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ASMP Update Week Ending 02.22.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents Survey: Participate in ASMP Member Demographics Survey Advocacy: Under Criticism, National Geographic Backs Off Rights… Webinars: ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2 Questions With a Pro: Jeremy Ruzich Find a Photographer/Find an Assistant: ASMP Wants to Promote You Every Minute of Every Day! Events Benefits Forums Podcasts Weekend Reading Current News

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Six Ways to Understand Other People’s Motivations and Achieve Your Own Goals

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Reva Seth] January is the month of self-motivation. The focus is on New Year’s resolutions and understanding how to leverage your own drives to adopt a new habit or accomplish your goals.   This makes February the ideal time to consider how a better understanding of the motivations of others is both a more positive and empathetic way of navigating life. It also significantly increases your own ability to achieve desired…

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Under Criticism, National Geographic Backs Off Rights Grab

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and NPPA attorney Mickey Osterreicher are quoted in this article stating their concerns about the terms and conditions of #NatGeo100 Instagram contest, specifically the usage of participants’ images by National Geographic. Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] National Geographic has reached 100 million Instagram followers—and it tried to celebrate with a one-day photo contest that amounted to a massive rights grab. Within hours, however, the media company changed…

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The Instagram ‘Tricks’ You Should and Shouldn’t Be Doing

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Paul Adshead] If you’re struggling to get the likes, followers, and comments you’d hope for on Instagram then there may be a few things you’re doing wrong on the social network. There are definitely a few tricks that can help you grow but also a few things you should avoid at all costs. There are so many great photographers on Instagram that let themselves down with the management of their accounts….

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MEGAPIXELS: A fiery end for the old Tappan Zee Bridge

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Mallon is an ASMP Professional Member. Photographs from his series “Brace for Impact” will be on display at The Front Room Gallery at 48 Hester St, NY NY 10002 until Feb 24th. Front Room is open 1-6 Thursday through Sunday and by appointment. Cross-posted from Popular Science [by Rob Verger] Sometimes, the safest way to retire old infrastructure is not with careful deconstruction, but with precise explosions. Such was the case with an…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 02.15.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents President’s Tweet Using Iranian Photographer’s Protest… Advocacy: ASMP Joins Coalition to Oppose Controlled Digital Lending Contests: 2018 Faces First Place Winner Profile: Carlos Alejandro Webinars: ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2 Questions with an Educator: Thomas Werner Technology: Low Lighting Photography Intro with Zach Dobson Find a Photographer/Find an Assistant Events Forums Podcasts Weekend Reading Current News

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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2

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  Join ASMP Legal Advisor and Seattle Attorney, Nathan Hoerschelmann, in upcoming ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series – Part 2 on Thursday, February 28th @ 12:00pmPT/3:00pmET. As part of our ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series, an important consideration for photographers is what will happen to their work after they pass.  Basic estate planning, including protecting your legacy by way of trust, distribution to heirs or giving to another designees, will be discussed.  This is important for every creative….

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President’s Tweet Using Iranian Photographer’s Protest Photo Raises Copyright Concerns

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On Wednesday of this week the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump tweeted an image taken by Iranian photojournalist, Yalda Moayeri, without her permission. As an organization dedicated to the rights of all photographers, and especially careful when examining potential infringements of copyright, ASMP is concerned about this sequence of events as reported. The exact status of the license of this image remains unclear, but the underlying issue presented serves as a reminder…

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