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SEO for Photographers
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SEO for Photographers
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP New Jersey

Unique Photo
123 US Hwy 46 (West)
Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Social Hour: 5:30PM
Program: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member $5.00
Non-Member $25.00
At the door:
ASMP Member $10.00
Non-Member $30.00

Now that Google let the Panda out of the zoo, things have changed dramatically in the world of search engine optimization.

  • Did you know that most photo buyers now use the Internet to locate photographers?
  • Is your Web site compatible with search engines?
  • Are features of your sites content sabotaging its ability to be found by your target audience?
  • How can you help your customers find your services and you online?
Answers to these questions and more will be covered including how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) affects your search ranking, the importance of selecting the right keywords, titles, and descriptions for every element of content you post. Learn how to increase traffic to your website and manage your online reputation.

Blake Discher will help you learn how you can implement both on-page and off-page SEO techniques to boost your sites ranking in the leading search engines. He'll cover a wide range of topics including correct page title tags, how to create an effective and optimized META description tag, keyword research, and how to integrate search keyword phrases into your websites copy. You'll learn back-linking methodology through the efficient use of your blog, what search engines consider to be spam, and SEO terminology so that you can do most of the work yourself.

Attend and find out:
  • Why SEO is relevant and important for your business
  • How social networks have impacted search algorithms used by popular search engines including Google & Bing
  • Developing a solid strategy to get found online
  • Why incorrect link-exchanges can hurt you
  • How good SEO practices can be applied and help you grow your customer base on social networks
  • Come prepared for a fast-paced, information-packed seminar!

TESTIMONIALS

Blake is a dynamic speaker with an extensive knowledge of SEO. He manages to make a seemingly dry and sometimes difficult to understand topic interesting, informative and fun. As a result of applying the knowledge I learned in his seminars, my SEO ranking jumped from nonexistent on Google to #4 for my specific keywords in one week, overtaking my competitors.
Michelle Kawka, New York

Blake is one of the best speakers out there. He takes a potentially dry subject like SEO and turns it into an entertaining and informative program. I had just started my business when I took Blakes class. I didn't even know SEO existed. I left with a clear understanding of what I needed to do, and more importantly the information was broken down into manageable steps. Because of that class, my website has ranked #1 for my search terms through much of my career. The return has far exceeded the investment. I've taken Blakes class twice more since then, just for fun. Yes, it's that good.
Jenna Close, San Diego

I first took Blake's SEO class in 2008. I took vigorous notes and had my webmaster implement what I learned into my website re-design. After that not only did my website end up on page one, sometimes number one for most of my search terms, but I have been able to maintain that position for four years. This newfound visibility on the web propelled my business into the spotlight. It significantly changed my income level because it allowed me to create a recognizable brand and become an expert in my market. I also took Blake's SEO class in 2011 knowing that Google had changed a lot of its SEO algorithms. Again what I learned helped me achieve significant SEO results with search terms that I hadn't yet been able to do that with. I will continue to take this class as many times as I can because the knowledge I walk away with each time is invaluable.
Vanie Poyey, Los Angeles

 
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ASMP-NY's Big Brain
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ASMP-NY's Big Brain
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP New York

Rod Goodman's Studio
245 West 29th Street, Studio 1200
New York, NY 10001
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Social Hour: 6:30PM
Program: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member Free
At the door:
ASMP Member Free

Why Should I Join a Brain Trust?
One of the main reasons people join ASMP is for community and for support with the challenges of working as a professional photographer. ASMPNY's Brain Trust groups provide a structure for this type of connection and information. At the moment there are 11 Brain Trust groups meeting under the auspices of ASMPNY.

What Is a Brain Trust?
It's a peer group within ASMPNY for feedback, answers and support. Photographers meet on a regular basis to share information and help each other with their careers. The regular get-togethers provide an opportunity to learn and have questions answered, as well as help provide connections to a broader community of photographers.

