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Member Resource: ASMP Paperwork Share

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For many years, ASMP has fielded requests from members to bring back the ASMP Paperwork Share – one of the premiere archives of historical pricing data in the photography industry and an invaluable educational tool for members! In the spirit of ASMP’s dedication to co-operative education and community growth, the Paperwork Share allows members to research estimating techniques and learn from their peers by reviewing historic estimates from a variety of regions and specialties –…

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5 Inconvenient Facts About Getting Your Photographs Stolen

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicco Valenzuela] Have you ever had a photo of yours stolen? Here are some important things you should know about. Having your photograph stolen by another person or a company can be very frustrating. The mere thought of anything that belongs to you being stolen is of course already irritating in the most general sense. However, if you’re someone who shoots professionally, the implications of your photos being used by someone…

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10 Street Photographers Every Photographer Should Know

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K. Baggs] Street photography has been a beloved sub-genre of our discipline since cameras became portable enough to do so. Here are ten that every photographer should know. When I bought my first camera I knew where my interests lay: portraiture. However, there was one area of photography that appeared revered that I didn’t “get.” I’d seen many street photography images, collections, and videos about it, but I didn’t connect…

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What We Learned This Week: W. Eugene Smith Fund Names 2020 Grant and Fellowship Finalists

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Covid-19 has altered one of the year’s big photo award programs. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has announced the list of finalists in the 41st annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. In years past, the Fund has given out a single $40,000 grant to a recipient whose work follows the tradition of the compassionate photojournalism exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year career. This year,…

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10 Business Email Phrases to Stop (& Start) Using With Clients

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  Cross-posted from [by Karla Cook] Think your email skills are strong? Think again. As it turns out, we all overestimate our ability to communicate effectively over email. In a study published in the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, email writers thought readers would correctly identify the tone of their emails about 78% of the time. In reality? Only 56% of emails were interpreted accurately. That means when you send an email off…

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Will Off Camera Flash Make The iPhone a Professional Camera?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Patrick Hall] The day has finally come when photographers can sync their powerful off-camera flashes with their Apple iPhone using Profoto’s new AirX syncing system. Being the skeptic I am, I had to see for myself if using 500 Ws of powerful strobe light with your cell phone was simply a gimmick or potentially an industry game-changer. Today, I’m left swallowing my pride. Now, I know what many of you are thinking: it’s the same exact…

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ASMP / Sony Alpha Town Hall No.19 – ASMP’s Business + Legal Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators

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Friday, Sept. 11 @ 3PM ET ASMP / Sony Alpha Presents Town Hall No. 19 On Friday, September 11, ASMP will release the ASMP Business + Legal Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators. A companion to ASMP's Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19 released last month, this set of documents, forms, and videos will discuss how creators should approach the business and legal issues facing them during the pandemic. The Guide will include...
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Member Project: Rape Victims Search For Answers, Justice and Closure

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For months Memphis freelance photojournalist and ASMP Professional Member Karen Pulfer Focht worked on an in-depth project about aging rape victims seeking justice. The Memphis Police Department confirmed in 2013 it was holding 12,000 older rape kits, many never tested for DNA. Evidence suggests other kits were lost or destroyed. Many victims are still seeking justice, answers and closure from cases that go back as far as 30 years. The project ran as a three-part…

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ASMP Presents: Sony’s Alpha 7SIII Still + Video – Learn with Sony’s PRO Training Manager Mike Bubolo

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Tuesday, Sept. 8 @ 3PM ET This webinar gives you direct access to learning about the newly announced, highly anticipated, Alpha 7SIII with training by Sony’s National PRO Support & Training Manager, Mike Bubolo. Mike will give a first, in-depth look into the amazingly capable and uncompromised Alpha 7SIII. Camera in-hand, we will be seeing the camera and newly developed menu system and settings, live!. Join us to hear about the incredible engineering and features...
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International Photography Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Class

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Editor’s Note: The late Alfred Eisenstaedt and renowned fine arts photographer Jay Maisel are past and present ASMP Members who will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in October. Cross-posted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch [by Ben Simon] The induction will take place virtually on Oct. 30, with seven inductees, one Lifetime Achievement Award winner and one Leadership Award winner joining the Hall of Fame. “Despite the challenges we face as…

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