ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Register Now for the 2020 Palm Springs Photo Festival

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The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 will be held May 3 – 8. Don’t miss out on this year’s event – workshops, seminars, and presentations! The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 offers professional, emerging professional and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out and shoot with the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations…

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ASMP Relaunches Strictly Business Conferences for 2020!

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ASMP is excited to launch the Strictly Business 2020 conferences around the country.  Years ago these popular conferences jump started the careers or many of our members. Today ASMP believes that creative content is so important to today’s visual culture that we must support those who are making it by providing the community and business development that can help them build sustainable careers.  The Strictly Business 2020 Conferences will help build those communities as well…

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Election Central 2020: Call for Candidate Declarations for ASMP National Board of Directors

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UPDATE: Candidate declaration submission deadline extended to January 17, 2020. Submit your declaration today! This is to announce the call for candidate declarations for the 2020 ASMP National Board of Directors. If you are a current ASMP Professional or Life Member and are interested in serving on the National Board in one of four open seats for a three-year term, please review the candidate declaration protocol and the election timeline below. Requirements for Becoming a…

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Subscribe to ASMP eNews

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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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What You Can Learn From the Architectural Photographer Ezra Stoller

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Editor’s Note: The late Ezra Stoller was an ASMP Life Member. “Richard Meier adored him. Frank Lloyd Wright asked for him. IM Pei admired him. And they all hired him. It’s safe to say that from the 1940s to the ’70s, the go-to photographer for the world’s most respected architects was Ezra Stoller. Stoller, whose career coincided with the ascendency of Modern architecture, famously shot Falling Water, the U.N. Building, Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal, among…

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Tune in to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode #26: Robert Seale and Tom Kennedy

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Episode 26: Robert Seale Robert Seale is a commercial photographer and long-time ASMP member based out of Houston. Throughout his career, he has been able to stay versatile and prolific, while providing his services to advertising agencies, corporate reports, and a host of editorial publications. Robert has made a name for himself with his exceptional technical ability, graphic eye, lighting skills, and his execution speed as a visual problem solver. From his start as a…

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Dorothea Lange’s 5 Most Iconic Images

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Editor’s Note: The late Dorothea Lange was an ASMP Member.  Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Alexxa Gotthardt]  “In January 1918, at 22 years old, photographer Dorothea Lange set out from New York on a trip around the world—but she didn’t get very far. A San Francisco pickpocket cleaned out her savings, marooning her in the Bay Area. The city would become her home, offering a deep well of inspiration from then on. It’s funny to think…

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Do You Really Have to Write Out “2020” on Checks to Avoid Being Scammed?

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Cross-posted from slate.com [by Aaron Mak] Almost since the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Facebook memes and news organizations ranging from USA Today to CNN to local media outlets have been warning consumers not to abbreviate “2020” as “20” when signing the date on checks and legal documents. The idea is that a malefactor could write in two digits at the end and change the date. For example, it’s theoretically possible for a…

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Weekend Reading 1.16.2020

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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 Things to Remember When You Need More Motivation Instagram Brings the Hammer Down on “Photoshopped” Pics Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on edit button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’ Why Photographers Should Go Shooting with Each Other on Photowalks No Pants Subway Ride Around The World…

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Sara Bennett: LOOKING INSIDE: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

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Cross-posted from Lenscratch [by Aline Smithson] Sara Bennett is doing the important work of humanizing those behind prison walls. She has a legacy of considering subjects who have no voice, who have suffered at the hands of others, and those who have had their life change in a flash of bad choices. Her projects chronicle women during and after incarceration and the one that received the 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 nod was Looking Inside: Portraits of…

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7 Things Only the Photographer Cares About on Set

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] Being a photographer comes with perils that only fellow photographers can relate to. Here are 7 things that only photographers care about on set. Let’s start with the biggest one. Creative directors rarely care about the laws of physics. All they want is the final image. Trying to explain to someone that they can’t have even lighting with dramatic shadows that is hard, specular, whilst remaining soft and diffused…

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Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [By Heidi Volpe]  Dina Litovsky, whose photo is on the cover the current New York Times Magazine, made two trips to Maui and then to Mavericks on the California coast to photograph women big-wave surfers.  She delivered both black-and-white and color choices to Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography, who ran the whole story in black-and-white. Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine  

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Senator Wyden Needs to See the Bigger Picture in the Small-Claim Copyright Bill

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  “As a practical matter Senator Wyden’s singular opposition to CASE waves a dismissive hand at his own constituents—and millions of Americans outside Oregon—who rely on copyright in their small-businesses the same way Portland’s coffee bars need a steady supply of beans.  The CASE Act may seem like a small matter in the scheme of things; but for the creative entrepreneur trying to keep her work from being…

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Best of ASMP 2019 First Place Winner Profile – Steve Mason

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Green Bay, Wisconsin https://masonimage.com/ Image © Steve Mason Mirna Valero: Ultra Runner Ambassador for Merrell First Place – Video ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this video? Steve Mason: The project we were hired for was to shoot, in motion and stills, the experiences and perspective of Merrell’s featured brand ambassadors. This was an ongoing project to showcase all the ambassadors to advance Merrell’s product line through individual stories of inspiration, empowerment and accomplishment….

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