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Do You Register Your Images with the Copyright Office?

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Only a small percentage of photographers register their work with the copyright office. ASMP wants that to change. We have new resources to help: Read ASMP’s recommended Best Practices for registering your work. Attend one of our “Registration Workshops” traveling the country. Watch our new podcast on the steps to register unpublished work. Registering your work gives you the full benefit of copyright law. If you do not care enough about your photographs to take…

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Reaching Out

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Do you have any questions about business practices, techniques or fees? Try reaching out to other photographers within your specialty. If you feel uneasy about contacting your local competition then contact someone in another region. ASMP members find that communicating with others is a great benefit and it’s valuable to your growth!

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Network

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Network with your peers and others.    For example: If you are interested in getting into video production, get to know creatives who are already involved – sound mixers, camera operators, editors, writers etc.  Go to trade events and meet ups like Final Cut Pro meet ups to network with editors or trade shows where sound mixers and camera operators gather.  Your business grows and so do you. Video is a collaborative effort – surround…

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Museum Portfolio Reviews

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You can drop off your portfolio for review at a museum. Just call to find out what their policy is, and be aware that they may keep your portfolio for up to 6 months or more. You should also know that in most instances a junior staff member will be reviewing your portfolio.

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Pricing Help

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You can find out how other photographers priced and negotiated real jobs. Take a look at some on ASMP’s web site in the paperwork share section. Go to ASMP.org  under Business Resources/ Tutorials and forms/ licensing and paperwork share. Or, go directly by clicking here.

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