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Getting Realistic About Pricing: By The Numbers

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Cross-posted from The Photo Brigade [by BP Miller] YES, 2018 is here and like most of you I was ready to start off my new year feeling optimistic, hopeful and gracious. I’d just spent the last 2 weeks off in a gluttonous haze of holiday food, holiday spirits and not really knowing what day it was. It was GLORIOUS! I even drank too much on New Year’s Eve (something I don’t do very often) and…

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Kodak Announces its Own Cryptocurrency and Watches Stock Price Skyrocket

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Cross-posted from The Verge [by Shannon Liao] There’s a growing list of companies that have added language about blockchain or cryptocurrency into their names and mission statements, and it makes sense. Companies that do so see their stocks rise in value afterward. The latest company to jump on this trend is, unexpectedly, Kodak, which just launched its own KodakCoin, a cryptocurrency for photographers. As soon as the news was announced, Kodak’s stock (KODK) jumped up,…

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What Martin Luther King Jr. Meant to New York

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Cross-posted from Lens [by John Leland] The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though most associated with the South, had deep ties to New York City, dating back to the fall of 1950, when he served as a student pastor every other month at the First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, Queens. The senior pastor there gave him a B for “pulpit ability,” knocking him for “aloofness.” That would change. The city almost saw the…

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Dog Day Afternoon

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What a dog bite taught one freelancer about new opportunities. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Michael Katz] I was bitten by a dog this week. Not seriously and, given the circumstances, I don’t expect to be foaming at the mouth anytime soon. And, in the dog’s defense, it was mostly my fault. I was visiting my client Paul at his office Monday afternoon. As we were exchanging greetings, I was happily surprised to see…

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To Photographers: We Are Better Than That

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography [by Jim Colton] It was a classic NCAA Championship game. Perennial powerhouse Alabama comes back to tie the game in regulation and then win it in overtime. The game winning play was a 2nd down, 41- yard heave-ho into the end zone that broke a lot of Georgia fan’s hearts. It was a play that will be etched in their collective memories for a long time. And one image, a screen grab…

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Brigitte Lacombe and the “New” MoMA

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In this rare interview, ASMP Professional Member Brigitte Lacombe opens up about her first job working in the lab at Elle magazine back in the 1970s and what she loves most about living and working in New York City today. Cross-posted from Creative New York [by Anna Luisa Vallifuoco] If you don’t know the name Brigitte Lacombe, one of her impossibly intimate portraits — of everyone from Meryl Streep to Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, or Louise Bourgeois — is…

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50 Best Of The Best Wedding Photos Of 2017

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Cross-posted from 121 Clicks Here are the best of the best wedding photos of 2017. There are more than 9,000 photographs submitted around the globe for Junebug Weddings’ 10th annual photo contest. They recently announced the Winner and 50 Best of the Best Wedding Photos. Scroll down to see them for yourself below! For More info, please check: Junebug Weddings. Read more

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Five Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t mean each product meets the needs of the photographer. So in the spirit of “there’s always room for improvement,” here are a few of our hopes in the new year. Read more

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New Year, New You: Accomplish Your Photography Goals in 2018 With Skillshare

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicole York] The new year is the perfect time to look back over the past 12 months and celebrate your successes, but more importantly, to start growing from your failures. When you know your weaknesses, you can make goals for overcoming them. One of the best ways to strengthen your work is to learn skills focused specifically on your goals, which is easier than ever with Skillshare. And for a limited…

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Screenshot of article by Tyra Seldon posted on FreelancersUnion

Tired of Funding Your Freelancing Business Out of Pocket? Try This

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Did you know that if you have a freelancing business then you may be able to secure funding without having to leverage your own personal credit? Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Tyra Seldon] Because a freelancer’s revenue or income may fluctuate from month-to-month or project to project, it is sometimes difficult to get access to cash from traditional lending sources like banks. For many of us, the traditional model of applying for a secured…

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Where Do Babies In Movies Come From?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Wouter du Toit] I won’t hold it against you if you’ve never wondered where babies come from in movies. But, it’s good to know the details to understand how it works and ease out the planning should you be commissioned to shoot a lifestyle brand’s advertising campaign. The general aim is to keep the babies safe on the day, to let them get the rewards for the work they put in…

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Roland Barthes and the Opposite of Photogenic: Photography’s Uncomfortable Intimacy

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by J.H. Pearl] Roland Barthes didn’t say “cheese” for the camera. The eminent theorist wrote brilliantly about the images of others but felt uneasy in front of the lens himself. On the back of my copy of Camera Lucida (1980), there’s a picture of Barthes, debonair, as always, but looking down, grimacing, apparently sighing in exasperation. I can relate. A simple headshot turns me into: guy squinting in sunlight, guy who just…

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