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Seats are filling up for the free upcoming ASMP symposium, Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists. The symposium will be held September 27th at The TimesCenter in New York and streamed live for those who cannot attend. The first 100 to arrive will receive a copy of ASMP's new book The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography. Don't miss this event... REGISTER HERE to ensure a seat!

ASMP Model/Property Release App Launches

A "must have" for professional photographers working in all genres of the business - this free app allows you to take a photograph of the subject, customize the release for the specific licensed use of the images, sign the release and email a PDF version as necessary to photographer, agent, model and client. In addition to the customizable forms, the app includes the stock photography industry standard releases produced by Getty Images, Inc. According to ASMP Board Member Richard Kelly, "The new ASMP app for iOS (iPhone & iPad) puts a portfolio of releases for photography and motion projects in your pocket, whether you're on assignment, shooting stock or doing a personal portfolio project." To get your free app, go here. As you use the app, ASMP would welcome any suggestions you may have and you can let us know by going here.


Tune in for a special episode of chasejarvisLIVE

ASMP has played a major role in producing this exciting web event entitled The Future of Your Creative Rights: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Trends for Photographers in the New Media and How To Make it All Work For You.
Who:  Chase Jarvis, Larry Lessig, Richard Kelly and other special guests
What:  a LIVE, interactive discussion about the future of creative rights
Where:  visit
When:  August 29th at 2 pm Eastern  (11am in Seattle and 19:00 in London)
Join award winning photographer/director, Chase Jarvis, the brilliant Larry Lessig - founder of the immensely popular Creative Commons, thought leader and  former ASMP President Richard Kelly and several others for a special episode of chasejarvisLIVE -- a LIVE interactive panel -- as they discuss the future of YOUR rights in the new media era. Tune in, ask questions, share fears, and get the scoop!


2012 Professional Photographer Survey

InfoTrends is conducting a survey with professional photographers to better understand their use of technology, future requirements, and new business services. The results will be used to determine the impact of digital photography on your business and manufacturers will use the results to design better products and solutions that fulfill your needs. To thank you for your help with this important study, a $25 gift certificate will be sent to 100 randomly chosen respondents, and all respondents will be entered into a drawing for $500. Take the survey now .

  • Google Inc. has offered concessions to European Union regulators in an effort to end an antitrust investigation that the operator of the world’s largest search engine discriminates against rivals. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sent EU antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia, a letter responding to the probe, the EU said in a statement. The settlement offer addresses the “four areas the European Commission described” as potential concerns. ICOMP (Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace), of which ASMP is a new member, issued a statement saying it " welcomes Google’s admission of guilt that their market dominance and business practices have harmed numerous companies across the Internet, distorting competition, harming innovation and restricting the choice of consumers."

UK stock photography company Alamy has recently published a white paper entitled, ‘Image Licensing: Time for a Change?’ This is a subject that has been in the forefront of ASMP's educational efforts through Strictly Business 3, chapter seminars, online tutorials, and the upcoming release of our new book, The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography . Key findings of the Alamy report are: complicated pricing structures are no longer tolerated by picture buyers, conventional licensing models are complicated and outmoded, online image sharing is endemic and there is an increasing disregard for the commercial value of an image, and technology has failed to solve the problem of unauthorized image use. To read more click here.


Jamey Stillings' ongoing project on construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was featured in The New York Times Magazine, Sunday, June 17th. View the article here

Margaretta K. Mitchell, author and photographer, has created a visual documentary, Fire Ruin Renewal about the 1991 firestorm disaster, aftermath and recovery, as a 20th anniversary commemoration. To learn more, go here.

Tom Kieren hosted his third annual forum on Architectural & Interiors Photography at the Hafele America Showroom in NYC on June 11th. The event highlighted varying and diverse artistic experiences and preferences for quality photography of homes and buildings for an audience of architects, designers, builders, PR firms and the media.

Mark Maio's work, Against the Grain: Buffalo's Irish Grain Scoopers, will be displayed at the Harbor Works Gallery in Harpswell, ME through September 3rd. For more info, go to

Margaret McCarthy's Summer Solstice issue of A VISION AND A VERSE has been sent out. You can view the latest issue here and sign up for a free subscription to see future issues.


WPPI University Offers Discount

ASMP is a General Sponsor of WPPI University, 2-day summer workshops for emerging photographers who envision a successful future in photography. Participants can sharpen technical skills, learn how to run a profitable business, and break out from the pack using top marketing tips from industry leaders. And members can get a $24 discount on the registration price in the 3 cities coming up:  Atlanta, Georgia - July 24/ 25; Las Vegas, Nevada - August 13/ 14; and Portland, Oregon - September 5/6. Go here to get the discount. Learn more about the program.

Discounted Tix for Luminance

PhotoShelter's Luminance: The Intersection of Business, Technology, Culture & Photography will be held September 11-13, 2012 in New York City. Luminance was created to bring together two dozen of the major voices across industries that help define how photography is being created and consumed. ASMP will receive 50 discounted tickets. Learn more - and sign up now to be one of the first 50 and get the discount.


Carr Cialdella Workshops/Consultations Announced

Upcoming workshops from Susan Carr and Gary Cialdella are: The Art and Business of Photography at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, August 26th - September 1st, and The Enhanced Portfolio Review in the Center for Photography in Madison, Wisconsin on September 8th and 9th. Learn more here.

Alexia Proposals Being Accepted

The Alexia Foundation Women's Initiative Grant is open. The purpose is to document abuse of women or violence against women in the US. The Alexia Foundation's main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. Proposals for the $25,000 grant are currently being accepted from photojournalists anywhere in the world and must be submitted by August 15, 2012. For more information, please see the Alexia Foundation Website.

LumiQuest Discount

Through July, you can take an additional 10% off three new LumiQuest kits - the Strobist Kit, The Wedding/Event Kit and the Location/Portrait Kit. LumiQuest wants to take the guess work out of selecting modifiers - and the kits are unconditionally guaranteed. To get the discount, use the code "KITS" at checkout here.

Flower Photography Workshops Offered

Barbara Bordnick is offering two new weekend workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio. The dates are: July 28/29 and August 18/19. To learn more or to reserve, email

Visited Lately?

ASMP's resource sharing site is the place to find resources submitted, approved and reviewed by your peers. Looking to sharpen your digital workflow this summer? Check out CameraCake's most popular website submitted by Destry Jaimes: dpBestflow where you'll find updated still photography best practices and workflows plus all new comprehensive sections on working with video! Visit daily to find, like and submit your favorite resources. is photographers helping photographers.

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