Archive for Industry Announcements

You’ve Been Infringed, Now What?

Posted: January 26th, 2016

We start off this series of posts with an invitation to join us tomorrow for ASMP’s January Business as unUsual webinar featuring not 1, not 2 but 3 Intellectual Property Attorneys discussing what to do when your creative work has been used without your permission: You’ve Been Infringed, Now What? Bruce Bellingham & Peter McCall [...]

Current Remedies for Copyright Infringement

Posted: January 26th, 2016

While ASMP diligently pursues improvements in Copyright legislation that will enable photographers to better protect their creative works.  The fact of the matter is that right now, we have to figure out the best way to work with the current system.  To that end, I’ve lined up a mix of regular and guest contributors this [...]

Heartfelt Thanks and a Fond Farewell…

Posted: January 25th, 2016

Dear Friends – When I joined ASMP back in 1995 during the first Strictly Business conference, I had no idea that I would become the President of my chapter, be elected to the National Board, serve as the National President or work as ASMP’s Director of Content Strategy.  It has been a wild and wonderful [...]

You’ve Been Infringed, Now What?

Posted: January 11th, 2016

If you’ve never had the experience of seeing your work used by someone who wasn’t authorized and didn’t compensate you for the usage, you are one lucky photographer.  Whether it’s a client who uses the work beyond the scope of the agreement or after the license has expired, a total stranger who saw your work [...]

Helping Photographers Help Each Other

Posted: November 25th, 2015

Since 1944, ASMP’s mission has focused on protecting and promoting the interests of professional photographers through information, education and advocacy.  We invite you to learn more about our upcoming webinar on direct marketing, an exciting update on copyright reform from Tom Kennedy and $160 in free offers for those who join or renew their membership! [...]

Copyright, ASMP and You

Posted: November 16th, 2015

“When it comes to legislation, the issues are too important and the opposition too powerful for you to win as a divided community…If the industry is not united it will not be well represented or able to participate adequately in the discussions going on in the halls of Congress. These discussions are going to happen [...]

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 [...]

Join ASMP at PhotoPlus Expo and Save, Save, Save!

Posted: September 21st, 2015

PhotoPlus Expo, the largest commercial photography show in the United States, hits the Javits Center in New York City from October 21st  – 24th and ASMP has 3 great member discount offers along with a slew of networking and educational opps! 3 great ways to save at Photo Plus Expo: ASMP Members save $150 on [...]

Save Now, Save Later

Posted: August 3rd, 2015

These last few weeks of summer are the perfect opportunity to save on some great learning opportunities available right now.  Save even more by registering early for Photo Plus Expo and the Palm Springs Portfolio Reviews coming up this fall! August 4: Portland | August 6: Sacramento | August 7: San Jose | August 9: [...]

Estimating with Confidence

Posted: May 25th, 2015

This week, ASMP runs our final Business as unUsual of the season.  Don’t miss this free webinar on pricing, negotiating and estimating for still and motion photographers!   Estimating with Confidence with Art Buyer, Producer & Agency Access consultant Lynn Kyle Wednesday May 27, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 pm eastern You’ve made the connection, made [...]

Looking Forward

Posted: April 27th, 2015

ASMP saves you money on 3 great opportunities to gain greater understanding and master important skills so you can move your business forward effectively.  Join us! ASMP Members save over $150 on the LDV Vision Summit LDV Vision Summit May 19 & 20, 2015 SVA Theatre, NYC Discount ends April 30! Get a sneak peek [...]

Bloom in the Desert

Posted: March 30th, 2015

While April may bring showers to many parts of the country, it brings two unique opportunities to hone your craft, hobnob with industry stars and fertilize your imagination. Don’t miss these great events:   ASMP Members Save $100 on NAB & Post|Production World National Association of Broadcasters Annual Conference & Expo April 11 – 16, [...]

Get What’s Working Today!

Posted: February 16th, 2015

From Social Media to Business Plans, Growing Your Audience to Estimating with Confidence, ASMP offers you critical information on what’s working for photographers today.  Join us at these online and in-person events! This week: What’s Working in Social Media Today with Social Media guru, Rosh Sillars Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT [...]

Smarter. Stronger. Together.

Posted: January 19th, 2015

ASMP is bringing you lots of ways, both online and in person, to get stronger and smarter this year.  Don’t miss these exciting opportunities to influence the future of our industry, save money, and change the course of your own future. Join us: Meet Tom Kennedy ASMP’s new Executive Director invites you join him for [...]

Start the New Year Right!

Posted: January 12th, 2015

This month, ASMP is offering several fantastic online discussions that will help you get the most out of your business and your membership.  Join us! Building Your Motion Team with Rhea Anna Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific / 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern We all know motion is a collaborative sport [...]

Design Your Career

Posted: December 5th, 2014

As you think about diversifying your income streams, take advantage of these great opportunities ASMP has lined up to help you do just that: Join us online this Wednesday: Designing Your Photography Career Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST / 10:00 – 11:00 am PST Photographers today have to be as innovative [...]

Invest in Yourself

Posted: September 29th, 2014

Earning a living in a world where everyone has a camera means staying at the top of your game.  Take advantage of these great opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge for free or with dramatic price reductions for ASMP Members.  Join us: Reaching New Heights with UAV Photography Class 1: available on demand Class [...]

