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NEW Find an Assistant is LIVE!

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Image Credit ASMP Member Julie Shipman   Now that ASMP’s NEW Find an Assistant has launched, it’s your turn as an ASMP member to login and create or refresh your FAA profile. You will notice that additional fields and specialty categories have been added to the NEW Find an Assistant so that you can offer a broader range of services to potential clients. Updating your profile is critical so that you and your diverse range of skillsets can…

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Questions with a Pro: James Worrell

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features James Worrell – A still life photographer whose client list includes pretty much every major brand you can think of (Pepsi, ESPN, Dove, Pringles, and L’Oreal are just a few of the highlights) We spoke to James about saying no, his FLATSH!T project, and more. We Asked: How important has personal work been in the development of your business? What was the genesis of your Flat Sh!t project? James…

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Weekend Reading 4.21.2017

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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. • Instagram has added a new collections feature to their bookmarking system for sorting your visual inspiration. • Great photos but unhappy clients? Don’t sacrifice your signature.  • The amazing story of how Chris Buck captured the Michele Bachmann “Crazy Eyes” portrait.  • Seven productivity myths that…

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Lynn Goldsmith’s Perspective on the Lawsuit Filed by the Warhol Estate

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ASMP member Lynn Goldsmith hasn’t been served with papers yet, but Andy Warhol’s Estate has filed a lawsuit against her and the photographic industry is watching. “The issue at stake in this matter concerns whether a copyright owner’s rights can be trampled on in the name of fine art. I believe Warhol overstepped the boundaries in this situation. I was surprised that this lawsuit was started since we believed we were near a settlement of the…

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Advocacy Alert: Tell Your Representative to Vote Yes on HR1695

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© Image JD Ake   Any creator who has ever registered their copyright with the US Copyright Office or tried to search copyright records know the Office’s technology is outdated. We’ve long called for modernizing the Copyright Office. And as Congress reviewed the copyright laws over the last four years, it has realized that Copyright Office modernization is critical to making sure our copyright laws continue to work for all creators, big or small, as…

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Adobe Has Developed Color Transfer Technology

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[by Wouter du Toit] Adobe’s software bundle is something almost every artist or creative professional in the visual art industries uses. We can’t really go without it, and on a personal note, it’s like a marriage. Photoshop has done some amazing development with their software, and now, they’ve teamed up with Cornell University to develop new imaging technology that makes it possible to transfer a photo style from one image to the next, and still make the image look…

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April 19th Tech Talk with Henrik de Gyor: Why Ignoring Rights Management Will Cost You

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Join consultant, podcaster, and writer Henrik de Gyor in an upcoming Tech Talk about Rights Management on Wednesday, April 19 at 9am PT/12pm ET. 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 Tech Talk discussion will look well beyond copyright and Digital Rights Management (DRM), and Henrik will open up the discussion to include…

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Weekend Reading 4.14.2017

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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. • Photoshelter’s new guide to Instagram Hashtags is now available.  • Are film restoration artists the true unsung heroes of Hollywood? • Wonderful Machine on blogging for photographers.  • Documenting five years of everyday life on Instagram.  • What happens when a photographer decides to become…

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Connecting All of the Moving Parts on Assignment

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[by Zack Smith] Before I even start to post images, I have to preface that most festival photography I do is a two way street of collaboration, happenstance, timing, and planning. The more I photograph a festival, the more I get in touch with how the many moving parts operate as individual creative cogs in the system, and how they work as a whole. French Quarter Fest is one of my favorite events to photograph…

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