ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Pixsy Offers New ASMP Member Benefit

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Pixsy has returned as an ASMP Benefit Partner with updated suite of tools and services. At Pixsy, the mission is to empower photographers around the world to be in control of how, where and when their work is used. Pixsy provides a suite of tools and services to find, manage and resolve cases of unauthorized use, including an automated takedown service. Pixsy also ensures easy, low-risk access to legal support and compensation. ASMP members will…

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A Hilarious Story About Photographing the President of the United States

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Patrick Hall] Monte Isom is a super successful commercial photographer based out of New York City. However, before he made a career of his own, he assisted some of the biggest names in the photography world. In this video he recaps his experience shooting the president of the United States of America. Back in 2001, a young and ambitious Monte Isom was finally ready to venture out on his own and…

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Weekend Reading 7.12.2018

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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. All EFF’d Up: Silicon Valley’s astroturf privacy shakedown Machines might take jobs–they can also help train us for new ones How to Use Instagram’s New Questions Feature Saudi women got their licenses and signed up as ridehailing drivers Manipulating Lightroom’s Vignette and Grain…

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Tech Tent – did Silicon Valley win the copyright war?

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Editor’s note: While ASMP continues to advocate for copyright reform directives that protect the intellectual property of members in the US, we want our members to be apprised of actions related to copyright directives taking place in international forums.  Cross-posted from [by Rory Cella-Jones] Did European politicians succumb to pressure from Silicon Valley and its powerful lobbying machine when they voted down a measure which would have rewarded publishers and artists? This week’s Tech…

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Questions with a Pro: Kaveh Sardari

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kaveh Sardari. Kaveh is a Washington, D.C. based photographer who captures much of the breaking news that revolves around Washington and the world. He has worked his way to photographing some of the most fascinating people in the world, but still finds time to work on more personal projects like his recent short video series. He has also given back to ASMP by previously serving as a chapter co-president. Here,…

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Charging What You’re Worth: Lessons From a Vacuum Cleaner

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Mark Lambert] Years ago, I owned a vacuum cleaner. To be clear, I didn’t buy it. Nor do I have any recollection of someone giving it to me. One day I looked in my closet and simply discovered it nonchalantly resting against a wall. It seemed rude to question its right to be there. It was a cheerful powder blue and, for reasons I never discovered, it had a…

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