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The Center Awards: Curator’s Choice Award 1st Place: Rich Frishman

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Cross-posted from LensScratch.  [by Aline Smithson]    “Congratulations to Rich Frishman for his First Place win in CENTER’S Curator’s Choice Award for her project, Ghosts of Segregation. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter.”  “Ghosts of Segregation photographically explores the vestiges of America’s racism as seen in the vernacular landscape, hidden in plain sight: Schools for “colored” children, theatre entrances and restrooms for “colored people,” lynching sites, juke joints,…

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Frans Lanting Looks Back And Looks Forward At His Career

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Cross-posted from DP Review.  [by Barney Britton]  Frans Lanting has been photographing the natural world for over 30 years.  Published widely, including in National Geographic, he also produces videos and books, and his partner in all this is his wife, Christine Eckstrom.  In the article, he talks about the change from analog to digital, and how to survive as a professional in a changing industry. Frans Lanting Looks Back And Looks Forward At His Career

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The Cost Of A Camera Is Never The Cost Of A Camera

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  Cross-posted from NewsShooter.  [by Matthew Allard).   As more still photographers move into video, understanding the gear becomes critical.  Understanding costs can be even more critical.  “I often hear people saying I’m going to buy this camera because it only costs this much. For example, if you have a budget of $7,000 USD for a camera, you need to know that you shouldn’t be buying a camera that costs $7,000 USD. Why? Because that…

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Weekend Reading 12.6.2018

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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 Director Frank Rocco. The Full Story Behind Ansel Adams’ Most Iconic Photograph Tumblr Is Banning All Adult Content and Nudity, Including the Work of Professional Photographers This Artist Creates Amazing 3D Optical Illusions Using Simple Lines To Build a Boudoir Brand, Focus on the Experience The Koch…

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Taste 2018 Second Place Winner Profile – Fluid Frame

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Santa Monica, California https://www.fluidframephotography.com/ All images © FluidFrame “Citrus Pop” Second Place: Editorial Fluid Frame is a visual production team focused on creating still images and motion pictures that empower audiences, inspire action and elevate brands. Q. What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Fluid Frame: We shoot a lot of culinary and lifestyle images that feel very natural. For this project, the goal was to do something more stylized that was fun and…

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Taste 2018 Contest First Place – Melissa Brisko

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Austin, Texas www.studiobrisko.com Image © Melissa Brisko “Breakfast With Vonnegut” First Place – Self Promotion / Personal “My husband Tim and I were sitting down at our 1950’s dinner table and came up with the idea for a period piece: a 1950’s style diner breakfast scene, from when ‘men were men,’ they smoked, drank black coffee, and ate eggs and bacon for breakfast.” ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Melissa Brisko: Epic…

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Members Get a Member and Get a Book

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There are lots of new things going on at ASMP this year and we would love our members’ help in spreading the word. If you know any still or motion photographers, professional assistants, digital techs, retouchers, CGI artists or any other associated imaging professionals who haven’t yet discovered the benefits of ASMP, we want to give you BOTH a copy of Business Practices for Photographers by John Harrington. We have a special ASMP version with…

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Weekend Reading 2.23.2018

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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.  • A federal judge has ruled that embedded tweets can infringe on copyright.  • Celebrity shoots count.  • How to explain to the people that you live with that you are working.  • Structure your work from home day with these routines. …

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Google Hired Professional Photographers to Help Train its AI Camera

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Cross-posted from The Verge [by James Vincent] How did Google get Clips, its AI-powered camera, to learn to automatically take the best shots of users and their families? Well, as the company explains in a new blog post, its engineers went to the professionals — hiring “a documentary filmmaker, a photojournalist, and a fine arts photographer” to produce visual data to train the neural network powering the camera. The blog post explains this process in…

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