Reach New Heights

Posted: September 8th, 2014

This Fall, ASMP helps you reach new heights as a professional still & motion photographer through in-depth e-learning classes, informative webinars and exclusive member discounts on classes, conferences and portfolio reviews.  Join us: FREE introductory class: Is UAV Photography Right for You? Monday, September 15, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT / 10:00 – 11:00 [...]

Gearing up for Fall

Posted: August 25th, 2014

Fall is fast approaching and ASMP is here to help you gear up with fantastic online educational events and discounts on in-person programming.  Take advantage of these great opportunities to gain new sills and grow your business! FREE introductory class: Is UAV Photography Right for You? Monday, September 15, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT [...]

The Learning Never Ends…

Posted: July 28th, 2014

ASMP has negotiated some of the best discounts available so our Members can attend thse  top-notch programs for less.  Don’t miss these opportunities to learn how to grow your business, expand your skills and find new clients.   Build Your Network Online eLearning course August 11 – 18 It’s not just who you know, it’s [...]

Great Information, Great Savings

Posted: July 14th, 2014

ASMP’s lined up some terrific member discounts on educational programming this Summer and Fall.  Don’t miss these fabulous opportunities to learn more for less. Build Your Network Online eLearning course August 11 – 18 It’s not just who you know, it’s who knows you and who you can rely on.  Whether they’re in the cloud [...]

A Great Week for Business

Posted: June 23rd, 2014

Don’t miss the final Business as unUsual of the season. Join us Wednesday! Your Cohesive Vision with Tom Kennedy, Kennedy Multimedia Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern Professional photographers live and die by their portfolios – that small collection of hand-picked images that convince the buyer to reach out…or move on.  A [...]

Grow Your Business

Posted: June 16th, 2014

We’ve got some great programs lined up that will help you prepare for the future, refine your vision, build a better business and gain important new skills. Don’t miss the final evolution/revolution of the season. Join us tomorrow! Photography & Technology – Preparing for Change featuring Taylor Davidson & Paul Melcher Tuesday, June 17, 2014 [...]

Knowledge is Power

Posted: May 19th, 2014

ASMP has lined up a collection of great opportunities for you to build your business acumen and gain important new skills.  Don’t miss these great free (or discounted for members) programs:   We’re wrapping up our Business as unUsual webinar season with two industry veterans who are as honest, open and straightforward about sharing knowledge [...]

A Smarter You

Posted: April 4th, 2014

Smart phones are great but it’s just as important to invest in your own technical, creative and business smarts.  We invite you to take advantage of these great opportunities to up your savvy for free or with heavy discounts for ASMP members. ~ Judy Herrmann, Editor Online: Marketing the One True You Wednesday, April 23, [...]

Worth Sharing

Posted: March 7th, 2014

As you dive deeper into Social Media mastery, be sure to hone your creativity and innovation skills by joining us for the March Business as unUsual webinar next Wednesday:   Your Creative Vision Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page In a world [...]

Information You Can Trust

Posted: February 10th, 2014

ASMP provides you with access to the best industry experts and information.  Take advantage of these great courses, webinars and seminars.  Many with deep discounts for ASMP members. This week: “This series is the real deal. After the free Intro and first session, I’m impressed and look forward to applying these principals to my business.” [...]

The People Have Spoken

Posted: January 30th, 2014

I am delighted to let you know that ASMP’s Strictly Business Blog was cited as one of the top blogs photographers read in PhotoShelter’s recent industry survey,  Photographer’s Outlook on 2014.  Their survey “…left the question completely open to those who responded — that is each and every response was written in. No suggestions or [...]

Your Business in Focus

Posted: January 27th, 2014

The single most important asset of your business is not camera, computer or software.  It’s you!  And, it’s as important to invest in the brains behind the operation as it is to make sure you’ve got the tools to get the job done. ASMP Members enjoy special benefits and deep discounts on these important educational [...]

Focus on Your Business in 2014!

Posted: January 6th, 2014

The new year is a great time to invest in yourself.  Take advantage of these great educational opportunities – free or with valuable discounts for ASMP Members!  Self-Publish Your Photography Book January 8 – That’s this Wednesday! 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page In [...]

Act Now, Save for Later!

Posted: December 13th, 2013

Join us for our free December Business as unUsual webinar next week, then save the date and save some dough (extra if you’re an ASMP member!) on some great 2014 programs: Social Media Risks & Rewards Wednesday, December 18 (that’s next week!) 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A [...]

The New Photojournalism

Posted: December 6th, 2013

ASMP’s evolution/revolution webinar series returns this coming Tuesday! Building on the success of ASMP’s Times Center Symposia, our newest online webinar series features big picture future-focused conversations about the state of our industry today and beyond. Join us for our upcoming online webinar: The New Photojournalism: Revolutionaries Speak Out Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:00 – [...]

Get Noticed!

Posted: November 4th, 2013

ASMP’s Business as unUsual webinar will show you how: Join us for a conversation with Amy Flurry, author of Recipe for Press November 6 – That’s this Wednesday! 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page Amy Flurry, author of Recipe for Press and contributor to Condé [...]

ASMP’s Hitting The Big Apple!

