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5 Times When Using Paper and a Pen is Better than Using an App

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Stephanie Vozza] We’re living in a digital world—one where screens dominate our time. The average American adult spends three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices, according to 2019 research by eMarketer. This doesn’t include the time spent on a computer at work or parked in front of the television at home. It’s easy to find an app or software platform to help you do run your life, making paper and…

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360-Degree Camera Ball Wants to Charge You for Every Snap You Take Now

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] Truth be told, the 360-degree camera concept that Panono touted when it first came to Indiegogo years ago was really, really cool. But, like so many dreams, it has quickly devolved into a bit of a nightmare for backers who never got it and owners who did and now find themselves getting nickel and dimed for each capture. As Gizmodo reports, the original firm behind the company closed…

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Storytelling Through Photography

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers[by Jonathan Reid] When I read the description of most photographers’ websites, I see them describing themselves as storytellers. In certain genres, like photo journalism, this makes sense. But how do you tell  a story with one landscape image. In this video, Colby Brown gives his take on storytelling and goes a long way towards answering my question. In my 14 years as a photographer I’ve spent most of my time doing landscape,…

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William Eugene Smith – Master of the Editorial Photo Essay

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Editor’s Note: The late W. Eugene Smith was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 Today “All About Street Photography” would like to talk about American photojournalist described as “perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay.” The man who shot photo projects so large that they can not be displayed in any museum. Lets talk about brilliant photographer William Eugene Smith. Read more

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Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic.  [by Zachary Small]  “The collapse of a university franchise that owned more than 40 college campuses across the country has left nearly 26,000 students with ample debt and no degrees. Nearly half of the schools shuttered belonged to the Art Institute brand, which once offered classes in animation, graphic design, and fashion.” – and photography. Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Five Communication Skills You Need to Deal With Difficult Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Cheryl Hearts] Communication is an essential tool in your business, at home, and basically in every aspect of life. You cannot avoid it, as it is the mean through which we share our ideas and listen to others’ opinions. But as a business owner, handling demanding clients can be a big challenge. That is why you need to master your communication skills to handle the most difficult of them. They…

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NASA Features Incredible Photo Showing the ISS in Front of the Sun, With Zero Sunspots

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A newly-released photograph shows the incredible scenes that occurred when the International Space Station orbited the Earth, with the image taken when the ISS was passing the Sun. The photo, courtesy of Rainee Colacurcio, was taken in broad daylight. Colacurcio caught the ISS as it passed between Earth and the Sun. What’s also noticeable is the lack of sunspots featured (temporary spots which appear on the Sun’s outer shell due…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Stephen Wilkes on Jay Maisel

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Editor’s Note: Both Stephen Wilkes and Jay Maisel are current ASMP Members. Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] “A new documentary about photographer Jay Maisel is opening soon, so I thought I would share this anecdote about Jay. Don’t miss JAY MYSELF, directed by Stephen Wilkes, when it opens in theaters July 31st!” I was sent to NYC to train as an art buyer at Scali, McCabe and Sloves with the amazing Linda Marso. During my first…

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Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [by Richard Sandomir]  Be sure to check out the photo of Wyman on a stroll with Weegee.  “Ida Wyman, a photographer who in the 1940s and ’50s roamed New York and other cities to capture compelling images of everyday people working, playing, idling, dancing or selling newspapers, died on July 13 in Fitchburg, Wis., near Madison. She was 93.” Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93…

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Deadline Extended: 3rd Annual Lucie Photo Book Prize Competition

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3rd ANNUAL LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE DEADLINE EXTENDED! TWO MORE WEEKS TO SUBMIT YOUR BOOKS! NEW Submission Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019    The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to open submissions for the 3rd Annual Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books, and zines. The…

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7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of A Creative Rut

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Anita Sadowska] Hey, let’s face it. We’ve all been there. One day it just hits you. You start hating your every single picture you take and feel super uninspired. Nothing makes you happy. You can’t help but think “why can’t I take photos like this?” when you look at all the other amazing photographers out there. Does that sound familiar? If so, you’re probably suffering from a creative rut. I…

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Photographer in Legal Battle Over Unsplash Image After a User Uploaded the Image to Photo-Sharing Site Illegally

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A photographer has landed himself in legal trouble after using a photo from free licensing site Unsplash. He was hit with a copyright infringement notice, demanding a fee. Upon trying to find the image again on Unsplash, he discovered it had been removed from the site. The use of Unsplash and free image licensing has been the subject of debate between photographers online, and this case is sure to only…

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