Midwest-Minneapolis, Oct 27: Autumn Networking & Education Event

lgnThursday, October 27, 2011
At the law offices of
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
100 Washington Street South Suite 2200
Minneapolis MN 55401

We are pleased to headline this event with a presentation by the ASPP 2011 Picture Professional of the Year Barbara Smetzer and husband, award-winning photographer Don Smetzer. The Smetzers are coming from Chicago to share their stories and wisdom gained from a century of combined experience in commercial and stock photography. Join us for an evening of exploration of the past the future of the photo business.


5:30: Doors open for networking. Enjoy delicious food and beverages while you mingle with your colleagues in the creative services industries. ALL picture professionals and students are invited!

6:30: What It Takes. by Troy Braun. Minneapolis based Photo Agent and Teacher, will present a slide show highlighting his photographer’s best and most innovative work. Troy will point to current trends in the commercial photography business and what he looks for as an agent.

7:00: Copyright Update, What’s New? by Chris Sandberg. ASPP member and Lawyer withLockridge, Grindal Nauen will give us an update on what current and pressing copyright issues are affecting our industry.

7:30: A Walk Down Memory Lane with the Smetzers. Don and Barbara Smetzer will offer some historical perspective by sharing their wisdom gained from rich and varied photo careers. Barbara was Editorial Director at CLICK/Chicago, Tony Stone Images and Getty Images for many years. Don has a diverse and successful photography career including 25 years as a movie stills photographer. He was recently coined by ASMP Chicago as a “Living Legend of Photography”.

8:30: Q & A and wrap-up.

We hope you will come out for this exciting opportunity to connect with other Picture Editors, Researchers, Buyers and Photographers for this exciting evening. Space is limited so please register by contacting Julie Caruso juliecarusophoto@gmail.com

ASPP members get in free, non-members $10.