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Registration Open for 2018 Palm Springs Photo Festival

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  MAY 6-11, 2018 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR WORKSHOPS AND PORTFOLIO REVIEWS! The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can learn from celebrated master photographers, present your work to our remarkable faculty of industry influencers, attend important seminars, symposiums, evening presentations & enjoy our networking events! For more information about 2018 PSPF To obtain ASMP discount code for PSPF (login required)    

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Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night Photograph Documents Historic Canada Day 2017 Celebration

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Cross-posted from OttawaCitizen.com [by Lynn Saxberg] American photographer Stephen Wilkes, an artist who describes himself as a “relentless collector of magical moments,” returns to Ottawa today to unveil the latest image in his Day To Night series. The dramatic, large-scale photograph offers a stunning view of Parliament Hill on Canada Day, complete with all the activity of this year’s sesquicentennial July 1 celebrations, from the tipi protest and security lineups to the fireworks and mainstage…

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Four Compelling Reasons To Print Your Photos

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Jason D. Little] I can’t flat-out state that printing is a lost art; there are beautiful photos being expertly printed on a regular basis, but prints are no longer the go-to medium for viewing photos. Why would they be when you can have an ultra hi-def screen in your pocket to view photos on? Makes perfect sense to me. But even as someone who enjoys looking at photos on a…

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How to Earn a Client’s Trust

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Chris Sturgis] When working as an independent contractor or freelancer, you don’t always work with the same person for an extended period of time. This leads to a lot of new faces, new relationships, and new concerns. Chief among these concerns, from the buyer’s perspective, is trust. How can I, as someone hiring you to complete my project, trust that you know what you’re doing and will do it well?…

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Minted Launches ‘Photo-Op’ A Crowdsourced Service

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Justin Heyes] Since launching in 2007, Minted, a crowdsourced design marketplace has expanded from its beginnings in stationery, into wall art, textiles, home décor, and in its most recent endeavor an on-demand, in-home, affordable portrait photography service. The new service, dubbed ‘Photo-Op’, calls upon the nearly 10 years of crowdsourcing and creative community experience to bring artists to their intended audience; all while selling Minted-branded goods. “Today’s connected generation expects…

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Invitation to Participate in Keypoint Intelligence/InfoTrends 2017 Professional Photographer Survey

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Attention Pros – Tell us about your use of equipment, technology, & future services – and be entered to win Amazon gift certificates Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends, a leading market research and consultancy firm, is conducting a study with professional photographers to better understand their use of technology, future requirements, and new business services. The results of this survey will be used to determine the impact of digital photography on your business, and to identify…

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Photographer Sues Bruno Mars for Sharing a Childhood Photo of Himself on Social Media

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography.net [by Dunja Djudjic] Most of us have posted childhood photos of ourselves on social networks. However, singer Bruno Mars is facing a lawsuit for doing it. Photographer Catherine McGann is reportedly suing the singer for posting the photo of himself, which she took back in 1989. The photo in question shows Bruno Mars being the world’s youngest Elvis impersonator. He was only four years old at the time, and he shared the…

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Renew Membership by November 30th and Save!

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  We know you need to leverage value wherever you can, and that’s why renewing your ASMP membership is so important. And with a new exclusive early renewal offer, we’re making your renewal a real no-brainer. With an early renewal of a 2018 membership, Professionals will receive a complimentary FAP portfolio; and Associates and Individuals will receive a 10% discount on annual membership fees. NOTE: Discounts do not apply to membership installment plans or educator/student memberships, so consider paying your annual membership in…

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These Are Some Pretty Big Photography Discounts

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking If you’re in America, you know things get a little crazy around Thanksgiving. Besides a cool holiday, pretty much every retailer goes absolutely nuts with dropping the price on their products – photography-related businesses being no exception. The rest of the world kind of follows along online, picking up some solid bargains too. Personally, I use it to pick up a lot of photography education material that I spend the next…

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Copyright Infringement Laws Guide | ImageRights Copyright Primer & Cheat Sheet

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Kishore Sawh] In a world where more images are being taken every two minutes today than in the entire 20th century, it’s safe to say that the perceived value of an individual image is relatively low – that’s just basic economics in a way, but of course that doesn’t paint the whole story, and that neatly brings us to the topic of copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is absolutely rife, and…

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Legal and Security Experts on How Photographers Can Protect Themselves and Their Businesses

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Cross-posted from PDN Online An accident or injury on an assignment—to you or a fixer or crew member you hire—can do more than ruin a shoot. It could bankrupt you or leave you unable to work. The risks to photographers covering conflicts, strife or natural disasters are well known, but accidents can happen to any freelancer, and have serious consequences. PDN has interviewed a number of experts on legal and security issues to learn how…

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Why Facebook Groups Should Be an Important Element of Your Social Strategy

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Sarah Bettencourt] By 2018 the organic reach of your FB page may well be 0. All business pages are likely moving into an “explore” feed. AHHH! But fear not, because there is a way you can still reach your audience without sacrificing your first born to the social media gods. Everyone by now should know what a Facebook Group is. But, just in case you don’t know what it…

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