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Eugene Mopsik speaks out on ASMP’s ongoing advocacy related to new Getty Contract

By Strictly Business Blog

Many of you know that ASMP has been carrying on a dialogue with Getty for some years; the new Getty contract is another acknowledgement that the market for images and the way in which those images are purchased is rapidly changing. While ASMP has had recent discussions with Getty, substantive results in the best interests of photographers have not been achieved. Therefore, ASMP believes that it is important for members to stay knowledgeable about the…

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Avoiding the Curse of Familiarity

By Strictly Business Blog

We’re broken records, all of us who attended any one (or, if we were really lucky, all three) of the Strictly Business 3 conferences. “It was so inspiring!” and “I came away with so many new ideas and new friends, my head is exploding!” and “Boy, I’m bad at remembering names!” Okay – so maybe that last one was just me. I am eternally grateful for name tags. To paraphrase Gail Mooney in her terrific…

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Reframing the Discussion

By Strictly Business Blog

SB3 was a wonderful tonic for what ails us currently as we struggle to live our dreams while making a living that meets our obligations. The positive energy that encircled the conference rooms in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago came directly from the deepest acts of encouragement and sharing that were going on. One of my “aha moments” was realizing how precious such encounters are and yet how easily they can be created when people…

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We’re All In This Together…

By Strictly Business Blog

“There were many “Aha” moments for me during the SB3 weekend. I believe however that the biggest ones were to realize that we truly are all in the same boat and that I am not alone traversing challenging waters. And that, especially due to the technological and digital revolution, there is a plethora of viable opportunities awaiting to be identified and tapped into.” ~ Marian Kraus, Attendee, www.mariankrausphotography.com “…my most impacting “A-ha!” moment was more…

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Photographer and ….

By Strictly Business Blog

My aha moment at SB3 hit me when I realized that industry changes have challenged photographers to use their creativity to adapt their skills and talents to other industries. Today, photographers hold their heads high and say, “I’m a photographer and a writer, a videographer, a designer, a teacher or a consultant.” It is tough to keep the standard of living we once had when we worked solely as photographers. Technology has lowered the bar…

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Going Forward from SB3

By Strictly Business Blog

Only after Chicago did it occur to me how easy it was to get people to warm to the subject of my presentation. I mean, how hard could it be to get creative people to stand up and participate in creativity seminars? It was like rolling stones down hill. You just have to get them started. Which made me appreciate all the more the work done by my co-presenters, who talked about getting your files…

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