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photo of Jackie Kennedy taken by Orlando Suero

Orlando Suero, 94, Dies; Photographed Notables, Including the Kennedys

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Katarine W. Seelye]  “He photographed Shirley MacLaine dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at a party in Malibu. He shot the actor Dennis Hopper and the singer Michelle Phillips during their eight-day marriage, including a joint-smoking moment in the bathtub (both were fully clothed). And he caught Princess Margaret all but swooning over Paul Newman as Alfred Hitchcock stared straight ahead. The photographer Orlando Suero chronicled the lives of stars…

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Is Ansel Adams Overrated? (Nah, Couldn’t Be)

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Editor’s Note: Legendary photographer Ansel Adams was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Thirty-five years after his death, Ansel Adams is still one of the most popular (and most searched) photographers. He spent a lifetime creating some of the iconic images in the history of photography primarily using an 8×10 camera and black-and-white film. He developed the Zone System with Fred Archer, wrote numerous books, vigorously corresponded with contemporary artists, and…

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Behind the Scenes: Photographing the MetLife Monster Energy Supercross Race

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Douglas Turney] I mostly shoot non-ball type of sports like surfing, sailing, skate, motocross, and of course, my favorite the Monster Energy Supercross series. I often answer questions like what my day is like when I’m photographing a sport like Supercross. I get questions like how did you get photography credentials? Do you photograph from the stadium seats? Are…

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How to Create a Killer Freelance Website

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Mark Quadros] I’ve been freelancing for over a year. Since then, I’ve scaled my freelancing business and more than doubled my income in a short time. How? Well, there are many things that have contributed to my success, but one thing that’s been a major enabler is branding. Most people think branding is just for power players, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, freelancers need branding…

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The Dying Vocabulary of Photography: Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Mark Dunsmuir] Language is a slippery thing. The meanings of words are constantly evolving. Add in the continuing leaps being made by the technology underlying photography, and it’s no wonder that the language photographers use is in an almost constant state of flux. There are dozens of words and phrases that have been commonplace in conversations about photography for decades, but thanks to changing technology, the meaning of the following words has…

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Quick Tip: Three Photo Editors on How They Find Photographers

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse[by David Walker] To get editorial assignments, photographers have to get their names—and work—in front of photo editors. PDN’s “Who I’ve Hired” interview series offers insight about how different photo editors find the photographers they’ve hired lately. Here are three examples from recent interviews: Chloe Coleman, international photo editor, Washington Post: PDN: Besides recommendation from other photographers, how do you find photographers you want to hire for assignments?C.C.: Jurying contests has been big the…

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The Captivating Story Of Henry Diltz: Legendary 1969 Woodstock Photographer

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Sean Lewis] The 1969 Woodstock Music Festival was a true, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and legendary photographer Henry Diltz was there to capture it all. Back in 1969, Henry received a call from lighting designer Chip Monck to be the official photographer for a music festival that would go on to define an entire generation. Needless to say, he accepted, and the rest is history. Director Scott Hanson put together a short,…

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An Invisible Immediate Love

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Cross-posted from LensCulture [by W. Scott Olsen] We all know the feeling. There’s something electric in the air. It could be the chemistry between two people who have just met but—oh my—it seems like they like each other. It could be suspense in a movie. It could be peering into an oven at some unfinished dish knowing, somehow, this is going to be good. There is no evidence for any of it. Nothing you can…

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Good tax news for Freelancers! The IRS is automatically waiving 2018 estimated tax penalties

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] The Internal Revenue Service has really been digging into its watchdog role lately, but here’s proof that the agency tries to take a balanced approach when it can: The IRS has announced that it will automatically waive the estimated tax penalty for over 400,000 eligible taxpayers who have already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but who didn’t claim the waiver. This announcement comes in addition to…

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Celebrating World Photography Day Across the World Through Diptychs That Bring Us Together

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  Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Anete Lusina] Today is the annual World Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the diversity of artists all over the world? Take a look at these diptychs that have captured similar scenes with vast differences from photographers who are worlds apart! World Photography Day celebrates all the reasons why we feel the inkling of picking up that camera of ours and documenting the world all around us. Without…

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5 Times When Using Paper and a Pen is Better than Using an App

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [By Stephanie Vozza] We’re living in a digital world—one where screens dominate our time. The average American adult spends three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices, according to 2019 research by eMarketer. This doesn’t include the time spent on a computer at work or parked in front of the television at home. It’s easy to find an app or software platform to help you do run your life, making paper and…

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