Summary

ASMP New England and Connecticut have brought together presenters Lindsay Adler, Stacy Swiderski, Thomas Maddrey, Rosh Sillars, Karim Ben Khelifa, and Art Streiber to inspire and prepare you for the 2020’s and beyond.   On its 75th anniversary, ASMP affirms the photo industry is changing but also alive and well.  Regardless of what you’ve heard, with proper drive and know how, one can still make a wonderful career with a camera.

Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2020

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Time
Friday, April 3rd, 8-9AM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

 

High Impact, Low Fuss Lighting w/ Lindsay Adler
Friday, April 3rd, 9-10:30AM
Capital Ballroom

Ready to capture gorgeously-lit images without expensive gear or complicated lighting setups?  Join portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler for an exploration of high impact, low-fuss lighting.

In this course, you’ll learn how to achieve a wide variety of visual styles using basic bare bulb, a beauty dish, and a soft box.  You’ll explore dozens of possibilities for setups that require three or fewer lights.  This one-of-a-kind learning experience will give you the tools you need to create dynamic, beautifully lit images — without investing in crazy modifiers or breaking the bank buying multiple strobes.

 

Break & Sponsor Time
Friday, April 3rd, 10:30-11AM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Brand Narrative w/ Stacy Swiderski
Friday, April 3rd, 11AM-12:15PM
Capital Ballroom

Brand Narrative: What is it and how can you use it to maximize your portfolio?

If you haven’t already noticed, the days of the hero image are over. Thanks to the ongoing evolution of social media in our daily lives, the advertising industry has changed significantly over the past few years and content has become king. As creatives who are experiencing these changes first hand, how can we adjust to accommodate them and propel our brands to thrive?

Building Your Legal Toolbox (or How I Learned to Love Contracts) w/ Thomas Maddrey
Friday, April 3rd, 11AM-12:15PM
Ocean State Suite B

Every photographer knows how to get their desired images by adjusting their aperture or dialing in exposure compensation, but few realize it is exactly the same on the legal and business front. Your agreements and contracts are the foundation of taking the passion and skill you have for photography and translating that into a successful career.

“Contract” is not a dirty word. Nor are contracts something to fear. On the contrary, contracts are simply agreements to do something in exchange for something else. Every time you agree to take a job, or license your work, or rent gear, you have entered into a contract—even if it’s not in writing. This presentation discusses how you can protect your rights and save yourself heartache by understanding and taking advantage of a few simple rules regarding the many agreements that you make all the time as photographers.
 

Buffet Lunch & Sponsor Time
Friday, April 3rd, 12:15-1:30PM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Pricing for Photographers w/ Rosh Sillars
Friday, April 3rd, 1:30-3PM
Capital Ballroom

Rosh Sillars shares insight about how to price photography in 2020.  With so many photographers competing for work today, Rosh now declares the end of photography competition and why it’s important to understand this concept for the good of your photography business.

In his presentation Rosh shows you the 5 key elements to price your photography. He offers examples of how to over come objections and options to present your pricing strategy. Rosh shows examples of over 20 methods to price photography and how to approach special situations such as charity work, speculation, friends and family.

With insightful tips and tricks for better photography pricing, you will never wonder how much to charge for your photography.
 

Break & Sponsor Time
Friday, April 3rd, 3-3:30PM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Staying Relevant: The Future of Marketing, Pricing, Legal, & Technology for Photographers Panel Discussion
Friday, April 3rd, 3:30-5PM
Capital Ballroom

It’s all changing.  That’s always been the case; but undeniably, the changes in the photo industry are coming faster and bigger with each passing year.  Yet there is still a career to be made with a camera.  To do so, photographers in the 2020’s must be open to new and creative ways to price and market their work, be aware of new legal issues of the 21st century and digital media, and maybe even consider working in different mediums.  Jenna Teeson will moderate as presenters Stacy Swiderski, Rosh Sillars, Tom Maddrey, and Karim Ben Khelifa will come together to talk about the many possibilities and pitfalls awaiting us all in the coming decade and beyond.

