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Renew Membership by November 30th and Save!

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  We know you need to leverage value wherever you can, and that’s why renewing your ASMP membership is so important. And with a new exclusive early renewal offer, we’re making your renewal a real no-brainer. With an early renewal of a 2018 membership, Professionals will receive a complimentary FAP portfolio; and Associates and Individuals will receive a 10% discount on annual membership fees. NOTE: Discounts do not apply to membership installment plans or educator/student memberships, so consider paying your annual membership in…

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Gratitude’s Value in This Season of Giving Thanks

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As we move into the period of an ending year, major holidays loom. One is Thanksgiving, a time when we gather with family and friends to share and give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Underlying that celebration is the idea of gratitude. As I think about the holiday, I am struck by the need and challenge of maintaining gratitude in the face of the noise of our culture and the difficulties that may…

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Scams Targeting ASMP Members

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In April we posted an alert regarding a check fraud scam that was appearing to target ASMP members. Unfortunately, this tactic is still being used to target photographers and artists, and we urge our members to be on the lookout for this and other commonly used scams. By being aware of some common red flags and scenarios, photographers may better protect themselves and their work. The most common technique we have seen occurring is a…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Michael Weschler

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Editor’s note: Former ASMP National Board Director, Michael Weschler, captures Team USA Paralympic Sled Hockey All-Star, Ray Diaz, in his many worlds as noted by Suzanne Sease. [by Suzanne Sease] The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this new…

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HR 3945 Member Advocacy Challenge

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All organizations focused on protecting the rights of creators are amping up their advocacy efforts in support of HR 3945, “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017” (The CASE Act), and we are issuing a challenge to all ASMP members. Let’s see if we can OUT ADVOCATE our colleagues! While many of you have acted on our earlier requests to contact your representatives to encourage their support of HR 3945, it is critical that we up the numbers of our outreach…

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November 29th LEGAL TALK: Ownership of Your Work Once it Gets to the Web

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LEGAL TALK with Nathan Hoerschelmann: Ownership of Your Work Once it Gets to the Web – Wednesday, November 29th @ 9:00amPT/12:00pmET Join Attorney Nathan Hoerschelmann for an examination of the challenges to controlling your images as it relates to the web and fair use. Bring your questions for the Q&A following Nathan’s presentation. Additional discussion and information about Legal Talk topics posted by Nathan Hoerschelmann can be found in the NEW Legal Forum. Register for Webinar Now! ____________________________________________…

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David H. Wells’ Echoing Histories

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If you live in New England (or you will be anywhere near there on Friday, December 8th), please join us for an intimate evening with a filmmaker, his subject, a film critic and an audience who will help the filmmaker shape his work-in-progress by screening and critiquing samples of a film.   The Providence Athenæum and Rhode Island based film-maker and long-time ASMP member, David Helfer Wells, announce a community talk-back on Friday, December 8th, showcasing…

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Globetrotting Explorer Jodi Cobb is Recipient of ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award

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In recognition of her distinguished career that has spanned four decades, globetrotting explorer Jodi Cobb was presented with an ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award, by David Wiegold, Chapter President of  ASMP’s Washington DC Chapter, prior to her “Stranger in a Strange Land” Artist Talk presentation on November 13th, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jodi Cobb’s Bio One of only four female staff photographers in National Geographic’s history, she is known for breaking through barriers and lifting a curtain on hidden societies. Cobb…

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Questions with a Pro: Steve Thornton

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This week’s Questions with a Pro article features the talented Steve Thornton. Steve is a still and motion photographer who specializes in a wide number of disciplines consisting of fashion & beauty, portrait, cowboy and western, lifestyle, and commercial and industrial photography. He has been photographing since the age of 12 and never seems to fail to find new inspiration. He has mastered the art of traveling for work and is able to capture countless…

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What to Do If Someone Steals Your Photography

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Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Greg Scoblete] Editor’s Note: ASMP Members John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik participate in PhotoPlus Expo panel on image theft. Like viral memes, cat videos and tweets from He Who Must Not Be Named, image theft is endemic on the Internet. In a PhotoPlus Expo panel, photographers John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik laid out a number of useful strategies that photographers can take when their images are stolen. Both took pains…

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