Men playing drums

ASMP FOCUS: Unseen Philadelphia

     I didn’t think I’d be shooting for the Focus Philly competition as I hadn’t been able to come up with a concept for this year’s theme of “Unseen Philadelphia.” In an age of iPhonegraphy and Instagram what  hasn’t already …

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Rosh Sillars @ SB3 Philly

        I’m sure many of you, like myself, started blogging with high hopes of  developing a large following of loyal readers. We started out enthusiastically, uploading our best photos and writing clever, insightful copy. We posted often …

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Not going to SB3? Shain on you!

One of the criticisms levied against ASMP’s Strictly Business is that it’s only held in three cities, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. That’s once on the west coast, once on  the east coast, and once in the mid west. Yeah, …

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Thomas Werner speaking

ASMP SB3 Thomas Werner, “Finding The Right Gallery”

I was fortunate enough to be asked to be “Photographer of Record,” for the Philadelphia Strictly Business 3 seminar sponsored by The American Society of Media Photographers. I had covered SB2, Philly back in 2009. Some posts from that seminar …

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Focus Philadelphia Opening Reception. Tonight!

My portrait of Ninja, Rick, “Ryuama”(Dragon Mountain)Henderson of the Triple Cities Martial Arts Academy of Upstate New York, made it into the show. Rick is a licensed Art of Combat trainer, holds six world titles in Kata and Sparring and …

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Animal Rescue: Looking for a Good Home

W.C.Fields once said, “Never work with children or animals.” I wonder if he meant children and animals were difficult to direct, or that he was afraid he’d be upstaged? From my experience, I’d say it was a little bit of …

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Blake Discher presenting "I Stink at Negotiating."

“I Stink at Negotiating” Blake Discher

  Blake Discher stopped in Philadelphia to zap attendees with superhuman negotiating powers,”Hey, you missed me!” Blake was on the road with two of his lectures from the ASMP Strictly Business 2 seminar, “I Stink at Negotiating” and ” Is …

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Judy Hermann speaking at SB2

SB2, Judy Hermann

On Saturday morning, Judy Hermann of Hermann + Starke, started off the SB2 general session with her first presentation “Setting the Stage” an overview of the founding principles behind strictly Business 2. Judy credits much of her success today, to …

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Leslie Burns-Dell

SB2, Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua

I first became aware of Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua from her posts on several of the photo related internet forums that drop into my inbox on a daily basis. I didn’t know who she was but found myself flagging her posts and …

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John Harrington speaking at SB2

SB2, John Harrington

Despite appearances this is not a supermodel, sporting the latest in men’s fashion, it’s Washington, D.C. based John Harrington presenting at SB2, Philadelphia. Sorry, couldn’t help myself, to me, it looks like a runway shot. John’s presentation is entitled, Critical …

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