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Dealing With Fear as a Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Zac Henderson] Fear is a dangerous thing. We all have to find ways to deal with it and maybe even use it to our advantage. Unfortunately, I let fear make decisions early in my career, and I’m still feeling the effects. If you struggle with putting your work out in the open, maybe you can learn from my mistakes. It can be easy for people in a creative field to associate…

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What We Learned This Week: Resources For Photographers During COVID-19 Crisis, and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Today we spotlight COVID-19 news from the past week. Yesterday we highlighted information about financial resources for photographers. Fstoppers put together a list of grants and other financial resources being made available to photographers, around the world and in the US. Art News reported that Anonymous Was a Woman, which has given more than $6 million in artist grants since 1996, will distribute $250,000 in emergency funding to at least…

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Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch

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Editor’s Note: Several former ASMP Members are featured in this article. Cross-posted from 121 Clicks In this lockdown period, you can watch these inspiring and useful videos from masters of photography. This is the Part 1 of this series, I will share few more inspiring videos in next coming articles. Hope you guys will enjoy these. Stay Safe. Read more Also see Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch – Part 2

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What the CARES Act Means for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger unemployment checks over a longer period of time, including freelancers and the self-employed, who are typically…

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5 Ways to Learn New Career Skills for Free During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Cross-posted from Fast Company [by Jessica Thiefels] With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, you may be wondering what to do with all the extra time at home. Instead of getting lost in the sea of scary news and social media posts, turn your attention back to work. With many live events going digital, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your résumé. This is how you…

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What We Learned This Week: SCOTUS Rules States Cannot be Sued for Copyright Infringement

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Coronavirus wasn’t the only photo news this week. On Tuesday we learned that the US Supreme Court ruled that a videographer who spent two decades documenting the salvaging of Blackbeard’s pirate ship cannot sue the state of North Carolina in federal court for using his videos without his permission. The ruling was a victory for states claiming immunity from copyright infringement lawsuits, noted NPR, and, added The Art Newspaper, a…

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Words at the Window: Social Isolation and the Coronavirus in Brooklyn

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Cross-posted from In Sight [by Kenneth Dickerman and Stephen Lovekin] Around the globe, the novel coronavirus is affecting millions of people. In Italy, more than 8,000 people have lost their lives. In the United States, the related disease, covid-19, has killed people in at least 42 states. As of late Thursday, the U.S. death toll topped 1,100, with New York seeing the highest number of deaths. By now, most of us are familiar with the…

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LeBron James Is Being Sued By Photographer For Posting Pictures of Himself on Social Media

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Usman Dawood] In a previous article I discussed how supermodel, Bella Hadid, was being sued for posting pictures of herself on Instagram. I also talked about how this is seemingly becoming quite a frequent occurrence. I believe this is mostly due to the fact that most people don’t seem to understand how copyright laws work. NBA superstar LeBron James is facing a $150,000 lawsuit for posting a picture of himself on his…

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Do You Look Like an Ogre in Video Calls? Me Too. Fix It With Simple Tips From Portraiture

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K Baggs] With most of us on lockdown to some degree, the number of video calls for work and pleasure have increased exponentially. So, you might as well work out how to make yourself look halfway passable, rather than the cave-dwelling ogre you might without forethought. I don’t like being in front of the lens — any lens — and I avoid it most of the time. I like being…

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A Photographer’s Surreal Flight Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cross-posted from In Sight [by Sharon Pulwer and Haley Hamblin] For many photojournalists, boarding a plane for a long-haul flight is a routine part of the job. On March 17, Sharon Pulwer experienced some far-from-routine sights when she flew from Newark Airport to her family in Tel Aviv with El Al airline. Both airports, usually busy international hubs, were quiet. Absent of rushed travelers, the surreal situation became apparent; small numbers of passengers stood in…

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