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The Good and the Bad of Outsourcing Your Photography Editing

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Do you outsource your editing or are you thinking about doing so? Professional wedding and portrait photographer Jason Vinson lays out the pros and cons. Outsourcing is quickly becoming a standard practice. More and more photographers are using outsourcing services full time, while others are using them during the busy part of their season. While outsourcing has become more common in the industry, there are still some questions as to it’s worth. Photographers not familiar…

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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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What the President’s Tax Plan Could Mean for Your Freelance Business

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How could the proposed changes in the tax code impact your personal and freelance business taxes? NYC-based CPA Jonathan Medows breaks it all down. President Trump recently unveiled his administration’s long-awaited tax reform proposal called the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” As it stands, the preliminary plan features significant tax cuts and a sweeping simplification of the tax code. Consider the following overview of what your tax obligations may look like…

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ASMP Executive Director Advocacy Update

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While the majority of ASMP advocacy efforts are focused on legislative actions at the national level in addressing copyright reform, ASMP is also focused on addressing legislative agendas at the state level where proposed bills would harm our members. This is evident in the proposed Right of Publicity legislation introduced in New York State, as referenced in the recent ASMP post “ASMP Memorandum in Opposition to Proposed New York State’s Right of Publicity Legislation“. ASMP took…

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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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5 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity

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Business expert and entrepreneur Nellie Akalp shares some strategies that will help boost your productivity. Do you have days when you feel like you’ve been working non-stop, but can’t recall what you actually accomplished?   In today’s work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, you’re not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the…

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7 People Who Have Changed Photography Forever

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Professional photographer Federico Alegria shares his list of the seven most influential people in the world of photography – and why they belong on the list. Photography as we know it has been shaped by both great photographers and from thinkers who have had the courage to share their creative ideas and take bold risks. In this article, we’ll be covering 7 important figures (among many others that exist) who have influenced photography with their…

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This Website Takes Photos and Shows How They Were Edited in Lightroom

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Dunja Djudjic finds the Pixel Peeper web app to be a valuable learning tool. She sits down with web developer Piotr Chmolowski to talk about the project and ask about any future development plans. If it happens to you to see a photo and wish you could recreate the look, you will find this website really handy. Piotr Chmolowski has launched Pixel Peeper, a website that reads EXIF data from JPG image and instantly shows…

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ASMP Memorandum in Opposition to Proposed New York State’s Right of Publicity Legislation

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  Image © Simpson, Gubertz & Heger   Editor’s Update on 6.21.17 at 4:10pm: ASMP has just been advised that the New York Assembly ‘s Right of Publicity bill’s sponsor, Assembly Leader, Joe Morelle (D-Rochester), has removed the bill from the floor due to legislative session ending today. ASMP will continue to monitor the situation of this legislation in the New York legislative bodies, but for now, the call to action on this legislation is no longer in play….

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How To Write A Work Email When You’re Really Pissed Off

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If you’re determined to send that angry email (that you probably shouldn’t), Jennifer Romolini tells you how to do it. Let’s get right to it: You are writing bad emails. Usually that shakes out one of two ways. In the first, you agonize over each word, padding your emails with too much information, a sundae of cover-all-bases requests and hedge-your-bets recaps with an overwrought cherry of pleasantries on top. You spend way too much time…

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