CAPIC is changing and we want you to be a part of it!

CAPIC is changing and we want you to be a part of it!

CAPIC AGM                                                                                                                                             Studio 31 –  31 East 5th Avenue                                                                                                       Wednesday March 18th  6:00-9:00 pm

Come out this Wednesday and be part of planning CAPIC’s future and meet the board and committee members. This AGM will be followed by top creative business coach and manager, Corwin Hiebert and his presentation “Get Down to Business” This power-packed, 2-hour workshop is for photographers and graphic designers who want to start or grow their freelance business. More information in the event section of our blog –capicvancouver.wordpress.com/events/

register for the event at www.facebook.com/events/1555561104727891/

In the search to make CAPIC relevant, vibrant and viable as a professional organization over the past few months the CAPIC board has reached out to some emerging photographers and students at the local colleges/universities. Here is some input into what they see as will make CAPIC a more valuable organization.

1. Getting Work:

– Consistently be introducing members to potential employers (portfolio reviews, speaking events, office tours, etc).

– Gallery and agency/design house tours

– Leadership opportunities

-Participation in CAPIC, as a school liaison will help build future networks

2. Exclusive Learning Opportunities:

– Workshops, webinars, speaking events, assisting opportunities

– Mentorship program. Perhaps every member is paired with a mentor whose job it is to help the member succeed and get more value from CAPIC

3. Discounts on useful things:

– Always be bringing in new discounts to keep members happy.

– Talk to various rental houses about a small gift certificate for every new member?

– There are many discounts we have in place through the National office so adding locally is even more beneficial to members

4. Socializing

– Being a solo-artist can be lonely. We all need community. We are trying to add opportunities that get members and potential members together in a social environments and help build peer networks

We’ve already started:                                                                                                                           -A new website has been created

-A new blog to share information and soon members work

-Active Social Media Channels

-We had guest illustrator Ola Volo speak about her work to members and to the Capilano  University IDEA Student members.

-The AGM with guest speaker Corwin Heibert

-Photography exhibit for members only for the Capture Festival

-How Image Affect Us: A panel of 12 incredible photographers sharing their stories                 

Please come to the AGM, and share your vision for CAPIC. If you want to join we could use some help on the board or even and occasional volunteer.  We could use your input into what sorts of things you would like to see in Capic!

The CAPIC Vancouver Board

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Capic AGM / Workshop

CAPIC Vancouver invites you to their annual AGM. This year we’ve added an incredible workshop!

Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: AGM 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Workshop 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: BW Studios 31 East 5th Avenue
Cost: Members (free), Non-members ($15)

RSVP-capicvancouver@capic.org

Come out and be part of planning CAPIC’s future and meet the board and committee members. This will be followed by top creative business coach and manager, Corwin Hiebert presenting “Get Down to Business”

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This power-packed, 2-hour workshop is for photographers and graphic designers who want to start or grow their freelance business.

Led by Corwin Hiebert, a business manager to freelancers, digital artists, and entrepreneurs—this workshop will deliver the goods to help you get organized, focused, and on-track using a business planning tool that doesn’t suck.

Every attendee will be given a complimentary copy of Corwin’s Business Action Planner ($50 value) – you can learn more here: www.businessactionplanner.com.

The Business Action Planner Toolkit is a non-prescriptive resource designed to decrease the chance of inertia and increase a freelancer’s entrepreneurial momentum—the digital toolkit includes a 344-page PDF guidebook, Evernote® notebooks, and a free worksheet subscription.

Corwin Hiebert manages talent such as world-renowned photographer, publisher, and best-selling author David duChemin and he’s the author of Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] (Peachpit Press, 2013) as well as many other eBook titles with Craft & Vision and Flatbooks. Corwin presents business and marketing lectures / workshops at photography and design conferences throughout Canada and the Unites States; he is also a guest lecturer at Vancouver Media Arts Institute, Langara College, and Capilano University (IDEA Program).

Reasons you should take part in the Portfolio Reviews

Some of the no brainer reasons you should be taking part in “First Impressions – CAPIC Vancouver’s 5th Portfolio Speed Review.

All the legwork has been done for you – you get your book together and show up.

