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May is National Photography Month

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Up your skillsets during National Photography Month. In May, take the opportunity to up your photography skills by doing something outside the box of your current routine. Attend an ASMP webinar about commercial photography or book publishing. Register for a portfolio review or a  workshop on Adobe Lightroom. View all upcoming ASMP events. If your schedule does not permit your attendance at a live webinar, log in and view past webinar videos on a wide…

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ASMP Celebrates Work of Visual Creators on Earth Day 2021

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Images can inspire, inform, educate, and raise awareness about a host of topics in our communities and around the globe, and the collective work of ASMP members does just that for clients and their customers, friends and family every day. As the world celebrates Earth Day, ASMP would like to recognize the talented creators amongst us who capture Planet Earth in all of its glory from the North Pole to the South Pole. We have...
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Member Spotlight: Sonia Katchian, Blazing Trails

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ASMP Celebrating Women’s History Month. Interviewed by Rana Faure, ASMP National Board of Directors Since the dawn of photography, women have blazed their own distinct, though largely unheralded, paths. Sonia Katchian, a 49-year member of ASMP, is one of these women. A resident of NYC, Tokyo, and now Chapel Hill, Sonia recently recounted her journey in photojournalism. From her stories, it seems clear that, despite the challenges, she identified the opportunities that interested her and…

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Anne Geddes Was the Original Baby-Picture Influence

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sarah Lyall]  Editor’s Note: Anne Geddes is an ASMP Professional Member. “Her photography books of little ones in pea pods and flower beds sold millions. Then came Instagram.” “The idea was straightforward: solicit baby photographs from parents around the world, in a sort of open casting call, so that Ms. Geddes could post them in her own Instagram stories. ‘I guarantee I will look at all of them, and…

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Read or Listen: CASE ACT: Will Posting Memes Or Pro Wedding Pics Land You In Copyright Small Claims Court?

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Neda Ulaby]  Editor’s Note: Jeff Sedlik is an ASMP Professional Member. “When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth. Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend…

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How John Harrington Photographed His 8th Presidential Inauguration

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter. [By Allen Murabayashi] NOTE – be sure to watch the video. Photographer and Best Business Practices for Photographers [and former ASMP National Director] author John Harrington is no stranger to political photography. For over thirty years he has covered the Washington D.C. scene while also serving a couple of terms as the President of the White House News Photographers Association. During that time, he’s also had the opportunity to cover eight Presidential inaugurations,…

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Elliott Erwitt’s Rediscovered Photographs

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Cross-posted from blind. [By Christina Cacouris]  In his latest book, ‘Found Not Lost,’ Erwitt forgoes the type of imagery that initially made him famous in favor of more contemplative work, most of which has never been seen before. Now in his nineties, Erwitt spent two years digging through his entire photographic archive and examining thousands of images, breathing new life into the formerly rejected. In writer Vaughn Wallace’s introductory essay, he describes a note scrawled on…

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Personal Projects: Robert Ripps’s “Negativityness,” a Response to Today’s Political Climate

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Editor’s Note: Robert Ripps is an ASMP Professional Member out of the New York Chapter. What can trees tell us about today’s America? Quite a lot, says photographer Robert Ripps. A few years back, Ripps was working on a series that, as he puts it, “examined how urban trees survive, how their environment shapes them and in return, how they shape their environment.” The work was put…

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Elliott Erwitt: A Lifetime’s Work

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Cross-posted from Professional Photographer. [By Robert Kiener] Editor’s Note: Elliott Erwitt is an ASMP Life Member. “Looking through Erwitt’s massive catalog of photographs made over more than 70 years, one might think he’s been everywhere and photographed everyone and everything. Really. His iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, including her famous subway grate pose; the fingerpointing Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate in Moscow; segregated water fountains; a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy; hundreds of humorous dog images. His work is known…

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The Art of Storytelling with Gerd Ludwig

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Nobechi Creative is offering a unique online workshop with Ludwig called “The Art of Storytelling.” It runs from January 17 to 28, 2021. The workshop will begin with two days of portfolio reviews, instruction and theory, before participants begin photographing a subject of their choice for a total of seven days. (Students will be asked to develop two attainable and well-researched project ideas before the workshop commences. The ideas should take covid-19 safety into account….

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