Happy Hour Reception
Friday, April 3rd, 5-6PM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

ASMP will take care of one drink and snacks.  Mingle with fellow attendees and sponsors.

Portfolio Review
Friday, April 3rd, 6:30-9:30PM
Ocean State Suite A, C, and Adjoining Hallway

Come show your work to industry experts.  Reviewers and sign ups TBD.

One-on-One Legal Clinic w/ Thomas Maddrey
Friday, April 3rd, 6:30-9:30PM
Mayor’s Suite

Sign up here for your 15 minute session with ASMP’s legal counsel, Thomas Maddrey.  Whether you have a question spurred by his presentation earlier in the day, or are interested in learning more about other topics he didn’t discuss (such as copyright registration, infringement issues, or other matters), this three-hour block will allow you to meet with Thomas for 15 minutes to discuss your specific matters. Because of the limited time, and limited space, pre-registration is required.
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2020

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Time
Saturday, April 4th, 8-9AM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

The Enemy: A Photojournalist Uses Virtual Reality to Tell a Story Impossible with Photography w/ Karim Ben Khelifa
Saturday, April 4th, 9-10:15AM
Capital Ballroom

As a photojournalist, Karim Ben Khelifa covered Middle Eastern conflicts.  Despite being a very talented storyteller with a camera, Karim saw immense potential in virtual reality.  VR introduces new factors into storytelling such as different viewers experiencing different story orders and a greater possible intimacy between subject and viewer.  He jumped in creating the VR project The Enemy.  Karim discovered he could tell stories with virtual reality which he couldn’t with photography.  Now, he is convinced the first step to any project is considering who your audience is and then choosing the medium you’ll work in accordingly.

Karim will discuss his path from photojournalist to fellow at MIT’s Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab.  He will also share his current augmented reality project, One Gram, which tells the story of your smartphone through your smartphone while linking the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and your electronics.  One Gram is due for release in late 2020.
 

Break & Sponsor Time
Saturday, April 4th, 10:15-10:45AM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Handling the Shoot w/ Art Streiber
Saturday, April 4th,  10:45AM-12PM
Capital Ballroom

In this session, Art Streiber discusses Pre-production, production, and post-production. He offers this unique three part, one-day crash-course on the Business of Photography; the professional systems and organization that it takes to produce effective shoots, market yourself on a variety of platforms and run an effective freelance photography business.  Art Streiber is one of the most widely published photographers working today and while the workshop is premised on workflows for editorial photography, the lessons learned are applicable to any genre you’re working in.

Editorial budgets are getting smaller and contracts are getting more restrictive but magazines are still a fantastic showcase for your best work!  This one-day, all-day seminar with editorial, entertainment and commercial photographer Art Streiber is organized around three essential concepts that will arm you with an up-to-date understanding of the current market and the knowledge to successfully navigate your career.
 

Buffet Lunch & Sponsor Time
Saturday, April 4th, 12-1:15PM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Managing Your Business w/ Art Streiber
Saturday, April 4th, 1:15-2:30PM
Capital Ballroom

In this session, Art Streiber discusses putting systems in place, handling your finances, and taking advantage of downtime. He offers this unique three part, one-day crash-course on the Business of Photography; the professional systems and organization that it takes to produce effective shoots, market yourself on a variety of platforms and run an effective freelance photography business.  Art Streiber is one of the most widely published photographers working today and while the workshop is premised on workflows for editorial photography, the lessons learned are applicable to any genre you’re working in.

Editorial budgets are getting smaller and contracts are getting more restrictive but magazines are still a fantastic showcase for your best work!  This one-day, all-day seminar with editorial, entertainment and commercial photographer Art Streiber is organized around three essential concepts that will arm you with an up-to-date understanding of the current market and the knowledge to successfully navigate your career.
 

