ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Strictly Business Blog

If you would like to contribute to the blog, please send submissions to communications@asmp.org.

Christina Force, Photographer Consultant

By | Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

Christina Force spent years working in an agency before becoming a photographer’s agent and running a production company – both at the same time.She now helps photographers navigate the world of advertising.  By the time she was 19, Force was working at the Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency in London doing layouts and typography, working on major campaigns.  The intense, always-on agency life took a toll, and after three years she needed a break. Force…

Read More

Questions with an Educator: Gary Rittermeyer

By | Questions with an Educator, Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

This week’s Questions with an Educator features Gary Rittermeyer. Gary is a Missouri based photographer, educator, and video camera operator who has taught at Benedictine College, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Metropolitan Community College. Before diving into the photography industry and earning his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Film, Gary served in the Navy both aboard a submarine and as a Hospital Corpsman. Here, Gary explains where his passion for film originated, his advice for…

Read More

From Creative Bridges to Copyright Cash Cows: 99U’s 10 Best Entrepreneurial Ideas

By | Current News, Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

Cross-posted from 99u.adobe.com [by Emily Ludolph] Entrepreneurial thinking was in the air this year, from bridging creativity and capital to scaling side hustles. We rounded up the best advice from 99U thinkers who have been there, won it all, failed big, and kept on coming back for more. A good entrepreneur mixes creativity, strategy, and smarts. From uncovering under-the-radar gems to the hard science of Gee whiz, how the heck do I price this?, we…

Read More

Passage of the Music Modernization Act Has Lessons For Photographers

By | Copyright Reform, Small Claims Report, Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

Cross-Posted from Variety [by Michael Huppe]  What does the music industry have in common with the photography industry?  Licensing and copyright and being fairly paid.  The music industry recently had a major victory in the quest for musicians to be fairly paid in the form of the Music Modernization Act being signed into law.  That victory was the result of many different parties – organizations of all kinds – working together for a single goal,…

Read More

Season’s Greetings

By | Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

  As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on this past year, especially our members and colleagues who have supported ASMP throughout 2018.  We would like to say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year.   _______________

Read More

Paul Boag’s Ten Website Mistakes

By | Current News, Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

Cross-Posted from the Paul Boag blog.  Paul Boag is a well-known web designer who loves to pass on what he knows.  In a recent blog post Boag lists his ten biggest mistakes, laying them out for us so that we don’t have to make the same ones.  These are mistakes anyone can make, photographer or not, but they apply as much to a photography website as any other. User Interface Design: 10 Principles Learned from…

Read More