Commercial Photographers Detroit Mary DuPrie
Detroit Michigan Editorial Photographers… I hosted an ASMP event last night at the studio. Tom McKenzie moderated the round table, ask anything, event. ASMP main focus is for photographs who do editorial (not fashion editorials) for magazines. A great resouce for new photographers quoting commercial and editorial photography and learn about copyright. Meetings are normally held every third Thursday of the month.
The goal of ASMP is:
Our goal is to educate photographers, clients and students to the value of photography and the benefits of good business practices. The American Society of Magazine Photographers was founded in 1944 by a handful of the world’s leading photographers, and is recognized internationally for its leadership role. ASMP has more than 5000 members in 40 chapters across the USA, and members in 37 foreign countries.
The ASMP has three purposes:
1. To protect and promote the interests of photographers whose work is for publication.
2. To promote high professional standards and ethics.
3. To cultivate friendship and mutual understanding between photographers. Professional photographers rely on the paid use of their images to support themselves.
The studio shows great and night, big, open but still cozy. Lots of different colored of light sources… disco balls, chandeliers, candelabras, church lanterns, stage lighting ect. I never use my ceiling lighting at night. Great smelling candles, a full bar and finally great sexy music.
International music with an emphasis on laid back Tango, very little English is on my playlist. Most clients say they’ve never heard the songs before and often ask to write down what we’re listening to… ahhh.
Against popular believe I do not let the talent choose the studio music, I develop and create all the studio playlists. I just cannot be creative with music that is annoying to me, I’m ok with it being annoying to someone else, they’re there to do a job.