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ISO 12,800. Huh! What Is It Good For?

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Absolutely nothing? In a recent post, PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi asked, “What could we possibly want to photograph that naturally has such dim light?” He found the surprising answer on his last trip to the Philippines. Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. It’s expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2.8 at about 1/20th of a second. Good enough…

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Meeting Other Photographers

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After moving to Paris, Wouter du Toit was looking to meet some fellow photographers but didn’t know where to start. The fashion and beauty editor/photographer decided to join an event hosted by the Paris Photography Meetup Group. See what happened during the Meetup day why he thought it was so amazing. I recently moved to Paris from Cape Town, South Africa. I don’t speak French yet, but I have made some friends here due to the…

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Creators and Innovators Support H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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ASMP, along with other organizations, unions, and guilds representing and supporting creators and inventors, express support of H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”, and have submitted an industry letter to Members of Congress requesting their support of the bill. The letter states the following: H.R. 1695 Recognizes the Importance of Copyright to the U.S. Economy, Jobs and Culture: Copyright is critical to the U.S., with core copyright industries contributing over $1.2…

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4 Tips for Boosting Your Freelance Job Hunt

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If you’re a freelancer, time is money and looking for the right opportunity could take more time than you’ve got. Here are some tips from AND CO‘s Katie Perry on scouring the job boards. When you’re a freelancer, job-hunting is a competitive sport. Ever spend half a Sunday afternoon straight-up creeping on Indeed.com and LinkedIn for the latest opportunities? Mining for precious gems amid the clutter of “freelance” and part-time job postings can be an…

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Great Photos but Unhappy Clients? Don’t Sacrifice Your Signature

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You shot a series of photos that you consider one of your best works to date, and you’re so proud of it. You send it off to the client, confident that they will love it, too. They respond saying they just aren’t happy with the photos and have a long list of ideas that you think will ruin the concept. What do you do – give the client what they want or stand by your…

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Is the Customer Really Always Right?

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Let’s face it, some clients can be downright difficult. But are they always right? Writer and small business owner Tyra Seldon says up front communication is crucial for freelancers. See how she handled some pretty tricky situations. As a customer, I love the old adage, “The customer is always right.” As a freelancer, I am not as enamored with it. In fact, I find that if one is not careful, this can create contentious relationships…

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How Do You Stay Motivated as a Freelance Photographer or Independent Filmmaker?

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Mike Pecci is a film director, cinematographer and still photographer who thinks there’s a void in our community. He wonders why we aren’t talking to our peers openly and honestly. In this guest post, he introduces his new podcast, and answers the question, “How did you get started?” with his unique to-do list that got him where he is today. The Internet is loaded with articles on new gear or popular techniques. Everywhere you look,…

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ALERT: Alleged Check Fraud Scam Appearing to Target ASMP Members

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Dear ASMP Members, We have received complaints about an alleged check fraud scam that appears to be targeting ASMP Members. Please use caution when receiving any communications that involve or request that you transfer any money to a party that you have not worked with before. Below are details of the alleged scam that appears to be targeting our members. Someone using the name “Phil Nade” from a company called “Urban Flex” has emailed individual…

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Analog Cameras are not Props – Photographic Tools from Yesteryear

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If you collect analog cameras and put them on display instead of using them as they are intended, then El Salvador-based photographer Federico Alegria has some choice words for you. This is a rant dedicated to all the people who are missing the main focus of the primary photographic tool. This is a rant dedicated to all the people, especially photographers, who are using analog cameras as props, as vintage decorations, and not giving them…

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50% DISCOUNT Off ALL RGG EDU Tutorials/Products – April 11th & April 12th ONLY!

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For 48 hours – April 11th and 12th – RGG EDU is offering 50% Discount Off ALL Products! Log In to Member Benefit Page for Discount Code FREE Tethering Tutorial Download Available During Sale! View Tutorial Trailer RGG EDU is dedicated towards producing the most impactful documentary style tutorials in photography and photoshop to help you build a successful business. We work with the some of the most talented and successful photography and photoshop professionals in the world to bring…

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