What Is The Big Brain Meeting?
An overview of how ASMPNY's Brain Trust program works, an opportunity to bring a real-life issue to the group, and an opportunity to join a group. At this introductory meeting, as an example of what might come up in a typical Brain Trust group, we will explore a specific issue of concern. If you have a question you would like to ask relating to the art or business of photography please bring it along.

Issues to consider include:
Contracts, copyright, negotiating, pricing, marketing, working with assistants, finding affordable and reliable resources, and staying on track with goals. At the end of the evening anyone attending will have the opportunity to join a Brain Trust group.

Limited Seating - Register Today!

 
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Social Hour
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP Baltimore

Handlebar Cafe
511 S Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21222
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Program: 6:30PM to 10:00PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member Free
Student Member Free

Photo friends! Join us for our first Social Hour of 2018! Come hang out, talk shop, meet new friends and all that jazz! Can't wait to see you there.

 
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ASMP Member Show and Printing Workshop
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP New England

Bob Korn Imaging
46 Main Street
Orleans, MA 02653
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Social Hour: 10:30AM
Program: 11:00AM to 6:00AM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member $50.00
Partners $60.00
Student with valid ID $60.00
Non-Chapter Member $80.00
Chapter Leader Free

At the door:
ASMP Member $75.00
Partners $90.00
Student with valid ID $90.00
Non-Chapter Member $120.00
Chapter Leader Free

Please refer to the event page on https://www.asmp.org/ne/ for more information on the printing workshop, submission process for the member show, and the member show itself.

ASMP New England partners with longtime sponsor Bob Korn Imaging to bring you a printing workshop and an opportunity to have your work shown with other ASMP members in Bobs gallery. Remember, a photograph is not a photograph until its a print. Printing used to be left to the professionals at the lab, but now with digital, many try to print themselves finding that the options and technical requirements can be daunting.

  • How do you profile and calibrate your printer and your monitor?
  • What is the difference between pigment and dye based inks?
  • How to choose a paper or even a printer that compliments your photography?
  • What is the proper color space to shoot in and then what is the proper color space to print with?
  • What are the best practices when it comes to scanning film to be printed digitally?
  • What is a print workflow?
  • How do you price and present your prints for sale as fine art?

No wonder its tempting to just let your images stay on hard drives and behind screens. Bob Korn can guide you through these questions and others you have. He has run Bob Korn Imaging for nearly forty years and worked with Joel Meyerowitz, Gregory Heisler, and Richard Avedon among others. He will lead a printing workshop in the day. He will print a file from the first five registrants to demonstrate his printing methods while addressing audience questions. All along, he will stress the things he wished photographers did which would make their work stand out (and produce the best prints).

We will complete the workshop by looking at the show on the wall and discussing the finer points Bob considered of certain images while making the prints. You do not have to be an ASMP member to participate in the workshop, but you do have to be an ASMP member to submit work for consideration for the ASMP Member Show to be hung in Bobs gallery. Anyone may attend the show opening and there is no charge to do so.

Please refer to the event page on https://www.asmp.org/ne/ for more information on the printing workshop, submission process for the member show, and the member show itself.

 
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ASMPNY 2018 Student Portfolio Review
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ASMPNY 2018 Student Portfolio Review
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Presented by ASMP New York

FIT Dubinsky Student Center
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 11237
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Social Hour: 12:30PM
Program: 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member Free
Non-Member Free
Student with valid ID Free


ASMPNY's free Student Portfolio Review is is a great opportunity for current students and recent graduates to get their work in front of constructively critical eyes from leading magazines, galleries, photo agencies, and corporations as well as curators, individual artists, and critics (including representatives from such organizations as InStyle, The Wall Street Journal, ClampArt, and Indiewalls).

All students and recent graduates (less than a year out of school) from schools throughout the Northeast are welcome.

Other professional-level portfolio reviews often involve fees of hundreds of dollars to see only three or four reviewers of the caliber we'll have participating, so you don't want to miss this free chance to show these same prestigious folks your work without the high price tag.

