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Weekend Reading 3.23.18

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Ex-Officio Jenna Close. • Old photo bought for $10 is actually a rare image of Jesse James • Facebook in hot water for data sharing • Pissed off at Facebook (see above link)? Read this. •Winners of the 2018 NYC Drone Film Festival are worth…

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Copyright Small Claims: Is It Really Enforceable?

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There have been some excellent questions in response to my recent post, POV: Small Claims from a Photographer’s Perspective. One in particular stood out as a very important item to address. Mike Klipper, the lawyer who has been instrumental in helping ASMP with the heavy lifting on this bill, provides a response. Q: Does the current small claims bill being proposed include a path or method of enforcement? Currently in America, small claims suits are…

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Point of View: Small Claims from a Photographer’s Perspective

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I recently had the opportunity to represent ASMP and the photography community at a two-day roundtable organized by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). The participants included 17 scholars (professors of law), 7 lawyers, 1 association president, 1 lobbyist….and me. On the drive to the event I became increasingly nervous that I would be in over my head, unable to understand or contribute to the issues under discussion. Nothing could have been…

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Chapter Program Spotlight: Southeastern Film & Photo Conference

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ASMP interviewed South Carolina Chapter President Brian Dressler about their flagship program, the Southeastern Film and Photo Conference. Can you give us a basic description of the program? The ASMP/SC Southeastern Film & Photo Conference has been held in the fall for the last two years. A two-day conference held at Furman University featuring Canon Explorers of Light, Gregory Heisler (2016), and Jack Reznicki (2017), film producers, writers, Photoshop experts, independent filmmakers, portrait photographers and…

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Chapter Program Spotlight: Ladies Power Brunch

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ASMP e-interviewed LA Chapter Vice President Amy Tierney about how they manage their Ladies Power Brunch event. Can you give us a basic description of the program? The event was called “The 2nd Annual Ladies Power Brunch”.  The purpose of the event was to network and educate the imaging community as a whole about the work and content that is being generated by women within the field (Photographers, Motion Directors, Art Producers, Editors, Assignment Editors,…

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Dispatch from the Road: Southeast Asia

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Every year I try very hard to get away and reboot. This usually takes the form of international travel if at all possible. Leading up to a trip I route all purchases through my credit cards and save my miles as well as my pennies, which I can usually stretch considerably by wandering in true backpacker style. Right now I am in the middle of 3 weeks in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Rebooting is…

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Weekend Reading 10.27.17

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup guest curated this week by ASMP National Board Ex-Officio Jenna Close. •DxO aquires NIK Collection and plans to continue developing it for the photography community. • Internet “Entrepreneur” shocked that “malicious photographer” sued him for stealing their work. • Drone hits passenger plane in Canada. • 5 productivity tips and tools. • Portraits of…

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Questions With A Pro: Nick Nacca

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  Today’s Questions with a Pro features photographer Nick Nacca. With clients like Ford and P.F. Chang’s, as well as a bunch of Addy’s to his name, Nick is a well known fixture in the commercial photography scene. We talked to him about his creative process, his style and how he keeps motivated. We Asked: You have a very distinct lighting style and a unique way of featuring that style on your website. How did…

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Questions with a Pro: David Burnett

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features the incomparable David Burnett. A brilliant artist and deeply insightful photojournalist, over the past 40 years David’s work has been featured in most of the major photographic and general interest magazines in the U.S. and Europe including LIFE, Time, and National Geographic. No wonder American Photo magazine named him one of the 100 most important people in photography! Visit http://www.davidburnett.com to see more of his exquisite work. We Asked:…

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Questions with a Pro: Francesco Tonelli

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Francesco Tonelli. Francesco left his career as a professional chef to become a food photographer, and now brings the eye of a true master to everything he shoots from table to farm and beyond. See more of Francesco’s exquisite imagery on his website. We Asked: Your work encompasses a wide range of genres – food, architecture, people, cityscapes, farms – do you have any advice for those struggling to…

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