Bring ASMP’s experts into your classroom (or auditorium) for a live, interactive webinar. Our AdobeConnect webinar platform supports live webcam, powerpoint, whiteboards and screen-sharing. Students can raise their hands and ask questions via Q&A or chat pods.
Choose from the programs listed below or contact us with your specific needs and we’ll do our best accommodate them. Note: unless otherwise noted, speakers will be selected from our pool of qualified experts at our discretion.
Breaking Into the Biz
Sure, you want to be a professional photographer, and you’ve got talent, drive and ambition — but where do you start? Join veteran photographer Judy Herrmann for an informative and entertaining program that provides a wealth of resources and real world tactics that will help you hit the ground running. To schedule, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
So You Want to be an Assistant?
Countless professional photographers have launched their careers by working as freelance or staff assistants. Having hired hundreds of assistants for over 25 years, Steve Niedorf knows what works and what doesn’t. Topics include what assistants need to know, marketing, working on set, and making the transition from assistant to photographer. To schedule, contact email@example.com.
The Business of Video
Motion imagery has a multitude of highly unique business aspects. If not handled properly in the beginning of the project, it can cost you both financially and creatively. Gail Mooney has been shooting motion and stills for over ten years and passionately shares how to navigate the waters on the business side of estimating and producing a motion project. To schedule, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every image creator needs a thorough understanding of copyright. Learn how the ownership of the copyrighted work affects you and your clients. To schedule, contact email@example.com.
Registering Your Copyrights
Registering your copyrights protects your business and your clients. Learn how to use the Copyright Office's electronic registration system (eCO) to register still, motion, CGI, multimedia and other image-rich projects. To schedule, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Best Practices
Keeping up with rapidly changing technologies poses a serious challenge for students, faculty and working professionals. ASMP's dpBestflow.org website — an ASMP initiative funded by the Library of Congress — can help. Learn how to take advantage of this encyclopedic guide to digital still and motion photography best practices and workflows. To schedule, contact email@example.com.
Pricing and Licensing Basics
A solid understanding of copyright, licensing and pricing is the cornerstone of any successful photography business. Learn the key factors to consider when pricing and licensing your creative work in all sectors of the industry — still and motion, commercial and retail (wedding/portrait). To schedule, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Releases, Trademarks and Privacy Rights
When do you need a release? What is the difference between editorial and commercial work when it comes to releases, trademarks and privacy rights? Can all released work be licensed for any use? Learn how to get the permissions you need to license your creative work. To schedule, contact email@example.com.
Copyright Guide from ASMP & PhotoShelter
The Photographer’s Guide to Copyright is a go-to resource that will help you navigate copyright law and learn the necessary steps to keep your work safe. With articles and in-depth interviews by experts from ASMP, it addresses key areas including major trends in copyright today, how to incorporate copyright registration into a daily workflow, the risks to weigh before joining social networks, demystifying what counts as “fair use,” plus copyright for still images and motion. Download this free Guide.