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NEW DATE: Know Your Rights: Real-World examples of licensing, copyrighting and contract negotiation with M. Scott Brauer on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Mount Ida College
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 PM
Program: 7:00-9:00 PM

Admission Cost (pre-registration/at the door)
ASMP Members: $8/$15
Partners (AIGA, ASPP, Griffin, NPPA, PPA, PRC, BPPA): $10/$20
Mount Ida Students: FREE (with valid student ID)
Non-members: $20/$35

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Event Description

Come join us for an informative evening with M. Scott Brauer who has been a freelance photographer for the last 12 years. Within his career Brauer has taken approximately 700,000 pictures (including all assignments and commissions in that time). He owns and has registered the copyright for all of those images but 1, and that one buyout was a pretty good deal. Brauer will take you through his career as a successful photographer while giving you real-world examples of the often daunting process of licensing and copyrighting your pictures as well negotiating contracts with clients while highlighting these major points:  

  • The  importance of diversifying clients and types of work
  • Building and maintaining relationships with people that can license your work
  • Cash flow in a photo business
  • Negotiating contracts in your favor (with real-world examples)
  • The value of “No”
  • The importance of rights managed licensing
  • Pricing your work for licensing (with real-world examples)
  • The importance of copyright
  • Registering copyright
  • Chasing down infringements (with real-world examples)

We will silent auction a Workbook Online Portfolio ($2000 value) and a My 2nd Brain iPad/iPad mini Tablet Slim Case bag ($74.75 value).  And, we will raffle off a Bob Korn 20×30 image on 24×34 paper ($130 value) One $150 gift certificate from Maryelle Artistry on a full 8 hour day which is normally $800.

Presenter Bio

M. Scott Brauer is an American freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. He regularly works on assignment for international newspapers and magazines including Time, Esquire, Stern, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Asia Society, Roads and Kingdoms, Foreign Policy, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Neon, MIT Technology Review, Le Monde and Le Monde’s magazine M, and others, on stories ranging from politics, business, and science and technology to opiate addiction, mental health, and economic issues. He also works for corporate and institution clients including MIT, Harvard Business School, Lufthansa, Siemens, the Ford Foundation, Foundation Medicine, and others. In addition to his current work in the US, he’s worked extensively in China and Russia. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and China. His work has been recognized recently by American Photography (33, 32, and 30), Magenta’s Flash Forward, Eastreet, Time magazine’s 100 Best Photos of 2015 (2 images) and Best Photos of the 2016 Campaign (4 images). He is a contributing writer to World Press Photos Witness publication, focusing especially on the realities of making a living as a photographer, and he is the co-founder of the now-retired photojournalism blog dvafoto.com and wrote a column about photographers’ sketchbooks in the now-defunct Raw View magazine. He has served as the secretary for the Boston Press Photographers Association since 2016. Brauer’s career in photography started at his high school newspaper in Montana and continued with college newspapers and internships at the agencies Black Star and VII and newspapers in Chicago and Flint, Michigan.  He has been a freelance photographer for 12 years.

This event sponsored by:

Mount Ida College


Bob Korn Imaging

Think Tank Photo

Maryelle Artistry


April 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Peter Gumaskas


Mount Ida College
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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