Grow Your Business

by | Jun 16, 2014 | Strictly Business Blog

Programs that will help you prepare for the future, refine your vision, build a better business, while gaining important new skills.


Photography & Technology – Preparing for Change
featuring Taylor Davidson & Paul Melcher
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 pm eastern

From capture and post-production to distribution and usage, digital technologies have disrupted every aspect of the photography industry. Host Richard Kelly brings two deeply embedded industry observers together to explore what’s coming next. As Director of kbs+ Ventures, the venture investment arm of mega-ad agency kbs+, Taylor Davidson keeps a close eye on innovations in marketing and advertising. Paul Melcher has held top leadership roles in market changing photo tech companies. Join us for a conversation that will help you understand where our industry is going.




Your Cohesive Vision
with Tom Kennedy, Kennedy Multimedia
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern

Professional photographers live and die by their portfolios – that small collection of hand-picked images that convince the buyer to reach out…or move on.  A clearly articulated, cohesive vision gives clients confidence in your ability to do the job. As the former Director of Photography for National Geographic and Managing Editor for Multimedia at the Washington Post, Tom Kennedy understands visual storytelling like no one else. Our conversation will help you understand the needs of photo editors and how to develop a powerful and visually consistent body of work.

Note: The examples & insights shared will come from Tom’s experience in the editorial & photojournalism sectors, but a majority of the key principles discussed apply to virtually all markets.


What You Need to Know
Thursday, June 26, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 pm eastern

Are you struggling to master the business side of the photo business? Whether you’re just entering the field or have a little experience under your belt, this new ASMP sponsored e-learning series, Focus on Your Business, can help! With courses on everything from setting up your business to marketing, paperwork to pricing, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how to launch and grow your photography career.  The series kicks off with What You Need to Know, a FREE introductory class that provides a comprehensive overview of the steps you need to follow to build a successful photography business today.



Directing Motion
with Vincent Laforet
On Tour through July 10, 2014

One of the most important skills that modern directors and DPs must master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging way. This workshop will teach all levels of filmmakers the precise cinematic language of motion and how to move, not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera. You will step away from this experience with a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and be able to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute your vision. By understanding these principles thoroughly, you will add impact to your projects, from commercials through to webisodes, features, shorts, events or documentaries.