Break & Sponsor Time
Saturday, April 4th, 2:30-2:45PM
Balcony Outside Capital Ballroom

Making the Most of Marketing w/ Art Streiber
Saturday, April 4th, 2:45-4PM
Capital Ballroom

In this session, Art Streiber discusses making the most of your marketing and how to prioritize the web, Instagram, and your portfolio and promotional pieces. He offers this unique three part, one-day crash-course on the Business of Photography; the professional systems and organization that it takes to produce effective shoots, market yourself on a variety of platforms and run an effective freelance photography business.  Art Streiber is one of the most widely published photographers working today and while the workshop is premised on workflows for editorial photography, the lessons learned are applicable to any genre you’re working in.


Editorial budgets are getting smaller and contracts are getting more restrictive but magazines are still a fantastic showcase for your best work!  This one-day, all-day seminar with editorial, entertainment and commercial photographer Art Streiber is organized around three essential concepts that will arm you with an up-to-date understanding of the current market and the knowledge to successfully navigate your career.

At-a-glance

When: April 3-4, 2020

Where: Graduate, 11 Dorrance St., Providence, RI

Number of sessions: 11

Cost: From $100 (one day student member) to $345 (two day non-member)

Deadline to register: 4/1/20

Register

Speakers

Art Streiber

Since 1994 Art Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography.

Editorial clients include Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone and Town & Country.

Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios.

Art’s images have been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; American Photography in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; the APA National Photo Competition in 2006; the American Photo magazine Images of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and the Communication Arts Photography Annual in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Art’s website has been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2007 and 2009.

In 2005 Art was named to American Photo magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Center’s “Star of Design” Award for Photography.

Jenna Teeson

With more than a decade of artist management, previous experience as a photo editor for National Geographic and a degree in photography, Jenna has a deep knowledge of what a successful photographer/client relationship looks like.

Jenna connects award-winning artists with global, editorial and commercial accounts utilizing lifestyle, food/drink, product, portrait and travel photography, in still and in motion.  Based out of Studio East, in Boston, their clients include Anheuser-Busch, Bose, Boston Scientific, CVS, iRobot, Keurig, Liberty Mutual, PING, Rockport, Sam Adams, Tide, Twisted Tea, among others.

Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa is a tunisian award winning photojournalist who has freelanced regularly for Time, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, The New York Times Magazine and dozens of others. He is the director of the breakthrough VR and AR journalism project “The Enemy” which premiered in Paris in 2017 and was shown at the TRIBECA Film Festival.

Karim is widely known for his coverage of the Middle East conflicts and troubles, especially the Iraq and Afghan wars, where he covered the insurgent sides. He has worked in more than 80 countries and territories and has exhibited on four continents. He has lived in Brussels, Tunis, Paris, Sana’a, New York City, Les Cevennes, and Boston.

Karim is a board member of the American Documentary Innovation at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in New York City as well as an advisory board member of the Center for Advanced Virtuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 2012, Ben Khelifa was the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism where he gave talks and lectures in different schools of Harvard University. In 2013/2014 he was a fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. In the academic years of 2015-2017, he was a visiting Artist at the Center for Art, Science and Technology as well as a fellow at the Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab, both at MIT in Cambridge.

He is the creator of the award winning Virtual Reality installation The Enemy which has premiered at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris then presented in Tel Aviv, in Boston at the MIT Museum in 2017, in Montreal and Geneva in 2018. He is currently producing an Augmented Reality project, One Gram, telling the story of your smartphone through your smartphone and linking the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and your electronics. The project is due for release late 2020.

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Numero, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. Lindsay enjoys teaching on the industry’s largest platforms and most prestigious events. She has worked with some of the top brands in the photographic and related industries such as Canon and Adobe.  Her client list consists of NBC, Grey, Edelman, Saatchi & Saatchi and more.

A clean, bold, and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks.

Lindsay’s energy and enthusiastic teaching style showcase her excitement to share her passion and knowledge with others, whether it is world-wide through prestigious platforms such as CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and the industry’s largest conferences, or through her video tutorials or her five books.

