In January I will have completed my first year as National President and what a rewarding and challenging year it’s been. I can’t begin to adequately express my gratitude for the APA staff, volunteers and partners.
A quick glance at some, but not all of APA’s 2009:
· We’re back on track financially, even during this tough [...]
2009 has been an exciting time for APA and me personally. Since beginning the position as APA National’s CEO I have met really great people where ever I have traveled. Whether it was to the local Atlanta chapter events or to chapters requiring long distance travel. Everyone has been welcoming and gracious. We have been [...]
By Lou Lesko – Founder, Blinkbid Software
After a late night of retouching yet another photographic favor for a friend, I woke up this morning wondering why the value of free has diminished so significantly in the photo industry. Used to be, in the days of film, that if I shot someone’s pictures for free, I [...]
What is a Success Team?
A Success Team is an Accountability Team for APA Photographer members, and Emerging Photographer members. Its mission is to help each member of the team identify and clarify his or her own professional goals for success and accomplish them through encouragement, feedback, support and mutual accountability. Success Teams stimulate dialogue [...]
Better marketing at less cost. It’s been a tough year for the industry, so we’d like to help you find new business with value-priced access to ADBASE’s essential marketing services. As an APA member, you’re entitled to exclusive savings of 30% on the ADBASE subscription of your choice if you act before December [...]
From a Young Photographers Alliance press release, October 2009:
The Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) celebrated in style its first ever annual awards ceremony in October in New York City. Over 150 people, including heads of stock agencies and industry organizations, renowned photographers, and other significant professionals in the world of photography witnessed the honoring of five [...]
The Art Buyers’ Lounge is a meeting place where host Juliette Wolf-Robin chats one-on-one with influential art directors and buyers at ad agencies, corporations and publishers. In this ongoing podcast series, Juliette travels the U.S. interviewing buyers to get the inside scoop on how photographers can grab the attention of industry decision makers.
ADBASE Insight features [...]
From the Editorial Photographers UK website – an interesting conclusion in a recent copyright infringement case:
In a judgment issued on 16 October which has potentially important ramifications for the photography industry, the High Court held that Daily Mirror publisher MGN Ltd had infringed copyright in photographs included in back copies of newspapers it was making [...]
Here’s a round up of shareworthy links from the past month:
PhotoCineNews (http://photocinenews.com) is an exciting new blog dedicated to covering the convergence of photography and video. The brainchild of APA favorites Lou Lesko (of BlinkBid) and Michael Britt (of Image Mechanics) we are eagerly watching the evolution of this timely project. If the “photocine” genre [...]
These FAQ appeared in the most recent newsletter from APA Insurance Services. For more information about this important membership benefit, please see the APA National website page: http://www.apanational.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3501
What insurance do you recommend for someone who is just beginning their business? I want to protect myself and my equipment, but I don’t have a lot of [...]