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ASMP Prepares for Launch of 75th Anniversary Year This Month

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Join ASMP as it begins celebrating its seventy-five years of service to visual creators. In October 1944, some two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s New York studio and agreed that a formal organization was both wanted and needed. Wrote founding member Bradley Smith: “It was the year of 1944, a year of the beachheads of Normandy, the beginning of the end of World War II. It was also the year of the first meeting…

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Tech Talk with Mark Fitzgerald: Going Mobile with Lightroom

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 12:00pmET Join ASMP for a discussion with Mark Fitzgerald about using Lightroom on mobile devices. One of Lightroom’s most underused features is the ability to synchronize the desktop Lightroom Classic catalog with mobile devices. At first this may not sound too exciting. But when your mobile devices become part of your main photography ecosystem, it will most likely change your mobile and desktop workflows. For example, you can seamlessly share select…

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Life in Alaska During the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Coralie Kraft]  “Utqiagvik, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Situated more than three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, with a population between four and five thousand, it sits on a promontory that juts into the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, with no roads or railways connecting it to the rest of the state. With the exception of a seasonal summer barge that carries…

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A Response to: Six Reasons It’s Time for Brands to Replace Stock Photos With User-Generated Content

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Editor’s Note: Andy Batt is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from andybatt.com Recently I came across a blog post that essentially blamed professional photographers for creating boring stock photos, and that boring stock photos are the key reason that companies should be using User-Generated Content. To sum up: stock photos are bad/boring, therefore companies and marketers are forced to look elsewhere. Deep into the article, we get this gem: “People whose work is used don’t…

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Jim Marshall: 23 Of The Most Influential Pictures From Music History

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Cross-posted from BuzzFeed News [By Gabriel Sanchez] “Few photographers have had a life and career as historic as Jim Marshall. His pictures not only capture some of the most influential artists of the 20th century but also established a new level of intimacy in the relationship between entertainers and the photojournalists documenting them. Some of the most iconic pictures ever made of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, to name…

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Fight Back Against Image Theft. It’s Easier Than You Think.

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Cross-posted from the Sony Alpha website. [By William Sawalich and Todd Bigelow]  “This is the second of a two-part series on protecting your copyright. As we mentioned in Part I, there’s no perfect solution to prevent copyright infringement. Here, in Part II we’re looking at what to do when you discover unauthorized use of your photographs. We asked freelance assignment photographer and copyright expert Todd Bigelow how he handles the problem, because not only does…

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Renew Early and Save in October!

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You make ASMP a better community! So, we would like to offer you this special member renewal rate for 2020. We are committed to creating great programs for our members and are planning ahead for 2020. Over the next year, we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary as a trade association that educates, advocates, and provides community for image makers. Your early commitment to 2020 membership will help us lock in business development educational programming,…

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Questions with a Pro: Cory Howe

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Cory Howe. Cory is a photographer and retoucher at Hormel Foods, a position he worked towards initially as an editorial photographer with his own studio. He is now one of the top food photographers in corporate America and his passion for food is what has led him to his leadership role overseeing the entire photography studio at Hormel Foods. Here, he describes how his work came to revolve…

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Living with the Land: Capturing a Disappearing Culture

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By David Hurn]   While the eminent photographer David Hurn has worked everywhere around the world for many decades, he has lived in Wales since the 1970s.   “As with all of Hurn’s projects, he did not set about capturing rural life in his homeland with any kind of agenda in mind. ‘I photograph what interests me,” he says. This approach has led him to document everything from sheep-shearing to sheepdog trials,…

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The EFF Thinks People Are Too Stupid to Understand the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More. [By David Newhoff] “As the copyright small claims provision, the CASE Act, continues to acquire congressional sponsors—96 House Members and 14 Senators to date—the EFF is amping up the scare-tactics with blunt messages asking the average internet user if they could afford a $30,000 fine for copyright infringement.  Clearly, the EFF expects this strategy to work because they think people are not smart enough to understand a fairly simple new…

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