ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Grow our Professional Community and Get Cash!

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There are lots of new things happening and we would love our members’ help in spreading the word to those in your photography community who haven’t caught on to the benefits of ASMP! Refer any photographers, professional assistants, digital techs, retouchers, CGI artists or any other imaging-associated professionals who haven’t yet joined ASMP, and get a $20 Visa gift card for EACH member who decides to join! It’s a nice way to subsidize your own…

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ASMP Faces Contest Details

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About ASMP Faces Photography Contest ASMP Faces is the third of four photography contests we will hold in 2018. ASMP Faces is designed to showcase the important contributions of portrait photographers capturing a person/mood. The contest is open to ASMP members and non-members. Non-members can join ASMP and save on entry fees. Find out more about joining ASMP today!  This page is updated weekly with relevant contest information so bookmark it! We’ve outlined the key dates of…

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Pixsy Offers New ASMP Member Benefit

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Pixsy has returned as an ASMP Benefit Partner with updated suite of tools and services. At Pixsy, the mission is to empower photographers around the world to be in control of how, where and when their work is used. Pixsy provides a suite of tools and services to find, manage and resolve cases of unauthorized use, including an automated takedown service. Pixsy also ensures easy, low-risk access to legal support and compensation. ASMP members will…

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A Hilarious Story About Photographing the President of the United States

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Patrick Hall] Monte Isom is a super successful commercial photographer based out of New York City. However, before he made a career of his own, he assisted some of the biggest names in the photography world. In this video he recaps his experience shooting the president of the United States of America. Back in 2001, a young and ambitious Monte Isom was finally ready to venture out on his own and…

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Weekend Reading 7.12.2018

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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. All EFF’d Up: Silicon Valley’s astroturf privacy shakedown Machines might take jobs–they can also help train us for new ones How to Use Instagram’s New Questions Feature Saudi women got their licenses and signed up as ridehailing drivers Manipulating Lightroom’s Vignette and Grain…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Elliott Kaufman

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Brooklyn, New York http://ekaufman.com/ Images © Elliott Kaufman “Abandoned” Second Place – Series ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Elliott Kaufman: That these buildings and spaces which had an important former and important life had fallen into disrepair and became forgotten gems of our culture. Whether they were roadside cafes, grand court houses, power generators or legitimate theaters they each had a unique quality and opportunity for unique photography. ASMP: Is there…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Viraj Andrew Bunnag

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Hua Hin, Thailand https://www.vbunnagphotography.com/ Image © Viraj Andrew Bunnag The Grand Staircase Second Place – Self Promotion / Personal ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Viraj Andrew Bunnag: I love the symmetry of this interior space with all the arches and the staircase leading towards the sculpture. I intentionally wanted to capture this image in monochrome because the lighting was very dramatic. ASMP: What type of setting do you prefer? VAB: Mostly manual settings…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Irvin Serrano

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Biddeford, Maine https://irvinserrano.com/ Image © Irvin Serrano “Coastal Home” Second Place – Editorial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Irvin Serrano: The location speaks for itself. This was a unique project in many ways given that it had a great team behind it and the construction budget was unparalleled. This provided the build/design team with the opportunity to really showcase their talents. Our team decided that one day on this location was…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – David Lauer

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Denver, Colorado http://www.davidlauerphotography.com/ Image © David Lauer Designed by Studiotrope Design Collective Corky Colors Second Place – Advertising ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? David Lauer: The buildings unique colored stripes and it’s close proximity to the busy Colfax Avenue gave me the idea of traffic light streaks unifying the building to its environment. In addition I wanted to show other activity of people in the building as well as on the…

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Tech Tent – did Silicon Valley win the copyright war?

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Editor’s note: While ASMP continues to advocate for copyright reform directives that protect the intellectual property of members in the US, we want our members to be apprised of actions related to copyright directives taking place in international forums.  Cross-posted from bbc.com [by Rory Cella-Jones] Did European politicians succumb to pressure from Silicon Valley and its powerful lobbying machine when they voted down a measure which would have rewarded publishers and artists? This week’s Tech…

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Questions with a Pro: Kaveh Sardari

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kaveh Sardari. Kaveh is a Washington, D.C. based photographer who captures much of the breaking news that revolves around Washington and the world. He has worked his way to photographing some of the most fascinating people in the world, but still finds time to work on more personal projects like his recent short video series. He has also given back to ASMP by previously serving as a chapter co-president. Here,…

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Charging What You’re Worth: Lessons From a Vacuum Cleaner

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Mark Lambert] Years ago, I owned a vacuum cleaner. To be clear, I didn’t buy it. Nor do I have any recollection of someone giving it to me. One day I looked in my closet and simply discovered it nonchalantly resting against a wall. It seemed rude to question its right to be there. It was a cheerful powder blue and, for reasons I never discovered, it had a…

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