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Instagram Like a Pro

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Professional photographer Mark Meyer has over 21,000 followers on Instagram. As an early adopter of Instagram, he’s learned the ways to leverage it but he’s quick to caution that it’s harder to get your voice heard these days. Meyer says “focusing on pushing up the numbers will cause you to spin your wheels. It’s really easy to get caught up in that”. He’s found his most valuable exchanges have come when he is being authentic….

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Questions with a Pro: Matthew LaVere

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Matthew LaVere. In April 2011, Matthew quit his day job to pursue the freelance life and wanted to learn production from the best photographers. He traveled to New York City seven times in 2011 to network with photographers, producers, photo reps, and photo editors to understand how large productions are carried out. He has worked alongside with famous photographers including Frank Ockenfels 3, Walter Iooss Jr, and Mark Seliger…

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Funding Like a Pro: A Blueprint for a Passion Project

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ASMP member Karen Kasmauski grew up at a time when the term “tiger mom” was still unfamiliar. She’s a filmmaker, photographer, project manager and educator who has had her work published by prestigious organizations such as National Geographic and the BBC. Karen’s website is a great reflection of her body of work but the story of how she has developed and funded her passion project about Japanese war brides is what we found worth sharing…

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Questions with a Pro: Manjari Sharma

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Manjari Sharma. Manjari is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her images have appeared such places as Forbes India, PDN, Geo and Vogue India. We talked to Manjari about what makes a compelling photograph and what business lessons she’s learned. We Asked: As someone who has covered varied projects from documenting surfers to artistic interpretations of Hindu Deities –…

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Questions with a Pro: William Abranowicz

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features photography legend and longtime ASMP member William Abranowicz. William has been a photographer for over 40 years and has contributed to nearly every publication in the US, Europe and Asia including Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler and Vogue. We Asked: You have worked in various photographic niches – still life, travel and architecture. How have you managed to do that commercially when it seems like many buyers like to…

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Questions with a Pro: Stephen Mallon

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features ASMP member Stephen Mallon. Stephen made a big splash with “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River. We talked to him about shooting timelapses, staying satisfied creatively and approaching to new clients. We Asked: What’s the hardest thing about transitioning from shooting…

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