I'm heading to my old stomping grounds (I am a bay area native) to give a presentation to the ASMP NorCal chapter.
Here's their information they've sent out to their membership, so, if you can make it, please do!
So, come on out! Below is one of the photos I made during my early days...
Profit is not a Four Letter Word
Made possible through the generous sponsorship of ASMP NorCal's event by
liveBooks and Nayaco.
John Harrington, photographer, ASMP Strictly Business 2 presenter and author of the book, “Best Business Practices for Photographers,” will present tips and tricks for photographic profitability. Simply put, the business of photography is just plain time-consuming and often times daunting. Not only do photographers need to make great photographs, but they need to stay in business, too. John’s program will be packed with information on how do you operate a successful freelance photography business as well as negotiating techniques. Rate determination, no-change contracts, late paying clients, negotiation strategy and rate increase debates will also be discussed. For nearly two decades, Washington DC-based John Harrington has covered the world of politics, traveled internationally and negotiated contracts along the way. The Alameda native’s commercial clients include Coca-Cola, XM Satellite Radio and Lockheed Martin and his work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Harrington has produced three commissioned books for the Smithsonian and lectured to numerous trade groups on the importance of solid business practices as a cornerstone of long-term success as a photographer. His best-selling book, Best Business Practices for Photographers, published in October of 2006, is currently in it’s third printing. and he author’s the blog Photo Business Forum.
2325 3rd Street
San Francisco (Click for Google Map)
Social hour 6-7 PM
Event- 7-9 PM
$10 ASMP members, $20 non-members
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