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ALERT: Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System will be offline Feb 15th to Feb 19th

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Please be advised that the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System will be offline for maintenance beginning 5:00pmET on Thursday, February 15 with the system returning to service by 9:00pmET on Monday, February 19.  Members intending to slip in last minute registrations of large quantities of images for $55 cannot wait until February 19. You will need to submit completed registrations by Wednesday, February 15 at 5:00pmET.  There also should be a brief window from 9:00pmET…

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Weekend Reading 2.9.2018

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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 of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping.  • How to price and negotiate portraits for web collateral and digital billboards.  • Want to score yourself a free tutorial on photographing beer from Rob Grimm? • Why you should never upload your mages to Unsplash. • The art of the…

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ASMP Announces Candidates for 2018 National Board Election

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  ASMP is pleased to announce the names of the five candidates vying for the four open seats in the upcoming 2018 National Board of Directors election that will take place between March 1st and March 15th. In alphabetical order, along with candidate chapter affiliation, candidate statements, and member endorsements, the five 2018 National Board candidates are: Bob Carey –  North Carolina    Candidate Statement Member Endorsement Gabriella Marks – New Mexico  Candidate Statement Member…

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Questions with a Pro: Hassan Abdul-Kareem

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Hassan Abdul-Kareem. ASMP wanted to take the opportunity to feature this talented photographer during Black History Month because of his position as a minority photographer, as well as his active role in supporting minority photographers in the field. Hassan is a very talented sports photographer and has built a diverse photography business for himself. Here, Hassan explains his upcoming Photographers of Color event, and some details about his experience as…

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PDN’s Photographer Survey: How’s Business?

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Editor’s Note: PDN has come out with its Photographer Survey, showing differences – and similarities by income, gender, and geography.  It’s an easy read – mostly charts.  See where you sit, or want to sit, in the industry. Cross-posted from PDN Online PDN’s fall survey of photographers provides a snapshot of the current state of the industry: how much money professionals are earning, how optimistic they are about the growth of their business and what specialties…

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Questions with a Pro: Dave Moser

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Dave Moser. Dave is a Philadelphia based commercial photographer specializing in portrait photography. He is fascinated by each and every one of his subjects and has mastered the art of portrait photography through this fascination, as well as his ability to develop a connection with each of these subjects. Dave’s work has been featured in publications like: Fast Company, Forbes and People, and he is the recipient of many national…

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Legal Developments: Photographers at Risk for Treating Crew as Independent Contractors

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Cross-posted from pdn.com [by David Walker] A recent class action lawsuit against a California advertising photographer comes as a warning that standard practices for hiring and paying crew have not kept up with state laws. Producers, photographers and clients may all be at risk of legal action. The advertising photographer is being sued by a freelance director he hired for two productions in early 2017. The director claims that the photographer misclassified him as an…

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Screenshot of photo essay from Leeta Harding posted on The Bitter Southerner

The Young Women of Hertford County

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Editor’s Note: Leeta Harding took a circuitous route to her recent shoot for Missoni. A successful New York fashion photographer, she moved to a tiny town in North Carolina after a personal crisis. Harding concentrated on rebuilding her life, shooting work for herself rather than for clients, focusing on local buildings and their settings, eventually including local talent – young women who had never posed professionally. Here’s how that all happened. Cross-posted from The Bitter…

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Screenshot of article on Kisette Model posted on Artsy

The Pioneering Street Photographer Who Taught Diane Arbus

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Editor’s Note: Lisette Model was a photographer, and, crucially, a teacher, whose influence remains integral to how fashion and documentary (street) photography is perceived and practiced. Beginning in 1934, and photographing to the end of her life, she also spent 30 years teaching at the New School in New York City. Cross-posted from Artsy.net [by Karen Kedmey] In the summer of 1934, a young woman named Lisette Model took a break from her life in…

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Weekend Reading 2.2.2018

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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 of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping.  • Instagram has launched a new type feature to stories.  • Very big (and not great for photographers) changes coming to the copyright office. • FujiFilm has bought Xerox for 6.1 Billion. • 8 good photography habits to outweigh the bad ones. …

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