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My Sketchbook

By Strictly Business Blog

When studying fine arts in college my professors always emphasized the importance of carrying a sketchbook at all times. Ideas can pop up randomly when I least expect them, so to keep them from escaping me, I need to get them captured somehow before forgetting. The best part about a sketchbook is that I can brainstorm and revise whenever the creative moment hits me again. I always have some kind of idea in progress and…

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ASMP RECEIVES FUNDS FROM AUTHORS COALITION

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP has announced that the association has received $263,000 from the Authors Coalition of America, an organization which distributes money collected for copying non-title-specific works abroad, primarily in Scandinavia and Europe. Non-title-specific works are those that cannot be identified individually or by copyright owner. Distributions are made periodically by ACA…

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Vision And Art: The Biology of Seeing

By Strictly Business Blog

Many of the corrections we make to photos, burning and dodging, and adjusting contrast or saturation, are designed to exploit quirks in our visual system. In Vision And Art: The Biology of Seeing by Margaret Livingstone, you’ll learn the biological and physiological foundations behind image sharpening, selective focus, contrast and the rule of thirds. This is an engaging and informative book written in plain english for anyone who enjoys the visual arts. In my opinion,…

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Summer Book : TRIBES by Seth Godin

By Strictly Business Blog

It is summer 2009 and while some of us are packing the car for vacations to the sea shore or the mountains, many of us are choosing to “staycation”, or rather staying close to home or taking day trips to area attractions. Today’s economy is forcing us to re-evaluate, not just the family summer vacation but our business priorities as well. Seth Godin the master marketer and author of the book Tribes, recalls that often…

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My Greatest Hits for Understanding Social Media, Recession Marketing and Branding

By Strictly Business Blog

Here are a few books that I’ve read and re-read.  None of them specifically address the photography industry, per se. But it shouldn’t be too hard to connect the dots.  They serve as an excellent starting point for understanding the migration happening in social media, recession marketing and branding. Small is the New Big by Seth Godin Tribes by Seth Godin Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave…

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