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The Navy SEAL Technique All Photographers Should Be Doing

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Cross-posted from [by Paul Parker] Many parallels can be drawn between being in the military and being a photographer. Both have their high pressured moments and require extreme concentration at times. Here’s one technique that the Navy SEALs have adopted that photographers should too. It doesn’t matter what area of the industry you work in, being a professional photographer requires a lot of physical and mental capacity. Just like a well-maintained engine, things have…

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Buy a Photo of Your Favourite Musician to Help New York’s Most Vulnerable

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Members Mick Rock and Bob Gruen have photos available for sale in the God’s Love We Deliver Fundraiser. Cross-posted from AnOther [by Miss Rosen] This article is published as part of our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign: Since the Covid-19 crisis first swept the globe, music has become one of the primary sources of joy and community for millions of people dealing with the strains and stresses of social isolation. Whether watching historic Verzuz battles,…

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What It Takes to Be a Photo Editor

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Cross-posted from Aperture [by Brendan Embser] In November 2014, Paul Moakley traveled to Liberia with the photographer Jackie Nickerson to make portraits of the doctors and frontline workers fighting against the Ebola epidemic for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue. As they waited to see Dr. Jerry Brown, a medical director in Monrovia, Moakley and Nickerson witnessed a burial team preparing to move Ebola victims to a site for mass cremation. “All I could…

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – May 27, 2020 Linda Levy of Workbook conducts a semi-live portfolio review for two ASMP members, Amy Scott and Jason Pietroski. Linda presents her process and shows you in real-time how she makes decisions on images and sequences them. Linda believes there’s a big difference in a “good portfolio” and a “spectacular portfolio.” A spectacular portfolio keeps a photographer’s work at the forefront of…

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Passings: John Loengard, Life Magazine Legend and Legend Maker

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] He was “one of the last myths of the golden age of photography. So notes L’Oeil de la Photographie in a tribute to Life magazine photographer and director of photography John Loengard, who passed away on May 24 at age 86. Loengard edited a number of books tracing the history of Life magazine and its greatest photographers. Loengard joined the staff of Life in 1961, at its apex of…

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Check Out These Dramatic Quarantine Self-Portraits Taken by Professional Photographers

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Editor’s Note: Photographers David Burnett and John Boal, whose self-portraits are featured in this article, are ASMP Members from the Washington, D.C. Chapter. Cross-posted from The Washingtonian [by Anna Marina Savvidis] Is it true that the most challenging situations can end up being the most creative? Does isolation force us to tap into a new part of our creativity that we wouldn’t normally access? I wondered how local photographers might feel about those questions. So…

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