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ASMP Webinars

Welcome to ASMP Webinars! ASMP is focused on providing timely content on critical legal and business issues to assist you with protecting and growing your business, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want you to consider ASMP Webinars as a go-to resource for this information.

All ASMP webinars are recorded and available for viewing following the webinar event date under Posted Webinars below.

To view all previously recorded ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&As, go to Town Hall Webinar Archives.

To view all previously recorded ASMP COVID-19 Strictly Business Webinars, go to ASMP COVID-19 Webinar Archives.

Upcoming Webinars

ASMP Webinars provide information and insight on the latest business development, legal, and technical topics by industry experts relevant to the current trends impacting visual creators.

See Schedule of All Upcoming National and Chapter Webinars

Posted Webinars

ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – May 27, 2020 Linda Levy of Workbook conducts a semi-live portfolio review for two ASMP members, Amy Scott and Jason Pietroski. Linda presents her process and shows you in real-time how she makes decisions on images and sequences them. Linda believes there’s a big difference in a “good portfolio” and a “spectacular portfolio.” A spectacular portfolio keeps a photographer’s work at the forefront of…

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Keeping Focus and Moving Toward a Post-COVID19 World with Don Giannatti – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Keeping Focus and Moving Toward a Post-COVID19 World with Don Giannatti – May 20, 2020 ASMP welcomes acclaimed creative director and visual & content strategist Don Giannatti to our Wednesday Webinar series. Don discusses the three most important aspects of going forward post Covid19 as well as how to keep your focus on what really matters and stop obsessing about the stuff you cannot control. Simple changes in our focus…

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Safety While Shooting – A Guide for Photographers – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Safety While Shooting – A Guide for Photographers – May 13, 2020 As photographers of all kinds slowly come back to work, the question remains: how do I safely and legally protect myself and others either in your studio or on location? This webinar presented by ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and with up to date information, draws upon data from health authorities, safety compliance officers, insurance companies, and others…

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: Helping Artists Reshape Creative Vision with J. Sybylla Smith – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: Helping Artists Reshape Creative Vision with J. Sybylla Smith – May 6, 2020 ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and curator, educator, and consultant J. Sybylla Smith meet for a discussion about developing inspired ideas into impactful images, expanding your visual vocabulary, and learning about specific steps to empower the creative process. A Q&A session for attendees follows the presentation. Meet Guest Speaker J. Sybylla Smith J. Sybylla Smith is an independent…

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Legal Clinics

Legal Clinic #4: Photographers, Assistants, Employees and Contractors (February 2020)

ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey discusses California law AB5, and helps photographers who are employers determine what laws they need to be aware of, and what traps they need to avoid.

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Legal Clinic #3: Rights of Privacy and Publicity for Photographers (January 2020)

Every professional photographer knows about copyright, but many are not well versed in how the rights of privacy and publicity can have an effect on what you are paid, and when your client or subject can exert control over the images you create. Intertwined with these rights are model releases, and we will discuss how to draft a protective release and how recent advances in technology have changed the landscape for releases of all types.

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Legal Clinic #2: How to Write a License Agreement That is Effective (December 2019)

So often, photographers have been using the same licensing agreements that were handed down to them years past. Unfortunately, many of these agreements are not going to count when it matters. In this session, we will review what needs to be in your license agreements to be effective, what cannot be in there, and how to write a license that will stand up to scrutiny by your client and the courts. This session will also include how best to get your client on board with your agreements, and when licensing might not be the best option.

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Legal Clinic #1: What Photographers Need to Know About Copyright (November 2019)

In the last year, the Copyright Office and the courts have altered multiple requirements and standards that directly affect photographers. In this session, you will receive up to date info on copyright basics, registration tips, how to use the new spreadsheet and group applications required by the Copyright Office, and much more. This nuts-and-bolts webinar will get you up to speed on what, where, when, and how to register your copyrights, and why that is so vital.

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Webinar Video Archives

ASMP Member Only Webinar Archives includes webinar video private URLs for previously recorded webinars held in 2019 and earlier.

Members must log in to access to ASMP Webinar Archives page as content available only to ASMP members.

See a list of webinars below that are currently in the ASMP Member Only Webinar Archives.