Archive for September, 2013

NOCA Cleveland Commercial Photography Exhibit

September 11th, 2013  |  Published in Other News and Events

SEO Essentials: Helping Clients Find Your Photography Business Online 

September 6th, 2013  |  Published in Uncategorized

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 site’s 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 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 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to boost your site’s 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 website’s 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.

September 25, 2013


7pm – 9pm

Center for Creative Arts – located at Tri-C’s Metro Campus
(Black Box Theater)
2809 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
There is some street parking available. Guests can also utilize the underground parking garage by parking in unmarked spaces.

Blake Discher

$5.00 ASMP Members
$10.00 Students (must bring a valid student ID for sign-in)
$15.00 Non-members

Registration for this program will be online only!!!

Please use the following link to register for this program:

PLEASE NOTE… Food and drinks WILL NOT be permitted in the event.

This program was made possible through the ASMP Foundation.

Basics of 3D Printing – Make Your Designs Literally Leap off the Page

September 6th, 2013  |  Published in Uncategorized


Reception Starts:
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts:
6:30 p.m.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1 Infinity Corp Ctr Dr # 250
Cleveland, OH 44125
Driving and Parking Directions

Jean Grady of Boundary Systems

Free for members, $10 for guests

Raffle Prize(s):
Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing By The Editors of MAKE

Imagine: You are sitting at your desk, you turn to your printer, and instead of grabbing a sheet of paper you are looking at the new iPhone case that you just printed with your company logo etched on the back. This is not a futuristic replicator, this is a 3D printer that exists today.

3D Printing is the next logical step in the evolution in design. We have gone from realizing our ideas on paper to 3D images on screens to now being able to hold them in our hands. What does this new medium hold for you as a designer, how does it work and how to do you get started? On September 26th, we will explore this incredible and rapid growing medium to express your ideas. Our meeting discussion will include:

• History of 3D printing
• Different 3D printing processes available
• Practical applications for graphic designers
• Sample 3D printed parts*
* Sample parts of particular interest will include a 3D part designed by Ron Skozen, and printed out using different 3D printers, for the purpose of comparison. An analysis of the different costs and materials for each different process will be discussed.

Please help with an RSVP
While an RSVP is not required for our members and guest to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!