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5 Ways to Learn New Career Skills for Free During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Cross-posted from Fast Company [by Jessica Thiefels] With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, you may be wondering what to do with all the extra time at home. Instead of getting lost in the sea of scary news and social media posts, turn your attention back to work. With many live events going digital, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your résumé. This is how you…

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What We Learned This Week: SCOTUS Rules States Cannot be Sued for Copyright Infringement

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Coronavirus wasn’t the only photo news this week. On Tuesday we learned that the US Supreme Court ruled that a videographer who spent two decades documenting the salvaging of Blackbeard’s pirate ship cannot sue the state of North Carolina in federal court for using his videos without his permission. The ruling was a victory for states claiming immunity from copyright infringement lawsuits, noted NPR, and, added The Art Newspaper, a…

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Words at the Window: Social Isolation and the Coronavirus in Brooklyn

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Cross-posted from In Sight [by Kenneth Dickerman and Stephen Lovekin] Around the globe, the novel coronavirus is affecting millions of people. In Italy, more than 8,000 people have lost their lives. In the United States, the related disease, covid-19, has killed people in at least 42 states. As of late Thursday, the U.S. death toll topped 1,100, with New York seeing the highest number of deaths. By now, most of us are familiar with the…

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LeBron James Is Being Sued By Photographer For Posting Pictures of Himself on Social Media

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Usman Dawood] In a previous article I discussed how supermodel, Bella Hadid, was being sued for posting pictures of herself on Instagram. I also talked about how this is seemingly becoming quite a frequent occurrence. I believe this is mostly due to the fact that most people don’t seem to understand how copyright laws work. NBA superstar LeBron James is facing a $150,000 lawsuit for posting a picture of himself on his…

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Do You Look Like an Ogre in Video Calls? Me Too. Fix It With Simple Tips From Portraiture

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K Baggs] With most of us on lockdown to some degree, the number of video calls for work and pleasure have increased exponentially. So, you might as well work out how to make yourself look halfway passable, rather than the cave-dwelling ogre you might without forethought. I don’t like being in front of the lens — any lens — and I avoid it most of the time. I like being…

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A Photographer’s Surreal Flight Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cross-posted from In Sight [by Sharon Pulwer and Haley Hamblin] For many photojournalists, boarding a plane for a long-haul flight is a routine part of the job. On March 17, Sharon Pulwer experienced some far-from-routine sights when she flew from Newark Airport to her family in Tel Aviv with El Al airline. Both airports, usually busy international hubs, were quiet. Absent of rushed travelers, the surreal situation became apparent; small numbers of passengers stood in…

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3 Freelance Photographers on Covering COVID-19

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] As uncertainty and anxiety over coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to proliferate, media organizations have tasked a handful of freelance photographers to document the outbreak. The situation is even more perilous because unlike the sub-genres of war or natural disaster photography, these photographers aren’t offered hazard pay and are self-insured for health coverage. We reached out to three photographers to get their stories. Interviews have been lightly edited. Read more

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How Freelancers Can Claim Paid Sick Leave in a Coronavirus Emergency

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor announced two new refundable tax credits that offer relief to employees, small and midsize businesses, and the self-employed under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. How will these credits help freelancers who can’t work due to their own illness or because they have to…

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What We Learned This Week: Photography in the Age of Coronavirus

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] This week’s news was the coronavirus crisis. Last Friday, which already seems like a year ago, we reported on the various photography events that had been cancelled, as well as taking note of how disrupted supply chains were beginning to affect camera manufacturers. On Monday we updated the news, noting, among other things, that the World Press Photo Awards show and festival had been cancelled, while the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the 4×5…

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Canon Medical Begins Development Of Rapid Testing System For Covid-19

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography [by John Aldred] It seems that Fujifilm isn’t the only camera company making headlines in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus. Canon has announced that Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical) has started the development of a rapid genetic testing system for the novel coronavirus. The rapid diagnostic test kits they say are part of a research programme focused on developing diagnostics methods for COVID-19 led by the Japanese Agency for Medical Research….

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Experiencing Cancellations? Now Is the Time to Strengthen Your Photography Contracts

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Editor’s Note: Stay up to date with the ASMP COVID-19 Info Hub, where content/webinar videos relate specifically to conducting business in current pandemic environment. Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Mason] In the wake of what the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, meetings of all sizes are being canceled left and right. Unfortunately for many of us photographers, these cancellations are delivering a big hit to our businesses. One tool can provide you some…

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How to Get Great Audio for Webinars, Online Meetings, and Podcasts from Home

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Chances are pretty good that you’ll be spending more time at home as municipalities encourage social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More and more professionals will be reliant on online communication tools to hold meetings, produce webinars, teach, or record a podcast. Of the myriad of things to consider, here’s another: Poor audio quality can lead to listener fatigue. How many times have you been on…

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