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New Tax Law Set to Remove Certain Business Deductions in 2018 – Renew Now!

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ASMP has been focused on interpreting the economic impact of the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on its members and the industry being put in place as early as January 2018, and communicating about that proposed impact to you. The Los Angeles Times has reported in a recent article that the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will eliminate certain unreimbursed business expense deductions including “dues to professional societies.” This could possibly include your…

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Missed the Health Insurance Open Enrollment Deadline? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Did you miss the 12/15 deadline to enroll in health insurance? You may still have some options. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Nathan Bransford] Freelancers who live in New York Some insurance carriers are extending their deadlines to enroll in health insurance for January coverage. Here are the dates to know: Oscar: Enroll by 12/31 for January 1 coverage Emblem: Enroll by 12/25 for January 1 coverage Note that these extensions for January coverage…

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Five Industry Experts Share What They Look For In An Online Portfolio

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Brittany Smith] Social influence has climbed the ranks of importance and tops both technical and business skills when it comes to defining the parameters of success. Providing access to raw and candid insight that goes into the process is in as much demand as the final product, if not more so. People want to know the ‘how’ every bit as much as they want to know the ‘why’. The career…

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ASMP Yahoo! Groups to Close December 31, 2017

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All ASMP Yahoo! Groups will be shutting down at the end of December 2017, but the discussions will be continuing with better support (and software) on the new ASMP Forums.  Members are encouraged to join the new ASMP Forums to continue sharing knowledge and support among members at every level.   The new forums can be found under  Chapters/Groups in the main menu navigation bar. Current forums are:  Advocacy, Architecture, Assistants and Emerging Photographers, Chapter…

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Publisher Loses Photographer’s Prints, Has to Pay $77,000 in Damages

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography [by Dunja Djudjic] In 2014, photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald sent 49 prints to German publisher Steidl, hoping to publish them as a book. When he requested to get his prints back, it turned out that the publisher had lost them. After an extensive litigation, the German court has now ordered Steidl to pay Schwartzwald almost $77,000 in damages. As Artnet News reports, Schwartzwald selected 49 prints of New Yorkers reading, each of them…

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The Story of a Secretly Legally Blind Person Who Went on to Become a Top Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] David Katz has enjoyed a long and successful career as a sports photographer in the British press, despite having been secretly legally blind his entire life, choosing not to disclose his condition, as he didn’t want to be judged on anything except the quality of his work. In this inspirational video, he talks about his work, life, and condition and reveals it to former colleagues for the first time….

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The Fear of Pitching for Freelance Gigs

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Lisa Fourman] One of the things a lot of us freelancers fear these days is pitching to companies. It doesn’t matter whether you saw a posting for a job on a job board or if you’re cold pitching them. There is bound to be a sense of fear in your gut as you send that email. The sense of fear when you call them is even higher since you’ll…

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33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

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Cross-posted from Fast Company [by JR Raphael] With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a massive collection of digital images doesn’t have to be a nightmare. And there’s even more to this app than meets the eye. Ahead of the snapshot-heavy holiday season, it’s worth enlightening yourself about some of Photos’ less obvious but eminently useful options. They’ll save you time, enrich your…

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Dear America, You Do Have to Register Drones with the FAA After All

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography.net [by John Aldred] Yes, that’s right, the drone registry introduced in 2015, and deemed unconstitutional back in May of this year is now back. When the drone registration system was first introduced it was met with mixed response. On the one hand, there’s those worried about privacy, and on the other the “Well, if you’re not doing anything illegal, what do you have to worry about?” Now, it seems privacy be damned,…

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How to Get Late Payments for Your Freelance Work – No Crowbar Required

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Cross-posted from Poynter.org [by Jen A. Miller] I’ve been a full time freelancer writer for almost 13 years and the worst part of the job — by far — is trying to get paid. This doesn’t mean publishers are always trying to stiff independent writers (I don’t run into this problem as much anymore because I’ll only work with companies that pay me on time without me having to show up to their front door…

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Kyoto’s Five Best Photo Locations

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Cross-posted from Fstpoppers [by Alfonso Calero] For first time travelers to Kyoto, it can be a bit confusing to choose where to shoot. Unlike my previous posts on Madrid and Barcelona which are about three-hour photo walks, this article will be similar to my Tokyo article which involves five different locations. Here is a link to a great website to give you a better overview of each location and other locations worth a look. For…

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Four Great Ways to Manage Your Time

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [By Tyra Seldon] Time flies while you are having fun, or so they say. Well, actually, time is one of the greatest assets that you can have as a freelancer. But if you’re not careful, it really can be easy to lose track of time or not account for your time wisely while you’re engrossed in your work. Thankfully, there are apps, devices, and techniques that you can use to…

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