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Trisha Barber

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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ASMP Member Participation Opportunities on Copyright Reform

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Image Courtesy of ASMP Member J. David Ake As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, we are diligently working on getting the copyright reform issue reintroduced to the new Congress. Opportunities to be Heard – Please Participate! There are a couple of opportunities you have to make your voice heard on this issue by completing different online surveys. Survey #1: Provides input to the Library of Congress on the qualifications necessary for the new Registrar…

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ASMP Perspective and Action on Copyright Reform

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As the ongoing copyright reform process before the House Judiciary Committee moves to an important new stage, ASMP believes it is critical that members have a clear understanding of that process and the role our organization is playing in protecting the interests of small creators. I recently sat down with ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP’S outside counsel Mike Klipper to get their perspective on what this really means for photographers and other visual artists and…

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Board Members Give Back: Being Curious About Your Clients

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Welcome to another article included in the blog series titled Board Members Give Back. This series features many of the ASMP Board members sharing their expertise on a topic they are passionate about. Marianne Lee has been a photographer for eight years and has learned that she does her best work when everyone is relaxed and comfortable - starting with herself. She’s found the best way to make sure she’s comfortable is by satisfying her natural curiosity...
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Strictly Business Webinar: Drone Girl Sally French

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“Drone Girl” Sally French talks about her experience as a drone photographer and speaker. During this webinar she covers: How drones are used for farming, search and rescue, film making, fire fighting, photography, covering protests, hobbies Drone pilot certification Aircraft registration FAA regulations Safety guidelines Airspace Drone equipment and pricing Online resources Commercial drone use Drone Testing Courses and study guides

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Board Members Give Back: The Essentials of Documentary Photography

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Here we have another article to add to the blog series titled Board Members Give Back. This series features many of the ASMP Board members sharing their expertise on a topic they are passionate about. David Zentz is a photographer based in Venice, California. He’s been involved in some form of documentary photography for the past twelve years and has found a way to make his living taking great pictures while still feeding his need to tell...
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Chapter Events Now Easier to Feature

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This week, ASMP launched a new event management module that makes it easier for our chapter leaders to post their events for display on the National ASMP Calendar and on the National Event Registration Page. This improvement to the website allows ASMP members to have access to chapter-level events and opportunities – both live and virtual. Features include the display of images, event descriptions, registration details, pricing, location maps, proofs and event contact details. We’ve also added registration processing features to facilitate…

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