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RESOURCEFUL RESOURCES: American Society of Media Photographers

So this is part of a consolidated list of my resourceful resources. Colleagues, as well as aspiring photographers have all asked me in the past about where to go to learn more. And I feel that one of the best things about being a photographer is that there is always more to learn. So this series of posts will be my personal, curated resource of resourcefulness. If you benefit, feel free to pay it forward by linking back to the blog….

 American Society of Media Photographers is ‘the premier agency dedicated to the advocacy of professional photographers’ and to a creative professional nearly indispensible. Whether you are an Art Buyer looking for new photographers to work with utilizing the free “Find a Photographer” service, a  photographer who wants to refresh their perspective on the industry with educational events, or a fresh faced graduate straight out of photo school looking to be an assistant – ASMP has it all. I love their Strictly Business blog and am still friends with many of the photographers I worked with as a member of my home chapter ASMPCV in Richmond, Virginia. I highly recommend joining whether you are a photographer or creative professional who works with photographers.

RESOURCEFUL RESOURCES: Wise Elephant

So this is the beginning of a consolidated list of my resourceful resources. Friends and colleagues, as well as aspiring photographers have all asked me in the past about learning more. And I feel that one of the best things about being a photographer is that there is always more to learn. So this series of posts will be my personal, curated resource of resourcefulness. If you benefit, feel free to pay it forward by linking back to the blog….

I first heard  about Jason Morbier and Wise Elephant through Ms. Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua’s buisness book Business Basics for the Successful Commercial Photographer. It was the end of the year and I felt as though my buisness could use a jump start with a fresh perspective on the rapidly changing market and new social media tools now available to creatives. Jason is great in his advice getting to the heart of the matter with the buisness very quickly, and was wonderful in suggesting how to best use tools such as Twitter and Facebook. I also found the team’s blog to be a great insight for today’s creative economy. Jason offers up great bits of info in his twitter feed, defiately a recommended follow.



RESOURCEFUL RESOURCES: Burns Auto Parts

So this is the beginning of a consolidated list of my resourceful resources. I feel that one of the best things about being a photographer is that there is always more to learn. So this series of posts will be my personal, curated resource of resourcefulness. Feel free to pay it forward by linking back to the blog….

One of my favorite and longest standing resources is Ms. Leslie Burns and her company Burns Auto Parts. She is awesome in lending resources to creatives on every level, and has a super-premium blog, podcast, free manuals and excellent books out for creatives of all stripes.

A new twist that BAP has recently developed is the advent of monthly assignments. I participated in the first assignment and am excited and challenged by the second. This is a great resource for those looking for feedback on their images, and photographers who would like a theme to go with their personal shooting schedules.

I say that BAP is one of my favorite resources because Leslie is a real advocate for the professional creative, and has years of industry experience to back up her advice. I feel that her perspective has been useful for me from day one of my career and she continuously addresses timely issues facing professional creatives today.

I have found very useful both of her books Business Basics for the Successful Commercial Photographer and Tell the World You Don’t Suck: Modern Marketing for Commercial Photographers. They have been recently updated to reflect the needs of the modern photographer, a must for any recent photo school graduate or anyone entering the profession: