5 Things Photographers Should Know About Copyright

January 11, 2017


All photos courtesy of Robert Hold, Robert Hold Photography

Last night, ASMP Dallas hosted a copyright session to educate Dallas photographers on protecting their images across social media. The panel included Ft. Worth Star-Telegram photographer Richard Rodriguez, whose image of Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor punching Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista in the face was widely ripped off last year. Also speaking was Donna Halperin, director of client services at Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC, in Valley Stream, … Continue Reading

Fort Worth Photographer Learns the Hard Way About Copyright Infringement

July 27, 2016


Photo courtesy of Star-Telegram/ Richard W. Rodriguez

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

On May 15, 2016, Richard W. Rodriguez captured a photo that quickly went viral.

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor punched Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista in the face after Bautista slid into second in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It was the biggest MLB brawl in years and Rodriguez’s photo captured the pinnacle of a heated rivalry between the two clubs.

But … Continue Reading

A legacy of storytelling: Q&A with Junebug Clark, ASMP lifetime member

June 11, 2015

Baptising in Olde Town Creek, by Joe Clark

Lifetime ASMP member Junebug Clark had big shoes to fill growing up. His father Joe Clark was an acclaimed photographer whose work appeared in Life, National Geographic and in Jack Daniel’s Distillery advertisements. By the age of 3 — yes, three! — Junebug got his first camera and began making photos. At the age of 6, he had his first photo published in Look magazine’s 20th anniversary issue. Since then, Junebug … Continue Reading

Photography Event Roundup February through March!

February 11, 2014

Fellow ASMP Dallas members: Here’s a list of a few upcoming events in the Dallas area through mid-March. Some are free, some have fees attached. Check them out – there’s something for everyone.


February 19

ASMP Dallas networking event at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin in Dallas. 6 p.m. – we’ll buy you an appetizer. https://www.facebook.com/events/681674438551256/


February 27-March 1

Texas Photo Roundup! Okay, this one’s in Austin, but it’s hosted by our sister Austin/San Antonio ASMP chapter, ASMP members … Continue Reading

New Year’s Message from Dallas Chapter President Jason Janik

January 7, 2014

Dear ASMP Dallas members:
     2013 was a busy year for our chapter.  We held happy hour networking events, brought in some high-powered guest speakers, held a fun year-end holiday party, and offered an amazing educational seminar sponsored by the ASMP Foundation Grant.  Sadly, we lost some wonderful North Texas photographers this last year, including two whom I personally knew and will surely miss.  The chapter finally overhauled our outdated website and will be spending the beginning of this year getting … Continue Reading

Email Scam Threatens Lawsuit

August 9, 2013

Members have begun to notice a new email scam that targets photographers. This one threatens a lawsuit!

Here’s the text:

March 20, 2010
Crosby & Higgins
350 Broadway, Suite 300
New York, NY 10013

To Whom It May Concern:

On the link bellow is a copy of the lawsuit that we filed against you in court on March 11, 2010. Currently the Pretrail Conference is scheduled for April 10th, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. in courtroom #33.

The case number is … Continue Reading

Shane Kislack on how ASMP Dallas worked for him

August 9, 2013

Thank you ASMP!
I’ve only been a member of ASMP for a short time but it’s an association that pays dividends immediately.

Not only does ASMP provide photographers with peer-led education, it gives you a spotlight to put your work in front of potential clients.  That span of benefits is rarely seen in other professional organizations.

Recently I entered a contest for members of the Dallas local chapter to showcase new work and was blown away when I was not … Continue Reading