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Behind the Scenes: ‘Sing Like No One Is Watching’ Photo Series

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Eli Dreyfuss] We all have our favorite songs that we sing when are going through bad times or want to pump ourselves up. In this hilarious photo series, a photographer captures his friends singing their favorite songs and imagining that the camera is not there. See which song each person was singing! There is no better feeling then creating art with your best friends. Turn up the radio and blast your…

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The Mountain Legacy Project

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Cat Lachowskyj] Initially patented as a technological and scientific method for recording empirical data, photography has been used for countless purposes since its invention on the tail-end of the Industrial Revolution. As the medium’s technology developed, its artistic scope and potential also evolved, blending its creative capabilities with scientific intent. Photographs depicting topographical surveys, methodical experimentation and architectural studies resulted in striking documentation that, in a contemporary context, blurs the line…

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How to Communicate With Difficult Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Audrey Lamp] The freelance business is not always rainbows and butterflies. Yes, the benefits are numerous, but there are some difficulties about being freelancer, too. As a freelancer, you will have to work with more clients than most people in more traditional office jobs, leaving you at the mercy of people with all kinds of personalities and demands. And if you want to become successful and actually get paid for…

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The Experience of Photographing September 11th As It Happened

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] September 11th was a horrific day. Many photographers covered the events of the day, and of them, Phil Penman’s images are particularly noteworthy. In this presentation, he shows some of his images and talks about his experience on that day. Phil Penman, a street and commercial photographer, had been in the U.S. for about six months when September 11th happened. At the time, he was working for the British Splash…

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Quick Tip: How (and Why) to Push Clients for a Bigger Budget

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Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] Clients are notorious for tight budgets and high expectations for photo shoots, or as art producer Karen Meenaghan says, “It’s beer budgets and champagne tastes.” In our story “7 Tips for Getting Clients to Pay What You Are Worth,” photographer James Farrell explains that he always asks clients who call to hire him what their budget is. “The answer tells me whether they’re working with real money, or with $1,000,”…

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You Can Now Create ‘Moving’ 3D Pictures Using a Mobile App

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A brand new mobile photography app, developed by two 20-year-olds, has just been released, allowing users to create 3D pictures in seconds. The app, appropriately titled FILM3D, lets you create “moving pictures” replicating the effect of a 3D photo. The process resembles that of taking a panorama; once you’ve selected a subject to shoot, users are required to move their phone to the right, capturing the subject from differing…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image

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Cross-posted from Washington Post: In Sight [by Olivier Laurent] Beyond the exhibitions and screenings, where hundreds of thousands of visitors can discover or rediscover some of the best of photojournalism produced around the world, Visa pour l’Image, the annual photography festival held in Perpignan, France, is also a meeting place. The first time I attended, 10 years ago to the day, my colleague, then Diane Smyth of the British Journal of Photography, and I found…

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Don’t Like What Google Says About You? You Might Be Able to Change It

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Cross-posted from popsci.com [by Whitson Gordon] When was the last time you googled yourself? It’s not just about vanity: Potential employers, dates, and even friends may search for your name from time to time—and what they see can really affect their first impression of you. Unfortunately, despite what some people think, you can’t really control what the search engine says. “Google is just reflecting the web,” says Vanessa Fox, a search engine optimization (SEO) expert…

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Fraud Alert: Help “Support Harry” Go Fund Me Campaign Scam

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Members, It has been brought to my attention that an email is circulating for a Go Fund Me campaign that was not sent by ASMP. If you have received an email that appears to be sent by ASMP with Subject: Help “Support Harry” Go Fund Me campaign (as referenced below), please know this a SCAM. Please do NOT make a donation. To bring this scam to the attention of law enforcement, we suggest that you…

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How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure as a Freelancer

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Editor’s Note: Although this was written for freelance writers, the tips on keeping your computer secure is sound advice for photographers as well. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Harold Kilpatrick] Establishing a career in freelance writing can be a very rewarding endeavor, but it doesn’t come without its own set of risks. Freelance writers typically find their work online, and you’re probably already well aware that the internet itself is filled with scams–just as…

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