You save on the costs of parking in downtown Vancouver. At $4-$8hr that save you at very least $100 in parking fees alone.

You get to meet more of the top art directors and designers in one room wanting to see your work than anywhere else in town.

Close to one out of two of the participants will win a door prize, one that is worth as much as 10 times your ticket.

You get to make graffiti and won’t get arrested for doing so!

You will save making upwards of 100 phone calls to make and rebook and cancel at least 1/2 of the appointments you booked.

There is more than just work involved this year, you get to socialize with your peers and the creative community to share your first impressions for free if you register.

So why haven’t you signed up?

Register at:    http://capicportfoliospeedreview2013.eventbrite.com

 

Thanks to our sponsors
130 West     Langara College Continuing Studies    Fidelis Art Prints    Exhibit-it
Beau Photo  Vancouver Photo Workshops   Sugar Studios Flashpoint Tangible Interaction

Portfolio Resources

In the spirit of our upcoming portfolio review, take a look at these resources and their take on the portfolio:

http://www.shrapneldesign.com/
http://paperhaus.com/
http://www.lost-luggage.com/store/home.php
http://store.apple.com/ca/mac/mac-accessories/notebook-cases#!

Now that you have been inspired, don’t forget to get your ticket! http://capicportfoliospeedreview2013.eventbrite.com/

#capicpsr. #capicyvr #portfoliospeedreviews

NEW CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LAWS ARE NOW IN FORCE!

The new Canadian Copyright Laws are in place and effective as of today. CAPIC’s long fight for photographer’s equality under the copyright laws in Canada have finally come to bear fruit.

Thank you to all who have worked on the committees, donated to the copyright fund or have supported this valuable work on your behalf.

Vol. 146, No. 23 — November 7, 2012
Registration
SI/2012-85 November 7, 2012

COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION ACT

Order Fixing Various Dates as the Dates on which Certain Provisions of the Act Come into Force
P.C. 2012-1392 October 25, 2012

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, pursuant to section 63 of the Copyright Modernization Act (“the Act”), chapter 20 of the Statutes of Canada, 2012, fixes
· (a) the day on which this Order is published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅱ, as the day on which section 1, subsection 2(2), sections 3, 4 and 6 to 8, subsections 9(1) and (2), section 10, subsections 11(1) and (3) and 12(1) and (3), section 13, subsections 15(1), (3) and (5) and sections 17 to 46, 47 (other than sections 41.25 and 41.26 and subsection 41.27(3) of the Copyright Act, as enacted by that section), 48, 49 and 51 to 62 of the Act come into force;

· (b) the later of the day on which this Order is published in the Canada Gazette, PartⅡ, and the day on which the WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996, comes into force for Canada as the day on which subsection 2(1) and section 5 of the Act come into force; and

· (c) the later of the day on which this Order is published in the Canada Gazette, PartⅡ, and the day on which the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996, comes into force for Canada as the day on which subsections 9(3) and (4), 11(2), (4) and (5) and 12(2), section 14, subsections 15(2) and (4) and sections 16 and 50 of the Act come into force.

EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Order.)

Proposal
This Order fixes various dates as the dates on which various provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act (the Act) come into force.
Pursuant to section 63 of the Act, the Governor in Council fixes
· (a) the day on which this Order is published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅱ, as the day on which section 1, subsection 2(2), sections 3, 4, and 6 to 8, subsections 9(1) and 9(2), section 10, subsections 11(1), 11(3), 12(1) and 12(3), section 13, subsection 15(1), 15(3), 15(5) and sections 17 to 46, 47 [other than sections 41.25 and 41.26 and subsection 41.27(3) of the Copyright Act, as enacted by that section], 48, 49, and 51 to 62 of the Act come into force;

· (b) the day on which the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (WCT) comes into force for Canada as the day on which subsection 2(1) and section 5 of the Act come into force; and,

· (c) the day on which the World Intellectual Property Organization Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) comes into force for Canada as the day on which subsections 9(3), 9(4), 11(2), 11(4), 11(5) and 12(2), section 14, subsections 15(2) and 15(4) and sections 16 and 50 of the Act come into force.

