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How This Photographer Made $10,000 in One Day Shooting Santa Sessions

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Kelly Lane] The mall, removed. The cheesy decor, gone. The long lines, nope. Santa Sessions have become all-the-rage and photographers are making these shoots more of a high end experience. I witnessed a shoot first hand and to be honest, $10k seems to be just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what I learned. As a former family photographer I had to know more about these Santa sessions. What they are,…

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – Winter/Spring 2019 Member Discounts

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SFPW would like to offer ASMP members a $200 discount on upcoming Workshops. As a member of ASMP, you have made a commitment to your photography. This winter, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops can help you build on that commitment with programs designed to move your career forward. The Workshops are offering ASMP members a special $200 discount on the following workshops*. Log in and go to the SFPW Member Benefit page to acquire benefit discount…

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Questions with a Pro: Doug Gritzmacher

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Doug Gritzmacher. Doug is a Denver, Colorado-based photographer, cinematographer, and video producer who manages to maintain three successful businesses simultaneously. He has these three business to ensure that his various skills and creativity can come through in his work. Here, Doug details the mindset he has while shooting, the advantages and disadvantages of business diversity, and the differences between his still photography and video work. We asked: In what ways do…

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Louis Stettner: An Unclassifiable Vision of New York and Paris

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Louis Stettner was one of the great documentary photographers of the last – and this – century.  His images of Paris and New York are poetic and singular, and reflect his friendships with both Brassai in Paris and Weegee in New York.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has mounted an exhibition of his work, to go until next May.  For those not on the West Coast, here’s a sample on PDN Online. An…

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Giving Thanks in 2018

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I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I hope you all have time to step away from the challenges and stresses of daily work to spend quality time with family and friends, sharing blessings, joys, and laughter. It is also a time to reconsider how we can use our talents, time, and resources to give to others around us who may simply need our attention and support.  For me, Thanksgiving is deeply intertwined…

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‘I Like Your Photographs Because They Are Beautiful’

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In the Tophane quarter, 1986.CreditAra Guler/Magnum Photos Photographer Ara Guler, who recently passed away at age 90, was the foremost chronicler of his city, Istanbul, and one of the great photographers of the last century into this one.  His friend, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk, recently wrote a beautiful appreciation in the New York Times.  Guler’s evocative photographs were used extensively in a memoir by Pamuk, Illustrated Istanbul, and many of those images are on…

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Think Tank’s Black Friday Specials

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For three days Think Tank is putting their popular Airport Advantage Plus roller on sale at 50%.  Plus, through December 2nd, they are putting several other product lines on sale at 40%.  The sales commence on Black Friday, November 23rd. Also, don’t forget to log in and use the special ASMP member benefit link so that, in addition to your member discount, you will also receive a free gift and free shipping with your order. …

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Reminder to Check Out U.S. Global Entry Program If You Travel Abroad

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Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction…

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Juno’s Latest Photo of Jupiter is Breathtaking

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Cross-posted from smithsonianmag.com [by Jason Daley] On October 29, the Juno spacecraft that has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, swooped above the planet’s North Temperate Belt and snapped what may be its most mesmerizing image of the gas giant’s clouds yet. The image, taken 4,400 miles above the planet and enhanced by citizen-scientists and artists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran, includes white pop-up clouds and an anticyclonic storm that appears as a white oval. The…

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The Complete Creators Mobile Workflow: Harmony Between Apple and Adobe

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  Cross-posted from resourcemagonline.com [by Alexandra Niki] I’ve always been a mobile creator. Shooting on iPads, editing with iMovie, or Pinnacle. Shooting with an iPhone, and editing with Snapseed, or Photoshop Express. Regardless of my hacks, and workarounds, I still couldn’t match the power of a desktop. A dslr (or some other high powered image capture device), importing (or tethering), and editing on a laptop or desktop was still required to create professional content. Over…

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