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We’re proud to host Susan Carr, an accomplished Chicago-based photographer, here at the Harrington College of Design. Don’t miss this! Susan will be speaking from chapters of her new book, “The Art and Business of Photography” and you’ll have a chance to get a signed copy of her book at the event!

As a photographer for over twenty years, Susan Carr’s photographs can be found in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers.

Here’s what some ASMP leaders and members had to say about her new book:

“At last, a book that addresses the rapidly changing realities all photographers are facing today! This book provides unique and invaluable insights into earning a living as a photographer in a world where everyone owns a camera. From the nuts and bolts of copyright, licensing, and paperwork, to balancing personal creative development with satisfying client needs, Susan Carr has packed practical ideas, actionable advice, and thought-provoking analysis into a concise, personal, and accessible gem of a book.”  – Judy Herrmann, former ASMP president, award-winning photographer, speaker, and consultant

“Photography is all about the art. Unless, of course, you hope to earn some money, and then you’d be wise to know a thing or two about the business of photography. Susan Carr’s book does a great job with that balancing act that is art + commerce. This is an important read.” – Chase Jarvis, visual artist

The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr
When:     Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where:   Harrington College of Design, 200 West Madison Street  Chicago, IL

Doors open half an hour earlier. Find out full event details here: http://www.asmp.org/education/event/info?id=231>
REGISTER NOW!  Pre-registration is required to be eligible for door prizes! Event is free to ASMP Leaders and Harrington College Students, $5 to Affiliates and other students, $10 to Professional Association Members and $20 to Non-Members.

Also, quick reminder that tonight from 5:30 – 8:00 pm it is our Harrington College of Design Interior Design Senior Show – everyone is welcome to stop by, see some great interior design program work and enjoy refreshments!

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Many people may not like negotiating with clients, but if you’re in the creative industry, solid negotiation skills are a must.

From knowing what you’re worth to how to prepare for a call with your potential client, PhotoShelter recently released a webinar on how photographers should negotiate with potential clients.  In the webinar, Blake Discher, a successful Detroit-based freelance photographer who specializes in editorial, advertising, corporate and portrait photography sheds some clarity into a subject that many digital photography and commercial photography professionals may need some tips on.

In the webinar, Discher shares, “I want to be the guy in town that is the easiest to work with, and by that I do not mean by bending over or by being the cheapest. I want to listen to that client carefully, find out exactly what they need and find out a way to give it to them, find out a way to make it work.”

The webinar is about 40 minutes long, and well worth it if you can find the time: http://vimeo.com/27036957

Learn more about the subject from Discher by visiting his blog http://groozi.com/, or following him on Twitter at @bdischer.

Webinar by PhotoShelter

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Read some fascinating articles that feature some of Chicago’s historic architectural gems: from its unique neon lights to sidewalk stamps to bygone breweries, when you walk through the streets of Chicago on your way to your interior design, photography, or graphic design classes at the Harrington College of Design, you’ll appreciate your steps all the more! Capture some of Chicago’s history through the lens of your camera or gain inspiration for your interior design or graphic design from the rich history of Chicago that surrounds you. The articles and tours offered by Forgotten Chicago explain how and where Chicago’s history is hidden with the architecture of the modern day.

You can vote for what Forgotten Chicago 2011 Fall Tours you want to go on by clicking here.

Whether you’ve lived in Chicago for years, or have recently relocated to the city for college, definitely check out Forgotten Chicago to learn more about the fascinating history of (what I personally believe to be) one of the greatest cities in the world!

All photos courtesy Forgotten Chicago

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The title of this post says it all – calling all Not-For-Profits that are in need of Photography!

Harrington College of Design’s Social Practices in Photography (or PHO269) is seeking new, start-up or underfunded not-for-profits who are in need of professional photographic services. This class offered through  Harrington College’s renowned Photography program is hoping to provide images to organizations that have not had the means to afford a professional photographer in the past.  In order to qualify for this program, images must be used in printed collateral sometime in the remainder of 2011 and carry the student’s credit information.  The student should receive copies of the final printed piece for their portfolio materials as well.

By shooting for a real client, the goal is to provide a real world experience for our Harrington photography students while helping them understand the power or value of an image outside of its commercial value.

This two-part course is part of our new four year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Photography (BFA) program, which adds social service and global awareness to the technical foundation students receive in the first two years of the program.

If you are interested in receiving photographic services or know someone who might please get in touch with Dirk Fletcher, Department Chairman of the Photography Program at Harrington College of Design at dfletcher@harringtoncollege.com.

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An educator through and through, Harrington College of Design Photography college instructor Tim Arroyo is a vibrant Chicago photographer who recently initiated a Chicago Photoshop User group through Adobe. The group is dedicated to learning and sharing all that is Photoshop, and is open to all levels of experience.

On the User group page, Tim shares, “I constantly encounter many Photoshop users, but there are no groups to support them. I want to start this group as a way of communicating and uniting those individuals about PS, via meetings, training sessions, and fun PS-related activities. I hope to bring in practicing professionals as guest speakers to demonstrate techniques and workflows using the application.”

The group already has 27 members after being open for just a few weeks! Interested in joining or know someone who might be? Check it out at http://chicago-photoshop.groups.adobe.com/

Learn more about Tim Arroyo (shown above) by visiting his site or by searching for him in this blog (just look for the search feature to the right or at the very top of the page!)

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