You'll also get the chance to meet and network with your fellow peers, who will become an invaluable resource as you foster and build professional relationships.

Both digital and print display methods will be accepted, and participants will have 10 minutes with each reviewer.

Official Reviewers List

 
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Crit Night with Clay Patrick McBride
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Crit Night with Clay Patrick McBride
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP Western New York

Truth Collective
25 Russell Street
Rochester, NY 14607
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Social Hour: 8:30PM
Program: 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member $10.00
Non-Member $20.00
Student with valid ID $10.00
At the door - CASH ONLY:
ASMP Member $15.00
Student with valid ID $15.00
Non-Chapter Member $25.00

It is very exciting to have celebrity photographer Clay Patrick McBride for this installation of Crit Night.

NYC-based photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens and early twenties studying painting and art history. He eventually turned his focus to photography, moving to New York City in the early 1990s to attend the School of Visual Arts. While earning his BFA, McBride developed a bold style of portraiture intended to both celebrate and empower the subject with humor and honesty.

McBrides portraits of top athletes and musicians such as LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Metallica, Norah Jones, Jay Z, and Kanye West have appeared in countless magazines, among them Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and NY Magazine. His commercial work includes dozens of album covers for Sony, Blue Note and Atlantic Records, as well as print campaigns for Pontiac, Boost Mobile and Nike. Over the past few years McBride has expanded into moving pictures with a number of short film projects and music videos. Characterized by a stark surrealist quality, his film work is an exciting and logical extension of his still photography. Current productions include The Incredible Exploding Boy, an autobiographical feature that explores father-son relationships, insanity and addiction.

In 2013, McBride earned his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts, where he has taught for the past 10 years. McBride currently resides between NYC and Rochester N.Y. with his wife Sarah Keane and Italian mastiff Judy. He is currently lending a hand to the next generation of photographers working as a professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

ASMPWNY presents a Crit Night that will focus on incredible portraits! Come and join us for another installment of ASMP Crit Night. Hangout, network, and submit an image that you are working on to have looked at by industry professionals. For this Crit Night we will be focusing on portraits. Photographs can be used to tell a story and convey emotions that will be the point that drives our discussions for the evening. Submit a single image or multiple images of your personal, editorial, or commercial work that focuses on portraiture. Clay Patrick McBride is our guest critic and he will be offering insight and feedback on your submitted images.

All images should be emailed to:
ASMPWNYcritnight@gmail.com
Please submit up to three images
JPG 1080p sRGB
Images must be submitted by May 1st

 
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Future Biz: Prepping Your Photo Business For Tomorrow
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Future Biz: Prepping Your Photo Business For Tomorrow
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP Baltimore

Baltimore Photo Studio - Studio 113
1501 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Social Hour: 8:30AM
Program: 9:15AM to 5:00PM

Non-Member $95.00
Professional Member $75.00
Student Member $45.00

The Future is coming!

The photography industry is advancing and changing more and more quickly than ever. Right along with changes in camera technology, photographers are witnessing shifts in the business landscape that can be a challenge to understand and navigate, whether they're just beginning their business or growing it after 25 years of shooting. Ensuring professional photographers are educated on the newest and most sustainable business practices is a significant goal for current and prospective ASMP members.

Join us in Baltimore for an all-day, hands-on workshop featuring a forecast from our Executive Director Tom Kennedy, and business advice from three speakers:

  • John Harrington: He literally wrote the book on Best Business Practices for Photographers. (It's in its third edition.)
  • Chuck Eagleston: Risk Management advice from an Allstate agency owner who provides insurance for pro photographers.
  • Scott Burkholder: An artist agent and coach who's dedicated his career to helping creatives make a living.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For lunch, explore the great options close by. We'll also have a raffle for sponsor give aways. There's plenty of parking (metered street and pay lots), but in case you want to take mass-transit, the workshop location is a stone's throw from Baltimore's Penn Station. And a block further is the Bolt Bus drop off. Seeing how it's Cinco de Mayo, there's a pretty good chance we might head somewhere for margaritas afterwards. So...travel responsibly.

