Advance Your Business Pro Day (Post Summit)

Whether you are a full-time professional or heading in that direction, our Pro Day on Sunday, February 22, is designed for you.  This is a full-day session about the business of nature photography – how to improve your marketing, protect your work, latest developments, and new techniques to increase your sales and differentiate your business.  Our speakers are the people full time professionals look to for help.  And we’ll have a lot of fun as you join your peers in a day of learning.

8:00am – 3:00pm (lunch included)

Jennifer Wu – Sponsored by Canon Explorers of Light
Making a Living as a Professional Photographer

(8:00am – 9:00am)

Richard Halperin – Copyright Protection for Professionals
(9:30am – 10:30am)

Break – 10:30am – 10:45am

Sonia Shaner Wasco + 1 – Industry Tidbits from the Professionals
(10:45am – 12:15pm)
Additional speaker TBA…

Lunch (included in registration) - 12:15pm – 1:30pm

Danita Delimont – Licensing for Buyers and Photographers
(1:30pm – 3:00pm)



Jennifer WuSponsored by Canon Explorers of Light
Making a Living as a Professional Photographer

 

Jennifer WuJennifer Wu has made her living as a professional photographer since 1992.  During that time, she’s had her work published in Fortune, Time, Business Week, and many other magazines.  She’s been in Canon’s Explorer of Light Program since 2009, speaks regularly, leads photo tours, and produces gallery exhibits.  Join Jennifer for this informative session where she details what she’s done to survive as a photographer.  She’ll cover working with galleries/art shows, book sales, workshops/seminars, and getting sponsorships.



Richard Halperin – Copyright Protection for Professionals

Rich HalperinThis program supplements Richard Halperin’s Copyright Registration breakout.  It will be largely a question-and answer session to address, realistically, a copyright owner’s recourse in the event of an infringement, including the filing of a “DMCA takedown notice” for online infringement.  If time permits, there will also be a discussion of protection of copyrights from the claims of creditors and from estate tax and, for those who did not attend the Copyright Registration breakout, the fundamentals of copyright registration.



Sonia Shaner Wasco + 1 - Industry Tidbits from the Professionals

10:45am – 11:00am
Sonia Shaner Wasco
A Real Life Example of Copyright Infringement

Sonia Shaner Wasco of Grant Heilman Photography, Inc., will present a behind the scenes look at copyright infringement. Grant Heilman Photography recently went to trial against McGraw Hill Publishing for copyright infringement. The jury found in favor of Grant Heilman for all 8 counts. The case is the largest infringement action against a publisher that has made it all the way to trial.



Danita Delimont – Licensing for Buyers and Photographers

delimontThe Licensing Game has changed! We’ve been licensing stock images for many years, but now the game has changed! The tumultuous change on an international scale is both alarming and extraordinary. The lines between Rights Managed and Royalty Free licenses have been blurred. How do we continue to make some money from our images when competition is at an all-time high? Who are we competing against and how can we adapt? What are some strategies for partnership and distribution on a global scale? These and other issues will be discussed and debated so that we can all open our eyes to what’s really going on out there and determine how or if we want to continue down the path of licensing stock photography.