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Neil Binkley Wins Print Design Award for ASMP Philadelphia Photo Annual

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2017 marked the first year that ASMP Philadelphia, along with the design, photo editing and strategic guidance from ASMP member Neil Binkley, changed the format of its annual photo contest – and it’s already won a design award. Previously, it had been a bound book that historically required membership to pay for the bulk of the printing costs. The new format was digitally printed by Magcloud, and at less than half the cost of previous…

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Creative Consultant Carolyn Potts on How to Create Portfolio Presentations that Work

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“And now…. you are live!” Whether you’re “performing” at a portfolio review event (those 20-minute sessions at events with multiple reviewers) – or you’re showing your book to someone when you’re being considered for a specific project – there are ways to optimize your meeting that could help you eventually land that dream assignment. In this ASMP Talk with Carolyn Potts, Carolyn will give you tips on ways to improve your odds of getting some…

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This Simple Strategy Sells More Photos

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Brian Pernicone] Put your camera down. Over there. Immediately. You don’t need it if you want to earn more money as a photographer. The single greatest lesson I’ve learned about the business of photography in the past few years is that the images I make are less important to sales than my ability to connect with people. That’s why when I’m out shooting on location, I make a genuine effort to…

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Light Matters with Brian Fitzgerald

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  Have you ever wished you could listen in on the conversation of experienced commercial photographers and masters of lighting—not only to hear their secrets of using flash but to understand the way they approach lighting, location work and the inevitable issues that come with it? Then ASMP member Brian Fitzgerald has the book for you. Light Matters: A Photographer’s Guide to Lighting with Flash on Location contains practical information on how to plan and…

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Led Zeppelin as Seen by Led Zeppelin

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Editor’s Note: Contributing photographers Bob Gruen and Elliot Erwitt are current ASMP Life Members. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, the three remaining living members of the legendary band. Commemorating 50 years since their formation, the 400-page chronology spans the band’s career. It’s comprised of hundreds of images and artworks personally selected by the band from…

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Tips for Lighting on Location

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Editor’s Note: Stuart Hughes presents tips from eight photographers on lighting in various locations. Cross-post from pdnonline.com [by Holly Stuart Hughes] Versatile Lighting for a Fitness Shoot with Gigi Hadid Photographer/director Monica May shoots a variety of subjects in different styles, and notes, “I don’t have a ‘go-to’ lighting setup, since a lot of what I shoot is inspired by the creative, the location.” On a Reebok shoot with model and Reebok spokesperson Gigi Hadid,…

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You Delight Up My Life: Make Yourself Memorable to Your Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Michael Katz] If you buy a hot dog at a ball game, there’s not much surprise in the outcome (hopefully). You pay your money, you get your food, all done. When you buy a professional service, on the other hand, it’s more complicated. With things like executive coaching, or financial advice, or management consulting, there are many more unknowns. Your clients are making a best guess, but they don’t really…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 10.12.2018

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ASMP Weekly Update Strictly Business: ASMP Partner to Create GS1 Standards Photography… Contests: Best of ASMP 2018 Contest Details Page Member Offer: Don’t Miss out! Display Work on Times Square Billboards! Member Spotlight: John Davidson’s Women Who Tech Are Dangerous Project Membership: Renew Your 2019 Membership in October and Save! Find a Photographer/Find an Assistant Events Annual Meeting PhotoPlus Expo 2018 Opportunities Forums Weekend Reading Current News

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10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets

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Cross-posted from artsy.net [by Alina Cohen] Editor’s Note: Street photography is having a resurgence, but it never really went anywhere, and goes back to the origins of the art.   The variations are endless, including fine art, photojournalism, and something in between.  Here’s an article about ten of the best, from the online magazine, Artsy. Street photographers remind us that history isn’t just composed of monumental events, celebrities, and politicians, but of people like us. They capture…

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