ASMP Strictly Business 3

Hi everybody! Well we arrived in Philadelphia yesterday morning an hour and a half late thanks to the glorious weather. Luckily timing wasn’t as much of a factor since I didn’t have any meetings until 1:00. For those of you not familiar with the “Strictly Business” seminars that the ASMP puts on every couple of years, it’s a series of lectures, workshops, and networking meetings that allow you to customize your experience, all with the focus of improving your photography business. Yesterday’s agenda was a leadership conference in which chapter leaders discussed ways to improve things like programming, community outreach, and overall group attitude. It was a great meeting and I came away with a lot of ideas which I’m hoping we can put into action on our local level. There was a break in the action after the meeting for a couple of hours until the evening social so we took it easy ( we ended up grabbing a great pizza over at this wonderful restaurant called Pietro’s!).
It’s interesting to see the cross section of photographers that show up to the seminar. There are shooters here from the fashion, editorial, commercial, portraiture, architectural, and even wedding markets, not to mention students. And everybody seems to have the same goal; to learn how to improve their business. I noticed a real spirit of collaboration throughout the night, it was really refreshing.
I will be reporting on the goings on for the rest of the weekend, stay tuned for updates!

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