual Artist Should Know About The Copyright Review Process,  a 6-part program featuring June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, intellectual property attorney Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP [...]

Copyright Reform

Posted: October 20th, 2015

This week, we are proud to feature a brand new 6-part series of short on-demand webinars providing information, insights and analysis of recent Congressional and Copyright Office activities related to copyright reform.  I urge you to take a few minutes out of your busy day to educate yourself on issues relating to one of the [...]

ASMP’s got you covered this week & next!

Posted: October 19th, 2015

This week, join us at Photo Plus Expo in New York – October 21 – 24: Network with fellow members at our Booth (and all around Expo) Sign up for a FREE portfolio review/consultation on us (Members Only!) Grab a beer and a slice at ourMember Meet Up Learn how to build a working business plan [...]

Everything Is Normal

Posted: October 16th, 2015

[by Rosh Sillars] There are more opportunities than ever for the creative image maker today, but the way you earn a living is different from ten, twenty, fifty years ago and it will be different twenty years from now. Take a look at the recently announced Light L16, which places a camera with sixteen lens in your pocket. Is this [...]

50 Shades of Grey

Posted: October 15th, 2015

[by Kat Dalager] The world is definitely a-changin’. For the most part, gone are high usage fees, gone are a lot of restrictions on usage. Right now, it’s a buyer’s market, and that’s due to many factors, including: Everyone is a Photographer. Anyone with a cell phone and Instagram is a photographer. While we know [...]

What They Didn’t Teach You in Photo School

Posted: October 14th, 2015

[by Demetrius Fordham] Since the beginning of my journey as a photographer eight years ago, I’ve witnessed so many developments that have reshaped the industry for working photographers today. Earlier this year, I wrote a book entitled “What They Didn’t Teach You in Photo School,” and as part of my research I solicited the expertise [...]

Photography is the Disruptor

Posted: October 13th, 2015

[by Richard Kelly] At many cocktail parties, conversations usually start with “Hey, I bet digital cameras have changed your business.” I usually explain that the digital camera is only a small component of the bigger disruption affecting my business and add that photography itself, is always a disruptor. When Mr. Niépce, fixed the first photographic [...]

Guiding the Renaissance of Visual Language by Telling Our Own Story

Posted: October 12th, 2015

[by Tom Kennedy] As humans first moved into southern Europe, they used cave walls as mural spaces to depict elements in their environment important to their lives. These images have come down through the centuries as silent testimony to their world and a potent reminder of the power of visual language to express fundamental truths [...]

State of the Industry

Posted: October 12th, 2015

I had the good fortune to give my Earning a Living in a World where Everyone has a Camera seminar for ASMP’s Seattle and Oregon chapters last week.  When I gave the first iteration of this talk in 2013, my observations about how our industry was changing and the ways photographers would have to change [...]

Tethering: A Case Study

Posted: October 9th, 2015

[by Rhea Anna] The following case study is excerpted from The Ultimate Tethering Guide. I love to shoot tethered whenever I can. I believe clients are more engaged in the process when they are able to see what’s going on via the big screen. I find it’s the most successful way to create real collaboration [...]

Wired or Wireless Tethering?

Posted: October 8th, 2015

[The Ultimate Tethering Guide] While wired technology currently offers more robust tethering support, wireless tethering has one huge advantage – no wires to trip over, get tangled up in or constrain the photographer’s movement. The following chart provides a detailed comparison of the other capabilities of wireless tethering as compared to wired tethering: Wired Tethering [...]

Tethering Software

Posted: October 7th, 2015

[The Ultimate Tethering Guide] There are quite a few tethering software options out there and it’s important to pick the right one for your needs. Your choices include: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Manufacturer Software 3rd party Tethering Software Of these, the most popular are Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Canon EOS Utility, and Nikon Camera [...]

An Introduction to Tethering

Posted: October 6th, 2015

[The Ultimate Tethering Guide] Tethering is the connecting of a single device to another device. The term tethering encompasses the actual connectivity of digital devices as well as the integration and mounting of these devices. In the context of photo and video, both wired and wireless solutions may be used to transfer information (images, video) [...]

Mastering Tethered Photography

Posted: October 6th, 2015

For the past several months, ASMP and Tether Tools have been hard at work creating The Ultimate Tethering Guide, a FREE 8 chapter PDF covering everything you need to know to master wired and wireless tethering with dSLRs and medium format cameras.  Having your images pop up on a big screen or tablet as they’re [...]

Join ASMP at PPE!

Posted: October 5th, 2015

Oct. 21 – 24, 2015 at the Javits Center, NYC Join us at Photo Plus Expo in New York City, October 21 – 24 where you can learn from industry experts, test drive the latest gear, catch up with old friends, network with fellow ASMP members and more! Don’t miss these great opportunities to connect [...]

What the Market Will Bear

Posted: October 2nd, 2015

[by Kat Dalager] It’s essential to agree to all terms prior to clicking the shutter. There’s nothing worse than having to clear up misunderstandings during or after a shoot. Misunderstandings may not only taint an otherwise great shoot relationship-wise, they can also delay payment. If the project specifications you receive do not clearly outline what [...]

Contracts — Five Tips For What To Do When The Fine Print Doesn’t Look So Fine

Posted: October 1st, 2015

[by Francis Zera] Contract law is powerful — you ‘re able to sign away legal rights that you otherwise automatically have (along with the opposite situation, depending on which side of the contract you’re on), so it’s no wonder that contract negotiations often feel precarious and sometimes downright frightening. Here are a some tips to [...]