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Netflix Got Pete Souza to Shoot ‘Candids’ of Frank Underwood

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Barack Obama’s Official White House photographer has been trailing another president: ‘House of Cards’ Frank Underwood. Netflix has always enjoyed dipping into the real world for its House of Cards marketing… Now, as Season 5 approaches, the show is again delightfully blurring the lines between real and fictional by getting Pete Souza, the former chief official White House photographer for President Obama as well as Ronald Reagan, to shoot candid shots—which, frankly, were more than…

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Why No Photographer Should Ever Have Downtime

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Obscurity can be a photographer’s worst enemy. But how do you get the exposure you need? According to a recent post on Light Stalking, you should be constantly planning and creating your own projects to use as marketing collateral. When you get into the world of photography, there are a lot of things that “click” through sheer exposure to the industry. One of those things is that the vast majority of successful photographers you meet…

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Stanley Greene, Teller of Uncomfortable Truths, Dies at 68

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Award-winning photojournalist Stanley Greene died today in Paris. Read James Estrin‘s tribute and view a slideshow of some of Greene’s most memorable photographs. Stanley Greene, who started as a music and fashion photographer and later became one of the leading international conflict photographers, died Friday in Paris at age 68. A founding member of the photographer-owned agency Noor Images, he had been ill with liver cancer for several years, associates said. Mr. Greene, one of…

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How to Make Sure your Freelance Business is Safe from a Cyberattack

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If your work computer gets infected with malware, it could well mean missed deadlines, unexpected expenses and unhappy clients. Ben Taylor has some great advice on how to prevent it from happening to you and your business. Last week, the idea of a global cyberattack moved from science fiction into reality. Over 300,000 computers were affected worldwide, and dozens of companies and government departments were thrown into chaos. IT professionals the world over are still…

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How To Mine The Internet For Hidden Clues About A Potential Job Offer

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Want to know what working for a potential employer will really be like? Gwen Moran tells you what you should be looking for — and where to get it. To make sure you know what you are getting into before you start, you could simply log on to Glassdoor and ask around, or you could go full-on sleuth and employ some next-level investigation in your research. Ken Sawka, CEO and founder of corporate intelligence firm…

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Behind the Scenes with Sarah Leen, National Geographic’s Director of Photography

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What goes into pitching, researching and publishing a story at one of the world’s most venerable magazines? LensCulture sits down with Sarah Leen for her unique point of view. LC: I read an interview where you talk about how formative your experience in journalism school was for your career. What would you say to photographers who are debating whether or not to pursue formal education? The debate of learning through school vs. learning by doing……

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Jury Awards $900K in Marketing Photo Copyright Case

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Cross-post from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] A federal jury in Maryland has awarded $900,000 in actual damages to an Oregon-based plant retailer for its claims against a competitor over unauthorized use of two dozen copyrighted images. The jury verdict, delivered last week, also included a $300,000 statutory damages award, but the plaintiff may elect one jury award or the other (not both) under copyright law. Under a Foot Plant Co., owner of a product line…

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ASMP Statement on US Proposed Electronics Ban on Flights From Europe

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As ASMP Executive Director charged with supporting members in business development and removing obstacles that hinder related business activities, I wanted to let you know I have been following the issue of the potential electronics ban on all international flights into US closely on behalf of ASMP and have been in touch with both House and Senate oversight committees for TSA as well as the agency itself. I  understand fully the potential for it being a problem for members working overseas, and…

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‘The 12 Days of Photography’ Will Make Your Monday Better

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If you’re looking for something to get through the day, this clever video should help. Created by Ed Gregory from Photos in Color, this song reminds beginners of all the things they need to remember, but it is also an entertaining watch for seasoned professionals. Everything from ISO to Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) gets a nod. I remember when I was a beginner that remembering shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in tandem was a bit…

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Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from nymag.org [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…

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ASMP opposes President’s threat to end White House press briefings

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ASMP continues to value a free press and the First Amendment as key elements that have been essential to the furtherance of American democracy. Open, unfettered access for reporters to question government officials at all levels, including the President, and the ability of visual journalists to observe and document the workings of government are crucial to helping citizens understand how our political system is affecting their lives. ASMP  opposes strongly any attempts to cancel access…

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Personal Branding for Introverts

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Are you reluctant to toot your own horn when it comes to your work? Personal branding consultant Richard Etienne says there’s an art to bragging about your accomplishments. For many years in my youth I told people I was shy. Much later I learned that I am, in fact, an introvert. Perhaps you are also part of this creative collection of individuals who are quiet observers of the world. The thing is, being quiet often…

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