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Welcome to the ASMP Bookshelf where we highlight publications of our talented members. Go ahead and peruse the posts. We are certain that you will find at least one book that draws you into its pages. All posts have links to third-party sites where you can purchase the book. Enjoy your read!

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Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Taschen There are some places around the world that exist as much as images as they do in concrete, stone, steel, or the rugged lay of the land. The Palio di Siena, the Kumbh Mela Festival in India, the Grand Canyon, the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, the Tulips of Amsterdam: these natural and man-made sites are fixed pictures in our collective consciousness, frozen in time and space…

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Stewart Cohen: Seeing Red

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Editor’s Note: Stewart Cohen is an ASMP Professional Member Cross-posted from Dream Editions Press Seeing Red explores the popular notion that redheads are well on their way to extinction. It was this curious rumor that piqued the interest of Stewart Cohen. Which ignited a desire to untangle the mystery surrounding red hair with a fine tooth comb, examining a cross-section of gingers from all walks of life. The result is a series of portraits captured in…

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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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Check Out the Newly-Launched ASMP Bookshelf and Get Inspired

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    Are you looking for a good book? Well, look no further than the newly-launched ASMP Bookshelf, where ASMP members provide their expertise and insight to an expansive base of technical and cultural topics in digital and printed books. ASMP believes that to be your optimal self, one must become engaged to become empowered, and there is no better way to expand your world than to seek knowledge found in all types of digital…

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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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Frank Van Riper’s Latest Book – Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980

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Frank Van Riper’s award-winning career in journalism began in 1967 with the New York Daily News where for 20 years he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent and ultimately Washington Bureau news editor. But he also has been a photographer for as long as he has been a writer and now, with the publication of his sixth book, he offers a documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities: New York and Paris….

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Neil Binkley Wins Art Director’s Club Award for ASMP Philadelphia Photo Annual

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2017 marked the first year that ASMP Philadelphia, along with the design, photo editing and strategic guidance from ASMP member Neil Binkley, changed the format of its annual photo contest – and it’s already won a design award. Previously, it had been a bound book that historically required membership to pay for the bulk of the printing costs. The new format was digitally printed by Magcloud, and at less than half the cost of previous…

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Light Matters with Brian Fitzgerald

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  Have you ever wished you could listen in on the conversation of experienced commercial photographers and masters of lighting—not only to hear their secrets of using flash but to understand the way they approach lighting, location work and the inevitable issues that come with it? Then ASMP member Brian Fitzgerald has the book for you. Light Matters: A Photographer’s Guide to Lighting with Flash on Location contains practical information on how to plan and…

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Lou Jones’ Visual Portraits of Modern Africa in his New Book, panAFRICAproject: Volume I

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Lou Jones’ eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including Federal Express, Nike, and the Barr Foundation. He has completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match. Initiated long-term projects on…

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Peter Krogh’s Latest Book: The DAM Book 3.0

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Editor’s Note: Peter is offering a discount to ASMP members on his new book. Log in and go to ASMP benefit page to purchase book. ASMP member, Peter Krogh, has completed the long-anticipated revision of The DAM Book.  With his 3rd DAM book, Peter continues to help photographers build safe and usable private archives, and to show how to get the most out of your images.  The creation and use of visual media is fast…

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