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ASMP Remembers Tom Jimison

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ASMP is saddened by the passing of Professor Tom Jimison. Tom was a Life Member of ASMP. Tom most recently lived in Murfreesboro, TN and his obituary can be viewed online. Tom’s work can be viewed on his website. We invite members who knew him to leave a memory below in the comments section.    

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Camera Equipment Survey with Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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An ASMP partner is conducting a brief survey among photographers and photography enthusiasts and would love to add your voice to the study. Your answers to this survey will be anonymous and confidential, and will only be used in aggregate. As a token of appreciation, if you qualify for the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes to win one of 25 $100 gift cards. Please click on the survey link below to…

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Please Update Membership Auto Renewal Info in Member Profiles

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Members who signed up for auto renewal payment plans need to confirm that payment information is updated in membership accounts for the 2017 renewal year. Prior auto renewal policy only prompted renewal for a two year period. Now that we are outside that window, please login and select the auto-renewal option to activate it going forward.  Auto-renewals  may not have been automatically charged for 2017 membership. Please update your credit card information in your profile immediately so we can bring your  status current for…

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T Bone Burnett Delivers Scathing Message to Copyright Office, Urging Reform: ‘Our Culture Is At Stake’

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                                                                    T Bone Burnett on the Broken DMCA Safe Harbors Cross-posted from Billboard.com [by Dan Rys] T Bone Burnett today submitted a five minute video to the U.S. Copyright Office that issued a scathing critique of current copyright laws, taking aim at “mega corporations and web moguls” that “are enriching themselves off the artistic, cultural and economic value everyone else creates,” and urging Congress to fix a copyright system that he says threatens the ability…

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What’s Going on with the Website?

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  Hopefully you’ve noticed the significant improvement in the ASMP website speed since Monday. This marked completion of a development effort that changed the way we serve content and ultimately improve the user experience. Now we want to let you know about the next set of tools on our technical priority list: Find an Assistant – Making the product more robust and easy to use Event Management – Improvements to the member experience and the…

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REGISTER TODAY for February 21 Strictly Business Webinar: Freelancing with Todd Bigelow

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ASMP Talk: Freelancing with Todd Bigelow – Tuesday, February 21st @ 11amPT/2pmET Join ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, in a virtual interview with LA-based freelance photographer, Todd Bigelow, to discuss the many issues – building a portfolio, making client connections, licensing, protecting your works – facing freelance photographers in today’s fast-paced, tumultuous times. Following the one-on-one interview, Tom will open up the discussion with Todd to include a Q&A with webinar attendees.  So, prepare your…

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Truth in Photojournalism Needed Now!

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My time last week with friends and colleagues at FOTOFusion reminded me again of an important truth about the value of photojournalism, particularly at this time in our nation’s history. When we observe closely and seek to tell the stories of those we are observing, we are validating their lives, and experiences and we are getting the privilege of translating those observations into images that confer knowledge and wisdom to those outside their circle. We…

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Thanks for Tending to your ASMP Membership Renewal!

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Valued New and Renewed Members, January is known as the month for renewing your ASMP membership. On behalf of the ASMP Board of Directors and the entire ASMP staff, I want to thank those of you who have renewed or recently joined ASMP. ASMP Purpose and Benefits We are here to help you succeed as an artist, as a professional, and as a business owner. All of the benefits and member services available to you are designed to that end….

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Contribute to the Conversation in 2017

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If you would like to contribute to the many facets of what is ASMP – advocacy, blogging, imaging, mentoring – we invite you to share your insights and talents with the ASMP community and the world beyond in 2017. Send submissions or queries to communications@asmp.org. We look forward to hearing from you! ~~~ NOTICE: If you are a member who has so graciously offered your image(s) for ASMP promotional use, please ensure that your name is noted…

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NEW Find a Photographer is Now LIVE!

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  The NEW Find a Photographer is now live with new features and functionality to provide members with a platform to present both images and video portfolios. Find a Photographer will continue to become more robust throughout 2017. Functionality will be phased in based on additional feedback we’ll be collecting from creative directors and art buyers who have volunteered to guide us in future improvements. The goal has always been to make this tool an even more effective marketing…

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