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David Hume Kennerly Has Photographed 10 Presidents, and Now UA Has Acquired His Archive

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Editor’s Note: David Hume Kennerly is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from AZCentral [by Rachel Leingang] The archives of a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist will join the University of Arizona’s collections, the university announced. The images and artifacts of David Hume Kennerly, 72, who has photographed 10 U.S. presidents and leaders from around the world, will be part of the university’s Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. In total, Kennerly’s archive includes nearly 1 million “images, prints,…

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A Response to: Six Reasons It’s Time for Brands to Replace Stock Photos With User-Generated Content

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Editor’s Note: Andy Batt is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from andybatt.com Recently I came across a blog post that essentially blamed professional photographers for creating boring stock photos, and that boring stock photos are the key reason that companies should be using User-Generated Content. To sum up: stock photos are bad/boring, therefore companies and marketers are forced to look elsewhere. Deep into the article, we get this gem: “People whose work is used don’t…

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Check Out This Photographer’s Response to Being Asked for Free Prints—By Multi-Millionaires

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Alice Houstons] Tim Wallace is a national treasure. A real American hero of high-end photography. So when he was asked to provide a high-resolution free print images to a high-profile client FOR FREE. His response was a hard and definite NO. Recently, Tim received an email from a ‘high-end interior designer’ based out of California. This interior designer had a ‘high-end’ client—a real big wig—who had just remodeled their $12m coastal retreat…

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Ever Wanted to Start a Photography Youtube Channel?

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Choucino] If you have ever wanted to start a YouTube channel, here is my experience of setting up a new channel and giving it a real go for 30 days. YouTube is something that I have wanted to have a play with for many years. I spend more time on YouTube than any other platform. In the 2000s, I learned photography from the site, as there was a wealth of…

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Going Once, Going Twice… and SOLD!

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Editor’s Note: Iconic photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Capa, and Joel Meyerowitz were all past ASMP Members. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day [by Samantha Reinders] The first issue of Aperture, a quarterly journal devoted to creative photography, launched in San Francisco back in 1952. Founded by a small circle of photographers and critics — Minor White, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams among them— Aperture’s stated mission was…

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Petition Goes Viral: Do Not Replace Disney Photographers With Robots

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Scott Mason] The “Robot Revolution” is already underway, but it’s meeting pockets of resistance, including one based in our photographic community. Fans of America’s most-visited theme park and photographers alike have recently banded together to save a small group of talented professionals from replacement by machinery. Recent news stories have covered the emergence of animatronic photography, with most machines still in a “beta” testing phase.  And now photographers and fans of the Florida…

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Net 90 Payment is a Policy that Freelancers Can’t Afford

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jocelyn Brady] This morning I called up my utilities company to share a proposal: “What if I decided I’m not going to pay you until 90 days after my bill is due?” Fay, my agent, wasn’t quite sure what to do with me. “I’ve never been asked that!“ she said. I told her not to worry, I was just doing some research. Putting hypotheticals out there, to see what kind…

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Know Your Rights: Photography in Public

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Cross-posted from Lifehacker [by Thorin Klosowski and Rebecca Fishbein] The ubiquity of camera phones has turned every layperson into a semi-professional photographer, and social media makes it even easier to spread photographs and video over the internet like wildfire. Sometimes, those photos and videos even end up changing the course of history, or igniting a movement. Still, the rules of photography in public spaces apply whether you’re wielding a $5,000 Leica or an iPhone. For the most…

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Copyright, Ownership, and Artistic Integrity: The Quest for Vivian Maier’s True Heir

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Cross-posted from Pixsy.com [by Natalie Holmes] David Deal first found out about Vivian Maier back in 2011, while he was still in law school. A former professional photographer, he was captivated both by Maier’s work and the discovery that she’d used the same camera as he once did: a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex. “I know how difficult it is to shoot with that camera and how skilled she must have been to get the photographs that…

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This Year at Photoville: 16 Photographers Share Their Best Motivational Advice

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Caitlyn Edwards] We’re gearing up for the second weekend of Photoville and couldn’t be more excited to wrap up one of our favorite photo events of the year. Produced by our friends at United Photo Industries, this free event in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park features a modular village made from repurposed shipping containers. It’s oozing with masterful photography, business tips, workshops and opportunities to meet the who’s who of the industry. It’s also…

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Build A Better Photography Business By Focusing On Your Clients, Not You!

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by John DeMato] For years, I was under the impression that sharing portfolio work was enough to gain the attention of enough people to build a referable photography business. I would post headshots and portraits that I felt captured my skill set and that would be more than enough to form a crowd of paying clients. I was wrong. Why? Read more

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An Evening with Jay Maisel as Jay Myself

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Editor’s Note: This article about ASMP Life Member Jay Maisel was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Doug Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers Are you like me? Do you look for entertainment with some elements related to photography and is more than merely “behind the scenes” or “how to type” of videos? Something that provides a different insight into photography and the photographers who create world-class images? If so then perhaps, or maybe not, the documentary “Jay Myself”…

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