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NEW Find an Assistant is LIVE!

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Image Credit ASMP Member Julie Shipman   Now that ASMP’s NEW Find an Assistant has launched, it’s your turn as an ASMP member to login and create or refresh your FAA profile. You will notice that additional fields and specialty categories have been added to the NEW Find an Assistant so that you can offer a broader range of services to potential clients. Updating your profile is critical so that you and your diverse range of skillsets can…

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Four People In Your Professional Network You’re Probably Undervaluing

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Networking isn’t just about making new contacts. It’s also about getting more from the people you already know. But how will you recognize them? Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew, co-founders of The Muse, would like to introduce you to The Stunt Double, The Outsider, The Higher-Up and the The Newbie. Most people think networking is about making new connections—which is true—but you also have to invest in the connections you already have, whether they’re people…

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ISO 12,800. Huh! What Is It Good For?

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Absolutely nothing? In a recent post, PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi asked, “What could we possibly want to photograph that naturally has such dim light?” He found the surprising answer on his last trip to the Philippines. Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. It’s expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2.8 at about 1/20th of a second. Good enough…

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Meeting Other Photographers

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After moving to Paris, Wouter du Toit was looking to meet some fellow photographers but didn’t know where to start. The fashion and beauty editor/photographer decided to join an event hosted by the Paris Photography Meetup Group. See what happened during the Meetup day why he thought it was so amazing. I recently moved to Paris from Cape Town, South Africa. I don’t speak French yet, but I have made some friends here due to the…

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Creators and Innovators Support H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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ASMP, along with other organizations, unions, and guilds representing and supporting creators and inventors, express support of H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”, and have submitted an industry letter to Members of Congress requesting their support of the bill. The letter states the following: H.R. 1695 Recognizes the Importance of Copyright to the U.S. Economy, Jobs and Culture: Copyright is critical to the U.S., with core copyright industries contributing over $1.2…

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4 Tips for Boosting Your Freelance Job Hunt

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If you’re a freelancer, time is money and looking for the right opportunity could take more time than you’ve got. Here are some tips from AND CO‘s Katie Perry on scouring the job boards. When you’re a freelancer, job-hunting is a competitive sport. Ever spend half a Sunday afternoon straight-up creeping on Indeed.com and LinkedIn for the latest opportunities? Mining for precious gems amid the clutter of “freelance” and part-time job postings can be an…

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Advocacy Alert: Tell Your Representative to Vote Yes on HR1695

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© Image JD Ake   Any creator who has ever registered their copyright with the US Copyright Office or tried to search copyright records know the Office’s technology is outdated. We’ve long called for modernizing the Copyright Office. And as Congress reviewed the copyright laws over the last four years, it has realized that Copyright Office modernization is critical to making sure our copyright laws continue to work for all creators, big or small, as…

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Great Photos but Unhappy Clients? Don’t Sacrifice Your Signature

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You shot a series of photos that you consider one of your best works to date, and you’re so proud of it. You send it off to the client, confident that they will love it, too. They respond saying they just aren’t happy with the photos and have a long list of ideas that you think will ruin the concept. What do you do – give the client what they want or stand by your…

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Adobe Has Developed Color Transfer Technology

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[by Wouter du Toit] Adobe’s software bundle is something almost every artist or creative professional in the visual art industries uses. We can’t really go without it, and on a personal note, it’s like a marriage. Photoshop has done some amazing development with their software, and now, they’ve teamed up with Cornell University to develop new imaging technology that makes it possible to transfer a photo style from one image to the next, and still make the image look…

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April 19th Tech Talk with Henrik de Gyor: Why Ignoring Rights Management Will Cost You

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Join consultant, podcaster, and writer Henrik de Gyor in an upcoming Tech Talk about Rights Management on Wednesday, April 19 at 9am PT/12pm ET. Diving into the world of Rights Management, Henrik will discuss the standards, services, and technologies that can help enforce, track, monitor, and monetize rights for many creative and media professionals. The Tech Talk discussion will look well beyond copyright and Digital Rights Management (DRM), and Henrik will open up the discussion to include…

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