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How To Photograph a Solar Eclipse – a Comprehensive Guide

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In case you might be interested in taking photos of the upcoming solar eclipse, Dahlia Ambrose tells you what you need to know. One of the most interesting astronomical phenomenon that we can photograph is the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. A partial or total solar eclipse offers interesting photographic opportunities, so if you are an umbraphile, here is how to photograph a solar…

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4 Ways to Get Work by Nagging Clients (Nicely)

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Are you sitting by the phone — or refreshing your email inbox — waiting for clients to offer you that next job? Mike Gluck says to go ahead and contact them, but make it about them, not you. He offers some ideas for getting the conversation started. What do you do when your clients and prospects aren’t calling you with new work? It’s tempting to call or email them and ask if they have any…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 Contest On its Way to You

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ASMP BEST OF…is back! Start gathering your images and your series to submit to the BEST OF ASMP 2017! ASMP’s Best of 2017 celebrates its thirteenth year and will kick-off in mid-September with an all new selection process.  BEST OF ASMP 2017 will include a SINGLE IMAGE category that features work from these sub-categories: Commercial Editorial Personal We will also accept a SERIES of up to ten images. Winners will be featured in ASMP’s Best of 2017 Bulletin…

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How To Nail The First 90 Seconds Of That Big Meeting

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Instead of crashing and burning, Anett Grant has five things you need to do as soon as you walk into the room. It’s your big opportunity. You’ve been invited to join your boss for a major meeting–with upper management, or maybe with an important client. You’re the expert this time around, the eyes-and-ears-on-the-ground who’s here to share some insights from the front lines. Do that well, and you know your boss will trust you with…

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TFP Collaborations | The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Brittany Smith lays out the advantages and disadvantages when working for free, and how to make sure all parties are benefiting from it. “Trade for print.” These three words are found to be nauseating and a slap in the face by a number of photographers, especially after paying one’s dues. What is even more alarming is the number of hypocrites among us asking up-and-coming hair and makeup artists and wardrobe stylists to provide their talents…

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David Slater and PETA Could Finally Settle Over the Monkey Selfie Case

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Dunja Djudjic shares an update on the monkey selfie lawsuit. In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed the most ridiculous lawsuit ever against photographer David Slater. The famous “monkey selfie” case has been going on for two years now, and it has done Slater a lot of harm. However, judging from the latest report, it could finally end in the settlement between the Slater and PETA. When one of the monkeys…

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8 Warning Signs You’re About to Take on a Problematic Photography Client

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Federico Alegria says that knowing when to say no is extremely important for a healthy and sustainable photography business. Learn how to spot – and avoid – the perfectionists, the smartasses and the whiners. If you’re willing to make photography your main source of income (or at least an important source of your overall income) you’ll need to sell your work to a diverse clientele. Some clients are great, even though they are serious when…

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These Common Interview Habits Could Be Why You Aren’t Getting The Job

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Think they won’t notice your constant fidgeting? Think again. Anisa Purbasari Horton points out four behaviors to avoid during an interview. There’s so much that gets judged in a job interview. From what you wear to how you shake the interviewer’s hand, to how confident you appear and sound when you introduce yourself. Almost everything you do during a job interview will be under the microscope, including all of your idiosyncrasies. Unfortunately, whether you like…

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How to Deal With Lens Fog and Why It Matters

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Miami-based photographer Kishore Sawh knows a thing or two about dealing with humidity while on a photoshoot… It’s the middle of August, and for those of us North of the equator, and particularly those close to it, it’s the dead of summer. A common photographic affliction during these times and climates are foggy lenses, and if you’ve had a camera for any amount of time you’re likely very familiar with the frustration that causes. The…

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How a Photographer Demonstrated That Gear Does Not Matter Much

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Have you heard this one? A photographer, his gear and some of his friends walked into a castle in Scotland… Maximilian Benner details what happened next. Barry Harley, an editorial photographer from Northern Virginia, took whatever tools he had at hand to create an image reminiscent of nothing less than Annie Leibovitz’s Vanity Fair group portraits. The difference: Harley was using two Yongnuo YN-560 II speedlites and a Canon 5D Mark II whereas Leibovitz usually…

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