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Weekend Reading 8.11.2017

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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 Chair Luke Copping. • What ever happened to all the funny ads? • It’s not just you: Super successful people who suffer from imposter syndrome.  • How to persuade people without intimidating them.  • These email bad habits are why no one gets back to you on time.  •…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 Contest On its Way to You

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ASMP BEST OF…is back! Start gathering your images and your series to submit to the BEST OF ASMP 2017! ASMP’s Best of 2017 celebrates its thirteenth year and will kick-off in mid-September with an all new selection process.  BEST OF ASMP 2017 will include a SINGLE IMAGE category that features work from these sub-categories: Commercial Editorial Personal We will also accept a SERIES of up to ten images. Winners will be featured in ASMP’s Best of 2017 Bulletin…

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Questions with a Pro: George Long

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features the impeccable George Long. George is based out of New Orleans. He has given back to ASMP by taking on many leadership roles, and helped the members of his chapter get through Hurricane Katrina in the past. He is a brilliant leader and photographer, and has a lot of wisdom to share. Here, he tells us some of the background of his transition to photography full-time, his experiences with…

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Weekend Reading 8.4.2017

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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 Chair Luke Copping. • Wedding photographers wins $1.08 Million in defamation lawsuit.  • What you can learn about filmmaking from Akira Kurosawa. • The best Instagram hashtags for street photographers. • Pricing stills and video for a pharma company.  • A photographer’s copyright suit has mixed results.  • Are…

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Upcoming Webinars & Podcasts

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Upcoming Webinars  LEGAL TALK: Non-paying Clients and How to Protect Yourself Before and After with Attorney Nathan Hoerschelmann – August 23rd @ 9amPT/12pmET Registration Coming Soon TECH TALK: Tagging with Henrik de Gyor – September 14th @ 9amPT/12pmET Registration Coming Soon Coming This Fall TECH TALK: Drones with Mark Segal – TBD TECH TALK: Digital Asset Management with Peter Krogh – TBD _____________________________________________ Upcoming Podcasts ASMP TALK: Robert Caplin Photo Brigade Podcast with award-winning Nat…

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Questions With A Pro: Nick Nacca

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  Today’s Questions with a Pro features photographer Nick Nacca. With clients like Ford and P.F. Chang’s, as well as a bunch of Addy’s to his name, Nick is a well known fixture in the commercial photography scene. We talked to him about his creative process, his style and how he keeps motivated. We Asked: You have a very distinct lighting style and a unique way of featuring that style on your website. How did…

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ASMP Recommending Members Enroll in TSA PreCheck Program

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Image © Chris Hamilton With new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security regulations being implemented, ASMP is recommending that members enroll in the TSA PreCheck Expedited Screening Program.   As photographers carrying camera gear on most trips, transiting airport screening processes can be quite difficult as current standard screenings require that all electronic equipment be removed from carrying cases.  TSA Pre✓® will assist you with a smoother transition through airport screenings with your equipment, as you will be excluded from…

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Weekend Reading 7.28.2017

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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 Chair Luke Copping. • Your long read for the weekend: 170 years of food photography, an in depth. • What selfies turn sacrilegious. • How the late George Romero gave birth to underdog cinema.  • NPPA has added an anti-harassment clause to their code of ethics.  • Popular Instagram…

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A Great Headshot is a Great Lead for You and Your Brand

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New headshot and promotional image for jazz artist Delfeayo Marsalis. ©Zack Smith 2017 [by Zack Smith] New Orleans is STILL growing, and fast. As a photographer and a small business owner as well, I always have my ear to the ground on new business opportunities. Seeing that the housing market is still steady in the Greater New Orleans area, there is still an even steadier stream of new realtors and realty companies popping up everywhere….

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