Posted: October 18th, 2013

Starting this Sunday, October 20, ASMP has a week of great stuff happening in New York.  If you’re lucky enough to be in town, come join us at these exciting and super informative events! Sunday 10/20 – Tuesday 10/22 PACA 18th Annual Conference: “Opportunity in Change” PACA, the Digital Media Licensing Association, is bringing creators [...]

The Changing Role of the Professional Photographer

Posted: October 7th, 2013

ASMP’s Inaugural evolution/revolution Webinar  Launches Tomorrow! Building on the success of ASMP’s Times Center Symposia, our newest webinar series features big picture future-focused conversations about the state of our industry today and beyond. Join us for our inaugural online webinar:
 The Changing Role of the Professional Photographer Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm [...]

Expand Your Business, Expand Your Mind

Posted: September 30th, 2013

This October, ASMP brings you countless ways to gain important industry knowledge and save! October 2 – That’s this Wednesday! 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page Register Today for this Online Event Widely recognized as the top Facebook marketing expert in the world, Mari [...]

Business as unUsual

Posted: September 9th, 2013

  ASMP’s Business as unUsual webinar series returns this Wednesday! Join us for a conversation with designer, Deb Pang Davis: September 11 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page Deb Pang Davis of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School joins us to discuss content strategy for photographers, [...]

Gearing Up for Fall

Posted: August 23rd, 2013

As the carefree days of Summer wind to a close here in the Northern Hemisphere, thoughts turn to preparing for busier times ahead.  As always, ASMP’s got you covered: Free Copyright Webinar August 27, 4 pm Eastern Our very own Richard Kelly will be joining PhotoShelter’s Allen Murabayashi for an important conversation about How to [...]

ASMP Alert – The Instagram Papers

Posted: August 19th, 2013

For some time, the ASMP has been monitoring and reporting on the Terms of Service for social media distributors of images.  After studying the current Instagram terms, we have determined that they are too far-reaching and unreasonable. First, they grant Instagram a perpetual use license without any right of termination. Second, they appear to give [...]

The Value of the Professional

Posted: August 5th, 2013

The following paragraphs have been excerpted from the Executive Summary and Prepared Statement that ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik was invited to present before the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on Thursday, July 25th.  We invite you to read his full testimony at Simply put, ASMP’s members and professional [...]

Summer Learning

Posted: July 22nd, 2013

Beat the heat and enjoy these great educational opportunities for photographers: ASMP Members Only: Learn about beam and get a chance to win a free PhotoShelter Pro Account! Tuesday, July 23rd, 4:00 pm eastern PhotoShelter is offering ASMP members an exclusive walk-through of beam, their new portfolio website platform. Built on state-of-the-art technology, these beautiful [...]

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Posted: July 1st, 2013

Dear Friends – I’d like to take a moment to thank you, our dear readers, for your support of the ASMP Strictly Business blog and express my heartfelt gratitude to our contributors who so selflessly share their insights with us all. This week, as the United States prepares to celebrate our Independence Day on July [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ramp Up Your Business!

Posted: May 27th, 2013

  May 29 – That’s this Wednesday! 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Plus additional Q&A on ASMP’s Facebook page Register Today for this Online Event Our May Business as unUsual webinar will feature Danielle Currier and Larry Volk, authors of No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and [...]

Grow Your Business and Save!

Posted: May 13th, 2013

ASMP has lined up some great opportunities for you to get the tools you need to succeed.  Join us at: Chicago: May 20 – 21 Atlantic City: June 3 – 4 Los Angeles: July 15 – 16 Las Vegas: August 5 – 6 ALERT: The first 50 ASMP members to register for On the Road [...]

Expand Your Horizons!

Posted: April 22nd, 2013

This Spring, join ASMP for some fantastic opportunities to grow your business, your skills and your reach! April 24, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 pacific Register Today for this Online Event Our April Business as unUsual webinar features Frank Meo of The Photo Closer.  For over 25 years, Frank has [...]

Your Source for Education and Inspiration!

Posted: April 1st, 2013

This month and next, ASMP is offering lots of opportunities to express your vision and expand your horizons.  We invite you to be part of these exciting industry events! Calling all ASMP Members! Submission Deadline: May 1, 2013 Place your images — and your business — front and center in the photo world by submitting [...]

Photographers’ Self-Promotion

Posted: March 25th, 2013

Join us this Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00 pm eastern for some candid insights into photographers’ self-promotion! For over 20 years, Michael Bilbrey has hired and worked with countless photographers to develop advertising campaigns for Leo Burnett – the 9th largest global ad agency and one of the most awarded creative communications companies in the [...]

ASMP Members save over $300 on WPPI!

Posted: March 4th, 2013

WPPI is offering ASMP Members a special discount on the full conference registration package.  For just $95 you get: Access to all Platform Classes — over 100 classes to choose from (including 4 ASMP sponsored programs) Special evening networking events 3-day admission to the biggest Expo for wedding and portrait photographers (March 11-13) Entry to [...]

20 Ways to Improve Your Photography Business

Posted: March 4th, 2013

This month and next, ASMP is offering over 20 fantastic seminars for student, emerging and established professionals across the country. Join us in March at: ASMP Seminars at B&H Photo’s Event Space The ASMP is sponsoring two programs by ASMP Educators at the B&H Photo Event Space in March.  Thomas Werner will present The Business [...]

Business as unUsual – Rescheduled!

