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Networking like a Pro: Making the Most of Every Encounter

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ASMP member Yasmin Alishav recently relocated to Portland, OR. She is a food photographer, food stylist and trained chef. She started  ASMP as a member of LA and reconnected with ASMP in Portland because she recognizes that a high level of community involvement is good for her business and because volunteer work is deeply important to her. She is a self-described voracious networker and believes every encounter is valid. Yasmin’s Background Yasmin attended Le Cordon…

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Reminder to Update Find a Photographer Portfolios by March 31

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    This is a reminder to Professional and Life members that Find a Photographer portfolio updates will need to be completed by March 31st to accommodate new platform configurations for Find a Photographer. After that date, any Find a Photographer account that contains legacy images that have not been upgraded to include image dimensions established for the new platform or reflect new specialty categories, will be categorized as unpublished until the necessary portfolio revisions are made. Additionally, if members have…

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Henrik de Gyor: Interview with Tom Kennedy about Rights Management

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Henrik de Gyor, consultant, podcaster, and writer, will be guest speaker in an upcoming Strictly Business Webinar entitled, Tech Talk: Why Ignoring Rights Management Will Cost You. Diving into the world of Rights Management, Henrik will discuss the standards, services, and technologies that can help enforce, track, monitor, and monetize rights for many creative and media professionals. The attached transcript is an excerpt from Henrik de Gyor’s book, The Global State of Rights Management 2016  – Now available…

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How to Avoid Email Phishing Scams

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© Getty Images Getty Images Cross-posted from wired.com [by Lily Hay Newman] You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s…

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ASMP Announces Officers for 2017-18 National Board of Directors

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ASMP is pleased to announce that Buffalo-based photographer, Luke Copping, will serve as Board Chair for 2017-18. Serving as Vice Chair will be Marianne Lee of Marianne Lee Photography in Tiverton, RI;  as Treasurer, David Zentz of David Zentz Photography in Venice, CA; and as Secretary, Barry Schwartz of Barry Schwartz Photography in Los Angeles. Directors continuing in 2017-18 will be Michael Hart of Michael Hart Photography in Houston, TX; Stretch Ledford at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign; Frank Rocco of Frank Rocco Photography in…

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Weekend Reading 3.17.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping.   • How to be confident when your sense of pride makes you nervous.  • How to edit your own work with Mike Davis. • Expose for the highlights – Sometimes remembering the basics can lead you to create beautiful and innovative art. • Tips for…

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ASMP Statement in Support of Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

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  “The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.”  –George Washington   As the Executive Director of ASMP, a trade association representing thousands of visual creators, I find the recent budget proposed by President Trump to eliminate the funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the…

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Member Opportunities Page LIVE!

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Opportunities is a new on-line initiative to provide ASMP members with access to offerings related to education, employment, internships, volunteer positions, contests, workshops, and other related professional development programs and directives that may be of interest to members in advancing career objectives. Requests to post new listings should be submitted to communications@asmp.org for consideration. The page can be found on the ASMP site under FOR MEMBERS on the Main Navigation Bar.    

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Book Publishing Like A Pro: Jennie Jones Does Cleveland

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Jennie Jones has been an ASMP member since the late 1980’s. She started her career as an art historian, later taught high school and then finally began her career as a photographer when she was fifty. She developed a reputation photographing the city of Cleveland, Ohio following some advice she received from a local bookstore owner. Her story is one of taking calculated risks, employing strategic marketing tactics, and working hard to achieve success. The…

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ASMP Announces Newly-Appointed 2017/18 National Board Director

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ASMP is pleased to announce that Bob Carey has been appointed as a 2017/18 National Board Director. Bob will be joining Felicia Perretti, Clayton Price, and Michael Shay in their new roles as Directors on the 2017/18 National Board. Board Members continuing in 2017/18 include Luke Copping, Michael Hart, Stretch Ledford, Marianne Lee, Frank Rocco, Barry Schwartz, John Welsh, and David Zentz. Current Chair Jenna Close will stay on for one year as ex-officio. Congratulations, Bob Carey! We look forward to working with…

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