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Weekend Reading 10.20.2017

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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. • How to score a free night at a hotel when you have been inconvenienced.  • Female freelancers are being payed significantly less for creative work than males.  • Stress is making you micromanage.  • Your copyright is your future! Hold onto it! • Is Apple…

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Take the camera survey for a chance to win $100 gift card

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An unnamed equipment manufacturer is interested in how ASMP members are using and purchasing various types of camera equipment. In appreciation for a few minutes of your time in completing it, you will be entered into a sweepstakes for a $100 gift card. START THE SURVEY   NO PURCHASE OR COMPLETION OF SURVEY NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase or completion of survey will not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open only to…

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Register Now for ASMP Portfolio Reviews at PhotoPlus Expo!

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Once again at PhotoPlus Expo, ASMP is offering member portfolio reviews on Thursday, October 26th, Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th with a leading business and creative consultant at the ASMP Booth (#875). There will be two categories of reviews: Individual Reviews (10 or 15 minute reviews) Group Reviews (50 minute reviews with 5 participants) $25 Administrative Fee per review. Limit one review per member.  This year’s featured consultants are: Karen D’Silva, Agency Access Creative Consultant…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 is LIVE!

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The BEST OF ASMP Photo Contest is back! Watch for Contest updates here! UPDATE OCTOBER 17th – THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!  Thanks to the ASMP members who submitted entries! The judges are beginning their challenge of identifying the best images out of the hundreds that were submitted. They are currently preparing for Round One of the two phases of judging. We don’t envy them! Can’t wait to show you the BEST OF ASMP on…

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ASMP Annual Member Meet-Up Scheduled for October 26th in New York

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  HOLD THAT DATE! The ASMP Annual Member Meet-Up will be held in New York on Thursday, October 26th, from 4:00 to 5:30pm. The venue for the meeting will be the B&H Superstore located at 420 9th Avenue, New York, NY. Join National Board Chair, Luke Copping, and Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, for a broad discussion on all things ASMP, and network with fellow members. Additional information regarding meeting agenda will be posted shortly.  

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Questions with a Pro: Irene Owsley

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features the talented Irene Owsley. Irene is a New Mexico based photographer that has just recently moved her business to the area. She loves to meet her clients’ needs and share her love for the outdoors through her work. Before relocating to New Mexico, Irene co-founded and worked with FotoDC, and just recently finished her second term on the ASMP National Board in June. With her extensive experience, Irene…

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Join ASMP at PPE!

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Join us at Photo Plus Expo 2017 in New York City from October 26th – 28th where you can learn from industry experts, register for a portfolio review, test drive the latest gear, network with fellow ASMP members and so much more! ASMP Member Discounts: •   Save 15% on a Full Conference Pass •   Free 3 Day Expo Only Passes •   Save on the Official Portfolio Reviews at PPE Don’t miss these great opportunities to connect with ASMP: ASMP …

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Screenshot of article by Jim Willis posted at The New York Times

How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Jim Wilson] How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Wilson, a photographer for The Times based in San Francisco, discussed the tech he is using. You’ve been shooting photos for The Times for years. What was one of the most challenging shoots you’ve ever had to do, and what tools did you use? I started at The Times…

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ASMP Talk with Carolyn Potts: How to Create Portfolio Presentations that Work – Tuesday, October 17th @ 9amPT/12pmET

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“And now…. you are live!” Ever feel like your in-person portfolio presentation is a bit like being a contestant on American Idol? Whether you’re “performing” at a portfolio review event (those 20-minute sessions at events with multiple reviewers) – or you’re showing your book to someone when you’re being considered for a specific project – there are ways to optimize your meeting that could help you eventually land that dream assignment. This webinar will give…

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Truck and Sign Photograph © Walker Evans

How Walker Evans Changed the Way We See America

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On the occasion of a major museum retrospective, a great overview of a great photographer: ASMP Legend Walker Evans, who helped invent documentary photography — a photographer’s photographer. Cross-posted from Artsy.net [by Meredith Mendelsohn] Back in the 1930s, before the mundane details of daily life were standard art fare, before popular culture became Pop, Walker Evans turned his lens on everyday stuff that most other photographers of his era chose to ignore. “I lean toward…

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