I just got back from the ASMP Roundtable meeting. It was VERY beneficial. It was free. It was filled with industry experts. If you didn’t go, you are a complete and total fool. Unless, of course, you are just trying to be a casual/amateur photographer… But then, why are you reading my blog?!? Pretty much all my blogs relate to professional photography and improving/growing your business.
Photojournalist? maybe not…
Isn’t it just a great time to be a photojournalist? Look here:
A classic scam…
Internet scams aren’t new. Chances are that you get them in your email all the time. This version of the classic email scam isn’t new to me, but it might be to you:
My name is Mr. Mike Mcgeeb .I am planning to have my wedding ceremony on April 9, 2009 at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Marshfield Missouri, 515 East Washington Street, Marshfield MO 65706 . I am looking for a good photographer who will come and do the snap shots on the D-day.
2)12″ x 10″ (305 x 204mm) approx. including post and packaging
3) I want just one Panoramic images size 18″ x 6.5″ (457mm x165mm) 30 10×8 prints in album. coloured Snapped in the church and at the reception. I want is for me and my wife, Our parents, the officiating ministers and our guests.
More Thoughts on Billboard’s Second Photo Contest
I looked at some of the recent entries again. You can see them here:
Music Photo Contest, Part Two…
So, Billboard has teamed up with PDN again. They are doing another photo contest. I guess the first one was enough of a success?!? You can find more info about it here:
If you build it, they will come?!?
I found this thread on a local photo forum, and thought it was a great example of what NOT to do:
Did I mention that you can find an even BETTER blog about DFW photography here:
You NEED to go…
If you are or plan to be a professional photographer in the D/FW area, you NEED to go to this event on Saturday:
ASMP Dallas February Meeting – Roundtable Forum on Professional Business Practices
ASMP Dallas will present a Roundtable Forum on Professional Business Practices covering the following topics:
Cost of Doing Business
The Business Model
Insurance, Why You Need It
Pricing, Bidding and Negotiating
Licensing, Usage and Contracts
Self-Promotion – What’s Hot and What’s Not
The Impending Orphan Works Legislation
Why It Will Drastically Change the Business of Photography
Spook Bolt, owner Bolt Productions, http://www.boltproductions.com
Stewart Charles Cohen, owner Cohen Pictures, http://www.stewartcohen.com
Stephen Karlisch, owner Karlisch Photography, http://www.karlischphotography.com
Todd Joyce, ASMP National President, http://www.joycephotography.com
Al Satterwhite, owner Al Satterwhite Photography, http://www.alsatterwhite.com
When: Saturday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bolt Productions, 2410 Farrington Street, Dallas, 75207, (214)688-5208
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melody Hamilton, Programs Director, at (214) 236-4806.
Want more Information on ASMP Dallas? Go here: www.asmpdallas.org/contact.htm
As a professional photographer, you NEED to get your name out there. Marketing yourself is confusing, tricky, and just plain hard. Modern Postcard, a company that caters to photographers, offers several choices when it comes to promo cards, mailers, and tri-folds.
I’m happy with the way my Quick cover photo of Green River Ordinance turned out. Really, I’m happy with almost all of my Quick covers to date. I shoot for several publications nationwide and several corporate clients. But, it seems like I’m always happiest with my Quick shoots. They jsut know how to treat a photo with respect…