Awesome Business Events for Photographers: Get Yourself Signed Up

If we started digging into your personal New Year’s resolutions, no doubt we’d find a very genuine commitment to growing your photography business. Maybe we can help. Here are a few amazing events we’re supporting that are well worth your time:

Beyond the Classroom: A Photo Student’s Guide to Turning Pro
January 14, 2011

Together with the MAC Group’s very successful MAC-On-Campus program, we’ve kicked off a very special webinar series for photo students, based on the principles shared in our recent article, the Top 11 Things Photographers Wish They Learned In Photo School. This series of co-sponsored webinars will provide emerging student photographers with critical business lessons not necessarily taught in the classroom. The goal is to help photo students learn the fundamentals of building and marketing successful photography businesses. The first session – covering online marketing fundamentals and opportunities – will be January 14, 2011 and will be hosted by PhotoShelter’s own Grover Sanschagrin. Space is limited so sign up now! (Please share with your alma mater too.)

APA Resolve to Connect
January 19, 2011

The American Photographic Artists (APA) and Resource Magazine have partnered to bring you a nationwide networking event with special simultaneous parties going on in every APA chapter city. The goal of these events is to help photographers expand your network and build your own new, stronger, more successful photo production team. APA is facilitating this by bringing everyone together, including photographers, assistants, food, prop, makeup, wardrobe, stylists, producers, digital techs, retouchers and models. Check with your local APA Chapter for specific details or visit APA National for more information.

ASMP Strictly Business 3
January 21 – 23 (Los Angeles)
February 25 – 27 (Philadelphia)
April 1 – 3 (Chicago)

Simply put, you won’t find another event that offers a schedule like this – jam packed with valuable insights from successful photographers and leaders in our field. This one’s the biggie – a much anticipated third run of ASMP’s highly successful “Strictly Business” conference series. Attendees will enjoy three full days of workshops, speakers, and individual consultations.

Some details:  

  • SB3 keynote with branding expert Colleen Wainwright “Making People Love You Madly: Selling Yourself in a Postmodern Marketplace”
  • SB3 keynote with Tom Kennedy “Adaptation: Learning New Skills for the Changing Media Landscape”
  • SB3’s 21 workshop topics include: copyright, pricing, estimating, video production, successful portfolios, working web sites, blogs, creative development, the future of stock photography, strategic career planning, productivity with catalog software, finding a gallery, the business of video and understanding new media options.
  • SB3 offers a special track of workshops for students and emerging photographers.
  • Special evening sessions – Adobe, PhotoShelter and the SB3 New Business Models Roundtable. (Yes, among all this excitement, Grover will be presenting a brand new session with specific tips on how to best use PhotoShelter for your business.)
  • SB3 continues the grand tradition of a Sunday AM negotiating and sales training session.
  • SB3 tuition includes 4 meals and 2 receptions.

Register for Strictly Business 3 now before spots are gone.

Clarion Call 2011: The Professional Photography Telesummit
February 10-11, 2011

Fourteen of the world’s greatest photography experts have joined commercial photography consultant, Selina Maitreya, for a massive teleseminar event designed to deliver “the” special formula to help commercial photographers have incredible success in their businesses.
This is a free, live event hosted by Selina. Each featured expert will share their knowledge, insights and industry secrets for commercial photographers. Included are leading experts in the professional photography industry including Heather Morton, Rob Haggart, Gail Mooney, Frank Meo and other top thought leaders. Among the sessions, PhotoShelter’s Allen Murabayashi will deliver new guidance on getting some marketing help from the search engines in his talk “Google and You.” 

Register for Clarion Call now.

National Press Photographers’ Association Northern Short Course in Photojournalism
March 10-12, 2011

Join NPPA for the 30th Northern Short Course – one of photojournalism’s most respected educational workshops – with an exciting roster of powerful lectures and programs slated for photographers at every stage of their career. Lecturers include David Gilkey of the NPR, Lucy Nicholson at Reuters News Pictures, and Matt Eich, a founding member of LUCEO. The workshops offer photographers a signficant dose of multimedia training, as well as intriguing talks on finding funding for photojournalism projects, working with nonprofits, lighting technique, and workflow. Of course, we’ll be on hand to chat about using social networks and blogging to market your photography business.     

Just this week, NPPA has announced special tuition grants to help photographers attend this event.

So, before you start breaking other New Year’s resolutions, get yourself signed on to participate in these great events and start making positive changes for your photo business in 2011. 

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