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Why Most Web Designers Mess Up Photography Websites

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by JasenkaG] To have a great photography website, it’s not enough to have a jaw-dropping portfolio – you also have to present your work in the best possible way and collaborate with your designer to create a truly outstanding online presentation of your work. Unfortunately, it happens quite often that photography websites are poorly designed and they don’t do any favour to the owner’s business. Read more

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Why We’re Testifying Against Non-Compete Agreements for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Caitlin Pearce] We support New York City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work. Yesterday, I testified at a hearing before New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor in support of City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work. Introduced by 39th District Council member Brad Lander, this bill would: Prohibit…

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The Importance of Not Comparing Yourself to Other Photographers

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] With the internet, it’s easier than ever to hop online, see hundreds of photographs, and compare your work to a bevy of other photographers. But just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should. This great video explores the importance of not worrying about the work of other photographers too much. Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this excellent video explores why you should avoid comparing yourself to other photographers…

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Tales of Migration by Seventy-Five Artists

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Editor’s Note: The works of past ASMP members Dorothea Lange and Alfred Stieglitz are featured in this exhibition. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement features 75 historical and contemporary artists whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis. Presented by The Phillips Collection, the exhibition opens to the public on June 22, however, on June 20, The Phillips…

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Quick Tip: Convincing Photo Editors You Can Shoot Celebrities

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  Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] In our recent story about entertainment photographer Amy Sussman’s first celebrity portrait, she told us that one of her biggest challenges was learning to take celebrity portraits consistently and confidently. “Not only do you have to have your lighting and setup correct, but you’re also asking someone to give something of themselves in a very short period of time, and to go a bit deeper than a smile…

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Messing Around with the Image Gets Another Photographer of the Year DQ’d

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] How many stories do we bring you about this same old thing? A lot, but the message never seems to get through. But here we are and today we’re talking about image manipulation, public embarrassment, and losing the coveted title of photographer of the year. A photograph by Bjorn Persson of an elephant called “Tim in Amboseli National Park, Kenya” was disqualified after winning for what Africa Geographic…

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Study Claims Photographers Get Asked for Free Work Because Everyone Knows They Love Their Job

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] It’s no secret that photographers suffer through the constant expectation of free or cheap work. And now, a new study suggests that the reason for it is because we love our jobs, in what scientists are calling “passion exploitation.” Professor Aaron Kay and Ph.D student Jay Kim at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business are the brains behind the recently published paper, called “Understanding Contemporary Forms of Exploitation: Attributions of Passion…

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Why Freelance Parents Must Create Their Own Action Plans for Parental Leave

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Lynne Lavelle] This week, the New York Times published a helpful guide on how freelancers can create their own parental and maternity leave. Freelancers Union’s Executive Director Caitlin Pearce was among the five contributors, who outlined where the laws help, where more work is needed, and how independent workers can carve out leave in the meantime. While accessing leave is tough even for full-timers, the federal Family and Medical Leave…

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How Well Do You Perceive Color? Take This Test to Find Out

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by Greg Scoblete] Anyone who’s ever wrestled with color management knows that the colors we perceive with our all-too-human eyes doesn’t always correspond to a mathematically pure representation of said colors. This test, generated by the Lenstore in the UK, should drive that point home for you. It measures how well your eye can judge often extremely subtle gradations in color (and, by extension, how well your display is reproducing those gradations). It’s…

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‘Landmark’ Copyright Case Featuring Photo of Tom Brady Addresses Whether Media Can Embed Images or Not

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A conclusion has been reached in what is described as a “landmark California case,” where a photographer sued numerous media outlets for embedding his photo of Tom Brady within news articles. The photographer originally posted the picture on Snapchat, from where it was then posted by internet users on Twitter, the posts of which the media used as their embeds. As the story goes, photographer Justin Goldman posted a photo…

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