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Innovation, Inspiration & Ideas

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ASMP New York Hosts Photo Business New York and Idea Share The words innovative and ambitious best describe ASMP’s recent Photo Business New York (PBNY) and IDEA SHARE, two complementary events that offered a wealth of education, inspiration and community to both participants and attendees. The three days of programming developed from a 2011 brainstorming retreat among ASMP New York chapter board members, where discussions about the need for better business programs in the local…

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COVER ARTIST: Jill Greenberg

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New York, NY www.jillgreenberg.com, www.art.jillgreenberg.com Jill Greenberg straddles the line between commercial assignment and personal fine art, creating idealized images with graphic flair and high impact. Early in her career, Greenberg adopted the moniker The Manipulator to call attention to her digital postproduction talents.   Her success with commercial work and celebrity portraiture funds her personal work, for which she is equally recognized, particularly her expressive portraits of animals in clean graphic settings, which have…

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Business As unUsual

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ASMP uses online technology to expand upon educational offerings In fall 2012, ASMP introduced the “Business as unUsual” Webinar series to generate dialog and information for photographers seeking to expand their business. Following the conclusion of the 2011/2012 webinar series, The Future of Art & Commerce: What Creators and Users of Visual Content Need to Know in these Rapidly Changing Times, which ASMP co-produced with the Copyright Clearance Center, the ASMP board and staff began…

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COVER ARTIST: James Balog

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Boulder, CO www.jamesbalog.com www.extremeicesurvey.org www.earthvisiontrust.org For three decades, James Balog has been a leader in photographing and interpreting the natural environment. His work springs from his passionate, lifelong involvement with nature as an artist, scientist, explorer and adventurer. Marrying still photography, video, film, the written word and other media, Balog and his team aim to preserve a visual record of our impact on ice, air, water, forests and wildlife. To reveal the effect of climate…

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The Changing Role of the Professional Photographer

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ASMP’s evolution/revolution Webinar Series Offers a Navigational Compass A little less than a year after the launch of ASMP’s informative Business as unUsual Webinars, the first of its new evolution/revolution Webinar series debuted in October 2013. Both series are designed to offer easy access to ASMP’s collective reach to industry professionals and ideas that may otherwise be unavailable to individuals. However, while Business as unUsualis more about tangible tools and providing “information you can use…

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COVER ARTIST: Jana Ašenbrennerová

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České Budějovice, Czech Republic www.asenbrennerova.com, instagram.com/asenbrennerova Jana Ašenbrennerová began her career in the film industry in her native Czech Republic, before coming to the United States in 2003 to present her work at the Tiburon Film Festival.   Within days of her arrival — and with barely a word of English to help her assimilate — Ašenbrennerová fell in love with San Francisco and decided to stay. She took up photography as a way to…

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Doug Menuez on Fearless Genius

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Fearless Genius The Extraordinary Members feature in the ASMP Bulletin’s fall issue was excerpted from our more extensive Q&A with Menuez, published here in full. ASMP: You began your career as a photojournalist, added advertising into the mix, with a big studio and related overhead, then scaled back and refocused your archive to present yourself more specifically as a brand. Please briefly describe what you’ve learned from these many transitions and how you see yourself…

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COVER ARTIST: Steve Grubman

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Chicago, IL www.grubman.com Steve Grubman’s uncanny connection with animals shaped an amazing body of work that combined his two biggest passions. While Grubman began his career specializing in table-top advertising work for large-scale corporate clients, his award-winning 1995 campaign for Chick-fil-A, depicting three cows with sandwich boards urging customers to “Eat Mor Chikin,” put him firmly on the map as an animal specialist. Grubman’s devotion to animals is highlighted in a lighthearted behind-the-scenes video on…

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