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Dodd Camera – Spring Expo

May 29th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

Instagram Hashtags for Photographers

April 25th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events


Social Media Marketing Conference in Cleveland

April 24th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

Social Media Marketing Conference in Cleveland July 10 2017 Hilton Garden Inn Airport.

Phase One Certified Professional Training at Dodd Camera Cleveland

April 11th, 2017  |  Published in Other News and Events

The Phase One Certified Professional Training Program is designed to give working digital techs the training and skills they need to confidently work with Phase One software and cameras on the most demanding of jobs. It is an advanced course designed for working professionals taught by Phase One Technical Support staff.

Training takes place over a two-day period encompassing everything from efficient on-set workflow to troubleshooting to advanced software techniques. At the end of the two days it culminates with a certification exam. Those who pass the exam are given the title of Phase One Certified Professional and listed in the official Phase One database.

The training program includes:
– A full license of Capture One Pro 10
– A special Trouble Shooting Guide
– Get listed on Phase One’s website as a “Phase One Certified Digital Tech”
– Hands on with the Phase One XF camera and IQ Digital Backs

Dodd Camera – Cleveland
2077 E. 30th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

May 17-18


For additional information, fees and registration:

Dodd Camera will offer a free TetherBlock, to any ASMP member that attends the class.

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: nikki@clevelandprintroom.com 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!

Cyanotype Workshop

August 1st, 2016  |  Published in Other News and Events

August 6, 2016

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cleveland Print Room
The ArtCraft Building
2550 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

This workshop is an investigation into the expressive possibilities of the cyanotype process and will cover and demonstrate the techniques and procedures used for making these aptly named blue-toned prints.

Students will learn the cyanotype process from start to finish, including mixing the iron-based, light sensitive emulsion, coating the paper and creating an image by placing a negative or other objects on the coated paper and exposing it to UV light.

Students should bring large format negatives, acetate digital negatives, or objects for contact printing. Any thick watercolor paper that students wish to experiment with (in addition to the paper provided by CPR) should also be brought. Staples or Office Max can print your photos on transparencies for you, too.

Class cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members. Most materials are provided in with class cost, while extra paper can be paid for at the class. This is an all ages event!

For Details, contact:
Cleveland Print Room

Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy

July 8th, 2016  |  Published in Other News and Events


Meeting Type:
CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts:
6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts:
6:30 p.m.

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
1876 South Green Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
Driving and Parking Directions

Jenny Hawkins. Visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics

Attendance free for members and guests. Food free for members.

The world of digital publishing is not new to a labor market based on independent contracting. However, freelance, independent contracting, and temporary “flexible” work now account for 30-50% of all US jobs, and this recent shift in our economy to more flexible work is bringing with it new issues in the labor market. What are the economic consequences for independent contractors? What impact does this have on upward mobility, retirement or healthcare? Currently, cities, states, and the federal government are proposing legislation to deal with labor rights for freelance workers. This conversation will dive into the evolving gig economy and the effects on the digital publishing labor market.

Speaker Bio:
Jenny Hawkins is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She taught at Oberlin College for three years and enjoyed Cleveland so much, she was able to stay through a position at Case. She completed her PhD in Economics at The University of Arizona. Her research is in microeconomic theory where she looks at antitrust and regulation, as well as topics in law and economics. Currently her research is looking at the gig economy, the topic for today, as well as antitrust policies during the Great Depression. She teaches courses in labor economics, law & economics, and business strategies.

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!