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ASMP: Celebrating the Spirit of Collaboration

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This weekend marks two important anniversaries.  The Eddie Adams Workshop holds its 25th annual barnstorm in Jeffersonville, New York and the Lucie Foundation hosts the 10th Lucie Awards Gala celebration in Beverly Hills.  Both of these events celebrate and promote the art of photography and the people who create it.  The ASMP is proud to support these illustrious programs. ASMP President, Shawn Henry, himself a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop’s first graduating class, returns…

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What’s Your Value Proposition

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I really enjoyed the ASMP Sustainable Business symposium. It was an excellent opportunity for me listen to some wide-ranging perspectives from industry thought leaders. It was also valuable to sit and quietly think about how to set strategy and tactics for my career. During the last panel discussion, the panel was asked for concrete actions that can be taken tomorrow. Here’s my suggestion. Know your value proposition. In order to develop any effective strategy for…

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What’s Your Value Proposition

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I really enjoyed the ASMP Sustainable Business symposium. It was an excellent opportunity for me listen to some wide-ranging perspectives from industry thought leaders. It was also valuable to sit and quietly think about how to set strategy and tactics for my career. During the last panel discussion, the panel was asked for concrete actions that can be taken tomorrow. Here’s my suggestion. Know your value proposition. In order to develop any effective strategy for…

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A-ha Moments Worth Sharing

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Camera’s are pencils. Everybody has one. It’s what you do with it…” ~ Rob Haggart,aphotoeditor.com – Rob Penner, RobPennerPhotography.com “Free is not a business model.” “Photographers are all ‘lone wolves’ and getting them to collaborate is very difficult.” “Your Art will endure long after current business websites are gone.” – Carl Vernlund, vernlund.com My Aha! moment was one of inclusion.  I’ve heard it said before but today I took great solace in hearing that even…

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Step 1: Find Your Vision

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The following quotes come from the first 15 minutes of the ASMP Symposium session entitled “A Candid Discussion with Working Pros: Have They Found the Answers?”, moderated by Jay Kinghorn.  We hope these quotes entice you to watch (or rewatch) the event and invite you to share your Symposium a-ha moments by emailing blog@ASMP.org. “It’s a lot more than clicking the shutter…it’s the ideas, it’s the visual voice, it’s the telling the story, it’s kind…

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Just Another Joe with a Camera

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Urban Dictionary defines Photographer as a: “Term often misused to describe a ‘Camera Owner’.”  I would say that at this point, it’s not a ‘misuse’.  The word has been wholly, completely, irrevocably redefined.  What does that mean for those of us who make a living (or aspire to) in this industry?  In the words of VII’s Ron Haviv, “You can’t just be another photographer with a camera.” Ok.  I already knew this.  But I thought…

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