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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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Stop Going It Alone: Why I Stopped Being a Photographer Hermit

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Douglas Turney] For many photographers, photography can be a solitary pursuit. Many of us run a single person business where the majority of our time is spent by ourselves. Sure there are times when we collaborate with clients, talent, and assistants, but this isn’t the same as socializing with our photography peers. I’ve been fortunate enough to find an excellent…

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For Their Latest Act, Inez and Vinoodh Pivot to Beauty

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Editor’s Note: Inez Van Lamsweerde is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from ELLE [by Christine Lennon] Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the married Dutch photography team, have worked together for 32 years, shooting for every household name in luxury, from Gucci to Louis Vuitton to Saint Laurent. But it was only recently that they were handed their dream assignment. And, surprisingly, it wasn’t for a fashion brand. The duo was tapped by the cult…

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Time’s Witness: How Stephen Wilkes Captures Extraordinary Images of the Flow of Life

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is a current ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Nikon USA The chances are good that however you think this picture was made, it wasn’t. It’s not a unique image—Stephen Wilkes has made over four dozen in locations around the world using more or less the same technique to more or less the same effect. But like the others, it is an exceptionally creative composite made by an extremely clever photographer. What…

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Pete Souza’s Latest Book – Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents

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Editor’s Note: Presidential Photographer, Pete Souza, has released new book, Shade: The Tale of Two Presidents. Below find excerpt from NPR’s recent article entitled “Obama Photographer Uses ‘Shade’ to Contrast Presidents, Political Landscapes” that provides insight into the contrasts presented by Souza. Attend Pete’s upcoming book signing at Adorama on Monday, December 17, 2018. Cross-posted from npr.com [by Cameron Pollack] The images of official White House photographers have always been shared widely. What made Pete…

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Frank Van Riper’s Latest Book – Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980

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Frank Van Riper’s award-winning career in journalism began in 1967 with the New York Daily News where for 20 years he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent and ultimately Washington Bureau news editor. But he also has been a photographer for as long as he has been a writer and now, with the publication of his sixth book, he offers a documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities: New York and Paris….

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JAY MYSELF – A Film By Stephen Wilkes

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    Editor’s Note: JAY MYSELF is a documentary film about an ASMP Member, Jay Maisel, that was created and directed by another ASMP Member, Stephen Wilkes. Please see information where you can attend a screening of the film on November 11th and 13th. Brief Synopsis of the Film Jay Myself is a documentary feature about renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in  February 2015 after 48 years, begrudgingly sold his home; the 35,000…

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Neil Binkley Wins Art Director’s Club 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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