Posted: February 25th, 2013

ASMP’s February Business as unUsual Webinar is moving to March 27th! Due to unforeseen circumstances our guest, Michael Bilbrey, Sr. Production Consultant for Leo Burnett USA, will not be able to participate this Wednesday.  Join us instead on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific Plus 30 [...]

Grow or Die!

Posted: February 11th, 2013

The ASMP has been busy developing a host of opportunities to help you grow your business in the next couple of months.  Join us online and in person: On your computer, tablet or smartphone: February 27 1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern / 10:00-11:00 am pacific Our February Business as unUsual webinar features Michael Bilbrey , Senior [...]

Join the Conversation!

Posted: January 21st, 2013

During the last 10 days of January, ASMP is starting some great conversations you’ll want to be a part of. Join us: In Los Angeles at Photo LA January 21 (that’s today!) 3:30 – 5:00 pm pacific Sustainable Business Models: Continuing the Conversation Building on ASMP’s acclaimed Symposium, Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing [...]

Expanding Your Horizons

Posted: January 2nd, 2013

This month brings several opportunities to explore new services, new business models and new ways of looking at your business.  ASMP invites you to join us at: TAP! 2013 – January 8 – 11, 2013 – ASMP Members save $250.00! Today, you have a unique opportunity to use new publication and distribution tools to grow [...]

Ring Out the Old…Ring In the New

Posted: December 24th, 2012

The ASMP Strictly Business team will be taking this week off to celebrate the holidays.  We hope that you are doing the same! You may have noticed a few differences around here this past month: Irene Owsley and Bruce Katz, both members of the ASMP National Board joined our blog as new contributors. One of [...]

ASMP Speaks Out on Instagram Terms

Posted: December 20th, 2012

On December 17, Instagram announced new Terms of Service that would include allowing the company to use uploaded photos in its own advertising. The new language also appeared to allow Instagram to use uploaded images in third-party ads — earning money for Instagram — with no compensation to the photographer. The photo community’s negative reaction [...]

TAP! 2013 – eBooks, Apps, Savings & more

Posted: December 14th, 2012

[by Richard Harrington] A lot of clients are getting interested in building electronic books and apps.  Did you know that you might already own (or could easily get) the tools you need? You can start creating ebooks and tablet apps without ever needing to learn how to code. Create interactive annual reports and marketing materials [...]

Successful Stock Licensing

Posted: December 10th, 2012

Join us this Wednesday, December 12 at 1:00 pm eastern for some candid insights into licensing your photos as stock. Despite the ongoing rumors of its demise, the licensing of stock imagery still generates billions of dollars world-wide. Blend Images, a photographer owned cooperative agency has successfully adapted to the dramatic changes that have hit [...]

Big Ideas Coming Your Way

Posted: November 7th, 2012

Business as unUsual – on a computer or device near you November 7, 2012 (Today!) Join us today at 1:00 pm eastern for our inaugural Business as unUsual webinar featuring Mary Virginia Swanson.  Packed with visual examples, this interactive program will help you grow your business by developing and presenting a cohesive vision to a [...]

ASMP Webinar with Mary Virginia Swanson: Sign Up Today!

Posted: October 29th, 2012

Save the date! Join us for the inaugural webinar of ASMP’s new Business as unUsual series featuring renowned creative consultant, author and educator, Mary Virginia Swanson.  Our conversation will focus on: editing your work to show your unique vision presenting your work in print and electronic portfolios marketing your work to different audiences identifying new markets for [...]

Join ASMP at Photo Plus Expo This Week!

Posted: October 22nd, 2012

ASMP invites you to join us at the PDN/Photo Plus Expo October 24-27 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.  We hope you’ll take advantage of our many offerings there: ASMP’s Annual Meeting will be held October 24th, 4 pm, in Room 1E07 of the Javits Center.  In addition to updates about ASMP activities, Members [...]

Creating Value for Your Business

Posted: October 19th, 2012

[by Richard Kelly] I remember in the eleventh grade Miss Selby, my English composition teacher, telling me that I should write what I know. As I planned to practice professional photography, I read everything I could about photography and the business of photography. That was in the early 80’s,  just a few years after the [...]

Selling in the New Economy

Posted: October 16th, 2012

[by Blake Discher] My chapter in The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography is titled “Selling in the New Economy.”  I start the chapter with the sub-topic that I’ll tell any photographer I talk with these days about business: that we’re salespeople first and photographers second.  Sometimes they’ll agree, other times not.  But eventually, [...]

Branding & Marketing in the Attention Age

Posted: October 15th, 2012

[by Colleen Wainwright] Branding and marketing have never been easy, but until recently, they were fairly straightforward. Given a decent product and investment of resources, any business could establish a brand–i.e., a way it wanted to appear to the marketplace–and a corresponding marketing plan to spread word of it. What’s more, the greater one’s resources, [...]

ASMP: Celebrating the Spirit of Collaboration

Posted: October 5th, 2012

This weekend marks two important anniversaries.  The Eddie Adams Workshop holds its 25th annual barnstorm in Jeffersonville, New York and the Lucie Foundation hosts the 10th Lucie Awards Gala celebration in Beverly Hills.  Both of these events celebrate and promote the art of photography and the people who create it.  The ASMP is proud to [...]

ASMP Symposium: Today.

