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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) presents

A Day of Vital Information for Artists

  • What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright
  • Learn the Importance of Proper Storage, Backup and Archiving
  • What Every Artist Needs to Know about Releases, Privacy Rights and Trademark

Presented by ASMP Education Director Susan Carr, ASMP Board Member and Past President, Richard Kelly, and ASMP dpBestFlow Director, Peter Krogh

8:00am – 12:15pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002

Registration Fee: $75

Discounted Registration Fee: $50
(For ASMP Members, FotoFest Meeting Place Registrants, FotoFest Exhibiting Artists, Students and Houston Center for Photography members)

Please contact Sarah Craig, FotoFest Workshops Coordinator, at meeting@fotofest.org or 713-223-5522 ext. 13 to receive the discounted registration.  


 

A FotoFest 2012 Educational Seminar
Sponsored by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)



What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright

With Susan Carr and Richard Kelly
Whether you are creating images for an exhibition, to share online, to publish traditionally, or to teach a photography course, you need to understand the basics of copyright law.  When you create images, you are creating intellectual property that someone owns.  This seminar will give you an overview of the importance of understanding copyright and how it impacts your work.

Topics include:

  • What are copyrights?
  • Do I hold the copyright to all the work I create?
  • What happens to my copyright when I sell a work of art?
  • What is Fair Use in the copyright law?
  • Social Media Considerations



Learn the Importance of Proper Storage, Backup and Archiving

With Peter Krogh
Your photography can represent a life’s work, but it can be lost in an instant.  Hard drive crashes, viruses and human error can all wipe out a collection in the blink of an eye.  Fortunately, there are a number of best practices that can help you preserve your media with a very high degree of security. Learn how to manage this process without breaking the bank.  Peter will introduce you to the Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow, an ASMP initiative funded by the Library of Congress.

Topics include:

  • Digital storage – now and in the future
  • Naming and tagging your media files
  • Using media catalogues
  • Hard drive, Optical disc, or Tape?
  • Care and handling of hard drives
  • What formats should I use?
  • How do I know all the bits are still there?



What Every Artist Needs to Know About Releases, Privacy Rights and Trademark

With Susan Carr and Richard Kelly
With a basic understanding of copyright law, it is now critical to apply that knowledge to the need for releases, privacy rights and trademark.  These topics are related and together determine what can and cannot be done with the images you create. The answers are not black and white and require consideration constantly. For example, you may own the copyright to an image of a person, but without a signed model release by your subject there are limits on what you can do with that image.

Topics include:

  • When do you need a model or property release?
  • Can you include trademarked products in your photography?
  • What must a release include?
  • Social Media considerations
  • An introduction to ASMP’s Releases App



ADD ON WORKSHOP

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) presents

Hands-on Workshop on Registering
Your Work with the Copyright Office

Presented by ASMP Education Director Susan Carr and
ASMP Board Member and Past President, Richard Kelly

Limited to 50 participants

Please bring a laptop computer

2pm – 4pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002

Registration Fee: $25

 

This Workshop will outline step-by-step the ASMP Best Practices for Registering Your Photographs (still or motion based) and each participant will set up a template to make future image registration easy.

Prior to the Workshop, go to https://eco.copyright.gov/eService_enu/ and set up an online account with the copyright office.  Participants need to bring a laptop and their eCO username and password to the workshop. 

Topics include:

  • The importance of copyright registration
  • Common mistakes
  • Step by step guide to online registration


 


 

About the Presenters:

 Susan Carr is a Chicago based photographer.  Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.  A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organizes and manages the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences and currently serves as Education Director at ASMP. Susan is the editor of the latest "ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography" (2008) and is the author of her own book, "The Art and Business of Photography" released in 2011. 

Richard Dale Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer / producer & consultant at Indigo Factory Inc. A recipient of the 2011 United Nations' International Photographic Council's Leadership Award and a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, He teaches photography at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and is the Program Associate at Silver Eye Center for Photography. Richard was the Director of Photography for WQED Multimedia (2003-2007). A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) currently serving on the board of directors. 

Peter Krogh is the author of The DAM Book (O’Reilly, 2009), the most widely used reference on collection management for photographers. He travels the world, advising photographers, institutions and major companies on best practices in digital imaging. Peter lives in Washington DC area, where he operates a photography, consulting and digital media production company. He was one of two principal authors of the ASMP dpBestflow.org website. He is the Director of  of the dpBestflow.org project. Check out www.theDAMbook.com and www.peterkrogh.com for more information.