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Neil Binkley Wins Print Design Award for ASMP Philadelphia Photo Annual

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2017 marked the first year that ASMP Philadelphia, along with the design, photo editing and strategic guidance from ASMP member Neil Binkley, changed the format of its annual photo contest – and it’s already won a design award. Previously, it had been a bound book that historically required membership to pay for the bulk of the printing costs. The new format was digitally printed by Magcloud, and at less than half the cost of previous…

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Light Matters with Brian Fitzgerald

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  Have you ever wished you could listen in on the conversation of experienced commercial photographers and masters of lighting—not only to hear their secrets of using flash but to understand the way they approach lighting, location work and the inevitable issues that come with it? Then ASMP member Brian Fitzgerald has the book for you. Light Matters: A Photographer’s Guide to Lighting with Flash on Location contains practical information on how to plan and…

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Led Zeppelin as Seen by Led Zeppelin

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Editor’s Note: Contributing photographers Bob Gruen and Elliot Erwitt are current ASMP Life Members. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, the three remaining living members of the legendary band. Commemorating 50 years since their formation, the 400-page chronology spans the band’s career. It’s comprised of hundreds of images and artworks personally selected by the band from…

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John Davidson’s Latest Portrait Project – Women Who Tech Are Dangerous

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  Austin-based John Davidson has a new personal project entitled Women Who Tech Are Dangerous: Portraits and Stories in the Age of #MeToo, in which he photographed and interviewed 35+ women in tech (in Austin and San Antonio). The women featured reach across barriers of age, race, and career level – they discuss their backgrounds, their experiences in tech, and their hopes for change in the battle of gender equality, diversity, and equity. He shares…

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The Story Behind Ziggy’s, London’s New David Bowie–Themed Bar

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Condé Nast Traveler [by Lale Arikoglu] When Mick Rock showed up at a retirement party for David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust in 1973, he had no idea it would go down as one of the wildest parties of the glam rock era. “One doesn’t think about these things at the time,” says the legendary rock photographer. “You’ve got to remember how young everyone…

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Doug Menuez Rides Alongside Legendary Surf and Skateboard Shaper Jeff Ho

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Cross-posted from notesfromarepsjournal.com [by Heather Elder] With support from Leica Camera USA, Riding the West Wind, is Doug Menuez’s latest short film for the brand that not only reflects their commitment to craftsmanship and design but also documents the beliefs that drive them all — of the importance to continue to show up, to create and to experiment with ideas. Shot in and around Venice Beach, Doug takes us through a day with founder Jeff…

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Jeff Bara Featured in 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine

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Chicago-based Jeff Bara was recently named one of 11 architectural photographers featured in the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine. In speaking about the release of the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue, the editors at Commercial Architecture stated: “Beautiful architecture should be shared. Sharing it requires a skilled photographer who knows how to use light, composition, and equipment to bring out the best in a design. Commercial Architecture’s editors are pleased to present a…

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Caryn B. Davis Commissioned by the New York Times for Travel Article on the Azores

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Caryn B. Davis was commissioned by the New York Times Travel Section for both the writing and photography of the recent article, “In the Azores, the Menu Includes Coffee, Tea and Tradition”. View article online today, in print on Sunday, Sept 2. In addition to her recent New York Times article, Davis was also recently named one of 11 architectural photographers featured in the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine. In speaking about…

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Lou Jones’ Visual Portraits of Modern Africa in his New Book, panAFRICAproject: Volume I

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Lou Jones’ eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including Federal Express, Nike, and the Barr Foundation. He has completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match. Initiated long-term projects on…

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ASMP Awards Honorary Membership to Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee James Edward Westcott

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ASMP is pleased to announce the awarding of an honorary membership to James Edward “Ed” Westcott, the official United States Army photographer for the United States Manhattan Project during World War II, who has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ASMP was advised of Ed’s nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom by his son, Jim Westcott, ASMP Life Member and former Tennessee Chapter Board of Director. Learning of Ed’s nomination, ASMP Executive…

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