ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Renew Your 2019 Membership in October and Save!

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We are committed to creating great programs for our members and are planning ahead for 2019. Next year we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary as a trade association that educates, advocates, and provides community for image makers in 2019. Your early commitment to 2019 membership will help us lock in legal, mentoring, and other educational and advocacy programs as well as discounts for products or services you use regularly. To receive a $50 incentive…

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ASMP and SPE Invite Participation in 2018-2019 State of Photographic Education Survey

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In collaboration with the Development Committee of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), ASMP is pleased to unveil a survey seeking to assess the state of photographic education.  Our partnership on this important project began several months ago when National Board Chair Luke Copping and Executive Director Tom Kennedy were invited by SPE Executive Director James Wyman to contribute to the shaping of the survey. The survey is seeking feedback from all involved in providing…

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ASMP Faces 2018 Photo Contest Winners

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Dear Portrait Photography Enthusiasts, We are excited to announce the winners of the FIRST ASMP Faces Photo Contest. We have been holding themed contests to acknowledge the specialty groups that are prevalent in ASMP. We were thrilled with the quality of the 400+ submissions! Click on any photo to view a larger version and/or start a slide show. Many thanks to our three judges — NYC-based portrait photographer Clay Patrick McBride, Director of Photography Karen…

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Questions with an Educator: Rachel Wolf

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rachel Wolf. Rachel is a Portland, OR based photographer specializing in camera-less photography, and alternative/antique processes. To create her camera-less photography, she directly exposes photographic paper to chemicals and light. These primary photographic elements become the tools, subjects, and direct chemical processes that create the image. She is also a founding member of FO(u)RT Collective and deiWolf Studio. Here, she provides more details about her unique, camera-less photography, the main lessons…

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Tips for Lighting on Location

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Editor’s Note: Stuart Hughes presents tips from eight photographers on lighting in various locations. Cross-post from pdnonline.com [by Holly Stuart Hughes] Versatile Lighting for a Fitness Shoot with Gigi Hadid Photographer/director Monica May shoots a variety of subjects in different styles, and notes, “I don’t have a ‘go-to’ lighting setup, since a lot of what I shoot is inspired by the creative, the location.” On a Reebok shoot with model and Reebok spokesperson Gigi Hadid,…

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You Delight Up My Life: Make Yourself Memorable to Your Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Michael Katz] If you buy a hot dog at a ball game, there’s not much surprise in the outcome (hopefully). You pay your money, you get your food, all done. When you buy a professional service, on the other hand, it’s more complicated. With things like executive coaching, or financial advice, or management consulting, there are many more unknowns. Your clients are making a best guess, but they don’t really…

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ASMP Update Week Ending 10.12.2018

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ASMP Weekly Update Strictly Business: ASMP Partner to Create GS1 Standards Photography… Contests: Best of ASMP 2018 Contest Details Page Member Offer: Don’t Miss out! Display Work on Times Square Billboards! Member Spotlight: John Davidson’s Women Who Tech Are Dangerous Project Membership: Renew Your 2019 Membership in October and Save! Find a Photographer/Find an Assistant Events Annual Meeting PhotoPlus Expo 2018 Opportunities Forums Weekend Reading Current News

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10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets

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Cross-posted from artsy.net [by Alina Cohen] Editor’s Note: Street photography is having a resurgence, but it never really went anywhere, and goes back to the origins of the art.   The variations are endless, including fine art, photojournalism, and something in between.  Here’s an article about ten of the best, from the online magazine, Artsy. Street photographers remind us that history isn’t just composed of monumental events, celebrities, and politicians, but of people like us. They capture…

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The 5 People You Must Have in Your Network

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Lars Schmidt] The role and impact of mentors may vary, but the generally accepted business practice is that people need a mentor. It’s time to challenge that wisdom. The roots of mentoring came from a different era when career paths were mostly linear. Getting career advice from a sage veteran who has successfully navigated that career path made sense, as most employees sought a similar vertical path. Today’s careers are a…

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John Davidson’s Latest Portrait Project – Women Who Tech Are Dangerous

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  Austin-based John Davidson has a new personal project entitled Women Who Tech Are Dangerous: Portraits and Stories in the Age of #MeToo, in which he photographed and interviewed 35+ women in tech (in Austin and San Antonio). The women featured reach across barriers of age, race, and career level – they discuss their backgrounds, their experiences in tech, and their hopes for change in the battle of gender equality, diversity, and equity. He shares…

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Weekend Reading 10.11.2018

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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. The Other Side of the Camera Why David Butow’s Image of Jeff Flake Stands Out The Power of Nature Photography from 5 Photographers Who Love What They Do Exhibition: The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You’ve Never Heard of Apple Watch may shed light on…

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Why Street Photography Will Make You a Better Wedding Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Don’t have any time for roaming streets with your camera? Well, put it aside for your personal development, because it can make you a better wedding photographer! Whether your busy wedding season is kicking off or you’re slowly readjusting to have a quiet period, setting time aside for some personal street photography is certainly something that could help you take your photography and business to the next level. Constantly…

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ASMP Partner to Create GS1 Standards Photography Referral Service

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In its role as a U.S. trade association for professional photographers, ASMP continuously seeks to secure business and professional development opportunities for members in various industry sectors. Recently, our Member Services Partner, Village Press, advised us about potential employment opportunities for photographers with its other clients that include many food service companies. These food service companies are regularly seeking photographers who conduct high volume production shooting on food and packaging that meets GS1 standards (industry…

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