ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP Files Response to USCO NOI on Behalf of Members and Other Visual Artists

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In the past few months, our advocacy counsel Mike Klipper and I have been working to advance ASMP’s priorities for 2019, before Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). We met in December with representatives of other groups championing the interests of visual artists to plan our strategy for 2019. For example, along with those visual artists groups, we met with Karyn Temple Claggett, the Acting Register of the U.S. Copyright Office, members of her…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 02.15.2019

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents President’s Tweet Using Iranian Photographer’s Protest… Advocacy: ASMP Joins Coalition to Oppose Controlled Digital Lending Contests: 2018 Faces First Place Winner Profile: Carlos Alejandro Webinars: ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2 Questions with an Educator: Thomas Werner Technology: Low Lighting Photography Intro with Zach Dobson Find a Photographer/Find an Assistant Events Forums Podcasts Weekend Reading Current News

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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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Weekend Reading 2.14.2019

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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 Director Frank Rocco. A Look Back On the French Capital Nearly 100 Years Ago Through The Lens Of Photographer Jean Pierre Yves-Petit Looking for a Career Boost? What Creative Coaches Want You to Know Presenting Your Creative Vision Photographing The Art of Nature and The Transformative Power of Seeing…

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ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2

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  Join ASMP Legal Advisor and Seattle Attorney, Nathan Hoerschelmann, in upcoming ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series – Part 2 on Thursday, February 28th @ 12:00pmPT/3:00pmET. As part of our ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series, an important consideration for photographers is what will happen to their work after they pass.  Basic estate planning, including protecting your legacy by way of trust, distribution to heirs or giving to another designees, will be discussed.  This is important for every creative….

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President’s Tweet Using Iranian Photographer’s Protest Photo Raises Copyright Concerns

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On Wednesday of this week the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump tweeted an image taken by Iranian photojournalist, Yalda Moayeri, without her permission. As an organization dedicated to the rights of all photographers, and especially careful when examining potential infringements of copyright, ASMP is concerned about this sequence of events as reported. The exact status of the license of this image remains unclear, but the underlying issue presented serves as a reminder…

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Invite to Participate in Visual Professionals’ Attitudes Regarding Still Photography and Video Adoption Online Survey

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You are invited to participate in an online survey. The survey is being conducted by Christopher T. Assaf, a master’s student in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is conducting an anonymous survey of professional visual storytellers regarding attitudes about video adoption and shooting after more than a decade of mainstream integration at traditional media and publishers. Any professional or student journalist, photographer or writer – video or still…

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ASMP Joins Coalition to Oppose Controlled Digital Lending (CDL)

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Today ASMP is joining a coalition of 37 national and international organizations representing authors, photographers, graphic artists, and translators, in making an “Appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL).”  We have joined this effort believing it is facilitating electronic distribution of books in a way that constitutes copyright infringement. As described in the Appeal, CDL is the flawed legal theory under which “printed books are being scanned and distributed online to…

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Collaborating on a Creative Project? Tips for Making It Work

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Cross-posted from 99U [by Laura Entis] While creativity draws inspiration from many sources, the physical act of creating is often a solitary one. There’s a purity in wrestling a concept into words, or paint, or a photograph by oneself, without the competing influences of others. But sometimes working alone is overrated. The best collaborations fuse two complementary skill sets and points of view to create something greater than the sum of its parts. When effective,…

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Low Light Photography Intro with Zach Dobson

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Cross-posted from [by Zach Dobson] One of the most difficult aspects of photography is shooting in low light. However, with my documentary approach, it’s a skill I need in order to maintain the integrity of the subject material and avoid affecting the end result with my presence. Therefore over the past 15 years I’ve developed a series of practices that allow me to shoot in low light using only available light without compromising image…

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Questions with an Educator: Thomas Werner

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Thomas Werner. Thomas is a photographer, author, and Assistant Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. Thomas has experience lecturing internationally on topics from fashion to contemporary professional practices. He is the former owner of the Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, has spent time working for the Department of State as a cultural representative in Russia, and has been a photography consultant for…

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