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WHAT IT TAKES: Building (And Maintaining) A Creative Center Sept. 16 & 17, 2016

The workshop covers the nuts-and-bolts of running your own business: estimates and contracts, marketing, social media, websites and blogs, copyright, releases, digital workflow, color management, and insurance. We also cover the equally important soft skills of negotiation, understanding how clients think, finding work and clients, how careers get built, photo specialties, continuing learning, and affiliated trades. Friday Sept. 16th: Talk (Free to ASMP members) Saturday Sept. 17th: Workshop Click this to see more info and to register!

The Business of Architectural and Interior Photography

This panel discussion among four Bay Area-based architectural/interiors photographers will cover a wide range of business matters related to these genres of photography and the related genres of real estate and hospitality photography. The topics for discussion will include similarities and differences between these related photographic genres, deteriming rates and pricing, estimating and bidding, copyright and licensing of photos, negotiating, differing client requirements, and the affects of changes in technology and the economic environment on business models.


ASMP New Website to GO LIVE This Week

Information will be sent to members about creating
new login when new site is launched.
Questions can be directed to ASMP Member Services (877) 771-2767
We appreciate your patience and support during this transition.


Attend Southeastern Film and Photo Conference

August 26 & 27 - Greenville, SC

ASMPSC and SC Film Commission to bring world-class creatives for two days of creative education and inspiration.

For more info, click here.


First Small Claims Bill Introduced in Congress

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) introduce HR 5757 to establish Small Claims Tribunal. For more info, click here.

Copyright Reform: Small Claims White Paper Released

ASMP is one of the seven visual arts associations that have released proposal to Congress for Copyright Small Claims legislation.


ASMP Partners with Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP)

Partnership initiatives will include law clinics and webinars for members. Read Tom Kennedy's message.


2016 Arnold Newman Prize Awarded

Tom Kennedy in New York to co-present 2016 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture to Sian Davey

For more info about 2016 Prize, click here.

Best of 2015 honoree - Timothy Fuss

Made with studio lighting and no digital compositing, the images in the “Quartets” series are the author's way of honoring melody, harmony and rhythm.

Best of 2015 honoree - Elliott Kaufman

"The “Street Dace” engages bicyclists, people walking up and down subway steps, even reflections at the sharp stainless-steel corner of a building."

SURVEY and Letter from Norcal President Nicolo Sertorio

It is Survey time! We want to know how we are doing. We have been working hard to make ASMP Norcal the best for you. Please take time to fill out the survey and read the "Letter from the president"

ASMP Norcal now has a Photoshelter website!

Photoshelter has generously sponsored ASMP Norcal with our own site to share images and video from our events and the like! Thank you Photoshelter! Click the title to head there now . You will also notice a new menu item on the left side of the home page.