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Clarion Call II

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This past February, commercial photography consultant Selina Maitreya created the first Clarion Call telesummit featuring 14 of the nation’s leading industry experts.  If you attended, you know how valuable it was.  If you didn’t, you won’t want to make that mistake again. On Friday, June 10, Selina is presenting Clarion Call II featuring 7 presenters and 8 jam-packed hours of information for professional photographers. Selina shares, “If there’s one thing I know about the photography…

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ASMP Comments on TwitPic Terms of Service

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Over the past few days, ASMP has been receiving questions relating to the terms of service imposed by TwitPic on its users and a recent change in that language. After reviewing the Terms of Service published on TwitPic’s website, it is ASMP’s conclusion that TwitPic’s terms of service are contrary to the best interests of photographers. It is also ASMP’s opinion that photographers seeking to post images online, whether for linking in messages through social…

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ASMP Issues Statement on twitpic Terms of Service

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has issued a statement alerting members to the terms imposed by twitpic, a service which allows users to share media on Twitter in real-time. In response to inquiries from members since twitpic made changes to the language of its terms of service on May 10th, ASMP has reviewed…

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Pricing Video

By Strictly Business Blog

I get asked this question all the time “How do I price video”.  First of all I need to state that I do not position myself as a DP or Camera Operator.  I want to take the lead on a project and handle the entire video production.  So when I talk about pricing video, I talk about how I price various aspects of a video production job. As the producer, I charge an overall “creative…

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Learning How to Price Video

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Late last year, after creating some personal video projects, my partner, Mike Starke, and I started exploring the realities of producing video for clients. Over the years, we’ve learned the hard way to perform in-depth research before committing funds to any diversification scheme so  we started the process by doing a series of informational interviews. First, we called photographers we’d met through the ASMP to ask about their experiences making the transition.  We gathered equipment…

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Pricing Video: When Estimating, Don’t Forget Client Reviews and Output

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When estimating an upcoming video or multimedia job, it’s easy to neglect estimating the time necessary for client reviews and encoding your video files for output. These two areas alone can quickly eat through your profit margins . Here are a few tips to make sure you’re accurately estimating these aspects of your video jobs. – Specify the number of rounds of client review in your estimate and contract. Be sure to also include notice…

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