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Start Pounding the Pavement

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Jump start your marketing by calling three targets every day for the next two weeks. Not the same three, of course. If local, try to get a meeting. If not, ask if you can send your book. (you can keep doing this after two weeks, but commit to that time to start) If you don’t have a book, don’t do this. Instead, your assignment is to draw up a plan to produce a great book….

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PhotoPlus 09 / Arnold Newman

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Last night I had the great pleasure of attending the Arnold Newman impact and influence presentation given by Greg Heisler, by the Arnold and Augusta Newman foundation and the Maine Media workshops, Sponsored by PDN and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).  Greg Heisler told wonderful, touching, and humorous stories of his time with Arnold in his early days of his assisting career and paid homage to the late Arnold Newman and his intriguing…

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Monumental Miami Meeting Builds Momentum For Unification

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Half Dozen Photographer and Archive Trade Associates Discuss Means to Achieve Common Goals Miami, FL (October 21, 2009) — During the afternoon of October 16, 2009, six trade associations representing more than 50,000 photographers as well as 800 agencies and archives across UK, Europe and North America, gathered to pursue an open dialogue. This historic meeting took place…

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ASMP Sponsors and Hosts Multiple Events at PhotoPlus Expo

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Contacts: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) will sponsor and host a number of important events at this year’s Photo Plus Expo, the preeminent photographer trade event of the year. The Expo will be held October 22-24, 2009 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. ASMP’s participation includes sponsorship of seminars on current business topics…

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ASMP Awards $150,000 to PLUS Coalition

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Contacts: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia PA … The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced an award of $150,000 to the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to simplifying and facilitating the communication and management of image rights. The contribution will fund the development and implementation of their PLUS Registry, a resource…

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Dealing With Security

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This is one of those situations you can never be too prepared for. I often do commercial architectural photography projects that involve public locations. Security or police may be notified or notice photography going on and may become suspicious. People tend to feel uneasy when someone is photographing certain areas. I wish I had an answer to why but it depends on the situation. Here is my advice to help make things less painful. First…

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ASMP Goes Live With New iPhone App

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Contacts: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA…Finding a professional photographer is now just a screen tap away! The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced its popular Find A Photographer (FAP) service is now available directly from Apple’s iPhone. The FAP app, which can be downloaded free from Apple’s App Store, allows users to search for an ASMP photographer anywhere in the…

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Your Blog As A Client Resource

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Blogs are a great extension to a website. They keep people updated on recent activities and are a great way to bring up some constructive discussion. Another great way to use a blog is to educate and inform. For me it comes down to the topic of the week and what’s on my mind. If I have a great photo shoot or personal project, I may share some images and talk about the challenges involved….

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Don’t Blog

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Here’s the thing about blogs: I don’t think you should do one. Don’t do one if it is a chore. Don’t do one if you have nothing of yourself to offer to others. Don’t do one if you wont update it. Don’t do one if it is nothing more than links to others. Don’t do one if you have anger management issues. Don’t do one if you don’t make work regularly for yourself (and others)…

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Change Order Forms

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Make sure you always have blank Change Orders in your kit and use them. A change to a project during the shoot absolutely requires new numbers, but some clients try to get more for nothing by changing the project while on-set. Make sure also that the person signing it has the authority to approve additional fees/expenses!

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