Pricing Aerobics with Todd Joyce

September 1st, 2015  |  Published in Announcements, Events

ASMP Ohio North Coast Presents: Pricing Aerobics with Todd Joyce
October 6, 2015 / Cleveland, OH

©Todd Joyce

Come exercise your estimating skills with this educational and exhilarating, program on pricing.  Commercial photographer Todd Joyce will hammer home what our clients are thinking, show what makes you valuable (or not) and give practical pricing info.  Todd will present various projects and have the audience submit our estimates (anonymously) as well as sharing his pricing for the same jobs. Join us to get a better handle on our market, improve your estimating skills and understand the “value of you.”

Join us for an exercise in pricing as Commercial photographer and past president of ASMP, Todd Joyce ( will lead us through the difficult discussion and get beyond the taboo of talking about price.   As photographers, we’re constantly estimating, but how confident are we in the terms we use and the amounts we charge?

Todd will discuss who our clients are and what they’re thinking, The “value of you” and practical pricing info. Todd will present several photo projects for audience members to submit our estimates – anonymously.  Todd will share his estimate for each job as well as the audience’s estimates, proving to be a very educational and interesting evening of discussions.

Please remember, ASMP or its members cannot tell photographers what to charge; but Todd can discuss and share what he would charge or has charged, and together we can learn more about our market, while improving how we estimate work.

Here are a few past quotes from prior program attendees…
“After this program, I have a much better understanding of pricing.”
“Bravo!  It was the perfect program for your chapter.”
“It’s so difficult to talk about pricing and you broke the ice for all of us.”
“I saw so many people with their jaws dropped.  You changed some perspectives tonight”
“Why can’t we all talk about pricing so frankly?”

Time, location and additional details will be announced in the coming weeks…

ASMP/ONC Presents: ideas 3

October 3rd, 2014  |  Published in Events

Please join us for our next ASMP Ohio North Coast program: ideas 3 – “Turning Personal Projects Into Assignments”.

This program will consist of three speakers, providing their insight and experience toward a designated theme (Turning Personal Projects Into Assignments). The talks will include information on how they went about turning personal projects into assignments, if they used their projects for marketing material that gained them an assignment, or if the project was used for other business generating avenues. Speakers will talk about how they decided on the personal project, the process they went through to set it up and/or other steps along the way, including methods they took to profit from their personal projects.

October 22, 2014

6pm Sign-in and Social Hour
7pm Program

Cleveland Print Room
2550 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(entrance is at the front of the ArtCraft Building on Superior Avenue)
Click here for a map of the area.

$5.00 Members
$10.00 Non-Members

Jennie Jones
Herb Ascherman
Keith Berr

For additional information and to register for this program, please visit:
Deadline to register is 3pm on October 20, 2014.

ASMP – Ohio North Coast Presents: New Media Secrets

April 30th, 2014  |  Published in Events

New Media Secrets: Marketing and your message with Rosh Sillars

This program is about sharing the rules in the continuously changing landscape of digital communication. Internet tools and applications are developed almost daily to help individuals and organizations better tell their story through digital marketing and personal branding.

Rosh Shares how to create an effective social media and digital marketing plan. He shares the secrets to success and why online activity can be an important part of your business and career.

May 20, 2014

6:30pm – sign in
7:00pm – 9:00pm program

Dodd Camera
2077 E. 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115

$5.00 ASMP Members
$10.00 Non-members

To register for this program, visit:

ASMP-ONC Members Annual Meeting / Pints & Pixels

February 24th, 2014  |  Published in Events, Member News

Please join us for our ASMP/ONC Annual Meeting at the studio of fellow photographers Eric Hanson, Gary Yasaki and Tony Gray, on Tuesday, March 11th.

We will have a brief chapter meeting, followed by our always popular “Pints & Pixels”. For this years Pints & Pixels, we would love to see some your commercial work, self-assigned projects or a series of your fine art work. You may submit up to ten images of your work to be projected. You will also have time to briefly discuss your work, if you choose. Students & Assistants… this is a great opportunity to show us some of your projects and work!

See details below…

March 11, 2014

6:00PM – 7:00PM Social Hour
7:00PM – 7:30PM Chapter Meeting
7:30PM – 9:00PM Pints & Pixels

Hanson, Yasaki & Gray Studio
1415 E. 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

$0.00 ASMP Members
$10.00 Non-member guests
Includes food & beverages.

Please RSVP No Later Than March 7, 2014 (12:00pm) to:
Don Bensman Jr.
President, ASMP-ONC

To submit images for the Pints & Pixels:

Send no more than 10 images to: Don Bensman Jr. at
Image requirements:
Size horizontal images to be 1024 pixels wide
Size vertical images to be 768 pixels high
#10 quality jpeg

Deadline to submit images will be Monday, March 10th (6pm).
Images brought to the event will not be accepted. Access to the internet to view websites or viewing galleries will not be permitted.

ASMP-ONC Members Photography Show

October 21st, 2013  |  Published in Events, Member News

Please join the American Society of Media Photographers – Ohio North Coast chapter for an Opening Reception on November 15, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm at The Cleveland Print Room. The ASMP-ONC Members Show will feature commercial and personal work from some of the top commercial photographers in North East Ohio. ASMP-ONC Members provide an array of photographic specialties including advertising, editorial, corporate, portrait, food, arial, product, sport, architecture and more.

