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…
[By Fred van Leeuwen] Imagine living in the 1900s as a professional photographer when Kodak unveiled something that would forever shift the photographic market for decades to come… I’m talking of course, of the Box Brownie. Read more over at Fstoppers.
[By Jonathan Medows] Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle on them, check out this handy Freelancer Tax Checklist on the Freelancers Union Blog.
[By Deborah Block] Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere. So, we’d like to pay tribute to the women behind the lens — and also the women whose stories they tell. Read more at Photoshelter Blog.
[By Kristen Bonkowsi] You probably didn’t decide to become a freelancer because you wanted to do bookkeeping and financial reporting. Here are the five best accounting software services you should be looking into. Read more at Freelancers Union Blog.
[By Dunja Djudjic] Many of us pay a lot of attention to cleaning camera lenses. There are different products for this purpose, as well as plenty of tutorials. But what about tripods? Do you pay attention to cleaning them, too? You should. Learn how at DIYPhotography.
George Pitts, photographed in 2007. In addition to his work as the wide-ranging photo director of Vibe, Pitts was also a photographer, writer and critic. Photo © Allison Michael Orenstein. Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 3 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York,…