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The Navy SEAL Technique All Photographers Should Be Doing

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Paul Parker] Many parallels can be drawn between being in the military and being a photographer. Both have their high pressured moments and require extreme concentration at times. Here’s one technique that the Navy SEALs have adopted that photographers should too. It doesn’t matter what area of the industry you work in, being a professional photographer requires a lot of physical and mental capacity. Just like a well-maintained engine, things have…

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Buy a Photo of Your Favourite Musician to Help New York’s Most Vulnerable

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Members Mick Rock and Bob Gruen have photos available for sale in the God’s Love We Deliver Fundraiser. Cross-posted from AnOther [by Miss Rosen] This article is published as part of our #CultureIsNotCancelled campaign: Since the Covid-19 crisis first swept the globe, music has become one of the primary sources of joy and community for millions of people dealing with the strains and stresses of social isolation. Whether watching historic Verzuz battles,…

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Passings: John Loengard, Life Magazine Legend and Legend Maker

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] He was “one of the last myths of the golden age of photography. So notes L’Oeil de la Photographie in a tribute to Life magazine photographer and director of photography John Loengard, who passed away on May 24 at age 86. Loengard edited a number of books tracing the history of Life magazine and its greatest photographers. Loengard joined the staff of Life in 1961, at its apex of…

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How Photographer Mark Seliger and Red Carpet Advocacy Are Paying it Forward During COVID

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Editor’s Note: Mark Seliger is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Vanity Fair [by Sarah Shoen, Photographs by Mark Seliger] In a world stripped of red carpets, awards shows, and photo shoots, photographers are stuck at home like everyone else—and looking for a way to give back during the pandemic. What better way to do that than auctioning off iconic celebrity portraits? Enter RADArt4AID. Photographer Mark Seliger, whose work includes an annual portrait studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party,…

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The Center Awards: Project Launch Grant Winner: Catherine Panebianco

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aline Smithson] “I realized that by placing the slides in my current landscape, I created not only a connection between his life and mine, but a trail of memories, each that had its own association for both of us. A lot of these slides are of my mom, they were together almost 60 years. She passed away recently and I feel like her spirit, and all the spirits of the past,…

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What We Learned This Week: With Violence Against the Media On Rise, Learn to Stay Safe

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Violence towards the media is on the rise. This week we spotlighted an article from Chris Post, chair of the National Press Photographers Association’s Safety & Security Committee, offering advice on staying safe while covering news in public. Tensions are high, “and the constant pummeling of the ‘Fake News’ mantra doesn’t help calm the already turbulent situation,” noted Post, who cited a number of recent incidents in which…

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Reveals First Virtual Exhibition

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year did not let lockdown defeat its annual awards evening, and they are not letting it defeat the exhibition either. Due to Covid19, this year’s winners were announced in an awards evening livestreamed on YouTube on Tuesday 28 April 2020, hosted by legendary musician and cheesemaker, Alex James. It was watched by an audience of thousands across the globe, including celebrities from the food and photography world. The organisers…

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Photographer Mick Rock Donates Never-Before-Seen Shots of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop and More to Raise Funds for NHS Supplies

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from London Indoors [by Lizzie Edmonds] Photographer Mick Rock is to release another five never-before-seen images of stars including Debbie Harry to raise money to buy essential PPE supplies for the NHS. The five portraits of Harry, plus Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and The Ramones will be sold by gallery West Contemporary, with 20 per cent of proceeds going towards its #MasksforNHS fundraiser for much-needed FFP3…

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What We Learned This Week: Updating Covid-19 News

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] The world is starting to emerge from lockdown. But it will be a slow and uncertain process: This week we took note of a number of stories relating to Covid-19’s impact on the world of photography: The Lucie Award Foundation announced that the 2020 Lucie Awards event would take place on Tuesday, October 20, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City — if all goes well….

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