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Photo Metadata & Copyright Registration Workshop

April 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free – $15.00
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Join us for our FIRST VIRTUAL MINI WORKSHOP, featuring metadata and keywording guru David Riecks and ASMP Colorado board member Greg Smith, a longtime advocate for photographers’ copyrights. This will be held Mountain Standard Timezone.

Smith will give a brief overview of why registering your copyrights is a good regular practice and demonstrate how to register images in groups on the Library of Congress’ ECO website.

Riecks will explain which metadata fields are most important, some tools to help populate metadata fields, how metadata is stripped by many web services and image distributors, how certain fields support Google’s new licensable badge, and more.

Greg Smith
Greg Smith

Greg Smith, who lives high in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley, calls himself a “recovering” photojournalist. For more than 40 years, he’s made pictures and crafted words for employers and clients ranging from newspapers and magazines to corporations, families and universities.

Between photographing high-country living, nature, wildlife, landscapes and special projects – including an upcoming book on inbounds skiing – he serves on the board of directors for ASMP Colorado. He is a former board member for ASMP South Carolina and a former national board member for NPPA, whom he represented with the Authors Coalition of America. He helped edit the Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines, the PLUS Glossary, the Library of Congress Photo Metadata Project, several copyright-advocacy efforts, and he is coauthor of Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way, 2003, from UNC Press. He holds NPPA’s Joseph Costa Award, a United Nations’ International Photographic Council Leadership Award, a Best of ASMP award for his 2009 documentary “Keeping the May River Wild” and two degrees in Visual Communication from Ohio University.

Greg exhibits his work regularly in galleries, at special events and on imediaSmith.com. He serves on several community boards and initiatives, commits occasional acts of journalism, and has registered his copyrights regularly for more than 20 years.

David Riecks
David Riecks

David Riecks founded ControlledVocabulary.com as a resource for building controlled vocabulary lists, thesauri and keyword hierarchies for describing images, to increase success in finding them in digital-asset-management systems. He has been involved in many digital image standards initiatives and has been a featured speaker at industry events such as PhotoPlus Expo, the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit and the International PhotoMetadata conferences.

Riecks serves as the chief technical adviser for the PLUS Coalition, which developed the Picture Licensing Universal Standards. Riecks formerly chaired the Stock Artists Alliance Imaging Technology Standards committee and the ASMP Digital Photography Standards & Practices committee, where he helped found the Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines coalition.

In 2004, Riecks joined a working group to revise the IPTC standard for use with Adobe’s new XMP format. That IPTC4XMP group released the IPTC Core in 2005, along with a first-ever “Custom Panels User Guide to the IPTC Core Schema for XMP,” for which he was the primary author. He has remained involved with the IPTC. 

Riecks assumed leadership for the Photo Metadata website in 2011, a project begun under the Stock Artists Alliance using a Preserving Creative America Initiative award from the Library of Congress. In recognition of his years of work to further photo metadata standards, in 2009 he was named a Pioneer of Digital Preservation by the Library of Congress.

Free for ASMP Members, $15 for non Members
Zoom Links will be emailed to all registered attendees.

This event will recorded and available for all ASMP members.

Please reach out to smbaao8w@gmail.com for more information.


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April 24, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free – $15.00
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