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Obituary: Pete Turner, Master of Color Photography, 83

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Image © Pete Turner ASMP Member Pete Turner has passed away at age 83. Cross-posted from PDN Online. Photographer Pete Turner, who created richly colored imagery for National Geographic, Look, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Seagrams, AT&T, United and other clients, died September 18 at his home on Long Island, New York, according to his wife, Reine Turner. He was 83. The recipient of more than 300 awards from advertising and design associations, Turner was given the Outstanding Achievement in…

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Photographing Hurricanes and Extreme Weather – by the Man With Over 30 Years Experience

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[by Jack Alexander for Fstoppers.com] Jim Reed is a renowned extreme weather photographer who, in 1992, started a 30-year project on climate change. His day-to-day work includes tornadoes, blizzards, floods, and droughts – not to mention 19 hurricanes, including Katrina. Here’s what he’s discovered. Naturally, I was keen to ask about his experiences. What’s his protocol? When does fun and adventure become foolishness and danger? “You must always pay attention to the hazards and dangers…

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The NEW ASMP Forums are LIVE!

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  ASMP is pleased to announce the launch of the NEW ASMP Forums on the bbPress platform to continue the knowledge share and member support that has occurred for years in the various online ASMP Communities on other platforms. The “Forums” will be accessible under “Chapters/Groups” in the main navigation bar. Our plan is to roll out new forum groups weekly so that system protocols can be adjusted to accommodate the increased traffic to the Forum platform. With the need to shift…

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BEST OF ASMP 2017 is LIVE!

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ASMP BEST OF…is back and we will provide contest updates here! Start gathering your images to submit to the BEST OF ASMP 2017! Our contest submission form will go live on September 15th! BEST OF ASMP 2017 will allow for the unlimited submissions by members of SINGLE IMAGES featuring work from the following sub-categories: Commercial Magazine/Editorial Self-Promotional/Personal We will also accept unlimited submissions by members of a SERIES of four to ten images representing a single theme. You can…

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ASMPNY’s 2017 Photo Annual Selects on Exhibit at Photoville New York

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Visit ASMPNY’s Exhibit at Photoville New York from September 13th thru 24th The exhibition was curated from submissions to the 2017 ASMP Photo Annual. As always, there is a broad range of contributors and thus an interesting variety of work, from architecture to beauty, still life to street, personal and commercial to fine art. This exhibition goes a little way to demonstrating the impressive diversity of the ASMP community. Featuring: Liam Alexander, Jeffrey Apoian, Deborah Feingold,…

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Spotlighting Caryn B. Davis’s ‘A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style’

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Globe Pequot announces the September 30th release of A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style by photographer Caryn B. Davis, with accompanying essays by author Eric D. Lehman. Here is what celebrated chef, author, and Connecticut resident, Jacques Pépin, has said about A Connecticut Christmas: “A Connecticut Christmas is a sentimental journey through the lore of Connecticut and makes you want to sing Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas.’ The beautiful pictures celebrate the…

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Photographer stripped of gold medal at Moscow International Foto Awards after entering another person’s work

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Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper [by George Nelson] A Swiss photographer who won a gold medal at this year’s Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) has been disqualified after she was accused of ripping off someone else’s work. Madeleine Josephine Fierz submitted Sasin Tipchai’s photos as her own after downloading them from the Pixaby website, where the Thai photographer posted the images as public domain using the Creative Commons dedication. Read More

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How Your Smartphone Can Help in an Emergency

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© AP Photo/Gregory Bull Cross-posted from msn.com [by Marc Saltzman] The catastrophic events caused by Hurricane Harvey put smartphones to the test, raising the question about what our trusty mobile companions can do to help in crises like these. After all, we rely on these pocket-sized supercomputers for much of our lives, in a normal state, so surely they can be useful during natural disasters, among other grave situations one might find themselves in. Your…

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Register Now: 2017 Southeastern Film & Photo Conference – Greenville, SC – September 15 & 16

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September 15 & 16, 2017 Furman University – Greenville, SC   Two jam-packed days of creative education and inspiration that will help elevate your game and build your film and photography business. ASMP/SC and the SC Film Commission are bringing to the Southeast world-class creatives and if you’re a film maker or a photographer, a seasoned pro, an educator or a student looking for a big break, you need to attend this conference. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!! Registration ends Wed…

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Gauging Your Options After a Career Setback

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Larry Mager offers the most important things to think about when your career feels like it’s stalled. Like many people, you’ve probably worked hard over the years to build a successful career. When setbacks occur–such as being passed over for a promotion, being refused a raise, or being laid off–it can feel as though all that hard work has been completely overlooked or invalidated. You may even be feeling low self-esteem, which can happen when…

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The Best Way To Introduce Yourself In Five Potentially Awkward Situations

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Michael Grothaus has some great advice for making a positive and lasting first impression. There you are, in front of the person or audience that you want to impress with your killer idea. You know they are going to love it, but you are so preoccupied with pulling off your pitch that you ramble and botch (or completely overlook) the most important part: telling them who you are. The point of introductions in the business…

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40 years ago, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt drove through the Utah and Nevada deserts…

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                                                                                                                                                                  Image © Eric Meola Cross-posted from The Salt Lake Tribune [by Nate Carlisle] There was no limousine waiting when Bruce Springsteen landed in Salt Lake City 40 years ago this week. Springsteen, who already was one of the biggest names in rock ’n’ roll, would spend the next few days driving, riding and even sleeping in a used car. His closest bandmate and sidekick, Steven Van Zandt, accompanied him on the trip. Springsteen also was…

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