NEW Find an Assistant is LIVE!

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Image Credit ASMP Member Julie Shipman   Now that ASMP’s NEW Find an Assistant has launched, it’s your turn as an ASMP member to login and create or refresh your FAA profile. You will notice that additional fields and specialty categories have been added to the NEW Find an Assistant so that you can offer a broader range of services to potential clients. Updating your profile is critical so that you and your diverse range of skillsets can…

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Four People In Your Professional Network You’re Probably Undervaluing

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Networking isn’t just about making new contacts. It’s also about getting more from the people you already know. But how will you recognize them? Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew, co-founders of The Muse, would like to introduce you to The Stunt Double, The Outsider, The Higher-Up and the The Newbie. Most people think networking is about making new connections—which is true—but you also have to invest in the connections you already have, whether they’re people…

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Questions with a Pro: James Worrell

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features James Worrell – A still life photographer whose client list includes pretty much every major brand you can think of (Pepsi, ESPN, Dove, Pringles, and L’Oreal are just a few of the highlights) We spoke to James about saying no, his FLATSH!T project, and more. We Asked: How important has personal work been in the development of your business? What was the genesis of your Flat Sh!t project? James…

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ISO 12,800. Huh! What Is It Good For?

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Absolutely nothing? In a recent post, PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi asked, “What could we possibly want to photograph that naturally has such dim light?” He found the surprising answer on his last trip to the Philippines. Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. It’s expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2.8 at about 1/20th of a second. Good enough…

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Weekend Reading 4.21.2017

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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 curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. • Instagram has added a new collections feature to their bookmarking system for sorting your visual inspiration. • Great photos but unhappy clients? Don’t sacrifice your signature.  • The amazing story of how Chris Buck captured the Michele Bachmann “Crazy Eyes” portrait.  • Seven productivity myths that…

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Lynn Goldsmith’s Perspective on the Lawsuit Filed by the Warhol Estate

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ASMP member Lynn Goldsmith hasn’t been served with papers yet, but Andy Warhol’s Estate has filed a lawsuit against her and the photographic industry is watching. “The issue at stake in this matter concerns whether a copyright owner’s rights can be trampled on in the name of fine art. I believe Warhol overstepped the boundaries in this situation. I was surprised that this lawsuit was started since we believed we were near a settlement of the…

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