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ASMP Update Week Ending 01.24.2020

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents BEST Of 2019 First Place Winner – Video: Steve Mason Advocacy: Tell the Senate to Pass the CASE Act! Conferences: Check Out Upcoming Conference Schedule Questions With a Pro: Mike Roemer ASMP Legends: What You Can Learn From the Architectural Photographer Ezra Stoller Podcasts Resources: ASMP Paperwork Share Benefits: Creative Live: Defining Your Style with John Keatley Forums Events Weekend Reading Current News

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Another Instagrammer Jailed for Scaling the Pyramids

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] The desire on the part of some social media users for celebrity is a thirst that will likely never be quenched – unless people stop rewarding them for their bad behavior. In that spirit, we’re not going to tell you the specific creator behind this story but we will tell you the story nonetheless and you can follow our reference link below and do more research if you…

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The Rule of Thirds Is Overrated

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Clinton Lofthouse] The rule of thirds is completely overrated. There, I said it. Nope, I am not going to take it back. The day when I first picked up my camera and looked through my viewfinder to find the grid of thirds, I quickly thought to myself: “well, this seems to be a little too simple and predictable.” Every image with the composition or focus point lined up the same. I…

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Tune in to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode #26: Robert Seale and Tom Kennedy

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Episode 26: Robert Seale Robert Seale is a commercial photographer and long-time ASMP member based out of Houston. Throughout his career, he has been able to stay versatile and prolific, while providing his services to advertising agencies, corporate reports, and a host of editorial publications. Robert has made a name for himself with his exceptional technical ability, graphic eye, lighting skills, and his execution speed as a visual problem solver. From his start as a…

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Do You Really Have to Write Out “2020” on Checks to Avoid Being Scammed?

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Cross-posted from slate.com [by Aaron Mak] Almost since the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Facebook memes and news organizations ranging from USA Today to CNN to local media outlets have been warning consumers not to abbreviate “2020” as “20” when signing the date on checks and legal documents. The idea is that a malefactor could write in two digits at the end and change the date. For example, it’s theoretically possible for a…

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Sara Bennett: LOOKING INSIDE: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

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Cross-posted from Lenscratch [by Aline Smithson] Sara Bennett is doing the important work of humanizing those behind prison walls. She has a legacy of considering subjects who have no voice, who have suffered at the hands of others, and those who have had their life change in a flash of bad choices. Her projects chronicle women during and after incarceration and the one that received the 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 nod was Looking Inside: Portraits of…

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7 Things Only the Photographer Cares About on Set

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] Being a photographer comes with perils that only fellow photographers can relate to. Here are 7 things that only photographers care about on set. Let’s start with the biggest one. Creative directors rarely care about the laws of physics. All they want is the final image. Trying to explain to someone that they can’t have even lighting with dramatic shadows that is hard, specular, whilst remaining soft and diffused…

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Best of ASMP 2019 First Place Winner Profile – Steve Mason

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Green Bay, Wisconsin https://masonimage.com/ Image © Steve Mason Mirna Valero: Ultra Runner Ambassador for Merrell First Place – Video ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this video? Steve Mason: The project we were hired for was to shoot, in motion and stills, the experiences and perspective of Merrell’s featured brand ambassadors. This was an ongoing project to showcase all the ambassadors to advance Merrell’s product line through individual stories of inspiration, empowerment and accomplishment….

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Best of ASMP 2019 First Place Winner Profile – John Rae

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Greater New York City Area http://www.raephoto.com/ Image © John Rae Rohingya Refugee Camps One Year In First Place –Series ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? John Rae: The photos were produced on assignment for UNOPS in the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. One year after refugees began arriving over one million people live in these camps making them among the largest in the world. I wanted to show the dignity…

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