One of the main reasons people join ASMP is for a community and for support with the challenges of working as a professional photographer. ASMPNY’s Brain Trust groups provide a structure for this type of connection and information. At the moment there are 11 Brain Trust groups meeting under the auspices of ASMPNY.What is a Brain Trust?
It’s a peer group within ASMPNY for feedback, answers, and support. Photographers meet on a regular basis to share information and help each other with their careers. The regular get-togethers provide an opportunity to learn and have questions answered, as well as help provide connections to a broader community of photographers.What is the Big Brain Meeting?
An overview of how ASMPNY’s Brain Trust program works, an opportunity to bring a real-life issue to the group, and an opportunity to join a group. At this introductory meeting, as an example of what might come up in a typical Brain Trust group, we will explore a specific issue of concern. If you have a question you would like to ask relating to the art or business of photography please bring it along.
Issues to consider include:
Contracts, copyright, negotiating, pricing, marketing, working with assistants, finding affordable and reliable resources, and staying on track with goals. At the end of the evening, anyone attending will have the opportunity to join a Brain Trust group.