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ASMP Bookshelf

The ASMP Bookshelf is being launched in response to the number of our members publishing their own books with a focus on both the creative and business sides of the photography industry.

If you are a member who has published a book, please submit the details to communications@asmp.org so we can promote your work on the ASMP Bookshelf.

Steven Begleiter’s Latest Book – Photographic Lighting for Everybody: Techniques for Mastering Light with Any Camera-Including iPhone (Pro Photo Series)

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The best camera is the one you have with you. Whether that’s a high-tech DSLR, a consumer point-and-shoot, or simply your SmartPhone, there’s a common denominator that will determine the visual impact of the images you create: the light. Identifying beautiful light (or creating/modifying the light) takes experience, observation, and a knowledge the fundamentals of lighting. Learning how to visualize the intended image in your mind’s eye and translate that vision onto a two-dimensional plane…

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Book: The Perfect Imperfect by John Dolan

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An intimate exploration of the American wedding, an enduring public ritual Foreword by Martha Stewart “Each image is provocative, detailed, important, relevant, and memorable. John Dolan encourages his subjects to be bold, to show their emotions, and to allow his lens to capture private as well as more open moments.”  –Martha Stewart This book is an unexpected deep dive into the tenderness and truth of weddings. For 342 Saturdays, John Dolan has quietly pursued emotional and…

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Book: 911 Remembrance. Renewal. Hope. A Twenty Year Journey. by Frank Ritter

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For the past 20 years, Frank Ritter has meticulously documented the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy as well as the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center Site through his expert camera work. What began as a commission by the American Institute of Architects to photograph the commemorative events of the first anniversary of the attacks, led Ritter on a journey to record these solemn ceremonies every year since. In this powerful visual timeline, which...
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ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography

Book: ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography

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ASMP has a few remaining copies of its Professional Business Practices in Photography (Seventh Edition) book available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, please click on the link below. Synopsis This classic guide is the ultimate source on key business practices and industry standards from the foremost authority in professional photography. From standard practices in stock and assignment photography to special one-time decisions such as acquiring a digital…

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The Freelance Photographer’s Guide To Success: Business Essentials by Todd Bigelow

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Grounded in real-life experiences and scenarios, this practical guide offers editorial, non-profit, foundation, and corporate photographers an honest and insightful approach to running a freelance photography business Pulling from thirty years of experience as a freelance photographer, Todd presents a timely and detailed account of the methods and tactics best used to navigate and succeed in the profession. He explores the topics that define the business of freelancing, including: analyzing photography contracts; creating and maintaining…

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Stefan Falke’s New Book – Keep Going New York!!

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About the Book In his new book, Keep Going New York!!, New York City photographer Stefan Falke focuses on the resilience of his fellow New Yorkers, on moments of normalcy under exceptional circumstances during the pandemic in 2020. The positive attitude in these stunning photographs of his chosen hometown show New Yorkers doing what they always do: They keep going!! Photographs from this book were awarded 2nd place for series by the American Society of Media...
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