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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 Webinar Videos below.

If you are looking for a chapter-produced webinar video, they may or may not be posted on this page. Please contact the chapter directly to inquire about viewing past chapter webinar videos. Chapter contact details can be found at

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.

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Posted Webinar Videos

ASMP’s Wednesday Webinar: “Bob Krist on Creative & Professional Evolution” – Video

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Bob Krist and Tom Kennedy worked at the National Geographic together in the 1980s and '90s — Bob as a contributing editor/photographer at National Geographic Traveler magazine and Tom as Director of Photography. Watch the fascinating discussion about still photographers moving to motion, diversifying one’s skill set to include writing, teaching, etc. as a business strategy and the personal value of late-career philanthropic work.     Meet Our Guest Speaker Bob Krist Bob Krist is...
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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: “Jenna Close on Strategic Pivots” – Video

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Former ASMP National Board Chair Jenna Close talked with Executive Director Tom Kennedy about the multiple ways she has advanced her career over the last decade, including a recent reinvention and expansion of her entire brand. She discussed the challenges and risks involved with making these changes and keeping current in a constantly changing industry, as well as the successes and failures she has experienced among the way.   Meet Our Guest Speaker Jenna Close…

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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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Legal Clinics (Free and For Purchase)

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 (Member Only)

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.