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Post One: ASPP Los Angeles Event

READY FOR REINVENTION? An Idea-Packed Workshop for Creative Professionals hosted by the ASPP (open to all photographers)

When: Saturday, June 27th, 2009

What Time: 9:30 – Noon

Where: 3619 Eastham Studio, 3619 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA  90232For directions, please go to There is ample street parking adjacent to the studio.

About: Cutbacks, layoffs, slashed budgets, shifting business models… the chaotic changes in the marketplace are enough to confuse and confound all of us! What to do to keep up, stand out, impress and land that next gig? Join the ASPP as we welcome an extraordinary panel of career professionals who will provide practical tips, advice, tools and some useful forecasts for navigating the new creative marketplace. A continental breakfast will be served.

Our Panel:

Moderator Jeff Burke: an accomplished photographer, stock photo agent and business leader, with a wealth of experiences and perspectives on the business of photography. In 1984 Jeff, and his wife and business partner, Lorraine Triolo, opened the BurkeTriolo Studio. In 1994 they created FoodPix, a business that grew into four stock image collections as PictureArts (purchased by Jupiterimages in 2005).  Jeff has also served as president of PACA; is co-founder and chair of the PLUS Coalition (a worldwide initiative to facilitate image licensing through the use of standardized metadata); serves as the chair of the board of governors of Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara; and is currently producing original fine art in his studio in South Pasadena, CA. Visit

Kate Brennan: Janou Pakter Inc. is a leading global search firm with expertise in areas of design, retail, fashion, beauty, consumer products, entertainment and media. As VP, Kate Brennan specializes in placing marketing, product development, sales and creative roles within cosmetics, fashion, consumer goods and lifestyle brands and global organizations. Prior to Janou Pakter, Kate was at L’Oreal USA, responsible for recruiting all levels of marketing, product development, sales, design and finance positions. Visit

Sharon Rich: in the worst of times, Sharon Rich helps people and organizations to recover powerfully after the worst happens: her layoffbounceback brand helps people in three countries get organized, find their direction, and becoming proactive in looking for work in the new economy. In the best of times, her Leadershipincorporated brand helps people find themselves, to become true leaders. Sharon brings her own unique blend of creativity, grounded spirituality and over 20 years of business and corporate leadership experience, to support her clients in transforming their work and lives.  Visit

Peleg Top: Peleg Top specializes in coaching creative people on how to market and grow their business while leading a well-balanced life with profit in their pocket. He brings real life experience into his work. For nearly 20 years he ran his own successful design agency. He’s been there, done that and now teaches others on how to move their lives and work to the next level. He is the author of The Designer’s Guide to Pricing and Marketing ( co-founder of Marketing Mentor ( and is a producer of the upcoming Creative Freelancer Conference (

Cost:              ASPP Members – $15

New ASPP Members – Free (including when you join that night)


Non-members – $25

Students (with ID) – $10

RSVP:  Because of limited space, you MUST reserve in advance to attend this event. Please RSVP by June 26th to Michael Masterson at

Post Two: Artist’s Call Announcement

Deadline:  Friday, June 19, 2009
Exhibition dates:  August 21 – September 26, 2009
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:  Friday, August 21, 5-8pm

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
CONTACT:  Kathy Shinkle, Public Relations Director
310.541.2479 fax 310.541.9520
Web site,
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday 1 – 4pm

Entries are now being accepted for the Palos Verdes Art Center’s 2009 Juried All-Media Exhibition. The entry deadline is Friday, June 19, 2009.

Artists can enter up to five pieces in any medium, including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and video, for a single $10 administrative fee. Entries must be submitted as digital images in a size suitable for print reproduction. A prospectus containing the complete requirements and an entry form can be downloaded from:

The exhibition features $2,900 in awards, including a $1,000 first prize. This year’s juror is Christy Johnson, director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art.

The actual exhibition will be from August 21 through September 26, 2009, at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be from 5 – 8 p.m.

Friday, August 21. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community organization, has served southwestern Los Angeles County with visual arts exhibition, education and outreach programs since 1931. For more information about any of its many activities, visit or call 310-541-2479.