Posted: September 27th, 2012

9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Eastern) Join the discussion: Live. Live Stream. TWUBS #SBMS2012  

Small Changes Taken Together

Posted: September 25th, 2012

Therese Gietler, producer and manager of AndyBATT Studio, serves as a panelist for the session “A Candid Discussion with Working Pros. Have they found the answers?” during ASMP’s Symposium this Thursday. In person attendees can register here.  Registration is not required for the live stream presentation. There are days that I love my job, and [...]

The Meeting…

Posted: September 20th, 2012

Liz Miller-Gershfeld, VP, Sr. Art Producer at Energy BBDO, brings nearly 20 years of experience producing award-winning advertising to ASMP’s September 27th Symposium where she will serve as a panelist for the session “Current Distribution Models that Offer Compensation to Creators. Are these the answers?”   In person attendees can register here.  Registration is not [...]

Sustainable Business Models

Posted: September 19th, 2012

CEO of VII Photo, Stephen Mayes has had a long and illustrious career as a leader in the stock licensing arena. Stephen will serve as a panelist for the session “The Challenge: Sustainable and Ongoing Creator Compensation” during ASMP’s September 27th Symposium. In person attendees can register here.  Registration is not required for the live [...]

Curating the Conversation

Posted: September 18th, 2012

For the remainder of this week, we’ll continue to focus on topics relating to the September 27th launch of ASMP’s upcoming Symposium and book, The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography.  Register here to attend the live event. Registration is not required for the live stream presentation.  A key force behind the development of [...]

Join ASMP at DV West and Save!

Posted: September 17th, 2012

ASMP invites you to be our guest at Digital Video Expo, September 19 – 21, 2012 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Register online with code EXH to receive a free exhibit hall pass (a $25 value) and $50 off the LA Post | Production Conference, co-located at DV Expo. ASMP Members: Use our Member Benefits [...]

Finding the “New” Business Model That Best Suits You

Posted: September 11th, 2012

A regular contributor to this blog, Gail Mooney and her partner, Tom Kelly, were early “hybrids” – still photographers who also captured motion.  Gail will serve as a panelist for the session “A Candid Discussion with Working Pros. Have they found the answers?” during ASMP’s September 27th Symposium. In person attendees can register here.  Registration [...]

Sustainable Business Models & Markets

Posted: September 10th, 2012

On September 27, 2012, the ASMP will launch its second Symposium and a new book, The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography.  For the next three weeks, we will post contributions from the speakers, organizers and contributors to both of these ground-breaking initiatives.  This series begins today with comments from ASMP’s Executive Director, Eugene [...]

Posted: September 7th, 2012

  “You must be dedicated to finding your own vision and, to do that, you must make the photographs.  There is no easy button to push in becoming an artist; and there is no one size fits all formula for success.  It is personal and it is work.” ~Susan Carr The Art and Business of [...]

Posted: September 6th, 2012

  © Susan Carr

Posted: September 5th, 2012

  © Susan Carr This week, we celebrate Susan Carr’s life and honor her work by posting a photograph each day from Susan’s Intimate Histories:The Power of Place and Significance of Home.  Between 2000 and 2009, Susan created these evocative portraits of homes in which the same family or individual had lived for 40 years [...]

In Memoriam: Susan Carr

Posted: September 4th, 2012

  © Susan Carr “To find your calling is a gift.  A purpose provides the drive to pursue excellence along with an unwavering belief that your work is of value. When you can take this resolve and turn it into a vocation you achieve a rare and extraordinary feat.” ~ Susan Carr, “The Art and [...]

The Future of Your Creative Rights

Posted: August 20th, 2012

Mark your calendar for this free online event: Wednesday, August 29th at 12 pm pacific/3 pm eastern One week from Wednesday, chasejarvisLIVE in collaboration with ASMP presents: The Future of Your Creative Rights: the Good, Bad and Ugly Trends for Photographers in the New Media and How to Make it All work for You This [...]

Save the Date: Luminance 2012

Posted: August 13th, 2012

September in New York just keeps getting better! In addition to the ASMP Symposium at The TimesCenter in New York on September 27, we are looking forward to Luminance 2012: A Very Different Photography Event, September 12-13 at the BMCC TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. Created by PhotoShelter, Luminance promises insights into the trends, innovations and [...]

Save the Date: ASMP Symposium

Posted: August 9th, 2012

Don’t miss ASMP’s Upcoming Symposium featuring: A Candid Discussion with Working Pros Panelists: – Andy Batt and Therese Geitler (AndyBATT Studio) – Ron Haviv (VII) – Gail Mooney (Kelly Mooney Productions) Moderated by: Jay Kinghorn (Kinghorn Visual) Current Distribution Models that Offer Compensation to Creators Panelists: – Liz Miller-Gershfeld (BBDO) – Allen Murabayashi (PhotoShelter) – [...]

ASMP App Support

Posted: July 13th, 2012

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has taken the time to send us feedback on the new ASMP Releases app. We want to hear from you!  To make it easier, we’ve created a handy online form that lets you report bugs or request new features for both our Apps: ASMP Releases [...]

Introducing ASMP’s New Releases App

Posted: July 9th, 2012

Managing model and property releases just got a whole lot easier with ASMP’s new free Releases App.  The initial version will work on iPhones and iPads but versions for Android and other platforms are in the works.  Available for download through the App store, ASMP Releases is the “must-have” app for photographers working in all [...]

