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ASMP’s Mopsik Speaks Out On Collective Licensing

By Strictly Business Blog

For your information, this ASMP press release was sent out to the media today. Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) delivered an important paper on Photographers & Collective Licensing as a speaker at the Kernochan Center at Columbia Law School Symposium “Collective Management of Copyright: Solution or Sacrifice?” on January 28, 2011. The title of his presentation was The Practical Difficulties of Creating Collective Management Schemes for Photographers. FULL…

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Don’t Embarrass Youself

By Strictly Business Blog

Writing for business, like so many things in life, is subject to an important rule: don’t embarrass yourself. Business writing should be somewhat conversational, but not like chatting to strangers after a drink or two (see title above). Good writing means putting your thoughts into a clean and clear communication – the same as making a good photograph.  There are tools available to writers, though, that have not yet appeared in Photoshop. Use spell-check.  Your…

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Philadelphia SB3 New Business Roundtable Applicants Selected

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From a competitive field of applicants, four photographers were selected to participate in the Philadelphia SB3 Roundtable Discussion on new business models. Kevin Brusie Deborah Gilbert Charles Gupton Jenny Ruley If you are interested in participating in the Chicago SB3 Roundtable, there is still time to apply. Go here. The committee is looking for photographers willing to openly share and receive feedback on their business models and future prospects. Photographers selected will have their Strictly…

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Are Headlines Important?

By Strictly Business Blog

Great headlines draw people in to read your blog posts.  Are your headlines interesting? Statement headlines such as “My new business portrait” are not attention grabbers.  More enticing headlines include: “How to create great portraits”, “What do you think of this portrait?”, or “Six ways to photograph business people”. If you really want to find a great resource for headline ideas, visit your local grocery store.  The check-out lane racks are full of great ideas. …

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Quality Over Quantity

By Strictly Business Blog

This past fall, I started a blog.  I was full of good intentions and ideas for all kinds of posts on strategic planning, reinvention, managing change, job satisfaction, risk taking, business practices, collaborations – you know, the stuff I’ve been giving seminars on for umpteen years. It all went swimmingly for the first few weeks and then it hit me.  The pressure of having to come up with something pithy and succinct yet brilliant to…

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Blog Baby Blog

By Strictly Business Blog

I have had a blog for the past 3 years.  Ok, so it’s a photoblog, but its purpose is similar.  Every week I post a new photo with a few short sentences below it.  If I don’t have anything to share from a job, I shoot a personal piece and post that.  Doing this serves the following purposes: -It’s good for my SEO.  Since the blog is fed through my homepage, it provides dynamic content…

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