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Legislation is Introduced by House Judiciary Committee to Make Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointee Subject to Confirmation by Senate

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ASMP welcomes the introduction of H.R. 1695 (the Register of Copyright Selection and Accountability Act of 2017) by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and ranking member John Conyers, and cosponsored by 29 members.   This legislation would take the critical step of requiring the Register of Copyrights to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  This proposed change in the Register selection process was previously advocated by ASMP and several of its colleagues…

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BTS: Keeping it Simple with Firefighters and a Ring Light

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[By Stephen Ironside, Fstoppers] One of my favorite things to do, when I’m able to, is to do pro bono work for local charities that need the help. There’s something special, in a way, about not being paid: the “client” is usually a lot more flexible in their expectations and they allow you more leeway in your creative process. So when I got a chance to do some marketing material for a half-marathon that benefited…

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Reminder to Update Find a Photographer Portfolios by March 31

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    This is a reminder to Professional and Life members that Find a Photographer portfolio updates will need to be completed by March 31st to accommodate new platform configurations for Find a Photographer. After that date, any Find a Photographer account that contains legacy images that have not been upgraded to include image dimensions established for the new platform or reflect new specialty categories, will be categorized as unpublished until the necessary portfolio revisions are made. Additionally, if members have…

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The Times Sweeps Overseas Press Club Photo Awards

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From coverage of state-sanctioned killings of drug users in the Philippines to in-depth reports on Venezuela’s economic and social collapse, The New York Times swept the Overseas Press Club’s photography awards. [By James Estrin, The New York Times] Recognizing “exceptional courage and enterprise,” the Overseas Press Club awarded its Robert Capa gold medal to Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev of The New York Times for their coverage of the fight against ISIS and its aftermath. …

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How to Avoid Email Phishing Scams

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© Getty Images Getty Images Cross-posted from wired.com [by Lily Hay Newman] You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s…

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Are You The Next SCOTUS Photographer?

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[SLR Lounge by Holly Roa] If you’ve been dreaming of the day you can take a cushy government job but would also love to be a full-time photographer, it’s your lucky day. USAjobs.gov posted a two-week listing on 3/13 (closing on 3/27) for the position of the official photographer of the Supreme Court Of The United States, with a fairly wide salary range – $54,972.00 to $86,460.00 per year. Read about it at SLR Lounge.

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ASMP Announces Officers for 2017-18 National Board of Directors

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ASMP is pleased to announce that Buffalo-based photographer, Luke Copping, will serve as Board Chair for 2017-18. Serving as Vice Chair will be Marianne Lee of Marianne Lee Photography in Tiverton, RI;  as Treasurer, David Zentz of David Zentz Photography in Venice, CA; and as Secretary, Barry Schwartz of Barry Schwartz Photography in Los Angeles. Directors continuing in 2017-18 will be Michael Hart of Michael Hart Photography in Houston, TX; Stretch Ledford at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign; Frank Rocco of Frank Rocco Photography in…

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How To Avoid Getting Taken Advantage Of In The Hiring Process

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[By Jon Simmons, Monster.com] Have you ever been asked to do work for a company—before you were hired? It happens. Sometimes, companies assign speculative (spec) work to candidates for them to complete as part of the hiring process. Don’t let that assignment you’ve been given as a job candidate turn into free work for a company that never hires you. Read more over at Fast Company.

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