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ASMP Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

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 Today – April 26th – is World Intellectual Property Day, and this year, we celebrate the contributions of creative and innovative women everywhere! ASMP would like to take this opportunity to celebrate its incredible breadth of membership of incredible female still and motion photographers who bring their talent and skill to every corner of the globe, every day of the year – rain or shine. We thank all of the women who have chosen to…

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Questions with an Educator: Bob Carey

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Dr. Bob Carey. Bob is a long-time photojournalist and photographer who has dedicated himself to developing the next generation of photographers. He is now the chair of the Department of Communication & New Media at Gardner-Webb University where he teaches photojournalism. He also plays an instrumental role in the American Society of Media Photographers as a member of the National Board. Here, Bob tells us a bit about his career…

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BMGB: John Welsh Uses Passion for Coal Fires to Heat up Business

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John Welsh is based just outside Philadelphia, PA and has always been drawn to great stories. He refers to himself as a refugee from Journalism and is currently a working director bringing creative storytelling and a bit of advocacy to business. In this article, he shares his thoughts about the unique way he’s approaching clients who have important or complex messages to convey. John Welsh Image Gallery "Scorched" is a short film that introduces viewers...
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The New ASMP

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Pear Bureau Northwest   Image © Michael Shay [by Michael Shay] There was a time when it was thought that ASMP should consist only of the best 50 photographers in the country.  The feeling was that by being an exclusive organization representing the best and most influential, the brand would have the greatest impact both in the marketplace and politically. While we could debate the feasibility of such an organization, the point was made. This view,…

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Welcoming the Incoming ASMP National Board of Directors for 2017-18

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ASMP National would like to take the opportunity to welcome onboard the 2017-2018 National Board of Directors, that includes Officers – Chair Luke Copping, Vice-Chair Marianne Lee, Treasurer David Zentz, and Secretary Barry Schwartz. Directors continuing include Michael Hart, Stretch Ledford, Frank Rocco, and John Welsh. Newly-seated directors include Bob Carey, Felicia Perretti, Clay Price, and Michael Shay. Jenna Close will continue as Ex-Officio for one year. We look forward to working with this talented…

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Luke Copping Steps into Role as Forward-Looking ASMP National Board Chair

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This past week, Luke Copping initiated his official duties as National Board Chair at the annual National Board meeting held in New Orleans, and we thought it would be beneficial for all ASMP members to be apprised of issues and projects that Luke and the National Board will be focused on during the next national board term. What do you see as the three critical issues that the National Board will need to address in its coming term? 1. We have always stood…

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Recognizing Outgoing ASMP National Board Directors

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ASMP would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mark Green, Irene Owsley, and Michael Weschler for their dedication and support of all things ASMP during their terms as National Board Directors. While Jenna Close will be stepping down as Board Chair, she will remain onboard as Ex-Officio for the coming year. Check out some of the other posts in the Board Members Give Back series.  

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Up Close and Personal with Outgoing ASMP National Board Chair

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We recently caught up with ASMP National Chair, Jenna Close, as she prepares to step down from her most current role steering ASMP through its most recent transition. Read what she has to say about changing course after serving six years on the National Board, and take a look at her most recent award-winning personal project - Buck the Cubicle: Tim Linhart, Ice Music. © Jenna Close | P2 Photography How did being ASMP National Board Chair influence...
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BMGB: Michael Hart Shares Lessons on Being Assertive

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Michael Hart is your traditional, self-taught, ASMP professional photographer and problem solver. He started taking photographs at eight years old with the Brownie Holiday Flash that he got for his First Communion and was able to test it out on the floor of an NBA game in Indiana. In Junior High, he had graduated to a Brownie Super 27 and was taken under the wing of a yearbook staffer who noticed him taking pictures at...
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Board Members Give Back: Just Say Yes!

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Welcome to another article in our series titled Board Members Give Back. This series features several ASMP Board members sharing their expertise on a topic they are passionate about. Mark Green has been involved in photography since high school. He hoped to be a musician or possibly paint but didn't feel that he had the talent yet yearned for a creative release. His father’s Olympus Pen F camera is what helped him realize his talent for photography but it was...
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