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Jenna Close

Questions with a Pro: David H. Wells

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features multimedia and photo-essayist David H. Wells. David’s still image clients include National Geographic, Life Magazine, DuPont and The Ford Foundation. He spoke to us about creating a “narrative visual” and how his business challenges have changed over the years. You can check out David’s Narrative Visuals reel (mentioned below) here. We Asked: We love your reel and the title “Narrative Visuals” – Can you tell us how and why…

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Questions with a Pro: Brian Finke

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Today’s Questions With a Pro features Brian Finke. Brian often spends years working on long term projects while simultaneously publishing books, participating in gallery exhibitions and shooting for clients like Men’s Journal and New York Magazine. We Asked: Tell us about your personal project, Most Muscular. How did this project come about? How did you get access to your subjects? Brian Said: Initially, I was assigned by Men’s Journal to shoot the Mr. Olympia competition…

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Questions with a Pro: Matthew LaVere

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Matthew LaVere. In April 2011, Matthew quit his day job to pursue the freelance life and wanted to learn production from the best photographers. He traveled to New York City seven times in 2011 to network with photographers, producers, photo reps, and photo editors to understand how large productions are carried out. He has worked alongside with famous photographers including Frank Ockenfels 3, Walter Iooss Jr, and Mark Seliger…

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Questions with a Pro: Manjari Sharma

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Manjari Sharma. Manjari is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her images have appeared such places as Forbes India, PDN, Geo and Vogue India. We talked to Manjari about what makes a compelling photograph and what business lessons she’s learned. We Asked: As someone who has covered varied projects from documenting surfers to artistic interpretations of Hindu Deities –…

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Message from Jenna Close, ASMP National Board Chair

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As the opening of 2017 draws near, we are faced with political uncertainty. How will this new landscape affect us, our clients and our way of business? As the answer unfolds I want to remind everyone that we have great power in our role as storytellers and communicators. Buckle down and use your skills on behalf of your clients, but also for yourself. Dedicate time to personal projects. Market to organizations you believe in and…

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Questions with a Pro: William Abranowicz

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features photography legend and longtime ASMP member William Abranowicz. William has been a photographer for over 40 years and has contributed to nearly every publication in the US, Europe and Asia including Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler and Vogue. We Asked: You have worked in various photographic niches – still life, travel and architecture. How have you managed to do that commercially when it seems like many buyers like to…

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Questions with a Pro: Stephen Mallon

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features ASMP member Stephen Mallon. Stephen made a big splash with “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River. We talked to him about shooting timelapses, staying satisfied creatively and approaching to new clients. We Asked: What’s the hardest thing about transitioning from shooting…

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Questions with a Pro: Seth Resnick

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Today’s Question With A Pro subject is the awesome Seth Resnick – who gave us incredibly in depth answers to our questions about inspiration, being constantly connected, and the importance of honing your skills. Seth is a travel photographer, educator, and long time ASMP member based in Miami, FL. We Asked: What aspects of business and marketing have changed the most for your business in the last few years? Seth Said: Business and marketing have…

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Questions with a Pro Assistant: Justin Galloway

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                      This week it’s Questions with a Pro Assistant and we’re talking with Justin Galloway. Justin is a full-time assistant for clients & photographers such as Ford Automobiles, Peter Yang, Dave Lauridsen and Andrew Reilly. He is also an emerging photographer who has shot for Verizon, Vitro Agency and Petco. Justin shares how he broke into the assisting market, how he’s handling the transition from…

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Weekend Reading 11.04.2016

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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 curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. • “Deep work” helps you get more done in less time. • Put the word Fun in Freelancing. • Just say NO! Here’s how and why… • Insights on growing an online photography community. • Check out this excellent interview with ASMP member Mark Seliger….

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