Independence for All

Posted: July 2nd, 2012

For the editorial team here at the ASMP Strictly Business Blog, Independence Day has special meaning.  We believe in the power of independent creators and do our best to provide the information you need to grow your business and hone your craft. We welcome your input.  Help us help you by letting us know what [...]

Join ASMP at DV Expo East – This Wednesday

Posted: June 18th, 2012

If you’re in New York this Wednesday and you’re interested in honing your digital video skills, be sure to attend DV Expo East! The premier destination for content creation professionals, DV Expo East offers you the opportunity to explore the latest technologies, learn from world class professionals and connect with peers who share the same [...]

Get Inspired to Succeed – Clarion Call 2012

Posted: April 11th, 2012

If you’re eager to build a successful photography business, Selina Maitreya’s upcoming Clarion Call 2012 covers key steps to success in today’s commercial photography market.   This free online program provides over 7 hours of up-to-the-minute information and time-tested advice.   Selina has gathered an illustrious group of presenters including our very own contributors, Judy Herrmann and [...]

Things You Never Learned in School

Posted: March 2nd, 2012

The Agency Access Academy launched today with a free on-demand webinar, Things You Never Learned in School, presented by Amanda Sosa-Stone and Jennifer Kilberg.  Learn how to build long-lasting client relationships and use marketing tools like cold calls and elevator speeches effectively.  This webinar will be available for a limited time only, so register today.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted: February 27th, 2012

This week, we set our sights on the licensing and the future.  We’ll explore this topic here on this blog and in the ninth webinar of The Future of Art & Commerce: What Users & Creators of Visual Content Need to Know in These Rapidly Changing Times, a series of free webinars jointly produced by [...]

Creating Sustainability

Posted: January 10th, 2012

Technological changes and the global recession have left the entire visual communications industry scrambling.  Publishers, advertising agencies, corporations and all of us – the creators of the visual content they use – are struggling to redefine both the value of our offerings and how we monetize them. Examining Compensation Models for Visual Content, the sixth [...]

The Future of Art & Commerce

Posted: January 9th, 2012

This week, we turn our attention to “The Future of Art & Commerce: What Creators and Users of Visual Content Need to Know in these Rapidly Changing Times.”  Jointly produced by the ASMP and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) this series of 10 free webinars brings users and creators of visual content together for an in-depth [...]

Celebrating the Season

Posted: December 23rd, 2011

As the year draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to thank all of you for making this blog a success and wish you health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year. We welcome your suggestions for topics you’d like to see us cover in 2012. You can submit these as [...]

ASMP Continues Support for YPA

Posted: December 17th, 2011

Two exciting announcements for young photographers and those who support them: The American Society of Media Photographers has awarded a two year grant to the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) to continue it’s Mentoring Program during 2012 & 2013. ASMP’s Education Director, Susan Carr, will bring her years of experience and passion for supporting the needs [...]

Great Gifts for Photographers

Posted: December 16th, 2011

The ASMP has recently launched an online store featuring gifts for anyone who loves photography. The site features nearly 50 fabulous books authored, edited or photographed by ASMP members. Offerings include instructional books to help you build a successful photography business, take better photographs, and master photography related technologies and techniques as well as art [...]

Attention – Opportunity to Claim Unpaid Royalties!

Posted: November 17th, 2011

Authors Coalition of America, LLC (“ACA”), has identified a number of American Photographers and Illustrators who may be due royalty payments from non-U.S. sources. These royalties have been received to compensate authors for the foreign reprographic use of U.S. copyrighted materials. Please visit the ACA website at and click on the Individual Author Distributions [...]

Be Part of the Solution

Posted: November 14th, 2011

The 15 members of the ASMP National Board will meet this weekend to discuss and debate the issues facing our Society and our industry.  Like all good leaders, they welcome your participation and invite you to send feedback, suggestions, ideas and proposals for review and consideration. The meeting starts Friday, November 18th so be sure [...]

Get Your Business on Track!

Posted: November 1st, 2011

[by Judy Herrmann] I just found out that The Agile Photographer, Jay Kinghorn’s acclaimed program from SB3, is traveling to Nashville tomorrow (11/2) and St. Louis on Wednesday (11/3). A photographer, technologist, futurist and one of the most well-read people I’ve ever met, Jay shares strategies for how you can take advantage of existing and [...]

Join ASMP at Photo Plus Expo

Posted: October 26th, 2011

ASMP invites you to join us at Photo Plus Expo in New York’s Jacob Javits Center,  Today through Saturday. Visit our booth (#1276) where we’ll have representatives from the U.S. Copyright Office available to answer your questions. Members can also sign up for free consultations with industry experts and consultants. Attend our sponsored seminars, where [...]

Update on Recent U.S. Copyright Office Recommendations

Posted: October 20th, 2011

The Visual Arts Division of the United States Copyright Office has ceased sending letters recommending that visual artists submit titles for each work being registered in a “group registration of unpublished images”. We have recently learned through tests of our own and those of the Copyright Office that there are previously unknown problems when uploading [...]

