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Expert Advice: Photographer Scams

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Varun Raghupathi at Wonderful Machine] Online scams are nothing new. These days, as schemes get more and more elaborate, it seems that anyone can fall victim, and photographers are no exception. In recent weeks, several of our members received emails containing what looked like an interesting assignment. The sender, purportedly an editor named “Jack Moss” from anothermag.com, found the photographers on Wonderful Machine and asked them to produce a fashion shoot. But some details did not quite add up…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Real Families for a Technology Client

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor. [By Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine]  The latest in a series of blog posts about the negotiations, proposals, and invoices, along with the results that Wonderful Machine posts periodically on aPhotoEditor, which includes the docs themselves. “Creative/Licensing Fees: The photographer came to me having never done a commercial assignment with an ad agency or a client of this size before. His previous work focused on family portraits and reportage, and that was exactly…

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Pricing & Negotiating: A Large Production Cancelled by Covid-19

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine via APhotoEditor. [By Craig Oppenheimer]  “The photographer was awarded the project…but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This led to a lengthy process of uncertainty regarding how to tackle the project. Since the dates for each part of the project were spread out, they had discussed canceling some dates but just postponing others, and each day brought a new update on how it might shake out. Surprisingly, given the size of the…

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Expert Advice: Terms and Conditions

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From Wonderful Machine via PetaPixel. [By Craig Oppenheimer] Terms and Conditions, that tiny print on the backs of many contracts, may seem intimidating and far too technical for a non-lawyer to understand.  Not so.  Anyone who engages in a contractual agreement – such as photographers – can use that knowledge to their advantage.  And to protect themselves. “When creating a cost estimate for a photo shoot, the terms and conditions you include are just as…

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Mo Daoud’s Images of Lil’ Kim Exhibited at the ICP in New York

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine. [By Varun Raghupathi] “If you got a call from Puff Daddy’s manager asking you to come to the Bahamas to photograph Puff and his team recording an album, would you believe the caller? In 1998, New York-based photographer Mo Daoud, then an up-and-coming photographer who had worked with famed hip hop magazine The Source, almost didn’t.” “‘The beauty of the contact sheet is that it shows the process of the photographer…

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Pricing Panel - CiVid Impact - ASMP Members Only

Webinar: Pricing Panel

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Thursday, June 18, 3pm ET This event is exclusively for members of ASMP as part of the June Member Appreciation Month activities. There is both art and strategy to producing estimates for photographic productions. We've convened a panel of industry experts representing the different perspectives who are stakeholders in the process - an art buyer, a producer, a photo representative, and a photographer - looking to carry this conversation forward with a candid and innovative...
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ASMP Annual Member Meeting – New York

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Join ASMP National Board Chair Marianne Lee, ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy,  National and Chapter Board Directors, and members from across the country at this year’s annual meeting in New York to discuss industry-related topics that are relevant to your professional development and growth of your business. When: Friday, October 25th from 9:00amET to 11:30amET Where: B&H Superstore, 420 9th Avenue, New York, NY  10001 This year’s member meeting will include Society address and 75th...
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Pricing & Negotiating: Headshots, Stills and Video

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine] Concept: Corporate headshots of 50 employees Licensing: Unlimited use of all content captured in perpetuity Photographer: Portraiture specialist Agency: Large, based in the Northeast Client: Pharmaceutical company Here is the estimate: Creative/Licensing Fees: At first, the project seemed rather straightforward. The request was to capture about 50 employee headshots against a solid background on one shoot day. While 50 people would be a lot to cram into one day, the client was in charge…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Still Life Images for a Home Goods Brand

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Julia Hanley, Wonderful Machine] Concept: Still life images of a consumer product Location: A studio in a major market Licensing: Out-of-Home, Print Advertising, and Web Advertising use of up to five hero images and ten insert images in perpetuity Photographer: Still life specialist Client: A large US-based home goods brand Here is the estimate: Read more

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Pricing & Negotiating: Vehicle Owner Portraits for Automotive Brand

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Craig Oppenheimer from Wonderful Machine] Concept: Portraits of multiple vehicle owners, as well as images of the vehicles by themselves, each in unique locations. Licensing: Unlimited use of all images captured in perpetuity. Photographer: Portrait and lifestyle specialist Agency: Medium in size, based in the Northeast Client: Large automotive brand Here are the estimates: Read More

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