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The State of Photojournalism Today

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [An interview by Cat Lachowskyj] As the current Assistant Managing Editor and Director of Photography at The Washington Post, MaryAnne Golon’s 30-year career doubles as an expansive roadmap of photojournalism’s evolution across contemporary news organizations. Golon first established her legacy in the medium during various photographic roles at Time Magazine, where she worked for over twenty years. A strong believer in photography’s ability to inform and enlighten, Golon is quick to clarify…

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A Review Of The Year 2018 From Jason Row

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Jason Row] As the shutter curtain slowly closes on 2018, we look back on this year as being the one when the shutter curtain became obsolete. The year 2018 will be remembered as a vintage one for mainly the right reasons. Mirrorless came of age, phones got better and better, and the choice of lenses on all systems is now beyond compare. As the festive season approaches and we all…

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Why One Filmmaker Still Uses a Nearly Decade-Old Camera

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] The Canon 60D was a great camera when it was announced back in 2010, but of course, like any other camera that’s almost a decade old, it’s been far outpaced by the technology that has come out since its release. And yet, this filmmaker has stuck with it despite all that. Coming to you from Darious Britt, this video features him discussing why he still relies on his Canon…

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Top 20 Photography Stocking Stuffers for Under $20

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Mike Smith] It’s that time of year again when you’ve suddenly realized there are less than two weeks to Christmas and Santa’s stocking is looking sadly lackluster. So, what can you do to rectify the situation? Here are 20 ideas. Yes it really is only a few weeks to Christmas, and instead of sticking to that New Year’s resolution of having completed your present buying by the last week of November,…

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Arnold Newman: One Hundred

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Cross-Posted from The New York Times Lens Blog [by Rena Silverman]  Arnold Newman – one of ASMP’s patron saints – was one of the great environmental portraitists, with the ability to talk about his work with specificity.  A new book, “Arnold Newman: One Hundred”, has just been published in honor of the centennial of his birth.  The New York Times has a large selection of photos and quotes on its Lens Blog, by Rena Silverman,…

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7 Reasons Why Traveling the World Should Be Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

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Be creative, be brave and go for it! It’s not as expensive as you’d think. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Todra Payne] I’m sitting in the living room of a lovely house in London (where I’ve been for two and a half months) preparing for an early morning flight to Croatia. This time tomorrow, I’ll be sipping something fruity in an outdoor cafe in Split with a view of the Adriatic Sea. I’m renting…

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From Creative Bridges to Copyright Cash Cows: 99U’s 10 Best Entrepreneurial Ideas

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Cross-posted from 99u.adobe.com [by Emily Ludolph] Entrepreneurial thinking was in the air this year, from bridging creativity and capital to scaling side hustles. We rounded up the best advice from 99U thinkers who have been there, won it all, failed big, and kept on coming back for more. A good entrepreneur mixes creativity, strategy, and smarts. From uncovering under-the-radar gems to the hard science of Gee whiz, how the heck do I price this?, we…

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Vivian Maier – In Color

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Cross-Posted from Arsty.net [by Elyssa Goodman] Vivain Maier, the recently discovered street photographer who died leaving a massive trove of first-rate, unpublished photographs, became famous for her black-and-white work.  Turns out she was a very fine color photographer, as well, as outlined on Artsy.net, in an article by Elyssa Goodman. Vivian Maier’s Never-Before-Seen Color Photography  

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PHOTOS: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

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Editor’s Note: While we remember the fallen heroes and heroic survivors on this 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we must also celebrate the amazing photographers who captured the historic moment on December 7, 1941 in vivid detail; a day that President Roosevelt called “a date that will live in infamy”. Cross-posted from the denverpost.com [by Katie Rausch] President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.” On…

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Quick Tip: Teun van der Heijden on Editing and Sequencing a Photo Book

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by David Walker] Photo books succeed (or not) on the choice and sequencing of images, not just the strength of the individual photographs. In our story “The Art and Process of Sequencing Photo Books,” Laia Abril, Ramon Pez and Teun van der Heijden explain their processes for working with photographers to sequence their images. Here’s some of the advice shared by van der Heijden, who has designed books for Stanley Greene, Donald…

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Paul Boag’s Ten Website Mistakes

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Cross-Posted from the Paul Boag blog.  Paul Boag is a well-known web designer who loves to pass on what he knows.  In a recent blog post Boag lists his ten biggest mistakes, laying them out for us so that we don’t have to make the same ones.  These are mistakes anyone can make, photographer or not, but they apply as much to a photography website as any other. User Interface Design: 10 Principles Learned from…

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Reminder: Health Insurance Open Enrollment for 2019 Coverage Ends Soon

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The Open Enrollment Period is a time at the end of the year when Americans can choose to extend or change their health insurance policy. Depending on the insurance coverage you are seeking, there are different deadlines for open enrollment: Employer-sponsored plans – Deadline dates vary by employer. Contact your employer’s benefits department. Federal employee or retiree plans – December 11th Self-purchased plans – December 15th Contact your current health insurance provider, log in to…

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