ASMP Seminars Launched

Posted: September 29th, 2011

We’ve set our sights on industry trends this week and you will not find better information and tools for staying on top our changing industry than the 2011-2012 ASMP Seminars.   This year, ASMP offers 4 invaluable programs from outstanding veteran SB3 speakers: Blake Discher, Tom Kennedy, Jay Kinghorn, and Colleen Wainwright: The Agile Photographer: A Multimedia [...]

ASMP Announces Plans for dpBestflow

Posted: September 15th, 2011

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has made a financial contribution to dpBestflow, and Peter Krogh has been named the new Project Director.

Your Favorite Bookmarks…

Posted: August 18th, 2011

[by Judy Herrmann] This week, we are focusing on our contributors’ favorite bookmarks.  The places we go when we’re looking for information, inspiration, insights, training, time-saving tools and more; the bookmarks we find more valuable than the millions of other potential bookmarks that populate cyberspace.  And there are millions. Now that the vast majority of [...]

Take the InfoTrends Professional Survey!

Posted: July 25th, 2011

[by Susan Carr] InfoTrends is conducting a study with professional photographers to better understand their use of technology, future requirements, and new business services. The results will be used to determine the impact of digital photography on your business, and to identify opportunities and threats to help you navigate through this rapidly changing marketplace. Manufacturers [...]

ASMP’s New Social Media Tutorial

Posted: July 19th, 2011

[by Susan Carr] ASMP has a new online resource designed to guide imaging professionals through the ins and outs of social media. This tutorial includes guides on social media marketing, blogging and social networking as well as legal considerations, an overview of common Terms of Service and recommended best practices for posting images and video [...]

Clarion Call II – Tomorrow!

Posted: June 9th, 2011

[by Susan Carr] Following up on the excellent Clarion Call telesummit this past February, Selena Maitreya presents Clarion Call II, featuring 7 speakers and 8 jam-packed hours of real-world, hard-hitting information on sales, negotiations, estimates, pricing and licensing for your still and motion imaging services. I am very excited to be joining ASMP National Board [...]

ASMP Receives Distribution from Authors Coalition

Posted: June 6th, 2011

Read the full press release here. And, follow ASMP’s extensive use of these funds to benefit our industry by going here.

Naming Contest for New ASMP Resource

Posted: May 17th, 2011

ASMP is building a unique new social bookmarking resource and we need your help in naming the site with a catchy URL. Submit as many names as you can come up with by May 31 – the winner will receive a great prize package worth over $1500 including a Pro Account from PhotoShelter ($549 value), [...]

ASMP Comments on TwitPic Terms of Service

Posted: May 13th, 2011

Over the past few days, ASMP has been receiving questions relating to the terms of service imposed by TwitPic on its users and a recent change in that language. After reviewing the Terms of Service published on TwitPic’s website, it is ASMP’s conclusion that TwitPic’s terms of service are contrary to the best interests of [...]

Clarion Call II

Posted: May 13th, 2011

[by Susan Carr] This past February, commercial photography consultant Selina Maitreya created the first Clarion Call telesummit featuring 14 of the nation’s leading industry experts.  If you attended, you know how valuable it was.  If you didn’t, you won’t want to make that mistake again. On Friday, June 10, Selina is presenting Clarion Call II [...]

ASMP’s Kelly Receives IPC Photographer Leadership Award

Posted: May 5th, 2011

ASMP has announced that Past President Richard Dale Kelly, a Pittsburgh based photographer who creates environmental portraits with style, has received the 2011 International Photographic Council (IPC) Professional Photographer Leadership Award. He was selected by the association as the member who best represents the group’s criteria and ideals, and is one of six winners being [...]

Eugene Mopsik speaks out on ASMP’s ongoing advocacy related to new Getty Contract

Posted: May 2nd, 2011

Many of you know that ASMP has been carrying on a dialogue with Getty for some years; the new Getty contract is another acknowledgement that the market for images and the way in which those images are purchased is rapidly changing. While ASMP has had recent discussions with Getty, substantive results in the best interests [...]

ASMP Elects New Officers

Posted: April 8th, 2011

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that James Cavanaugh, a Buffalo-based architectural and aerial photographer and owner of James Cavanaugh Photography, has been elected as President for 2011-12. Serving as First Vice-President is Gail Mooney of Kelly/Mooney Productions in Brookside, NJ; as Second Vice-President, Shawn Henry of San Diego-based Shawn G. Henry [...]

Free Program on Google Book Settlement Offered by Copyright Clearance Center

Posted: March 25th, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30th at 12:00 PM EST, the Copyright Clearance Center is offering a complimentary hour long online seminar, “Unraveling the Rejection – The Google Book Settlement” Click here to register. From CCC site: On March 22, Judge Chin issued his long awaited opinion in the Google Book Search settlement proceedings, rejecting the Amended [...]

Last Chance for Strictly Business 3 – Chicago April 1-3

Posted: March 24th, 2011

Register today for the last stop of ASMP’s acclaimed Strictly Business conference! SB3 is making a mark on it’s attendees! Look what people are saying: “I have attended dozens of conferences over a two decade career in media and without a doubt this is the most valuable event of all.” – Victor Currie “As good [...]

SB3 Chicago – Roundtable Participants Selected

Posted: March 23rd, 2011

From a competitive field of applicants, four photographers have been selected to participate in the Chicago SB3 Roundtable Discussion on new business models. Jenna Close Clark Dever Jason Gardner David Spielman These photographers will openly share and receive feedback on their business models and future prospects.  Our thanks to all who applied. We hope you’ll [...]

