Monday, November 14, 2011

Prepare to Enter the Workforce as Multimedia Journalists.

University of Miami students at front, left to right, are Jessica Daly, Danielle Peloquin, Cayla Nimmo, Katie Sikora, Jack Burrus and Sagette Van Embden with Matt Root and Natalie Edgar in the back row.

Last week I joined up with members of the American Society of Media Photographers for a presentation at the University of Miami School of Communication and moderated by Scherley Busch with panelists Jorge Parra, Matt Pace, Paul Morris, Chuck Fadely, Nancy Brown and myself.

It was a lively discussion on how to prepare to enter the workforce as a multimedia journalist.

As a staff photographer for a daily newspaper the discussion was an eye opener to hear from the perspective of photographers as business owners.

Topics included:
Branding your product: how to get noticed to find work. Professional business practices for visual imagers. Traditional and new emerging outlets for the photography market.

ASMP sponsored the panelists as Think Tank Photo provided free product with a random drawing for the students. A special thanks goes out to the fabulous Maggie Steber and Michelle Sellig for inviting us into the classroom.