Post Three: PDN Gallery Online

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Post Four: SAA Photo Metadata Project

Are you meta-smart?
If you create, distribute or use digital photos, you’d better be!
To protect your copyrights … To make money licensing photography … To smooth your workflow … To track image use … To find images you need … To find them again … You need to understand and use photo metadata.
We can help.
The Stock Artists Alliance invites all to attend our FREE getMETAsmart events and newly launched website.
Working under an award from the Library of Congress and supported by industry partners, the SAA Photo Metadata Project is on a mission to promote industrywide use of standard photo metadata in every digital image file.
Register now to attend a FREE getMETAsmart event.
getMETAsmart! Upcoming events
Dallas / May 27
San Antonio / May 28
Seattle / June 11
San Francisco / June 17
Los Angeles / June 18
New York / June 22
Washington / June 25

Our tour stops in Dallas, San Antonio, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, Atlanta, Tucson and Chicago. These evening events are free, but space is limited. To reserve a place, go to

At our new website, you’ll find everything you wanted to know about metadata … but were afraid to ask. Learn about the challenges of protecting, licensing, and archiving digital photos. Learn how using standardized metadata can help. Find out what’s new in the world of metadata. You’ll find extensive guides to metadata standards and best practices, paired with links to other resources. Coming soon: screencast tutorials to show you how to embed metadata working with popoular software.
About us
The Stock Artists Alliance is the only trade association focused on the business of stock photography. Learn more about SAA’s membership benefits, free resources, and other education and advocacy initiatives at

Upcoming events
Dallas / May 27
San Antonio / May 28
Seattle / June 11
San Francisco / June 17
Los Angeles / June 18
New York / June 22
Washington / June 25
This is a free event with reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so register now to ensure your place and in order to be eligible for drawings of valuable software and services from Adobe, Microsoft, Camera Bits and Photoshelter.

Post Five: Copyright Office Changing Fee Structure

Please take a look at the below fee structure and read the blurb that I took off the copyright office website. With a six month backlog the copyright office is encouraging electronic submissions.

Shown below are fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services. Note that there is now a lower filing fee for online registration of basic claims through the electronic Copyright Office.

Effective August 1, 2009, some fees will change. Fees marked with an asterisk are proposed by the Copyright Office and will go into effect August 1, if Congress does not take action to disapprove them. Fees without an asterisk will take effect on August 1 based on regulations to be issued by the Copyright Office.

Registration, Recordation, and Other Services Current Aug 1
Online registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship (electronic filing) $35 $35
Registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship on Form CO (paper filing with 2-D barcode-generated form and shipping label) $45 $50*
Registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship on Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE (paper filing) $45 $65*
Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals  (Form GR/CP), or database updates (paper filing) $45 $65*
Registration of a group of published photographs (Form GR/PPh/CON) (paper filing) $45 $65*
Registration of renewal claim (Form RE) without addendum (paper filing)
Addendum to Form RE (paper filing)
Registration of a claim in a group of serial issues (Form SE/Group, per issue, minimum 2 issues) (paper filing) $25 $25*
Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers or newsletters (Form G⁄DN) (paper filing) $70 $80*
Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) (paper filing) $45 $65
Supplementary registration to amend a completed registration
(Form CA) (paper filing)
$115 $100*
Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D⁄VH) (paper filing) $200 $220
Registration of a correction or amplification to a vessel hull design registration (Form DC) $115 $115
Preregistration of certain unpublished works $100 $115*
Additional certificate of registration $40 $35
Certification of Copyright Office records (per hour) $150 $165*
Search report prepared from official records (per hour) (minimum: 2 hours)
Estimate of search fee
Location and retrieval of Copyright Office materials or records (per hour) $150 $165
Recordation of a document (single title)
Additional titles (per group of 10 or fewer titles)
Issuance of a receipt for a sec 407 deposit $20 $30
Online service provider designation (Recordation of an Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement under sec 512(c)(2))
Additional alternative names (per group of 10)





Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW) (paper filing) $95 $105
Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D⁄VH) (paper filing) $200 $220

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