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Streetwise Through The Ages

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Editor’s Note: Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson was an ASMP Member. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, mentioned in this article, is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day [by Samantha Reinders] Magnum Streetwise, a new tome published by Thames & Hudson, is a deep rummage through Magnum Photo’s extensive archives bringing together over 300 images from some of the genres greatest street photography practitioners. As a discipline, it’s intrinsic to Magnum’s core, given that co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson doubles as…

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How Much Camera Do You Really Need?

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers Are you looking to buy a new camera this year? Perhaps you are hoping that the holiday season will bring you a fantastic new camera as a gift. I bet you already know which camera you would like to have next. But what is wrong with your current camera? I’m no different than almost any other photographer; I like new…

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Techniques for Photographic Storytelling

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Nicole York] A picture is worth a thousand words, and if you do it right, you just might be able to use a photograph to tell a story. Storytelling in imagery dates as far back as the first drawings on cave walls. People have always wanted to record their own history and control the narrative by deciding which parts of the story to include, which to leave out, and which to…

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Stop Making Excuses: Get Out and Shoot Some Photographs

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney Cross-posted from Fstoppers So, what did you photograph in the last seven days? What, you didn’t shoot anything in the previous week? Nothing? Too many times, I hear: “there is nothing interesting to photograph” or “I’ve already photographed everything around me.” Well, to me, that means you just aren’t trying hard enough. Years ago, when I started to get the drive to improve…

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Adobe Reveals 7 Million Accounts Exposed

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] It happens to the biggest among us it seems as it looks like Adobe’s Creative Cloud service is the latest to suffer a breach of its accounts database…to the tune of some 7 million. If you’re like us, you’ll probably want to go on ahead and change your password just to be safe even though no password data was exposed in the breach. So, what happened? Apparently, a…

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Travelers Beware: New Airport Scanners Erase Unprocessed Film

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] You can never be too careful as a photographer traveling these days. From stories about Macbook batteries keeping people off of flights to damaged equipment and gear, air travel seems to be particularly hazardous for our profession and it just became even more so with the advent of these new 3D scanners at airports which, unfortunately, will completely erase any unprocessed film you might have in your luggage….

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7 Options For Storing Your Raw Files Online

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by JasenkaG] Storing RAW photos in the cloud can be quite problematic because various photo storage utilities don’t accept RAW files, such as Flickr for instance. There are also cloud services which let you preview RAW files, while others don’t have this useful option. Before choosing your storage utility, you should make sure to research all the options and understand what’s best for your needs. The cloud services listed below are…

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Nicholas Mc Millian Believes in Pushing Past Frustration & Flourishing

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Editor’s Note: This article is part of a new community-based project called “Faces of Freelance” on Freelancers Union. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog Meet Nicholas Mc Millian. He is a Brooklyn-based freelance videographer, filmmaker and photographer who hails from Trinidad and Tobago. You can check out his work here, here and here. Tell us about your work. I’m the founder of Millianvision, a film and video production company committed to creating socially responsible content that uplifts, informs and inspires our…

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Are Photographers Even Artists?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nils Heininger] Have you ever heard the argument that photography isn’t art, because everyone can do it? That’s bull. All forms of photography need artistic thinking to some extent. It seems like an unspoken agreement that photographers don’t like to talk about it: Everyone can create decent images on a modern smartphone. The technical act of taking a properly exposed picture is no rocket science anymore. In fact, it gets easier and…

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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

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Cross-posted from The New York Times and ProPhoto Daily.  [By John Leland and Maureen Cavanagh]  “Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood, died on Wednesday at a care facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 79.” “In seven books and numerous gallery exhibitions and journalism assignments, she specialized in finding people…

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