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Why Photographer David Burnett Shot 4×5 Film at Impeachment Hearing

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Editor’s Note: Photojournalist David Burnett is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by Holly Hughes] Photojournalist David Burnett and his old wooden camera drew a lot of attention and curiosity when he began photographing at the start of Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing. The feed of every TV network showed Burnett loading and unloading sheet film, and peering into his viewfinder to photograph the two witnesses, George Kent and William Tayor. “Shooting large-format today was…

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Photographer Receives a $345,000 Lawsuit Settlement After Being Arrested for Taking Photos of an Incident

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Recently we wrote about photojournalist Avi Adelman who was arrested by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) officer for taking photos of an incident. Today we can report that DART have voted to finalize the case this with a $345,000 settlement, after Adelman had filed a lawsuit following his arrest. Adelman, a professional photojournalist, had been taking photos of an incident where Dallas Fire/Rescue paramedics were treating a K2 overdose victim at the Rose Parks Plaza…

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Streetwise Through The Ages

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Editor’s Note: Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson was an ASMP Member. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, mentioned in this article, is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day [by Samantha Reinders] Magnum Streetwise, a new tome published by Thames & Hudson, is a deep rummage through Magnum Photo’s extensive archives bringing together over 300 images from some of the genres greatest street photography practitioners. As a discipline, it’s intrinsic to Magnum’s core, given that co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson doubles as…

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How Much Camera Do You Really Need?

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers Are you looking to buy a new camera this year? Perhaps you are hoping that the holiday season will bring you a fantastic new camera as a gift. I bet you already know which camera you would like to have next. But what is wrong with your current camera? I’m no different than almost any other photographer; I like new…

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Techniques for Photographic Storytelling

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Nicole York] A picture is worth a thousand words, and if you do it right, you just might be able to use a photograph to tell a story. Storytelling in imagery dates as far back as the first drawings on cave walls. People have always wanted to record their own history and control the narrative by deciding which parts of the story to include, which to leave out, and which to…

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Stop Making Excuses: Get Out and Shoot Some Photographs

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney Cross-posted from Fstoppers So, what did you photograph in the last seven days? What, you didn’t shoot anything in the previous week? Nothing? Too many times, I hear: “there is nothing interesting to photograph” or “I’ve already photographed everything around me.” Well, to me, that means you just aren’t trying hard enough. Years ago, when I started to get the drive to improve…

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Adobe Reveals 7 Million Accounts Exposed

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] It happens to the biggest among us it seems as it looks like Adobe’s Creative Cloud service is the latest to suffer a breach of its accounts database…to the tune of some 7 million. If you’re like us, you’ll probably want to go on ahead and change your password just to be safe even though no password data was exposed in the breach. So, what happened? Apparently, a…

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Travelers Beware: New Airport Scanners Erase Unprocessed Film

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] You can never be too careful as a photographer traveling these days. From stories about Macbook batteries keeping people off of flights to damaged equipment and gear, air travel seems to be particularly hazardous for our profession and it just became even more so with the advent of these new 3D scanners at airports which, unfortunately, will completely erase any unprocessed film you might have in your luggage….

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7 Options For Storing Your Raw Files Online

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by JasenkaG] Storing RAW photos in the cloud can be quite problematic because various photo storage utilities don’t accept RAW files, such as Flickr for instance. There are also cloud services which let you preview RAW files, while others don’t have this useful option. Before choosing your storage utility, you should make sure to research all the options and understand what’s best for your needs. The cloud services listed below are…

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Nicholas Mc Millian Believes in Pushing Past Frustration & Flourishing

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Editor’s Note: This article is part of a new community-based project called “Faces of Freelance” on Freelancers Union. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog Meet Nicholas Mc Millian. He is a Brooklyn-based freelance videographer, filmmaker and photographer who hails from Trinidad and Tobago. You can check out his work here, here and here. Tell us about your work. I’m the founder of Millianvision, a film and video production company committed to creating socially responsible content that uplifts, informs and inspires our…

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