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The Agent / Photographer Relationship with Patti Schumann

Everything you ever wanted to know about the agent/photographer relationship. This is a tell all, show all, know all regarding the ins-and-outs of this very critical strategic alliance. The right relationship is an extraordinary partnership where all parties feel mutually successful and rewarded. The wrong relationship can be highly detrimental to the path of an artist. This is not a relationship that should be taken lightly. This workshop will provide insight as well as concrete worksheets and checklists that will be informative to both the photographer seeking marketing consultation as well as the seasoned pro who is looking to enhance and support an existing agent relationship.

Who should attend this event:

  • Photographers
  • Agents
  • Industry professional who want to learn more about the photographer/agent relationship.

What will be covered:

  1. Is there a industry standard artist rep. agreement?
  2. What does an equitable and fair agency agreement look like? We’ll show you.
  3. We’ll address the biggest misconceptions photographers have about signing with an agent.
  4. Critical business areas to know, understand, and negotiate upfront before signing with a agent.
  5. How to negotiate on your own behalf and protect your business interests.
  6. Alternate ways to get your work seen outside the traditional representation model.
  7. Portfolio Preparation
  8. And, we’ll answer any and all questions.

For ticket info click HERE

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And The Winner Is…

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Congrats to March’s winner Whitney Eshelman! We loved that she thought outside the box with our Luck of the Irish theme – great job! If you’re a photographer or illustrator in Los Angeles looking for a little creative inspiration make sure to check out Whitney’s blog HoopLA for all the cool events happening around the city. Stay tuned for April’s theme!

The Art of the Personal Project: Russ Quackenbush

Los Angeles based photographer Russ Quackenbush talks about the personal project that was inspired by the foot traffic outside his wife’s storefront in Santa Monica.

“I stopped by one day while she was prepping for a job and noticed a decent amount of interesting people walking by. I learned that some of the people were getting their car washed on one side and walking buy to Starbucks on the other side…I offered them 5 dollars to answer 5 questions and then sit for four minutes. Which turned into 5 minutes of total time. The inspiration was that I got to meet all these cool people that I might have never otherwise.”

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More images and the full interview can be viewed at aPhotoEditor’s website:

The Art of the Personal Project: Russ Quackenbush

About Russ Quackenbush

Russ Quackenbush creates visual images of humanity that reflect the qualities we cherish most in each other. In his portraiture, he gently documents the relics of a subject’s life experiences as they unfold and present themselves in the emotions of their face, the language of their body, and the energy of their being. Russ’ photography gives us license to laugh, play, rejoice, or to mourn. It is through his images that we are led respectfully and thoughtfully into the life of another.

Emotionally charged landscape photography compliments his portraiture work. Russ embraces the powerful energy of place as presented to him in textures, tones, and colors. Through these he creates a complex visual record that conveys the rich history of the site. One gets a clear sense of what has come before and what is destined to be.

It is these same sensibilities that he brings to his work in commercial advertising. Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Russ is always inspired by new environments and motivated by new challenges. Ultimately, it is his love of photography that is reflected in final result.

Upon starting his business in 1996, he has received a myriad of awards from the Photography and Advertising Annuals of Communication Arts, The Ad Club, and The One Show. Creativity Magazine, Archive, and Photo District News have all featured Russ and his work. It was 2001, that Photo District News distinguished Russ in their “30 Under 30”, presenting him as a young talent worth keeping an eye on. He has certainly lived up to that prediction.

About Suzanne Sease

APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s, after establishing the art buying department at The Martin Agency then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies. She has a new Twitter feed with helpful marketing information believing that marketing should be driven by a brand and not specialty. Follow her on twitter at SuzanneSease.

The Art of the Personal Project: Mark Scott

Photographer Mark Scott discussed with Suzanne Sease what inspired him to shoot his project based on LA’s Melrose Avenue and create DopeMelrose.com.

Says Mark, “My first studio was on Melrose, right in the heart of the Melrose District. Melrose, which isn’t far from my home, is a magnet for creative people from all over the world…what I’ve always loved about Melrose are those people who do make bold personal statements with the way they look and dress. And combined with the creative street artists there’s always opportunity for pictures. That’s a good match for a social media project. There’s a great energy from street shooting, and I wanted to revisit Melrose as a project to share on social media.”

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The Art of the Personal Project: Mark Scott

About Mark Scott

Mark Scott is a lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles.  He specializes lifestyle, portraiture, sports and reportage. You can see his work at http://www.markscottphoto.com

About Suzanne Sease

APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s, after establishing the art buying department at The Martin Agency then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies. She has a new Twitter feed with helpful marketing information believing that marketing should be driven by a brand and not specialty. Follow her on twitter at SuzanneSease.