ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Pete Souza’s Latest Book – Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents

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Editor’s Note: Presidential Photographer, Pete Souza, has released new book, Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents. Below find excerpt from NPR’s recent article entitled “Obama Photographer Uses ‘Shade’ to Contrast Presidents, Political Landscapes” that provides insight into the contrasts presented by Souza. Attend Pete’s upcoming book signing at Adorama on Monday, December 17, 2018. Cross-posted from npr.com [by Cameron Pollack] The images of official White House photographers have always been shared widely. What made Pete…

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A Review Of The Year 2018 From Jason Row

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Jason Row] As the shutter curtain slowly closes on 2018, we look back on this year as being the one when the shutter curtain became obsolete. The year 2018 will be remembered as a vintage one for mainly the right reasons. Mirrorless came of age, phones got better and better, and the choice of lenses on all systems is now beyond compare. As the festive season approaches and we all…

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Renew Your 2019 Membership in December and Save!

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Dear ASMP Member, Happy Holidays from ASMP! We are about to enter into our 75th Anniversary year and we are feeling jolly enough to extend our discounted membership offer through the month of December… Act before December 31st and get a $25 discount off Professional, Associate or Individual Affiliate membership fees when you renew or upgrade to one of these three levels. Especially during this 75th Anniversary year as a trade association dedicated to educating,…

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Election Central 2019: Call for ASMP National Board Candidate Declarations

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  This is to announce the call for candidate declarations for the 2019 ASMP National Board of Directors will be open from December 14, 2018 through January 4, 2019. If you are a current ASMP Professional Member and are interested in serving on the National Board, please review the candidate protocol and the election timetable below. If you have any questions about what the duties and responsibilities of the National Board of Directors would be…

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ASMP Style Contest Details Page

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Overview of the ASMP Style Image Contest ASMP Style is the first image contest of 2019! ASMP Style is designed to showcase the important contributions of fashion and style image makers capturing a form, appearance, or character. The contest is open to ASMP members and non-members. Non-members can join ASMP and participate in the many benefits of membership which include a discount on contest entry fees! This page is updated regularly with relevant contest information so…

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Weekend Reading 12.13.2018

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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. SquareSpace is Officially Screwing Photographers Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret I’m Moving On From Flickr; But Here’s What I’ll Miss What Digital Creative Agencies Can Expect in 2019 Mas Subramanian Set out to Make a Semiconductor and…

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Why One Filmmaker Still Uses a Nearly Decade-Old Camera

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] The Canon 60D was a great camera when it was announced back in 2010, but of course, like any other camera that’s almost a decade old, it’s been far outpaced by the technology that has come out since its release. And yet, this filmmaker has stuck with it despite all that. Coming to you from Darious Britt, this video features him discussing why he still relies on his Canon…

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Top 20 Photography Stocking Stuffers for Under $20

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Mike Smith] It’s that time of year again when you’ve suddenly realized there are less than two weeks to Christmas and Santa’s stocking is looking sadly lackluster. So, what can you do to rectify the situation? Here are 20 ideas. Yes it really is only a few weeks to Christmas, and instead of sticking to that New Year’s resolution of having completed your present buying by the last week of November,…

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Arnold Newman: One Hundred

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Cross-Posted from The New York Times Lens Blog [by Rena Silverman]  Arnold Newman – one of ASMP’s patron saints – was one of the great environmental portraitists, with the ability to talk about his work with specificity.  A new book, “Arnold Newman: One Hundred”, has just been published in honor of the centennial of his birth.  The New York Times has a large selection of photos and quotes on its Lens Blog, by Rena Silverman,…

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7 Reasons Why Traveling the World Should Be Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

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Be creative, be brave and go for it! It’s not as expensive as you’d think. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Todra Payne] I’m sitting in the living room of a lovely house in London (where I’ve been for two and a half months) preparing for an early morning flight to Croatia. This time tomorrow, I’ll be sipping something fruity in an outdoor cafe in Split with a view of the Adriatic Sea. I’m renting…

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