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Trisha Barber

Networking like a Pro: Making the Most of Every Encounter

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ASMP member Yasmin Alishav recently relocated to Portland, OR. She is a food photographer, food stylist and trained chef. She started  ASMP as a member of LA and reconnected with ASMP in Portland because she recognizes that a high level of community involvement is good for her business and because volunteer work is deeply important to her. She is a self-described voracious networker and believes every encounter is valid. Yasmin’s Background Yasmin attended Le Cordon…

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Book Publishing Like A Pro: Jennie Jones Does Cleveland

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Jennie Jones has been an ASMP member since the late 1980’s. She started her career as an art historian, later taught high school and then finally began her career as a photographer when she was fifty. She developed a reputation photographing the city of Cleveland, Ohio following some advice she received from a local bookstore owner. Her story is one of taking calculated risks, employing strategic marketing tactics, and working hard to achieve success. The…

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Virtual Reality Like a Pro: Time to Start Experimenting

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When I caught up with ASMP member Ami Vitale, she was about to speak at the Consumer Electronics Show on the topic of virtual reality (VR). She will tell you she’s just beginning to learn how to apply it but believes virtual reality is the ultimate tool to assist with empathetic storytelling. Her philosophy is to embrace every new technology as it comes out even if it’s terrifying. After years of covering conflicts and human…

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Truth in Photojournalism Needed Now!

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My time last week with friends and colleagues at FOTOFusion reminded me again of an important truth about the value of photojournalism, particularly at this time in our nation’s history. When we observe closely and seek to tell the stories of those we are observing, we are validating their lives, and experiences and we are getting the privilege of translating those observations into images that confer knowledge and wisdom to those outside their circle. We…

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We Can’t Keep Doing Advocacy Without You!

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                                                                                   Image © Alyssa Schukar As you know, advocacy is one of the primary ways ASMP supports you, and your membership fees enable our efforts. Remember to renew your membership so we can continue our efforts to: Create opportunities to have your voice heard by those writing copyright legislation Report on what we’ve been doing on Capital Hill, why its important and how it might effect your business Deploy ASMP resources in 2017 to continue…

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Thanks for Tending to your ASMP Membership Renewal!

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Valued New and Renewed Members, January is known as the month for renewing your ASMP membership. On behalf of the ASMP Board of Directors and the entire ASMP staff, I want to thank those of you who have renewed or recently joined ASMP. ASMP Purpose and Benefits We are here to help you succeed as an artist, as a professional, and as a business owner. All of the benefits and member services available to you are designed to that end….

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Instagram Like a Pro

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Professional photographer Mark Meyer has over 21,000 followers on Instagram. As an early adopter of Instagram, he’s learned the ways to leverage it but he’s quick to caution that it’s harder to get your voice heard these days. Meyer says “focusing on pushing up the numbers will cause you to spin your wheels. It’s really easy to get caught up in that”. He’s found his most valuable exchanges have come when he is being authentic….

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Funding Like a Pro: A Blueprint for a Passion Project

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ASMP member Karen Kasmauski grew up at a time when the term “tiger mom” was still unfamiliar. She’s a filmmaker, photographer, project manager and educator who has had her work published by prestigious organizations such as National Geographic and the BBC. Karen’s website is a great reflection of her body of work but the story of how she has developed and funded her passion project about Japanese war brides is what we found worth sharing…

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