ASMP’s Jim Cavanaugh Speaks on Copyright Registration Improvements

Posted: March 10th, 2011

James Cavanaugh, First Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), spoke recently about the importance of copyright registration for photographers and the obstacles faced with the current registration system. He also recommended system improvements at the Public Knowledge event, “Toward a Copyright Office for the 21st Century,” [...]

Last Stop for Strictly Business 3 in Chicago April 1-3

Posted: March 9th, 2011

There is still time to register and make your travel plans to Chicago! NOTICE: The Chicago hotel has extended our discounted room rate until March 14. This conference is making a mark on it’s attendees. Do not miss the chance to join the SB3 community. Thanks to Ed McDonald and his social media team, Luke [...]

Strictly Business 3 – this Week in Philadelphia

Posted: February 21st, 2011

There is still time to sign up for SB3 in Philadelphia. Go HERE to register. This is the only East coast stop for this conference. Don’t miss the event everyone is talking about … “It will be your wake up call on how to be a professional photographer whether its new to you, you’re in [...]

ASMP’s Mopsik Speaks Out On Collective Licensing

Posted: February 4th, 2011

For your information, this ASMP press release was sent out to the media today. Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) delivered an important paper on Photographers & Collective Licensing as a speaker at the Kernochan Center at Columbia Law School Symposium “Collective Management of Copyright: Solution or Sacrifice?” on [...]

Philadelphia SB3 New Business Roundtable Applicants Selected

Posted: February 3rd, 2011

From a competitive field of applicants, four photographers were selected to participate in the Philadelphia SB3 Roundtable Discussion on new business models. Kevin Brusie Deborah Gilbert Charles Gupton Jenny Ruley If you are interested in participating in the Chicago SB3 Roundtable, there is still time to apply. Go here. The committee is looking for photographers [...]

SB3 in LA a Success

Posted: January 25th, 2011

Here is what folks are saying … Jim Goldstein shares 11 Reasons ASMP Strictly Business 3 Should be in Your Future. Gail Mooney shares, “Come and join others who embrace the positive notion of growth, hope and change.” “I have attended dozens of conferences over a two decade career in media and without a doubt [...]

Strictly Business is Here

Posted: January 18th, 2011

The Strictly Business 3 conferences launch this week in LA. SB3 includes General Sessions, Workshops and Networking Opportunities. General Sessions Include: “The Future of Licensing” with Susan Carr and Richard Kelly “Making People Love You Madly: Selling Yourself in a Postmodern Marketplace” with Marketing and Branding expert Colleen Wainwright “Adaptation: Learning New Skills for the [...]

You Get What You Pay For

Posted: January 12th, 2011

[by Susan Carr] You know, the cheapest airfare has the least amount of legroom, fast food vs. gourmet, your car, the hotel you stay in, the contractor you hire or the clothes you buy. The list of examples is endless and while this economy has turned many pricing assumptions upside down, the rule generally holds [...]

LA SB3 Roundtable Participants Selected

Posted: January 8th, 2011

From a competitive field of applicants, four photographers were selected to participate in the LA SB3 Roundtable Discussion on new business models. Michael Clinard Jim Goldstein Ed McDonald Rick Navarro If you are interested in participating in the Philadelphia or Chicago SB3 Roundtables, there is still time to apply. Go here. The committee is looking [...]

A Resolution for Your Business – Plan Now to Attend SB3!

Posted: January 4th, 2011

SB3 brings together an extraordinary level of industry expertise offering an unprecedented variety of content. Consider this: SB3 keynote with branding expert Colleen Wainwright “Making People Love You Madly: Selling Yourself in a Postmodern Marketplace” SB3 keynote with Tom Kennedy “Adaptation: Learning New Skills for the Changing Media Landscape” SB3 ‘s 21 workshop topics include: [...]

Thank You!

Posted: December 24th, 2010

[by Susan Carr] As the year draws to a close, we want to thank you for your loyal following of the ASMP Strictly Business Blog. Without you, our work would be meaningless. Start your business year off right by joining us at one of our Strictly Business 3 conferences. 21 mini workshops will be offered  [...]

Plan Now to attend Strictly Business 3

Posted: November 11th, 2010

The American Society of Media Photographers invites you to the Strictly Business 3 Conferences, the newest generation of this highly acclaimed series. FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS SB3 offers you a selection of topics to enhance your professionalism and build your business. From copyright registration to social media marketing, negotiating and sales, licensing and pricing, the business [...]

Attention Members Coming to PPE this Week

Posted: October 27th, 2010

Help ASMP – New Promotion for FAP and Membership Stop by “The ASMP Studio” in Room #2D01 of the Javits Center to take part in a new ASMP promotion. Friday, Oct. 29th 10 AM to 4 PM A special thank you to Shawn Henry and Tom Kelly for donating their photography and audio services for [...]

Help ASMP – Protest New 1099 Requirements!

Posted: August 27th, 2010

Dear ASMP Members: One of the provisions of the new healthcare reform legislation will significantly impact the administrative burdens of your business unless the IRS changes it. As of now, starting after next year, if you pay any person or corporation more than $600 in a year for goods or services, you must report that [...]