Archive for March, 2017

ASMP/Ohio Valley Chapter Event

March 16th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

Concluding our year long series on “What Makes US Professionals” as presented during our continuing Tech Talk Tuesday’s. The American Society of Media Photographers, Ohio Valley Chapter (ASMPOVC) invites you to join us as we assess the current state of the commercial photography industry. Hear from some of the region’s leading professionals about current market trends and what it takes to build a livable career.
- Have you ever faced challenges in your photography business?
- Wondered how to make the leap from Amateur to Professional?
- Struggled with formulating paperwork that gets you the job and the best price?

We have assembled a panel of experts who will share knowledge that can take your business to the next level. During this event moderated by ASMP National Director Thomas R. Kennedy, in the discussion we will address a number of topics, including:
- Day Rates vs Pricing by the delivered image
- Estimates, Quotes & Paper work processes
- Licensing and Usage
- Agency Negotiations
- Marketing & Self-Promotion
- Artist Reps
- Audience Q&A

Gain insights directly from leading professionals in our market and learn how to build a more profitable business.

Panelists include:
Clay Cook (Louisville)
Nick Fancher (Columbus)
George Anderson (Columbus)
John Bragg (Indianapolis)
Todd Joyce (Cincinnati)
Colin McGuire (Columbus)

12pm – Doors open/ casual networking
1:00pm – Opening Remarks
1:30pm – Panel begins
3:30pm – Open floor questions on any topic

Please join us, seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Social Hour: 12:00PM
Program: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Midwest Photo
MPEX Learning Studio
2887 Silver Dr
Columbus, OH 43211
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ASMP Member Free
Student with valid ID $10.00
Non-Member $25.00

Register Here!

North Point Platinum Workshop

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in Member News, Other News and Events

October 23 – 27th, 2017

Hosted by Master Platinum Printer Sal Lopes and International Portraitist Herb Ascherman.

The NNPW is an all-inclusive seminar in which you will: photograph models or landscapes, make digital negatives and learn Platinum Printing.
Class size is limited to eight participants.

Located at the storied North Point Plantation in King William, Va. (35 miles north east of Richmond) this all-inclusive package includes a room in the 1754 plantation manor house, all catered meals, chemistry, digital and chemical supplies and models.

For information contact:
Herb Ascherman

Polaroid Lift Workshop

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

Sunday, March 19th from 12PM to 3PM

In this popular workshop, you will learn the art of making Polaroid transfers and lifts. A Polaroid lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface. Class participants can take turns with a Polaroid Land camera to turn these photos into effective lifts of their own artwork. We will also be using the Impossible Project Lab so that you can also make transfers using images from your smart phone.

With the Impossible Project Lab, we will be developing real photos from your smartphone screen. By downloading the free Impossible app, you will be able to connect your device to the Instant Lab Universal, so you can make real photos step-by-step. Once your real instant photo is ready, use the App’s built-in scanner to transfer it onto your digital device and have it transfer in physical form to an actual Polaroid photograph!

The cost of the workshop is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. You will receive three lifts with a $5 cost for each additional transfer. Sign up by emailing the Cleveland Print Room at: or calling 216-802-9441 to reserve your spot today!

The class will be taught by Nikki Follen who is also an instructor at Baldwin Wallace University.

The Top Legal Mistakes Content Creators Make

March 6th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

Reception Starts:
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts:
6:30 p.m.

Garfield Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Library
5409 Turney Road
Garfield Heights OH 44125
Driving and Parking Directions

Sharon L. Toerek, Principal Toerek Law

Free for members and guests. Complimentary food for members. Nominal food charge for guests.

Whether you create your own content, are a freelance content creator for others, or a digital publisher, part of your work is to understand the legal issues creators face every day. Sharon Toerek, an IP and marketing lawyer, and Principal of Toerek Law, will take us through an interactive discussion about legal issues like copyright protection, contracts, and other legal matters that matter to protect your work, and your livelihood. Come ready with your legal questions!

Speaker Bio: Sharon Toerek is Principal of Toerek Law, where she focuses her national law practice on helping professionals in the advertising, marketing and creative services industries protect and monetize their intellectual capital, and manage the legal implications of their marketing and advertising work.

Sharon provides proactive, strategic counsel to communications, marketing, advertising and creative agencies on legal and business issues they face continually in their work, including:

agency-client relationships, including agency service contracts
agency-freelancer relationship management
trademark and brand protection matters
social media and content marketing legal compliance
copyright protection, licensing and transfer of creative content
advertising law

Please help with an RSVP
While an RSVP is not required for our members and guests 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!