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What We Learned This Week: W. Eugene Smith Fund Names 2020 Grant and Fellowship Finalists

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Covid-19 has altered one of the year’s big photo award programs. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has announced the list of finalists in the 41st annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. In years past, the Fund has given out a single $40,000 grant to a recipient whose work follows the tradition of the compassionate photojournalism exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year career. This year,…

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10 Business Email Phrases to Stop (& Start) Using With Clients

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  Cross-posted from hubspot.com [by Karla Cook] Think your email skills are strong? Think again. As it turns out, we all overestimate our ability to communicate effectively over email. In a study published in the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, email writers thought readers would correctly identify the tone of their emails about 78% of the time. In reality? Only 56% of emails were interpreted accurately. That means when you send an email off…

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Will Off Camera Flash Make The iPhone a Professional Camera?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Patrick Hall] The day has finally come when photographers can sync their powerful off-camera flashes with their Apple iPhone using Profoto’s new AirX syncing system. Being the skeptic I am, I had to see for myself if using 500 Ws of powerful strobe light with your cell phone was simply a gimmick or potentially an industry game-changer. Today, I’m left swallowing my pride. Now, I know what many of you are thinking: it’s the same exact…

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International Photography Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Class

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Editor’s Note: The late Alfred Eisenstaedt and renowned fine arts photographer Jay Maisel are past and present ASMP Members who will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in October. Cross-posted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch [by Ben Simon] The induction will take place virtually on Oct. 30, with seven inductees, one Lifetime Achievement Award winner and one Leadership Award winner joining the Hall of Fame. “Despite the challenges we face as…

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What We Learned This Week: Remembering Dan Budnik, Photographer of Civil Rights Movement and More

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Editor’s Note: Dan Budnik was and ASMP Member and was awarded the American Society of Media Photographers Honor Award in 1999. Dan Budnik captured history, we noted this week. Budnik, who documented artists at work during the 1950s, key events of the civil rights movement, Native Americans in the Southwest and more, died on August 14 at an assisted living residence in Tucson, Arizona. He was 87….

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Dan Budnik, Who Photographed History, Is Dead at 87

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Mr. Budnik shot assignments for Life, Look and numerous other leading magazines, and his work was collected in several books, including “Marching to the Freedom Dream” (2014), which featured his pictures from three significant civil rights moments: the 1958 Youth March for Integrated Schools, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.” “At the March…

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Google’s New Licensable Image Feature Officially Live

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] As Google explains on their blog post about the official live release of the feature: “For the last few years, we’ve collaborated with the image licensing industry to raise awareness of licensing requirements for content found through Google Images. In 2018, we began supporting IPTC Image Rights metadata; in February 2020 we announced a new metadata framework through Schema.org and IPTC for licensable images. Since then, we’ve seen…

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Google Images Adds “Licensable” Badge to Help Photographers Sell Their Images

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by David J. Crewe] Google Images is currently testing a new “Licensable” badge on images as a way to help photographers sell their photos from google search results (and hopefully, help reduce the chance of copyright infringement & image thefts in the process)! The “Licensable” label, which had started beta-testing back in February, provides information on the photographer who captured the image and where/how you can license the image should you…

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Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference October 20-22, 2020 – FREE

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Expect the unexpected. Make plans to register for Adobe Max and join us for a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, guaranteed to inspire. Three full days of luminary speakers, celebrity appearances, musical performances, a global collaborative art project, and 350+ sessions — and all at no cost. Register now to build your schedule and get sponsor giveaways. REGISTER NOW
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