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, you may have to fly, take a train or drive to get to one. You’ll need to book a room at a hotel. Is it worth it, you might ask? Ask Christopher Shain. Chris heard about SB3 then traveled half way around the world to attend the Philadelphia Seminar. Christopher is an architectural, industrial and corporate photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He won the prize(ASMP hat) for traveling the greatest distance to attend. Chicago doesn’t seem so far away now, does it?
Hey!, isn’t that Rosh Sillars in the background let’s talk about him next.
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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 can be found here, here,and here. This is the first of several posts I will publish about the event.
SB3 made it’s first stop in L.A. on Jan 21st-23rd, then came to Philadelphia this past weekend. If you wanted to go but didn’t you have one more opportunity to attend in Chicago, April 1st-3rd. This program is not cheap to produce so don’t assume you’ll just go next year. There was a two year hiatus between SB2 and SB3 and nearly a decade between SB2 and the first SB seminar. I’m sure your aware how quickly the photography business is changing so even if you attended SB2 I assure you there is be plenty of new information to help you grow your business in today’s marketplace. Here’s a link to register for SB3 Chicago.
Pictured at left is Thomas Werner of Thomas Werner Projects. He is an educator, lecturer, curator and consultant based in New York City. Thomas reviewed and compared galleries in several major U.S. art markets. He offer insight and advice on to how to match your body of work to the appropriate galleries. Your not just looking for a space to hang your photos but seeking representation by someone who understands and shares your vision, ultimately leading to increased sales.