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Neil Binkley Wins Print Design Award for ASMP Philadelphia Photo Annual

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2017 marked the first year that ASMP Philadelphia, along with the design, photo editing and strategic guidance from ASMP member Neil Binkley, changed the format of its annual photo contest – and it’s already won a design award. Previously, it had been a bound book that historically required membership to pay for the bulk of the printing costs. The new format was digitally printed by Magcloud, and at less than half the cost of previous…

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Creative Consultant Carolyn Potts on How to Create Portfolio Presentations that Work

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“And now…. you are live!” 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. In this ASMP Talk with Carolyn Potts, Carolyn will give you tips on ways to improve your odds of getting some…

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Advocacy is a Verb: My Testimony on The Hill

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Speaking truth to power is an experience unlike any I have had before. It is at once intimidating, exhilarating, difficult and yet also strangely easy. On Sept 27th I testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of the small claims bill commonly referred to as The CASE Act. The days prior were a whirlwind of office meetings, strategy sessions and a crash course in what it means to show up on The Hill with…

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Questions with an Educator: Rachel Wolf

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rachel Wolf. Rachel is a Portland, OR based photographer specializing in camera-less photography, and alternative/antique processes. To create her camera-less photography, she directly exposes photographic paper to chemicals and light. These primary photographic elements become the tools, subjects, and direct chemical processes that create the image. She is also a founding member of FO(u)RT Collective and deiWolf Studio. Here, she provides more details about her unique, camera-less photography, the main lessons…

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John Davidson’s Latest Portrait Project – Women Who Tech Are Dangerous

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  Austin-based John Davidson has a new personal project entitled Women Who Tech Are Dangerous: Portraits and Stories in the Age of #MeToo, in which he photographed and interviewed 35+ women in tech (in Austin and San Antonio). The women featured reach across barriers of age, race, and career level – they discuss their backgrounds, their experiences in tech, and their hopes for change in the battle of gender equality, diversity, and equity. He shares…

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ASMP Partner to Create GS1 Standards Photography Referral Service

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In its role as a U.S. trade association for professional photographers, ASMP continuously seeks to secure business and professional development opportunities for members in various industry sectors. Recently, our Member Services Partner, Village Press, advised us about potential employment opportunities for photographers with its other clients that include many food service companies. These food service companies are regularly seeking photographers who conduct high volume production shooting on food and packaging that meets GS1 standards (industry…

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Reminder: Open Enrollment for ASMP Benefit Partner Association Heath Begins

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ASMP Benefit Partner ASSOCIATION HEALTH offer includes: Great Opportunity for Eligible Members*  Effective dates for open enrollment begin October 8th through January 1st Nationwide PPO Networks (Choice of Doctors and Hospitals and No referrals required) Affordable Premiums Low and High Deductible Plan Options Also available: Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Disability Income, and Long-term Care *Not available in: AK, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA For more information about…

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Join ASMP at PhotoPlus Expo 2018!

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Join us at Photo Plus Expo 2018 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: • Register Early and Save on Registrations thru October 24th • Save on the Official Portfolio Reviews at PPE Don’t miss the following great opportunities to connect with ASMP: Networking with ASMP at Booth (#1146) Portfolio Review Consultations at…

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Pros & Aspiring Pros – Complete Survey – Chance to Win $500

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Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends, a leading market research and consultancy firm, is conducting a study with US professional and aspiring professional photographers and videographers to better understand their business, their ownership and use of imaging technology as well as future requirements and interests. The results will be used by leading digital imaging manufacturers to influence the features and products that they offer in the coming months and years. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to…

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