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Celebrating ASMP Members during Women’s History Month

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Join ASMP in celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring ASMP women who were active in the early years in establishing ASMP as a premier organization, to their continued direction seventy-four years later. Recognizing the contributions of these women to events in history and contemporary society, these women include magazine photographers, Margaret Bourke-White, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and Lisa Larsen, along with other ASMP Legends, Berenice Abbott and Charlotte Brooks. Past Presidents including Barbara Bordnick, Helen Marcus, Susan Carr, and Judy Herrmann,…

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Shooting a ‘Character Portrait’ with Joe McNally and Daniel Norton

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Editor’s Note: Joe McNally is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Will Nichols] Here’s a 17-minute video from Adorama that takes you behind-the-scenes on a “character” portrait shoot with photographers Joe McNally and Daniel Norton. The goal is light the subject in a way that emphasizes what the photographer sees in the person. McNally is shooting with a Nikon D850 in square-format, opting for a wide-angle lens at first. He then moves on…

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Pulitzer-winning presidential photographer Kennerly discusses the ‘imagery of leadership’

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Professional Member David Hume Kennerly shared his images of history at 2018 The George Washington Leadership Lecture. Cross-posted from USC Price School of Public Policy [by Matthew Kredell] David Hume Kennerly has photographed nine U.S. presidents, providing the public a rare glimpse into the lives and character of the nation’s leaders. In the 2018 George Washington Leadership Lecture, presented Jan. 24 by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Fred…

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The Fashion Image by Thomas Werner

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Thomas Werner, just released his new book, The Fashion Image. Great fashion photographs and film, at their best, reflect and shape the era in which they are made. Whether you are a student or a working professional, building a career that aspires to this standard can be daunting. Beginning with a history of fashion photography, Thomas Werner offers advice on assembling your creative team, developing shoot concepts, and producing photographs and fashion film for editorial…

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Brigitte Lacombe and the “New” MoMA

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In this rare interview, ASMP Professional Member Brigitte Lacombe opens up about her first job working in the lab at Elle magazine back in the 1970s and what she loves most about living and working in New York City today. Cross-posted from Creative New York [by Anna Luisa Vallifuoco] If you don’t know the name Brigitte Lacombe, one of her impossibly intimate portraits — of everyone from Meryl Streep to Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, or Louise Bourgeois — is…

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Join Arthur Meyerson on ‘The Journey’

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In The Journey, Arthur Meyerson, one of America’s most celebrated photographers and workshop instructors, traces his photographic life and illustrates it with some of his most compelling images, many of which have never been published before. The Journey begins with an all-inclusive interview conducted by one of photography’s premier curators, Anne Wilkes Tucker. From his early beginnings and successful commercial career to his personal inspirations and workshop teaching, Meyerson candidly discusses these topics and much…

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Photo of Beatles having a pillowfight © Harry Benson

Harry Benson’s New Book Celebrates His Extraordinary Career

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Cross-posted from CBS NEWS [by Jim Axelrod] NEW YORK — For nearly 70 years, one man has pointed his lens at the country’s most important events and people. When Bobby Kennedy was shot, Harry Benson was there. “I turned to him and I see Bobby’s fallen to the floor,” Benson told CBS News. “Ethel appeared … she threw her hand up … I’m saying to myself, ‘Don’t mess up today, mess up tomorrow.’” When Martin…

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Frames Per Second: Tips for Better Video Storytelling

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Editor’s note: Bob Sacha is an ASMP Professional Member who recently served as a judge for the Best of ASMP 2017 Photo Contest. Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Sharon Ber] In addition to directing, editing and writing for video, former National Geographic photographer Bob Sacha also teaches video to photographers who want to meet the demand of clients for motion content. “People say, ‘How do you shoot great video?’ That’s easy. The question is how…

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