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Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic.  [by Zachary Small]  “The collapse of a university franchise that owned more than 40 college campuses across the country has left nearly 26,000 students with ample debt and no degrees. Nearly half of the schools shuttered belonged to the Art Institute brand, which once offered classes in animation, graphic design, and fashion.” – and photography. Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Five Communication Skills You Need to Deal With Difficult Clients

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Cheryl Hearts] Communication is an essential tool in your business, at home, and basically in every aspect of life. You cannot avoid it, as it is the mean through which we share our ideas and listen to others’ opinions. But as a business owner, handling demanding clients can be a big challenge. That is why you need to master your communication skills to handle the most difficult of them. They…

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NASA Features Incredible Photo Showing the ISS in Front of the Sun, With Zero Sunspots

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A newly-released photograph shows the incredible scenes that occurred when the International Space Station orbited the Earth, with the image taken when the ISS was passing the Sun. The photo, courtesy of Rainee Colacurcio, was taken in broad daylight. Colacurcio caught the ISS as it passed between Earth and the Sun. What’s also noticeable is the lack of sunspots featured (temporary spots which appear on the Sun’s outer shell due…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Stephen Wilkes on Jay Maisel

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Editor’s Note: Both Stephen Wilkes and Jay Maisel are current ASMP Members. Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] “A new documentary about photographer Jay Maisel is opening soon, so I thought I would share this anecdote about Jay. Don’t miss JAY MYSELF, directed by Stephen Wilkes, when it opens in theaters July 31st!” I was sent to NYC to train as an art buyer at Scali, McCabe and Sloves with the amazing Linda Marso. During my first…

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Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [by Richard Sandomir]  Be sure to check out the photo of Wyman on a stroll with Weegee.  “Ida Wyman, a photographer who in the 1940s and ’50s roamed New York and other cities to capture compelling images of everyday people working, playing, idling, dancing or selling newspapers, died on July 13 in Fitchburg, Wis., near Madison. She was 93.” Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93…

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Deadline Extended: 3rd Annual Lucie Photo Book Prize Competition

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3rd ANNUAL LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE DEADLINE EXTENDED! TWO MORE WEEKS TO SUBMIT YOUR BOOKS! NEW Submission Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019    The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to open submissions for the 3rd Annual Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books, and zines. The…

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7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of A Creative Rut

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Anita Sadowska] Hey, let’s face it. We’ve all been there. One day it just hits you. You start hating your every single picture you take and feel super uninspired. Nothing makes you happy. You can’t help but think “why can’t I take photos like this?” when you look at all the other amazing photographers out there. Does that sound familiar? If so, you’re probably suffering from a creative rut. I…

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Photographer in Legal Battle Over Unsplash Image After a User Uploaded the Image to Photo-Sharing Site Illegally

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] A photographer has landed himself in legal trouble after using a photo from free licensing site Unsplash. He was hit with a copyright infringement notice, demanding a fee. Upon trying to find the image again on Unsplash, he discovered it had been removed from the site. The use of Unsplash and free image licensing has been the subject of debate between photographers online, and this case is sure to only…

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Look Out for New Versions of These Two Tax Scams

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Tax season may be over, but tax scams are a year-round problem. Look out for these updated tricks. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union This article was first published by the IRS and has been reproduced with permission. Subscribe to IRS tax tips here. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves…

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How Edward Weston Processed His Photos

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Editor’s Note: Fine arts photographer Edward Weston was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from ISO 1200 We’re bringing you the final installment of our Edward Weston legacy series from 1948. Weston was one of the masters of 20th century photography. This segment covers how he processed his photos in his darkroom and discusses some of his inspirations for his photography. So join me again as we step back in time to explore the world of Edward Weston. Read…

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Photographer Answers Top 10 Photography Questions

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K. Baggs] Whether you’re a professional, new hobbyist, or somewhere in between, it’s always interesting to hear photographers’ answers to common questions on photography. Karl Taylor is a highly experienced photographer, and one of the clearest and most straightforward YouTubers on the platform. In the above video he answers 10 common questions put to photographers. Read more

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Do You Have The 5 Traits You Need To Successfully Teach Photography?

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Federico Alegria] Teaching photography well is not an easy thing, but it is incredibly rewarding. After two years of formally teaching photography at a University, I’ve learned a few things that photography educators have in common, and today I want to share them with you. Teaching is a process that should be organized.  Many people have trouble when it comes to organizing projects. Like any subject, photography has to have a…

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