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The Year In Pictures

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. “5.6 million. That’s roughly the number of images photo editors of The New York Times sift through each year to find the perfect photographs to represent the news for our readers. This collection of images is a testament to a mere fraction of the conflicts and triumphs, catastrophes and achievements and simple but poignant moments of everyday life in the past 365 days.” The Year In Pictures  

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The Daily Edit – Tracy+David Stills and Motion

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Editor’s Note: Tracy+David are current ASMP Members. Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Heidi Volpe] Heidi: Were you both involved in photography prior to joining forces? Tracy+David: We’re both former news photojournalists who left our staff photography positions at newspapers almost 10 years ago, and moved to Southern California to begin freelancing. David was formerly an Art Director and Photo Editor at The State Journal-Register in Illinois, before returning to grad school for visual communication through the Knight Fellowship…

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3 Ways for Freelancers to Set the Stage for a Fantastic 2020

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Justine Clay] It’s December! I love this time of year. Yes, I love the holidays. Having an enormous twinkling tree in my living room, pulling out my sparkly dresses (see a theme here?), and making merry with friends and family.  But the business coach in me loves this time of year for an entirely different reason; the opportunity to reflect on the past year, think about what I want for…

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Evelyne Daitz Dies at 83; Ran a Vital Photography Gallery

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Neil Genslinger]  “Evelyne Z. Daitz, who worked with Lee D. Witkin at his pioneering Witkin Gallery, generally regarded as the first commercially successful photography gallery in New York, then took it over after his death in 1984 and ran it for another 15 years, died on Oct. 31 in Manhattan.” “She was known for an adventurous programming spirit. During her tenure the gallery exhibited established photographers like Jill…

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t E-mail Out Price Sheets

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Pye Jirsa] Here’s the scenario: a client reaches out to you asking for a quote or a pricing list to review your packages – do you send it to them? Although the idea is tempting, I am going to give you 5 reasons why you shouldn’t email out your pricing sheets from here on out. Read more  

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Photographer David Burnett on Shooting His Third Impeachment: ‘I felt that historic pang’

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Cross-posted from DPReview.  [By Barney Britton]  “I’ve been shooting with my Speed Graphic for 15, 16 years. I started in 2003-4 doing politics, then I did the Olympics, and some presidential stuff – John Kerry and George Bush. I won a bunch of World Press Photo prizes in 2004-5, ‘Best Sports Story’ with the pictures taken with my Speed Graphic. Along the way I met this guy called John Minnicks, who I happily describe as…

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Bride Arrested for Allegedly Forcing the Photographer to Pay for the Privilege of Shooting Her Wedding

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] We’ve seen several cases this past year where couples have expected wedding photographers to work for free in return for the highly valuable exposure bills, but this time a bride is raising the bar by asking a photographer to pay her for the privilege of shooting her wedding. What can go wrong? This story begins on Reddit, where one user posted their account of what happened. A bride-to-be, who…

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Photographer Who Won Copyright Case Over Embedded Tweets Goes After More Publications

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K Baggs] Last year a New York federal judge agreed that a case of embedding tweets that were in themselves breach of copyright was a further breach awarding in favor of the photographer. Now he’s going after more publications. Photographer Justin Goldman took and subsequently copyrighted a photograph of Tom Brady, Danny Ainge, and some Boston Celtics players. He posted the photo to his Snapchat in 2016 where it was…

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Negotiation Techniques for Photographers, Four Dos and Three Don’ts

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Paul Adshead] Being able to negotiate well is an important tool to learn that so many of us get wrong. Use these steps to make sure you always get what you want in the many situations photographers find themselves in. It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, negotiating is a necessary part of a photographers life. Brokering rates for your products or services are the obvious ones that will spring to mind,…

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Terry O’Neill, British Photographer Who Captured Swinging ’60s London, Dies at 81

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [by Harrison Smith] The morning after Faye Dunaway won the best actress Oscar for “Network,” she woke at 6 a.m. to meet photographer Terry O’Neill at the pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel. They had hit it off a few days earlier, at a People magazine photo shoot in March 1977, leading Mr. O’Neill to suggest his idea for a carefully staged sunrise photograph — a snapshot of Dunaway sitting…

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Why Photographer David Burnett Shot 4×5 Film at Impeachment Hearing

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Editor’s Note: Photojournalist David Burnett is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by Holly Hughes] Photojournalist David Burnett and his old wooden camera drew a lot of attention and curiosity when he began photographing at the start of Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing. The feed of every TV network showed Burnett loading and unloading sheet film, and peering into his viewfinder to photograph the two witnesses, George Kent and William Tayor. “Shooting large-format today was…

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Photographer Receives a $345,000 Lawsuit Settlement After Being Arrested for Taking Photos of an Incident

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Recently we wrote about photojournalist Avi Adelman who was arrested by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) officer for taking photos of an incident. Today we can report that DART have voted to finalize the case this with a $345,000 settlement, after Adelman had filed a lawsuit following his arrest. Adelman, a professional photojournalist, had been taking photos of an incident where Dallas Fire/Rescue paramedics were treating a K2 overdose victim at the Rose Parks Plaza…

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