Opening Reception:
November 15, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm
Join us for refreshments and meet the photographers. There will also be a free drawing for a Cleveland Print Room membership.

Show Dates:
November 15 – 25

The Cleveland Print Room
(The ArtCraft Building)
2550 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

The entrance for the Cleveland Print Room is located at the front of the Art Craft building (middle door). Parking is located in front of building. There is also secure, well-lit parking behind the building on Friday and Saturday nights only.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, 12-6pm
Wednesday, 3-6pm
Thursday – Saturday, 12-6pm

ASMP-ONC Photo Assistant’s Workshop 2012

September 25th, 2012  |  Published in Events

This workshop will be an overview of what goes on between the photographer and assistant, how to conduct business as a professional, as well as the basic care and feeding of the photographer and their equipment.

Saturday – October 20, 2012

8:30am – 4:00pm

Kalman & Pabst Photo
3907 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

$10 for members
$30 non-members

Please RSVP by 12:00pm
October 17, 2012 to:
Jerry Mann
Membership Chair, ASMP-ONC

Anyone who chooses to join ASMP the day of the event will have $20 of the event fee applied towards membership AND will also be invited to a select ASMP-ONC photographer’s studio for a day. This will be a great opportunity for the newer assistants to get their foot in the door, network and see what really happens behind the camera.

ASMP-ONC Mystery Photo shoot Winners

December 8th, 2011  |  Published in Events, Member News

Last night, the ASMP-ONC chapter held it’s annual Member’s Holiday Party / “Holiday Shoot-out”. Participants were given 10 minutes to photograph any of the mystery objects, which were not seen until they had entered the shooting area.

The two quest judges, John Lionti from Liggett Stashower and Barbara Coleman from the Cleveland Clinic, were assigned the task of choosing the winners. Below are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Holiday Shoot-out.

1st Place
Don Bensman Jr.

2nd Place
Roger Mastroianni

3rd Place
Alejandro Rivera

Tonights Program in Columbus Cancelled due to Speaker Illness

November 16th, 2011  |  Published in Events, Other News and Events

Map Your Route to Success presented by Leslie Burns

Unfortunately Leslie is unable to travel due to a very nasty illness. We will be rescheduling and will keep you posted.

If you have registered and paid for this event, please go to your confirmation email and follow the directions to “Un-Register” for your refund.

If you have any questions please contact  Joe Harrison.

We are extremely sorry for the last minute cancellation and hope that this will not be a huge inconvenience in your plans today!

Joe Harrison
Ohio Valley Chapter

Contact Joe

Ohio Valley Chapter Program with Leslie Burns of Burns Auto Parts

November 14th, 2011  |  Published in Events, Other News and Events

Today, photographers have a gazillion possible marketing roads to follow. Which way should you go? Consultant/Lawyer Leslie Burns of Burns Auto Parts will offer her thoughts on the best routes to success, how to weigh the pros and cons of different roads to select the right ones for your business, and she’ll explain why your route will be unique (that’s a good thing). Also, since some marketing roads have big potholes (like rights-grabs!), she’ll address some of the legal issues to consider in your selections. She’ll even touch on a few copyright issues (her favorite topic!) in the process.

Make sure to come to this event with a notebook and plenty of questions. This will be a great opportunity to pick the mind of one of the best-known consultants out there, now with added legal goodness, and she loves to be asked questions at her events!

Disclaimer: Although Leslie is an attorney, she is not licensed in the state of Ohio. This presentation is not and should not be taken as legal advice—it is offered for educational and informational purposes only. Private consultations with Leslie will not form or constitute an attorney/client relationship.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social time starts at 6:00 PM

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD),Canzani Multipurpose Room, 60 Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio

REGISTER NOW Pre-registration is required!!!

0.00 — ASMP Leader
35.00 — ASMP Member
50.00 — Non-member

Consultations: Leslie is also offering private consultations on Thursday, November 17. Membership gets you a big discount!

Non-Member 50-min. consultation: $300
APA-Member 50-min. consultation: $250
ASMP-Member 50-min. consultation: $200
Student 25-min. consultation: $75
Please contact Leslie directly to book a meeting:

Our sponsor, BlinkBid, has donated some special prizes

Transitioning to Professional

October 23rd, 2011  |  Published in Events

This program is geared to prepare and educate students, emerging associates and assistants with transitioning to a professional photographer.

Gain insight directly from our panel of established photographers on what is needed to successfully operate a professional commercial photography business. You’ll hear their honest and frank perspectives on the things you need to succeed in this rapidly changing business.

The program will be held in a Q&A format, and will consist of a panel of ASMP General Members. Predetermined questions will be presented to the panelist for their input on marketing, pricing, insurance, business ethics, etc. Attendees will also be give the opportunity to present follow-up questions to the panelist.

November 2, 2011 (Wednesday)

6:00pm – 7:00pm Social Hour
7:00 – 9:00pm Program

Keith Berr Productions
1420 East 31st Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

ASMP Members- $5
Student non-members – $10
Non-members- $15

Please RSVP by 12:00pm – October 31, 2011 to:
Don Bensman Jr. – President, ASMP-ONC