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Screenshot of article on billing posted at Freelancers Union Blog

Are You Charging What You’re Worth?

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Justin Samuel] This February, my company conducted a survey of WordPress design and development firms. We talked to everyone from big agencies to one-man shops. One result really stood out, and I wanted to share it here: Freelancers in this industry simply aren’t charging what they’re worth. Only 2.4 percent of freelance design and development professionals say they bill more than $150 per hour—but 8 percent of agencies do. While…

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Meet Your ASMP Experts & Masters Host – Tom Kennedy

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Luke Copping interviews ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, about his experiences as the photography director at National Geographic as well as his views on the current state of the photographic industry. View podcast on iTunes   About ASMP Experts & Masters Series The American Society of Media Photographers has introduced a new podcast and live broadcast event called ASMP Experts and Masters. The program brings candid conversations about the craft, business and the culture of…

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Screenshot of video by Tony and Chelsea Northrup on stolen photo posted on YouTube

Sweet, Sweet Justice: How a Stolen Photo Cost the Thief $60,000

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] It’s no secret that photographers often have to deal with people stealing their photos and showing little respect for the hard work that goes into creating a quality image. So, it’s always nice to see when a bit of justice is handed out and the photographer’s rights are upheld. Coming to you from Tony and Chelsea Northrup, this video details their recent copyright infringement case, in which a company…

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Google Image Publishing Guidelines

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Editor’s Note: Google has a new page describing what they consider best practices for image publishing. And where Google goes, so goes the rest of the web. On the same page you’ll find “Video best practices” and “Rich media file best practices.” Cross-posted from Google Support Google Images is a way to visually discover information on the web. Users can quickly explore information with more context around images with new features, such as image captions,…

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On the 50th Anniversary of Paul Fusco’s “RFK Funeral Train”

By | ASMP History, Current News | No Comments

Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] On June 8, 1968, following a funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Paul Fusco boarded a 21-car train at Penn Station with the casket of Robert F. Kennedy. The “Funeral Train” was to journey from New York to Washington D.C., where Kennedy would be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. On assignment for Look magazine, the 38-year old Fusco was stunned by the throngs of people who…

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GDPR – Are You Ready? A Quick Guide For Creatives

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Editor’s Note: Even if you don’t work or live within the European Union, GDPR could still affect you. Cross-posted from Pixsy [by Torsten Rüter] It’s likely you have already seen and heard a lot about the new GDPR, but what is it? And importantly how will it affect you as a self-employed creative or small business? What is it? GDPR stands for The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. It is a new regulation for…

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2018 Eddie Adams Workshop Accepting Applications Through May 31st

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The Workshop The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The workshop is tuition-free, and the students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. Nikon has been the workshop’s major sponsor since its inception. Applications for the 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop are now being accepted. Click here to apply. Final deadline for applying is May 31, 2018. For more information about Eddie Adams…

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One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Paul Adshead] What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we’ve ever been on? With the ability to reach many more people than all your followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined; no restrictive algorithms, no paying to boost posts, no adverts. Do you want in? I know many of you will think the email is as antiquated as the 56k modem…

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The CASE Act Challenge: Submit an Image or Video in Support of Small Claims Tribunal

By | Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims Report, Strictly Business Blog | No Comments

Grab your camera and join the CASE Act Challenge! Submit an image or a video telling the world why it is important for Congress to enact the CASE Act! Images: Make a sign.  Something that reads “I Support the CASE Act!” or  “Visual Creators Support the CASE Act” “Protect My Rights – Enact the CASE Act!” or signs with other phrases in support of the CASE Act using #HR3945, #SmallClaims,  #MySkillsPayBills  and #MyCASE4Copyright tags. Videos:…

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