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Why Most Web Designers Mess Up Photography Websites

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by JasenkaG] To have a great photography website, it’s not enough to have a jaw-dropping portfolio – you also have to present your work in the best possible way and collaborate with your designer to create a truly outstanding online presentation of your work. Unfortunately, it happens quite often that photography websites are poorly designed and they don’t do any favour to the owner’s business. Read more

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Why We’re Testifying Against Non-Compete Agreements for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Caitlin Pearce] We support New York City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work. Yesterday, I testified at a hearing before New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor in support of City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work. Introduced by 39th District Council member Brad Lander, this bill would: Prohibit…

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Instagram Rolls Out Protective Features To Easily Save Accounts From Hackers

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  Cross-posted from designtaxi.com [by Yimin Huang] Instagram is now testing new features intended to make it more challenging for hackers to steal accounts. This is timely, as online extortionists have been threatening to delete influencers’ accounts unless they footed high ransoms. Some victims ended up paying huge sums, while others never managed to get their accounts back, as hackers sold them off for as much as US$100,000, according to The Atlantic. In such cases,…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 06.21.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Member Spotlight: Lynn Goldsmith Rock and Roll Exhibit at SF Art Exchange… Advocacy: Join the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill to Support CASE Act ASMP Bookshelf: Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night Benefits: Apple Summer 2019 iPhone Trade-In Offer Forums Events Podcasts Weekend Reading Current News  

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Ten Things Which Most Photographers Don’t Have, but Probably Should

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  Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Paul Adshead] It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or amateur, there are certain items which will make your life as a photographer so much easier. Do you have everything on this list? I have worked alongside various professional photographers over the years and have quite often been surprised by the number of times they have asked me to borrow stuff while shooting together. Things I personally think are essential…

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Meet ASMP CASE Act Advocate Wes Guerrier

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As part of ASMP’s Advocacy is a Verb Series, we want to spotlight members who go above and beyond with their support of ASMP advocacy efforts. As without member advocates, ASMP would not be able to achieve the legislative and legal milestones that seek to protect the rights and works of creators. Meet ASMP Advocate Wes Guerrier Wes Guerrier is a Baltimore-based professional photographer and a member of the ASMP Baltimore Chapter. Wes has been…

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The Importance of Not Comparing Yourself to Other Photographers

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] With the internet, it’s easier than ever to hop online, see hundreds of photographs, and compare your work to a bevy of other photographers. But just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should. This great video explores the importance of not worrying about the work of other photographers too much. Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this excellent video explores why you should avoid comparing yourself to other photographers…

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Mick Rock: Capturing Ziggy Stardust

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Beijinger [by Kyle Mullin] Thirty-six years after releasing his smash hit “China Girl,” the late great David Bowie now stars in a high profile photo exhibit in the Chinese capital. The pictures were taken by Mick Rock, who Bowie named his personal photographer during his ’70s heyday. After snapping famed photos of the star British singer in the studio, at home, and onstage…

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Tales of Migration by Seventy-Five Artists

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Editor’s Note: The works of past ASMP members Dorothea Lange and Alfred Stieglitz are featured in this exhibition. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement features 75 historical and contemporary artists whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis. Presented by The Phillips Collection, the exhibition opens to the public on June 22, however, on June 20, The Phillips…

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Join the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill to Support CASE Act on June 26th

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Join ASMP and other creator groups for a Blue Wave on Capitol Hill in support of CASE Act on June 26th. We are looking for members in the DC, Maryland, Virginia, and metro regions who are willing to travel to Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for the CASE Act and join us at a Copyright Office hearing on Wednesday, June 26th.  Participating creators would be asked to sit in the audience at the hearing…

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