She is located in Manhattan shooting fashion full time. She is honored to have been named a Canon Explorer of Light as well as a Profoto Legend of Light.

© Vicky Papas Vergara

Rosh Sillars

Rosh Sillars is a veteran commercial photographer with a photojournalism background. Currently, he specializes in corporate people, food and interior photography. He earned his BFA in photography at the College of Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit. He’s a retired university photography instructor. His company Rosh Media serves traditional media, digital media, advertising agencies and corporate clients. Rosh supports the photography community with his blog, podcast and YouTube channel. He is most known for his content about social media, Google marketing and pricing for photographers.

Stacy Swiderski

Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and Photographer’s Agent with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. She’s worked with hundreds of photographers from all parts of the globe during her time in the industry – helping them with projects like photo editing, brand strategy, web and print edits, marketing campaigns and creative coaching. When she’s not participating in panels or reviews, you can find her marketing her roster of photographers at Philly Reps, coaching emerging photographers at her own brand, or teaching Advertising Portfolio Development at Drexel University. She holds an MPS in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Parsons School of Design.

Thomas Maddrey

Thomas Maddrey is the founding partner and lead attorney for Maddrey PLLC, a boutique firm dedicated to photographers, art law and creative business law. Additionally, for close to four years Thomas has served as General Counsel for ASMP which means he leads all judicial activities, and works with members when they have legal questions. If you reach out to legal@asmp.org, you will get to his team.

Prior to attending law school at the SMU Dedman School of Law, Thomas was a fine art and commercial photographer, entrepreneur, and gallery owner. His photography training was at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he obtained his first bachelor’s degree. Next, Thomas came back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, and obtained a business degree from The University of Texas at Dallas.

During his photography career, Thomas founded the Eclipse Photography Institute, one of the first online training platforms for photographers. At its peak, Eclipse had dvd’s and training programs in over 800 locations around the world. Realizing that his entrepreneurial endeavors and artistic background give him a unique perspective on the laws and cases facing those groups, Thomas enrolled at SMU where he obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

Going into its fifth year, Maddrey PLLC has quickly become one of the premier art law firms in the country, with an internationally recognized expertise and emphasis in copyright and the visual arts. In the last three years, Thomas has been Counsel of Record for three briefs in front of the United States Supreme Court (and contributed to many others), as well as consulted in copyright cases throughout the nation. You can reach him directly at tbm@maddreypllc.com or maddrey@asmp.org.

Venue & Directions


Looking to the Future will be held at the Graduate Providence.  A special block room rate is $159 plus taxes and is available for the nights of 4/2-4/4.  Call 401-421-0700, ask for reservations, and request the rate for ASMP or use this BOOKING LINK and group reservation code 2004PHOTOS to reserve your suite (4PM check in and 11AM check out).  Each suite comes with two king beds and a sofa (not a fold out) and could handle two to even five guests if you’re looking to save some money.  The block cutoff date is 3/9/20.

If you use the link and can’t get the block rate across all the nights desired between 4/2 and 4/4, call 401-421-0700, ask for reservations, and request the rate for ASMP.  If available, the block rate will be applied to all the dates you are seeking between 4/2 and 4/4.  There is a set number of rooms reserved in the block, and they are available on a first come first serve basis, so please book early.  If the block fills up, you can always reserve rooms at standard rates.

Graduate is  a half mile from Providence Station if you’re taking the Amtrak or Providence/Stoughton commuter rail line.  If you drive, the Biltmore Garage is next to the hotel.  Valet only with in/out privileges is $32 to park overnight and $18 for non-registered guests to park during the day.  Self parking is also an option although you will pay each time you leave the garage.

Graduate

11 Dorrance St

Providence, RI 02903

Contacts

Attendee Questions
Allegra Anderson, ASMP CT President
allegra@allegraanderson.com

Sponsor Inquiries
Adam Coppola, ASMP CT Vice President
adam@coppolaphotography.com 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!