ASMP is pleased to announce that Buffalo-based photographer, Luke Copping, will serve as Board Chair for 2017-18. Serving as Vice Chair will be Marianne Lee of Marianne Lee Photography in Tiverton, RI; as Treasurer, David Zentz of David Zentz Photography in Venice, CA; and as Secretary, Barry Schwartz of Barry Schwartz Photography in Los Angeles. Directors continuing in 2017-18 will be Michael Hart of Michael Hart Photography in Houston, TX; Stretch Ledford at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign; Frank Rocco of Frank Rocco Photography in…
[By Jon Simmons, Monster.com] Have you ever been asked to do work for a company—before you were hired? It happens. Sometimes, companies assign speculative (spec) work to candidates for them to complete as part of the hiring process. Don’t let that assignment you’ve been given as a job candidate turn into free work for a company that never hires you. Read more over at Fast Company.
[By Dusty Wooddell, Fstoppers] We’re all likely guilty of spending way too much time utilizing social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to promote our photography businesses. Considering the amount of time and the value of said time, is social media actually paying off for you? Read more over at Fstoppers.
Opportunities is a new on-line initiative to provide ASMP members with access to offerings related to education, employment, internships, volunteer positions, contests, workshops, and other related professional development programs and directives that may be of interest to members in advancing career objectives. Requests to post new listings should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. The page can be found on the ASMP site under FOR MEMBERS on the Main Navigation Bar.
[By Dylan Goldby] Creating and maintaining backups of our data is essential in the business of photography. There are countless articles out there about the importance of backup, and anyone who has lost precious data will feel that need acutely. Data loss is not a question of if but a question of when. Read about one photographer’s process at Fstoppers.
[By Allen Murabayashi] Unless you’re phenomenally wealthy, you probably maintain a budget for your finances. For freelancers, budgeting (and cash flow management) is crucial because the lack of steady income and hefty capital requirements (e.g. a new camera) can require a bigger financial cushion. Read more at the PhotoShelter Blog.
ASMP is pleased to announce that Bob Carey has been appointed as a 2017/18 National Board Director. Bob will be joining Felicia Perretti, Clayton Price, and Michael Shay in their new roles as Directors on the 2017/18 National Board. Board Members continuing in 2017/18 include Luke Copping, Michael Hart, Stretch Ledford, Marianne Lee, Frank Rocco, Barry Schwartz, John Welsh, and David Zentz. Current Chair Jenna Close will stay on for one year as ex-officio. Congratulations, Bob Carey! We look forward to working with…
[By Daniel Dowling] Scrap the tagline you’ve inflated with a bunch of “impressive” adjectives. Your inexperience can actually be an asset. Most freelance careers take a little while to build, but for a long time, my growth curve looked like the readout of a dead man’s EKG. The main thing holding me back was myself: I was ashamed of being a beginner. Read more at FastCompany.
Join ASMP in congratulating our colleague, Jared Johnson, on his selection as a Finalist in the category “The American Experience” in the 14th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest. Jared attends Virginia Union University. To view Jared’s entry in the Smithsonian Photo Contest. Contest open through March 27th. Winners to be announced March 28th.
ASMP member Howard Paul of Denver, Colorado, has become a fervent advocate to protect the health insurance system. “ASMP member are usually self-employed entrepreneurs. We have perhaps the most difficulty obtaining health insurance. Today, it is vital that I maintain insurance as I now have a critical medical condition.” Read Howard’s story below previously published in Small Business Majority. Three years ago, Howard Paul started Howard Paul Photography for Communication and Commerce in Denver, Colo. But before opening…