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Creators and Innovators Support H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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ASMP, along with other organizations, unions, and guilds representing and supporting creators and inventors, express support of H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”, and have submitted an industry letter to Members of Congress requesting their support of the bill. The letter states the following: H.R. 1695 Recognizes the Importance of Copyright to the U.S. Economy, Jobs and Culture: Copyright is critical to the U.S., with core copyright industries contributing over $1.2…

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4 Tips for Boosting Your Freelance Job Hunt

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If you’re a freelancer, time is money and looking for the right opportunity could take more time than you’ve got. Here are some tips from AND CO‘s Katie Perry on scouring the job boards. When you’re a freelancer, job-hunting is a competitive sport. Ever spend half a Sunday afternoon straight-up creeping on Indeed.com and LinkedIn for the latest opportunities? Mining for precious gems amid the clutter of “freelance” and part-time job postings can be an…

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Is the Customer Really Always Right?

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Let’s face it, some clients can be downright difficult. But are they always right? Writer and small business owner Tyra Seldon says up front communication is crucial for freelancers. See how she handled some pretty tricky situations. As a customer, I love the old adage, “The customer is always right.” As a freelancer, I am not as enamored with it. In fact, I find that if one is not careful, this can create contentious relationships…

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How Do You Stay Motivated as a Freelance Photographer or Independent Filmmaker?

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Mike Pecci is a film director, cinematographer and still photographer who thinks there’s a void in our community. He wonders why we aren’t talking to our peers openly and honestly. In this guest post, he introduces his new podcast, and answers the question, “How did you get started?” with his unique to-do list that got him where he is today. The Internet is loaded with articles on new gear or popular techniques. Everywhere you look,…

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ALERT: Alleged Check Fraud Scam Appearing to Target ASMP Members

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Dear ASMP Members, We have received complaints about an alleged check fraud scam that appears to be targeting ASMP Members. Please use caution when receiving any communications that involve or request that you transfer any money to a party that you have not worked with before. Below are details of the alleged scam that appears to be targeting our members. Someone using the name “Phil Nade” from a company called “Urban Flex” has emailed individual…

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Analog Cameras are not Props – Photographic Tools from Yesteryear

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If you collect analog cameras and put them on display instead of using them as they are intended, then El Salvador-based photographer Federico Alegria has some choice words for you. This is a rant dedicated to all the people who are missing the main focus of the primary photographic tool. This is a rant dedicated to all the people, especially photographers, who are using analog cameras as props, as vintage decorations, and not giving them…

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50% DISCOUNT Off ALL RGG EDU Tutorials/Products – April 11th & April 12th ONLY!

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For 48 hours – April 11th and 12th – RGG EDU is offering 50% Discount Off ALL Products! Log In to Member Benefit Page for Discount Code FREE Tethering Tutorial Download Available During Sale! View Tutorial Trailer RGG EDU is dedicated towards producing the most impactful documentary style tutorials in photography and photoshop to help you build a successful business. We work with the some of the most talented and successful photography and photoshop professionals in the world to bring…

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Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

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How often do you knock out items on your to-do list on time and in the exact order you have placed them? If you’re like some people, hardly ever. Gwen Moran, co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans, explains the art of time-blocking and how you can schedule your workday to get the most done. A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every…

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5 Lessons From An Award Winning Photo

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Richard Walker recently won First Prize in the “Places that Inspire” category in this year’s Olympus Global Photo Contest. However, the UK-based landscape photographer says he has no idea how to create an award-winning photo. Instead, he offers five lessons on how you can to get your photos ready for the big time. A few days ago I received an email telling me that my photo “Windermere Morning” had won the Olympus Global Photo Contest…

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Alert: Site Navigation Update Scheduled for Monday April 10th

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On Monday, April 10th, ASMP will be revising website navigation to provide a more streamlined access to content and a more user-friendly experience. Below please find a brief summary of the initial changes that will occur with the top two tiers of navigation as we begin to revise site content. RESOURCES NOTE: All current Legal content and advisements related to releases and other legal paperwork, along with 2016/17 ASMP Webinar video content is ONLY accessible upon member login. While…

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Your Freelance Rates Are Fine – Here’s How To Justify Them To Clients

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Do you hate negotiating costs with potential clients? Creative management coach Ted Leonhardt says that you should establish value first, then set your price and stick with it. Learn how to avoid awkward pricing conversations in his latest piece. Price isn’t just for product, it’s for process. I recently got a panicked email from a coaching client of mine: “Hi Ted, I’ve nearly hooked this new client and I’m excited to start painting her grandkids…

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