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ASMP Prepares for Launch of 75th Anniversary Year This Month

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Join ASMP as it begins celebrating its seventy-five years of service to visual creators. In October 1944, some two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s New York studio and agreed that a formal organization was both wanted and needed. Wrote founding member Bradley Smith: “It was the year of 1944, a year of the beachheads of Normandy, the beginning of the end of World War II. It was also the year of the first meeting…

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Tech Talk with Mark Fitzgerald: Going Mobile with Lightroom

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 12:00pmET Join ASMP for a discussion with Mark Fitzgerald about using Lightroom on mobile devices. One of Lightroom’s most underused features is the ability to synchronize the desktop Lightroom Classic catalog with mobile devices. At first this may not sound too exciting. But when your mobile devices become part of your main photography ecosystem, it will most likely change your mobile and desktop workflows. For example, you can seamlessly share select…

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A Response to: Six Reasons It’s Time for Brands to Replace Stock Photos With User-Generated Content

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Editor’s Note: Andy Batt is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Recently I came across a blog post that essentially blamed professional photographers for creating boring stock photos, and that boring stock photos are the key reason that companies should be using User-Generated Content. To sum up: stock photos are bad/boring, therefore companies and marketers are forced to look elsewhere. Deep into the article, we get this gem: “People whose work is used don’t…

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Check Out This Photographer’s Response to Being Asked for Free Prints—By Multi-Millionaires

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Alice Houstons] Tim Wallace is a national treasure. A real American hero of high-end photography. So when he was asked to provide a high-resolution free print images to a high-profile client FOR FREE. His response was a hard and definite NO. Recently, Tim received an email from a ‘high-end interior designer’ based out of California. This interior designer had a ‘high-end’ client—a real big wig—who had just remodeled their $12m coastal retreat…

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Ever Wanted to Start a Photography Youtube Channel?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] If you have ever wanted to start a YouTube channel, here is my experience of setting up a new channel and giving it a real go for 30 days. YouTube is something that I have wanted to have a play with for many years. I spend more time on YouTube than any other platform. In the 2000s, I learned photography from the site, as there was a wealth of…

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Going Once, Going Twice… and SOLD!

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Editor’s Note: Iconic photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Capa, and Joel Meyerowitz were all past ASMP Members. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day [by Samantha Reinders] The first issue of Aperture, a quarterly journal devoted to creative photography, launched in San Francisco back in 1952. Founded by a small circle of photographers and critics — Minor White, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams among them— Aperture’s stated mission was…

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Renew Early and Save in October!

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You make ASMP a better community! So, we would like to offer you this special member renewal rate for 2020. We are committed to creating great programs for our members and are planning ahead for 2020. Over the next year, we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary as a trade association that educates, advocates, and provides community for image makers. Your early commitment to 2020 membership will help us lock in business development educational programming,…

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Petition Goes Viral: Do Not Replace Disney Photographers With Robots

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Mason] The “Robot Revolution” is already underway, but it’s meeting pockets of resistance, including one based in our photographic community. Fans of America’s most-visited theme park and photographers alike have recently banded together to save a small group of talented professionals from replacement by machinery. Recent news stories have covered the emergence of animatronic photography, with most machines still in a “beta” testing phase.  And now photographers and fans of the Florida…

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Net 90 Payment is a Policy that Freelancers Can’t Afford

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jocelyn Brady] This morning I called up my utilities company to share a proposal: “What if I decided I’m not going to pay you until 90 days after my bill is due?” Fay, my agent, wasn’t quite sure what to do with me. “I’ve never been asked that!“ she said. I told her not to worry, I was just doing some research. Putting hypotheticals out there, to see what kind…

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Know Your Rights: Photography in Public

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Cross-posted from Lifehacker [by Thorin Klosowski and Rebecca Fishbein] The ubiquity of camera phones has turned every layperson into a semi-professional photographer, and social media makes it even easier to spread photographs and video over the internet like wildfire. Sometimes, those photos and videos even end up changing the course of history, or igniting a movement. Still, the rules of photography in public spaces apply whether you’re wielding a $5,000 Leica or an iPhone. For the most…

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