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Announcing the 2018 Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) Mentoring Program

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It’s Spring and the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) is accepting applications for its 2018 YPA Mentoring Program! This summer, talented young photographers (open to those in age range 18-29) in collaboration with professional photographers will explore one powerful subject to create portfolio quality images, develop business and marketing skills, and experience the power of photography to explore and communicate their personal perspective on important issues. For 2018, the theme selected is Silence. If you are…

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Strictly Business Legal Talk with Thomas Maddrey: Contractors vs. Employees

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Image © Jon Roemer LEGAL TALK with Thomas Maddrey: Contractors vs. Employees Monday, April 23rd @12pmET  Every photographer has dealt with this question: Are my assistants employees or independent contractors? Or maybe you are on the other side of the ledger and as an assistant wondering if you should be paid as a W-2 employee or a 1099 contractor. This webinar will examine what goes into this determination, and how to best protect yourself no…

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ASMP Spaces Contest Details

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  A Letter from our Executive Director, Tom Kennedy Dear ASMP Spaces Participants, As you may know, this is our second category-specific contest of 2018 and it presents a unique opportunity for recognition both on the ASMP website and in our print materials and publications. These contests allow us to shine a light on the important work of all architectural photographers. Although we are confident that ASMP members will be well represented in contest results,…

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Questions with a Pro: Michael Clark

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Michael Clark. Michael is an outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He has a passion for action himself given what he is willing to do to capture the most captivating image. He is a former physicist which allows him to bring a very unique perspective to photography. Here, he shares with us some details about his background in physics, advice about transitioning to full-time photography, and…

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Business Formation: Why You Need a Formal Structure

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  Whether you are venturing off on your own or working with a group, one of the first decisions a new commercial photographer must make is whether he or she should officially form an entity. Attorneys will often advise clients that entities should be formed the moment the client even thinks about going into business. On the other hand, a business just starting out will often want to put off forming an entity because the…

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New Apple Promotion for ASMP Members

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Preferred pricing now available on Apple Watch Series 3 With Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, you can take a call when you’re out on the water. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream 45 million songs with Apple Music. And do it all while leaving your phone behind. All-new bands. Bright days ahead. Check out the latest accessories for Apple Watch and get preferred pricing. Update on Acquiring Apple Discount Benefit: Apple has modified protocols…

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