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Excess Baggage and Flying

By Strictly Business Blog

Baggage charges have really mounted in recent years and media rates have disappeared. On top of the normal bag charge and the limit of two checked bags per flight, charges for anything beyond two pieces is even more costly, running between $70 and $90 per bag – per flight. That means that when you have 2 extra pieces of gear the excess baggage charge can be anywhere between $280 and $360 per roundtrip ticket. When…

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ASMP Announces Fagan To Lead Stock Imaging Initiatives

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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 announced that Shannon Fagan, former President of the Stock Artists Alliance, has been named Chair of ASMP’s newly established Stock Imaging License Committee and will lead several stock imaging initiatives for ASMP. Fagan will contribute his considerable expertise as an industry analyst, strategic photo business expert and…

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How to Get Rock-Hard Marketing Abs

By Strictly Business Blog

When your body is out-of-shape, eating a healthy diet, along with properly and consistently lifting weights (at least 3 times a week for several months) will produce visible and palpable results. When your business is feeling flabby and weak, regularly lifting the phone to make positive and targeted calls (at least 3 times a week for several months) can also produce real and visible results. Until you discover what motivates you to consistently do what…

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Take a Look!

By Strictly Business Blog

Allow this 100 plus pages, from Creative Lab @ Google, to load both images and videos, and take the time to explore them, to find out how the world and all the rules are changing. This is just heart-stopping and life-changing. Go HERE!

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Taking Care of Your Health

By Strictly Business Blog

Lets face it, life can be hectic and it’s easy to cut corners with our health. Many of us are good at taking care of camera equipment, but what about ourselves? Are we eating healthy? Are we exercising? Be sure to go for a yearly wellness checkup and get on the right track. Your health should be #1 priority.

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An Editorial Optimist

By Strictly Business Blog

Many photographers question the viability of a career in editorial photography these days. Magazines and newspapers especially have been hard hit not only by the economic decline of the past several years but by the shift in media consumption away from print to the web, as well. Ad pages are down, editorial pages are down, budgets are down, and, in many cases, fees are down relative to just five or six years ago. But I…

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