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Reminder to Update Find a Photographer Portfolios by March 31

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    This is a reminder to Professional and Life members that Find a Photographer portfolio updates will need to be completed by March 31st to accommodate new platform configurations for Find a Photographer. After that date, any Find a Photographer account that contains legacy images that have not been upgraded to include image dimensions established for the new platform or reflect new specialty categories, will be categorized as unpublished until the necessary portfolio revisions are made. Additionally, if members have…

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The Times Sweeps Overseas Press Club Photo Awards

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[By James Estrin, The New York Times] From coverage of state-sanctioned killings of drug users in the Philippines to in-depth reports on Venezuela’s economic and social collapse, The New York Times swept the Overseas Press Club’s photography awards. Recognizing “exceptional courage and enterprise,” the Overseas Press Club awarded its Robert Capa gold medal to Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev of The New York Times for their coverage of the fight against ISIS and its aftermath. Read…

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How to Avoid Email Phishing Scams

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© Getty Images Getty Images Cross-posted from wired.com [by Lily Hay Newman] You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s…

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Are You The Next SCOTUS Photographer?

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[SLR Lounge by Holly Roa] If you’ve been dreaming of the day you can take a cushy government job but would also love to be a full-time photographer, it’s your lucky day. USAjobs.gov posted a two-week listing on 3/13 (closing on 3/27) for the position of the official photographer of the Supreme Court Of The United States, with a fairly wide salary range – $54,972.00 to $86,460.00 per year. Read about it at SLR Lounge.

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ASMP Announces Officers for 2017-18 National Board of Directors

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ASMP is pleased to announce that Buffalo-based photographer, Luke Copping, will serve as Board Chair for 2017-18. Serving as Vice Chair will be Marianne Lee of Marianne Lee Photography in Tiverton, RI;  as Treasurer, David Zentz of David Zentz Photography in Venice, CA; and as Secretary, Barry Schwartz of Barry Schwartz Photography in Los Angeles. Directors continuing in 2017-18 will be Michael Hart of Michael Hart Photography in Houston, TX; Stretch Ledford at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign; Frank Rocco of Frank Rocco Photography in…

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How To Avoid Getting Taken Advantage Of In The Hiring Process

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[By Jon Simmons, Monster.com] Have you ever been asked to do work for a company—before you were hired? It happens. Sometimes, companies assign speculative (spec) work to candidates for them to complete as part of the hiring process. Don’t let that assignment you’ve been given as a job candidate turn into free work for a company that never hires you. Read more over at Fast Company.

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Member Opportunities Page LIVE!

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Opportunities is a new on-line initiative to provide ASMP members with access to offerings related to education, employment, internships, volunteer positions, contests, workshops, and other related professional development programs and directives that may be of interest to members in advancing career objectives. Requests to post new listings should be submitted to communications@asmp.org for consideration. The page can be found on the ASMP site under FOR MEMBERS on the Main Navigation Bar.    

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My Four-Step Photography Backup Workflow

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[By Dylan Goldby] Creating and maintaining backups of our data is essential in the business of photography. There are countless articles out there about the importance of backup, and anyone who has lost precious data will feel that need acutely. Data loss is not a question of if but a question of when. Read about one photographer’s process at Fstoppers.

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ASMP Announces Newly-Appointed 2017/18 National Board Director

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ASMP is pleased to announce that Bob Carey has been appointed as a 2017/18 National Board Director. Bob will be joining Felicia Perretti, Clayton Price, and Michael Shay in their new roles as Directors on the 2017/18 National Board. Board Members continuing in 2017/18 include Luke Copping, Michael Hart, Stretch Ledford, Marianne Lee, Frank Rocco, Barry Schwartz, John Welsh, and David Zentz. Current Chair Jenna Close will stay on for one year as ex-officio. Congratulations, Bob Carey! We look forward to working with…

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