ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Behind the Scenes of a Travel Assignment For The New York Times

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Cross-posted from Ask Mott.  [by Justin Mott]  “What is it like to shoot a travel assignment for a major publication? What’s the process from start to finish? Every publication is a little different but I’ll speak from my experience shooting dozens of assignments for The New York Times travel section throughout Southeast Asia for over a decade. A day in the life of a travel assignment, well, not really a day, it’s more like a…

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Weekend Reading 4.18.2019

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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. 13 IMAGE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS The quest to digitally preserve the built world, from Notre-Dame to Easter Island A Big Book of Bold Portraits Facebook says it unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users 5 Rituals for More Productive, Creative, and Resilient Teams…

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Behind the Image: Chris Steele-Perkins’ New Londoners

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Cross-posted from Magnum Pro.  “The New Londoners, a project by Burma-born British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, has been four years in the making – a comprehensive visualization of the rich cultural make-up of families in the British capital. The project has culminated in a book documenting 164 families, collectively hailing from 187 countries – its publication set to chime with Britain’s projected leaving of the EU.” Behind the Image: Chris Steele-Perkins’ New Londoners

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The Daily Edit – Kodachrome: the lab, the article, the movie

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Heidi Volpe] For 75 years Dwyane’s photo lab in Parsons, Kansas had been processing Kodachrome film. Its closing in 2010 inspired many photographers to make the trek to the lab back then, and more recently, a Netflix documentary called Kodachrome.  The New York Times published an article in 2010 about the lab’s closing and it sparked the idea for the film. The last roll of Kodachrome 64 was handed to none other than…

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The CASE Act! Ready…Set…

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Putting all of our ASMP advocates on notice. ASMP and PPA will be scheduling a joint live event press conference when the CASE Act bill is introduced, with ASMP and PPA members in the background wearing the infamous blue CASE Act shirts (#MySkillsPayBills)  that were worn during the House Judiciary Committee hearing last fall when former ASMP Board Chair Jenna Close, PPA CEO David Trust, and Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid testified. We will need…

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Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

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  Cross-posted from apnews.com [by Kelvin Chan] LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in favor and against the EU directive, which the 28 member states are required to adopt as law and got…

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W. Eugene Smith’s Warning to the World

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Editor’s Note: The late W. Eugene Smith was an ASMP Professional Member. Also of interest: Apply Today for W. Eugene Smith Fund Grants! Cross-posted from Magnum Photos “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes – just sometimes – one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought.” So wrote W. Eugene Smith in…

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LDV Summit – Last Days to Register for Early Bird Tickets!

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  MAY 22-23 IN NYC The leading visual tech researchers, startups, execs, marketers, & investors that will take the stage this May at our premier global gathering in visual tech are being updated daily on our speakers page. This is your last chance to get your Early Bird tickets for the 6th annual LDV Vision Summit. April 16 is the deadline, don’t wait, register today before prices go up. We’re excited to announce some of the themes…

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Questions with a Pro: James Farrell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, James Farrell. James is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in photographing active individuals. He strives to convey the vision of what it really means to be an athlete through his photography. He works with countless big-name clients such as Nike, NFL, Forbes, and many others. Here, James explains how he decided to focus his career around athletes, advice about photographers getting paid for what they are worth, and his biggest stressor…

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