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Adobe Finally Figured Out How to Make PDFs Make Sense on a Phone

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Cross-posted from [by Harry McCracken] In the beginning, there was the 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of paper, a standardized size for documents of many kinds. (In the U.S. by the early 20th century, at least—if you know for sure when it became the default, please let me know.) Then, in 1993, came Adobe’s Acrobat software and its PDF file format. They solved the problem of putting a document on your computer screen that precisely matched…

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Now on Amazon Prime – Bob Gomel: Eyewitness

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Cross-posted from and Amazon Prime. The headline in a recent Albuquerque Journal article read: “Bob Gomel’s Photographs Compel Even after 40 Years.” The renowned LIFE photographer has documented many of the great moments and personalities of contemporary history. Articles and books have chronicled Bob’s adventures, including Art Buckwald’s “Leaving Home”, Yoko Ono’s “Memories of John Lennon”, “Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey,” “Malcolm X”, by Thulani Davis, Dick Stolley’s “Our Century in Pictures”. His work…

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ASMP’s Canon Business Series: Licensing and Copyright – A Conversation

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Join ASMP Member and lifestyle photographer Inti St. Clair and ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey for a conversation about licensing, copyright, and how to make sure you and your clients are on the same page about the future.  Drawing from her work with advertising clients such as Alaska Airlines, Google, T-Mobile and more, and editorial clients such as Conde Nast, Scholastic, and Modern Luxury among others, Inti will relate the strategies and considerations that help...
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Stop Senator Ron Wyden and Big Tech from Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273—The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Copyright Alliance [by Chris Castle] The CASE Act is a bipartisan copyright dispute resolution bill that is inches away from becoming the law of the land. Unfortunately, though, it has stalled in the Senate due to just one Senator. The bill calls for a “small claims” process staffed by U.S. Copyright Office attorneys for a limited category of infringement claims by creators, as well as an opportunity for a quick and inexpensive resolution…

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Facebook Updates Rights Management with New Features to Help Out Photographers

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] Facebook is rolling out some more features to help creators like photographers protect their work on its myriad of social media platforms. These new options, in addition to more streamlined processes for reporting infringements, were rolled out as part of a comprehensive set of changes to make things easier for creators to protect their work. In an update posted here, Facebook wrote: “We want to ensure Facebook is…

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Podcast: Emily Ratajkowski Wants to Reclaim Her Image. What Does That Mean for Photographers?

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Last week, New York Magazine’s The Cut published a lengthy essay written by model Emily Ratajkowski on her experiences working as a model, actor, and influencer entrepreneur. She gives numerous examples where she felt unable to control her own image from being sued by paparazzo Robert O’Neil, having two Instagram posts appropriated by Richard Prince, and allegations of sexual assault by photographer Jonathan Leder who later sold photos taken during the night…

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PSPF Symposium: ASMP Presents Creating a Vision for the Future of the Industry

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© Dan Milnor Join ASMP at the Palm Springs Photo Festival SYMPOSIUM - The Future of the Industry: Creative Opportunities Tuesday, September 22nd 5:00pm - 6:30pmPT As ASMP celebrates its 75th Anniversary, the organization looks forward to the future of photography and the ramifications in the creative and business realms. During 2020, ASMP has been on the forefront of assisting photographers and visual creators cope with the challenges of the destructive worldwide pandemic. The recently...
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University of Illinois Department of Journalism Offers Paid Summer Internships for Students at ASMP

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Editor’s Note: ASMP would like to extend its gratitude to all four interns for their tremendous contributions to ASMP and its members during their summer internships providing key support for the promotion and production of the weekly ASMP Town Hall and Webinar Series. Fortunate for ASMP, two of these talented interns –  Julie Kang and Chantal Vaca – were available to remain, and have joined ASMP as part-time staff to continue in their editorial and…

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How the Pandemic Reset Workers’ Concept of Work-Life Balance

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Cross-posted from [by Kevin Collins] Sentiments around “work-life balance” have always been divided. Some argue that the term itself implies a binary relationship (‘work” having a more negative or chore-like connotation, whereas “life” is positive), but really, is it so simple? We now live in a world built on a foundation of productivity, where it’s all too easy (and, more often than not, encouraged) for us to define our worth by the volume of…

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ASMP Member John Rae Wins Silver in France’s Px3 2020 Photo Contest

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Cross-posted from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris The public hospitals were the center of the pandemic in the United States. This series of photographs from 9 days and all 11 hospitals documents the heroes of healthcare and their bravery, resourcefulness, professionalism, doggedness, and heart. John Rae is a professional documentary and commercial photographer based in NYC. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading International Nongovernmental Organizations. For 20 years John has photographed extensively…

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