Objective
Recognizing the critical role a modern copyright regime plays in Canada’s digital economy, the Act balances the needs of creators and users and ensures that Canada’s copyright laws are modern, flexible, and in line with current international standards.

Background
The Act received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012, and amends the Copyright Act. Among other things, these amendments provide Canadian copyright owners with updated rights and protections to better address the challenges and opportunities of the Internet, so as to be in line with international standards; clarify Internet service providers’ liability and make the enabling of online copyright infringement itself an infringement of copyright; permit businesses, educators and libraries to make greater use of copyright material in digital form; allow educators and students to make greater use of copyright material; permit certain uses of copyright material by consumers; give photographers the same rights as other creators; ensure that the Copyright Act remains technologically neutral; and mandate a parliamentary review of the Copyright Act every five years.
Those sections and subsections fixed to come into force on the day on which the WCT comes into force for Canada ensure that certain copyright protections are extended to WCT member countries. This date is tied to the completion of a ratification process, which would be required in order for the WCT to come into force for Canada.

Those sections and subsections fixed to come into force on the day on which the WPPT comes into force for Canada extend certain copyright protections to WPPT member countries. This date is tied to the completion of a ratification process, which would be required in order for the WPPT to come into force for Canada.

To implement the notice and notice regime in a balanced, effective, and efficient manner, a delay is necessary in order to consider a regulatory process. Consequently, the coming-into-force date of provisions related to the notice and notice regime (specifically subsection 47 [41.25, 41.26, and 41.27(3)]), will be determined through a separate order-in-council process.

Financial implications
There are no financial implications to the Government associated with this Order.

Consultation
As part of the copyright modernization process, extensive national consultations were undertaken in 2009. More than 8 000 written submissions were received, and approximately 1 000 individuals and organizations participated in live events held across the country.

Additionally, the Act was considered by two legislative committees and the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Stakeholders appeared before each of these committees to give testimony on this legislation and its anticipated impact.

The Act reflects the input of thousands of Canadians, businesses and organizations, and balances the needs of creators and users.

Departmental contacts
Anne-Marie Monteith
Director
Copyright and Trade-mark Policy
Industry Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5
Telephone: 613-952-2527
Fax: 613-941-8151
Lara Taylor
Acting Director
Copyright Policy and Legislation
Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
Telephone: 819-934-8963
Fax: 819-953-6720

A reality check about photography jobs

An interesting blog post from the Chicago Tribune

For Tuesday Tips, I’ve written a lot to inform and encourage those pursuing photography and, more specifically, photojournalism. I’ve also written about the awesomeness of the job. If you want to be the next James Nachtwey or Margaret Bourke-White, I’m all for it. You may be the next legend. Pursue your dream and your calling. I’ve never wanted to be one of the many “nabobs of negativity” who say that photojournalism is dead.

But now it’s time for a reality check courtesy the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in their Occupational Outlook Handbook:

read the whole article here:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/assignment-chicago/2012/09/need-a-reality-check-about-photo-jobs-.html

ASMP Releases at the App Store

ASMP has just released valuable tools for photographers. An APPfor iPad and iPhone called ASMP releases, containing property and model releases by both ASMP and Getty that can be filled in on your device with photos attached.

Check it out…

http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2012/07/introducing-asmps-new-releases-app/#.T_

at the app store

Thanks to the ASMP for sharing

New Canadian Copyright laws have finally been passed into law

JamesMoore_org : The Governor General has granted Royal Assent to Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act. After 2 long years – victory. A very good day

The above quote is from the minister in charge. This was the last step that was needed and now as of today at about 8pm in Ottawa the copyright laws have been changed – official and real!

Once again a big thanks to everyone who has helped to make this happen since 1976.

Final Vote on Canadian Copyright Law takes place Monday June 18

Canadian Copyright law C11 is scheduled for final reading and vote in the House of Parliament on Monday June 18.

This is the culmination of many, many years effort of CAPIC and the PPOC working towards the basic right of the creator to the be the first owner of copyright in photography. This follows the Berne convention and matches our rights to most of the rest of the world.

Congratulations to the committee members who have worked so hard and to our members for their support.

A very social celebration is in order and we are planning for Wed 20th at a location to be determined. Watch this space for details or respond to this post so you will receive the details as they are confirmed!