Limited Seating!

 
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The How To Workshop for Online Streaming
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The How To Workshop for Online Streaming
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP New York

Hello World Communications
118 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Same presentation at both sessions.
Seating limited to 12 per session.
12:00PM to 2:00PM
2:30PM to 4:30PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS ONLY - FREE

Streaming 101

Streaming workflow basics
  • camera - encoder - internet
  • software options
  • multi-camera vs single camera workflows
Optimal equipment
  • choosing the right equipment
  • internet is equipment too, make sure it's good enough
  • considering audio setups
Streaming destinations
  • more on software, specific to destinations
  • streaming to multiple destinations, limitations of each
  • RTMP basics
  • CDN basic
Best Practices
  • thorough testing and pre-production
  • troubleshooting, how to test what went wrong
  • how to properly monitor streams, mobile and desktop testing
Hello World Communications is offering 20% off all rentals through July 2018

Seating Limited to 12/Session - Register Today!

Sign up for session that works best for you. Same information presented at both sessions.

Must be ASMP Professional Member to attend.

 
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Assistant Bootcamp
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP Philadelphia

Bud's Studio
3111 N Shedwick St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Social Hour: 5:30PM
Program: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member Free
Non-Member $20.00
Student with valid ID $5.00
Chapter Leader Free

Calling all photographers, assistants and students for the 2018 Assistant Bootcamp.

Learn which pieces of gear in the film industry also work great in still photography.

Get hands on with LED lighting, the RED Outline, Arri Sky Panels and grip equipment!

Learn how to safely fly diffusion, build an 8x8 frame, properly setup c-stands and correctly wrap cords!

This event is free for all ASMP members. If you're not currently a member, ask about our April sign-up incentive.

 
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Jim Fiscus Presentation
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Jim Fiscus Presentation
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP South Carolina

BMW Zentrum Center
1400 SC-101
Greer, SC 29651
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Friday, June 1, 2018
Social Hour: 10:00AM
Program: 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Pre-registration:
ASMP Member Free
Student with valid ID Free
Non-Chapter Member $15.00
At the door:
ASMP Member Free
Student with valid ID Free
Non-Chapter Member $20.00

Join us as we welcome renowned photographer Jim Fiscus as he presents his photographic vision and discusses the techniques he employs to bring his vision into reality thus creating his story telling cinematic look. Jim's work can be seen in campaigns for clients ranging from Showtime, HBO, A&E, and Britains ITV to Schick, Credit Suisse, and Motorola.

 
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ASMP Tennessee Photo Swap Meet
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ASMP Tennessee Photo Swap Meet
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Chapter Event

Presented by ASMP Tennessee

Westlight Studios
1106 Harpeth Industrial Court
Franklin, TN 37064
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Program: 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Non-Member Full Table $10
ASMP Member Full Table FREE
General Admission RSVP FREE

Calling all photographers -- hobbyists, pros, students, collectors, photo/video businesses, enthusiasts, noobs, and moms with cameras! ASMP Tennessee is hosting a photography gear swap at Westlight Studios in Franklin, Tennessee.

Looking to BUY? There'll be plenty of equipment, from DSLRs to lighting equipment, for both still and video. Browse thru and grab that lens cap you're missing or pick up an SLR film camera for a steal.

Looking to SELL? Bring in your stuff and ask around or reserve a full table and spread out your wares, but be sure to reserve a spot because TABLE SPACE IS LIMITED.

Looking to TRADE?
Just ask around you never know! Someone may be looking for that exact plaid camera strap you bought at the last camera show your wife told you to get rid of.

So whether you need a few extra dollars to put down on a new drone, or you're needing a light meter to complete that premium light kit, drop by and expect to find the usual, the unusual, and the down right weirdest photo gadgets you've ever seen. We never know what we'll get! And there may even be a door prize or two.

 
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