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An Easy, Free Tool to Sell Vouchers for Future Work

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Wouter du Toit] We’re all at home now, strategizing what we’re going to do once it all ends. Here is a platform where you can sell vouchers and have the money reflecting in your account. And it’s free. The site gvouchers.com is a place where you can sell vouchers to clients in order to get paid during the quiet months, and do the work in the future. The creator, Rob Hope, a surfer and…

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Letter to Instagram From ASMP and Seven Other Visual Creators Groups

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This afternoon ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey sent a letter to the CEO of Instagram Adam Mosseri and the CEO of Facebook (Instagram’s parent company) Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of all ASMP Members expressing our concerns about the recent court case Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis. You may read the letter here. This letter was supported and signed by seven other visual associations: American Photographic Artists, American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Digital Media Licensing Association, Graphic…

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What We Learned This Week: COVID-19 Grants, Free Photo Classes, and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] We continue with a roundup of COVID-19 news: This week we spotlighted a state-by-state list of grant opportunities for photographers affected by the pandemic, as compiled by the NPPA. We also featured Thrillist’s compilation of free online photo classes now being offered by camera companies and photo organizations. Meanwhile, DesignBoom noted that MoMA is also offering free online courses on modern art, photography and fashion. Vogue Business…

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ASMP Response to Instagram Ruling And What You Can Do Today (New FAQ)

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On April 13, 2020, an opinion was rendered in District Court in New York regarding “embedding” an image that was available on a public Instagram account of photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair. You can read a detailed post on the issues and the background of this case in our recent article published here. Many of our members and others in the photography and visual creator community have been asking us what they should do now, and what…

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This Photographer’s Project Is Creating Community During COVID-19

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jennifer McCord] New York is the city that never sleeps. It’s a city that’s famous for its bustling streets and the weird and wonderful community that populate it. It’s a hub of activity, or at least it was until lockdown. “I was born here, I grew up here for a good part of my life and then I came back for school and I have never seen it like this,” says Aysia…

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What We Learned this Week: Sony’s $100M Relief Fund and Other COVID-19 News

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] The coronavirus again dominated the news this week: Sony announced that it is launching a $100 million relief fund to help healthcare professionals, children, educators, and the creative community affected by the pandemic. DIY Photography had details. In its announcement, the company didn’t share many specifics about how the money would be distributed, added PetaPixel. It did note that Sony will bring together its music, pictures, games, animation, and…

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Shifting States: The New Role of Photography In Weekly Magazines

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Cat Lachowksyj] Before starting an accomplished career as Senior Picture Editor of Stern in Hamburg, Andreas Trampe worked as a photographer, creating stories with local papers by recording important events, including the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today, Trampe works with countless photographers at the weekly magazine, and is constantly searching for new talent at festivals and portfolio reviews all over the world. We’re honored and proud that Trampe is a…

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The Coronavirus is No Excuse for Client Nonpayment

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by J.R. Skrabanek] Businesses of all sizes are facing losses and uncertainty right now. Unfortunately, that means many clients are passing the financial burden off on their freelancers by refusing to pay their outstanding invoices. New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act (the “Act”) is a powerful tool in your belt at all times, and in a moment like this, it’s even more important to understand just what it can do…

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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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