ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Best of ASMP 2019 Contest Details Page

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Photo by 2018 winners Tracy + David, Stills and Motion   About the BEST of ASMP 2019 Photography Contest BEST of ASMP is the last photography contest we will hold in 2019. This is a members-only contest and it is designed to showcase the important work of ASMP members from photos taken between November 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019. Non-members can join ASMP to participate in the contest. Our contests are only one of the…

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Stay Informed. Subscribe Today. Stay on top of industry and current news trends that impact you as a visual creator. Easily access the ASMP e-news from your laptop or phone while on the run. Subscribe today and receive news about events and happenings from your local ASMP chapter in your inbox. You will also receive news about Upcoming ASMP Events and Strictly Business Weekly Updates highlighting the week’s news trends – legal, technical, policy –…

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ASMP CASE Act Central

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Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central –  where you can find all you want to know and more about the CASE Act 2019! ASMP Advocacy Actions Taken to Date: 12,672 emails/tweets sent to Representatives and Senators – Thank You to All for Your Support.  Keep Clicking. Your Voices are Being Heard. CASE Act Sponsor List – We now have 121 House co-sponsors! Recent Press September 10, 2019: PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Applauds House Judiciary Committee for…

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ASMP Prepares for Launch of 75th Anniversary Year This Month

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Join ASMP as it begins celebrating its seventy-five years of service to visual creators. In October 1944, some two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s New York studio and agreed that a formal organization was both wanted and needed. Wrote founding member Bradley Smith: “It was the year of 1944, a year of the beachheads of Normandy, the beginning of the end of World War II. It was also the year of the first meeting…

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Tech Talk with Mark Fitzgerald: Going Mobile with Lightroom

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 12:00pmET Join ASMP for a discussion with Mark Fitzgerald about using Lightroom on mobile devices. One of Lightroom’s most underused features is the ability to synchronize the desktop Lightroom Classic catalog with mobile devices. At first this may not sound too exciting. But when your mobile devices become part of your main photography ecosystem, it will most likely change your mobile and desktop workflows. For example, you can seamlessly share select…

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Life in Alaska During the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Coralie Kraft]  “Utqiagvik, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Situated more than three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, with a population between four and five thousand, it sits on a promontory that juts into the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, with no roads or railways connecting it to the rest of the state. With the exception of a seasonal summer barge that carries…

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A Response to: Six Reasons It’s Time for Brands to Replace Stock Photos With User-Generated Content

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Editor’s Note: Andy Batt is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from andybatt.com Recently I came across a blog post that essentially blamed professional photographers for creating boring stock photos, and that boring stock photos are the key reason that companies should be using User-Generated Content. To sum up: stock photos are bad/boring, therefore companies and marketers are forced to look elsewhere. Deep into the article, we get this gem: “People whose work is used don’t…

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Weekend Reading 10.10.2019

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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. 5 Tips for Making the Most of Criticism and Leveraging Feedback Only Idiots Think All Street Photographers Are Inherently Creepy Are we having fun yet?  Damn-Skippy! The Do’s & Don’ts of Working with Modeling Agencies Researchers Developed a Lens that’s 1000x Thinner than Regular Optics Quick Tip: Is…

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Check Out This Photographer’s Response to Being Asked for Free Prints—By Multi-Millionaires

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Alice Houstons] Tim Wallace is a national treasure. A real American hero of high-end photography. So when he was asked to provide a high-resolution free print images to a high-profile client FOR FREE. His response was a hard and definite NO. Recently, Tim received an email from a ‘high-end interior designer’ based out of California. This interior designer had a ‘high-end’ client—a real big wig—who had just remodeled their $12m coastal retreat…

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Photo of Jimi Hendrix taken by Jim Marshall in 1967

Jim Marshall: 23 Of The Most Influential Pictures From Music History

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Cross-posted from BuzzFeed News [By Gabriel Sanchez] “Few photographers have had a life and career as historic as Jim Marshall. His pictures not only capture some of the most influential artists of the 20th century but also established a new level of intimacy in the relationship between entertainers and the photojournalists documenting them. Some of the most iconic pictures ever made of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, to name…

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Ever Wanted to Start a Photography Youtube Channel?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] If you have ever wanted to start a YouTube channel, here is my experience of setting up a new channel and giving it a real go for 30 days. YouTube is something that I have wanted to have a play with for many years. I spend more time on YouTube than any other platform. In the 2000s, I learned photography from the site, as there was a wealth of…

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Fight Back Against Image Theft. It’s Easier Than You Think.

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Cross-posted from the Sony Alpha website. [By William Sawalich and Todd Bigelow]  “This is the second of a two-part series on protecting your copyright. As we mentioned in Part I, there’s no perfect solution to prevent copyright infringement. Here, in Part II we’re looking at what to do when you discover unauthorized use of your photographs. We asked freelance assignment photographer and copyright expert Todd Bigelow how he handles the problem, because not only does…

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Weekend Reading 10.3.2019

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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. Why Your Instagram Isn’t Growing The Art of Staying Relevant Quick Tip: Using Photography to Stir Interest in Science Attending a Conference Alone? Here’s How to Make It Count What The World Looks Like Through The Eyes Of Different Animals Tracking expenses is a pain. These 5 free…

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