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Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Portrait

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Editor’s Note: The ASMP Faces Photo Contest kicks off July 1st. Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Michael B. Stuart] Taking a successful portrait may seem easy to someone who has never tried it. Transforming something from the simple concept of a camera pointed at a person (or a puffin) into a story-telling captivating photo involves skill. I used to shy away from photographing people. A landscape was much more predictable and easy to pull off. This…

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Clemens Kalischer, who memorably photographed refugees and musicians, dies at 97

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Cross-posted from www.msn.com re-post from Boston Globe [by Bryan Marquard] In one photograph from 1958, a boy studies a book in a one-room schoolhouse in tiny Peacham, Vt. — unconcerned, if he even noticed, that a camera shutter was clicking a few feet away. A couple of years later, three masters of classical music fill the photographer’s frame: cellist Pablo Casals, conductor Alexander Schneider, and pianist Rudolf Serkin, their intense expressions forming a visual musical…

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Behind the Scenes with HuffPost’s Photography Director

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Coralie Kraft] As the photo director at HuffPost, Christy Havranek oversees a team of photo editors and photographers to create visual content for the popular news and opinion website. Founded in 2005 as The Huffington Post, HuffPost now has newsrooms and editions in 16 countries around the world; Havranek is based in New York City. At HuffPost, Havranek and her team assign photographers to cover topics from breaking news to long-form…

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Moonlit Photographs of Detroit’s Resilience

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Cross-posted from WIRED [by Michael Hardy] Photographer Dave Jordano grew up and attended art school in Detroit, developing a lifelong attachment to the scrappy city. Although he moved to Chicago in the late 1970s, Jordano returned frequently to his hometown, witnessing its long, slow decline as deindustrialization devastated the city and affluent residents fled to the suburbs. From a high of 1.8 million people in 1950, Detroit has fallen to a population of about 700,000,…

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Quick Tip: How to Write Better Artist Statements (And Dread It Less)

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by David Walker] Artist statements induce more headaches, loathing and procrastination than just about anything else on a photographer’s to-do list. But it is possible to tame a lot of that misery with a change of perspective, and a straightforward approach to the task. In our story “Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art Photography,” photographer Ron Jude, who teaches at University of Oregon, explains that writing is…

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Widow Tells Photographer’s Story After Photos Found in Boxes in Loft

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Editor’s Note: Fashion photographer Tom Palumbo was an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from MSN/CBS News Patricia Bosworth found her late husband’s photographs in boxes scattered throughout their loft in the New York City neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen. In the 1950s and 60s, Tom Palumbo helped revolutionize fashion photography, first for Harper’s Bazaar and then for Vogue. Now, his widow is helping tell his story. “I went through literally thousands and thousands of prints that were stashed…

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Do You Have a Backup Plan?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Usman Dawood] We all know things can go wrong and sometimes they might be due to circumstances out of our control or due to a simple mistake. I’m certain we also know how important it is to be prepared for those unfortunate but inevitable situations. Clients, however, may not be as understanding and this is why it’s important to have measures in place to ensure continuity. In a recent and helpful…

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Why–and How–Freelancers Should Be Saving for Retirement

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Ben Henry-Moreland] Some of the first questions I’m asked by new or prospective freelance clients are, “How much should I have saved for retirement?” and, “How much should I be saving now?” These are good and important questions–and ones that I have no answer to. That’s because there are some even more important questions that they need to ask themselves first, namely: “What does retirement mean to me?” and…

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Photographers Organize Against New York Times Rights Grab

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Cross-posted from PDN Pulse [by David Walker] New York Times contributors have organized against an attempted rights grab by the newspaper, issued in the form of a work-for-hire contract for the production of drone footage. Through social media, several prize-winning photographers who shoot for the Times are urging fellow photographers not to sign the contract. They’ve also started a petition—which they say more than 130 photographers have signed—to put pressure on The New York Times…

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5 Tips for Epic Drone Photography: Mads Peter Iversen Takes On a Glacier With His DJI Mavic Pro

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Cross-posted from Imaging Resource News [by Jeremy Gray] Photographer Mads Peter Iversen is, as evidenced by the Instagram feed linked above, a very talented photographer. He doesn’t limit his work just to the ground though, he’s also a drone photographer. Since 2016, he’s been utilizing a drone to capture beautiful images. In the video below, Iversen shares five tips for capturing great drone photos using a DJI Mavic Pro. The specific drone he uses is…

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